1. This Day in Music

    March 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The Twist," dies in L.A. of throat cancer. His age is variously reported as 66 and 75. 2003 - Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The Twist," dies in L.A. of throat cancer. His age…

  2. Famous Pals Belt It Out In Kimmel/Affleck Clip

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jimmy Kimmel's "I'm F*cking Ben Affleck" video on his late-night ABC talk show, which features such artists as Josh Groban, Perry Farrell, Macy Gray and members of Good Charlotte, tallied almost 500,0 Never has an expression of love been so public -- or featured so many…

  3. / February 18, 2008 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST In the late '90s, like it or not, there was no avoiding the Spice Girls. For some, the British girl group was little more than a sexed-up Pepsi ad, an annoying chorus ("zigazig" huh?) and a collection In the late '90s, like it or not, there was no avoiding the Spice Girls.…

  4. Billboard Goes To The Grammys: A 50-Year Retrospective

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST As the Grammy Awards turn 50, here's a look back at music's biggest night -- from the 1958 inaugural event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to last year's Dixie Chicks triumph at Los Angeles' Staples Cente As the Grammy Awards turn 50, here's a look back at music's…

  5. Adele, Basshunter Top U.K. Charts

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Adele's debut, "19" (XL Recordings), entered the U.K. album chart at No. 1, delivering on the critical acclaim it has garnered, while "Now You're Gone" (Hard2Beat) by Basshunter featuring DJ Mental Th Adele's debut, "19" (XL Recordings), entered…

  6. Paramore Anticipates Jimmy Eat World Tour, Grammys

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST What's on Paramore singer Hayley Williams' mind these days? In addition to looking forward to the Paramore/Jimmy Eat World co-headlining spring tour announced todayWilliams is definitely thinking abou What's on Paramore singer Hayley Williams' mind these days? In addition…

  7. Feist Traverses Blizzard To Enjoy Grammy Nods

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Many artists awoke this morning to excited phone calls or text messages from friends and associates, offering congratulations on Grammy nominations. But singer/songwriter Leslie Feist had a much more Many artists awoke this morning to excited phone calls or text messages from friends and…

  8. Clinton, Obama To Battle In Grammy Category

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST The race for president isn't the only one featuring a member of the Clinton family and Barack Obama. The race for president isn't the only one featuring a member of the Clinton family and Barack Obama. Indeed, the just-announced 2008 Grammy nominations pit Bill Clinton against Obama…

  9. Ween, Oct. 16 in Bloomington, Ind.

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Though past glories like "Voodoo Lady" got the biggest response, new cuts like the psychedelic "Spirit Walker" showed the extent of Ween's creativity and incredible range. Though past glories like "Voodoo Lady" got the biggest response, new cuts like the…

  10. Ween / Oct. 16, 2007 / Bloomington, Ind. (Bluebird)

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ween, the iconoclastic rock duo from New Hope, Pa., is more than 20 years into its career, yet has surely never sounded as fresh as last night (Oct. 16) in Bloomington, Ind., opening its North America Ween, the iconoclastic rock duo from New Hope, Pa., is more than 20 years into its career,…

  11. Genesis Boxed Set To Cover Pop Glory Days

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Genesis' pop glory days will be covered in great detail on the "Genesis 1983-1998" boxed set, due Nov. 20 via Rhino. Genesis' pop glory days will be covered in great detail on the "Genesis 1983-1998" boxed set, due Nov. 20 via Rhino. Like an earlier set issued in…

  12. Tunes On TV

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television October 1 - 7, 2007. MONDAY, Oct. 1 "Control Room Presents," MyNetworkTV Featured artist(s): Maroon 5. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): Ben Harper (also scheduled: Sean Penn, Barry Sonnenfeld). "The Tonight Show with…

  13. World Mourns Loss Of Tenor Pavarotti

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Friends and admirers of Luciano Pavarotti joined in a chorus of grief as the world paid homage to the thrilling voice and exuberant personality of the great Italian tenor who died today (Sept. 6). Ami Friends and admirers of Luciano Pavarotti joined in a chorus of grief as the world paid…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies in Nashville of natural causes. He is 81. Byrd is known as one of the first to introduce electric guitar to country music. 2001 - Guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies in Nashville of natural causes. He is 81. Byrd is known as one of the…

  15. Billboard Bits: k.d. lang, Hot Chip/Kraftwerk, Heart

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Olivia -- the lifestyle community for lesbians, which offers luxury travel and social networking -- celebrates its 35th anniversary next year. To help with the festivities, singer k.d. lang will perfo Olivia -- the lifestyle community for lesbians, which offers luxury travel and social…

  16. Music On TV: July 23 - July 29

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 23 - July 29, 2007. MONDAY, July 23 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Kellie Pickler, Sara Moulton, Tory Johnson. "Live with Regis and Kelly," SYN Featured Artist(s): Lifehouse, Mario Lopez, Scott Baio. "CMA Music Festival:…

  17. Heart's Wilson Seeks 'Hope' On First Solo Album

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Heart's Ann Wilson has a host of big names in her corner for her first solo album, "Hope & Glory." Due Sept. 11 via Zoe/Rounder, the 12-track project features contributions from Wilson's sister/He Heart's Ann Wilson has a host of big names in her corner for her…

  18. Bonnaroo Box Office Numbers Go Through The Roof

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As the dust settles on Bonnaroo 2007, which wrapped its June 14-17 run last night at its 700-plus acre site 60 miles south of Nashville, producers Superfly Presents and A.C. Entertainment are basking As the dust settles on Bonnaroo 2007, which wrapped its June 14-17 run last night at its 700…

  19. T. Pain Tastes Hot 100 Glory With 'Drank'

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain's "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')" climbs 3-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 to earn the Florida native his first chart-topper there. The cut is the chart's greatest airplay gainer for a seventh str T-Pain's "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')"…

  20. Chart Beat

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses John Lennon, Joan Armatrading, Kimberley Locke and more! JOHN: For the third year in a row, a song written by John Lennon makes its debut on The Billboard Hot 100. The latest Lennon composition to see chart ink is Green Day's remake of "Working Class Hero," a…

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