1. Courtney Love Fronts Saint Laurent’s ‘Music Project’ Campaign

    April 02, 2013 3:04 PM EDT Courtney Love is the latest female singer to front Saint Laurent’s “Music Project” campaign. Last week we reported that Laurent’s creative director Hedi Slimane made Marilyn Manson the face of the brand , making it cool for boys everywhere to rock thick eyeliner and dark lipstick. Slimane…

  2. Phoenix Performs 'Bankrupt!' Songs at Tiny San Francisco Club

    April 02, 2013 2:05 PM EDT On Monday night (Apr. 1), less than two weeks before they will take the stage as headliners at the 2013 Coachella fest, Phoenix performed at the 500-capacity Independent Theatre in San Francisco and played a blistering set to the sold-out crowd. After two years of not touring and working…

  3. A Tale of Two Queensryches: Hear 'Redemption' Single, Geoff Tate Album Samples

    March 25, 2013 7:51 PM EDT Singer Geoff Tate and his former bandmates each have new albums due later this year under the Queensryche name. Music from both versions of rock band Queensryche has now hit the Internet, supplying fans who are sharply divided about the state of the Seattle group with audio ammunition in…

  4. Queensryche Ink New Record Deal, Next Album Due June 11

    March 04, 2013 9:30 AM EST Band signs with Century Media Records, becoming de facto labelmates with former singer Geoff Tate Billboard has exclusively learned that rock band Queensryche has signed with metal label Century Media Records for a worldwide record deal. The group will release its next album -- its first with…

  5. Madonna to Present GLAAD Award to Anderson Cooper

    March 02, 2013 1:38 PM EST Gay advocacy group GLAAD says Madonna will present CNN's Anderson Cooper with an award for openly gay media professionals. GLAAD told the Associated Press on Saturday that the singer has been chosen to give Cooper the Vito Russo Award at the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards in New…

  6. Beyonce's Super Bowl Fashion: 10 Lessons from B's Halftime Look

    February 04, 2013 2:20 AM EST Beyoncé's shimmy, shake, and "dutty wine" at her Super Bowl XLVII halftime performance Sunday (February 3) was enough to entertain, mesmerize and remind the world that Queen B is a first rate performer. The 12-minute extravaganza, which featured a cameo from fellow Destiny&…

  7. A$AP Rocky, Reps Talk 'Long.Live.A$AP' Album & Success

    January 25, 2013 6:05 PM EST It has taken remarkably little time for A$AP Rocky to ascend to the throne. Tuesday (Jan. 15) -- the release date of "Long.Live.A$AP" (Polo Ground Music/RCA Records) -- finds him onstage taping "Late Show With David Letterman," sitting on a golden throne with a mic stand…

  8. Vintage Trouble Rocks At Sunrise: Watch

    January 16, 2013 10:15 AM EST   Photos: Vintage Trouble's Tastemakers Session Vintage Trouble guitarist Nalle Colt's explanation for why the soul rock band is in demand is simple but interesting, considering that the pop charts are filled with auto-tuned bubblegum cuts. "Real music is coming back, with real…

  9. Vintage Trouble Rocks At Sunrise: Watch

    January 16, 2013 10:00 AM EST Watch the band perform three songs in this Tastemakers @ Sunrise session and talk music, fans and pressure.   Photos: Vintage Trouble's Tastemakers Session Vintage Trouble guitarist Nalle Colt's explanation for why the soul rock band is in demand is simple but interesting,…

  10. Elijah Blake Releases 'Bijoux 22' EP: Listen

    December 12, 2012 3:55 PM EST Elijah Blake has lent soulful hooks for other artists -- from Rick Ross , Game to Keyshia Cole -- but the singer-songwriter is finally stepping out on his own. Elijah Blake, who wrote Usher 's "Climax," releases his 8-track EP, "Bijoux 22," today (Dec. 12) shortly…

  11. Patent Pending's Joe Ragosta Reflects on His Billboard Music Awards Adventure

    May 24, 2012 5:40 PM EDT My name is Joe Ragosta and I sing in the band Patent Pending. (That's me in the center of the above photo.) To give you a little bit of a back story on who we are, Patent Pending is a pop-punk/rock band that's been around for 11 years. We're a rag-tag group of kids from Long…

  12. Vintage Trouble's Overseas Strategy Pays Off With 'Bomb Shelter'

    May 15, 2012 10:30 AM EDT It's an exciting time in the life of the soul/rock band Vintage Trouble . Their new disc, "The Bomb Shelter Sessions," was released in the U.S. on April 24, and they are about to hit the road for tours with the Cranberries and Lenny Kravitz this summer to promote it. "We…

  13. NBA Playoff Songs: 16 Anthems For the First Round

    April 27, 2012 10:30 AM EDT From Lady Gaga to Wu-Tang, These Tracks Represent The NBA's Best With the National Basketball Association's regular season ending triumphantly on Thursday night (Apr. 26), the real fun begins -- at least it does for the 16 teams left standing in the playoffs (and maybe for the Nets,…

  14. SXSW Video: Vintage Trouble Q&A and Performance

    March 19, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Singer Ty Taylor talks touring plans, Chuck Berry comparisons backstage at Billboard's SXSW gig. Before playing the Billboard SXSW showcase in Austin on March 14, Vintage Trouble chatted with Billboard.com editor Tye Comer ( @MTye ) about recent buzz, tour plans and crossing the barrier…

  15. Lionel Richie Lights Up SXSW at Billboard Showcase

    March 15, 2012 9:40 AM EDT Performs 'Lady' With Kenny Rogers... Other Acts Include The-Dream, Polica, Vintage Trouble and Wallpaper. With thousands of bands and fans having successfully descended upon Austin, Billboard said "Hello" to the 2012 South By Southwest Festival with a showcase at ACL Live…

  16. Ty Herndon Drops 'Stones' in Return to Country Music

    January 17, 2012 7:00 PM EST 'What Mattered Most' Singer Preps New Album, Talks Changing Scene in Nashville A few months ago, FUNL Music's Sheila Shipley Biddy - the genius who signed such acts as Lee Ann Womack --began working with an established act. However, it had been a few years since the artist had…

  17. Taio Cruz, 'TY.O': Album Preview

    January 16, 2012 12:00 PM EST Taio Cruz Title: TY.O | Release Date: Early Spring The third album from U.K. hitmaker Taio Cruz ( @taiocruz )and his second on Mercury/Island Def Jam (the first, "Rockstarr," peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 and featured the hit "Dynamite" ), "TY.O" goes even…

  18. Kid Rock Plans Fall Charity Tour

    October 10, 2011 4:40 PM EDT Following his successful Born Free tour, Kid Rock is using his box office pull to give back to those in need. The singer's fall tour, which kicks off Nov. 10 in Atlanta, will focus on smaller venues and donate proceeds to local charities and individuals in each market it plays, according…

  19. Billboard Bits: Taio Cruz's New Single, Jay-Z's 'Decoded' Update, Mitch Winehouse's Charity Gig For Amy

    October 04, 2011 6:05 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Taio Cruz Drops New Single Featuring Flo Rida Today, Taio Cruz dropped "Hangover," the first single off his upcoming third album, "TY.O." The UK pop singer-songwriter teamed with producer Dr.…

  20. New Mom Jewel Focuses on Family: 'It's a Rare Gift'

    August 08, 2011 2:30 PM EDT As she tends to four-week-old son Kase Townes Murray and prepares for the release of her second family music album, "The Merry Goes 'Round," Jewel says she's enjoying a break from the usual grind of her career. "I just put things on hold," Jewel, who released her…

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