1. Would You Take Robin Thicke Back?: 10 Female Music Critics Answer

    July 05, 2014 10:00 AM EDT From begging during performances to recording and titling his new album after Paula Patton, Robin Thicke has been trying hard—publicly, at least—to get his estranged wife back. Will the public campaign, including his album, help repair their marria ...

  2. The 15 Scariest Music Videos Ever

    October 31, 2013 9:00 AM EDT We expect scary videos from Ozzy, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, but the dark side isn't just relegated to those with a spooky musical flair. Pop stars like Michael Jackson and Chris Brown have gotten in on the haunted fun, turning in clips t ...

  3. Album Reviews: The Script, Tame Impala, Alejandro Sanz and more

    October 23, 2012 7:51 AM EDT Gary Clark Jr. Blak and Blu Producers: Mike Elizondo, Rob Cavallo, Gary Clark Jr. Warner Bros. Records Release Date: Oct. 22 Fat, powerful blues-rock that recalls five decades of various strains of Southern R&B and rock makes for a curious s ...

  4. Single Reviews: Bruno Mars, Adele, Rihanna, Sky Ferreira & more

    October 15, 2012 8:17 AM EDT BRUNO MARS Locked Out of Heaven (3:54) Producer: Mark Ronson Writers: B. Mars, the Smeezingtons Publishers: various Elektra/Warner With Gotye busy channeling Peter Gabriel, 2012 seemed overdue for a Police tribute. Leave it to Bruno Mars, then, ...

  5. Album Reviews: Owl City, Imagine Dragons & more

    August 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT IMAGINE DRAGONS Night Visions Producers: Alex Da Kid, Imagine Dragons KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Release Date: Sept. 4 Though he hasn't yet reached the level of Dr. Luke and RedOne, English songwriter/producer Alex Da Kid has helmed enough hit s ...

  6. Singles Reviews: Mumford & Sons, Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding & more

    August 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT MUMFORD & SONS I Will Wait (4:52) Producer: Markus Dravs Writers: Mumford & Sons Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group Gentlemen of the Road/Glassnote For the lead single off their follow-up to "Sigh No More", Mumford & ...

  7. Backbeat: Alabama Shakes Play Tiny NYC Venue for MTV Hive Livestream

    April 17, 2012 4:10 PM EDT Alabama Shakes at the Studio at Webster Hall. (Photo: Andrea Radulescu) [ Disclosure: Billboard.biz editor Jem Aswad, author of this article, was an editor at MTV News from 2004 until 2010. ] The story behind Alabama Shakes ' sudden rise to b ...

  8. Is Madonna Targeting Guy Ritchie on New Song 'I Don't Give A'?

    March 05, 2012 5:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Is Madonna is taking cues from Taylor Swift ? The Material Mom appears to be Pulling A Swift by taking swipes at an ex in a new song, "I Don't Give A," off her upcoming album, "MDNA." Her apparent target: former husband Guy ...

  9. Bruce Springsteen's New Album: His 'Angriest' Yet

    January 13, 2012 1:57 PM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen is gearing up to release a new album with the E Street Band -- his 24th -- and a source tells the Hollywood Reporter it's The Boss' "angriest" yet. "He gets into economic justice quite a bit," says an ...

  10. Lana Del Rey to Release Interscope Debut January 2012

    December 05, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Much buzzed-about newcomer Lana Del Rey has announced the release date for her debut album. "Born To Die" will hit retailers on January 31, 2012. The retro fabulous singer, a Lake Placid, N.Y. native whose real name is Lizzy Grant, was sig ...

  11. Backbeat: Kurt Vile, Manager Rennie Jaffe Defend Bank Of America Commercial @ NYC Webster Hall Show

    November 16, 2011 9:05 AM EST Get in the Bus: Kurt Vile (right) with manager Rennie Jaffe, outside Webster Hall post-show. (Photo: Jillian Mapes) Titus Andronicus' politically-outspoken leader Patrick Stickles may take offense to his fellow indie brother Kurt Vile licensi ...

