1. Chart Beat

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Hot Country Songs Chart, Rihanna's "Umbrella," Fantasia's "When I See U" and more! JUST 'BECAUSE': A 12-10 move for "Because of You" (MCA) by Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson rewrites the history of the Hot Country Songs chart.…

  2. BSS' Drew Keeps Friends Close On Solo Debut

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Broken Social Scene principal Kevin Drew goes it alone on the upcoming album "Spirit If...," the first release in a series subtitled "Broken Social Scene Presents." The set is due Sept. 18 via Arts &a Broken Social Scene principal Kevin Drew goes it alone on the…

  3. Top Stars Salute Princess Diana At Tribute Concert

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Waving their arms in the air and dancing with 70,000 fans at London's Wembley Stadium, princes William and Harry celebrated the life of their mother, Princess Diana, on what would have been her 46th b Waving their arms in the air and dancing with 70,000 fans at London's Wembley…

  4. Music Legends Crowd Fats Domino Tribute Album

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Elton John, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Robert Plant and Willie Nelson have put their own spin on Fats Domino hits for an upcoming charity tribute album, due Sept. 25 via Vanguard. The double-disc "Go Elton John, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Robert Plant and Willie Nelson have put their…

  5. Billboard Bits: Siren Fest, The Veils, Paul Anka

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT M.I.A., Cursive, Voxtrot and the Noisettes round out the bill for the 2007 Siren Festival, to be held July 21 at New York's Coney Island. Also new to the lineup for the Village Voice-sponsored free ev M.I.A., Cursive, Voxtrot and the Noisettes round out the bill for the 2007 Siren…

  6. The Format Offering Free 'Problems' For Two Weeks

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Free is the way to be, at least for indie-pop troupe the Format, who is in the midst of a two-week stint of giving away its latest album, "Dog Problems," for no charge. Free is the way to be, at least for indie-pop troupe the Format, who is in the midst of a two-week stint of giving…

  7. Just The Right 'Thump'

    June 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bagpipes and trumpet work from a previously unknown Latin musician are among the new sounds to be heard on the White Stripes' "Icky Thump," due this week via Third Man/Warner Bros. Bagpipes and trumpet work from a previously unknown Latin musician are among the new sounds to be…

  8. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany her on an upcoming tour in support of her sophomore solo effort, "B'Day." 2006 - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany her on an upcoming tour in support of her…

  9. Music On TV: June 11-17

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 11-17, 2007. MONDAY, June 11 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Sam Moore (also featured: Jessica McClure). "The View," ABC Featured Artist(s): Rihanna (also featured: Kim Coles; Seth Green). "Tavis Smiley," PBS Featured Artist(s):…

  10. Joss Stone, Kings Of Leon Bolster Bumbershoot Bill

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Joss Stone, Kings Of Leon, Gym Class Heroes, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Andrew Bird and the Frames have joined the lineup for the 2007 Bumbershoot festival, to be held Sept. 1-3 Joss Stone, Kings Of Leon, Gym Class Heroes, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Rodrigo Y Gabriela,…

  11. INXS Hitting The Studio After Summer Tour Wraps

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Aussie rockers INXS is hoping to hit the studio later in the year, with J.D. Fortune slotting back into frontman duties, Billboard.com has learned. Veteran Aussie rockers INXS is hoping to hit the studio later in the year, with J.D. Fortune slotting back into frontman duties,…

  12. Avril's Agenda: New Video, Shows, Film Work

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne says she's "just excited to have the record out and for everyone to hear it." But notching two weeks at No. 1 makes her pretty excited, too. On the horizon for the artist: a video for he Avril Lavigne says she's "just excited to have the record out and…

  13. MONSTRANCE, "Monstrance"

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As you may already know from such historic bootleg recordings of impromptu sessions between the likes of Prince and Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Johnny Winter, the idea of great mind As you may already know from such historic bootleg recordings of impromptu sessions between…

  14. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival / April 27-29, 2006 / New Orleans (Fair Grounds Race Course)

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Last year's edition of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was aptly dubbed a miracle, because divine intervention -- manifested via major sponsorship from Shell Oil Co. and the sheer determina Last year's edition of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was aptly dubbed…

  15. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San Antonio. She is 88. 2006 - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San…

  16. Kanye, Rod Stewart Join Princess Di Concert Bill

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West, Rod Stewart, Lily Allen and Status Quo are among the eight artists added to the lineup for a summer concert at London's new Wembley Stadium to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Princess Kanye West, Rod Stewart, Lily Allen and Status Quo are among the eight artists added to…

  17. Snoop Dogg Denied Entry Into Australia

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg has been refused entry into Australia because of his extensive criminal record, the immigration minister said today (April 26). It's the second time this year the rapper has been barred fro Snoop Dogg has been refused entry into Australia because of his extensive criminal…

  18. Ween Winding Down Work On New Album

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ween is eyeing a late summer or early fall release for its as-yet-untitled next studio album, which it is recording with producer Andrew Weiss at a former farmhouse in Pennsylvania. Ween is eyeing a late summer or early fall release for its as-yet-untitled next studio album, which it is…

  19. 17OnTV

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 23 - April 29, 2007. MONDAY, April 23 "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Neil Sedaka (also scheduled: Joan Rivers). "Awesome, I F**kin' Shot That!" Showtime Featured artist(s): Beastie Boys, Money Mark, Doug E. Fresh. "…

  20. Garage Rock

    April 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Don't you love British people? The British Invasion of 1964 made me an Anglophile forever, but they continue to keep a smile on my face, seemingly oblivious to the imminent music business armageddon, Don't you love British people? The British Invasion of 1964 made me an Anglophile…

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