1. Offspring Plotting 'Rise And Fall' Follow-Up

    June 19, 2009 10:44 AM EDT The Offspring is eyeballing some older material as the opening gambit for its next album. Guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman tells Billboard.com that frontman Dexter Holland recently sat down with producer Bob Rock -- who produced 2008's "Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace,…

  2. Jonas Brothers On Track For Second No. 1

    June 18, 2009 8:50 AM EDT Jonas Brothers are on track to score their second No. 1 album in less than a year as "Lines, Vines and Trying Times" is on course to debut atop the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry analysts think the Hollywood Records album may sell upwards of 275,000 to 300,000 in its first…

  3. Jessie James

    June 15, 2009 11:51 AM EDT Growing up a military brat and moving around the country for most of her childhood and adolescent years, Jessie James took harbor in music -- and its paid off. Now, James, born Jessica James, has gone from being the new girl in town to the new "it" girl in music, as her lead single,…

  4. Jonas Brothers Playing Free NYC Club Show Tonight

    June 11, 2009 1:30 PM EDT Teen pop sensations the Jonas Brothers will perform a free club concert tonight (June 11) at Irving Plaza in New York City. Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis, and fans are expected to begin lining up at the venue this afternoon. Doors for this all ages show will open at 8…

  5. Ask Billboard: The Black Eyed Peas, Linkin Park, Mandy Moore

    June 05, 2009 2:07 PM 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. 'BOOM BOOM' POW-ERLESS AT R&B/HIP-HOP? Hi Gary, The Black Eyed…

  6. Brad Paisley Previews His "American Saturday Night" Album, Tour

    June 04, 2009 5:44 PM EDT “No one can make the album they made 10 years ago with a straight face,” Brad Paisley muses. The singer/songwriter/guitar slinger is siitting in Blackbird Studios, a state of the art Nashville facility owned by Martina McBride and her husband, and putting the finishing touches on his June 30…

  7. Jay-Z To Release 'Blueprint 3' On Sept. 11

    June 04, 2009 2:41 PM EDT Jay-Z will release his "Blueprint 3" album on Sept. 11 on Roc Nation with distribution through Atlantic Records, numerous sources have confirmed. A formal announcement is expected Sunday on New York radio station Hot 97 and at the station's massive Summer Jam concert in New…

  8. Demi Lovato Focusing On Songs, Not Spectacle, For Summer Tour

    June 04, 2009 10:22 AM EDT With the start of her first headlining tour less than three weeks away, Demi Lovato is preparing a show that she hopes will focus on songs rather than spectacle. "I'm not really one to have a lot of, like, crazy stuff on stage," the 16-year-old Disney singer and actress, whose…

  9. Electric Daisy Carnival Lineups Expanded

    June 03, 2009 8:03 PM EDT Thievery Corporation, Paul Oakenfold, Paul Van Dyk, the Crystal Method, Shiny Toy Guns, STS9, Groove Armada (DJ Set) and Tortured Soul, among others, are scheduled to appear at the 2009 Electric Daisy Carnival, to be held June 26-27 at Memorial Coliseum and Exposition Park in Los Angeles. The…

  10. June 1, 2009

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Tony Thompson of Hi-Five dies from a Freon overdose in Waco, Texas, at the age of 31. 2006 – Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies of pancreatic cancer at her Madrid home. She is 61. 2001 – Rapper Jamal “Shyne” Barrow is sentenced in a Manhattan court to 10 years in prison for his part in a…

  11. Ask Billboard: Kelly Clarkson, UB40, LeAnn Rimes, Tim McGraw

    May 29, 2009 3:12 PM 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. CUBAN STARS Hi Gary, Always a pleasure to read your column, one of the things…

  12. Chart Beat: "Glee," Kris Allen, Steve Martin

    May 28, 2009 3:38 PM EDT 'GLEE' AMONG RECORD-SETTING CLUB: In a week dominated by "American Idol," it's another Fox TV-related show that spurs the biggest splash on the Billboard Hot 100. Of course, having "Idol" as a lead-in helped the musical comedy "Glee" enjoy an ample…

  13. Detroit's 'Movement' Fest Draws Big Crowds, Looks Ahead

    May 26, 2009 8:11 AM EDT Even before the last beats of the Movement 2009 electronic music festival in Detroit faded away Monday night, festival organizers began looking towards the 2010 edition. On the eve of this year's Movement, Paxahau Event Productions announced that electronic artist and producer Carl Craig…

  14. Chart Beat: Kris Allen, SWV, Green Day, Al B. Sure!

    May 21, 2009 2:42 PM EDT HE IS THE CHAMPION: In a night featuring performances from Queen, Kiss, Rod Stewart, Lionel Richie, Cyndi Lauper, Carlos Santana, Keith Urban, Queen Latifah, Steve Martin, David Cook, Jason Mraz and the Black Eyed Peas, owners of more than 200 combined Billboard Hot 100 entries, it was Kris…

  15. Pitbull, Jeremih Hit Top Ten On Billboard Hot 100

    May 21, 2009 12:12 PM EDT Pitbull unleashes his first top 10, "American Idol" spurs movement for Katy Perry, Jordin Sparks and the Fray, and Jeremih jumps into the top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart this week. Pitbull’s 10th Hot 100 appearance marks his first top 10, as “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)…

  16. Kevin Rudolf featuring Kid Cudi, "Welcome To The World"

    May 19, 2009 11:20 AM EDT Kevin Rudolph featuring Kid Cudi, "Welcome To The World" News Kevin Rudolph …

  17. Jonas Brothers Push Back Mexican Concert Over Swine Flu Concerns

    May 14, 2009 2:14 PM EDT The Jonas Brothers have postponed their May 17 shows at Arena Monterrey in Mexico to July 31 "due to health precautions in the whole country as a consequence of the outbreak of the A(H1N1) flu," according to a statement on the venue's ticketing Web site. Tickets for the May 17…

  18. Apollo Theater Turns 75 With Gala Concert, Ceremony

    May 13, 2009 2:09 PM EDT The Apollo Theater will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a benefit tribute concert and an awards ceremony, among other festivities, on Monday, June 8h beginning at 6:30 p.m., to be held at the historic venue. Hosted by comedian, actor and radio personality Steve Harvey, the gala will…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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