  12. Rita Wilson Releasing Album, Says She's 'Always Felt More Comfortable With Music'

    October 26, 2011 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rita Wilson will join the slashie ranks -- aka, actor/musician -- this February with the release of her debut album. Wilson discussed the album, titled "AM/FM" (Feb. 7, Decca), during a surprise appearance at the Billboard/Hollywood Report ...

  13. CMJ 2011: 15 Things That Will Rock

    October 18, 2011 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to… find the next great buzz band? Indie enthusiasts have ascended upon New York City this week for the annual CMJ Music Marathon, which kicks off today (Oct. 18) and runs through Saturday. ...

  14. Billboard Bits: Alicia Keys to Honor George Harrison, Pitchfork Fest Comes to NYC

    October 12, 2011 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Alicia Keys' Charity to Honor George Harrison Alicia Keys' charity will pay tribute to late Beatle guitarist George Harrison with a star-studded concert in New ...

  15. Rockin' Roads: Streets Named After Famous Musicians (Map)

    October 10, 2011 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Penny Lane. Thunder Road. Highway 61 Revisited. Plenty of roads, streets, boulevards and other locations have been immortalized in music, but what about the other way around? Join Billboard.com on an interactive rock'n'roll field trip arou ...

  16. Ex-Weezer Bassist Mikey Welsh Found Dead at 40

    October 09, 2011 9:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former Weezer bass player Mikey Welsh, who also found success in his second career as an artist, died in a Chicago hotel room, police said Sunday. Chicago spokeswoman Laura Kubiak said Welsh was supposed to check out of the Raffaello Hotel at 1 p.m. ...

  17. How Feist's 'Secret' New York Concert Came Together

    October 07, 2011 7:48 PM EDT Feist performs in New York, October 3, 2011 (Photo: Jillian Mapes) The campaign surrounding "Metals," the first album in more than four years from Canadian songstress Feist, has been a calculated one -- an unusual combination of small (m ...

  18. Billboard Bits: Taio Cruz's New Single, Jay-Z's 'Decoded' Update, Mitch Winehouse's Charity Gig For Amy

    October 04, 2011 6:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Taio Cruz Drops New Single Featuring Flo Rida Today, Taio Cruz dropped "Hangover," the first single off his upcoming third album, "TY.O." The UK pop s ...

  19. Beatle Love: McCartney & Starr Attend George Harrison Doc Premiere

    October 03, 2011 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were on hand yesterday (Oct. 2) to support the premiere of Martin Scorsese's documentary, "George Harrison: Living in the Material World." The Beatles ' two surviving members boosted the launch of S ...

  20. Billboard Bits: Mick Jagger: Facebook Addict, Katy Perry Reveals New Single Art

    September 30, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Mick Jagger Addicted To… Facebook In a chat with USA Today, Mick Jagger admitted, "I spend way too much time on the computer and not enough time playing the guitar. ...

  21. Billboard Bits: Dylan's Art Accused of Plagiarism, Chris Brown: Knee-Licker

    September 28, 2011 6:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Bob Dylan Paintings Draw Skepticism Over Source Material Bob Dylan's painting exhibit "The Asia Series" is receiving plenty of criticism over the singer/so ...

  22. Backbeat: Arcade Fire Dazzle With 'Austin City Limits' Taping -- Throw Mic to Our Fearless Correspondent

    September 18, 2011 5:07 PM EDT (Photo: Jillian Mapes) While ACL festgoers and industry figures alike flocked to Zilker Park for a glimpse of Stevie Wonder, Billboard correspondent Jillian Mapes snuck away to the Moody Theater in the W Hotel to watch Arcade Fire's "Aus ...

  23. Mitch Winehouse: Amy Died of a Seizure

    September 12, 2011 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Amy Winehouse's father Mitch Winehouse explains his daughter's death on the premiere episode of Anderson Cooper's talk show, "Anderson," which premieres today (Sept. 12). Amy Winehouse's Dad Is Sending Donations Back Wh ...

