1. Clay Aiken Faces Tough Challenge For Seat In Congress

    April 27, 2014 11:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer-songwriter Clay Aiken doesn't have a problem with name recognition. But that doesn't mean voters in North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District will send the "American Idol" star to Washington to represent them in Con ...

  2. Whitney Houston, PSY, Hurricane Sandy Were Most-Googled Terms in 2012

    December 13, 2012 12:37 AM EST The world's attention wavered between the tragic and the silly in 2012, and along the way, millions of people searched the Web to find out about a royal princess, the latest iPad, and a record-breaking skydiver. Whitney Houston was the " ...

  3. Whitney Houston, PSY Top Google's 2012 Trends

    December 12, 2012 9:42 PM EST 0 0 0 The world's attention wavered between the tragic and the silly in 2012, and along the way, millions of people searched the Web to find out about a royal princess, the latest iPad, and a record-breaking skydiver. Whitney Houston was the "to ...

  4. One Direction Rivals Obama on Facebook Year in Review Lists

    December 12, 2012 7:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Boy band among the top public figures on the social network over the past 12 months. It's that time of year again, when there is a collective urge to reflect on the whirlwind of events that shaped the past 12 months before we salute the New Yea ...

  5. Ted Nugent Calls Obama Supporters 'Soulless Fools'

    November 07, 2012 2:50 PM EST 0 0 0 When President Obama was elected to a second term on Tuesday night (Nov. 6), a slew of music stars, from Lady Gaga to Snoop Dogg to Cher, tweeted their support for America's choice. Ted Nugent was not one of those music stars. The extremely con ...

  6. Election Night 2012: Stars React to Obama's Win on Twitter

    November 07, 2012 6:45 AM EST 0 0 0 President Barack Obama was elected to a second term on Tuesday night, edging Governor Mitt Romney by holding on to most of the hard-fought swing states that swept him into office in 2008. Throughout the day, celebs were taking to Twitter to voice th ...

  7. Kid Rock: Next President Needs To 'Smack The F--- Out of Congress'

    November 06, 2012 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 'Rebel Soul' rocker talks about being a pro-gay marriage, pro-choice Republican On Monday night (Nov. 5), Kid Rock once again voiced his support for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at one final rally in Manchester, New Hampsh ...

  8. Motorhead's Lemmy: 'Please Don't Vote for Mitt Romney'

    November 05, 2012 9:35 PM EST 0 0 0 While Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has earned the support of hard-rock icons such as Meat Loaf and Ted Nugent, there's one metal hero he hasn't convinced. DECISION 2012: Videos | Photos | Latest Headlines Exclusive Video: ...

  9. Election 2012: Watch Katy Perry, Jason Aldean, Miley Cyrus + More Talk Top Issues

    November 02, 2012 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Gay Rights, Small Biz and Health Care Are on the Minds of Music's Biggest Artists With Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in a tight race leading up to election day on Tuesday, musicians from many genres tell Billboard about the issues they care abou ...

  10. Meat Loaf Bellows 'America the Beautiful' for Mitt Romney: Watch

    October 26, 2012 9:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Meat Loaf would do anything for love -- including sing "America the Beautiful" at Mitt Romney's latest campaign rally. The singer joined Alabama frontman Randy Owen and Big & Rich for the rendition, performed on stage in Defiance, ...

  11. Presidential Debate 2012, Round 3: Musicians React on Twitter

    October 23, 2012 12:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the third and final presidential debate, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney faced off on foreign policy -- prompting zingers and thoughtful disagreements alike. As America prepares to head the polls, the music world weighed in as well. Some cracked jok ...

  12. Bruce Springsteen, Bill Clinton Rally for Obama in Ohio

    October 18, 2012 9:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lest anyone forget the importance of Ohio's white, working-class voters, President Barack Obama sent a clear reminder on Thursday. Make that two reminders: Bill (Clinton) and The Boss ( Bruce Springsteen ), two aging baby boomers still at the t ...

  13. Bruce Springsteen: President Obama is 'Our Best Choice'

    October 18, 2012 11:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 After vowing not to get involved in this year's presidential election, Bruce Springsteen is supporting Barack Obama again, saying he believes Obama is the best person to lead America. The Boss posted a message on his website Wednesday night end ...

