1. PJ Harvey / Dec. 19, 2007 / Dublin (Olympia)

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST At a time when some female pop stars don't even bother putting on any underwear when they're out and about, it seems like a radical act for Polly Jean Harvey to walk out on stage smothered in a virgin At a time when some female pop stars don't even bother putting on any…

  2. Jonas Brothers Ink Tour Deal With Live Nation

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has inked a two-year, multi-million dollar worldwide touring deal with the Hollywood Records pop act Jonas Brothers. The deal, billed as the first of its kind for an up-and-coming act, is Live Nation has inked a two-year, multi-million dollar worldwide touring deal with the…

  3. Spears' Lawyers Ask to Quit Custody Case

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears' lawyers in her custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline are quitting. The law firm Trope and Trope asked a Los Angeles court yesterday (Jan. 2) to be relieved as Spears' attorney Britney Spears' lawyers in her custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline…

  4. Five TV Shows To Enrich The Ears In '08

    January 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST TV is generally concerned with winning the eyes of an audience, but ears can be just as important these days. Network and cable shows continue to put a premium on the music behind the stories, with in TV is generally concerned with winning the eyes of an audience, but ears can be just as…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 51. Macmichael formed Cutting Crew in 1985 with English vocalist Nick Van Eede, and the new group quickly sco 2002 - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is…

  6. Chart Beat

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Darlene Love, Colbie Caillat, Alicia Keys and more! LOVE FOR CHRISTMAS: While having dinner the night before Christmas at the Daily Grill in Los Angeles, I heard songs from Phil Spector's "A Christmas Gift for You," and wondered if back in 1963, when the LP was…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Another Day in Paradise,'' Phil Collins. Billboard ranks it the top song of the year. 1989 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Another Day in Paradise,'' Phil Collins. Billboard ranks it the top song of the year. 1977 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: `…

  8. Ask Billboard

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Keith answers readers' questions on Christmas tunes, Christmas albums and Olivia Newton-John. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHART-MAS Hi Keith and Happy Holidays! My…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network. "Up Close And Personal With Natalie Merchant," which is aired and streamed on the network's Web site simultaneously 2001 - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen…

  10. Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu Set For Taste Of Chaos

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST The 2008 Rockstar Taste of Chaos festival tour will feature performances by Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, Bullet For My Valentine, Blessthefall and Idiot Pilot, along with sets by Japanese rock bands D'e The 2008 Rockstar Taste of Chaos festival tour will feature performances by Avenged…

  11. Ross: Clearance Issues Caused Album Delay

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rick Ross has spoken exclusively to Billboard.com about the reason for the delay of his sophomore album, "Trilla." The set was originally expected Dec. 18 via Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam, but is now due Feb. Rick Ross has spoken exclusively to Billboard.com about the reason for the delay…

  12. Chart Beat

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Alicia Keys, "Xanadu," Madonna, Mariah Carey and more! 'ONE' OF TWO: In the last 23 years, eight artists have held the top two positions on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs during the same week, but none of them has accomplished what Alicia Keys achieves this week.…

  13. Beck's 'Odelay' Expanded For Reissue

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Beck's 1996 classic "Odelay" will be expanded for a Jan. 29 reissue by Geffen/UMe. Beck's 1996 classic "Odelay" will be expanded for a Jan. 29 reissue by Geffen/UMe. The new edition of the album, which in original form has sold 2.2 million copies in the United…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Country outfit Lonestar gives an acoustic performance at the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville. The performance marks the 10th year the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences 2002 - Country outfit Lonestar gives an acoustic performance at the Vanderbilt Children…

  15. Return To Forever Heading Back On Tour

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Legendary jazz/rock fusion group Return To Forever is reuniting for the first time in 25 years for a summer tour of North America and Europe. Legendary jazz/rock fusion group Return To Forever is reuniting for the first time in 25 years for a summer tour of North America and Europe. Beginning…

  16. Ayo

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Even when I was child, in days when it wasn't easy, I used to smile a lot," says Ayo. "I think it's because my parents gave me the name they did. A name becomes like a guide -- it's something very st "Even when I was child, in days when it wasn't easy,…

  17. This Day in Music

    December 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Studio 8, the Detroit-area studio where Eminem recorded "My Name Is" for "The Slim Shady LP" goes on sale on Internet auction site eBay. Eminem recorded at Studio 8 in 1997; "The Slim Shady LP" 2004 - Studio 8, the Detroit-area studio where Eminem recorded…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Phish frontman Trey Anastasio is arrested early in the morning in upstate New York for driving while under the influence of drugs and with a suspended license. 2006 - Phish frontman Trey Anastasio is arrested early in the morning in upstate New York for driving while under the…

  19. Part 2: Jay-Z Talks Exit Rumors, Grammys, 360 Deals

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Part two of Billboard's conversation with Def Jam president Jay-Z. Continued from previous page : It sounds like THE party to be at will be Dec. 30 in Las Vegas when you launch another 40/40 Club in The Palazzo. I'm very excited about that. The club is right there on the strip, and…

  20. Chart Beat Chat

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Kimberley Locke, Christine Perfect, Leona Lewis and more! THE PERFECT E-MAIL Hi Fred. Last week, Mike Burk inquired about female artists who had success under both their maiden and married names. Christine Perfect had success in Great Britain as singer and…

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