1. May 9, 2009

    May 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Britney Spears confirms that she and her husband, rapper and dancer Kevin Federline, are expecting their second child together. 2005 – In what is billed as the first “descriptive music video,” the clip for Stevie Wonder’s “So What the Fuss” becomes available with an audio track from…

  2. Warped Founder Planning Country Music Tour

    May 01, 2009 8:27 AM EDT Vans Warped tour co-founder Kevin Lyman plans to launch a similar tour for the country genre, and has opened an office of his 4fini Productions in Nashville to put the tour together. Lyman, who has also launched the Rockstar Taste of Chaos and Rockstar Mayhem tours, now has his sites set on a…

  3. John Legend Plans Eco-Friendly Summer Tour

    April 24, 2009 10:56 AM EDT John Legend will embark on major U.S. tour this summer in support of his latest album, "Evolver." The trek, which will hit over 50 cities, begins June 27th in Muskegon, Mi., and caps off in Berkely, Calif., on Labor Day. India.arie is scheduled to open select shows. Backed by 11…

  4. Eminem, Green Day Make Big Hot 100 Debuts

    April 23, 2009 11:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for a third week, while the tally's highest debut comes at No. 9 from Eminem with "We Made You." It's the best Hot 100 debut of his career and its fast start is owed…

  5. My Bloody Valentine, Cure Close Out Coachella

    April 20, 2009 12:00 PM EDT The 10th annual Coachella Music and Arts Festival concluded Sunday with a series of challenging, dissonant sets that saw the avant-garde take center stage on the event's final day of music. From My Bloody Valentine's wall of noise and Public Enemy's sonic sculptures to Devendra…

  6. April 13, 2009

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Britney Spears and her husband, rapper and dancer Kevin Federline, confirm she is pregnant with her first child. 2004 – Songwriter and producer Ritchie Cordell dies in New York of pancreatic cancer. He is 61. 2004 – The Pixies unleash a 27-song set at Minneapolis’ Fine Line Music Cafe…

  7. Willie Nelson, Lee Ann Womack To Play Detroit's Downtown Hoedown

    April 08, 2009 9:32 AM EDT Willie Nelson, Lee Ann Womack, Rodney Atkins, Phil Vassar and actor Kevin Costner with his band Modern West are among the headliners at this year's 99.5 WYCD Downtown Hoedown in Detroit. The 27th annual weekend-long festival, acknowledged as the world's largest free country music…

  8. Eminem, Lil Wayne: Billboard Bits

    April 07, 2009 12:31 PM EDT Eminem Premieres New Song, Video Eminem debuted the video to "We Made You," the first single off his forthcoming "Relapse" album, today (April 7) on MTV's "AMTV." The video, directed by Joseph Kahn, mercilessly spoofs a slew of celebrities, including Jessica…

  9. Detroit's Movement 2009 Festival Lineup Expands

    March 25, 2009 8:28 AM EDT Glitch Mob, Anthony Rother, Benga and Marc "MK" Kinchen are among the more than two dozen more performers named for Movement 2009, the annual electronic music festival that takes place each Memorial Day weekend in Detroit. The four acts join a roster of 60 DJs and live acts that…

  10. March 23, 2009

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – With “Confessions,” Usher becomes the first R&B artist to have an album sell 1.1 million copies in its first week. 2004 – Roy “Pop” Lewis of bluegrass gospel group the Lewis Family dies at a hospital in Washington, Ga. He is 98. 2002 – ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill and his girlfriend…

  11. Jonas Brothers' Fourth Album Due June 15

    March 18, 2009 1:27 PM EDT The Jonas Brothers are nearing completion of their fourth album, due out June 15, which the trio says will take the band in some new sonic directions. "This album is taking steps," Nick Jonas told Billboard.com during a teleconference with reporters on Wednesday. "We're…

  12. My Bloody Valentine Adds U.S. Dates

    March 12, 2009 12:54 PM EDT My Bloody Valentine, the eardrum-pounding, feedback-sculpting quartet fronted by elusive guitar hero Kevin Shields, has added a handful of U.S. live dates to coincide with its Coachella festival appearance in April. The band will play in Austin, Dallas, Denver, and Seattle in the week…

  13. Styx, REO Speedwagon Team Up For "Rockin'" Tour, Single

    February 26, 2009 12:11 PM EST Classic rock fans will have an opportunity to tap into a recession-relieving concert with the 2009 Can't Stop Rockin' tour, featuring REO Speedwagon, Styx and 38 Special. Ticket prices will be available for as low as $13.50 in most markets. Presented by VH! Classic and Rock Band,…

  14. Barenaked Ladies Plan Album, Call Split With Singer 'Positive'

    February 25, 2009 7:27 PM EST Calling Barenaked Ladies' split with Steven Page "a really positive thing for all of us," co-founder Ed Robertson says the group is energized and looking forward to its "new era." "We're really excited about the future," Robertson told Billboard.com on…

  15. Ozzy Puts Ozzfest On Hold While Making New Album

    February 12, 2009 11:00 AM EST Ozzy Osbourne is putting his annual Ozzfest festival on hold for 2009 while he completes work on a new album. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2007's "Black Rain" is due around Thanksgiving and will be co-produced by Osbourne with Kevin Churko. Ozzfest was a one-off event in…

  16. McCartney, Killers, Cure Anchor Coachella Lineup

    January 30, 2009 7:17 AM EST Paul McCartney, the Killers and the Cure lead the bill for the tenth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 17-19 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are My Bloody Valentine, Amy Winehouse, Morrissey, Leonard Cohen and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. McCartney will…

  17. Slayer, Manson Unleashing 'Mayhem' On Tour

    January 28, 2009 11:54 AM EST Slayer, Marilyn Manson and Bullet For My Valentine lead the bill for the second annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which begins July 10 at the Sleep Train Amphitheater in Sacramento, Calif., and wraps Aug. 18 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in San Antonio. Jagermeister is…

  18. Hilary Duff Eyeing 'Bonnie And Clyde' Remake

    January 27, 2009 8:28 PM EST The story of Bonnie and Clyde is getting a retelling, with pop star Hilary Duff and Kevin Zegers in negotiations to play the infamous 1930s bank robbers. Tonya S. Holly is directing "The Story of Bonnie and Clyde" and producing the indie drama with Tom Rogers via her Cypress Moon…

  19. Lil Wayne Teams With AT&T To Debut 'Rebirth'

    January 26, 2009 11:07 AM EST Lil Wayne has announced a tentative April 7 release date for his next album, "Rebirth," a Universal spokesperson confirms. First single "Prom Queen," produced by Infamous and Drew Correa ("Mr. Carter"), was serviced to media over the weekend and will debut live…

  20. Lady GaGa Leads Hot 100 Amid Static Top 5

    January 22, 2009 10:49 AM EST Amid a static top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, Lady GaGa's "Just Dance" featuring Colby O'Donis is No. 1 for a third week after selling 192,000 downloads in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Also staying put at Nos. 2-5 are Beyonce's "Single…

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