  14. Presidential Debate 2012, Round 2: Musicians React on Twitter

    October 17, 2012 9:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Barack Obama found his pulse during last night's second debate with GOP challenger Mitt Romney, with snap polls from CBS, CNN and Public Policy Polling, among others, declaring the President winner of the town hall-style forum at Long Island� ...

  15. Jay-Z Speaks Out in Obama Campaign Ad

    October 15, 2012 8:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 President Obama spoke at Jay-Z 's Made in America festival in September -- now Hov's returning the favor. The hip-hop mogul appears in Obama's new campaign ad, titled "The Power of Our Voice." "When the president got in ...

  16. Kid Rock & Sean Penn Bury Political Stereotypes in 'Americans'

    October 11, 2012 9:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tolerance and togetherness are the messages of "Americans," a new short film quietly leaked online Wednesday by Kid Rock and Sean Penn. The nearly 11-minute piece, written by the duo and executive produced by Rock is designed "to tear ...

  17. Presidential Debate 2012: Musicians React on Twitter

    October 04, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 During the 2012 Presidential Debate Wednesday night (Oct. 4), hundreds of celebrities tuned in and turned on their computers -- ready to share their thoughts with millions of social media followers. Many of the normally-outspoken Republican musician ...

  18. Pearl Jam Rocks for Montana Senator, Hits Romney's 47% Comment

    October 02, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 In Missoula, Band Raises Money for Embattled U.S. Senator Jon Tester Pearl Jam teamed up with U.S. Senator Jon Tester to play its only U.S. arena gig of 2012 in Missoula, Montana's tiny Adams Center Sunday night (September 30), focusing on poli ...

  19. The Beat 10/1: Justin Bieber Gets Sick, Lady Gaga Goes Jazz, Obama Has '99 Problems'

    The Beat 10/1: Justin Bieber Gets Sick, Lady Gaga Goes Jazz, Obama Has '99 Problems'

    October 01, 2012 4:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 10/1: Justin Bieber Gets Sick, Lady Gaga Goes Jazz, Obama Has '99 Problems' Tony Bennett , mitt romney , jonathan brooks , Gloria Estefan , a clockwork orange , Barack Obama , Lady GaGa , Billboard , Justin Bieber , The Beat Video ...

  20. Jay-Z and Beyonce Hosting Obama Fundraiser

    September 12, 2012 1:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Throne is watching out for the White House. Jay-Z and Beyonce will host a fundraiser for President Barack Obama, according to the New York Post , which reported that the 100-person event will cost $40,000 a ticket. The fundraiser will go down at ...

  21. Nicki Minaj Pledges Support for Obama

    September 10, 2012 9:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 No, Nicki Minaj did not endorse Mitt Romney last week. Yes, she rapped in a Lil Wayne track that, "I'm a Republican, voting for Mitt Romney," however it turns out she was just playing a character. Obama called it during an interview w ...

  22. Lil Wayne Releases Oft-Delayed 'Dedication 4' Mixtape: Listen

    September 04, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 After several push backs, Lil Wayne released his highly-anticipated mixtape, "Dedication 4" yesterday (Sept. 3). The fourth installment of his "Dedication" mixtape series, hosted by DJ Drama, is laced with features by YMCMB artis ...

  23. Nicki Minaj Raps: 'I'm Voting for Mitt Romney'

    September 04, 2012 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Is Nicki Minaj voting for Mitt Romney? The rapper-singer, who is nearing a deal to become a judge on Fox's American Idol, gives what appears to be an endorsement of the Republican presidential nominee on Lil Wayne's "Dedication 4,&quo ...

  24. The Beat 08/27: Devo's Romney Ditty, Air Guitar Champ, EDM & Patsy Cline in Nashville

    The Beat 08/27: Devo's Romney Ditty, Air Guitar Champ, EDM & Patsy Cline in Nashville

    August 27, 2012 3:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 08/27: KEM to Release holiday album, Devo takes a bite out of Romney in new song, “Nordic Thunder” 2012 Air Guitar Champion jonathan brooks , featuredVideo1 , neil armstrong , Virginia Patterson Hensley , Billboard , With Your Friends Festi ...

