1. Joey + Rory Blaze Their Own Trail for Christmas Album

    November 30, 2011 6:00 PM EST Putting a new wrinkle on the Christmas Music album is kind of a tough thing. But, some of Country Music's most memorable Yuletide offerings -- Kenny & Dolly's "Once Upon A Christmas" and Emmylou's "Light Of The Stable" among them -- have been able to…

  2. Noel Gallagher Lets Mud Fly in New Lawsuit Targeting 'Violent' Brother

    November 22, 2011 4:00 PM EST The famously factitious relationship between former Oasis members Liam and Noel Gallagher looks set to deteriorate further following reports that Noel has filed court documents accusing his younger brother of abusive and "irresponsible" behavior prior to the band's split in…

  3. Nigel Tufnel Day: 11 Loud Moments in Music

    November 11, 2011 11:00 AM EST Today, music fans are getting loud and turning it up to 11 in an homage to Spinal Tap guitarist Nigel Tufnel's awe-inspiring line in the classic 1984 mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap." It's 11/11/11, or "Nigel Tufnel Day," and here at Billboard we're…

  4. 'Glee' Virgins Lose It, Subtly, in 'First Time' Episode

    November 09, 2011 10:15 AM EST This week "Glee" goes all the way, with the storyline focused on two of the main couples (Finn and Rachel and Kurt and Blaine) taking the next step in their relationships amid the pressures and insecurities of high school. It's a tricky task to translate that in the midst of a…

  5. 'Glee' Returns With a Plot-Heavy Whimper

    November 02, 2011 9:50 AM EDT "Glee" returned Tuesday night after a three-week hiatus with more of a plot-heavy whimper than a bang, with some character movement but mostly lacking standout moments that make you remember why "Glee" is great. Still, this season continues to be an improvement on the last…

  6. 'Glee' Guest Stars Wish List & New Cast We'll Meet Soon

    November 01, 2011 6:00 PM EDT While "Glee," at its heart, is the story of the core group of New Directions club members and their individual journeys through the wild world of high school, the show also has a variety of auxiliary players and guest stars who come in and spice up that tapestry. Sometimes, like in…

  7. Coldplay's 'Mylo' Bows Big on U.K. Album Chart

    October 31, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Coldplay crashed back into the U.K. charts on Sunday (Oct. 30), scoring their fifth No. 1 from five studio releases with "Mylo Xyloto" (Parlophone/EMI). The album set a new weekly digital album sales record and achieved the second-biggest first-week sale of 2011 for an artist album.…

  8. Ricky Skaggs Inspires Top Wins at ICM Awards

    October 31, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Faith, family and country music were celebrated Friday night (Oct. 28) at the 17th Annual Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Awards at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Ricky Skaggs was the evening's top winner, claiming the Entertainer of the Year award as well as the trophy…

  9. 'Glee' Exclusive: Damian McGinty's Solo Debut, 'Bein' Green'

    October 28, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Damian McGinty, the singer from Ireland who won Oxygen's "The Glee Project," will sing Joe Raposo's "Bein' Green" and Teddy Thompson's "Take Care of Yourself" on "Glee." Before filming started he was not familiar with either tune. …

  10. U2, Adele, Coldplay Top UK's Q Award Winners

    October 24, 2011 9:23 PM EDT LONDON -- Rock icons U2 have something new to brag about - winning Q Magazine's Greatest Act of the Last 25 Years award. The annual music awards by Britain's best-selling music monthly took place Monday in London and the Irish quartet was among the music notables at the ceremony.…

  11. Noel Gallagher, Rihanna Top U.K. Charts

    October 24, 2011 9:15 AM EDT Noel Gallagher's post-Oasis career was given a resounding vote of confidence by British music buyers Sunday (23) when his self-titled album with new group the High Flying Birds, on the Sour Mash label, debuted at No. 1 with sales of 122,000, according to the Official Charts Company.…

  12. New Frontman Noel Gallagher Misses 'Easy' Band Days

    October 21, 2011 2:00 PM EDT British Rocker Launches High Flying Birds Album & Tour, Says No Oasis Reunion 'This Year' Two years and two months after leaving Oasis, Noel Gallagher says that "it's nice to start again and shape things from the bottom up." But he still has ambivalent feelings…

  13. Bert Jansch, British Folk Legend, Dies at 67

    October 05, 2011 11:22 AM EDT He was quiet, modest, uncomfortable in the spotlight - not looking for No. 1 hits or commercial ditties. But when Bert Jansch picked up an acoustic guitar, people listened, often spellbound by his subtle innovation and mastery. Jansch, who died of lung cancer Wednesday at the age of 67, was a…

  14. Beatle Love: McCartney & Starr Attend George Harrison Doc Premiere

    October 03, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were on hand yesterday (Oct. 2) to support the premiere of Martin Scorsese's documentary, "George Harrison: Living in the Material World." The Beatles ' two surviving members boosted the launch of Scorsese's doc, screened at London'…

  15. Chart Highlights: Rodney Atkins Takes 'Back Road' To No. 1 On Country Songs

    September 19, 2011 5:15 PM EDT Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Moves Like Jagger" Maroon…

  16. Paul McCartney Picks Wedding Venue: Same as First Marriage

    September 16, 2011 9:30 AM EDT Paul McCartney is set to tie the knot at the venue where he first married more than 40 years ago. Officials said Friday that the former Beatle and fiancee Nancy Shevell have posted a notice of intention to marry at London's Marylebone Register Office. Westminster Council said the notice…

  17. The Strokes & Jarvis Cocker Cover The Cars at Reading Festival: Watch

    August 29, 2011 3:29 PM EDT As if The Strokes covering The Cars was not enough NME cred for one stage, Julian Casablancas and company were joined by '90s Britpop star and Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker at the Reading Festival this past weekend across the pond. In a genuine aww -enducing moment, Casablancas seemed…

  18. Reality Star Will Young Clocks Third No. 1 on U.K. Charts

    August 29, 2011 10:01 AM EDT Former reality show winners rule the new U.K. sales charts, in a double victory for Sony Music Entertainment. Original "Pop Idol" victor Will Young 's "Echoes" album (RCA/Sony) entered at No. 1 and his "Jealousy" single at No. 5, while 2009 "X Factor…

  19. Truce? Noel Gallagher Answers Liam's Lawsuit With an Apology

    August 24, 2011 12:50 PM EDT The perpetually at-odds Gallagher brothers of Oasis fame have reportedly settled their latest fued, according to The Sun . Last Friday Liam sued Noel for libel after Noel told journalists at a press conference that Oasis had backed out of a 2009 V Festival show because Liam was hungover. All…

  20. Oasis' Noel Gallagher Suing Brother Liam Over Libel

    August 19, 2011 4:23 PM EDT One of music's most famous family feuds is headed for the courts. Oasis singer Liam Gallagher said Friday he is suing his estranged brother and former bandmate, Noel, for saying his hangover forced the rumbustious Brit rockers to cancel a concert. Bad blood between the brothers has made…

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