1. Singer/Songwriter Lee Hazlewood Dies At 78

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Famed singer/songwriter Lee Hazlewood, best known for writing Nancy Sinatra's signature hit "These Boots Are Made for Walking," died Saturday (Aug. 4) in Henderson, Nev., after a three-year battle wit Famed singer/songwriter Lee Hazlewood, best known for writing Nancy Sinatra&…

  2. The Billboard Q&A: Lee Hazlewood

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Lee Hazlewood is one of a kind. Bridging country and pop music through a five-decade career, Hazlewood has brought his own unique and irrepressible personality to the roles of artist, actor, songwrite Lee Hazlewood is one of a kind. Bridging country and pop music through a five-decade career,…

  3. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Shins shoot for the mainstream with their third Sub Pop album, John Mellencamp gets a little boost from Chevrolet to help plug his latest release and Pretty Ricky keeps the teenagers screeching in The self-titled debut from the Good, the Bad & the Queen (Virgin), comprised of Blur…

  4. Isobel Campbell, St. Etienne Sign New Deals

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Belle & Sebastian principal Isobel Campbell has signed a worldwide deal with V2, while Saint Etienne has inked with Savoy Jazz. Former Belle & Sebastian principal Isobel Campbell has signed a worldwide deal with V2. Her previously announced collaborative album with Mark Lanegan…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. FROM THE LAND OF THE CRAZY FROG Hi Fred, After taking my regular weekly look at the U.S. movers and shakers on the Billboard Hot 100 I decided to e-mail you to get your honest opinion of our top 40 chart over here in the United Kingdom. This week, for…

  6. CHART BEAT

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Carrie Underwood, Bo Bice, Mariah Carey, Dave Brubeck and more. BO TIED WITH CARRIE: The top two finalists from the fourth season of "American Idol" make their debuts under their own names this week, which may come as a surprise to…

  7. Crazy Frog Outpaces Coldplay In U.K.

    May 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The novelty single "Axel F" (Gusto) by Crazy Frog upstaged Coldplay's "Speed of Sound" (Parlophone) on yesterday's (May 29) new U.K. singles chart by beating it to No. 1. The track, one of several to The novelty single "Axel F" (Gusto) by Crazy Frog…

  8. Campbell Croons With Lanegan, Iha

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Belle & Sebastian principal Isobel Campbell is set to unveil two new albums in the coming months. Former Belle & Sebastian principal Isobel Campbell is set to unveil two new albums in the coming months. "Ballad of the Broken Seas" is a collaboration with Mark Lanegan…

  9. Billboard Bits: Pulp, American Music Awards, Alice Cooper

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Pulp, American Music Awards, Alice Cooper Although famed U.K. rock act Pulp is on an extended hiatus, group members Jarvis Cocker and Richard Hawley have re-emerged in the new band Relaxed Muscle. The project has released a three-song EP, "The Heavy," through Rough Trade…

  10. Primal Scream Turns Up 'Heat' On North America

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran U.K. rock outfit Primal Scream has set a Nov. 26 North American release date for its domestic Epic debut, "Evil Heat." The album, which features contributions from Robert Plant, Kate Moss, My Veteran U.K. rock outfit Primal Scream has set a Nov. 26 North American release…

  11. Total Lee! The Songs of Lee Hazlewood

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Over the past few years, a younger generation of musicians has embraced Lee Hazlewood's playfully sophisticated music. Over the past few years, a younger generation of musicians has embraced Lee Hazlewood's playfully sophisticated music. It started in 1999, when Sonic Youth's…

  12. Hazlewood Plans First Ever European Tour

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran cult American artist and music industry maverick Lee Hazlewood has finalized plans for the first-ever solo European tour of his five-decade-long career. Commencing on Sept. 7 in Aarhus, Denmar Veteran cult American artist and music industry maverick Lee Hazlewood has finalized plans…

  13. Billboard Bits: Lee Hazlewood, Fugazi, Jay Bennett/Edward Burch

    May 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Lee Hazlewood, Fugazi, Jay Bennett/Edward Burch Astralwerks has set an Aug. 6 North American release date for "Total Lee," a 16-track tribute album to veteran artist and former music business mogul Lee Hazlewood. As previously reported , the set is due Monday (June 3)…

  14. Dando, Lambchop, Cocker Salute Hazlewood

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST The U.K. arm of Berlin-based independent label City Slang will simultaneously release two albums featuring the work of the veteran artist and former music business mogul Lee Hazlewood on June 3 in Eur The U.K. arm of Berlin-based independent label City Slang will simultaneously release two…

  15. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on holiday singles, Michael & Janet Jackson, LeAnn Rimes, and the song "Somethin' Stupid." THE MELODIES LINGER ON: The date on this week's Billboard charts is Jan. 5, 2002, but they reflect sales and airplay during the days leading up to Christmas.…