1. Rothbury Festival Gets Off To Eclectic Start

    July 03, 2009 2:23 PM EDT Guitar riffs, rhymes and polyrhythmic ragas got the second Rothbury Festival off to an eclectic start on Thursday at the Double JJ Ranch in western Michigan. If a star is to be born at this year's edition of the Rothbury it may well be Davy Knowles, the blues-rock guitar whiz from the…

  2. Jagged Edge Lining Up Guests For Slip-N-Slide Debut

    June 05, 2009 4:15 PM EDT Slip-N-Slide Records, home to chart-topping artists like Rick Ross and Plies, has signed the R&B quartet Jagged Edge fresh off their departure from Def Jam Records. Now members Brian Casey, Brandon Casey, Kyle Norman and Richard Wingo are in the studio working on a new album entitled …

  3. Al B. Sure! Returns With Hidden Beach Debut

    May 18, 2009 4:05 PM EDT Veteran R&B singer/songwriter Al B. Sure! has signed with Hidden Beach Recordings and will release a new album on June 23. "Honey I'm Home" signals the artist's first new studio project in over 15 years. The 13-track CD features the sensual lead single "I Love It …

  4. Kylie Minogue Plans First North American Tour

    May 06, 2009 11:23 AM EDT Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue announced today the dates for her first ever North American tour, a six-date trek that will kick off September 30 in Oakland, Ca. before ending in New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom on October 11. "I've wanted to tour in America and Canada…

  5. Bob Dylan, The Dead Lead Rothbury Lineup

    March 16, 2009 1:21 AM EDT The Dead, Bob Dylan, The String Cheese Incident, Willie Nelson & Family, and The Black Crowes are among the top acts set for the second annual Rothbury, a weekend-long festival produced by Madison House Presents and AEG Live. The event will be held July 2-5 at the Double JJ Ranch in…

  6. Ask Billboard: Perez Hilton, Solange, Grace Jones

    December 19, 2008 7:04 PM EST "Ask Bilboard" is taking a break on Friday Dec. 26, but will return on Friday, Jan. 2. Happy holidays! 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…

  7. Springsteen, Gabriel Snag Golden Globes Noms

    December 11, 2008 11:11 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Miley Cyrus and Beyonce Knowles are among the music-related nominees for the 2009 Golden Globe awards. The ceremony will be broadcast live Jan. 11 on NBC. Springsteen was nominated in the best original song category for "The Wrestler" from the…

  8. R. Kelly Seeking $3.4M Payment From Promoter

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly has won a $3.4 million award against his former tour promoter and is asking a Los Angeles judge to help him collect. R. Kelly Touring, which represents the singer, filed court documents yeste R. Kelly has won a $3.4 million award against his former tour promoter and is asking a Los…

  9. Madi Diaz

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT To celebrate Cherry Lane Music founder Milt Okun's Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony, the publishing mainstay's first signee, Tom Paxton, sang John Denver's " To celebrate Cherry Lane Music founder Milt Okun's Lifetime…

  10. R. Kelly Still Steamy On New Song Leaks

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly doesn't spare any bedroom tales on a host of new songs leaked online this week, although it's unclear if they are intended to appear on his next Jive album, "12 Play 4th Quarter." R. Kelly doesn't spare any bedroom tales on a host of new songs leaked online…

  11. Star-Studded Crew Leads VH1's Who Tribute

    July 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Some of the biggest names in rock saluted the Who last night (July 12) with performances during a taping for VH1's "Rock Honors" at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, but the biggest thrills were deliver Some of the biggest names in rock saluted the Who last night (July 12) with…

  12. Tenacious D 'One-And-A-Half Songs' Into Next Album

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tenacious D plans to release another album -- just don't hold your breath waiting for it. Tenacious D plans to release another album -- just don't hold your breath waiting for it. Group member Kyle Gass tells Billboard.com that he and Jack Black, his partner in the irreverent rock…

  13. Jam-Heavy Rothbury Fest Gets Underway In Michigan

    July 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With a hearty "here we go, Rothbury '08" from String Cheese Incident keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth, the latest entry in the burgeoning U.S. concert festival scene got underway yesterday (July 3) in w With a hearty "here we go, Rothbury '08" from String Cheese…

  14. Hart: The Dead Happy To Rock Again For Obama

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Illinois Sen. Barack Obama's presidential run might pay dividends for Deadheads this year. Illinois Sen. Barack Obama's presidential run might pay dividends for Deadheads this year. Three of the Grateful Dead's surviving members -- Bob Weir, Phil Lesh and Mickey Hart --…

  15. R. Kelly's Music Rep?

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly was recently acquitted on all counts of his child porn trial. Does this outcome affect the way you think of him as a musician? R. Kelly was recently acquitted on all counts of his child porn trial. Does this outcome affect the way you think of him as a musician? Now that he's…

  16. R. Kelly Arrives In Court For Porn Trial

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly arrived at a Cook County courthouse in Chicago Friday to face child pornography charges filed after a videotape allegedly showed him having sex with a girl as young as 13. R. Kelly arrived at a Cook County courthouse in Chicago Friday to face child pornography charges filed after a…

  17. Jammy Awards Reunite Phish, For A Moment

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The reunion of all four members of Phish on stage at the Jammy Awards, which took place last night (May 7) at the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden, was a stunning, albeit brief, highlight of the The reunion of all four members of Phish on stage at the Jammy Awards, which took place last…

  18. Ask Billboard

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith discusses Skye Sweetnam, Daft Punk's recent "Discovery" sales, internet track leaks and more. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . AS SWEET AS SWEETNAM Keith, I have a question about Skye…

  19. Music On TV Aug. 20-26

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television listings from Aug. 20-26. MONDAY, Aug. 20 "The Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Silverstein, Luis Guzman. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): The New Pornographers, Jeff Goldblum, Hayden Panettiere. "The Tonight Show with…

  20. Garth Brooks Is Back With 'Ultimate Hits'

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks on Saturday confirmed what Billboard.com first reported on Aug. 10 -- that he will release "The Ultimate Hits," a 34-track, two-CD greatest hits retrospective with four new songs, and a D Garth Brooks on Saturday confirmed what Billboard.com first reported on Aug. 10 --…

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