1. Pink Floyd Mulling More Reissues After Expanded 'Wall' Releases

    February 08, 2012 12:55 PM EST As the Pink Floyd camp prepares for the Feb. 28 release of "The Wall's" expanded "Immersion" and "Experience" editions -- the last scheduled title in the Why Pink Floyd? archival campaign -- talk is turning to what else can be culled from the group's…

  2. 'Na Na Hey Hey' Co-Writer Paul Leka Dies

    October 25, 2011 1:30 PM EDT A Repetitive Chorus Helped the Song Reach No. 1 in 1969. Then a White Sox Organist Tried It Out Music industry veteran Paul Leka, best known for co-writing a No. 1 song with a repetitive chant of "na na na na… na na na na… hey hey, goodbye," died on Oct. 12 of lung cancer at a…

  3. MGMT Cover Pink Floyd's Trippy 'Lucifer Sam' On Fallon

    September 29, 2011 12:10 PM EDT "Kids" psych-poppers MGMT appeared on NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" yesterday (Sept. 28), putting their own trippy spin on Pink Floyd 's 1967 song "Lucifer Sam." Watch above. The indie band brought a more synth-based feel to the cut, which…

  4. Roger Waters & Foo Fighters Rock Floyd on 'Fallon,' Jimmy & Joseph Gordon-Levitt Go Gaga

    September 28, 2011 12:50 PM EDT The Foo Fighters took the stage yesterday (Sept. 27) on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," where stage banter from lippy frontman Dave Grohl was replaced with awe. The rockers performed alongside Pink Floyd's Roger Waters during the second day of Pink Floyd Week on "Fallon,…

  5. Jimmy Fallon to Honor Pink Floyd With Week of Tributes

    September 22, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Last year "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" celebrated a whole week of the Rolling Stones . In May, Bob Marley got his due. Now, the music-loving talk host is setting aside the week of Sept. 26-30 to honor one of the most beloved bands in history, Pink Floyd . NBC announced on Thursday…

  6. Down With the Clown: ICP Gathering of the Juggalos Diary, Day 3

    August 14, 2011 4:21 PM EDT Editor's Note: To describe the Insane Clown Posse's Gathering of the Juggalos as one of the more outrageous music festivals is, perhaps, an understatement. To fully grasp the infamy surrounding the fest and the entire Juggalo subculture, one must experience it. So we sent Billboard…

  7. Insane Clown Posse: Juggalos Will Love Charlie Sheen, Bobby Brown at Gathering

    July 29, 2011 5:00 AM EDT Driving away from last year's Gathering of the Juggalos at Cave-in-Rock, Ill., Insane Clown Posse 's Violent J says that he and partner Shaggy 2 Dope felt that "this year (2011) was gonna be the one. We knew it for sure. We were like, 'next year is gonna be THE Gathering.&…

  8. Yoko Ono Talks Dance Hits, Lady Gaga, John Lennon and Twitter

    July 26, 2011 4:30 PM EDT In December 2010, the last time Yoko Ono was at Billboard, she was being honored for a whopping five consecutive No. 1s on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart . With her just-released single "Talking To The Universe" climbing the same chart, the iconoclastic veteran artist took…

  9. R. Kelly Released From Hospital After Throat Surgery

    July 21, 2011 2:57 PM EDT A spokesman for R. Kelly says the R&B star is out of the hospital following throat surgery earlier this week. Spokesman Allan Mayer said Thursday that the 44-year-old singer left Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and is recuperating at home. R. Kelly Undergoes Emergency Throat…

  10. R. Kelly Undergoes Emergency Throat Surgery

    July 20, 2011 3:59 PM EDT R&B star R. Kelly has been hospitalized after emergency throat surgery in Chicago, forcing him to give up performing for an unknown period while he recuperates, the singer's spokesman said Wednesday. Kelly, 44, had complained of throat pain and was rushed on Tuesday to Northwestern…

  11. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 7/2/2011

    July 02, 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 !) @alyankovic : I'm very happy to announce that …

  12. Pink Floyd Drummer on the Band's Unearthed Recordings, Endurance

    May 12, 2011 4:49 PM EDT P ink Floyd's drummer Nick Mason spoke to an invited crowd at Capitol Records' recording studios in Hollywood, after selections from the upcoming Pink Floyd reissues were played over an impressive sound system. EMI is going whole hog with the the Pink Floyd catalog beginning Sept.…

  13. The Lonely Island 'Turtleneck and Chain': Track-By-Track Review

    May 10, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Fueled by wildly popular "Saturday Night Live" Digital Shorts gone viral, aided by superstar friends like Justin Timberlake and Nicki Minaj , and anchored by a comedy heart-throb: This is how one does comedy songs in the year 2011. On the novelty rap trio the Lonely Island 's…

  14. Atmosphere, "The Family Sign"

    April 15, 2011 10:00 AM EDT This long-running Minneapolis hip-hop crew has grown by two since its left-field 2008 commercial hit "When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold." Guitarist Nate Collis and keyboardist Erick Anderson are now full-on Atmosphere members (joining rapper Slug and producer Ant …

  15. 29 Black Music Milestones: Missy Elliott Becomes Biggest Selling Female

    February 05, 2011 12:00 PM EST For her fourth studio album, 2002's "Under Construction," Missy Elliott and longtime producer Timbaland made an album that was full of old school rap and funk samples and the formula paid off. Single "Work It," which took inspiration from Run DMC's "Peter…

  16. 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…

  17. Billboard Bits: Slash Talks GN'R Reunion Chances, Robyn Disses Katy Perry?

    February 04, 2011 6:38 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Slash Would Consider GN'R Reunion with Axl Rose Apology Slash says that he would consider re-joining Guns N' Roses 15 years after he left the band -- but not without an apology by frontman Axl Rose. "…

  18. Adele: The Billboard Cover Story

    January 28, 2011 1:31 PM EST A half an hour before her second album goes on sale in the United Kingdom, Virtually all of the album's lyrics refer to a single breakup Adele experienced between "19" and "21," often in disarming detail, as in the disc's hushed closer, "Someone Like You…

  19. R. Kelly Kills Jimmy Fallon Performance

    December 07, 2010 2:13 PM EST R. Kelly is officially back. Video: R. Kelly performs on Jimmy Fallon Kells performed his latest single, "When A Woman Loves," off his latest album, "Love Letter," on the Jimmy Fallon show last night (Dec. 6) and single-handedly annihilated every R&B dude in the…

  20. R. Kelly, "Love Letter"

    December 03, 2010 3:51 PM EST "This album is dedicated to the girls who stood beside me," R. Kelly sings in the a cappella introduction to his latest studio album, "and even all the bootleggers that couldn't afford to buy me." A characteristic bon mot from the Pied Piper of R&B-and yet much of…

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