1. Rihanna Channels Slash, Recruits Travis Barker for 'Rockstar 101'

    May 25, 2010 6:45 PM EDT Does Rihanna really need skin-tight black leather pants, Travis Barker and a frizzy Slash wig to prove she's a rock star? Of course not ... but it certainly doesn't hurt, either. "Rock Star 101," the latest video from the Barbados pop queen, finds Riri acting out one rock…

  2. Travis Barker, DJ AM Plane Crash Caused By Faulty Tires

    April 06, 2010 2:13 PM EDT Under-inflated tires led to a Learjet crash 18 months ago that killed four people and seriously injured blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and celebrity disc jockey DJ AM , federal safety investigators said, warning that the problem may be widespread on business jets. Investigators told the…

  3. Billboard Bits: Kings of Convenience, Travis Barker, Courtney Love and More

    February 12, 2010 6:17 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Film director Jim Jarmusch has signed on as curator for a day of the New York edition of All Tomorrow's Parties festival in upstate New York this coming Labor Day weekend. Sonic Youth, the…

  4. Billboard Bits: Mary J. Blige, Aerosmith, Francis Bean Cobain, Mars Volta and More

    February 04, 2010 5:56 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. The Flaming Lips , Hot Chip and LCD Soundsystem are among the recently announced headliners for the Bestival, the annual September gathering that marks the unofficial end of the summer festival…

  5. Maxwell, Travis Barker Reflect on Grammy Spotlight

    February 04, 2010 4:09 PM EST In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com from the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, we talk to Maxwell , who brought home two Grammys for "BLACKsummers'night," his first album in eight years. The R&B star talks about the meaning of the Grammys and…

  6. Elton With Gaga at Grammys? Insane Clown Posse's New Flick

    January 29, 2010 5:41 PM EST In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, the Grammys are on Sunday, and several sources are reporting that Elton John will share the stage with Lady Gaga . We hear that other performers will include Lil Wayne , Eminem , Drake and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.…

  7. Drake, Lil Wayne, Eminem and Travis Barker To Perform At Grammys

    January 28, 2010 1:53 PM EST D rake , Lil Wayne , Eminem and Travis Barker are the latest acts added to the Grammy roster. According to an early Thursday tweet posted on the official Grammy Awards Twitter page , the three rappers and drummer will team up for a "special performance" at Sunday night's…

  8. Lil Wayne's 'Rebirth' Delayed Until 2010

    December 10, 2009 1:05 PM EST Lil Wayne's oft-delayed rock album, "Rebirth," has now been pushed to a 2010 release. According to a Tweet from Cash Money labelhead and rapper, Bryan "Birdman" Williams, "Rebirth" will now be available on Feb. 1. The label wasn't available for comments…

  9. Travis Barker Settles Plane Crash Lawsuit

    December 08, 2009 5:41 PM EST An attorney says Travis Barker has settled his lawsuit against several companies over a fatal plane crash in South Carolina last year. Lawyer William L. Robinson, who represents some of the companies sued, says the terms of the settlement are confidential. He says the settlement involves all…

  10. Justin Bieber's 'World' Centers On Young Love

    November 11, 2009 12:12 PM EST A year ago, Justin Bieber was a kid from Toronto who had a gift for singing sweet-natured covers of Usher hits, a penchant for playing the drums and a resourceful mother who posted clips of him on YouTube. Today, Bieber could be the biggest tween heartthrob in music. After signing with Island…

  11. Lil Wayne's 'Rebirth' Rock Album Gets Release Date

    November 09, 2009 2:38 PM EST After much delay, Lil Wayne 's highly-anticipated rock album, "Rebirth," is now slated for a Dec. 15 release date according to the Universal Music Group website. The set will be packaged as a dual-disc along with the Young Money collective, "We Are Young Money."…

  12. Blink-182 / October 4, 2009 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    October 06, 2009 8:22 PM EDT The blink-182 reunion tour landed at Madison Square Garden Sunday night (Oct. 4), marking the latest stop in a new-era trek for the Southern California pop-punk outfit. But first, there was an important cosmetic matter to tend to. "You know that Jay-Z song, 'Death of Autotune'?…

  13. DJ AM's Death Ruled Accidental Drug Overdose

    September 29, 2009 1:20 PM EDT D J AM died accidentally from a lethal cocktail of prescription drugs and cocaine, the medical examiner's office ruled Tuesday. The toxicology report showed the 36-year-old had in his system cocaine, OxyContin, Hydrocodone or Vicodin, antianxiety drugs Xanax and Ativan, Klonopin which…

  14. Nirvana Members Dismayed By 'Guitar Hero 5'

    September 11, 2009 10:00 AM EDT Kurt Cobain's appearance in the latest "Guitar Hero" video game is not hitting the right notes with the surviving members of Nirvana . Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl said in a joint statement that they were "dismayed and very disappointed" that an avatar of the late…

  15. Blink-182: 2009 CM&P Award Finalist

    September 08, 2009 2:47 PM EDT In what's billed as the "ultimate fan appreciation promotion" this summer, State Farm has given consumers the chance to win the personal car of Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker : a candy apple-red '66 Cadillac Coupe Deville convertible, complete with a custom sound system,…

  16. Blink-182, Weezer Rock FreeFest

    August 31, 2009 3:15 PM EDT By the time Public Enemy shook the west stage crowd with Flavor Flav crowdsurfing during "Fight The Power" under the late afternoon sun, the musical momentum at the Virgin Mobile FreeFest on Sunday (Aug. 30) had been building for five hours. It didn't hit its peak, however,…

  17. DJ AM Reportedly Found Dead

    August 28, 2009 9:07 PM EDT DJ AM, the sought-after disc jockey who became a celebrity in his own right with high-profile romances and a glamorous lifestyle, was found dead Friday at his apartment, which had drug paraphernalia in it, a law enforcement official said. Paramedics had to break down the door to his Manhattan…

  18. Virgin Mobile FreeFest: Preview

    August 27, 2009 12:14 PM EDT Following last weekend's successful V Fest in the U.K. -- which featured a buzzed-about appearance by Amy Winehouse during The Specials' headlining set -- its organizers are bringing big name bands to U.S. shores this Sunday (Aug. 30) for the Virgin Mobile FreeFest, a one-day…

  19. Blink-182 To Unveil 'Up All Night' On Tour

    June 17, 2009 8:14 AM EDT Having abandoned the idea of completing a full new album as "too ambitious" before its upcoming tour, blink-182 will instead have one new song ready before it hits the road on July 23 in Las Vegas. Guitarist Tom DeLonge tells Billboard.com that the track, titled "Up All Night,…

  20. Blink-182 Announces Summer Tour Plans

    May 15, 2009 8:00 AM EDT If it hadn't been for drummer Travis Barker's near-fatal airplane crash last year, Blink-182 might not be touring this summer. But after a five-year hiatus, Blink-182 members Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and Tom DeLonge will embark on a nearly 50-date North American arena and…

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