1. Coheed and Cambria's Michael Todd Arrested for Armed Robbery

    July 11, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Police have arrested Coheed and Cambria bass player Michael Todd for allegedly robbing a pharmacy. The Attleboro, Mass., police department said they responded to a report of a robbery around 1 p.m. Sunday at a Walgreens. "Upon arrival, it was learned that a male had threatened a…

  2. Fred Durst on Limp Bizkit's Comeback: 'We've Got to Own Who We Are'

    June 20, 2011 4:20 PM EDT Fred Durst says Limp Bizkit 's upcoming "Gold Cobra" is "definitely not a reunion. It's a comeback." The rap-rock quintet releases its new album -- its first since 2005 and first with its original lineup, including guitarist Wes Borland, since 2000's "…

  3. Bad Meets Evil Project with Eminem Is 'God's Work,' Says Royce da 5'9''

    June 09, 2011 6:55 AM EDT R oyce da 5'9" says he and Eminem had "already ruled out the possibility of having time to do a project with each other a long time ago." So he considers "Hell: The Sequel," the new EP the two Detroit MCs are releasing June 14 under the moniker Bad Meets Evil, to…

  4. Billboard Bits: Gaga Fans Harass Black Keys Drummer, Coldplay Denies Plagiarism Charges

    June 07, 2011 6:20 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Black Keys Drummer Attacked by Lady Gaga Fans on Twitter After the Black Keys ' Patrick Carney offered jokes comparing Lady Gaga to Madonna on two different occasions, Gaga fans turned vitriolic, sending a…

  5. Scotty McCreery Wins 'American Idol' Season 10

    May 25, 2011 10:25 PM EDT Scotty McCreery, whose deep, syrupy voice has been compared to that of Josh Turner, was crowned season 10's "American Idol" on tonight's (May 25) live finale. 'American Idol' Finale: 10 Best Performances (Video) Photos: 'American Idol' Season Finale…

  6. 5 Reasons Scotty McCreery Will Win 'American Idol'

    May 25, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Lauren Alaina picked up some momentum during the final performance night on Tuesday, but the glitter won't be raining down on her during tonight's finale. Here are five reasons why Scotty McCreery is a lock to win: PHOTOS: Scotty McCreery's 'American Idol' Journey 1.…

  7. 'American Idol': Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery Fight to the Finish

    May 24, 2011 10:09 PM EDT The moment has finally arrived: Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina faced off in tonight's final "American Idol" performance episode, and each brought their best effort despite vocal chord woes that reportedly almost sidelined Lauren from the competition. But like the trooper she…

  8. Puddle of Mudd Reworks Rolling Stones, Neil Young Hits for Covers Album

    May 24, 2011 4:20 PM EDT An abandoned attempt to make a followup to 2009's "Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate" led Puddle of Mudd to opt instead for a covers set, "re:(disc)overed," which is due out Aug. 2. "Since we started we've been non-stop -- make a record, go on…

  9. NBC Orders Music-Heavy Fall Lineup after 'The Voice' Success

    May 15, 2011 4:33 PM EDT NBC is banking on musical Mondays this fall, reserving the 8 to 10 p.m. block for competitions and the 10 p.m. hour for "The Playboy Club." The new Broadway-themed "Smash" will take over the 10 p.m. slot at mid-season. Music will have a significant role in at least two of…

  10. Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood Offer Support at CMT Disaster Benefit

    May 13, 2011 8:41 AM EDT Help is on the way. That's the message celebrities and music stars sent to storm victims across the South on Thursday night during a star-studded benefit concert on CMT. Hank Williams Jr. kicked off "Music Builds: The CMT Disaster Relief Concert" at the Grand Ole Opry House in…

  11. Colt Ford Craves Country Rap Radio Hit with 'Every Chance I Get'

    May 01, 2011 8:02 AM EDT For those who still consider country rap an oxymoron, Colt Ford is working hard to change that perception with the May 3 release of his album "Every Chance I Get," which includes guest vocals by Tim McGraw , Charlie Daniels and Luke Bryan . "I am a country artist. I live the…

  12. Black Veil Brides to 'Set World on Fire' with Major Label Debut

    April 12, 2011 12:00 AM EDT B lack Veil Brides do not exactly have modest ambitions for their sophomore album. "This is going to be the best album anybody's ever made," founder and frontman Andy Six tells Billboard.com about "Set the World On Fire," which comes out June 14 as the glammy Los…

  13. Lemmy Kilmister, "Lemmy: 49% Motherf**ker. 51% Son Of A Bitch"

    March 18, 2011 10:52 AM EDT Greg Olliver and former Billboard editor Wes Orshoski followed Motörhead singer/ bassist Lemmy Kilmister around the world to film a documentary about him, crafting a portrait that transcends Kilmister from metal legend to relatable human being. Their labor of love pays off in spades for the…

  14. 'American Idol' Top 12 Guys Offer Promising Start

    March 01, 2011 10:50 PM EST Season 10's first show with a studio audience isn't exactly live. To work out the Top 24 kinks a little while before the Top 12 (or is it 13? Or maybe 15?) kicks into gear, the producers tape these early episodes without the usual time constraints or production pressures. There'…

  15. Update: Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae Announce Joint Tour Dates

    February 16, 2011 10:00 AM EST Following their show-stopping performance at the Grammy Awards, Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae will team up for a North American co-headlining tour. The retro-pop singer and R&B songstress will embark on the joint trek, dubbed Hooligans in Wondaland, in May and June, beginning May 4 in New…

  16. Scarface In Jail For Child Support

    February 04, 2011 12:18 PM EST Apparently, rapper Scarface is a dead beat dad... at least that's what's being reported. XXLMag.com has revealed that the legendary Texas rapper has been in jail since Oct. 13 for failing to pay child support in four separate cases and for an unknown federal charge. Face is being…

  17. Motorhead Singer Talks New Album, 'Motherf**ker' Movie

    January 24, 2011 7:50 AM EST With albums coming from both his bands and a biographical documentary due out on DVD, one can understand why Lemmy Kilmister feels "we're going pretty good at the moment." The iconic Motorhead founder and leader is basking in the raised profile of "Lemmy: 49% Motherf**ker,…

  18. Billboard Bits: Bieber Plays Santa, Ultimate Last-Minute Holiday Playlist

    December 24, 2010 1:14 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber Plays Santa for Sick Children Justin Bieber went the extra mile to give back to fans on Thursday, bringing a busload of toys to sick children in extra need of holiday cheer. The singer parked his tour…

  19. Black Keys 'Up' To No. 1 On Alternative Songs

    October 27, 2010 1:35 PM EDT ROO-KEYS OF THE YEAR: Akron, Ohio's the Black Keys reach the top spot on Alternative Songs with their first chart entry, as "Tighten Up" ascends 2-1. The song appears on the act's sixth studio album, "Brothers," which soars 48-27 as the Greatest Gainer (14,000,…

  20. Kanye West Says He Had Considered Suicide

    October 19, 2010 10:31 AM EDT K anye Wes t told an audience at a screening of his film, "Runaway," that he thought about killing himself, but now feels a responsibility to make a meaningful contribution to pop culture and art. Describing himself as a pop icon and "soldier for culture," West told the…

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