1. Kid Rock, "Rock'n'Roll Jesus"

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Oh, yeah—Kid Rock makes music, too. It's possible to lose sight of that amid the headline-making Pamela Anderson/Tommy Lee shenanigans, and Rock's declining sales since 1998's breakthrough "Devil Wi Oh, yeah—Kid Rock makes music, too. It's possible to lose sight of…

  2. The Billboard Q&A: Merle Haggard

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hard as it is to believe, Merle Haggard has never made a bluegrass album in his more than 40 years of recording. Until now. For the first time in 80-some records, "The Bluegrass Sessions" puts Hag, as Hard as it is to believe, Merle Haggard has never made a bluegrass album in his…

  3. Kid Rock Celebrates New Album At Detroit Show

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kid Rock launched his "Rock'N'Roll Jesus" campaign last night (Oct. 4) with a last-minute hometown show at the Emerald Theatre in the Detroit suburb of Mt. Clemens. The 20-song, 130-minute concert -- Kid Rock launched his "Rock'N'Roll Jesus" campaign…

  4. Blue October Tapping 'Song Piggy Bank' For New CD

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Currently on its last go-round for its platinum-selling major label debut "Foiled," Blue October is starting to eyeball its fifth studio album. Currently on its last go-round for its platinum-selling major label debut "Foiled," Blue October is starting to eyeball its fifth…

  5. Singer Appeals 'Whiter Shade Of Pale' Ruling

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The lead singer of British band Procol Harum is appealing a judgment awarding the group's former organist 40 percent of the royalties from their iconic hit "A Whiter Shade of Pale." The lead singer of British band Procol Harum is appealing a judgment awarding the group's…

  6. Hitchcock Clears Archives, Preps New Album

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "I Wanna Go Backwards" is more than just the title of Robyn Hitchcock's upcoming boxed set. It's a theme that will stretch into next year -- until he releases a new album with his latest band, the Ven "I Wanna Go Backwards" is more than just the title of Robyn…

  7. Lips' 'Christmas' Fantasy Nearing Completion

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Flaming Lips are eyeing a spring roll-out for their long-in-the-making film project "Christmas on Mars." The Flaming Lips are eyeing a spring roll-out for their long-in-the-making film project "Christmas on Mars." Frontman Wayne Coyne tells Billboard.com that he's…

  8. Home Studio May Help Lennox Work Quicker

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's been four years since Annie Lennox's last solo album, "Bare." But that's better than the eight-year gap between "Bare" and its predecessor, "Medusa." It's been four years since Annie Lennox's last solo album, "Bare." But…

  9. Nickelback: A View From The Top

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback's Chad Kroeger recalls the words of caution he received at the end of the cycle for 2001's "Silver Side Up"—a five-times-platinum juggernaut that launched three hit singles including the Nickelback's Chad Kroeger recalls the words of caution he received at…

  10. Jonas Brothers Line Up Disney Projects

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After making stars of singer-actors like Miley Cyrus ("Hannah Montana"), the Disney Channel has set its sights on a trio of young hyphenates, greenlighting a series, movie and concert special starring After making stars of singer-actors like Miley Cyrus ("Hannah Montana"),…

  11. Etheridge Tour Will Wait 'Til School's Out

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Melissa Etheridge releases her new album "The Awakening," tomorrow (Sept. 25) via Island Def Jam. But don't look for her to hit the road to promote it any time soon. Melissa Etheridge releases her new album "The Awakening," tomorrow (Sept. 25) via Island Def Jam. But…

  12. Khan Breaks 10-Year Album Drought With 'Funk This'

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's been nearly a decade since Chaka Khan last released a solo album, but the R&B veteran hasn't noticed. "I never really worried about it," Khan -- who releases "Funk This" tomorrow (Sept. 25) - It's been nearly a decade since Chaka Khan last released…

  13. Kings Of Leon Hope To Be In Studio By February

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kings Of Leon are on the road promoting their third RCA album, "Because of the Times," which came out April. But the quartet is already looking down the creative road. Drummer Nathan Followill says th Kings Of Leon are on the road promoting their third RCA album, "Because of…

  14. Nickelback In No Rush To Make New Album

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With 2005's "All the Right Reasons" still sitting in the top 10 of The Billboard 200 after 102 weeks, Nickelback has no plans to rush a follow-up into the marketplace. "Everything is completely up in With 2005's "All the Right Reasons" still sitting in the…

  15. Kaiser Chiefs Anxious To Hit The Studio

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After recently scrapping most of their fall U.S. tour, the Kaiser Chiefs are anxious to begin recording their third full length this fall. After recently scrapping most of their fall U.S. tour, the Kaiser Chiefs are anxious to begin recording their third full length next month. "We are…

  16. Billboard Bits: Rage Against The Machine, David Gray, Cake Sale

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rage Against The Machine will play two headlining dates in Australia in late January, which are widely believed to bookend appearances at the annual Big Day Out festival. The lineup for that event is Rage Against The Machine will play two headlining dates in Australia in late January, which…

  17. Beasties Eyeing M.I.A., Cocker, Allen For New 'Mix'

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys are moving ahead with plans for a vocal version of their latest album, the all-instrumental "The Mix-Up." Among the guests in the loop, according to Adam Yauch, are M.I.A., Lily Allen The Beastie Boys are moving ahead with plans for a vocal version of their latest…

  18. Bo Bice Links With Wal-Mart For New Album

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Season four "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice will release his second album, "See the Light," Oct. 23 exclusively via Wal-Mart stores through the indie StartArt label, Billboard.com has learned. First Season four "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice will release his…

  19. Latifah Setting Aside Tracks For Return To Rap

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A week away from releasing her second vocal album, Queen Latifah is also planning a return to rap. A week away from releasing her second vocal album, Queen Latifah is also planning a return to rap. "I'd love to make another rap album," Latifah, who releases "Trav'lin&…

  20. Best Of Both Worlds

    September 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reba McEntire is surrounded by stars on "Reba Duets," due this week via MCA. The song selection process was a mix of suggestions by McEntire, input from her duet partners and, in some cases, songs tha Reba McEntire is surrounded by stars on "Reba Duets," due this week via…

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