1. Wilco Planning Three Day Festival in Massachusetts

    April 07, 2010 1:40 PM EDT Chicago rock act Wilco is getting into the festival game this summer, curating its own Solid Sound Festival weekend in North Adams, Mass. Set for the weekend of August 13 - 15, Wilco has teamed with the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and among the acts to appear alongside Wilco are…

  2. Neon Trees, "Habits"

    April 02, 2010 3:33 PM EDT Melding pop-punk riffs with a tinge of electro, alternative rock act Neon Trees bring the fist-pumps to the dancefloor on debut album "Habits." The Provo, Utah-based quartet's energy on the set contains plenty of get-up-and-go, but doesn't get too rowdy-a welcome departure…

  3. David Guetta: The Billboard Cover Story

    March 12, 2010 5:37 PM EST There are looks of confusion all around Madison Square Garden. It's a bitterly cold February night, and an impressively diverse crowd has packed the arena to see the LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE Of course, there has always been a DJ culture in America, and it has been though many ups,…

  4. Ask Billboard: Who's Bigger, Def Leppard Or Poison?

    March 12, 2010 2:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TALK DIRTY TO, AND POUR SOME SUGAR ON, ME Hi Gary, Who has totaled more…

  5. OK Go Splits With EMI

    March 10, 2010 5:33 PM EST OK Go has left EMI and will re-release its latest album, "Of The Color of Blue Sky," on its own Paracadute Recordings label. The group has another viral video hit on its hands , but the latest came after a public flare-up over an EMI policy that prevented the band's fans from…

  6. Sequel To 'Phantom Of The Opera' Opens In London

    March 10, 2010 7:58 AM EST Will the magic of the Phantom strike twice for Andrew Lloyd Webber ? The theater world will make its judgment after Tuesday's (March 9) premiere in London of "Love Never Dies," the sequel to Lloyd Webber's global hit "Phantom of the Opera." "Phantom" is…

  7. Ask Billboard: Energizer-Bunny Albums

    February 12, 2010 4:45 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. HANGIN' TOUGH Hi Gary, I've noticed that over the past year-plus,…

  8. Billboard Critics' Top 20 Albums of the Decade

    December 16, 2009 4:01 PM EST Chart Article You've seen our tally of the best-selling albums of the decade, now see what the Billboard staff members chose as the best albums of the last 10 years. Alternative artists got a lot of love from our editors and writers, but hip-hop heavyweights and rock 'n' roll…

  9. Simply Rod? Faces May Tap Mick Hucknall For Stewart-less Tour

    November 17, 2009 10:51 AM EST T he Faces appear ready to play live in 2010, with or without Rod Stewart . After performing with guests at an Oct. 25 show at London's Royal Albert Hall for the British Performing Rights Society's Music Members' Benevolent Fund, the Faces' other three surviving members --…

  10. Danzig, Death, Jesus Lizard Bring 'Fun Fun Fun' To Austin

    November 10, 2009 5:35 PM EST If the 2009 festival season could be summed up with one word, it would probably be "rain"-but at this weekend's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas, at least someone was willing to take the blame. "I heard you guys were having a drought, so we brought the Danzig black clouds…

  11. Chart Beat Thursday: Reba, Black Eyed Peas, Daughtry

    August 27, 2009 3:47 PM EDT IF YOU SEE HER (SHE'S PROBABLY AT NO. 1): Billboard's Country Albums chart first appeared in the magazine issue dated Jan. 11, 1964, and this week, the 45-year-old survey coronates a new queen. Reba McEntire claims her 11th No. 1 on Country Albums, "Keep On Loving You" …

  12. Red Hot Chili Peppers Reuniting In October

    July 31, 2009 9:04 AM EDT With another Chickenfoot tour and the first release of his instrumental side band Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats looming, the drummer has October circled on his calendar for the Red Hot Chili Peppers ' return to active duty. "That's the plan," Smith tells Billboard…

  13. Backwards Bullets: July 21, 1990

    July 21, 2009 2:40 PM EDT Each Tuesday, we revisit Billboard's archives for a look at what notable titles were climbing the charts on this date. This week, we travel back to the July 21, 1990, issue. 'LOVE' AT FIRST 'VISION': While the Billboard Hot 100 this week nineteen years ago sported a…

  14. David Guetta Hits The Big Time With Pop Collaborations

    July 17, 2009 4:53 PM EDT Plenty of DJs have conquered the nightlife scene, but only a select few have managed to break out beyond clubs and rule the pop charts. French DJ David Guetta , however, is poised to do in this decade what Fatboy Slim did in the '90s: become a bonafide rock star. Just like Fatboy, Guetta…

  15. David Guetta Hits The Big Time With Pop Collaborations

    July 17, 2009 2:21 PM EDT Plenty of DJs have conquered the nightlife scene, but only a select few have managed to break out beyond clubs and rule the pop charts. French DJ David Guetta, however, is poised to do in this decade what Fatboy Slim did in the '90s: become a bonafide rock star. Just like Fatboy, Guetta…

  16. Judas Priest's 'British Steel' Track-By-Track

    June 26, 2009 5:10 PM EDT Judas Priest Songwriters Give Inside Look At Tracks On Classic Album 'British Steel' To celebrate the 30th anniversary of its landmark album "British Steel," Judas Priest will showcase the set in its entirety on a series of U.S. tour dates this summer. The band's…

  17. Bruce Springsteen, Wilco Soar At Bonnaroo

    June 14, 2009 11:15 AM EDT On Saturday night, Bruce Springsteen found himself in a position he probably can't remember last being in: having to preach to the not necessarily converted. Springsteen and the E Street Band's headlining slot at Bonnaroo was only the band's second-ever festival date - the…

  18. May 30, 2009

    May 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Eminem’s second album, “The Marshall Mathers LP” becoming the fastest selling rap album ever, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, when it sells 1.76 million copies in its debut week. 2000 – Tex Beneke, who took over the Glenn Miller Orchestra after the bandleader’s death…

  19. DMX Released From Phoenix Jail

    May 15, 2009 8:20 AM EDT DMX has been released from a Phoenix jail after serving a 90-day sentence for felony convictions. The rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, left a Maricopa County jail Thursday on a $10,000 bond. Simmons' lawyer, Glenn Allen, said his client was in good spirits and was still in…

  20. Howling Bells Signs To Nettwerk, Tours With Coldplay

    April 30, 2009 12:02 PM EDT Australian rock quartet Howling Bells has signed to Nettwerk Music Group, and the band is set to release its sophomore album and North American debut, "Radio Wars," on July 28th in the U.S. and Canada. The album's first single, "Cities Burning Down," will be out June…

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