1. 'American Idiot' Broadway Sales Plummet After Green Day Frontman Exits

    March 08, 2011 9:10 AM EST Broadway's "American Idiot" saw a steep dropoff in ticket sales following the departure of special guest star Billie Joe Armstrong. In the first week following the exit of Amstrong -- who fronts the rock band Green Day , upon whose music the production was built around -- the…

  2. Liam Gallagher: Beady Eye Is 'The Best Band On This Planet'

    March 07, 2011 3:52 PM EST Noel and Liam Gallagher rarely backed away from proclamations of genius as the guitarist and lead singer of Oasis , and the latter still speaks in absolutes when discussing his new band, Beady Eye . "I feel I'm in the best band that is on this planet, right here today," he…

  3. Adele Fends Off Jessie J, Beady Eye on U.K. Album Chart

    March 07, 2011 9:34 AM EST A dele's "21" (XL) sold its millionth copy in the United Kingdom last week to secure a sixth week atop the album chart, while its "Someone Like You" track started a third week as the U.K.'s No. 1 single. As the English singer-songwriter continues to break records…

  4. Billboard Bits: Kim Kardashian Previews Music Video, Liam Gallagher Tells Off Radiohead

    March 01, 2011 5:40 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kim Kardashian Finishes Recording With The-Dream, Previews Music Video Kim Kardashian has finished recording her debut song, "Turn It Up," with The-Dream , according to a tweet on Kardashian's…

  5. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 02/05/2011

    February 05, 2011 9:00 AM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @katyperry : @rihanna yo batch lemme borrow those latex…

  6. Five More '80s Teen Pop Stars

    February 01, 2011 2:45 PM EST After quite impressing the 15-year-old me by interviewing Debbie Gibson and Tiffany , as the singers promoted the Jan. 29 premiere of their tongue-in-cheek Syfy film "Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid," it dawned that fellow youthful artists enjoyed Billboard chart success alongside the pair…

  7. Top 20 Viral Videos of 2010

    December 17, 2010 1:30 PM EST We're not saying "video killed the radio star," but viral videos have certainly found a distinct place in our musical landscape. Billboard.com chronicled the music-related clips buzzing around the 'net all year long on our Viral Videos Column , and now we're proud to…

  8. Top 20 Viral Videos of 2010

    December 17, 2010 1:30 PM EST We're not saying "video killed the radio star," but viral videos have certainly found a distinct place in our musical landscape. Billboard.com chronicled the music-related clips buzzing around the 'net all year long on our Viral Videos Column , and now we're proud to…

  9. Billboard Bits: Pink Talks Baby Names, Bon Jovi Going on Hiatus

    November 30, 2010 5:43 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Pink Reveals Top Choice for Baby Name When Pink announced on " Ellen " Nov. 17 that she was expecting a child, it didn't take long for the name game to begin. Although Pink told Ellen that her doctor…

  10. The Who, Jeff Beck, Debbie Harry to Play UK Concert Against Cancer

    November 11, 2010 2:57 PM EST Rock legends The Who will perform alongside Jeff Beck , Blondie singer Debbie Harry and The Verve 's Richard Ashcroft in a charity concert against cancer. The stars will appear at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London, on January 13, 2011 to raise money for KILLING Cancer, a charity that…

  11. Gwyneth Paltrow Talks 'Country Strong' At Premiere

    November 09, 2010 8:04 AM EST Gwyneth Paltrow learned to play guitar and immersed herself in country music to pull off her latest role. Paltrow told the Associated Press at the world premiere of "Country Strong" on Monday (Nov. 8) in Nashville, Tenn., that she wanted her portrayal of a superstar singer to be as…

  12. On The Set As 'Glee' Begins Its Second Season

    August 27, 2010 7:45 AM EDT It's 10 a.m. on a Wednesday in the middle of a cavernous soundstage at Paramount Studios, and while the world outside is bathed in sun, everything inside is dark -- everything, that is, except for the warren of classrooms and offices that make up the set of Fox's " Glee ."…

  13. Christina Aguilera Struts Her Stuff In 'Burlesque' Trailer

    August 05, 2010 5:00 PM EDT Christina Aguilera is hitting the big screen for the first time this fall in "Burlesque," and the full-length trailer for the Screen Gems drama popped up on the Web today. The film finds Aguilera playing Alice, a small-town girl with hopes of becoming a famous dancer, as well as…

  14. Adidas Star Wars Ad Takes Snoop Dogg, Daft Punk to the Cantina

    June 05, 2010 12:33 PM EDT FIFA freaks, intergalactic geeks and pop-culture crazies all agree -- Adidas' 'Star Wars'-themed World Cup ad is the year's most awesome bit of promotional eye candy. A lightsaber-wielding Snoop Dogg and a droid-totting Daft Punk steal the show in this hilarious re…

  15. Videos of the Week: Miley Cyrus Faux-Kisses a Girl, Babies Sing 'Telephone,' Diddy Says 'Good Morning'

    June 04, 2010 6:23 PM EDT In this week's 10 videos that had everyone buzzing, Miley Cyrus kisses a girl (kind of), babies cover Lady Gaga's "Telephone," Diddy says "Hello, Good Morning," Kelly Clarkson and Daughtry duet, Snoop and Ciara go to the Star Wars Cantina, and more. 1) Miley…

  16. Lily Allen Wins Three Ivors

    May 20, 2010 1:51 PM EDT A tearful Lily Allen won three Ivor Novello Awards at the ceremony for British songwriters in London - and said she now plans to focus on writing for other artists. There were also awards for alt-rock act Bat For Lashes , singer songwriter Paolo Nutini and Paul Weller , who received the…

  17. Noel Gallagher Jams With Paul Weller In London

    April 22, 2010 9:20 AM EDT Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher joined Paul Weller on-stage at the Modfather's intimate London show. Gallagher -- who split with Oasis last year - guested last night (April 21) on guitar and vocals on versions of Oasis' 2005 song "Mucky Fingers" and Weller's own …

  18. Oasis Attacker Sentenced To House Arrest

    April 21, 2010 4:21 PM EDT A 48-year-old man who pleaded guilty to attacking Noel Gallagher on stage in Toronto has been sentenced to 12 months' house arrest. During the Virgin Music Festival in September 2008, Daniel Sullivan invaded the stage and pushed the Oasis songwriter and guitarist from behind. Gallagher…

  19. Green Day's 'American Idiot' Play: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 16, 2010 3:40 PM EDT It's the evening of Thursday, April 1, and, no foolin', Broadway's St. James Theater is packed. Previews of the musical "American Idiot" started little more than a week ago in anticipation of an April 20 opening, and the theater has been close to capacity every night.…

  20. Eddie Vedder Guests At Who London Show

    March 31, 2010 1:32 PM EDT Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder made a surprise guest appearance at The Who 's concert in London, last night (Mar. 30). Vedder joined the legendary British band onstage at London's Royal Albert Hall venue as they performed their 1973 concept album "Quadrophenia" in full…

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