1. Keith Jarrett Trio Turns 25 With Tour, DVDs

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Keith Jarrett Trio is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the reissue of two out-of-print concert DVDs and a short fall tour. The Keith Jarrett Trio is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the reissue of two out-of-print concert DVDs and a short fall tour. On Aug. 26, ECM will re…

  2. Lil Scrappy Free On Bond After Weekend Arrest

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Police say Atlanta rapper Lil Scrappy is out of jail in Decatur, Ga., after being arrested following a fight with his sister's boyfriend. Police say Atlanta rapper Lil Scrappy is out of jail in Decatur, Ga., after being arrested following a fight with his sister's boyfriend. The 24…

  3. Anthony David

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Faith, doubt and effort: It takes all three to bring anything meaningful to fruition, according to Anthony David. Faith, doubt and effort: It takes all three to bring anything meaningful to fruition, according to Anthony David. "I always liked music as a kid, but I'm from Savannah …

  4. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer. He is 58. 2006 - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer. He is 58. 2004 - A…

  5. This Day in Music

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pink Floyd co-founder Roger "Syd" Barrett dies in Cambridge, England at the age of 60, due to complications from diabetes. 2006 - Pink Floyd co-founder Roger "Syd" Barrett dies in Cambridge, England at the age of 60, due to complications from diabetes. 2001 - Folk…

  6. All-American Rejects Zeroing In On New Album

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The All-American Rejects are a year-and-a-half and 30 songs deep into their third album, but guitarist Nick Wheeler admits "we're still writing and recording. We've got our hands full right now." Stil The All-American Rejects are a year-and-a-half and 30 songs deep into…

  7. This Day in Music

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Robbie "Rocket" Watts, guitarist for Australian rock act the Cosmic Psychos, dies in Melbourne. He is 47. 2006 - Robbie "Rocket" Watts, guitarist for Australian rock act the Cosmic Psychos, dies in Melbourne. He is 47. 2006 - Co-founder of Mercury Records Irving…

  8. Ask Billboard

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT This week, Keith answers readers' burning questions on Michelle Williams, David Cook and Alanis Morissette. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city…

  9. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany her on an upcoming tour in support of her sophomore solo effort, "B'Day." 2006 - Beyonce launches a nationwide search for an all-female band to accompany her on an upcoming tour in support of her…

  10. Relatives Of Alleged R. Kelly Victim: She's Not On Tape

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly's lawyers opened his defense today (June 4) in Chicago, calling relatives of the alleged victim to testify that she's not the person in the sex video at the center of the case. R. Kelly's lawyers opened his defense today (June 4) in Chicago, calling relatives of the…

  11. Prosecution Rests In R. Kelly Child Porn Trial

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A star prosecution witness cried today (June 2) as she alleged at R. Kelly's child pornography trial several three-way sexual encounters with the R&B superstar and the alleged victim, some of whic A star prosecution witness cried today (June 2) as she alleged at R. Kelly's child…

  12. This Day in Music

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Montgomery Gentry performs in New York for U.S. troops returning from Iraq as part of the city's 18th annual Fleet Week festivities. The country duo performs onboard the USS Intrepid, a retired 2005 - Montgomery Gentry performs in New York for U.S. troops returning from Iraq as…

  13. Summerbirds In The Cellar

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's rare for a band to be hand-picked by an act as big as R.E.M. to play as an opener, but that's precisely what happened to Summerbirds in the Cellar at South by Southwest this year. It's rare for a band to be hand-picked by an act as big as R.E.M. to play as an opener, but…

  14. The Billboard Q&A: Michael Johns From 'American Idol'

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT At 29, Michael Johns made it into the final rounds of "American Idol" at the last possible year he could, due to age constraints. The Aussie sat down with Billboard to discuss his label luck, tennis a At 29, Michael Johns made it into the final rounds of "American Idol" at…

  15. Big Boi Goes To The 'Extreme' On Solo Debut

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT OutKast's Big Boi is putting the finishing touches on his first solo album, "Sir Luscious Left Foot ... Son of Chico Dusty," due later this year via Laface/Zomba. The first single is "Royal Flush" fea OutKast's Big Boi is putting the finishing touches on his…

  16. Billboard Bits: John Mellencamp, Trisha Yearwood, Vanessa Williams/Gretchen Wilson

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT King-Mellencamp musical postponed; Yearwood on the Times bestseller list; Williams, Wilson earn belated degrees The John Mellencamp/Stephen King musical "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," which, as previously reported , was set to open at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre in April…

  17. This Day in Music

    April 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Erika Jo Heriges, an 18-year-old high school senior, is named the winner of the USA Network talent series "Nashville Star" during a live broadcast from Nashville. Her prizes include a recording 2005 - Erika Jo Heriges, an 18-year-old high school senior, is named the winner of…

  18. This Day in Music

    April 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome. He is 36. Baroni had been in a coma since March 19, following a motorcycle accident in Rome. 2002 - Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome. He is 36. Baroni had…

  19. This Day in Music

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is killed in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. Police say Baloi, 39, is shot in the neck as he makes his way home from performing at the Lucit Candle Garde 2004 - Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is killed in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa.…

  20. This Day in Music

    March 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern Jazz Quartet, dies at the age of 80. Lewis, who also worked as a solo performer and recording artist, led the quartet from 2001 - Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern Jazz Quartet,…

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