1. William Fitzsimmons

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST At a recent solo show at New York's Rockwood Music Hall, William Fitzsimmons made a tongue-in-cheek jab at friend, former tourmate and recent Billboard cover subject Ingrid Michaelson. "I hear she's s At a recent solo show at New York's Rockwood Music Hall, William…

  2. Whiskeytown's 'Almanac' Bolstered For Reissue

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST On March 4, Mood Food/Outpost/Geffen/Ume will re-release Whiskeytown's "Strangers Almanac" as a double-disc deluxe edition. The newly expanded version will include previously unreleased Whiskeytown tr On March 4, Mood Food/Outpost/Geffen/Ume will re-release Whiskeytown's …

  3. Michaelson, Bareilles Anchoring Hotel Cafe Tour

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Red-hot singer/songwriters Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles will anchor the lineup for the fourth annual Hotel Cafe tour, which begins March 6 at the Belly Up in San Diego. Red-hot singer/songwriters Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles will anchor the lineup for the fourth annual Hotel…

  4. Uncle Kracker Still Tweaking 'Happy Hour'

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST A "more than frustrated" Uncle Kracker has been doing some more recording for his long-delayed fourth album, "Happy Hour," which he turned in a full year ago but likely won't come out before the middl A "more than frustrated" Uncle Kracker has been doing…

  5. First Consumer P2P Trial Underway In Minnesota

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jurors are beginning to hear evidence in the first unauthorized peer-to-peer file-sharing suit against a consumer that has reached trial. Jammie Thomas, a single mother, chose to fight rather than set Jurors are beginning to hear evidence in the first unauthorized peer-to-peer file-sharing…

  6. Tunes On TV

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television for the week of September 24- 30. MONDAY, Sept. 24 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Jamie Foxx, Tony Bennett, Chris Botti. "Larry King Live," CNN Featured Artist(s): Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, Faith Hill, Britney Spears, Kevin Federline. "The…

  7. Dylan, Costello Teaming For Short Fall Tour

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello will hit the road for a 13-date fall tour together, beginning Sept. 22 in Duluth, Ga., and running through Oct. 9 in Rochester, N.Y. Amos Lee will also perform; for Costel Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello will hit the road for a 13-date fall tour together, beginning…

  8. Uncle Kracker Arrested On Sex Offense Charge

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Uncle Kracker was released on $75,000 bond following his arrest early today (Aug. 17) on a second-degree sex offense charge. Authorities said Kracker was arrested after a 26-year-old Singer/songwriter Uncle Kracker was released on $75,000 bond following his arrest early…

  9. Music On TV: July 16 - July 22

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 16 - July 22, 2007. MONDAY, July 16 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): Underoath, Mute Math, Avenged Sevenfold. "Greek," ABC Family Channel Featured artist(s): Plain White T's. "The Daily Habit," FUEL TV Featured artist(s):…

  10. This Day in Music

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Maroon 5, Lil Jon and Crosby, Stills & Nash were among those honored at BMI's 54th annual Pop Awards ceremony, held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Maroon 5 takes song 2006 - Maroon 5, Lil Jon and Crosby, Stills & Nash were among those honored at BMI&…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Eurovision, the Top 100 and Hot 100 debuts . FROM ESC TO ASC Hello Mr. Bronson, I know that you are an avid follower of the Eurovision Song Contest. I hear that a major U.S. TV network is working on an American version of Eurovision. Will it be called "…

  12. Rockabilly Singer Gene Simmons Dies

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rockabilly singer/songwriter Jumpin' Gene Simmons, who worked with Elvis Presley and had a top 20 hit in 1964 with the bouncy "Haunted House," has died. He was 69. Rockabilly singer/songwriter Jumpin' Gene Simmons, who worked with Elvis Presley and had a top 20 hit in 1964…

  13. Braff Drafts Coldplay, Snow Patrol For 'Last Kiss'

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As he did for the soundtrack to 2004's "Garden State," Zach Braff has rounded up a range of rock acts for the soundtrack to his new film, "The Last Kiss." As he did for the soundtrack to 2004's "Garden State," Zach Braff has rounded up a range of rock…

  14. McMurtry, Cash, Crowell Top Americana Nominees

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT James McMurtry tops the nominees for the fifth annual Americana Honors & Awards, announced yesterday (June 15) in Nashville. McMurtry earned three nominations for album, artist and song of the yea James McMurtry tops the nominees for the fifth annual Americana Honors & Awards,…

  15. This Day in Music

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Paul Brandt and Claudia Church answer the call of their country when they head to Bosnia to entertain U.S. troops there. The trip is the first USO junket for both artists.<br clear="none 2004 - Indianapolis residents get more than they bargain for after an…

  16. Flecktones Revisiting Acoustic Planet Tour

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bela Fleck & the Flecktones will team with artists like Yonder Mountain String Band, Keller Williams, the Del McCoury Band, Umphrey's McGee and Chris Thile of Nickel Creek for their upcoming Acous Bela Fleck & the Flecktones will team with artists like Yonder Mountain String Band…

  17. Fiona Taps Rice, Garza For Summer Trek

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Having completed a supporting run with Coldplay, Fiona Apple will embark on a summer headlining tour, beginning June 20 in Phoenix. Having completed a supporting run with Coldplay, Fiona Apple will embark on a summer headlining tour, beginning June 20 in Phoenix. Damien Rice will join Apple…

  18. Billboard Bits: 'Rites Of Spring,' Juvenile, Yoakam

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Vanderbilt University sets bill for 'Rites Of Spring' festival, Juvenile adds ringtone creation software to new CD and Dwight Yoakam plans Oscar-related L.A. show. My Morning Jacket, Ben Folds and Gov't Mule are among the acts confirmed to play Vanderbilt University's…

  19. Mat Kearney

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST With his major label debut, this singer/songwriter has 'nothing left to lose.' On his major-label debut, aptly titled "Nothing Left to Lose," singer/songwriter Mat Kearney looks to his past in order to see into his future. So far, that future looks bright. Last week, the…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Readers discuss the rebounding singles market, songs with spoken lyrics, discovering Billboard and more with Fred. BORN AGAIN IN THE U.S.A. Dear Fred, As I read the column this week, I started thinking about the amazing rebirth of the single that has occurred in the last year. Here are some…

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