1. Leak Building Buzz For New Chris Brown Album

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jive Records was none too thrilled when a new Chris Brown song, "Wall to Wall," leaked in May to New York radio station WQHT (Hot 97), more than four months before the artist's sophomore album, "Exclu Jive Records was none too thrilled when a new Chris Brown song, "…

  2. Chris Brown, Korn, Secondhand Serenade

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chris Brown explains what age means in his dating life, plus news from the Korn front on some scathing new songs and some exclusive video coverage of our friend Secondhand Serenade. Tell us what you Chris Brown explains what age means in his dating life, plus news from the Korn front on some…

  3. The Billboard Q&A: Chris Brown

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Billboard hip-hop correspondent Hilary Crosley talks with Chris Brown about his upcoming album, leaking his single Wall to Wall and what it's like to be barely legal. Billboard hip-hop correspondent Hilary Crosley talks with Chris Brown about his upcoming album, leaking his single Wall…

  4. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2006 - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2003 - Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., as he…

  5. 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…

  6. This Day in Music

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Guitarist Robert Quine, one of punk rock's most daring soloists, is found dead in his New York apartment. He is 61. According to close friend and guitar maker Rick Kelly, who discovers Quine's 2004 - Guitarist Robert Quine, one of punk rock's most daring soloists, is…

  7. 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…

  8. 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" …

  9. 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…

  10. 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.…

  11. 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 …

  12. 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…

  13. Billboard Bits: Ween, The Rolling Stones And More

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT To tide fans over until the fall release of its first studio album in four years, Ween will on June 8 release the five-song "The Friends" EP through its own Chocodog label. To tide fans over until the fall release of its first studio album in four years, Ween will on June 8 release…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. This Day in Music

    May 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Oscar Brown Jr., singer, composer, lyricist, playwright and black culture activist, dies in Chicago from complications from a blood infection in the lower spine. He is 78. 2005 - Oscar Brown Jr., singer, composer, lyricist, playwright and black culture activist, dies in Chicago from…

  17. 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…

  18. This Day in Music

    May 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in their 22-year career, Red Hot Chili Peppers score a No. 1 album on The Billboard 200. The two-disc "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros.) sells 442,000 copies in the United Sta 2006 - For the first time in their 22-year career, Red Hot Chili Peppers score a…

  19. 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…

  20. 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."…

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