1. Sayles Salutes The Blues With 'Honeydripper'

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Director John Sayles has the blues on his mind with his new film, "Honeydripper," which premieres Dec. 28 in U.S. theaters. Director John Sayles has the blues on his mind with his new film, "Honeydripper," which premieres Dec. 28 in U.S. theaters. The movie stars Danny…

  2. Anthony 'Totally Fine' Without Van Halen

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Michael Anthony is getting his post-Van Halen career going in earnest. Michael Anthony is getting his post-Van Halen career going in earnest. After his acrimonious and controversial ouster from the hard rock group he helped to found -- which is currently on the road with original frontman…

  3. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Rapper 50 Cent takes home all five trophies for which he is nominated at the World Music Awards, held in Monaco. Russian teen duo t.A.T.u. picks up three awards, while Norah Jones and Eminem wi 2003 - Rapper 50 Cent takes home all five trophies for which he is nominated at the World…

  4. Iron & Wine, "Boy With a Coin"

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Taking a slightly new direction with new single "Boy With a Coin," Iron & Wine's Sam Beam taps into a new level of indie-rock mellowness. Taking a slightly new direction with new single "Boy With a Coin," Iron & Wine's Sam Beam taps into a new level of…

  5. Ask Billboard

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' questions on the Eagles, George Strait, Yahoo! Jukebox and more! EAGLES' FLIGHT ON CHARTS Hi Keith, I am a fan of your column, I read it every week and have been a subscriber to the magazine for over 25 years! That being said, I have never written. I…

  6. Killers Unveil Name, Date For B-Sides Collection

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "Sawdust" will arrive Nov. 13 via Island Def Jam and will feature Lou Reed guesting on a new track titled "Tranquilize." The Killers have settled on a name and a release date for the B-sides collection first reported here last month. "Sawdust" will arrive Nov. 13…

  7. 'Dog' Day Afternoon

    September 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Iron & Wine offers up its most eclectic and adventurous music to date on "The Shepherd's Dog," due this week via Sub Pop. First single "Boy With a Coin," which is marked by hand claps and Sam Beam Iron & Wine offers up its most eclectic and adventurous music…

  8. Tunes On TV

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television for the week of September 17- 23. MONDAY, Sept. 17 Live with Regis and Kelly," SYN Featured Artist(s): Diana Krall, Ashanti, Morgan Freeman. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Emmylou Harris, Howie Mandel, Amanda Bynes. Late Night with Conan…

  9. Lonestar Unveils New Singer, Holiday Album

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Lonestar, which has scored 18 top 10 singles on Billboard's Hot Country Songs, including nine No. 1s, has a new lead singer and a new album coming. Lonestar, which has scored 18 top 10 singles on Billboard's Hot Country Songs, including nine No. 1s, has a new lead singer and a new…

  10. Architecture In Helsinki

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The artwork for Architecture In Helsinki's new album "Places Like This" is, in a word, busy. The artwork for Architecture In Helsinki's new album "Places Like This" is, in a word, busy. It's dominated by line-drawings of skyscrapers, people and robots…

  11. Voodoo Music Experience Unveils Day-By-Day Lineup

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The day-by-day lineup has been unveiled for the 2007 Voodoo Music Experience, to be held Oct. 26-28 at New Orleans' City Park. The day-by-day lineup has been unveiled for the 2007 Voodoo Music Experience, to be held Oct. 26-28 at New Orleans' City Park. Rage Against The Machine and…

  12. Dylan's 'Newport' Performances Making DVD Debut

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Adding to an already robust slate of Bob Dylan-related releases this fall, Columbia/Legacy will on Oct. 30 release the DVD "The Other Side of the Mirror -- Bob Dylan Live at the Newport Folk Festival Adding to an already robust slate of Bob Dylan-related releases this fall, Columbia…

  13. Rare Cuts Bolster Four-Disc Vandross Box

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A handful of rare and previously unreleased tracks will be included on the four-disc Luther Vandross boxed set, "Love, Luther," due Oct. 16 via Epic/J/Legacy. They include 1981 demos for "Ready for Lo A handful of rare and previously unreleased tracks will be included on the…

  14. Eagles Double Up On 'Long Road Out Of Eden'

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles' new album, "Long Road Out of Eden," will be a double-disc affair, Billboard.com has learned. The 20-song set is due Oct. 30 exclusively via Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stories in North America The Eagles' new album, "Long Road Out of Eden," will be a…

  15. Billboard Bits: Wyclef Jean, Goo Goo Dolls, RBD

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Although details are still scant, Wyclef Jean has confirmed a Nov. 6 release for his next Columbia album, "Carnival II (Memoirs of an Immigrant)." First single "Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)" features A Although details are still scant, Wyclef Jean has confirmed a Nov. 6…

  16. 'Idol' Runner-Up Lewis Gets Busy On Debut CD

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Season six "American Idol" runner-up Blake Lewis has officially signed to 19 Recordings/Arista and is eyeing a late 2007 release for his first album. Season six "American Idol" runner-up Blake Lewis has officially signed to 19 Recordings/Arista and is eyeing a late 2007…

  17. Chart Beat Chat

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Carrie Underwood, DeFranco Family hits, Fergie and more! LIVING IN CARRIE'S NATION Mr. Fred Bronson, In your Chart Beat column of July 5, 2007, Carrie Underwood was featured for having the longest-running title ("Before He Cheats") among all of the…

  18. Killers Corralling Rarities For B-Sides Album

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A wealth of material that stateside fans most likely haven't heard will comprise the Killers' next release before the end of the year, according to frontman Brandon Flowers. Flowers also hasn't ruled A wealth of material that stateside fans most likely haven't heard will…

  19. Kingston Still 'Beautiful' Atop Hot 100

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" begins a fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, and its three closest competitors all hold their positions from last week: Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry" at No. 2, T Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" begins a…

  20. Music On TV Aug. 20-26

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television listings from Aug. 20-26. MONDAY, Aug. 20 "The Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Silverstein, Luis Guzman. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): The New Pornographers, Jeff Goldblum, Hayden Panettiere. "The Tonight Show with…

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