1. Backbeat: Led Zeppelin Movie Premiere, Afterparty Bring in Rock and Music-Biz Royalty

    October 11, 2012 4:30 PM EDT From left: John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and original drummer John Bonham's son Jason arrive for the press conference for the release of their new concert film Celebration Day . (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)   On Tuesday nigh ...

  2. Billboard Bits: Demi Lovato Records with Missy Elliott, Odd Future Announces Tour

    July 29, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Demi Lovato Hits the Studio with Timbaland, Missy Elliott Demi Lovato is currently prepping her third album for a September release, and the teenage singer is apparently ...

  3. Billboard Bits: 'Watch the Throne' Outrages Indie Retailers, Morrissey Slams Norway

    July 28, 2011 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jay-Z and Kanye West's 'Watch the Throne' Exclusives Have Retailers Up in Arms Jay-Z and Kanye West may be kings of hip-hop sales, but their decision to gi ...

  4. Eminem, Lady Antebellum Expected to Lead 2011 Grammy Nominations

    October 01, 2010 12:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 The nominees for the 53rd annual Grammy Awards won't officially be revealed until tonight (Dec. 1) at 10pm EST at the Recording Academy's annual nominations special, broadcast live on CBS from Club Nokia in Los Angeles. But we have a prett ...

  5. Les Paul: Original Guitar Hero

    August 13, 2009 8:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Legendary guitar and recording innovator Les Paul, 94, died Aug. 13 from complications of severe pneumonia at White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital. A key pioneer in electric guitar sounds, responsible for developing and lending his name to what many conside ...

  6. Death Row Assets Auctioned For $18 Million

    January 16, 2009 10:38 AM EST 0 0 0 The assets of Death Row Records, said to include master recordings of Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, were auctioned yesterday (Jan. 15) for $18 million to Canadian development company WIDEawake Entertainment Group. Because of the less-than-ex ...

  7. Billboard’s Christman Expands Duties

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Billboard senior retail correspondent Ed Christman is adding the publishing beat to his reporting duties. In his new role, Christman will be responsible for leading the coverage of publishing issues for all Billboard products, including the weekly ...

  8. Top Rap Acts Weigh Options As Record Deals End

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As a string of high-profile hip-hop artists near the end of their record contracts, a question looming over their pending free agency isn't which major label they'll sign with but whether they should As a string of high-profile hip-hop art ...

  9. Led Zeppelin Triumphs At London Reunion Show

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Last night (Dec. 10) in London, one of the greatest bands of all time was back in front of its adoring public, if only for two-plus hours. Led Zeppelin's 16-song set at London's O2 Arena came as part Last night (Dec. 10) in London, one of ...

  10. Ask Billboard

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Answers to readers' questions about Guns N' Roses, Brit bands and more. CHINESE SECRET Hi Keith, Both Axl Rose and his management have promised the long-delayed Guns N' Roses album "Chinese Democracy" will be released by the ...