1. Girl Talk Experimenting With Actual Songs For Next Album

    April 23, 2009 9:52 AM EDT Songs are what Gregg Gillis -- aka mash-up master Girl Talk -- is honing in on as he considers a new direction for the follow-up to 2008's lauded "Feed the Animals." "I'm experimenting with different structures and different ideas," Gillis told Billboard.com…

  2. Woodstock's Michael Lang Seeking Sponsors For 2009 Festival In New York City

    March 21, 2009 12:56 PM EDT Michael Lang said plans for a 40th anniversary Woodstock concert are "all speculative ideas" for now, but he hopes to bring them to reality this summer. The Woodstock co-founder told Billboard.com that his vision is "a free event...a very green project," possibly in New…

  3. Suspects Caught In Allman House Burglary

    January 09, 2009 10:57 AM EST Gregg Allman almost had a few less silver dollars after someone broke into his southeast Georgia home and stole a coin collection, knives and unreleased concert recordings, police said. The Allman Brothers Band singer and keyboardist, 61, was out of town when burglars broke into his home in…

  4. Allman Brothers Band Set For '09 Beacon Run

    January 02, 2009 11:43 AM EST After postponing the 2008 edition of its annual run of shows at New York's Beacon Theatre due to health concerns for frontman Gregg Allman, the Allman Brothers Band will return to the venue this year. The group will play 10 shows there beginning March 9 and also including March 10, March…

  5. Springsteen, Chesney Rule Billboard Touring Awards

    November 20, 2008 1:20 PM EST Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Kenny Chesney and Miley Cyrus were among the big winners at the fifth annual Billboard Touring Awards, held tonight (Nov. 20) at the Roosevelt Hotel ballroom in New York. Springsteen and his band picked up the Top Tour and Top Draw awards for their…

  6. Springsteen, Chesney Rule Billboard Touring Awards

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Kenny Chesney and Miley Cyrus were among the big winners at the fifth annual Billboard Touring Awards, held tonight (Nov. 20) at the Roosevelt Hotel ballroom Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Kenny Chesney and Miley Cyrus were among the big…

  7. Sony Scoops Up Guitar Doc With Edge, Page

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White will be jamming next summer at a theater near you. The Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White will be jamming next summer at a theater near you. Sony Pictures Classics will present the guitar heroes cranking their instruments up to 11 in "It Might Get Loud,…

  8. Timbaland Ventures Into Film With 'Vinyl'

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST After popping up on seemingly every hit single during the past few years, Timbaland is about to add his first feature film into the mix. After popping up on seemingly every hit single during the past few years, Timbaland is about to add his first feature film into the mix. The producer's…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2006 - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2004 - The Vote for Change tour wraps with a star…

  10. Allman Brothers Earn Billboard Legend Of Live Award

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Allman Brothers Band will receive the prestigious Legend Of Live award at the 2008 Billboard Touring Awards, set for Nov. 20 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The Allman Brothers Band will receive the prestigious Legend Of Live award at the 2008 Billboard Touring Awards, set for Nov. 20…

  11. Allman Brothers Plotting Star-Studded 40th

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Allman Brothers Band is planning to use next year's engagement at New York's Beacon Theatre as the focal point for the group's 40th anniversary celebration. The Allman Brothers Band is planning to use next year's engagement at New York's Beacon Theatre as the…

  12. 'Mamma Mia!' Seeks Audience Participation

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Moviegoers who can't resist singing along to "Dancing Queen" are in luck. Universal aims to pump up Labor Day weekend grosses for its hit movie musical "Mamma Mia!" by presenting "Mamma Mia! The Sing- Moviegoers who can't resist singing along to "…

  13. Allman Brothers Sue Universal Over Royalties

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Members of the Allman Brothers Band sued UMG Recordings for more than $10 million on Monday over royalties from compact discs sales and digital downloads services such as Apple's iTunes. Members of the Allman Brothers Band sued UMG Recordings for more than $10 million on Monday over…

  14. Radiohead Dazzles At All Points West Opener

    August 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead played a dazzling headlining set Friday (Aug. 8) to crown the first day of the inaugural All Points West festival, set just across the Hudson River from Manhattan at New Jersey's Liberty Sta Radiohead played a dazzling headlining set Friday (Aug. 8) to crown the first day of…

  15. Danielia Cotton

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "I'm a little black girl who'll rock your world/So come move with me," Danielia Cotton croons on the opening line on the first track to "Rare Child," out May 20 in conjunction with Alternative Distrib "I'm a little black girl who'll rock your world…

  16. Kanye West, NIN Bring Lollapalooza To A Close

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West and Nine Inch Nails closed Lollapalooza 2008 in grand fashion Sunday (Aug. 3) in Chicago's Grant Park, with the former regaling his hometown crowd with hit after hit and the latter band off Kanye West and Nine Inch Nails closed Lollapalooza 2008 in grand fashion Sunday (Aug. 3…

  17. Ask Billboard: Cher, Depeche Mode, The Cars, Twenty-Four Flowers

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith and his readers discuss Cher, Depeche Mode, the Cars and Twenty-Four Flowers. 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, state and country, if…

  18. Xzibit Joins Cage, Kilmer In 'Lieutenant' Remake

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Xzibit has joined Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk, Jennifer Coolidge, Vondie Curtis Hall, Shawn Hatosy and Denzel Whitaker alongside Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendez in Werner Herzog's cop drama "Bad Lieut Rapper Xzibit has joined Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk, Jennifer Coolidge, Vondie…

  19. Girl Talk's 'Animals' Run Wild Online

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As promised, Girl Talk's Gregg Gillis released his fourth record, "Feed the Animals," today (June 19) via the Web site for his label, Illegal Art. As promised, Girl Talk's Gregg Gillis released his fourth record, "Feed the Animals," today (June 19) via the Web…

  20. The Billboard Q&A: Carly Smithson Of 'American Idol'

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Carly Smithson wasn't much like a lot of "American Idol" finalists: she had a rock edge, a load of tattoos and even had a record label deal before she joined the show. Read up on her international pas Carly Smithson wasn't much like a lot of "American Idol"…

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