1. Harper, Irons Join Eddie Vedder In Los Angeles

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ben Harper and former Pearl Jam drummer Jack Irons made surprise appearances last night (April 13) at the second of two Eddie Vedder solo shows at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre. Ben Harper and former Pearl Jam drummer Jack Irons made surprise appearances last night (April 13) at the…

  2. Pete Doherty Gets 14 Weeks In Jail

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty was jailed today (April 8) for 14 weeks for breaching terms of his probation, his record label said. Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty was jailed today (April 8) for 14 weeks for breaching terms of his probation, his record label said. Adrian Hunter,…

  3. This Day in Music

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Paul Atkinson, veteran record executive and guitarist for the Zombies, dies in his sleep after a long battle with cancer and kidney disease. He is 48. 2004 - Paul Atkinson, veteran record executive and guitarist for the Zombies, dies in his sleep after a long battle with cancer and…

  4. Dawson Extends 'Juno' Buzz With Kids Album

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kimya Dawson might be able to tell us how to get to Sesame Street in the near future. Kimya Dawson might be able to tell us how to get to Sesame Street in the near future. The singer/songwriter tells Billboard.com that a call from the producers of the popular children's public TV series…

  5. Sean Levert Dies After Jail Emergency

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sean Levert, son of lead O'Jays singer Eddie Levert and a member of a hit-making trio with his late brother Gerald Levert, has died after a medical emergency in jail. Sean Levert, son of lead O'Jays singer Eddie Levert and a member of a hit-making trio with his late brother Gerald…

  6. Ask Billboard

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' questions on Ashley Alexandra Dupre, American Idol and Billboard chart policies. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . YOU, ME AND DUPRE Hi Keith, I was wondering why Ashley Alexandra…

  7. This Day in Music

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pete Wells, slide guitarist and one of the founders of Australian power blues band Rose Tattoo, dies in a Sydney hospital. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2002 and had spent the previo 2006 - Pete Wells, slide guitarist and one of the founders of Australian power blues band…

  8. Paramore, Gym Class Heroes Lead Warped Lineup

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The 2008 Vans Warped Tour will feature performances by Paramore, Gym Class Heroes, Jack's Mannequin, Against Me!, Pennywise, Reel Big Fish, Cobra Starship, Every Time I Die, Angels and Airwaves, Aggro The 2008 Vans Warped Tour will feature performances by Paramore, Gym Class Heroes, Jack…

  9. Disney Channel Keeping Up With The Jonases

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Disney Channel has green-lighted a reality series centering on burgeoning pop stars the Jonas Brothers. The series is set to premiere in the spring in shortform segments. The Disney Channel has green-lighted a reality series centering on burgeoning pop stars the Jonas Brothers. The series…

  10. This Day in Music

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - OutKast is the big winner at the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, picking up two statuettes. Yet the evening belongs to career achievement honoree Janet Jackson. The singer, whose new Virgi 2004 - OutKast is the big winner at the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, picking up two…

  11. Catching Up With Past "American Idol" Finalists

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ruben Studdard, Sanjaya Malakar and Ace Young were among many former "American Idol" contestants assembled to guest star on "American Idol Extra," the Fox Reality Channel series that airs Thursdays. Ruben Studdard, Sanjaya Malakar and Ace Young were among many former "…

  12. Coldplay, Jay-Z, NIN Headline First Pemberton Festival

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Billboard.com has learned that Coldplay, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Jay-Z and Nine Inch Nails will headline the first-ever Pemberton Festival, set for July 25-27 in Pemberton, B.C. Billboard.com has learned that Coldplay, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Jay-Z and Nine Inch Nails…

  13. Spears' Lawyer Fights K-Fed's Legal Fees

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears' new lawyer has a tip for Kevin Federline: If you're going to ask for your legal bills to be paid, don't leave a $2,000 tip for the waiter on a $365 check. Britney Spears' new lawyer has a tip for Kevin Federline: If you're going to ask for your legal…

  14. Beasties Rock NYC Benefit, Hit The Studio

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Beastie Boys and Moby performed to a sold-out audience at New York's Terminal 5 last night (March 4) for a charity show in conjunction with MTV and VH1. Proceeds benefited the Institute for Music The Beastie Boys and Moby performed to a sold-out audience at New York's Terminal 5…

  15. 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…

  16. Spiritualized Unveils New Album Details

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Spiritualized's first album in five years, "Songs in A&E," will arrive May 19 internationally and June 3 in North America via Fontana International/Spaceman Records. Spiritualized's first album in five years, "Songs in A&E," will arrive May 19…

  17. BBC Doc: Jagger Was Target Of Assassins

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger only survived an assassination attempt by Hells Angels members nearly 40 years ago because a boat carrying his would-be killers was swamped in a storm, according to Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger only survived an assassination attempt by Hells Angels…

  18. UMG Strikes Euro Deal For Jonas Brothers

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has struck a deal with Disney Music Group's Hollywood Records to license the Jonas Brothers' self-titled album for Europe. Universal Music Group has struck a deal with Disney Music Group's Hollywood Records to license the Jonas Brothers' self-titled…

  19. Latin Rock Getting Boost From Warped Tour

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Latin acts are getting the Warped Tour stamp of approval this year, with Spain's indie electro-popsters the Pinker Tones booked for the entire U.S. run, plans underway for a Mexican installment of the Latin acts are getting the Warped Tour stamp of approval this year, with Spain's…

  20. Chart Beat

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Michael Jackson, Brad Paisley, Mariah Carey and more! KING OF POP (CATALOG): In its original run, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was on The Billboard 200 for 122 weeks, 37 of which were spent at No. 1. With the re-entry of a silver anniversary edition, the…

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