1. Patti Smith/Kevin Shields Live Album Due In July

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Patti Smith's June 22, 2005, and Sept. 12, 2006, spoken-word performances of "The Coral Sea" in London, featuring guitar backing by My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields, will be released July 11 on the Patti Smith's June 22, 2005, and Sept. 12, 2006, spoken-word…

  2. My Bloody Valentine To Curate New York Festival

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The reunited My Bloody Valentine will headline and curate a new upstate New York branch of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival on Sept. 19-21. According to the Daily Swarm, MBV will also perform in si The reunited My Bloody Valentine will headline and curate a new upstate New York branch…

  3. Live Nation To Announce Summer Tours

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation, the world's largest concert promoter, is expected to announce the bulk of its North American summer tours on Monday, a list that includes proven box office performers and artists who rare Live Nation, the world's largest concert promoter, is expected to announce the…

  4. Foos, Plant/Krauss, Beck To Rock Austin City Limits

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Beck, Manu Chao, John Fogerty, David Byrne, the Raconteurs and the Mars Volta are among the top acts booked for this year's Austin City Limits Music Fes Foo Fighters, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Beck, Manu Chao, John Fogerty, David…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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 "…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  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. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Sasha & Digweed Plot First Tour Since 2002

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST It's not history-making like their previous outing, but DJ/producers Sasha and John Digweed are hitting the road together again this spring for the first time since 2002. It's not history-making like their previous outing, but DJ/producers Sasha and John Digweed are hitting the road…

  20. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting four of the five counts brought against the singer. 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting…

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