1. This Day in Music

    September 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks are among the artists that perform during a live telethon, "Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast." 2005 - U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks…

  2. Gahan Digs 'Deeper' On Second Solo Album

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Depeche Mode's David Gahan isn't exactly known for working quickly. After all, fans have come to expect a traditional four-year wait between the band's studio albums, and Gahan waited more than 20 yea Depeche Mode's David Gahan isn't exactly known for working quickly.…

  3. Ronson, Kaiser Chiefs Lord Over Electric Proms

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The BBC has revealed the first names among the 80 acts that will be performing at the second Electric Proms festival in London. DJ and remixer Mark Ronson and Leeds band Kaiser Chiefs have been confir The BBC has revealed the first names among the 80 acts that will be performing at the second…

  4. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum Records in the 1990s, dies in a Memphis hospital. He is 78. 2005 - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum…

  5. Guerra Leads Latin Grammy Nominee Field

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Juan Luis Guerra, a veteran star with a flair for innovation, is the lead nominee for the eighth Latin Grammy Awards. Guerra picked album of the year and merengue album of the year nods for "La Llave Juan Luis Guerra, a veteran star with a flair for innovation, is the lead nominee for…

  6. Billboard Bits: Baby Bash, Voxtrot/Arctic Monkeys, CMJ

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Latin rapper Baby Bash will release his Arista debut, "Cyclone," on Oct. 16. The set features guest spots from Paula DeAnda, T-Pain and Danity Kane's Andrea, while J.R. Rotem, Jim Jonsin, Felli Fell, Latin rapper Baby Bash will release his Arista debut, "Cyclone," on…

  7. Indie Stars Unplug For Bookeaters Benefit

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It was a quiet though humor-filled evening last night (Aug. 26) at the Beacon Theater in New York, as a handful of indie stars took the stage for the Revenge of the Bookeaters benefit. It was a quiet though humor-filled evening last night (Aug. 26) at the Beacon Theater in New York, as a…

  8. 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…

  9. Report: My Bloody Valentine Mulling Coachella Reunion

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Seminal U.K. shoegazer act My Bloody Valentine is considering an offer to reunite and co-headline the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. A tour would follow later in the year, according Seminal U.K. shoegazer act My Bloody Valentine is considering an offer to reunite and co…

  10. Film, Comic To Augment Auf Der Maur Album

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Former Smashing Pumpkins/Hole bassist Melissa auf der Maur has completed her second solo album, "Out of Our Minds," and it's part of a multidisciplinary Viking-themed project that includes a short fil Former Smashing Pumpkins/Hole bassist Melissa auf der Maur has completed her…

  11. 'High School Musical 2' Blasts In At No. 1

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With the second biggest first-week sales tally of the year, the soundtrack to Disney's "High School Musical 2" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The set sold 615,000 copies in the United States acco With the second biggest first-week sales tally of the year, the soundtrack to…

  12. No 'Bummer': Warped Tour's Lyman Delves Into Film

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As this year's annual Vans Warped Tours comes to an end Aug. 25 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., tour founder and producer Kevin Lyman will soon have his hands full with another project: th As this year's annual Vans Warped Tours comes to an end Aug. 25 at the Home Depot…

  13. Rap-A-Lot

    August 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Swizz Beatz may have been a little inebriated on his last birthday (Sept. 13), but that didn't stop the rapper/producer from hitting the studio. Swizz Beatz may have been a little inebriated on his last birthday (Sept. 13), but that didn't stop the rapper/producer from hitting the…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - In a Nashville courtroom, country singer Deana Carter avoids jail time by entering a "best interest" plea of driving while impaired, and instead receives a sentence of community service and a f 2002 - In a Nashville courtroom, country singer Deana Carter avoids jail time by…

  15. Entertainment Legend Merv Griffin Dies At 82

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Merv Griffin, the mogul who hosted an eponymous talk show for more than 20 years, created the globally popular game shows "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune" and oversaw a diversified empire via the Gr Merv Griffin, the mogul who hosted an eponymous talk show for more than…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Phish bassist Mike Gordon is arrested in Wantagh, N.Y., and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and trespassing in a closed area. At a concert by the Dead at Jones Beach's Tommy Hil 2003 - Phish bassist Mike Gordon is arrested in Wantagh, N.Y., and charged with…

  17. Thievery Corp.'s Garza Preps Solo Debut

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rob Garza, half of electronic duo Thievery Corporation, is slated to release his first solo album on Nov. 6 under the Dust Galaxy moniker. Rob Garza, half of electronic duo Thievery Corporation, is slated to release his first solo album on Nov. 6 under the Dust Galaxy moniker. The eponymous…

  18. Ask Billboard

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' questions on Britney Spears, Elton John and British charts. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . BRITNEY'S JIVE Hi Keith, I'm just wondering if you have any updates on the…

  19. Backstreet Boys Hope New Album Shows 'Evolution'

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The countdown has begun on the Backstreet Boys' Web site for their Oct. 30 Jive album, which is as-yet-untitled. Group member Nick Carter tells Billboard.com the Boys are still tweaking things in the The countdown has begun on the Backstreet Boys' Web site for their Oct. 30 Jive…

  20. Scorsese's Stones Film Delayed Until 2008

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The theatrical release of Martin Scorsese's concert documentary about the Rolling Stones has been postponed by seven months to sometime next April, distributor Paramount Classics said. The theatrical release of Martin Scorsese's concert documentary about the Rolling Stones has been…

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