1. Phish Jams With Springsteen On Bonnaroo's Closing Night

    June 15, 2009 8:14 AM EDT Headliner met headliner on Bonnaroo's final evening as Bruce Springsteen joined Phish on stage Sunday to close out the four-day festival in grand fashion. After being introduced by Phish frontman/guitarist Trey Anastasio as his "boyhood hero and still hero," Springsteen first…

  2. 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…

  3. Nine Inch Nails & Jane's Addiction / June 7, 2009 / Wantagh, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre)

    June 10, 2009 8:11 PM EDT It was a breezy Sunday night (June 7) in Long Island, NY, and 15,000 black-clad rockers were congregating at the oceanside Jones Beach amphitheater, all of them ready to party like it's 1991. That was, of course, the year of Perry Ferrell's inaugural Lollapalooza festival, the stage…

  4. Ozzy Sues Over 'Black Sabbath' Name

    June 01, 2009 12:14 PM EDT Even as the third incarnation of Black Sabbath - now doing business as Heaven & Hell - prepares to tour to promote its new album, "The Devil You Know," a battle is raging over who should own the Sabbath name. Frontman Ozzy Osbourne, who left the band in 1979 and returned in 1997…

  5. Whispers To Record First Gospel Album

    May 15, 2009 7:54 AM EDT Kingdom Records has signed the Whispers to record the legendary R&B group's first gospel album. Grammy Award-winning gospel icon Fred Hammond is on board to produce several tracks for the project, which is tentatively slated for a fall 2009 release. "We've been wanting to…

  6. Lady Gaga / May 2, 2009 / New York (Terminal 5)

    May 04, 2009 1:35 PM EDT “I never imagined that at a club in New York City, this many people would come,” Lady Gaga gushed to a screaming, sold-out crowd at Terminal 5 on Saturday (May 2), before adding with a smile, “But you still throw beer on me.” The New York club scene, and beer throwing, is nothing new to the…

  7. Chart Beat: Eminem, "Hannah Montana: The Movie", "Britain's Got Talent"

    April 23, 2009 12:30 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. HE WALKS…

  8. Ask Billboard: 'N Sync and Gulf War Songs

    April 10, 2009 2:05 PM EDT 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. TAKE TWO, TAKE TWO Hi Gary, I enjoyed last week's Ask Billboard…

  9. DJ Class

    April 06, 2009 4:37 PM EDT Baltimore-native DJ Class may be new to the charts -- his latest single, "I'm the Ish," featuring Lil' Jon, sits at No. 32 on the Rhythmic Top 40 chart this week -- but he's anything but a rookie when it comes to music. Class, born Daniel Woodis, has been conquering…

  10. Chart Beat: Lady GaGa, "Now 30", Taylor Swift

    April 02, 2009 12:22 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. SPIN THOSE…

  11. Kelly Clarkson Tops Billboard 200

    March 18, 2009 1:13 PM EDT Kelly Clarkson nets her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as her fourth effort, "All I Ever Wanted" (19/RCA), climbs in to the penthouse with 255,000. Her first chart-topper came with her debut set, "Thankful," which began with 297,000 in 2003. She followed it up…

  12. March 9, 2009

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Brad Delp of Boston commits suicide in his Atkinson, N.H., home. He is 55. 2005 – Country singer Chris LeDoux dies of cancer in Casper, Wy. He is 56. 2005 – George Scott of the Blind Boys of Alabama, dies at his home in Durham, N.C., of complications from diabetes. He is 75. 1997 – The…

  13. The Prodigy Invade U.K. Charts

    March 02, 2009 10:41 AM EST s electro pacesetters the Prodigy followed last week's No. 4 single "Omen" (Takemetothehospital) with a No. 1 debut for the album "Invaders Must Die" yesterday. Meanwhile Kelly Clarkson scored her first U.K. No. 1 single with "My Life Would Suck Without You…

  14. Springsteen Rocks Super Bowl With Classic Hits

    February 01, 2009 8:13 PM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band made the most of their 12 minutes during the Super Bowl XLIII halftime show tonight (Feb. 1) in Tampa, Fla., rocking through the classics "10th Avenue Freeze Out," "Born To Run," "Glory Days" and the new song "Working…

  15. Wal-Mart Snags Exclusive Springsteen Hits Set

    December 23, 2008 10:35 AM EST Wal-Mart will be the exclusive U.S. retailer for Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's "Greatest Hits," which will arrive Jan. 13, two weeks prior to the group's new Columbia studio album, "Working on a Dream." The 12-track set omits material from…

  16. Straight No Chaser

    December 15, 2008 6:09 PM EST Straight No Chaser have one noble goal in mind: Eschew the hackneyed, and convert even the most stubborn of unbelievers. This 10-man a cappella group is eager to redefine a genre they consider traditionally misunderstood and may do so with their Christmas album "Holiday Spirits,"…

  17. Adele Plotting 'Grown Up' Second Album

    December 09, 2008 10:18 AM EST Basking in the "surreal" glory of four Grammy nominations, Adele is already working on the follow-up to her debut album, "19." "There's about three, four songs I really like that will go on the next record," the 20-year-old British singer tells Billboard.com…

  18. Oasis, Ryan Adams / Dec. 4, 2008 / Los Angeles (Staples Center)

    December 08, 2008 5:54 PM EST Although famous as much for their Mancunian bluster as for redefining British pop back in the mid-1990s, even the Gallagher brothers themselves must be more than mildly surprised at how well Oasis's following in America has endured and grown in the decade since they became global…

  19. GUNS N' ROSES, "Chinese Democracy"

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Grunge. Techno. Boy bands. Both President Bushes. These are just a few of the things Guns N' Roses has improbably outlasted in the 17 (!) years since its last album of original music. Grunge. Techno. Boy bands. Both President Bushes. These are just a few of the things Guns N' Roses…

  20. Van Morrison / Nov. 8, 2008 / Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl)

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST In the waning moments of the Nov. 8 landmark performance of his 1968 album "Astral Weeks," Van Morrison offered his thanks to the Hollywood Bowl audience, quipping, "You've made a happy man very old." In the waning moments of the Nov. 8 landmark performance of his…

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