1. Country Legend Porter Wagoner Dies At 80

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Country legend Porter Wagoner died yesterday (Oct. 28) in Nashville, just a few weeks after being hospitalized with lung cancer. Wagoner was known for a string of country hits in the '60s, perennial a Country legend Porter Wagoner died yesterday (Oct. 28) in Nashville, just a few weeks…

  2. This Day in Music

    October 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Producer and songwriter, Rudy Taylor, who toured with Bobby Womack as musical arranger, dies in Baton Rouge, La. at the age of 52. 2006 - Producer and songwriter, Rudy Taylor, who toured with Bobby Womack as musical arranger, dies in Baton Rouge, La. at the age of 52. 2004 - The third…

  3. Swervedriver Aiming For Spring Relaunch

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Swervedriver is aiming to hit the road in the spring for its first tour in nearly a decade, frontman Adam Franklin tells Billboard.com. U.K. rock act Swervedriver is aiming to hit the road in the spring for its first tour in nearly a decade, frontman Adam Franklin tells…

  4. Playaz Circle

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The latest release from Ludacris' Disturbing Tha Peace family -- and possibly the second best received after Luda himself -- comes by way of Playaz Circle. The latest release from Ludacris' Disturbing Tha Peace family -- and possibly the second best received after Luda himself --…

  5. Chart Beat Chat

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss father and daughter/son groups, R&B pairings, the Hot 100 and more! ALL IN THE FAMILY Dear Fred, In last week's column, you responded to John Maverick's letter regarding Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus' chart accomplishment as a father/daughter act. I…

  6. Ask Billboard

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' questions on Deborah Harry, Spice Girls and Mariah Carey. ABSENCE OF 'EVIL' I read on a message board that "Necessary Evil," Deborah Harry's new album, didn't chart on The Billboard 200. Is that accurate? I figured she would have a…

  7. The Billboard Q&A: Eddie Vedder

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Pearl Jam frontman talks at length with Billboard about his soundtrack for the new Sean Penn-directed film "Into the Wild," its impact on his life, the 2008 election and how his creative process c Sean Penn has wanted to make a movie based on Jon Krakauer's 1996 book "…

  8. The Billboard Q&A: Eddie Vedder (Part Two)

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Pearl Jam frontman talks at length with Billboard about his soundtrack for the new Sean Penn-directed film "Into the Wild," its impact on his life, the 2008 election and how his creative process c Continued from page 1... Basically, Sean said the only people he'd listen to…

  9. Chart Beat Chat

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss father and daughter/son groups, R&B pairings, the Hot 100 and more! ALL IN THE FAMILY Dear Fred, In last week's column, you responded to John Maverick's letter regarding Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus' chart accomplishment as a father/daughter act. I…

  10. Daphne Loves Derby

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Everyone wants to get to the level where they can be in a bus and I really know why. I'm going to give you some of my thoughts and memories of touring. It'll be random and most likely pointless so you've been warned. You don't have to read them but if you'd like to, I…

  11. Manager: Foxy's Confinement A Misunderstanding

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jailed rapper Foxy Brown has been in solitary confinement since Oct. 16, but the artist's manager, Chaz Williams, says the entire ordeal is just a misunderstanding mainly due to her hearing impairment Jailed rapper Foxy Brown has been in solitary confinement since Oct. 16, but the artist…

  12. American Music Club Enters 'Golden Age'

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock act American Music Club will release its ninth album, "The Golden Age," Feb. 18 via Merge. Veteran rock act American Music Club will release its ninth album, "The Golden Age," Feb. 18 via Merge. Recorded in Los Angeles with Dave Trumfio, the 13-song set finds…

  13. Soulja Boy Fends Off Chris Brown Atop Hot 100

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" makes it a lucky seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, but new competition comes from Chris Brown's "Kiss Kiss," which soars 22-2 after selling 159,000 Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" makes it…

  14. The Billboard Q&A: Charlie Daniels

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT At 71 years old, Charlie Daniels still sets a creative pace few can match. Whether touring, authoring a book or churning out another great album, he approaches each project with a sense of creative vi At 71 years old, Charlie Daniels still sets a creative pace few can match. Whether touring,…

  15. Freeway Back In Business With New Album

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Originally due Oct. 9, Philadelphia rapper Freeway's long-in-the-works sophomore album, "Free At Last," will now arrive Nov. 20 via Roc-A-Fella. Originally due Oct. 9, Philadelphia rapper Freeway's long-in-the-works sophomore album, "Free At Last," will now…

  16. Rissi Palmer, "Rissi Palmer"

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "Country Girl"—the song that has famously made Missouri-bred Rissi Palmer the first black woman in two decades to hit the Hot Country Songs chart—is a propulsive, soul-fueled stomp offering a usef "Country Girl"—the song that has famously made Missouri-bred Rissi Palmer…

  17. This Day in Music

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its best-selling album, Def Leppard reissues "Hysteria" as a two-CD package. Beyond a remastered edition of the original album, the new edition includes a b 2006 - To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its best-selling album, Def Leppard…

  18. The Billboard Q&A: J.R. Rotem

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The prolific producer and newly minted label mogul checks in with Billboard about working with Sean Kingston, the nature of pop songwriting and his place in the music industry. The prolific producer and newly minted label mogul checks in with Billboard about working with Sean Kingston, the…

  19. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sharon Jones often hears people remark that "nobody makes good soul music anymore." She's got a message for those people: "We do." Sharon Jones often hears people remark that "nobody makes good soul music anymore." She's got a message for those people: …

  20. Sigel Bounces Back With 'The Solution'

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel has R. Kelly in his corner on "All of the Above," the first single from his new album, "The Solution." Due Dec. 11 via State Property/Roc-A-Fella, the set also sports Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel has R. Kelly in his corner on "All…

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