Rubin Links With Noise Conspiracy

Rubin Links With Noise Conspiracy

After months of speculation, producer Rick Rubin has confirmed that leftist rock act the (International) Noise Conspiracy has signed to his American Recordings label.
Jay-Z Album Moved Up Two Weeks

Jay-Z Album Moved Up Two Weeks

As first tipped here yesterday (Nov. 5), Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam has moved up the release of Jay-Z's swan song, "The Black Album," from Nov. 28 to Nov. 14, due to piracy. "Due to individuals illegally distributing my album, I have no choice but to move the release date," Jay-Z said in a statement.
Shepherd Connects With Mind, Heart, Soul

Shepherd Connects With Mind, Heart, Soul

Blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd started playing his instrument when he was 7 years old, signed his first record deal at 16 and had a hit album with "Ledbetter Heights" at 19. Hailed as one of the best players of his generation, Shepherd, now 26, hit a roadblock a few years ago: drug and alcohol abuse.
Ask Billboard

Ask Billboard

Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Bob Seger, Donna Summer and Celine Dion.
Relaunched Creem To Revive Irreverent Style

Relaunched Creem To Revive Irreverent Style

When Creem relaunches on newsstands next year, the rock magazine hopes to bring back the sarcastic wit and intelligent, observant voice that Creem CEO/publisher Robert Matheu says has been lost in much of today's national consumer music magazines.
Breaking & Entering

Breaking & Entering

A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Stills, the Rapture and Hieroglyphics.
BREAKING & ENTERING

BREAKING & ENTERING

Acts Breaking At Radio/Retail & Entering Billboard Charts. This Week: The Stills, The Rapture & Hieroglyphics.

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