1. Pearlman To Repay Fraud Victims $300 Million

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lou Pearlman and federal authorities have finally agreed on how much the former boy band promoter swindled from banks and investors in a decades-long scam: a staggering $300 million. Lou Pearlman and federal authorities have finally agreed on how much the former boy band promoter swindled…

  2. Music Mogul Lou Pearlman Gets 25 Years In Jail

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lou Pearlman, the man who created the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync, was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in federal prison for engineering a decades-long scam that bilked thousands of investors out of t Lou Pearlman, the man who created the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync, was sentenced…

  3. Radiohead / May 8 / Atlanta (Lakewood Amphitheater)

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Iconic U.K. rockers Radiohead played the third show of its 2008 U.S. tour Thursday (May 8) just outside of Atlanta, exhibiting confidence and restraint while enthralling a sold-out crowd. The show lea Iconic U.K. rockers Radiohead played the third show of its 2008 U.S. tour Thursday (May 8)…

  4. Yayo Gets Community Service In Harassment Flap

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo was sentenced yesterday (Feb. 14) to 10 days of community service after pleading guilty to harassment of a recording rival's 14-year-old son. G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo was sentenced yesterday (Feb. 14) to 10 days of community service after pleading guilty to…

  5. Black Keys Branch Out On Fifth Album

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Black Keys charge into new sonic territory on their fifth album, "Attack & Release," due April 1 via Nonesuch. The Black Keys charge into new sonic territory on their fifth album, "Attack & Release," due April 1 via Nonesuch. The 11-track set was produced by…

  6. The White Stripes / July 24, 2007 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT You know you've hit the big time when your band plays Madison Square Garden for the first time, and on July 24, Jack and Meg White proved the two of them could hold their own in the massive arena, lea You know you've hit the big time when your band plays Madison Square Garden for…

  7. Music On TV: July 2 - July 8

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 2 - July 8, 2007. MONDAY, July 2 "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Kings Of Leon, Conan O'Brien. "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ashley Judd, Matthew Bomer, The Bravery. "Late Night with Conan O&…

  8. McBride Song Soundtracks Anti-Violence Campaign

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Martina McBride, a longtime advocate of anti-domestic violence efforts, including the National Domestic Violence Hotline, is lending her support to Lifetime Television's anti-violence campaign. Martina McBride, a longtime advocate of anti-domestic violence efforts, including the National…

  9. Nelson Launching Label With Family Album

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Over the years, Willie Nelson has liked to do "anything that makes record companies nervous. Nervous is a good sign." We'll see how he feels now that he's sitting in the owner's chair of his own label Over the years, Willie Nelson has liked to do "anything that…

  10. 51OnTV

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 18-24, 2006. MONDAY, DEC. 18 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Martina McBride (also scheduled: Sylvester Stallone). "106 & Park," BET Featured artist(s): Bow Wow, Nas, Trick Daddy. "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,…

  11. 'Swing' For The Fences

    August 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trace Adkins hit a home run with last year's "ditty" song "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk," and he returns to that style again on "Swing," which utilizes baseball lingo to rate barroom pickup lines. Trace Adkins hit a home run with last year's "ditty"…

  12. Depeche Mode Sets Live CD/DVD Track List

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Depeche Mode has finalized the track list for its live CD/DVD "Touring the Angel," due Sept. 26 via Sire/Reprise. Depeche Mode has finalized the track list for its live CD/DVD "Touring the Angel," due Sept. 26 via Sire/Reprise. The project, which was taped Feb. 18-19 in…

  13. Billboard Bits: Depeche Mode, 'Funky Soul,' New Order

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Depeche Mode has cancelled its Thursday (Aug. 3) concert in Tel Aviv due to the current crisis in the Middle East, according to the band's Web site. Depeche Mode has cancelled its Thursday (Aug. 3) concert in Tel Aviv due to the current crisis in the Middle East, according to the band&…

  14. ABC's Fry Is Hugh Grant's New Vocal Coach

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Wearing gold lame and crooning suave, blue-eyed soul, Martin Fry has always seemed the quintessential frontman. Wearing gold lame and crooning suave, blue-eyed soul, Martin Fry has always seemed the quintessential frontman. But the lead singer of '80s hitmakers ABC stepped behind the…

  15. THE STILLS, "Without Feathers"

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "Logic Will Break Your Heart," the 2003 debut from Montreal's the Stills, did a better job than most current retro-minded pretenders at capturing the shimmer, shine and mopey melodic grace of '80s col "Logic Will Break Your Heart," the 2003 debut from Montreal&…

  16. Ask Billboard

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about McFly, the Go-Gos and Guns N'Roses. HELLO? McFLY? Hello Keith, I was wondering -- especially with the abundance of British music acts coming into the United States (lately) -- if you know anything about any other British acts trying to crack the…

  17. The Stills Soar 'Without Feathers'

    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Montreal rock act the Stills will release their sophomore effort, "Without Feathers," May 9 via Vice/Atlantic Records. Montreal rock act the Stills will release their sophomore effort, "Without Feathers," May 9 via Vice/Atlantic Records. It's the follow-up to 2003&…

  18. Depeche Mode Extends North American Tour

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Depeche Mode has tacked another leg of North American dates onto previously announced shows in San Francisco (April 27) and Indio, Calif., (April 29, headlining the Coachella Valley Music & Arts F As tipped here last month, Depeche Mode has tacked another leg of North American dates onto…

  19. Depeche Mode Milan Shows Heading To DVD

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Depeche Mode's two shows last weekend at Milan's Filaforum were recorded for a live DVD that is expected to be released in September. Depeche Mode's two shows last weekend at Milan's Filaforum were recorded for a live DVD that is expected to be released in September. "…

  20. Blige's 'Breakthrough' Bows At No. 1

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Despite slow overall sales throughout the holiday season, the week leading up to Christmas saw a retail burst led by a trio of R&B/hip-hop artists that shifted more than 1.75 million copies to lea Despite slow overall sales throughout the holiday season, the week leading up to Christmas…

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