1. Music Fans Blast Industry In Poll

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music executives love to blame illegal downloading for their industry's woes. But, based on the results of a new nationwide poll, they might want to look in the mirror. Music executives love to blame illegal downloading for their industry's woes. But, based on the results of a new…

  2. Doherty Pleads Guilty To New Drug Charge

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Babyshambles/Libertines principal Pete Doherty pleaded guilty today (Jan. 20) to possession of heroin, crack cocaine, morphine and marijuana. Babyshambles/Libertines principal Pete Doherty pleaded guilty today (Jan. 20) to possession of heroin, crack cocaine, morphine and marijuana. Doherty,…

  3. Pete Doherty Arrested Again In London

    January 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Babyshambles lead singer Pete Doherty has been arrested on suspicion of possessing illegal drugs, just days after pleading guilty in a London court to possessing heroin and cocaine, police said today Babyshambles lead singer Pete Doherty has been arrested on suspicion of possessing illegal…

  4. Doherty Pleads Guilty To Drug Possession

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Babyshambles lead singer Pete Doherty pleaded guilty today (Jan. 11) to possessing heroin and cocaine. Babyshambles lead singer Pete Doherty pleaded guilty today (Jan. 11) to possessing heroin and cocaine. The 26-year-old rocker was greeted by dozens of photographers and reporters and a small…

  5. Blunt, Kaiser Chiefs Lead Brit Award Nominations

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST With five nods each, newcomers James Blunt and Kaiser Chiefs are the frontrunners heading into the Brit Awards 2006, to be held Feb. 15 at London's Earl's Court. With five nods each, newcomers James Blunt and Kaiser Chiefs are the frontrunners heading into the Brit Awards 2006, to…

  6. VARIOUS ARTISTS, "Elton John's Christmas Party"

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST DJ E-Pro selects his Christmas time favorites on this sprawling, inclusive 21-song mixtape, the sort of thing best enjoyed with a nice hot cocoa or a coffee. DJ E-Pro selects his Christmas time favorites on this sprawling, inclusive 21-song mixtape, the sort of thing best enjoyed with a nice…

  7. Pete Doherty To Face Drug Charges

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty, best known for his on-off relationship with supermodel Kate Moss, has been charged with possession of cocaine and heroin, British police said today (Jan. 10). Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty, best known for his on-off relationship with supermodel Kate…

  8. Johnny Marr Readies Second Solo Album

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr is eyeing a spring release for his second album with his band the Healers. No label has yet been announced for the as-yet-untitled project. Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr is eyeing a spring release for his second album with his band the Healers. No…

  9. Hard Rock Heavyweights Visit 'Underworld'

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack for "Underworld: Evolution" will boast a host of exclusive selections. The soundtrack for "Underworld: Evolution" will boast a host of exclusive selections, including the first solo recording from Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington and a song from the…

  10. Chart Beat

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chart news about Mariah Carey, Kristine W, James Blunt and Nelly, as well as Fred's top singles and albums of the year. GIFT-WRAPPED: For the first time in the short history of Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart, a track that is not a current hit ranks No. 1. The 11-year-old song …

  11. Snow Patrol 'Opens' Up On New Album

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Snow Patrol has christened its new album "Eyes Open" and is planning to issue the set in April via Polydor in the United Kingdom and A&M/Interscope in North America. Snow Patrol has christened its new album "Eyes Open" and is planning to issue the set in April via…

  12. Pete Doherty Arrested In London

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Libertines/Babyshambles principal Pete Doherty, who of late has been best known as the on-off boyfriend of supermodel Kate Moss, has been arrested on suspicion of drug possession. Libertines/Babyshambles principal Pete Doherty, who of late has been best known as the on-off boyfriend of…

  13. Keys, Bono Team For Charity Song

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys and Bono are hoping to save the lives of children through song. Alicia Keys and Bono are hoping to save the lives of children through song. The two superstars have collaborated on "Don't Give Up (Africa)," and will donate all proceeds to Keep a Child Alive, which…

  14. Ask Billboard

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Donna Summer, Kate Bush and Sufjan Stevens. THE RETURN OF SUMMER? Hi Keith, I see that Donna Summer's "I Got Your Love" reached the top 10 of Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart. And "Power of Love" just recently debuted…

  15. Chart Beat

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Neil Diamond's '12 Songs' ranks among his best, Kate Bush, Annie Lennox and Cyndi Lauper return and Chris Brown ascends to No. 1. ON THE CHART WITH DIAMOND: Neil Diamond's "12 Songs" (Columbia) is instantly tied for fourth place among the Brooklyn native's…

  16. 'Road' Returns Chesney To No. 1

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the second time in 2005, a Kenny Chesney album is on top of The Billboard 200. His BNA Records set ,"The Road and the Radio," debuts at No. 1 with first week sales of 470,000 copies in the United For the second time in 2005, a Kenny Chesney album is on top of The Billboard 200.…

  17. Madonna, Il Divo Lead U.K. Charts

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Madonna's "Hung Up" (Warner Bros.) became her 11th U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Nov. 13), and first for five years. The first single from the album "Confessions on a Dance Floor" extends her span of U Madonna's "Hung Up" (Warner Bros.) became her 11th U…

  18. This Day in Music

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Tim McGraw is named entertainer of the year at the Country Music Association Awards held at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Tobey Keith wins male vocalist of the year and Lee Ann Womac 2004 - Howard Keel, who sang and danced to stardom in the heyday of MGM…

  19. A Rare Flight

    November 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST How does a label market the first release from a revered artist in a dozen years when her promotional participation is at an absolute minimum? How does a label market the first release from a revered artist in a dozen years when her promotional participation is at an absolute minimum? That is…

  20. The Week In New Album Releases

    November 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Previewing a stripped-down affair from veteran performer Neil Diamond, the first album in 12 years from Kate Bush, the second album of the year from Kenny Chesney, the "Live 8" DVDs and more. The soundtrack to the 50 Cent biopic "Get Rick or Die Tryin'" (G-Unit…

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