1. Keith Urban Sets Date for 'Fuse,' Talks 'Diversity' of New Album

    May 28, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Keith Urban's "Fuse" is still burning, and with a just-announced Sept. 10 release date for the country star and "American Idol" judge's ninth studio album, he predicts recording will go "down to the wire." & ...

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  3. Taylor Swift's 'Red': The Billboard Cover Story

    October 22, 2012 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ten days before the release of Taylor Swift's fifth album, "Red," Scott Borchetta is in "redundancy mode." That means checking, double-checking and triple-checking every aspect of the 16 tracks on the album. Nothing about th ...

  4. Exclusive: Pink, Target Team for 'Truth About Love' Deluxe Edition

    September 04, 2012 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Special Release Via Retailer Will Include Four All-New Tracks Target will release an exclusive deluxe edition of P!nk's "The Truth About Love" on Sept. 18, featuring four all-new tracks ("My Signature Move," "Is This Th ...

  5. Palladia Acquires 'Later With Jools Holland' and 'Live From Daryl's House'

    August 15, 2012 8:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Palladia's lineup just scored a pair of headliners. The HD music performance channel has acquired BBC series "Later… with Jools Holland" as well as the web-developed show "Live From Daryl's House." "Later" wil ...

  6. 40 Under 40: Joe Belliotti, Emmanuel Seuge

    August 02, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Joe Belliotti, Emmanuel Seuge Director of Entertainment Marketing; Head of Worldwide Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Coca-Cola Website: CocaCola.com Twitter: @JoeBelliotti ; @ManuSeuge Making Music Go Better How has Coca-Cola sustained its pre ...

  7. Train Tries To Follow A Massive Hit - Again - on 'California 37'

    April 06, 2012 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 In 2009, the members of Train thought the band might have run out of road. Its third album, "For Me, It's You," released by Columbia in 2006, had failed to live up to expectations. Its breakout, multiplatinum debut, "Drops of Jup ...

  8. Train To Release 'California 37' Album in April

    February 07, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 After declaring "Save Me, San Francisco" on their 2009 full-length, Train is taking on the whole state of California on their new album. The pop-rock trio announced "California 37" and April 17, 2012 as the title and release date ...

  9. Alright, Alright: Matthew McConaughey's 'Dazed' Dude Graces Butch Walker Video

    January 20, 2012 4:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Thanks to rocker Butch Walker , Matthew McConaughey is reprising his breakout role of Wooderson, the iconic stoner from Richard Linklater's 1993 film Dazed and Confused, who famously demured, "That's what I love about them high school ...

  10. Backbeat: Butch Walker Plays In-Store, Takes to Photo Booth To Save Atlanta's Criminal Records

    October 17, 2011 10:05 AM EDT Record Store Day: Butch Walker clowning it up with Criminal Records' owner Eric Levin (left) and Criminal Record employees Carol Lai, Jason Huges, Lillian Lai-Huges and Kim Glenn. With Criminal Records' future at stake , Butch Walker who ...

  11. Gavin DeGraw Dusts Off After NYC Street Fight, Delivers 'Sweeter' Album

    September 16, 2011 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the early morning hours of Aug. 8, singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw was assaulted by a group of unknown men in Manhattan's East Village, not far from the bar he co-owns with his brother, the National Underground. DeGraw, 34, was then hit by a ...

  12. Butch Walker's Second Project With The Black Widows Is Bigger And Rougher

    September 01, 2011 11:30 AM EDT When Butch Walker records an album under his own name, it's usually sandwiched between jobs producing for others. His new album, The Spade, his sixth and second with his band the Black Widows, came together after Walker spent the spring in ...

  13. Butch Walker's Second Project With The Black Widows Is Bigger and Rougher

    August 28, 2011 9:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Butch Walker records an album under his own name, it's usually sandwiched between jobs producing for others. His new album, "The Spade," his sixth and second with his band the Black Widows, came together after Walker spent the sp ...

  14. Billboard Bits: Ryan Tedder To Open BBQ Franchises, Bon Iver & James Blake Song Surfaces

    August 24, 2011 7:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder To Open Ten BBQ Franchises OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder has signed a deal with Southern Hospitality BBQ to be the first franchise owner ...

  15. Train Primed to Record New Album, Ukulele Included

    August 09, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Though still on the road -- with Maroon 5 -- celebrating the success of its gold-certified comeback album "Save Me, San Francisco" (2009), Train is also "about 75 or 80 percent done with writing the next album," according to fron ...

  16. Gavin DeGraw: Recording 'Sweeter' Album was 'Like Speed Dating'

    August 08, 2011 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 After four albums of mostly self-contained songwriting, Gavin DeGraw has discovered the joys of collaborating on his upcoming set, "Sweeter." But he admits it wasn't easy getting started. "I was feeling stifled and that I needed ...