  24. Adam Levine Calls 'Moves Like Jagger' a 'Risk' for Maroon 5: Video Interview

    September 08, 2011 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Adam Levine may be Maroon 5's outspoken frontman, but as the band's keyboardist Jesse Carmichael reveals to Billboard.com, Levine isn't always on-point about their song selections. "In the past we had this barometer, which was th ...

  25. Billboard Bits: 'Punk'd' Returns With Bieber Pranking Swift, Beach Boys 'Smile' Gets Release Date

    August 30, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Punk'd' Returns With Justin Bieber Pranking Taylor Swift MTV's revamped and reincarnated prank show "Punk'd" is back, and instead of A ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Oasis' Noel Gallagher Suing Brother Liam Over Libel

    August 19, 2011 4:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 One of music's most famous family feuds is headed for the courts. Oasis singer Liam Gallagher said Friday he is suing his estranged brother and former bandmate, Noel, for saying his hangover forced the rumbustious Brit rockers to cancel a conce ...

  28. Billboard Bits: Xtina & Adele Hang Out, AC/DC Launch Wine Line

    August 16, 2011 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Adele & Christina Aguilera Hang in L.A. It was a collision of diva power, as Christina Aguilera and Adele spent time together backstage at Adele's show at The Gr ...

  29. Sugarland Cancels Concert as State Investigates Deadly Stage Collapse

    August 14, 2011 6:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sugarland has canceled their scheduled concert at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday (Aug. 14) because an investigation prevented the band from salvaging any live equipment involved in Saturday's deadly stage collapse in Indianapolis. "Aside fr ...

  30. Billboard Bits: Rihanna Talks 'Battleship' Movie, Feist Debuts First 'Metals' Single

    August 12, 2011 6:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna Discusses Her 'Battleship' Film Role The movie adaptation of the classic, yet plotless, game Battleship may be eliciting a few eye-rolls around the Inte ...

  31. Video: Tinie Tempah Talks Usher Collaboration, Pursuing Adele

    August 12, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Last Friday (Aug. 5) in the Billboard backstage lounge at Lollapalooza, we caught up with one of hip-hop's newest amd cheekiest stars, Tinie Tempah . The U.K. artist filled us in on his plans to work with Usher and Adele , the correct pronuncia ...

  32. Billboard Bits: 'Idol' Creator Sues Fox, Paul McCartney 9/11 Doc To Air on Showtime

    July 20, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'American Idol' Creator Sues Fox TV's most-watched show exploded into litigation today, as "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller sued Fox claiming ...

  33. Lady Gaga to Howard Stern: 'I Don't Give a F--k About Money'

    July 19, 2011 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lady Gaga made her first appearance on Howard Stern's radio show Monday (July 17), talking for more than an hour about sex, drugs and money. Below, listen to audio from the entire interview. When Stern pressed the singer to reveal her net worth ...

  34. Chris Colfer Learned He Was Leaving 'Glee' on Twitter

    July 15, 2011 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Colfer found out he was being written off " Glee " after season 3 on Twitter. "I didn't necessarily know that it was going to be our last season next year," he tells Access Hollywood a few days after show creator Ryan ...

  35. Billboard Bits: Jack White Goes Rap, Foxy Brown's Mooning Charges Dropped

    July 12, 2011 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jack White Collaborates With Rapper Black Milk Is there anything Jack White can't do? The former White Stripes frontman, Third Man Records owner, and all around rock ...

  36. Rebecca Black to Self-Release New Single 'My Moment,' EP

    July 11, 2011 10:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rebecca Black is releasing a new single -- her first since "Friday" became a viral sensation. "My Moment" will debut on Black's YouTube channel at 8:00 p.m. on July 18, as well as on the singer's official website . The ...

  37. Billboard Bits: Joe Jonas Wants to Tour With Chris Brown, Harry Potter Listens to Radiohead

    July 08, 2011 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Joe Jonas Wants To Tour With Chris Brown Joe Jonas recently premiered the first tracks from his solo debut, "Fast Life," and now he's talking about tour pl ...

