1. CMJ 2011: 15 Things That Will Rock

    October 18, 2011 1:40 PM EDT Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to… find the next great buzz band? Indie enthusiasts have ascended upon New York City this week for the annual CMJ Music Marathon, which kicks off today (Oct. 18) and runs through Saturday. Will the proverbial "they" find…

  2. Snow Patrol Announces 'Fallen Empires' Release Date

    October 11, 2011 11:15 AM EDT Emotional alt-rockers Snow Patrol will return on Jan. 10, 2012 with their sixth studio album "Fallen Empires," the group announced on Tuesday (Oct. 11). Best known for slow-building hits like "Run" and "Chasing Cars," the Glasgow-based group teamed with producer…

  3. Montgomery Gentry Proud to Be Indie 'Rebels'

    October 10, 2011 1:45 PM EDT Montgomery Genty might very well be feeling a sense of déjà vu these days, as they gear up for the release of their new disc "Rebels On The Run." Troy Gentry says the music pretty much sounds like the "old" Montgomery Gentry, and part of their "new" team at…

  4. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 9/24/2011

    September 24, 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 !) @solangeknowles : 10 minutes into the Justin Beiber "…

  5. Smells Like An Anniversary: Seattle Celebrations Still To Come

    September 20, 2011 12:23 PM EDT Sept. 20: Following Pearl Jam 's Labor Day weekend concert in East Troy, Wis., the band's ongoing 20th-anniversary celebration continues with the release of the Cameron Crowe-directed documentary "Pearl Jam Twenty." The film, which premiered at the Toronto International…

  6. Kanye West's Lost 'Hip-Hop Muppet Show': Watch Footage

    September 15, 2011 3:55 PM EDT Footage from Kanye West and Rhymefest's doomed 2008 live-action puppet show, "Alligator Boots," has surfaced. Similar to the Comedy Central show "Crank Yankers," the show was described by producers as a "hip-hop Muppet show." Just a warning, the clip has…

  7. Pearl Jam Debuts 'Ole', Jimmy Fallon & Vedder Sing 'Balls In Your Mouth'

    September 09, 2011 5:26 PM EDT In the midst of its blitz of 20th anniversary celebrations that include a Cameron Crowe-directed documentary, soundtrack and book, you might have expected Pearl Jam to hit NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" with a classic like "Jeremy" or "Better Man" last…

  8. Country's 10 Most Anticipated Fall Albums

    September 09, 2011 4:46 PM EDT From three members of the Country Music Hall of Fame to the current CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, there's a ton of reasons to be excited about this fall when it comes to music. A week-by-week look, starting with George Strait and including highly anticipated (likely) chart toppers…

  9. Pearl Jam Caps PJ20 Fest With The Strokes, QOTSA, Chris Cornell All-Star Jam: Photos

    September 05, 2011 10:45 AM EDT How did Pearl Jam top its guest-laden headlining set at Saturday's PJ20 birthday celebration / festival in East Troy, WI? The band capped the weekend Sunday (Sept. 4) with a three-hour workout that included a second Temple of the Dog reunion with Soundgarden 's Chris Cornell,…

  10. Pearl Jam Fest Wows With Chris Cornell/Temple of The Dog, Multiple Guests

    September 04, 2011 5:29 AM EDT In an epic kickoff to the band's two-day festival celebrating its 20th anniversary, Pearl Jam 's nearly three-hour rarities-studded set at Wisconsin's Alpine Valley Music Theater Saturday (Sept. 3) tapped a rich vein of Seattle rock history when Soundgarden 's Chris…

  11. Lenny Kravitz Returns With 'Black and White America,' Countless Partnerships

    August 12, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Last year, Lenny Kravitz gave fans a taste of new music by tweeting a short clip of he and trumpeter Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews in the studio performing "Life Ain't Ever Been Better Than It Is Now." Video: Sneak peek of Lenny Kravitz's song "Life Ain&…

  12. John Michael Montgomery Teaming with Brother Eddie for New Album

    July 12, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Sibling country stars John Michael Montgomery and Eddie Montgomery (of Montgomery Gentry ) have joined forces on an album and book project, both of which will be worked on this year. John Michael Montgomery tells Billboard.com that he and his brother plan to hit the studio "later on this…

  13. Amy Lee: New Evanescence Album Is 'Much More of a Band Collaboration'

    June 20, 2011 2:33 PM EDT Multi-platinum rock band Evanescence is currently recording in Nashville and intends to finish (except for mixing) its next album by the end of June, singer/pianist Amy Lee tells Billboard.com. The target date to release the album on Wind-up Records is Oct. 4. "After finishing touring …

  14. Endless Summer 2011: Hot Tours & Music Festivals

    June 16, 2011 1:07 PM EDT Chart Article Get the skinny on Lollapalooza, Pitchfork Music Fest, Newport Folk Fest, and 30 more fests you may not even know about. Chart Article Bon Jovi Open Air Tour (also called Circle/Greatest Hits tour) Support: The Breakers Dates: Ongoing until July 31 Price: $120 - $184 ( buy…

  15. Pearl Jam Reveals WI Labor Day Fest, Canadian Tour, Film, Book

    May 16, 2011 12:06 PM EDT Pearl Jam has finally confirmed the details for its own festival, as well as a film, tour and book in celebration of the 20th anniversary of its debut album, "Ten." Anchored by the only U.S. performances by Pearl Jam this year, the festival will be held Labor Day weekend (Sept. 3-4)…

  16. Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour Breaks Record for Debut Headlining Artist

    May 05, 2011 7:45 PM EDT L ady Gaga wraps her lengthy Monster Ball tour tomorrow night (May 6) in Mexico City, bringing to a close the biggest tour ever by a debut headlining artist. Dating back to November of 2009, Lada Gaga's 200 reported Monster shows grossed $227.4 million and drew 2.5 million people,…

  17. Ask Billboard: Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves

    April 29, 2011 6:35 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. 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. SISTERS ARE DOIN&…

  18. J. Cole, Melanie Fiona Discuss Lil B and YouTube at SXSW Panel

    March 17, 2011 5:40 PM EDT J. Cole, Melanie Fiona and Lady Gaga 's manager Troy Carter gave advice to aspiring artists on the 'Baby I'm A Star! How to Get Major Exposure in a Multi-Platform Media Environment' panel at South by Southwest in Austin, TX on Thursday (Mar. 17). J. Cole, whose debut album…

  19. 'Community' Actor Donald Glover Goes From 'Rock' to Rap With Childish Gambino

    March 04, 2011 1:01 PM EST On the season-two premiere of NBC's "Community" last fall, quarterback-in-recovery Troy Barnes and awkward sidekick Abed Nadir rapped about the animal kingdom with Betty White. Unbeknownst to some fans of the sitcom, rapping is old hat for one member of that unlikely trio. And…

  20. 'Community' Actor Donald Glover Shows Off Rap Skills on 'Freaks and Geeks'

    February 28, 2011 3:01 PM EST Donald Glover may be best known as QB-in-recovery Troy Barnes on NBC comedy "Community," but the actor/writer/comedian is adding another slash to his title: Rapper. Glover has been playing the rap game for some time already, going by the name Childish Gambino, but now his video for …

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