1. Hot Tours: Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, So You Think You Can Dance

    October 14, 2010 11:39 AM EDT Bon Jovi takes the No. 1 position on this week's Hot Tours chart with $6.3 million in box office grosses from concerts performed during its recent two week trek through Latin America. Following a two month hiatus after its summer North American stadium dates, the band kicked off the…

  2. Ask Billboard: Small Screen, Big Hits

    September 24, 2010 6:25 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. SMALL SCREEN, BIG…

  3. Ask Billboard: Featuring More Un-Featured Artists

    August 20, 2010 5:55 PM EDT Recently, Chart Beat and Ask Billboard have spotlighted songs that were successful as covers, but not as well-known in their original versions, as well as songs that sported high-profile guests that were not officially credited as featured artists on single releases. Below are two more follow…

  4. Jack Johnson: The Billboard Cover Story

    May 07, 2010 4:09 PM EDT To understand Jack Johnson , it helps to go back to his college days at the University of California in Santa Barbara. He was a film student, albeit one who focused on surfing videos instead of black-and-white meditations on Icelandic ennui. But like all film students, he developed an…

  5. Ask Billboard: Olympics, Monica, Smokey Robinson

    February 19, 2010 4:55 PM EST 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. RINGS TONES Hi Gary, I enjoyed your list this week of Olympics-related titles…

  6. Ask Billboard: Indies, No. 2 Hits & Teddy Pendergrass

    January 22, 2010 5:35 PM EST 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. TALKING PEAKS, PART THREE Gary, Hi again, and, again, thank you for this…

  7. Ask Billboard: '80s Hits, Wyclef Jean, Lady Gaga

    January 15, 2010 4:05 PM EST 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. TALKING PEAKS Dear Gary, I'm enjoying your "Taking Peaks"…

  8. Football Star LaDainian Tomlinson Does The 'LT Slide Electric Glide'

    January 13, 2010 6:07 PM EST LaDainian Tomlinson is more than an NFL star -- he's a YouTube sensation thanks to "LT Slide Electric Glide," an '80s-inspired dance video that surfaced online this week but was shot over two years ago, when the San Diego Chargers' running back did a commercial for…

  9. Billboard Critics' Top 20 Albums of the Decade

    December 16, 2009 4:01 PM EST Chart Article You've seen our tally of the best-selling albums of the decade, now see what the Billboard staff members chose as the best albums of the last 10 years. Alternative artists got a lot of love from our editors and writers, but hip-hop heavyweights and rock 'n' roll…

  10. Billboard Critics' Top 20 Albums of the Decade Page Two

    December 16, 2009 12:09 PM EST Chart Article « Previous 1-10 11-20 Next » 11 White Blood Cells (2001) The White Stripes For its third album, the White Stripes took a slightly more refined approach to the duo's raw garage-rock sound without compromising its intensity or simplicity. Among the record's best songs…

  11. Metallica, Run-DMC Inducted Into Rock Hall Of Fame

    April 05, 2009 1:31 AM EDT Metallica shoved the mosh pit into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Heavy metal's heaviest hitters, whose menacing, monstrous sound has banged heads around the globe for decades, were inducted into rock's shrine on Saturday night, capping a star-studded ceremony that felt much more…

  12. Stooges Guitarist Ron Asheton Dead At 60

    January 06, 2009 10:32 AM EST Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton was found dead this morning (Jan. 6) at his home in Ann Arbor, Mich., according to local police. He was 60. Ann Arbor Detective Bill Stanford tells Billboard.com that police were called to Asheton's house early this morning by Dara Hytinen, his personal…

  13. Chart Beat: Katy Perry, Kathy Griffin, Miley Cyrus

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses the 1000th No. 1 of the rock era, Kathy Griffin's comedy album, Miley Cyrus and more! ROCKIN' AND KISSIN': Music historians acknowledge that the rock era was ushered in by one 45 rpm single: "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley &…

  14. Hair-Metal Mania Strikes Again At Rocklahoma

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST This year's second annual Rocklahoma will feature performances from Warrant (featuring Jani Lane), Bret Michaels, LA Guns (featuring Tracii Guns), Enuff Z Nuff, Cinderella, Night Ranger and Tesla, amo This year's second annual Rocklahoma will feature performances from Warrant …

  15. (What Does It Matter If) She's A Lady

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT I originally set out to write this column "celebrating" some incredible female artists. Then I thought of touting artists who just happened to be female. Then I wasn't going to highlight gender at all I originally set out to write this column "celebrating" some…

  16. JOE SATRIANI, "Surfing With The Alien: Legacy Edition"

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The last 15 years of guitar-based music, from grunge to nu-new wave to pop-punk to indie rock to grindcore to garage rock, have done wonders for the art of power chords and riffs. The last 15 years of guitar-based music, from grunge to nu-new wave to pop-punk to indie rock to grindcore to…

  17. Keith Richards Inks Deal To Pen Memoir

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rolling Stone Keith Richards is working on a memoir, the object of a multimillion dollar bidding war that will be published by Little, Brown and Company in 2010. Rolling Stone Keith Richards is working on a memoir, the object of a multimillion dollar bidding war that will be published by…

  18. 23OnTV

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 4-10, 2007. MONDAY, June 4 "Park City: Where Music Meets Film," WE Featured Artist(s): Marc Broussard, Joss Stone, Babyface, Shelby Lynne, Joan Osborne, Shawn ColvinJonny Lang, Daniel Powter, Keb' Mo', Monte Montgomery, Bird York, Stanley…

  19. MONSTRANCE, "Monstrance"

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As you may already know from such historic bootleg recordings of impromptu sessions between the likes of Prince and Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Johnny Winter, the idea of great mind As you may already know from such historic bootleg recordings of impromptu sessions between…

  20. Ask Billboard

    April 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith discusses Expose, Alanis' take on "My Humps," Macy Gray and more! Due to a technical snafu, "Ask Billboard" was not posted to the Web site last week. So, this week, we've got nearly twice the amount of questions and answers for you! EXPOSE YOURSELF Hi Keith…

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