  38. Billboard Bits: Hackers Take Over Amy Winehouse's Site, Black Veil Brides to Rejoin Warped Tour

    June 30, 2011 5:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Hackers Take Over Amy Winehouse's Site It looks like Amy Winehouse has no swag, at least according to Swagger Security, the group who hacked into her website earlier ...

  39. Billboard Bits: Tyler, The Creator Predicts Death, Patrick Stump Pairs With Lupe Fiasco

    June 28, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Tyler, The Creator Predicts His Death, Talks Columbine Tragedy The 20-year-old Odd Future frontman Tyler, The Creator recently told UK music magazine Q that he expects to ...

  40. Beyonce Delivers Hit-Filled Glastonbury Performance: Video

    June 27, 2011 9:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beyonce delivered a career-defining set at Glastonbury Sunday night (June 26). The pop diva headlined the decades-old British music festival, performing from the pyramid stage to an estimated 175,000 people for over 90 minutes. She also appeared on ...

  41. Billboard Bits: Lil Wayne Won't Work With Bieber, Rihanna Chained In 2nd 'S&M' Lawsuit

    June 24, 2011 7:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lil Wayne Won't Work With Justin Bieber In his July/August XXL cover story, Lil Wayne said that despite persistent requests from Bieber, he won't work with him ...

  42. Billboard Bits: Nirvana's 'Nevermind' To Be Re-Released, No More Guest Stars on 'Glee'

    June 22, 2011 6:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Nirvana's 'Nevermind' Getting 20th Anniversary Re-Release Nirvana's label, Universal, is planning to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's ...

  43. Rise Against Encourages Young Gay Fans That 'It Gets Better'

    June 22, 2011 1:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 When punk band Rise Against made the transition from underground clubs to arenas, frontman Tim McIlrath noticed something upsetting. He would meet fans of the band and then later learn that they were afraid to tell him they were gay. "They didn ...

  44. Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera Perform 'Moves Like Jagger' on 'The Voice': Watch

    June 22, 2011 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 This may go a long way in squashing the impression that "The Voice" coaches Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera may not get along. Aguilera performed "Moves Like Jagger" with Levine and his band Maroon 5 on Tuesday's (June 21 ...

  45. Billboard Bits: Britney Spears Teases 'I Wanna Go' Video, 'Glee' Cast to Graduate

    June 20, 2011 6:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Britney Spears Teases 'I Wanna Go' Video Britney Spears has debuted 30 seconds of the video for her latest "Femme Fatale" single, "I Wanna Go.&qu ...

  46. Billboard Bits: Xtina Earning More Than Other 'Voice' Judges, Incubus Goes On Display For Fans

    June 16, 2011 7:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Christina Aguilera Earning More Than Other 'Voice' Judges: Report In an extensive look behind NBC's "The Voice," The Hollywood Reporter uncovers ...

  47. Billboard Bits: Beyonce Announces New Fragrance, Linkin Park Hits Studio

    June 15, 2011 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyonce to Debut Third Fragrance This Fall Beyonce will launch a third fragrance, Pulse, a floral citrus-scented perfume that represents her stage persona. "Women al ...

  48. Billboard Bits: 'Yakety Yak' Singer Dies, 'Glee' Wants Springsteen

    June 13, 2011 5:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Yakety Yak' Singer of The Coasters Dies Carl Gardner, lead singer of '50s group the Coasters, passed away Sunday (June 12) in Port St. Lucie, Florida afte ...

  49. Billboard Bits: Jennifer Hudson Food Poisoned, Britney's Madonna Cover Leaks

    June 10, 2011 6:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jennifer Hudson Hospitalized for Food Poisoning Jennifer Hudson was forced to skip her performance on CBS' "Early Show" this morning after a case of food p ...

  50. Billboard Bits: Xtina & Adam Levine Duet, Chris Colfer to Pen Young Adult Novels

    June 09, 2011 6:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Christina Aguilera & Adam Levine Bring 'Voices' Together for Duet In her upcoming Us Weekly cover story, Christina Aguilera reveals that she and fellow &quo ...

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