1. This Day in Music

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A man identifying himself as Kid Rock's personal assistant is charged with felony and misdemeanor drug possession after a traffic stop on Rock's tour bus on the Florida Turnpike. Officers find 2002 - A man identifying himself as Kid Rock's personal assistant is charged…

  2. The Show Must Go On

    October 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Divorce and mental illness are not often hallmarks of danceable indie rock records, but they played a big part on Of Montreal's critically acclaimed 2007 release, "Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer Divorce and mental illness are not often hallmarks of danceable indie rock records…

  3. The Hardest Working Man: How James Brown Saved the Soul of America

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A look at James Brown's key April 1968 Boston Garden concert -- as well as his overall legacy. By the late '60s, notes Boston Globe contributor Sullivan, James Brown was "Soul Brother Number One to black America." On April 5, 1968, one day after the assassination of Martin…

  4. Britney Fends Off Red-Hot T.I. Atop Hot 100

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As reported yesterday, Britney Spears sets a new record on the Billboard Hot 100 with a 96-1 jump for "Womanizer." But T.I. is still nipping at her heels, as "Whatever You Like" holds at No. 2 as the As reported yesterday , Britney Spears sets a new record on the Billboard…

  5. Of Montreal / Oct. 10, 2008 / New York (Roseland Ballroom)

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Over-the-top has been the theme of the group's live performances for a while now, so in many ways, the unexpected was expected. The experience was much like attending an indie rock Broadway play, on a The only living, breathing horse one is likely to encounter in Manhattan is of the…

  6. Bon Jovi, Panic Get Touring Conference Honors

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi's Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation and Widespread Panic will be honored with special awards at the 2008 Billboard Touring Awards on Nov. 20 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Bon Jovi's Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation and Widespread Panic will be honored…

  7. T.I Breaks Own Record With Hot 100 Burst

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here yesterday, T.I. breaks his own recently set record for the largest leap to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, as "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna explodes 80-1. The track sold 335,000 As tipped here yesterday, T.I. breaks his own recently set record for the largest…

  8. Lou Reed / Oct. 3, 2008 / Los Angeles (REDCAT/CalArts Theater)

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The performers shared minimal interaction on stage, but when their eyes locked, it provided the performance with welcome jolts of humanity. Noise rock. It's neither noise, nor rock. Discuss. Whatever the connotations, last weekend in Los Angeles was a rock'n'roll sonic…

  9. My Bloody Valentine Wraps Triumphant Reunion Tour

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT My Bloody Valentine wrapped its triumphant reunion tour last night (Oct. 2) in Santa Monica, Calif., its seven North American shows (all sell-outs) drawing nearly 26,000 people, generating well more t My Bloody Valentine wrapped its triumphant reunion tour last night (Oct. 2) in Santa Monica,…

  10. T.I.'s 'Like' Still Cruising Atop Hot 100

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I. remains in control of the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts for a fifth and second week respectively with "Whatever You Like." In addition, two other songs from his just-rele T.I. remains in control of the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs…

  11. Kevin Rudolf

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT You may not know him yet, but Kevin Rudolf is on his way to regular rotation on your iPod. His single, which features Lil Wayne, recently peaked at No. 23 on the Pop 100 and No. 33 on the Hot 100. You may not know him yet, but Kevin Rudolf is on his way to regular rotation on your iPod. His…

  12. Kevin Rudolf

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT You may not know him yet, but Kevin Rudolf is on his way to regular rotation on your iPod. You may not know him yet, but Kevin Rudolf is on his way to regular rotation on your iPod. Signed to Cash Money/Universal Republic earlier this year, the 25-year-old singer/songwriter/producer released …

  13. 'Terminator' Star Dekker Eyes 'Fame' Remake

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Thomas Dekker, the star of Fox's "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," is in talks to take a lead role in MGM's remake of the 1980 musical "Fame." Thomas Dekker, the star of Fox's "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," is in talks to take…

  14. My Bloody Valentine / Sept. 22, 2008 / New York (Roseland Ballroom)

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT They came, they played, they conquered. Actually, they destroyed. Or maybe they did something to us that we can't really even describe. Whatever happened, My Bloody Valentine's performance last night They came, they played, they conquered. Actually, they destroyed. Or maybe they did…

  15. My Bloody Valentine Brings The Noise At ATP

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Decibel levels ran into the red last night (Sept. 21) as My Bloody Valentine played its first U.S. concert in 16 years to bring the All Tomorrow's Parties festival to an ear-splitting close in Montice Decibel levels ran into the red last night (Sept. 21) as My Bloody Valentine played its…

  16. Revered Session Drummer Earl Palmer Dies

    September 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Earl Palmer, the session drummer whose pioneering backbeats were recorded on such classics as Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" and The Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," has died. H Earl Palmer, the session drummer whose…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Dashboard Confessional donates proceeds from its Toronto show to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. 2005 - Dashboard Confessional donates proceeds from its Toronto show to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. 2004 - Pop singer Britney Spears marries her fiance, dancer Kevin Federline, in a…

  18. Ask Billboard

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers questions about ZZ Top, Alanis Morrisette, rock charts and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside…

  19. Downtown Links With Fontana, Interscope

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Downtown Records has inked an exclusive distribution deal with Fontana and has also entered a strategic relationship with Interscope Records, Billboard has learned. Downtown Records has inked an exclusive distribution deal with Fontana and has also entered a strategic relationship with…

  20. Blogger Arrested Over Guns N' Roses Leaks

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Federal authorities say they have arrested a blogger suspected of streaming songs from Guns N' Roses unreleased album, "Chinese Democracy," on his Web site. Federal authorities say they have arrested a blogger suspected of streaming songs from Guns N' Roses unreleased…

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