1. Jim Reeves' Life 'Disturbed' Author of Biography

    January 11, 2012 7:00 AM EST Country Music's 'Gentleman Jim' Was a 'Combination of Good and Bad,' Says Larry Jordan It could be said that Jim Reeves was one country artist who was more popular in death than in life. First charting in 1953 with "Mexican Joe," the singer's death in a…

  2. Wild Flag's Carrie Brownstein Sounds Off on Hipsterdom, 'Portlandia' Season Two

    January 05, 2012 4:10 PM EST On the second season of the culty IFC Channel comedy "Portlandia," Eddie Vedder plays a hot dude with a not-so-hot Eddie Vedder tattoo. Johnny Marr plays a cyclist disgruntled by imcompentent bike valets (they're the worst, right?). And St. Vincent ? "I wouldn't quite…

  3. Kasabian Announce U.S. Dates To Support 'Direct, Melodic' New Album

    December 02, 2011 5:55 PM EST "Velociraptor!," Kasabian 's fourth album, is bringing the British quartet to North America in 2012 for its first visit in five years -- and high time, according to guitarist and songwriter Sergio Pizzorno. "The last time (for 2009's 'West Ryder Pauper Lunatic…

  4. Megadeth's Dave Mustaine: 6 Questions About 'Thirteen'

    October 31, 2011 12:30 AM EDT Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine says there's nothing unlucky about his band's new album, "Th1rt3en," arriving Nov. 1 on Roadrunner. "Thirteen is not a bad number," says Mustaine, who founded the iconic thrash metal band after being kicked out of Metallica in 1983…

  5. Soulja Boy Tells Em Sorry for Drug Arrest, Promotes New Movie

    October 19, 2011 10:10 AM EDT It didn't take long for Soulja Boy to reconnect to social media to thank fans and promote his new movie following his arrest on drug and gun possession charges in Georgia on Tuesday. PHOTOS: 52 Musician Mug Shots Moments after being released on $10,000 bond, the "Crank That"…

  6. Soulja Boy Charged With Felony Drug, Gun Possession in Georgia

    October 18, 2011 12:00 PM EDT "Crank That" rapper Soulja Boy and four others have been charged with felony possession after a stop for a traffic violation Tuesday morning in Temple, GA turned up a "substantial amount" of marijuana and guns, Billboard.com has confirmed. The 21-year old star (real name…

  7. Lindsey Buckingham to Self-Release 'Seeds' Album in September

    June 13, 2011 11:31 AM EDT Lindsey Buckingham will self-release his sixth solo album, "Seeds We Sow," on Sept. 6 and embark on 31-city North American tour in September and October. The album's first single is "In Our Own Time." Buckingham's last two albums, 2008's "Gift of Screws…

  8. Ask Billboard: Which Superstars Have Yet To Hit No. 1?

    June 03, 2011 6:55 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. WHICH SUPERSTARS…

  9. Schools Of Rock: Music Business College Guide

    March 31, 2011 11:16 AM EDT It used to be that the school of hard knocks was enough to land you a gig in the music business-but no longer. With the contraction of the industry increasing the competition for jobs and the advent of ever-evolving digital technologies, graduates need a strong foundation in business to start…

  10. Remembering 15 Forgotten Adult Pop Songs

    March 29, 2011 1:05 PM EDT For the 15th anniversary earlier this month of Billboard's Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, we presented the Top 40 Adult Pop Songs 1996-2011 ranked retrospective. How about some (very) deep countdown extras? Here is a look (and listen) at 15 other songs that, despite not having…

  11. Chris Cornell Kicks Off Songbook Tour, Calls New Soundgarden Album 'Diverse'

    March 24, 2011 4:35 PM EDT C hris Cornell says the greatest challenge of his upcoming solo acoustic Songbook tour may be the temptation to talk too much. "Yeah, I have to stop myself sometimes in terms of just talking," Cornell, who stars the trek this Friday (Mar. 25) in Aspen, Colo., and continues it…

  12. Ask Billboard: Historic Hot 100 No. 1s, Continued

    February 25, 2011 7:55 PM EST 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. HISTORIC HOT 100…

  13. Justin Bieber Tempts 'Church Lady' on 'SNL,' Linkin Park Performs

    February 06, 2011 12:55 PM EST L inkin Park may have been last night's (Feb. 5) musical guest on "Saturday Night Live," but a certain promo-happy pop star dropped by just for the antics. Justin Bieber tempted host Dana Carvey's signature "Church Lady" character (with her show "Church Chat…

  14. Update: Michael Jackson Doctor Conrad Murray Pleads Not Guilty

    January 25, 2011 12:45 PM EST M ichael Jackson's doctor pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the pop superstar's death as the case moved rapidly toward trial. "Your honor, I am an innocent man," Murray told Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor. "I definitely plead…

  15. Slayer's Kerry King Performs with Megadeth

    October 25, 2010 5:05 PM EDT Metal history was made last week (Oct. 21) when Megadeth was joined on stage by Slayer guitarist Kerry King during the last stop of the Jagermeister tour at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Hollywood, Calif. Video: Kerry King Plays "Rattlehead" with Megadeath Megadeth frontman Dave…

  16. Ask Billboard: Covering Cover Songs

    August 13, 2010 1:05 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. COMPLETE COVERAGE…

  17. Arcade Fire Outshines Soundgarden To Cap Lollapalooza

    August 09, 2010 6:44 AM EDT The closing night of Lollapalooza on Sunday (Aug. 8) was a contest between old school and new school: On the south stage of Chicago's massive Grant Park, Soundgarden played one of its first shows in more than a decade, and on the north stage Arcade Fire proved that the acclaim for its…

  18. Ask Billboard: As Years Go By

    August 06, 2010 5:55 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. AS YEARS GO BY,…

  19. Soundgarden / Aug. 5, 2010 / Chicago (Vic Theater)

    August 06, 2010 9:42 AM EDT As a warm-up to its big comeback gig closing out Lollapalooza Sunday night, Soundgarden packed Chicago's intimate Vic Theater Thursday (Aug 5). While the original four-piece ably served up two hours of the muscular, sludgy rock they made their name on 20 years ago in Seattle, the…

  20. Soundgarden to Issue 'Telephantasm' Release in September

    August 03, 2010 1:15 PM EDT Soundgarden 's recent reunion will come full circle with "Telephantasm," the rock group's first release in 14 years, due out Sept. 28 on A&M/UMe. The retrospective album will feature the band's hits, previously released obscurities and "Black Rain," a…

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