1. Anberlin, "Impossible"

    August 06, 2010 4:26 PM EDT From the first note that ripples through "Impossible," Anberlin hooks the listener with the warm-up single from its new album, "Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place" (Sept. 21). While all of the band's signature flourishes-poignant lyrics propelled by intense drumbeats…

  2. Dee Snider Keeps It Real on 'Growing Up Twisted'

    August 03, 2010 11:20 AM EDT T wisted Sister frontman Dee Snider's new family reality series, "Growing Up Twisted," just debuted on A&E, but the show's concept dates back two decades. Snider tells Billboard.com that good pal Howard Stern was the first to suggest Snider and his Long Island-based…

  3. Usher Takes It Off in 'There Goes My Baby'

    July 13, 2010 3:51 PM EDT U sher premiered the video for his latest single "There Goes My Baby" today (July 13), and the clip is classic Usher, from the stunning women to the architectural scenery and most importantly, the rippling abs. Video: Usher, "There Goes My Baby" Usher Announces '…

  4. Ciara featuring Ludacris, "Ride"

    May 28, 2010 10:27 AM EDT Lead single "Ride," from Ciara 's upcoming "Basic Instinct" album, finds the singer returning to her R&B roots with a smooth, yet confident vocal. The downright sexy tune stands out thanks to the downtempo production backing up Ciara's naughty, breathy lyrics…

  5. Corinne Bailey Rae, "The Sea"

    February 12, 2010 2:26 PM EST Grief isn't the only thing that runs deep through Corinne Bailey Rae 's sophomore effort, "The Sea." In grappling with the sudden death of her husband in 2008, the U.K. singer/songwriter has crafted a remarkable set that includes influences from rock and jazz, rich…

  6. Musicians Mourn Designer Alexander McQueen

    February 11, 2010 7:15 PM EST The death of visionary designer Alexander McQueen , who was found dead at his London home on Thursday (Feb 11), sent ripples not only through the fashion industry, but the music world as well. Many celebrities, including Katy Perry , Estelle , Jordin Sparks and more took to Twitter to mourn…

  7. Jane's Addiction Unlocks Four Disc "Cabinet of Curiosities"

    February 26, 2009 4:34 PM EST Just in time for the reunited Jane's Addiction's summer tour, the long-in-the-works rarities collection "A Cabinet of Curiosities" will arrive on April 21. The 3-CD/DVD Rhino box set is packed with demos, live performances, non-album tracks, and remixes. Jane's…

  8. U2 Album Leaks, Gets Streamed On MySpace

    February 20, 2009 3:22 PM EST Following a widespread leak earlier this week, U2 is streaming its new album, "No Line on the Horizon," today on its MySpace page. The move comes after staffers at Universal Music Australia inadvertently made "No Line On the Horizon" available digitally more than a week…

  9. Redemption Song: Akon

    November 25, 2008 5:35 PM EST Holding a brick red velvet cupcake with white frosting and colored sprinkles in his hands, Akon stands atop an extended conference room table at Universal Records' New York headquarters. He's ecstatic. The singer/songwriter/producer, clad in a crisp, white button-up shirt; a black…

  10. New Mos Def Album Set For February

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mos Def will release his Downtown debut, "The Ecstatic," on Feb. 9, Billboard.com can reveal. The first single, "Life in Marvelous Times," will hit iTunes as an exclusive on Nov. 4. Mos Def will release his Downtown debut, "The Ecstatic," on Feb. 9, Billboard.com…

  11. Mason Jennings, Oct. 9, Toronto

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT when I asked her how she can stand listening to people solo on electric guitars all day, she said that she had seven siblings and she asked, "What soloing?". Toronto is a great place. You can't help but love it. Yesterday our piano broke down and when Zach and I went to a music…

  12. Death Cab For Cutie / June 10, 2008 / Brooklyn, NY (McCarren Park Pool)

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A thunderstorm would have been an ideal companion to Death Cab For Cutie's haunting melodies at the band's Brooklyn show but the shaky light fixtures looming overhead and the increasingly frequent bol A thunderstorm would have been an ideal companion to Death Cab For Cutie's…

  13. Craig David Aims For Stateside Relaunch

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Armed with a hot David Bowie sample and a successful overseas track record, British R&B singer Craig David is ready to re-invade America -- and says he's willing to work to make the Yanks care abo Armed with a hot David Bowie sample and a successful overseas track record, British R…

  14. The Billboard Q&A: Def Leppard's Joe Elliott

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT An album with a title like "Songs From the Sparkle Lounge" begs the question: what's a Sparkle Lounge? An album with a title like "Songs From the Sparkle Lounge" begs the question: what's a Sparkle Lounge? According to Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott, it was a…

  15. Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Class Of 2008

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT This week, a new set of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers including Madonna and Leonard Cohen are joining the ranks alongside legends like the Beatles and the Ramones. Billboard.com takes a look at -- and A new set of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers is being inducted on March 10 at New York's…

  16. In The Beginning...

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Genesis takes a trip down memory lane on "Live Over Europe," which chronicles the first portion of the band's reunion tour. Genesis takes a trip down memory lane on "Live Over Europe," which chronicles the first portion of the band's reunion tour. Due this week…

  17. Genesis Dips Into Back Catalog For Live CD

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Genesis takes a trip down memory lane on "Live Over Europe," which chronicles the first portion of the band's reunion tour. Genesis takes a trip down memory lane on "Live Over Europe," which chronicles the first portion of the band's reunion tour. Due Nov. 20 via…

  18. Chart Beat

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses American Idols, Rodney Atkins, Justin Timberlake and more! 'DIFFERENT' DRUMS BUCKY ONTO CHART: With record ratings for its sixth season premiere (see story here ), the "American Idol" juggernaut rolls on, ready to produce a whole new field of artists who…

  19. Feds Bust Fans For Pirated Ryan Adams Tunes

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST A pair of apparent Ryan Adams fans ran afoul of a new law making it a crime to publish songs before their release to the general public when they made portions of the singer's latest album available o A pair of apparent Ryan Adams fans ran afoul of a new law making it a crime to publish…

  20. Waylon Payne Drifts Into Film

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "If you nail yourself down to one thing, you're gonna have a hurt foot," Waylon Payne says. "If you nail yourself down to one thing, you're gonna have a hurt foot," Waylon Payne says. The country singer/songwriter has been a hard man to nail down lately. The…

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