1. Coachella 2013: Phoenix's R. Kelly Surprise, Postal Service's Special Delivery and More Saturday Highlights

    April 14, 2013 9:45 AM EDT The xx serenades with Solange, New Order parties like it's 1984, Major Lazer reveals album news and more onstage and backstage bits Additional reporting by Nicole Pajer The second day of Coachella 2013 turned up the desert heat with a jam-packed lineup of 65 bands that covered a…

  2. Stone Temple Pilots Fire Scott Weiland

    February 27, 2013 11:37 AM EST Scott Weiland has been fired from the Stone Temple Pilots, the alternative rock band he has fronted since 1986, the group announced in a one-line statement on Wednesday. No other information has been given on the termination and a rep for the band has not responded at press time. The band&…

  3. Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2013

    February 22, 2013 12:00 PM EST Billboard ranks the highest-paid musicians of the past 12 months. The world may be going more digital by the second, but live is still the big cash driver for the top 40 earners on our annual musician Moneymakers list. Read More: Madonna, Springsteen Lead 2013 Money Makers Reported…

  4. Coachella 2013: 10 Non-Headliners To Watch

    January 25, 2013 3:51 PM EST The full lineup for the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was unveiled on Thursday night (Jan. 24), and this year's six-day, two-weekend extravaganza features some heavy-hitting performers. Aside from top-line artists like Blur, Phoenix, the Stone Roses and Red Hot Chili…

  5. R. Kelly's 'Trapped In The Closet': Chapter 24 Recap

    November 26, 2012 6:20 PM EST We've missed you, Pimp Lucius. Welcome to the latest installment of Billboard.com's "Trapped in the Closet" recaps, in which we look back on all the harmonized madness of R. Kelly's hip-hopera. After triumphantly returning with the introductory Chapter 23 last month -…

  6. Garth Brooks Gets Teary During Country Hall of Fame Induction

    October 22, 2012 10:55 AM EDT George Strait, Bob Seger and James Taylor were among the legends who honored Brooks on Sunday night. Garth Brooks promised he'd be emotional during his Country Music Hall of Fame induction. But the tears started before he made it all the way into the building. Reflecting on personal…

  7. Adele's 'Skyfall' Blasts Onto Radio, Headed For Hot 100

    October 06, 2012 1:50 PM EDT /6 Update: After Adele 's "Skyfall" was released Thursday evening (Oct. 4), the song is already trending around the No. 30 rank on the building all-format Nielsen BDS-based Radio Songs chart (which runs from Wednesday through Tuesday each week). So far, it's garnered 21…

  8. G.O.O.D. Music, 'Cruel Summer': Track-By-Track Review

    September 18, 2012 12:35 PM EDT It's not that Kanye West ever stops working, because he doesn't; it's that when he's released new music it's as if he's been gone for a minute. Each release is an event. Even 'Ye's G.O.O.D. Friday songs -- which were released by 'Ye himself as…

  9. 2 Chainz Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    August 22, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Rapper 2 Chainz sees his debut studio album "Based on a T.R.U. Story" bow at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 147,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a slightly more robust figure than had initially been projected last week. By last Friday, some industry…

  10. Insane Clown Posse on Track for Third Top 10 Album on Billboard 200

    August 17, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Hip-hop duo Insane Clown Posse is due to collect its third top 10 album next week, as "Mighty Death Pop" should bow with 30,000 to 35,000 sold -- so say industry sources. Also looking for a high debut, as previously reported, is rapper 2 Chainz with his "Based on a T.R.U. Story…

  11. Robert Plant's New Band Makes U.S. Debut in Mississippi

    August 15, 2012 11:50 AM EDT Led Zeppelin Icon Brings the Sensational Space Shifters to the Sunflower Blues Festival Storied British frontman Robert Plant has long since proved that his remit extends far beyond the rock lexicon. But with the consummation of his latest meticulously assembled group of co-workers, he seems…

  12. Candid Covers: Melanie Fiona Sings Alanis Morissette

    August 07, 2012 12:00 PM EDT "'Ironic' by Alanis Morissette is just a great song that just really cut through in pop culture when I was a kid," Melanie Fiona said of the song she performed at her Billboard Candid Covers session. "That was a special song for me back then because it really made me…

  13. Harry Shearer Enlists Jane Lynch, Dr. John on New Album

    July 24, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Harry Shearer's politically pointed new album, "Can't Take a Hint," is considerably different than anything he's done before, either on his own or with Spinal Tap and the Folksmen from "A Mighty Wind." The 13-track set -- which comes out Aug. 27 -- is the…

  14. Gathering of the Juggalos 2012 Lineup: Cheech & Chong, DMX, George Clinton

    July 17, 2012 12:50 PM EDT Insane Clown Posse admits that they tried for 'big-name acts,' but came up short. Cheech & Chong and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic will be senior statesman among a host of rap and rock acts performing at Insane Clown Posse 's 13th annual Gathering of the…

  15. Insane Clown Posse's 'Mighty Death Pop' May Be Its Last Physical Album

    June 29, 2012 10:50 AM EDT Rap duo has also decided not to tour behind its latest epic LP. Insane Clown Posse views its upcoming album, "The Mighty Death Pop!," as "the last ode to the physical CD" -- which is why the Detroit rap duo is issuing it in three separate versions, each with an elaborate…

  16. Listen To Big Boi's New Sex Jam 'She Said OK'

    May 30, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Outkast hero Big Boi took to Twitter late on Tuesday night (May 29) to release a new track, "She Said OK," featuring Brooklyn MC Theophilus London . And for those craving more of the explicit nature of "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty" songs like "…

  17. Austin City Limits Lineup: Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Black Keys Headlining

    May 22, 2012 1:05 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers will top a loaded bill at October's Austin City Limits. The 130-band lineup will include Neil Young and Crazy Horse , the Black Keys , Jack White , Florence + the Machine and the Avett Brothers atop the bill. The annual Texas festival will span Oct. 12-14 in Zilker…

  18. Spotlight On Mike Lembo

    March 27, 2012 11:35 AM EDT Chart Article It began with a simple kick-drum beat. While his producers Mike Rizzo and Steve "Mr. Mig" Migliore excused themselves from the studio for a few minutes to tend to some urgent business, Mike Lembo started freestyling over a kick-drum beat. "I just knew the speed of…

  19. SXSW 2012: 10 Acts To Watch

    March 12, 2012 1:40 PM EDT There are thousands of bands that will be hitting stages around Austin, Tex. during SXSW 2012. These are the 10 acts absolutely not to miss. While Austin will be crawling with unproven artists looking for an iota of buzz, these 10 acts head down to SXSW with proven performing credentials and…

  20. Will Ferrell Debuts Clueless Music Video for 'Casa de mi Padre'

    March 12, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Will Ferrell's character in "Casa de mi Padre" may not know much, but he's a mean trumpet player. A music video for the song "Yo No Se" ("I Don't Know") from the upcoming Spanish-language comedy premiered on Funny or Die . In it, Ferrell sings in…

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