1. Maceo Parker, Zappa, STS9 Anchor Jam Cruise Lineup

    May 07, 2009 6:39 AM EDT Now in its eighth year, the popular Jam Cruise will embark January 3, 2010 with a host of funk, techno, and roots-rock related acts on board. STS9, Maceo Parker, Zappa Plays Zappa, and the John Medeski/Robert Randolph/North Mississippi Allstars vehicle The Word are some of the top acts…

  2. Santana To Begin Las Vegas Residency In May

    April 02, 2009 8:00 AM EDT Carlos Santana will be setting up shop in Las Vegas this May through a multi year agreement with concert promotion company AEG Live. Beginning May 27, the recently opened 4,007-capacity Joint in Las Vegas "will be the only place west of the Mississippi" where fans will be able to…

  3. Ask Billboard: Janet Jackson, Frankie Goes To Hollywood

    March 20, 2009 11:33 AM 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. LOVING THE '80s Hi Gary, I noticed that the top three songs on the UK…

  4. Jay-Z Christens New Hollywood Palladium

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z and Frank Sinatra now have at least one thing in common: both artists have helped christen the legendary Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Jay-Z and Frank Sinatra now have at least one thing in common: both artists have helped christen the legendary Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.…

  5. 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…

  6. This Day in Music

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the Minneapolis-based rock act Soul Asylum, dies at his home. He was 41. Diagnosed with throat cancer in May 2004, Mueller underwent radiation treat 2005 - Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the Minneapolis-based rock act Soul…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead at his home in Ireland of unknown causes. He is 57. 2003 - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead…

  8. Williams In A Dance Mood On Third Solo Disc

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Former Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams will unveil her third solo album, "Unexpected," in August via Music World Entertainment/Columbia. Former Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams will unveil her third solo album, "Unexpected," in August via Music…

  9. Fraud Claims Outlined In Pearlman Plea

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST A former boy band mogul pleaded guilty today (March 6) to an audacious fraud that used fake accountants, fake bank accounts and a dead man's signature to swindle banks and investors out of more than $ A former boy band mogul pleaded guilty today (March 6) to an audacious fraud that used…

  10. Dando Readies New Lemonheads Album, 'Ray' Reissue

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST A year after he resurrected his beloved '90s rock outfit the Lemonheads, singer/songwriter Evan Dando tells Billboard.com he's planning on recording and releasing another band effort in April 2008. A year after he resurrected his beloved '90s rock outfit the Lemonheads, singer…

  11. With 'Bells' On

    October 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For its first album in five years, pioneering electronica duo Underworld solicited advice from the likes of Brian Eno, U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. and longtime collaborator Darren Price to help sort t For its first album in five years, pioneering electronica duo Underworld solicited advice…

  12. Shakira, Yusuf Islam Power Live Earth Hamburg

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Hamburg edition of the Live Earth climate change concerts mixed a line-up of international stars, including Shakira, Snoop Dogg and Enrique Iglesias, with major domestic acts and ended nine hours The Hamburg edition of the Live Earth climate change concerts featured a lineup of…

  13. Famous Friends Help Underworld Finish New Album

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For its first album in five years, pioneering electronica duo Underworld solicited advice from the likes of Brian Eno, U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. and longtime collaborator Darren Price to help sort t For its first album in five years, pioneering electronica duo Underworld solicited advice…

  14. This Day in Music

    June 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the Minneapolis-based rock act Soul Asylum, dies at his home. He was 41. Diagnosed with throat cancer in May 2004, Mueller underwent radiation treat 2005 - Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the Minneapolis-based rock act Soul…

  15. Billboard Bits: Live Earth, Elton John, Joe Henry

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg, Chris Cornell, Mana and Katie Melua will add an international flair to the lineup for the Germany edition of Live Earth, to be held July 7 at the HSH Nordbank Arena in Hamburg. Snoop Dogg, Chris Cornell, Mana and Katie Melua will add an international flair to the lineup for the…

  16. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead at his home in Ireland of unknown causes. He is 57. 2003 - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead…

  17. Ask Billboard

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith discusses Tori Amos, Pat Benetar and Laura Branigan this week. AMOS' 'POSSE' Hi Keith, Being something of an obsessive fan of Tori Amos, I've always wondered why I keep hearing vague mutterings that her 1996 "Boys for Pele" album (my personal favorite) is…

  18. Pegi Young Preps First Album With Help From Hubby Neil

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pegi Young has toured as a backing vocalist with her husband Neil for years, but on June 12, her own music will be in the spotlight with the release of her self-titled debut for Warner Bros. Pegi Young has toured as a backing vocalist with her husband Neil for years, but on June 12, her own…

  19. Underworld Catches A 'Break' With Soundtrack

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST V2 has set a Dec. 5 release date for the soundtrack to the Anthony Minghella film "Breaking & Entering," which was assembled by U.K. electronic duo and composer Gabriel Yared ("Cold Mountain," "Th V2 has set a Dec. 5 release date for the soundtrack to the Anthony…

  20. Lemonheads Revived For Album, Fall Tour

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Evan Dando's Lemonheads shake off a decade-long hiatus with their vibrant self-titled debut for Vagrant.. Evan Dando's Lemonheads shake off a decade-long hiatus with their vibrant self-titled debut for Vagrant, which, as previously reported , is due Sept. 26. The 11-track disc is…

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