  17. Billboard Bits: Jessie J Talks Death Threats, J. Cole Named Rihanna Opener

    June 29, 2011 6:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jessie J Admits to Receiving Death Threats In an interview with Q Magazine, Jessie J admitted to receiving physical threats since crossing over to the U.S. with debut alb ...

  18. Ben Lee, Butch Walker Sign With Dangerbird Records

    June 13, 2011 8:46 PM EDT Ben Lee and Butch Walker have signed with Dangerbird Records for their next releases, marking the first time the independent Los Angeles label will issue albums from established acts. Walker's album is being eyed for August or September, and ...

  19. All Time Low Do Some 'Dirty Work' With Rivers Cuomo, The-Dream

    June 07, 2011 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 A ll Time Low knows how to write a monster hook and a shout-out-loud chorus, but that doesn't mean its members can't get a few tips from the master. "Working with Rivers [Cuomo] was amazing," All Time Low frontman Alex Gaskarth t ...

  20. The Wombats Plot U.S. 'Glitch' Tour in August

    May 29, 2011 8:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Wombats promise that their upcoming trio of U.S. concert dates will not be their last trip across the pond to support their sophomore album, "This Modern Glitch." "We're coming back in August, and we're planning out some ...

  21. Panic! at the Disco 'Pick Up the Slack' on 'Vices & Virtues'

    March 18, 2011 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "This has meant more than anything in the past two years," Brendon Urie earnestly told a sold-out crowd at New York's Bowery Ballroom on Feb. 1. The Panic! at the Disco frontman's sentiment was matched only by the excitement of t ...

  22. Avril Lavigne Battles Her Label, Works with Ex-Husband on 'Goodbye Lullaby'

    March 08, 2011 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 A vril Lavigne has enjoyed a decade-long career of fashioning emotional but radio-friendly pop-rock -- singles like "Complicated," "I'm With You" and "My Happy Ending" have helped push her career U.S. album sales t ...

  23. Panic! At The Disco Sets Mar. 29 Release for 'Vices & Virtues'

    January 19, 2011 8:56 AM EST 0 0 0 Las Vegas pop-rock outfit Panic! At The Disco has announced a Mar. 29 release for "Vices & Virtues," its first album since founding members Ryan Ross (guitar) and Jon Walker (bass) departed the band in July 2009. Panic! At The Disco Su ...

  24. Avril Lavigne to Release 'Goodbye Lullaby' Album in March

    December 07, 2010 3:53 PM EST 0 0 0 Nearly four years after the release of "The Best Damn Thing," Avril Lavigne has finally set a date for her long-awaited fourth studio album. The Canadian pop star will drop her new set, entitled "Goodbye Lullaby," Mar. 8 on RCA R ...

  25. Butch Walker Busy With Music, Memoir On The Road

    May 11, 2010 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Musician and producer Butch Walker is "about halfway done" with a memoir that he says will offer some insight into a career of making music, both on his own and for other, more celebrated friends. "It's not all just sex, drugs an ...

  26. Avril Lavigne Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 2:12 PM EST 0 0 0 Avril Lavigne, Title TBD (RCA) Release Date: First half of 2010 Plenty has changed in Avril Lavigne 's world since 2007's "The Best Damn Thing," which sold 1.6 million in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. She spl ...

  27. Avril Lavigne Takes Stripped-Down Approach On Next Album

    July 27, 2009 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Get ready to hear a softer side of Avril Lavigne . The Canadian pop singer tells Billboard.com that she's taking a more serious, stripped-down approach to her fourth studio album, tentatively slated for a November release on RCA. "A lot of ...

  28. Think Pink

    October 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "'Heartbreak is a Motherf*cker' is what I originally wanted to name the album," laughs Pink of "Funhouse," due this week via LaFace/Zomba. "'Heartbreak is a Motherf*cker' is what I originally wanted to na ...

  29. The Von Bondies Sign With Majordomo

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After months of searching, the Von Bondies have finally found a home. The Detroit rock group has signed to Majordomo Records, a division of Shout Factory, and will release its third album, "Love, Hate After months of searching, the Von Bondies ...

  30. Pink Steps Into The 'Funhouse'

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pink has christened her new album "Funhouse," and will release it Oct. 28 via LaFace/Zomba. First single "So What" is No. 40 this week on Billboard's Pop 100 Airplay chart and No. 59 on the overall Po Pink has christened her ...

  31. Pink Pencils In New Album For October

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pop star Pink has set an Oct. 28 release for her as-yet-untitled fifth album. The LaFace/Zomba set is led by the single "So What," which will hit radio early next month and digital outlets shortly the Pop star Pink has set an Oct. 28 relea ...

