Ryan Adams Readies Two CDs, Hits Road

Ryan Adams Readies Two CDs, Hits Road

The first, the double-disc "Cold Roses," is credited to Ryan Adams and the Cardinals and is due Tuesday (May 3) via Lost Highway.
System Of A Down, Mars Volta Plan Summer Tour

System Of A Down, Mars Volta Plan Summer Tour

For what will be one of the most potent rock double-bills in recent memory, System Of A Down and the Mars Volta will team for a two-month North American tour later this year. Dates and venues have yet to be announced for the outing, which will begin in early August and feature support from an as-yet-unconfirmed third band.
B&E: Martha Wainwright

B&E: Martha Wainwright

Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Martha Wainwright.
Ask Billboard

Ask Billboard

Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Snow Patrol, Muse and the Billboard Boxscores chart.
'Idol' Finalists Plan To Hit The Road

'Idol' Finalists Plan To Hit The Road

Although the fourth season of "American Idol" is still about a month away from its finale, the show's top 10 finalists are preparing for a summer tour that will take them to 41 North American cities.
Poll: Jackson Won't Beat Molestation Charges

Poll: Jackson Won't Beat Molestation Charges

They may not be jurors in the case, they may have only heard a small part of the evidence, but Americans have spoken: Michael Jackson is guilty as charged.
Collaborations Highlight Fifth Jammy Awards

Collaborations Highlight Fifth Jammy Awards

A number of intriguing collaborations highlighted the fifth annual Jammy Awards, held last night (April 26) at New York's Theatre at Madison Square Garden.
Erika Jo Named Third 'Nashville Star'

Erika Jo Named Third 'Nashville Star'

Erika Jo Heriges, an 18-year-old high school senior, was named the winner of the USA Network talent series "Nashville Star" last night (April 26) during a live broadcast from Nashville.
Matchbox's Thomas Tops Billboard 200

Matchbox's Thomas Tops Billboard 200

Rob Thomas makes Billboard 200 history this week as the first male artist from a pop or rock group to bow at No. 1 with his debut solo effort since the chart's realization in 1955. The matchbox twenty frontman's "...Something To Be" (Melisma/Atlantic) sold 252,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to put it at the head of this week's chart.
Coldplay Plans Club Gigs, Shoots Video

Coldplay Plans Club Gigs, Shoots Video

With its new single, "Speed of Sound," infiltrating radio worldwide, Coldplay has confirmed the first five dates of its late summer/early fall North American tour. At deadline, the route begins Aug. 8 at the Tweeter Center outside Boston and runs through Sept. 24 in Houston. No opening acts have yet been announced for the tour, although they will reportedly include Franz Ferdinand and Rilo Kiley.

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