1. This Day in Music

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the first platinum award of his career with "Genius Loves Company" during September certifications by the RIAA. The R&B v 2004 - After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the…

  2. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins dies in his sleep at his home in Florida at the age of 56. The cause of death is not made public. 2005 - Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins dies in his sleep at his home in Florida at the age of 56. The cause of death is not made public. 2003 - Irish…

  3. Chart Beat

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from Joan Baez, Cliff Richard, Pink and more! GOT A JOANS FOR YOU: It's been 29 years and two weeks since Joan Baez appeared on the Billboard album chart, but her long hiatus is over, thanks to the debut of "Day After Tomorrow" (Razor & Tie) at…

  4. Osborne Re-Teams With 'Relish' Crew For New CD

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Joan Osborne has reunited with the production and writing team behind her 1995 breakthrough, "Relish," for her latest project, "Little Wild One." Singer/songwriter Joan Osborne has reunited with the production and writing team behind her 1995 breakthrough…

  5. Starsailor Snags Ron Wood For New Album

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The return of original producer Steve Osborne and a guest appearance by a Rolling Stone highlight Starsailor's upcoming fourth album. The return of original producer Steve Osborne and a guest appearance by a Rolling Stone highlight Starsailor's upcoming fourth album. Tentatively…

  6. 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…

  7. Melvins Ready New Album, 'Big' DVD

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Melvins are always up to something. But 2008 is shaping up to be one of the band's busiest years, with a flurry of activity on the horizon. The Melvins are always up to something. But 2008 is shaping up to be one of the band's busiest years, with a flurry of activity on the…

  8. 'Fun' House

    March 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred Schneider blames the 16-year gap between B-52's albums on a lack of proximity. Fred Schneider blames the 16-year gap between B-52's albums on a lack of proximity. "All our other records we basically wrote together in one place; now we all live in different parts of the…

  9. This Day in Music

    March 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who became a cult favorite on the rodeo circuit during the 1970s, dies in a Casper, Wy., hospital after a lengthy illness. He is 56. 2005 - Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who became a cult favorite on the rodeo circuit during the 1970s, dies in a Casper…

  10. This Day in Music

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST - With three awards, singer/songwriter Raphael dominates France's music awards ceremony Les Victoires de la Musique in a show that heralds the rise of the new French scene. The artist wins all th 2006 - With three awards, singer/songwriter Raphael dominates France's music…

  11. B-52's Getting The Party Started Again

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "Some of us have been wanting to do this for a long time," B-52's vocalist Fred Schneider tells Billboard.com ahead of the band's new "Funplex," due Feb. 26 on Astralwerks. "A couple years ago we just Fred Schneider blames the 16-year gap between B-52's…

  12. This Day in Music

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the first platinum award of his career with "Genius Loves Company" during September certifications by the RIAA. The R&B v 2004 - After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins dies in his sleep at his home in Florida at the age of 56. The cause of death is not made public. 2005 - Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins dies in his sleep at his home in Florida at the age of 56. The cause of death is not made public. 2003 - Irish…

  14. Music On TV Aug. 27-Sept. 2.

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television listings from Aug. 27-Sept. 2. MONDAY, Aug. 27 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ringo Starr, Katie Brown, Tory Johnson. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Yung Joc. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured…

  15. 23OnTV

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 4-10, 2007. MONDAY, June 4 "Park City: Where Music Meets Film," WE Featured Artist(s): Marc Broussard, Joss Stone, Babyface, Shelby Lynne, Joan Osborne, Shawn ColvinJonny Lang, Daniel Powter, Keb' Mo', Monte Montgomery, Bird York, Stanley…

  16. Hold Steady, Neville Bros. Set For Celebrate Brooklyn

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Hold Steady, the Neville Brothers, KRS-One, Richard Thompson and Joan Osborne are among the artists confirmed to perform as part of the 29th Celebrate Brooklyn free concert series, to be held thro The Hold Steady, the Neville Brothers, KRS-One, Richard Thompson and Joan Osborne are among…

  17. 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…

  18. Tunstall To Release 'Drastic' New Album This Summer

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Scottish singer/songwriter KT Tunstall is eyeing September for the release of her sophomore set "Drastic Fantastic" (Virgin), the follow-up to 2006's "Eye to the Telescope." As previously reported, Tu Scottish singer/songwriter KT Tunstall is eyeing September for the…

  19. Osborne Shifts To Time Life For New Album

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "It's an interesting time to be in the music industry," Joan Osborne tells Billboard. "The old models are falling away. As an artist, you must be on the lookout for different opportunities." "It's an interesting time to be in the music industry," Joan…

  20. B.B. King Blues Fest To Feature Green, James

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT B.B. King, Al Green and Etta James will embark on a 14-city trek beginning July 24 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Miami, and wrapping Sept. 9 at the Kautz Ironstone Vineyards Theatre B.B. King, Al Green and Etta James will embark on a 14-city trek beginning July 24 at the…

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