1. Billboard Bits: Xtina Earning More Than Other 'Voice' Judges, Incubus Goes On Display For Fans

    June 16, 2011 7:06 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Christina Aguilera Earning More Than Other 'Voice' Judges: Report In an extensive look behind NBC's "The Voice," The Hollywood Reporter uncovers a substantial disparity in its judges'…

  2. Slayer to 'Hold Off' on Recording While Ailing Guitarist Recovers

    May 31, 2011 11:03 AM EDT S layer continues to play live while ailing guitarist Jeff Hanneman remains on the sidelines. But singer-bassist Tom Araya says the group will not consider any recording projects without him. "There's no way we'd go into a studio without him," Araya assures Billboard.com. …

  3. Rob Zombie Plots Next Album, Talks 'Lords of Salem' Horror Movie

    May 18, 2011 3:45 PM EDT He may not get to it for a while with a new film project looming, but Rob Zombie is starting to hatch plans for his next album. Zombie tells Billboard.com the and guitarist John5 have already begun talking about the follow-up to last year's "Hellbilly Deluxe 2," with…

  4. Rock Hall Inducts Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits

    March 15, 2011 9:10 AM EDT T om Waits went for laughs, Alice Cooper for shock value, Leon Russell was quietly humble and Neil Diamond may still be talking following their induction Monday into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The acts were joined New Orleans piano maestro Dr. John and "Wall of Sound" singer…

  5. Rob Zombie Won't Direct Motley Crue Movie, Tommy Lee Clarifies

    March 08, 2011 9:00 AM EST The film adaptation of Mötley Crüe's band biography will not be in the hands of Rob Zombie after all. Last week, drummer Tommy Lee told Billboard.com that "we finally got a director" for the big screen version of 2002's "The Dirt -- Confessions of the World's…

  6. Tommy Lee Talks Motley Crue Summer Tour with Poison, New York Dolls

    March 02, 2011 4:20 PM EST M otley Crue is teaming with fellow Los Angeles rockers Poison and early influences the New York Dolls for a summer tour to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the band's first album. But it's not being considered a third version of the Crue Fest series. "It's definitely…

  7. Elton John, Paul Simon Sign On As Rock Hall of Fame Presenters

    February 08, 2011 2:26 PM EST E lton John recently made an album with his longtime idol, Leon Russell . Now he'll do the induction honors when Russell is ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month. Russell and John are up for a Grammy award for their work on the joint album "The Union." Rock…

  8. POTW: Pete Wentz, Lil Wayne, Ke$ha, Justin Bieber

    December 17, 2010 6:14 PM EST Pete Wentz , wife Ashley Simpson and baby Bronx took an awkward holiday photo, Lil Wayne got his bowl on, Ke$ha channeled Rob Zombie , Justin Bieber thanked the stars, Nick Cannon rubbed wife Mariah Carey 's baby bump, Jay-Z and Oprah took a trip down under, Katy Perry became queen santa…

  9. Rock Hall of Fame to Induct Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Tom Waits

    December 14, 2010 6:43 PM EST It's official -- Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Darlene Love and Tom Waits will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. The class of 2011 will be formally feted on Mar. 14 at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. All but Waits and Love were first-time nominees…

  10. 2010's Most-Played Halloween Songs

    November 02, 2010 11:05 AM EDT EAR CANDY: While calendars show Halloween as occurring solely on Oct. 31, the holiday is hardly a one-day celebration. From choosing the most fun and creative costume to plotting the trick-or-treating route that will yield the greatest confectionary bounty, Halloween decisions abound. (You…

  11. Alice Cooper Calls Rock Hall 2011 Nominees An 'Elite Class'

    October 06, 2010 2:18 PM EDT It's been a busy week for Alice Cooper . Not only did the platinum artist release his latest concert DVD, "The Theatre of Death," but he also kicked off another Halloween Hootenanny Tour with co-headliner Rob Zombie . And there was a bit of news from the Rock and Roll Hall of…

  12. Slipknot's Sid Wilson Talks Bassist's Death, Preps Solo Album

    August 31, 2010 12:30 PM EDT S lipknot DJ Sid Wilson is preparing to step out from behind his turntable, take off his mask and put away the aliases -- #0, Ratboy, DJ Moonboots, DJ Starscream -- in order to launch a solo career as... Sid Wilson. "When I see people, whether they're strangers or fans or friends or…

  13. Korn Returns To Its Roots With 'Remember' Album

    June 25, 2010 1:31 PM EDT The new Korn album comes by its title honestly: Following a pair of efforts on which the pioneering nü-metal band pushed its sound in unlikely new directions, "Remember Who You Are" presents a return to the moody but muscular style that drove such late-'90s landmarks as "…

  14. POTW: Madonna, Janet Jackson, Jay-Z, Beyonce

    April 09, 2010 4:30 PM EDT Madonna took her favorite girl, daughter Lourdes, to Malawi, where she laid the first brick of her new girls' academy and Jay-Z and Beyoncé celebrated their two-year wedding anniversary on Broadway in New York. Meahwile, Janet Jackson and brother Randy attended court and Marilyn Manson ,…

  15. Korn Signs With Roadrunner, Album Due In June

    April 01, 2010 2:15 PM EDT Veteran hard rock act Korn has signed a worldwide recording deal with Roadrunner Records. The band's first release on the label will be its ninth studio set "Korn III -- Remember Who You Are," produced by Ross Robinson, who collaborated with the band on its first two albums. An…

  16. Grammy Stars Shine On Billboard 200, Lady Antebellum Holds At No. 1

    February 10, 2010 11:00 AM EST L ady Antebellum's "Need You Now" stands tall at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week, as the set shifts 209,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week, the set bowed atop the list with 481,000, the biggest sales week for a country album since Taylor Swift's …

  17. Lady Antebellum, Lil Wayne To Dominate Next Week's Billboard 200

    February 03, 2010 3:15 PM EST Next week on the Billboard 200, look for Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" to hold atop the chart for a second week. The set could sell between 190,000 to 220,000 copies sold by week's end on Feb. 9. Lady Antebellum Hits No. 1 On Billboard 200 That sales forecast is based…

  18. Korn, Rob Zombie To Headline 2010 Mayhem Tour

    January 20, 2010 10:12 AM EST Hard rock veterans Korn and Rob Zombie have singed on as headliners for the 2010 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, a 24-date tour scheduled for July and August in the U.S. and Canada. Lamb of God and Five Finger Death Punch will also perform on the main stage. The annual multi-stage…

  19. Ask Billboard: Going Gaga For Album Re-Releases

    October 30, 2009 5:29 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. NOT AS EASY AS ABC Hey Gary, In reference to your stating in last week's…

  20. Lynyrd Skynyrd Lives On With 'God & Guns'

    September 28, 2009 10:04 AM EDT As the lone surviving founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd , guitarist Gary Rossington says he's profoundly moved by the release of "God & Guns," the Southern rock icons' first set of new material in six years. "The feeling is just overwhelming," Rossington…

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