1. Rufus Wainwright / June 9, 2007 / New York (Blender Theatre at Gramercy)

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The final evening of Rufus Wainwright's four-night residency at New York's Gramercy Theater (June 9) was a glitzy, over-the-top affair, much to the amusement and delight of the singer and audience ali The final evening of Rufus Wainwright's four-night residency at New York'…

  2. Music On TV: June 11-17

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 11-17, 2007. MONDAY, June 11 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Sam Moore (also featured: Jessica McClure). "The View," ABC Featured Artist(s): Rihanna (also featured: Kim Coles; Seth Green). "Tavis Smiley," PBS Featured Artist(s):…

  3. Drew Preps First CD In Broken Social Scene Solo Series

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Broken Social Scene principal Kevin Drew will release a solo album, "Spirit If...," Sept. 18 via Arts & Crafts. The set will be the first in a series of releases from group members un As expected, Broken Social Scene principal Kevin Drew will release a solo album, …

  4. Iron & Wine Stretches Out On 'Shepherd's Dog'

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Iron & Wine offers up its most eclectic and adventurous music to date on "The Shepherd's Dog," due Sept. 25 via Sub Pop. Iron & Wine offers up its most eclectic and adventurous music to date on "The Shepherd's Dog," due Sept. 25 via Sub Pop. First single …

  5. Rihanna Tops Hot 100 And New Canadian Tally

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After rocketing 42-1 last week, Rihanna's "Umbrella" begins a second week atop the Billboard Hot 100 and is also the first No. 1 on Billboard's new Canadian Hot 100 chart, which launches today (June 7 After rocketing 42-1 last week, Rihanna's "Umbrella"…

  6. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2006 - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2003 - Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., as he…

  7. Focus Turns To Sex In Spector Trial

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT From the moment he saw actress Lana Clarkson's dead body slumped in a chair in Phil Spector's mansion, a gun at her feet and blood soaking her short black dress, the lead investigator sensed "sexual o From the moment he saw actress Lana Clarkson's dead body slumped in a…

  8. Billboard Bits: Esmee/Timberlake, Netflix, Music Nation

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT YouTube star Esmee Denters has become the first artist signed to Tennman Records, the label launched by Justin Timberlake in a joint venture with Interscope. YouTube star Esmee Denters has become the first artist signed to Tennman Records, the label launched by Justin Timberlake in a joint…

  9. Toby Keith Goes Acoustic On Second Holiday CD

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith's new album, "Big Dog Daddy," arrives on June 12, but he has another present planned for fans later this year. Toby Keith's new album, "Big Dog Daddy," arrives on June 12, but he has another present planned for fans later this year. Keith tells…

  10. QOTSA Goes Small For 'Duluth' Summer Tour

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Queens Of The Stone Age will visit primarily small markets this summer on their Duluth tour, which begins July 22 in Costa Mesa, Calif. The 13-date trek in support of the upcoming "Era Vu As expected , Queens Of The Stone Age will visit primarily small markets this summer on…

  11. 23OnTV

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 4-10, 2007. MONDAY, June 4 "Park City: Where Music Meets Film," WE Featured Artist(s): Marc Broussard, Joss Stone, Babyface, Shelby Lynne, Joan Osborne, Shawn ColvinJonny Lang, Daniel Powter, Keb' Mo', Monte Montgomery, Bird York, Stanley…

  12. This Day in Music

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She is 61. 2006 - Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She is 61. 2004 - U2 frontman Bono tries to persuade…

  13. Billboard Bits: Ween, The Rolling Stones And More

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT To tide fans over until the fall release of its first studio album in four years, Ween will on June 8 release the five-song "The Friends" EP through its own Chocodog label. To tide fans over until the fall release of its first studio album in four years, Ween will on June 8 release…

  14. Chart Beat

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses American Idols, Rihanna, the Beach Boys and more! 'UMBRELLA' REIGNS: When Rihanna leapt 34-1 with "SOS" in May 2006, it was the second-biggest move to No. 1 in the history of The Billboard Hot 100. This week, the Barbadian-born singer takes an even bigger…

  15. Addams Family, Ciara, Plain White T's

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT One of America's creepiest families will be strapping on their tap shoes for its Broadway debut, plus news on Ciara's new brand opportunity and the Plain White T's hit the small screen. Tell us what One of America's creepiest families will be strapping on their tap shoes…

  16. Paris Bennett

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paris Bennett says, "Singing is in my blood, and I'm blessed to have it that way." Breaking & Entering: Paris Bennett Paris Bennett says, "Singing is in my blood, and I'm blessed to have it that way." The fifth season American Idol finalist, who grew up in…

  17. Ask Billboard

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' questions on parental advisory stickers, singles sales and digital download retailers. STICKERS? WE DON'T GIVE A FUNK Hi Keith! I've noticed the new Maroon 5 album does not bear a "parental advisory" sticker. A bit of a shock to me, as the…

  18. Ne-Yo Opens Doors To New Atlanta Studio

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Having just launched his sophomore Def Jam album, "Because of You," Ne-Yo is gearing up to deliver another enterprise. Come Wednesday evening (May 30), he'll unlock the doors to his new studio, Carrin Having just launched his sophomore Def Jam album, "Because of You,"…

  19. Banner Rebounds From 'Worst Year' With New Album

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Although rapper David Banner has been quiet for a while, it's not because he hasn't been busy. Rather, he's been doing some soul searching. "2006 was the worst year of my life," Banner tells Billboard Although rapper David Banner has been quiet for a while, it's…

  20. Bruce: Cream Reuniting Again In 2007

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jack Bruce says Cream is once again rising to the top. The bassist for the legendary rock group told the Associated Press today (May 24) that he agreed recently to play an unspecified show or shows la Jack Bruce says Cream is once again rising to the top. The bassist for the legendary rock…

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