Santana In No Hurry On All-Spanish Album

Santana In No Hurry On All-Spanish Album

The idea that Carlos Santana could mine the Spanish-language marketplace is one that his label, Arista, and sister label BMG U.S. Latin have toyed with for years.
Costello Crafting 'Quite Different' Album

Costello Crafting 'Quite Different' Album

Elvis Costello tells Billboard.com his next studio album "will be something quite different." Of the as-yet-untitled album, due Sept. 23 from Deutsche Grammophon, the recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee adds, "It's all original songs written at the piano. There are 11 songs and they are among the most direct I've ever written lyrically, and, musically, I hope they do something new."
Backstreet's Howie D Goes Bilingual

Backstreet's Howie D Goes Bilingual

Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough is set to start work on a solo album that will include songs in both English and Spanish. He tells Billboard that during the Backstreet Boys' current break, he decided to shop some of his songs -- he has had tunes cut by Mandy Moore and K-Ci & JoJo, among others -- and those discussions led to his own project.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

1999 - The Rolling Stones launch the European leg of their Bridges to Babylon tour, performing in front of 80,000 enthusiastic fans in an open-air concert in Stuttgart, Germany.
Austin City Limits Fest Grows

Austin City Limits Fest Grows

Reunited country act the Mavericks, rising rock group Kings Of Leon, and pseudo-revivalist choir the Polyphonic Spree are among the latest acts confirmed for the second annual Austin City Limits Festival. The Sept. 19-21 event in Austin, Texas' Zilker Park has also added singer/songwriters Caitlin Cary and Tift Merritt to its lineup.
Geldof Visits African Drought Victims

Geldof Visits African Drought Victims

In the midst of lush green hills and fields of young corn, Bob Geldof met victims of Ethiopia's latest drought, 19 years after the Irish pop star first called for help for the millions hit by famine in the Horn of Africa nation.
LIVE REVIEWS

LIVE REVIEWS

The Cramps in Boston, the Sasquatch Festival in George, Wash., and more.
'American Idol' Cleans Up For Fox

'American Idol' Cleans Up For Fox

The finale of "American Idol" gave Fox some Ruben Studdard-sized ratings on the last night of the 2002-03 season.
50 Cent 'Questions' Chart Challengers

50 Cent 'Questions' Chart Challengers

50 Cent's "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg has a lock this week on three of Billboard's major singles charts. The song is No. 1 on the Hot 100 for a second-straight week, and leads the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart and the Hot Rap Tracks tally for a sixth week in a row. The rapper of the moment also maintains four cuts on the Hot 100, three of which are in the top-10.
Elvis Box Full Of Unreleased Goodies

Elvis Box Full Of Unreleased Goodies

BMG Heritage has set a July 1 release for "Elvis: Close Up," a four-disc box set featuring a bounty of unreleased Elvis Presley material. "Close Up" follows last year's RCA release of the box set "Elvis Today, Tomorrow, and Forever" and the single-disc collection "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits," which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 2.8 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Hookah Brown Calls It Quits

Hookah Brown Calls It Quits

Just over six months after playing its first show, Hookah Brown has split due to "personal and business issues."

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