1. Hudson Set For 'Sex In The City' Film

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson has joined the cast of "Sex and the City: The Movie," which begins filming next week in New York. Hudson will play the assistant to Sarah Jessica Parker's character, Carri Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson has joined the cast of "Sex and the City:…

  2. Vedder, Sonic Youth, Tweedy Do Dylan For Soundtrack

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A host of rock notables have banded together for the soundtrack to Todd Haynes' Bob Dylan-themed film "I'm Not There," due Oct. 30 via Columbia. A host of rock notables have banded together for the soundtrack to Todd Haynes' Bob Dylan-themed film "I'm Not…

  3. This Day in Music

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - A cross-party collective of British politicians close the gap between parliament and the music business through a pair of initiatives. The four members of parliament make history with the rele 2005 - A cross-party collective of British politicians close the gap between parliament and…

  4. Hinder, Eddie Money Heading 'Home' Together

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Upstart rockers Hinder will be giving new life to an Eddie Money hit -- and helping the veteran singer with a hoped-for comeback in 2007. The Oklahoma City quintet is planning to record a version of M Upstart rockers Hinder will be giving new life to an Eddie Money hit -- and helping the…

  5. This Day in Music

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Herman Brood, one of Holland's best-known rock personalities commits suicide. He is 54. The singer/pianist/painter jumps from the roof of the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel. On his body, police 2005 - A cross-party collective of British politicians close the gap between…

  6. Doors Celebrating 40th Anniversary With Projects

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the Doors' surviving members gear up for the band's 40th anniversary -- with plans for a comprehensive boxed set, reissues, merchandise and an interactive Las Vegas attraction -- there is a possibi As the Doors' surviving members gear up for the band's 40th anniversary …

  7. Toby Keith: 'White Trash With Money' & Proud Of It

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith likes to shock people. So says his longtime friend -- and now co-producer -- Lari White. Toby Keith likes to shock people. So says his longtime friend -- and now co-producer -- Lari White. She thinks shock value may be part of the reason Keith tapped her for his latest project. In…

  8. Beyoncés 'Panther' Leads Weekend Box Office

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST "The Pink Panther" -- starring Steve Martin as well-known French Inspector Clouseau, Beyoncé Knowles and Kevin Kline -- took the top spot at the weekend box office. The Sony Pictures film, produc "The Pink Panther" -- starring Steve Martin as well-known French Inspector…

  9. Ask Billboard

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Blondie, Janet Jackson and Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. BLONDIE ON [RAREST] BLONDIE Hi Keith, As this year is Blondie's 30th anniversary, I was wondering if you knew what the group's rarest single would be? In 1984 Chrysalis Records in Canada…

  10. Nine Black Alps Eyes Tour With Giant Drag, Cribs

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Up-and-coming British rock act Nine Black Alps is plotting a spring North American tour with Giant Drag and the Cribs, lead singer Sam Forrest tells Billboard.com. Up-and-coming British rock act Nine Black Alps is plotting a spring North American tour with Giant Drag and the Cribs, lead…

  11. Hellogoodbye

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST An ear-grabbing EP and support from MTV set the stage for this Southern California band's success. Say "hello" to Hellogoodbye. The Southern California band's self-titled EP entered Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart last week at No. 31. Released in November 2004, the…

  12. Ask Billboard

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about the 'Grease' Soundtrack, Whitney Houston and Crossfade. 'GREASE' IS THE WORD Keith, As the manager of Billboard's Pop Catalog and Soundtracks charts, you must certainly be aware of how well the "Grease" soundtrack…

  13. Nine Black Alps Preps Debut Album

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.K. buzz band Nine Black Alps will release its debut album, "Everything Is," Feb. 28 in North America via Interscope. U.K. buzz band Nine Black Alps will release its debut album, "Everything Is," Feb. 28 in North America via Interscope. The 12-track set was produced by…

  14. Elektra Vaults Emptied For New Series

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Collectors' Choice Music has set a Feb. 21 release date for reissues of 15 rarities from the Elektra archive, including material by Eric Clapton's supergroup Powerhouse, Lovin' Spoonful, Roxy, the Wac Collectors' Choice Music has set a Feb. 21 release date for reissues of…

  15. Billboard Bits: Coldplay, ARIA Awards, 'Squid'

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Coldplay, ARIA Awards, 'Squid' Beginning today (Sept. 14), Apple's iTunes Music Store is selling a digital EP from Coldplay led by the group's new single, "Fix You." Also bundled with the track is "The World Turned Upside Down" (leftover from…

  16. Music Remains Substantial Source Of Katrina Aid

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks following the devastating Hurricane Katrina, a host of music-related initiatives are raising funds for those suffering the effects of the storm. Two weeks following the devastating Hurricane Katrina, a host of music-related initiatives are raising funds for those suffering the…

  17. Yearwood Back On Track

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Successful artists can often feel like they are on a fast-moving treadmill that never stops. Trisha Yearwood took the risk of stepping off and has no regrets. After a self-imposed hiatus, she will return Sept. 13 with "Jasper County,"…

  18. This Day in Music

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Helen Forrest, often called the best of the big band singers, dies of congestive heart failure at the Motion Picture Country Home and Hospital in Woodland Hills. She is 82.<br clear="non 2002 - R&B pioneer Rosco Gordon dies after suffering a hear attack…

  19. 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 17 in Las Vegas: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR BROOKS & DUNN KENNY CHESNEY TOBY KEITH TIM McGRAW KEITH URBAN TOP MALE VOCALIST KENNY CHESNEY ALAN JACKSON TOBY…

  20. Crowell Celebrates 'Outsider' Status On New CD

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rodney Crowell has been trying to shake labels like "country" and "singer/songwriter" for years, and it's a message he delivers loud and clear on his latest studio album. Rodney Crowell has been trying to shake labels like "country" and "singer…

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