1. This Day in Music

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme collapses after a show in Hamburg, forcing the cancellation of the next evening's concert in Stuttgart. According t 2005 - Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme…

  2. Pearl Jam Brings It All Back Home To Close Lollapalooza

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Playing its most watched U.S. show in a decade, Pearl Jam closed the 2007 edition of Lollapalooza on a political note, bringing injured Iraq War soldier Tomas Young on stage to urge the audience to re Playing its most watched U.S. show in a decade, Pearl Jam closed the 2007 edition of…

  3. This Day in Music

    July 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The 20th annual MTV Video Music Awards begin with a big surprise, with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera singing Madonna's "Like a Virgin" while decked out in racy wedding attire similar to 2003 - The 20th annual MTV Video Music Awards begin with a big surprise, with…

  4. Chart Beat

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Kelly Clarkson, "Hannah Montana 2 (Soundtrack)/Meet Miley Cyrus," Freeway and Jay-Z and more! 'DECEMBER' IN JULY: Kelly Clarkson's third album goes where no Kelly Clarkson album has gone before. "My December" (RCA) debuts on The Billboard 200…

  5. Second Band Of Horses Album Due In October

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Band Of Horses is an entirely new group of equine since releasing their Sub Pop debut, "Everything All the Time," last year, with only frontman Ben Bridwell remaining for the group's upcoming effort. Band Of Horses is an entirely new group of equine since releasing their Sub…

  6. Bon Jovi Scores First No. 1 Album Since 1988

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the first time since 1988, Bon Jovi tops The Billboard 200. "Lost Highway" sold 292,000 in United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the rock troupe's biggest one-week sum since Nielsen began For the first time since 1988, Bon Jovi tops The Billboard 200. "Lost…

  7. 'Tiger' By The Tail

    June 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Last year, Ryan Adams got bored on tour, recorded approximately 11 albums' worth of material on his laptop and then posted it on his Web site. He rapped, yodeled, rocked out and even mocked detractors Last year, Ryan Adams got bored on tour, recorded approximately 11 albums' worth…

  8. Lovett, Harris Man The Decks For Cayamo Cruise

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Lyle Lovett and Emmylou Harris will take to the seas together to headline the inaugural Cayamo music cruise, which will set sail Feb. 4 through Feb. 10. With other guests including Shawn Colvin, Buddy Lyle Lovett and Emmylou Harris will take to the seas together to headline the inaugural…

  9. Hellyeah

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT We all came in for sound check at 3 p.m. and, as usual, when we started it sounded like sh*t and I could tell that everyone was nervous. We hung with it and nearly did the whole set but got it done an Well, finally the Hellyeah tour has begun. Baltimore was the lucky first spot -- and Tom&…

  10. Shop Boyz Track Has Surprise Rival On Hot 100

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Strong radio airplay has helped push "Party Like a Rockstar" by OnDeck/Universal Republic act Shop Boyz onto the Billboard Hot 100. But in an inadvertent move, it's also helping an obscure, similarly Strong radio airplay has helped push "Party Like a Rockstar" by…

  11. MXPX Returns To Tooth & Nail For New Album

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Contributions from members of Bad Religion, Sugarcult and Aaron Sprinkle enhance pop-punk troupe MXPX's upcoming album, "Secret Weapon," due July 17 via Tooth & Nail. Contributions from members of Bad Religion, Sugarcult and Aaron Sprinkle enhance pop-punk troupe MXPX'…

  12. R.E.M., Van Halen Lead Rock Hall's '07 Class

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Eminent American rock combos R.E.M. and Van Halen, punk poet Patti Smith, pioneering hip-hop outfit Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and influential girl group the Ronettes were inducted into th Eminent American rock combos R.E.M. and Van Halen, punk poet Patti Smith, pioneering hip-hop…

  13. Iron & Wine In A Playful Mood On New Album

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST After recording an EP and touring with Calexico, as well as taking time off to rear his infant daughter, Iron & Wine principal Sam Beam has wrapped his next studio album, "The Shepherd's Dog." After recording an EP and touring with Calexico, as well as taking time off to…

  14. Dulli Dishes On Whigs Reunion, Collaborations

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Still basking in the critical acclaim heaped upon the Twillight Singers' latest album, "Powder Burns," Greg Dulli is keeping busy with a number of collaborations, including sessions with Mark Lanegan Still basking in the critical acclaim heaped upon the Twillight Singers'…

  15. Shiny Toy Guns

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Ghosts? Which room?" we ask as she darts a look to me and pushes Carah Faye’s room key towards me. "This one." Tonight suddenly became a different sort of interesting. 7 december. 1000hrs. seattle, Wash. looms on the morning horizon, a short drive from our gig in Spokane…

  16. Big & Rich Promise 'All Access' With Album, Book

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Big & Rich fans should mark May 15 on their calendars. That's when the country duo plans to release its third album as well as a book, titled "Big & Rich: All Access." Big & Rich fans should mark May 15 on their calendars. That's when the country duo plans to…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss long single-word titles, Beyonce, Take That and more! WORD UP Fred: Call out the "Ghostbusters!" Beyonce doesn't seem to have any "Superstition" about the number 13 because the 13-letter "Irreplaceable" breaks a six-way tie for…

  18. Prince Unveils Plans For Las Vegas Club

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Purple was the color and Prince was the star yesterday (Nov. 8) as the eccentric musician launched a nightclub venture that will see him performing twice a week in Las Vegas. Purple was the color and Prince was the star yesterday (Nov. 8) as the eccentric musician launched a nightclub venture…

  19. Califone

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Califone may be new to the Billboard charts, but the group is hardly new to the game. Califone may be new to the Billboard charts, but the group is hardly new to the game. Formed from the ashes of Chicago cult rockers Red Red Meat, the quartet of players -- Ben Massarella, Tim Rutili, Brian…

  20. Jay-Z / Oct. 14, 2006 / Johannesburg (Coca-Cola Dome)

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In South Africa, it's not hard to impress an audience starved for global stars. Which is why the likes of Ja Rule can alight on a stage here, trundle out hits for the faithful for less than an hour an In South Africa, it's not hard to impress an audience starved for global stars.…

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