1. Pet Shop Boys Explore 'Cubism' On Live DVD

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Pet Shop Boys' Nov. 14, 2006, show at Mexico City's Auditorio Nacional is chronicled on the live DVD "Cubism in Concert," due July 24 via Rhino. The 27-track show was directed by David Barnard (Go The Pet Shop Boys' Nov. 14, 2006, show at Mexico City's…

  2. 23OnTV

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 4-10, 2007. MONDAY, June 4 "Park City: Where Music Meets Film," WE Featured Artist(s): Marc Broussard, Joss Stone, Babyface, Shelby Lynne, Joan Osborne, Shawn ColvinJonny Lang, Daniel Powter, Keb' Mo', Monte Montgomery, Bird York, Stanley…

  3. Maroon 5, Rihanna Remain Atop U.K. Charts

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Maroon 5's "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" (Octone/A&M) started a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (June 3), as "Umbrella" (Def Jam/Universal) by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z snagged a th Maroon 5's "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" …

  4. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    June 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney sets up shop at Starbucks for his new album, Daddy Yankee reasserts reggaeton, Rihanna sheds her good girl image and Big & Rich keep kicking country in new directions in this week's A new release from shock rocker Marilyn Manson, "Eat Me Drink Me" (Nothing…

  5. This Day in Music

    June 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Country stars Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in Buffalo, N.Y. after Chesney rides off on a mounted police officer's horse and McGraw allegedly attacks sheriff's deputies who attempt 2000 - Country stars Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in Buffalo, N.Y.…

  6. Chart Beat Chat

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Shop Boyz, American Idols, "World Idol" and more! WHAT CAN ONE PERSON DO? Fred- I need your advice. Before you start making any assumptions, I am not your typical "American Idol" fan. I am a married man in my 30s who happens to enjoy watching …

  7. Squeeze Aims To Celebrate Catalog On Reunion Tour

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT When the newly reunited Squeeze hits the States this summer for their first U.S. shows in more than seven years, fans will be treated to a tour unlike any they've witnessed before. When the newly reunited Squeeze hits the States this summer for their first U.S. shows in more than seven…

  8. Chart Beat

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses American Idols, Rihanna, the Beach Boys and more! 'UMBRELLA' REIGNS: When Rihanna leapt 34-1 with "SOS" in May 2006, it was the second-biggest move to No. 1 in the history of The Billboard Hot 100. This week, the Barbadian-born singer takes an even bigger…

  9. New Kanye Album Coming Sooner Than Expected

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's forthcoming album, "Graduation," is coming sooner than expected. The album, originally due in September, has been pushed slightly ahead to a late August release, according to Def Jam. Kanye West's forthcoming album, "Graduation," is coming sooner…

  10. The Academy Is...

    May 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Every night, our singer William has been doing quite the jump off the drum kit, which is about two meters from the ground, including the drum riser. Today I am writing from Virginia Beach, where we are playing at the Verizon Amphitheatre. I must admit I was a little disappointed when I…

  11. Banner Rebounds From 'Worst Year' With New Album

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Although rapper David Banner has been quiet for a while, it's not because he hasn't been busy. Rather, he's been doing some soul searching. "2006 was the worst year of my life," Banner tells Billboard Although rapper David Banner has been quiet for a while, it's…

  12. Pinback Sets Date For Second Touch & Go Album

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The 11-track set is the follow-up to 2004's "Summer in Abaddon." As tipped here in January, Pinback will return Sept. 11 with its second Touch & Go album, "Autumn of the Seraphs." The 11-track set is the follow-up to 2004's "Summer in Abaddon."…

  13. Chart Beat

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses American Idols, Enrique Iglesias, Snow Patrol and more! SEPTEMBER TO MAY ROMANCE: Does September of last year seem like a long time ago? In chart terms, it's almost an eternity. But for those of you who can recall last fall, the week of Sept. 16, 2006 was when Carrie…

  14. Billboard Bits: Live Earth, Elton John, Joe Henry

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg, Chris Cornell, Mana and Katie Melua will add an international flair to the lineup for the Germany edition of Live Earth, to be held July 7 at the HSH Nordbank Arena in Hamburg. Snoop Dogg, Chris Cornell, Mana and Katie Melua will add an international flair to the lineup for the…

  15. The Academy Is...

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT +44 (Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker's band) is also on the tour. Our guitarist Mike Carden is the only one that has had the nerve to go talk to Travis so far... I'm a little scared of him to be honest. I am writing you today from Minneapolis and the venue we are playing tonight is…

  16. Chart Beat

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Paris Bennett, Maroon 5, Barbra Streisand and more! WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE BENNETT: As the sixth season of "American Idol" is about to come to an end, another contestant from season five makes a debut on the Billboard charts. Fifth place finalist Paris Bennett shows…

  17. Beyonce's Six Noms Leads BET Awards Field

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With six nominations, Beyonce heads the field for the 2007 BET Awards. The nominations were announced today (May 16) by rappers T.I. and 50 Cent, R&B newcomer Robin Thicke and "Everybody Loves Chr With six nominations, Beyonce heads the field for the 2007 BET Awards. The nominations…

  18. Kanye Targeting September For 'Graduation'

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West is eyeing a September release for his third Def Jam album, "Graduation," which, as first reported here in January, will feature Coldplay's Chris Martin on the song "Homecoming" as well as t Kanye West is eyeing a September release for his third Def Jam…

  19. Billboard Bits: Mariah Carey, Chris Brown, Mobile

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey has recently logged time recording in the British Virgin Islands for her as-yet-untitled new Island Def Jam album, the follow-up to 2005's "The Emancipation of Mimi," released in 2005. Mariah Carey has recently logged time recording in the British Virgin Islands…

  20. Stagecoach Festival / May 5-6, 2007 / Indio, Calif. (Empire Polo Field)

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It was craft versus showbiz at the first Stagecoach festival held this past weekend (May 5-6) in Indio, Calif. For the audience, the calculated formulas that rule country airwaves won hands down, thou It was craft versus showbiz at the first Stagecoach festival held this past weekend (May 5-6…

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