1. Judas Priest at 40: Rob Halford Talks 'Epitaph' in Very Metal Video Q&A

    May 28, 2013 2:00 PM EDT "I first saw Judas Priest at the Birmingham College of Food and Art," remembers singer Rob Halford in reference to his earliest encounter with the band he would help bring to the world stage as one of the greatest heavy metal groups ever assembled, back in their embryonic…

  2. James Wesley Sets Up Debut Album With 'Thank a Farmer'

    May 27, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Some moments you just don't forget. Super Bowl Sunday was one such day in the life of James Wesley. But, it had nothing to do with the game.  "I was sitting on the floor with my daughter and my son," says the Broken Bow recording artist. "During the commercials on the…

  3. 'X Factor' Trio Emblem3 Talk Summer Album, Touring With Selena Gomez

    May 21, 2013 12:50 PM EDT During an interview on the blue carpet of the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, "X Factor" alums Emblem3 told Billboard some news on their plans for the near future. "The album is done," announced band member Drew Chadwick. "We cut 22 songs and we had to choose 11 songs…

  4. Judge Rules Sammy Hagar Biography Did Not Defame Woman

    May 07, 2013 12:34 AM EDT A defamation lawsuit against Sammy Hagar filed by a former Playboy bunny who claims he fathered her child has been dismissed, and the former Van Halen frontman is pleased with the result, his attorney said Monday. U.S. District Judge Linda Reade ruled April 30 that Hagar did not defame the…

  5. Chart Highlights: Blake Shelton's 'Cool' Crowns Country Airplay

    March 18, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Plus, Little Mix's "Wings" flies onto Pop Songs, Miguel enters R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Tamela Mann leads Gospel Songs for a 20th week. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  6. Mel Tillis Eyes New Book, Greatest Hits Album

    March 04, 2013 3:00 PM EST As a writer, Mel Tillis has crafted some of the format's most memorable songs, such as "Detroit City" for Bobby Bare and "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town" for Kenny Rogers. As an artist, he placed 77 singles on the singles chart between 1958 and 1989.…

  7. The Lumineers: Chart Beat Meet & Greet Video

    January 25, 2013 7:56 PM EST An up-close chat with the singers of the Billboard Hot 100's No. 3 smash 'Ho Hey.'   "We never really thought it would do what it did. It's kind of an unlikely tune to reach as many people as it has," Wesley Schultz, lead singer and guitarist for the Lumineers…

  8. NBA FIT Week: Basketball Stars Discuss Favorite Workout Music

    January 24, 2013 7:30 PM EST Check out what Wesley Matthews, Bruce Bowen and more had to say about the fitness program and what music pumps them up. On Thursday (Jan. 24), the NBA kicks off its 2013 NBA FIT Live Healthy Week, an annual program in which current NBA and WNBA stars, former basketball legends and top coaches…

  9. The Lumineers Bring 'Ho Hey' To 'Saturday Night Live': Watch

    January 20, 2013 9:45 AM EST As their surprise hit "Ho Hey" spends another week inside the Top 5 of the Hot 100 chart, the Lumineers made their "Saturday Night Live" debut on Saturday (Jan. 19), performing their smash single as well as "Stubborn Love."     The Denver folk group (and recent…

  10. 'X Factor' Trio Emblem3 Signed to Simon Cowell's Label

    January 09, 2013 10:45 AM EST Simon Cowell is hoping to make stars of another all-boy group: California's own Emblem3. "The X Factor" creator and judge, who mentored the Huntington Beach-based trio on season two of the series, has made it official, signing Wesley Stromberg, Keaton Stromberg and Drew…

  11. The Year In Bubbling Under

    December 27, 2012 9:05 AM EST A look back at 10 breakout acts whose chart action Billboard heralded early on. In March, Billboard premiered the weekly "Bubbling Under" column, named after the longtime chart that tracks activity below the Billboard Hot 100. The idea was to spotlight up-and-coming acts on the…

  12. Simon Cowell Wants to Sign Emblem3 When 'X Factor' Ends

    December 07, 2012 8:45 AM EST As the final four "X Factor" competitors head into the semi-finals, it's not unlikely that any of them can (and likely will) be signed to major record labels even if they fall short of that $5 million winning prize. Among the most likely of pop stars is Huntington Beach-based…

  13. Ne-Yo Would 'Definitely' Make a Country Record, Fun.'s Vocal Problems + More Grammys Concert Backstage Moments

    December 06, 2012 9:25 AM EST Alabama Shakes, the Lumineers, Hunter Hayes React to Grammy Nominations Backstage at the Grammy Nominations "Concert Live!!" on Wednesday, several of the night's biggest nominees -- Hunter Hayes, Fun., the Lumineers -- dropped by to give thanks and offer some reactions on being…

  14. Disney's Night of Joy Turns 30 With Casting Crowns, Third Day

    September 10, 2012 11:30 AM EDT "Disney cares about the family like we care about the family," says Brandon Heath, one of the Christian artists who performed this weekend at Walt Disney World's 30th annual Night of Joy. "It's a common goal that we have to enrich families. They can come enjoy the…

  15. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: Kathy Coleman

    September 07, 2012 6:05 AM EDT On the anniversary of the show's premiere, a visit to the 'Land of the Lost.' And, that great theme song. "Marshall, Will and Holly, On a routine expedition, Met the greaaa-test earthquake ever known. High on the rapids, it struck their tiny raft (aaah!) And plunged them…

  16. Bob Dylan, 'Tempest': Track-By-Track Review

    September 06, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Bob Dylan 's impressive 35th studio album, "Tempest," arrives in the 50th year of his recording career. Rootsy and stylistically broad, Dylan reaches back to the styles that inspired him early on -- American and British folk music, story songs filled with history and tragedy,…

  17. Puddle of Mudd's Scantlin Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Possession: Report

    July 05, 2012 4:05 PM EDT Puddle of Mudd frontman Wesley Scantlin has reportedly pled guilty to cocaine possession, after being arrested in January and charged in April . According to TMZ , Scantlin struck a deal with prosecutors after being charged with being under the influenced of a controlled substance and driving…

  18. Puddle of Mudd Frontman Charged With Cocaine Possession

    April 04, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Wesley Scantlin Pled Not Guilty in L.A. County Court Puddle of Mudd frontman Wesley Scantlin has been charged with felony cocaine possession, TMZ reports. When he was arrested on Jan. 12, Scantlin was found to be in possession of powder and pills, but when the Los Angeles District Attorney&…

  19. James Wesley Talks New Single, Touring With Taylor Swift & Ronnie Dunn

    March 22, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Much has been made of the glamour of the road life for a studio musician. If you truly want glamour, talk to Broken Bow recording artist James Wesley . "I've got a small fifteen passenger bus that we take out for some of our shorter shows with," he begins. "I've got a…

  20. Skrillex, Diplo & A-Trak: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 03, 2012 12:15 PM EST The three guys stand shoulder to shoulder, backs to the wall, attempting to balance their varying heights with staggered stances. Diplo is the tallest and most camera-trained, tilting his head and adjusting his hot-professor glasses. He has, after all, modeled for a GQ magazine spread, making…

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