  25. Dee Snider Blasts Romney Camp's Use of Twisted Sister Hit

    August 22, 2012 10:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 UPDATE: Twisted Sister founding guitarist Jay Jay French announces that he, too, shall not take it; delivers a blistering rebuke of Paul Ryan to Roll Call. Read It Are there any recording stars not named "Kid" or "Jr." willing to ...

  26. Tom Morello Rages Against Paul Ryan in Op-Ed

    August 16, 2012 8:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Looks like Tom Morello won't be voting for the Romney-Ryan ticket this fall. The guitarist spoke out against Paul Ryan, the recently announced Republican vice-presidential candidate, in an op-ed piece in Rolling Stone after finding out the cong ...

  27. Dave Mustaine: Obama Staged Aurora, Sikh Temple Shootings

    August 16, 2012 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rocker behind Megadeth gems like "Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!" says we're "turning into Nazi America" Nope, nothing to see here… just Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine , a noted birther, adopting a freshly ...

  28. Silversun Pickups Issue Cease and Desist to Romney Campaign

    August 15, 2012 8:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Silversun Pickups don't want Mitt Romney hitting the "Panic Switch." The Los Angeles band's attorney issued a cease-and-desist on Wednesday over the Republican presidential candidate's use of the 2009 hit in recent campaign ...

  29. Silversun Pickups Issue Cease and Desist to Romney Campaign

    August 15, 2012 8:15 PM EDT Silversun Pickups don't want Mitt Romney hitting the "Panic Switch." The Los Angeles band's attorney issued a cease-and-desist on Wednesday over the Republican presidential candidate's use of the 2009 hit in recent campaig ...

  30. Romney Ad Featuring Obama Singing is Back Online Despite Objections From Music Publisher

    July 18, 2012 9:17 PM EDT A couple of days after BMG Rights Management forced YouTube to take down a Mitt Romney ad because it f eatures President Barack Obama singing one of its songs, several versions of the ads have resurfaced on the Google-owned site. The 35-second ad ...

  31. Ted Nugent: Obama Comments were 'Metaphors'

    April 19, 2012 8:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ted Nugent says he was just speaking figuratively when he made what some perceived to be threats against President Barack Obama. In a statement Thursday, Nugent said he didn't threaten anyone's life or advocate violence. He added: "Me ...

  32. Video: Will the 'Real Mitt Romney' Please Stand Up?

    March 22, 2012 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lawyer who created viral Eminem/Romney mashup says use of the song is fair use. Mitt Romney takes on the form of Eminem in the latest viral video burning up YouTube, a mash-up of the GOP frontrunner's speeches set to the tune of "The Real ...

  33. Kid Rock Kicks It With Mitt Romney at Michigan Rally

    February 28, 2012 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Detroit Native Sings 'Born Free' For Republican Hopeful For his Michigan finale, Mitt Romney wanted Kid Rock . The GOP presidential candidate, after all, begins and ends almost every event with Kid Rock's song "Born Free." S ...

  34. K'naan Blasts Romney for Using 'Wavin' Flag'

    February 01, 2012 8:35 AM EST 0 0 0 On Wednesday (Feb. 1), Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was blasted by Somali-Canadian artist K'naan , the latest musician to speak out against a politician's unauthorized song use. "I have not been asked for permission b ...

  35. Newt Gingrich Sued for Having 'Eye of the Tiger' at Rallys

    January 31, 2012 1:05 AM EST 0 0 0 In the past few years, there's been growing animosity over the way that Republican candidates for public office use music in campaigns. Today comes word of a new lawsuit filed against Newt Gingrich's campaign for using "Eye of the Tig ...

  36. Stars To Ring In Olympic Opening Ceremonies

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sting, Dixie Chicks, LeAnn Rimes, the Band's Robbie Robertson, Yo-Yo Ma, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir have signed on for the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics, set for Feb. 8 at Rice-E Sting, Dixie Chicks, LeAnn Rimes, the Band& ...

  37. Nightly Concerts Set For Salt Lake's Olympic Plaza

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 'N Sync, Barenaked Ladies, Foo Fighters, and Brooks & Dunn are among the 16 acts that will headline the Hallmark Olympic Celebration Series of concerts during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt 'N Sync, Barenaked Ladies, Foo Fighter ...