1. Sigur Ros Debuts 'Valtari' with Global Listening Event

    May 18, 2012 12:45 PM EDT "It's not something where you can only listen to track three," says bassist. No matter where you were on Earth on Thursday night (May 17), chances were pretty good that you could listen to the new Sigur Rós album at 7 p.m. local time. Prior to the May 29 North American release…

  2. Is Madonna Targeting Guy Ritchie on New Song 'I Don't Give A'?

    March 05, 2012 5:05 PM EST Is Madonna is taking cues from Taylor Swift ? The Material Mom appears to be Pulling A Swift by taking swipes at an ex in a new song, "I Don't Give A," off her upcoming album, "MDNA." Her apparent target: former husband Guy Ritchie, whom she divorced in 2008 after…

  3. Advertisement: Sands

    January 03, 2012 4:45 PM EST ADVERTISEMENT _ _ Chart Article _ _ Cheap Trick Rock Hits & Deep Cuts The trio rocked the Sands in Pa. on the Saturday after Turkey Day! _ Win a Tiesto Winter Weekend Getaway Here's your new chance for Tiesto Tickets, Dinner, Hotel & a Limo to and from Sands. _ Boyz II Men Win…

  4. Ask Billboard: Uncovering Potentially Uncoverable Songs, Reader Responses

    November 26, 2011 11:15 AM EST Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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. UNCOVERING…

  5. 11 No. 11 Hits for 11-11-11

    November 11, 2011 12:05 AM EST Peaking at No. 11 on a Billboard chart can be a frustrating fortune for an artist or record label, as a top 10 rank for such a title remains ever-elusive. "No one wants to wind up at No. 2, 6 or 11. But, of those, No. 11 is probably the worst," says Adrian Moreira, RCA senior VP…

  6. Ted Nugent 'Too Divisive' to Get Role in Rick Perry Campaign

    September 07, 2011 8:00 AM EDT As a Texas resident for the past six years, a diehard conservative and a personal friend of Gov. Rick Perry, there's no question where Ted Nugent 's loyalties will lie during the 2012 presidential campaign. His capacity to be vocal about his candidate, however, is still up in the…

  7. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 9/3/2011

    September 03, 2011 1:55 PM EDT 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 !) @Ludacris : LUDA DAY WEEKEND STARTS TODAY!! TAKING 1,000…

  8. VMAs 2011: The 20 Best & Worst Dressed

    August 29, 2011 2:30 PM EDT An evening of gender bending, babies and all things leopard commenced last night at the 28th annual celebration of the MTV Video Music Awards. The show was loud in more ways then one, and certainly held true to its long tradition of exhibiting the most outrageous fashions of the year. From…

  9. Coldplay: The Billboard Cover Story

    August 12, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As Coldplay finishes the new "Mylo Xyloto," a candid and detailed conversation with Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland and manager Dave Holmes about harvesting the best songs, executing a bold global plan-and choosing to create without fear. He offers a Perrier. In his dressing room,…

  10. Coldplay Reveals 'Mylo Xyloto' Album Art, Release Date

    August 12, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Coldplay announced today that the band's fifth studio album, "Mylo Xyloto" (pronounced my-lo zy-letoe), will be released in the U.S. on Oct. 25 by Capitol Records. Produced by Markus Dravs, Daniel Green and Rik Simpson, with "enoxification" and additional composition…

  11. Paul McCartney to Talk to Police: 'Apparently I've Been Hacked'

    August 05, 2011 9:23 AM EDT Paul McCartney said Thursday he would contact police over his ex-wife's claim that the couple had been spied upon by a British newspaper. In comments to U.S. television journalists delivered via videolink from Cincinnati, Ohio, McCartney said that he would be in touch with law…

  12. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 7/23/2011

    July 23, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 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 !) @DarrenCriss : gotta go to sleep but I keep getting sucked…

  13. Billboard Bits: Kelly Clarkson Preps Single, Springsteen vs. NJ Governor

    July 21, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kelly Clarkson: New Single in Early September Kelly Clarkson's long-awaited fifth album should hit stores this Fall, but fans won't have to wait much longer for the first single. The Idol alumnus told the…

  14. Cortney Love Sued Again for Defamation on Twitter

    May 27, 2011 2:55 PM EDT It's been only a few months since Courtney Love paid to settle that unique lawsuit claiming she defamed a fashion designer via Twitter. Now the rocker has been sued again for comments made online, this time by lawyers who represented her in an effort to pursue money allegedly stolen from…

  15. Madonna, Beyonce, Usher Highlight Oprah's Final Shows

    May 18, 2011 8:48 AM EDT More than 20,000 people packed Chicago's United Center to watch the celebrity-packed live taping of Oprah Winfrey's second and third final shows. Before the show even started, a man proposed to his girlfriend on-stage -- who accepted as the audience cheered on. Among those in the…

  16. Various Artists, "Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection"

    March 18, 2011 10:51 AM EDT Properly chronicling the history of a long-lived label is a tricky prospect and usually requires a substantial boxed set. But fiercely independent Chicago-based Alligator Records, the home of "Genuine Houserockin' Music," has limited itself to a two-disc, 38-track snack-sized…

  17. OMD Looks to 'Challenge' Itself On Next Album

    March 02, 2011 3:14 PM EST After "reconnecting with the sound we invented" on 2010's "History of Modern," its first new album in 14 years, the members of Ochestral Manoeuvres in the Dark plan to push forward on their next project. "Yeah, we've got some ideas for a new album,"…

  18. 'Spider-Man' Musical Resuming Wednesday with New Safety Measures

    December 21, 2010 3:00 PM EST The producers of the troubled "Spider-Man" musical on Broadway said they have enacted new safety measures ordered by the government and will resume performances on Wednesday night. A spokesman for "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark," Rick Miramontez, said producers met with…

  19. Billboard Bits: Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens Split, Matt Cardle Wins 'X Factor'

    December 13, 2010 7:34 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens Split "High School Musical" co-stars Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens have ended their four-year relationship. A source close to the couple says that the relationship simply …

  20. Aerosmith to Tour, Release New Music Next Year, Says Guitarist

    November 05, 2010 2:00 PM EDT A erosmith guitarist Brad Whitford is confident that frontman Steven Tyler's "American Idol" judging gig will not derail and may in fact facilitate the recording of the Boston rockers' first new album in more than six years. "That's what the band has been talking…

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