  32. The Lollalists

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A breezy overview of Lollapalooza 2008's artists, what they have in common and what they don't. A breezy overview of Lollapalooza 2008's artists, what they have in common and what they don't. THE HEADLINERS RAGE AGAINST THE MACHI ...

  33. Lollapalooza 2008 Artists

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Check out performance times, news, reviews, chart data, tour dates and features from Lollapalooza 2008 performers. This complete list of the artists performing at Lollapalooza 2008 includes performance times, news, reviews, chart data, tour dates. C ...

  34. Von Bondies Roar Back With 'Love, Hate'

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Von Bondies plan to return in early 2008 after a three-year break with the Detroit rock group's second major-label effort, "Love, Hate and Then There's You." The Von Bondies plan to return in early 2008 after a three-year bre ...

  35. The Academy Is...

    July 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 I am listening to "Heartbreaker" a Ryan Adams album. Its so good, I am Australian (for anyone who doesn't know) but this song called "Oh My Sweet Carolina" talks about a lot of places we just did show Today we are in Tacoma ...

  36. Hot Hot Heat Finds 'Happiness' In September

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Canadian rock outfit Hot Hot Heat will return in the fall with its next album, "Happiness LTD." Due Sept. 11 via Sire, the project was co-produced by the band with Butch Walker, Tim Palmer and Rob Cav Canadian rock outfit Hot Hot Heat will ...

  37. Secondhand Serenade

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ten years ago, a department store employee with time on his hands wouldn't have had much hope of quitting his day job to become a rock star. But by getting his music online, John Vesely was able to ma Ten years ago, a department store employee ...

  38. Underground Garage

    December 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In a year that started with our president "staying the course" and ending with him saying the Commission on Iraq had some "good points" (yeah, like screw your course, get the hell out of there, you mo In a year that started with ...

  39. Underground Garage

    December 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The thing I love about rockabilly is the way it requires no explanation as to how it relates directly to the roots of rock'n'roll. No research, leaps of faith or imagination required. It is the ultimate naked, primitive, savage musical sty ...

  40. Underground Garage

    December 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Once again we find ourselves stretching our umbrella to include the two most unlikely rock gods since Flo and Eddie left the Turtles. Once again we find ourselves stretching our umbrella to include the two most unlikely rock gods since Flo and Eddie ...

  41. Underground Garage

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Little Steven's Underground Garage column, produced exclusively for Billboard. The charts are a combination of airplay from the Underground Garage format and coolness. Once again we find ourselves stretching our umbrella to include the two most ...

  42. Underground Garage

    November 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Glub glub, baby: We're traveling to the Deep South this week. And I mean deep, as the pride of Bikini Bottom spews forth our coolest song in the world this week, "Ridin' the Hook." Glub glub, baby: We're traveling to the Dee ...

  43. Underground Garage

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Little Steven's Underground Garage column, produced exclusively for Billboard. The charts are a combination of airplay from the Underground Garage format and coolness. Wanna have some fun? Tune in to intheattic.tv for Rachel Fuller's Inter ...

  44. Rossi Wins 'Rock Star,' But Will He Front Supernova?

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The search for Supernova's frontman came to an end tonight (Sept. 13) as punk rocker Lukas Rossi was named the winning vocalist of the CBS reality show "Rock Star: Supernova." But the legal dispute ov The search for Supernova's f ...

  45. Underground Garage

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hail! Hail! Rock'n'roll! The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame officially opened this week on Sept. 2, 1995. It is similar to the United Nations in that its existence is an extraordinary achievement, and eve Hail! Hail! Rock'n'roll! The ...

  46. Underground Garage

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The new Primal Scream album, "Riot City Blues," is finally released stateside, and the band scores a very rare second "coolest song" nod with "Dolls." Primal Scream therapy. The new Primal Scream album, "Riot City ...

  47. Supernova To Debut On New Year's Eve

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Supernova, which is in the process of searching for a singer via the CBS show "Rockstar," will play its first live show on New Year's Eve at the Joint in Las Vegas. Supernova, which is in the process of searching for a singer via the ...

  48. Yorn Telling Stories On New Album, Tour

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Pete Yorn will complete a self-described musical "trilogy" with his third full-length album later this summer. Due Aug. 15 via Columbia, "Nightcrawler" is the follow-up to his 2003 s Singer/songwriter Pete Yorn ...

  49. Butch Walker Drafts Pink For Third Album

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Butch Walker and the Lets Go Out Tonites channel their inner David Bowie for on the new album "The Rise & Fall of Butch Walker and the Lets Go Out Tonites." Butch Walker and the Lets Go Out Tonites channel their inner David Bowie for o ...

  50. Lee, Newsted, Clarke Search For 'Rock Star'

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke have formed a new band, Supernova, and will utilize the CBS reality show "Rock Sta Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, former ...

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