1. Judas Priest Digs Deep For 'Evil' Live Album

    May 26, 2009 3:39 PM EDT Judas Priest has chosen 10 songs not previously released in live album form for its next concert set -- "A Touch of Evil: Live," which is due out July 14, in the midst of the band's U.S. summer tour. "A Touch of Evil" includes live renderings of longtime fan favorites…

  2. Sammy Hagar Stimulated By Chickenfoot

    May 26, 2009 12:46 PM EDT Tired of the tequila-friendly party shows that he's been performing for the last 13 years with his post-Van Halen solo band The Waboritas, Sammy Hagar tells Billboard.com his decision to form Chickenfoot with guitarist Joe Satriani, former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and Red Hot…

  3. Maxwell, "Pretty Wings"

    May 26, 2009 12:37 PM EDT Maxwell, "Pretty Wings" Track Review …

  4. Scarlett Johansson, Pete Yorn Ready 'Break Up'

    May 26, 2009 10:26 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn's 2009 is shaping up as a very busy year. After his fourth album "Back and Fourth" hits stores on June 23, he's scheduled to release a Serge Gainsbourg/Brigitte Bardot-style duets record with actress/singer Scarlett Johansson this fall. Entitled…

  5. Eminem, Dizzee Rascal Top U.K. Charts

    May 26, 2009 8:32 AM EDT Rap artists celebrated a stellar sales week on Sunday's new U.K. sales charts, with Dizzee Rascal and Armand Van Helden's "Bonkers" (Dirtee Stank) new at the top of the singles survey, and Eminem's "Relapse" (Interscope/Universal) powering straight to No. 1…

  6. Detroit's 'Movement' Fest Draws Big Crowds, Looks Ahead

    May 26, 2009 8:11 AM EDT Even before the last beats of the Movement 2009 electronic music festival in Detroit faded away Monday night, festival organizers began looking towards the 2010 edition. On the eve of this year's Movement, Paxahau Event Productions announced that electronic artist and producer Carl Craig…

  7. May 26, 2009

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Rapper Xzibit’s two-week-old son, Xavier Kingston Joiner, dies from complications of premature birth. 2006 – Gwen Stefani of No Doubt and her husband, Gavin Rossdale of Bush, welcome their fist son, Kingston James McGregor Rossdale, born in Los Angeles. 2004 – Fantasia Barrino wins…

  8. Middle Distance Runner

    May 25, 2009 4:23 PM EDT "The Fury" - Middle Distance Runner You may have never heard of Middle Distance Runner , but you've probably heard the band's music before. One of their latest releases, a track titled "The Sun and Earth," was recently featured in an HBO Signature Films…

  9. Susan Boyle's "Memory" Stuns Judges, Audiences

    May 25, 2009 1:50 PM EDT Susan Boyle, the frumpy Scottish spinster whose amazing voice has become a global YouTube sensation, stunned audiences again on Sunday as she was voted through to the final of "Britain's Got Talent." Singing "Memory" from the musical "Cats," the 48-year-old…

  10. T.I. Packs Atlanta Arena On Eve Of Prison Term

    May 25, 2009 1:45 PM EDT Grammy-winning rapper T.I. told fans he would stay optimistic when he heads to prison on a federal weapons conviction. The 28-year-old rapper, whose real name is Clifford J. Harris Jr., performed for a packed audience Sunday night in Atlanta's Philips Arena less than two days before he…

  11. Eleven Die In Morocco Concert Crush

    May 25, 2009 1:42 PM EDT Eleven people were killed in a stampede at a stadium in the Moroccan capital Rabat overnight when thousands of spectators hurried to leave at the end of a concert wrapping up the city's landmark music festival. The stampede caused a fence to give way, killing five women, two teenagers…

  12. Beastie Boys Complete 'Hot Sauce Committee' Album

    May 25, 2009 12:23 PM EDT The Beastie Boys revealed the title of their forthcoming album in an email message delivered to fans today (May 25). "Our new record that is coming out that we finished the other day is called HOT SAUCE COMMITTEE," the group's note reads. The band will appear on "Late…

  13. Jay Bennett, Ex-Wilco Member, Dies At 45

    May 25, 2009 10:57 AM EDT Jay Bennett, the former Wilco multi-instrumentalist, passed away in his sleep on early Sunday morning (May 24) due to unknown causes. He was 45. Bennett was best known for his work with Wilco, the group for which he wrote and recorded on 1996's "Being There," 1999's "…

  14. May 25, 2009

    May 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Reggae musician Desmond Dekker dies of a heart attack at his home in Croydon, England, at the age of 64. 2005 – Domenic Troiano of the Guess Who and Bush dies of prostate cancer in Toronto, Canada, at the age of 59. 2005 – Country singer Carrie Underwood wins Season Four of “American…

  15. May 24, 2009

    May 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Taylor Hicks wins Season Five of “American Idol.” 1991 – Gene Clark of the Byrds and Dillard and Clark dies of a heart attack at the age of 46 in Sherman Oaks, Calif. 1988 – Country singer-songwriter Billy Gilman is born in Westerly, R.I. 1984 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Let’s Hear It…

  16. 5 Twitter Tips For Bands From Co-Founder Biz Stone

    May 23, 2009 9:52 AM EDT Twitter co-founder Biz Stone offers his advice on how bands and artists can best take advantage of the Twitter explosion: Make Your @username Your Calling Card Attracting followers is an important part of maintaining a high profile on Twitter. One of its biggest advantages is the simplicity…

  17. Kelly Rowland Finds 'Love' On The Dancefloor

    May 23, 2009 9:48 AM EDT Singer Kelly Rowland was in France last summer when she discovered DJ David Guetta, at one of his exhilarating techno shows in Cannes. When she later met up with Guetta and asked him to play a new track for her, the French DJ unveiled a pop number built around a lush piano loop and throbbing…

  18. Queen Considering 'Idol's' Lambert As Frontman

    May 23, 2009 9:43 AM EDT "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert's performance with rock band Queen on the finale of the TV singing contest this week has the British band thinking about a new front man. "Amongst all that furor, there wasn't really a quiet moment to talk," Queen guitarist…

  19. May 23, 2009

    May 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Veteran rapper Ricky “Slick Rick” Walters receives a full pardon from New York’s Gov. David Paterson for the attempted murders of two men in 1991, ending a long legal saga. 2006 – Jordin Sparks wins Season Six of “American Idol.” 2000 – Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins announces…

  20. Kris Allen Just Wants Respect After Winning 'American Idol'

    May 22, 2009 7:03 PM EDT With speculation already underway about whether "American Idol" winner Kris Allen's future in the music industry will go boom or bust, the singer wants everyone to know that he's defining success on his own terms. "The only thing I really want to do is just be…

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