1. Gary Allan, "Get Off on the Pain"

    March 12, 2010 3:37 PM EST Gary Allan 's albums are as comfortable as the day is long, and his fans usually know what to expect. That could be a problem in the hands of a lesser talent, but it works in Allan's favor. The artist's familiar smoky vocals and the consistently rich production draw the…

  2. Best Bets 2010: The Year In Music Ahead

    January 15, 2010 2:15 PM EST Out with the old, in with the new... and the loud, the soft, the twangy, the melodic, the weird and the just plain brilliant. The new year is shaping up to be a great one for music, with banner releases in almost every genre hitting shelves and online retailers in 2010. Artists are swapping…

  3. Hot Tours: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Gary Allan, Zac Brown Band

    January 13, 2010 2:06 PM EST Trans-Siberian Orchestra makes a fifth appearance on the Hot Tours rankings - and a third stint at No. 1 - since beginning its 2009 winter tour in November. This week's No. 1 ranking is based on reported totals from 12 venues, eleven U.S. arenas and one Canadian. With a combined gross of…

  4. Gary Allan "Get Off On The Pain" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 3:59 PM EST Gary Allan, "Get Off The Pain" (MCA Nashville) Release Date: March 9, 2010 Since debuting in 1996 with the gold-certified album "Used Heart for Sale," Gary Allan has earned a reputation as a country maverick who wears his heart on his sleeve. Devastatingly poignant in its…

  5. Black Eyed Peas Singer Brings Aid To Philippines

    October 15, 2009 8:36 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas singer apl.de.ap has flown to his native Philippines following devastating back-to-back storms to perform a benefit concert and deliver much-needed aid. Apl planned to stage the concert Thursday (Oct. 15) evening in Manila during a brief trip to the country. "I just want…

  6. Keith Urban, Sugarland To Headline 2010 Stagecoach Festival

    October 08, 2009 2:09 PM EDT Keith Urban , Toby Keith , Brooks & Dunn and Sugarland are confirmed to headline the fourth annual Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival, it was announced today (Oct. 8). The two-day outdoor fest will take place April 24-25, 2010 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif.…

  7. Kiss, Genesis, Chili Peppers Among Nominees For Rock Hall Of Fame

    September 23, 2009 9:00 AM EDT KISS , the Red Hot Chili Peppers , Genesis , the Hollies , LL Cool J and Jimmy Cliff are first-time nominees among a dozen finalists for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, according to a list released this morning by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. They join returning…

  8. The Beatles: Repaving 'Abbey Road'

    September 04, 2009 2:54 PM EDT The Beatles' Albums Are Considered National Treasures—So Remastering Them Requires Some Interesting Decisions Any appointment at Abbey Road still involves walking over the most famous pedestrian crossing in popular music. And the history of the north London studio hangs heavy in the air…

  9. Warren Haynes Q&A

    August 19, 2009 3:49 PM EDT Singer/songwriter/guitarist Warren Haynes is rock 'n roll's iron man. A maverick on both the business and creative sides of his career, Haynes splits duties as integral players in both the Allman Brothers Band and the Dead with his own hard-touring outfit, Gov't Mule , and…

  10. Chart Beat Thursday: Whitney Houston, Black Eyed Peas, Demi Lovato

    July 30, 2009 4:18 PM EDT MANY HAPPY RETURNS: A host of veterans enjoy warm welcomes back to Billboard charts this week. After co-hosting listening parties in Los Angeles, New York and London, attended by such collaborators as Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats and celebrities including Martha Stewart and Diane Sawyer,…

  11. Middle Distance Runner

    June 25, 2009 2:14 PM EDT "The Fury" - Middle Distance Runner Listen to our exclusive stream of the new Middle Distance Runner single "The Fury." You may have never heard of Middle Distance Runner, but you've probably heard the band's music before. One of their latest releases, a track…

  12. Middle Distance Runner

    May 25, 2009 4:23 PM EDT "The Fury" - Middle Distance Runner You may have never heard of Middle Distance Runner , but you've probably heard the band's music before. One of their latest releases, a track titled "The Sun and Earth," was recently featured in an HBO Signature Films…

  13. Marc Ribot Plans May Retrospective

    April 07, 2009 7:34 AM EDT Veteran jazz guitarist Marc Ribot will celebrate his 55th birthday this May with a career-spanning, week-long musical retrospective in New York City. Ribot will visit many of his critically acclaimed projects, including the Los Cubanos Postizos, his ode to Cuban roots music; the Young…

  14. Chart Beat Chat: Madonna, Savage Garden, the soundtrack to "Mamma Mia!," Britney Spears

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Madonna, Savage Garden, the soundtrack to "Mamma Mia!," Britney Spears and more! TURN OF THE CENTURY (WHICH WAS WHEN?) Hello Fred, After reading this week's Chart Beat about the small group of artists that have spent time at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in…

  15. Bon Jovi, Springsteen, Police Lead Touring Award Finalists

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and the Police are among the finalists for the 2008 Billboard Touring Awards, set for Nov. 20 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and the Police are among the finalists for the 2008…

  16. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer. He is 58. 2006 - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer. He is 58. 2004 - A…

  17. This Day in Music

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Robert Plant leads the bill for a June 23 benefit concert for Love principal Arthur Lee, who is battling leukemia. 2006 - Robert Plant leads the bill for a June 23 benefit concert for Love principal Arthur Lee, who is battling leukemia. 2005 - Four people are stabbed, one fatally, at a…

  18. R. Kelly Pornography Trial Set To Begin In Chicago

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After six years of repeated delays, jury selection is set to begin Friday in R. Kelly's trial on child pornography charges, prompted by a videotape allegedly showing Kelly having sex with a girl as yo It seemed for a while as if R. Kelly's day in court might never come. But after…

  19. K-Fed Lawyer: Spears' Expanded Visits Recognize 'Progress'

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears will have expanded visits with her sons following a child-custody hearing that went off without a hitch Tuesday, capping a three-month period of relative calm and stability for the trou Britney Spears will have expanded visits with her sons following a child-custody hearing…

  20. Spears' Lawyer Fights K-Fed's Legal Fees

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears' new lawyer has a tip for Kevin Federline: If you're going to ask for your legal bills to be paid, don't leave a $2,000 tip for the waiter on a $365 check. Britney Spears' new lawyer has a tip for Kevin Federline: If you're going to ask for your legal…

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