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  1. New Year's Eve Concert Guide: From Jay-Z/Coldplay to Skrillex; Nicki Minaj to Willie Nelson, and More

    December 28, 2012 3:00 PM EST Jay-Z (left) with Coldplay's Chris Martin play Brooklyn's Barclays Center on New Year's Eve. (Getty) Across the country -- from Coldplay and Jay-Z in Brooklyn and Nicki MInaj in Vegas to Skrillex in Detroit and Willie Nelson in Aust ...

  2. Backbeat: Johnny Depp, Dee Snider Perform, Metal Industry Cuts Loose at Revolver Golden Gods Awards

    April 12, 2012 6:00 PM EDT (Photo: Ryan J. Downey) Johnny Depp stunned the crowd when he joined Marilyn Manson onstage on Wednesday at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards . As thrilling as it was for Depp to be playing guitar on "The Beautiful People" and "Sweet ...

  3. Grammy Museum Opens First Ever Heavy Metal Exhibit

    April 12, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Slayer's Marshall stacks greet visitors coming up form the ground floor. (Photo: Phil Gallo) Prior to the Revolver Golden Gods Award Show yesterday (April 12), the Grammy Museum opened its first-ever heavy metal exhibit, "Golden Gods: Th ...

  4. Robert Bennett, Renowned Attorney, to Represent Megaupload

    January 23, 2012 7:17 AM EST ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (AP) - When Megaupload executives arrive in court to answer charges that they orchestrated a massive online piracy scheme, they'll be backed by a prominent lawyer who has defended Bill Clinton against sexual harassment ch ...

  5. Daddy Yankee Presents Winner of Western Union Contest at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 27, 2011 4:24 PM EDT Latin music superstar Daddy Yankee happily announces rapper/hip hop artist Alex Moncada as the winner of Western Union's "Love in Any Language" contest (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner) Last month, Alex Moncada was a struggling songw ...

  6. Billboard's Latin Music Conference & Awards Central

    April 20, 2011 5:41 PM EDT April 29, 2011 |Photos Photos: 2011 Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, Behind the Scenes The Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards is the longest running and most prestigious event in the Latin music industry. For three days and ...

  7. Adele's '21' Sells A Million, Returns To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 13, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Adele's "21" album not only returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, it also becomes the first to sell more than 1 million copies this year. With 88,000 sold this past week (down 6%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, total sales for &q ...

  8. Drake and Ke$ha Added To Bamboozle Festival Line-Up

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Drake and Ke$ha are the latest acts to be added to The Bamboozle Festival roster, joining the likes of MGMT, Paramore, Mike Posner and headliners Weezer, among others. Drake will be performing right before Paramore on May 1 and Ke$ha on both May 1 ...

  9. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, SSS

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Aretha Franklin will play the Hollywood Bowl for the first time in 35 years on June 26. Franklin joins a summer 2009 Bowl performance lineup that includes Raphael Saadiq, Janelle Monae, the Roots, Etta James and Grace Jones. Single tickets for ...

  10. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Jazzy Soul Collective, Big Pooh, Abstract Rude

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Indie R&B pioneers Eric Roberson, Grammy nominee Anthony David and singer/producer Angela Johnson will kick off the first leg of the Jazzy Soul Collective 2009 tour. The junket gets under way April 22 at BB Kings in New York, followed by stop ...

  11. Bravery, Carlton, Folds Tapped For Ovation TV Show

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Bravery, Vanessa Carlton, Ben Folds, Josh Kelley and Jason Mraz will perform during the inaugural season of "Bonefish Grill's Notes From The Road" on Ovation TV, Billboard.biz has learned. The one-hour series will combine live p ...

  12. Jury Convicts 'Release Group' Pirate

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A jury in Alexandria, Va., rendered a guilty verdict on Thursday (May 22) in the federal prosecution of a Brooklyn man for conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement. According to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, B ...

  13. RIAA File New Lawsuits Against File Traders

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Brought against 750 individuals. RIAA-member labels filed a new round of copyright infringement lawsuits today (Feb. 28) against 750 individuals for distributing copyrighted music over peer-to-peer services without permission. The "John Doe&q ...

  14. Nellie McKay Splits With Columbia

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Her next album was scheduled for Jan. 3 release. Less than two weeks before the planned Jan. 3 release of her sophomore Columbia album, " Pretty Little Head ," singer/songwriter Nellie McKay has voluntarily left the label, sources tell B ...

  15. U.S. Agents Taking Piracy Fight Overseas

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Government experts in intellectual property will be sent to Brazil, India, Russia, Thailand and the Middle East to monitor and encourage local anti-piracy efforts, U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutie LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Govern ...

  16. Behind the Deal: An Interview with U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gearing up for the ongoing fight against piracy after a change of the guards in the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales sat down with <i>ELW</i> editor and <i>Billboard</i> l Gearing up for the ong ...

  17. 'Idol' Star Kimberley Locke Set To Tour

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Curb Recording artist and "American Idol" finalist Kimberley Locke will embark on her first solo concert tour, One Love Live, Oct. 2 at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass. Curb Recording artist and "American Ido ...

  18. Nickel Creek, Glen Phillips Set For Tour

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Toad the Wet Sprocket front man Glen Phillips and Nickel Creek will be joined by former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones as a special guest on electric bass and drummer Pete Thomas (Elvis C Former Toad the Wet Sprocket front man Glen Ph ...

  19. J.J. Cale Sets Small-Venue Tour

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT J.J. Cale has a run of dates scheduled around the release of his upcoming June 8 Sanctuary release, "To Tulsa and Back," beginning May 22 at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, Calif. J.J. Cale has a run of dates scheduled around ...