Then Came the Night

Then Came the Night

From the pretentious title cut to the inclusion of a Diane Warren song, Tommy Shane Steiner's debut is pretty much devoid of substance.
Pacantó

Pacantó

While traditional Cuban music—from Buena Vista Social Club to Los MuÑequitos de Matanzas—has been widely celebrated in the U.S.
Sin Bandera

Sin Bandera

Mexican duo Sin Bandera (No Flag)—Leonel Garcia and Noel Schajris—has two distinct sounds and styles.
Kid Rock, Pam Anderson Engaged

Kid Rock, Pam Anderson Engaged

Pamela Anderson can't seem to get enough of rockers -- the former Mrs. Tommy Lee is now engaged to bad-boy musician Kid Rock. The 34-year-old actress, star of the campy hit "V.I.P.," said "yes" when boyfriend Kid Rock (real name: Bob Ritchie) proposed last night (April 11) outdoors in the Las Vegas desert, her publicist said. No wedding date was set.
ACM Awards Add Star Performers

ACM Awards Add Star Performers

Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, and Trisha Yearwood are among the latest performers to be added to the upcoming 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards ceremony. The performance lineup for the May 22 show also features newly confirmed artists Mark Chesnutt, Joe Diffie, Tracy Lawrence, and Travis Tritt.
Moby Opts For More Warmth, Less Attitude

Moby Opts For More Warmth, Less Attitude

Moby has decided that his new primary musical ambition is to create compositions that are warm and emotional -- the kind that listeners can "take home and embrace."
Goo Goo Dolls Gearing Up For Tour

Goo Goo Dolls Gearing Up For Tour

Goo Goo Dolls have begun confirming dates for a North American tour in support of their latest Warner Bros. album, "Gutterflower," released this week. The first six dates begin May 23 in Houston and will be preceded by a May 3 show at the Astoria in London.
Two Birthday Tributes Planned For Joey Ramone

Two Birthday Tributes Planned For Joey Ramone

Two New York tribute events are in the works for May 19, which would have been late Ramones frontman Joey Ramone's 51st birthday, Billboard.com has learned. Ramone's mother Charlotte Lesher and brother Mickey Leigh are organizing a benefit concert at the Bowery Ballroom, which will raise funds for the not-for-profit Joey Ramone Cure for Lymphoma fund. Lineup and ticket information is still being finalized.
Pet Shop Boys To Spend Summer On The Road

Pet Shop Boys To Spend Summer On The Road

Veteran British electronic duo Pet Shop Boys has lined up a spring/summer world tour due to kick off May 14 in Miami. The trek crosses over to Europe beginning June 12 in Madrid and concludes with 12 dates in the group's U.K. home base. It comes in support of the pair's eighth EMI studio album, "Release," which debuts this week at No. 5 on the European Top 100 Albums chart. The set is due April 23 in North America.
Poll: Fans Split On Rage's Future

Poll: Fans Split On Rage's Future

There's no quick remedy fans can offer the remaining members of Rage Against The Machine now that former Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell has exited the picture, according to a Billboard.com poll.
CHART BEAT BONUS

CHART BEAT BONUS

Chart-based stories on Ashanti, debut chart-topping singles, LeAnn Rimes, and Gordon Lightfoot.

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