1. Phil Lesh on Recording New Music: 'What's the Point?'

    July 21, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Phil Lesh and Bob Weir are in their fourth year of touring with their latest post-Grateful Dead aggregate, Furthur. And as far as Lesh is concerned, the road is where Furthur belongs, so don't expect to see the sextet in the recording studio soon -- or any time at all. "Nobody'…

  2. The Walkmen Still 'Same Old Guys' on Happier 'Heaven'

    May 24, 2012 5:04 PM EDT In the decade since debut album "Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone," the Walkmen have made some new friends. For "Heaven," their fifth album, the New York group accepted a call from producer Phil Ek and decamped to Seattle. The 13-track set, due May 29 on Fat…

  3. Nicki Minaj, 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded': Track-By-Track Review

    March 29, 2012 1:45 PM EDT "I always thought I could write pop songs for someone else or I could write R&B records for someone else, but I didn't think that people would accept me writing those type of songs and me singing them and just being who I am," Nicki Minaj recently told Complex about her…

  4. Diggy, 'Unexpected Arrival': Track-By-Track Review

    March 20, 2012 4:05 PM EDT "Unexpected Arrival" is a cheeky title for Diggy 's debut album. After all, Diggy Simmons has been bouncing around the public consciousness for a few years now: The middle son of hip-hop legend Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons, he appeared on the MTV show "Run's…

  5. Bruce Springsteen's 'Wrecking Ball': Track-By-Track Review

    March 01, 2012 10:30 AM EST There will be those that believe a millionaire rock star singing about poor people and hard work, as Bruce Springsteen so passionately does on his powerful new album "Wrecking Ball," to be the height of hypocrisy. But to do so would be both shortsighted and uninformed. First, as a…

  6. 'Glee' Recap: Michael Jackson Tribute Was Bad (As in Good)

    February 01, 2012 8:30 AM EST More songs, more fantasy, less talking and less adults. These principles applied to the basic structure of "Glee" result in the best episodes of the franchise, and Michael Jackson hit all the notes. The adults stay out of it except in direct support of the kids, the emotional…

  7. Kaye Stevens, Singer-Actress, Dies at 79

    December 30, 2011 10:55 AM EST Singer and actress Kaye Stevens, who performed with the Rat Pack and was a frequent guest on Johnny Carson's "The Tonight Show," has died at a central Florida hospital. She was 79. Close friend Gerry Schweitzer confirmed that Stevens died Wednesday at the Villages Hospital…

  8. Is Nicki Minaj Throwing Shots at Lil Kim on 'Stupid Hoe' Single?

    December 20, 2011 3:10 PM EST Two weeks after dropping "Roman in Moscow," the first single off "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" (Feb. 14), Nicki Minaj 's alter ego Roman Zolanski returns to fires shots on her newest song, " Stupid Hoe ." "Bitch talkin' she the queen when she…

  9. Korn Talks 'Path of Totality': Video Track-By-Track

    December 06, 2011 10:00 AM EST Korn is offering its longtime nu-metal fans a curveball with "The Path of Totality," their 10th studio album out Tuesday (Dec. 6). Instead of following last year's "Korn III: Remember Who You Are" with more of the same, the rock veterans recruited electronica and…

  10. Ask Billboard: 'Idol'-izing Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina

    October 23, 2011 12:05 PM EDT 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. CARRIE INTEREST…

  11. Top 15 Hip-Hop Songs Referencing Steve Jobs

    October 06, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Even in death, Steve Jobs will continue to be a key player in the hip-hop and R&B world. By cementing the foundation of the musical digital age we live in, artists of any age, sex and race are able to create and perfect their craft anywhere, even in their parents' garage, as Jobs…

  12. Fashion Week: Gwen Stefani's Retro Line, Victoria Beckham Hit the Runway

    September 12, 2011 11:30 AM EDT As Day 4 of New York Fashion Week ended Sunday (Sept. 11), the distinct neon glow and sporty silhouettes that have been threading through the tents so far showed no signs of stopping. Almost every collection of the day incorporated the loud neon to their athletic inspired items. From Gwen…

  13. Outside Lands Festival 2011: 18 Things Seen & Heard

    August 15, 2011 12:31 PM EDT Now in its fourth year, San Francisco's Outside Lands festival serves the dual purpose of providing vibrant Bay Area city with a response to Indio's white-hot Coachella, and giving the city an annual Golden Gate Park event recalling the bygone Summer of Love days. This weekend'…

  14. Lollapalooza 2011: 11 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    August 08, 2011 12:45 PM EDT They came, they saw, they rocked. Neither rain, nor thunder, nor mud, nor malfunctioning gear could keep the Foos, the fans, the Mau5, the Monkeys or the Man from closing out Lollapalooza's 20th anniversary right. Photos: Lollapalooza 2011 | Photos: Lollapalooza 2011 Portraits…

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

    July 09, 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 !) @iamwill : The @Bep will take a break after the beginning..…

  16. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 5/21/2011

    May 21, 2011 12:50 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 !) @drakkardnoir : Hov diss? Hov of all people has not lost it…

  17. Beastie Boys 'Hot Sauce Committee Part 2': Track-By-Track Review

    May 03, 2011 2:40 PM EDT "Hot Sauce Committee Part 2" arrives seven years after the release of the Beastie Boys ' last non-instrumental full-length, "To the 5 Boroughs," although the drought should have only been five years. The veteran rap trio was gearing up to release its next album in…

  18. Playlist: The Sounds of Portland, Oregon

    February 14, 2011 3:00 PM EST Billboard music editor and Portland native Cortney Harding picks songs and videos by her ten favorite Portland bands. She's so "Portland" that she'll argue that Everclear weren't really a Portland band, and will point you to a Willamette Week cover story from the mid…

  19. Jazmine Sullivan to Receive Billboard's Rising Star Award for Women in Music

    November 12, 2010 12:15 PM EST Following the success of her breakthrough album "Fearless" and impressive start to her forthcoming sophomore set "Love Me Back," Grammy-nominated R&B singer/songwriter Jazmine Sullivan will receive the Rising Star Award at the 2010 Billboard Women in Music Event on Dec…

  20. Bun B and Drake 'Put It Down' Video Shoot

    November 01, 2010 2:32 PM EDT Bun B and Drake shot the video to "Put It Down" off of Bun's latest "Trill OG" album in Houston, Texas, last weekend and The Juice has a behind-the-scenes clip shot by Bun himself. The beauty of modern technology. Thanks, Bun! Video: Bun B and Drake, "Put It Down…

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