1. Van Halen Beefs Up 2008 Itinerary

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Van Halen has added 23 new U.S. dates to its reunion tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth, extending the trek into April. Van Halen has added 23 new U.S. dates to its reunion tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth, extending the trek into April. Beyond the five shows added in…

  2. Van Halen Extends Tour With 2008 Dates

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected, Van Halen's tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth has been extended into 2008. The Live Nation produced trek -- Roth, Eddie and Alex Van Halen and Eddie Van Halen's teenage son Wo As expected, Van Halen's tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth has…

  3. Van Halen / Nov. 13, 2007 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST It's all so unlikely, or is it? I'm talking about the fact that David Lee Roth, at 53, has a lustrous, full head of hair, a mind-bogglingly ripped physique and enough command over his voice to lead Va It's all so unlikely, or is it? I'm talking about the fact that David…

  4. Hot Chip Dishes On 'Dark'

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Inclusiveness and studio improvising were the key factors in making British electro-pop band Hot Chip's third studio record, "Made in the Dark." The set is due Feb. 5 via Astralwerks. Inclusiveness and studio improvising were the key factors in making British electro-pop band…

  5. This Day in Music

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Apple Computer launches a new mini-store within the U.S. version of the iTunes Music Store dedicated to Latin music and entertainment. iTunes Latino features top Latin music, music videos, tele 2006 - Apple Computer launches a new mini-store within the U.S. version of the iTunes Music…

  6. Minus The Bear Add Successful New Effort

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Minus The Bear first roared onto the Billboard charts in September 2005, landing at No. 20 on Top Heatseekers and No. 41 on Top Independent Albums with their third album,"Menos El Oso." Minus The Bear first roared onto the Billboard charts in September 2005, landing at No. 20 on Top…

  7. Moby Finishes New Album, Launches Club Night

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Moby has completed work on his new album, "Last Night," due in the spring via Mute. "It's much more electronic and dance-oriented than my last three records," the artist writes on his Web site. "I gue Moby has completed work on his new album , "Last Night,…

  8. Brad Regroups For NYC Benefit, New Album, Reissues

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Seattle band Brad hasn't played live in three years, but its Oct. 17 concert in New York is about much more than shaking off the cobwebs. Seattle band Brad hasn't played live in three years, but its Oct. 17 concert in New York is about much more than shaking off the cobwebs. In…

  9. Nickelback In No Rush To Make New Album

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With 2005's "All the Right Reasons" still sitting in the top 10 of The Billboard 200 after 102 weeks, Nickelback has no plans to rush a follow-up into the marketplace. "Everything is completely up in With 2005's "All the Right Reasons" still sitting in the…

  10. Tunes On TV

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television for the week of September 17- 23. MONDAY, Sept. 17 Live with Regis and Kelly," SYN Featured Artist(s): Diana Krall, Ashanti, Morgan Freeman. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Emmylou Harris, Howie Mandel, Amanda Bynes. Late Night with Conan…

  11. Rush / Sept. 8, 2007 / Tinley Park, Ill. (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rush favors odd time signatures, tricky solos and pretentious lyrics, but for the better part of the past three decades, the venerable Canadian groups' relationship to prog has been tangential at best Rush favors odd time signatures, tricky solos and pretentious lyrics, but for the…

  12. Indie Stars Unplug For Bookeaters Benefit

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It was a quiet though humor-filled evening last night (Aug. 26) at the Beacon Theater in New York, as a handful of indie stars took the stage for the Revenge of the Bookeaters benefit. It was a quiet though humor-filled evening last night (Aug. 26) at the Beacon Theater in New York, as a…

  13. Voivod Vet Heads For The Kosmos

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Voivod drummer Michel "Away" Langevin is launching a new band, Kosmos, which will release its self-titled debut Sept. 4 via the End Records. Voivod drummer Michel "Away" Langevin is launching a new band, Kosmos, which will release its self-titled debut Sept. 4 via the End…

  14. Sources: Van Halen Tour To Be Announced Next Week

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sources say a Hollywood press conference in one week will announce a 50-date American arena tour by Van Halen to begin in early October. The tour will feature founding Van Halen members David Lee Roth Sources say a Hollywood press conference in one week will announce a 50-date American arena…

  15. Billboard Bits: k.d. lang, Hot Chip/Kraftwerk, Heart

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Olivia -- the lifestyle community for lesbians, which offers luxury travel and social networking -- celebrates its 35th anniversary next year. To help with the festivities, singer k.d. lang will perfo Olivia -- the lifestyle community for lesbians, which offers luxury travel and social…

  16. The Number Twelve Looks Like You

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As Jesse Korman, singer for The Number Twelve Looks Like You, admits, "This is definitely not your everyday radio band. It's hard to swallow." As Jesse Korman, singer for The Number Twelve Looks Like You, admits, "This is definitely not your everyday radio band. It's…

  17. Reunited Van Halen Eyeing Fall Arena Run

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A proposed summer amphitheater tour by a reunited Van Halen that was derailed when guitarist Eddie Van Halen checked into rehab now looks like it may be resurrected as a fall arena run. Several arena A proposed summer amphitheater tour by a reunited Van Halen that was derailed when guitarist…

  18. Gorillaz Duo Helps Stage Monkey Opera

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Director Chen Shizheng found the hero of his latest opera while groping in the darkness. Director Chen Shizheng found the hero of his latest opera while groping in the darkness. It was the height of the Cultural Revolution in China and when shots rang out in the streets, Chen, then an 8-year…

  19. Ask Billboard

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith discusses digital sales, Pink and "Lipgloss." She Works Hard For The Digital Sales Dear Keith, I have a question about digital sales that, to my knowledge, has never been asked. Does a digital sale of an older song go towards the tally of overall sales towards that single? For…

  20. Franz Ferdinand Plays Intimate Bonnaroo Warm-Up

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT En route to this weekend's Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee, Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand made a pit stop at New York's Bowery Ballroom last night (June 13), treating the sold-out crowd to an hour- En route to this weekend's Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee, Scottish rock act…

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