1. Jay Reatard Found Dead in Memphis Home

    January 13, 2010 4:28 PM EST Memphis garage-punk artist Jimmy Lee Lindsey, better known as Jay Reatard , was found dead in his Memphis home early Tuesday morning, according to friends. He was 29. Goner Records, which has released a number of Reatard's singles and EPs, posted the following statement to its website…

  2. Taking Peaks, Part 1: Nos. 100-76

    January 05, 2010 4:25 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  3. Carrie Underwood: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 16, 2009 12:41 PM EDT UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL "Play On" features 13 tracks, seven of which were co-written by Underwood. "I'm not an easy person to get to know, and I feel like I keep a lot of myself closed off to the world," she says. "It's really nice to be able to scratch the…

  4. Fleetwood Mac/ March 8, 2009/ Auburn Hills, Mich. (The Palace)

    March 09, 2009 4:39 PM EDT Early in the fourth show of Fleetwood Mac's Unleashed tour, guitarist Lindsey Buckingham referenced the group's "fairly complex and convoluted emotional history," drawing a laugh from the crowd and even some knowing smiles from his bandmates. But can there be a Fleetwood…

  5. Fleetwood Mac Tuning Up For Spring Tour

    February 11, 2009 10:42 AM EST Not having a new album is working to Fleetwood Mac's advantage as the group prepares for its upcoming Unleashed North American tour. "This is the first time we've gone on the road without an album," drummer and co-founder Mick Fleetwood told Billboard.com during a…

  6. Grammy Nominations: 10 Things You Didn't See On TV

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST ** Overheard in the bathroom: "Green tea drop to Christina Aguilera has been done" (security guard). "We're missing Dad!" (a Jonas Brother outside the bathroom). ** Kathy Griffin revealed that, like the Jonas Brothers, "I am not ready to lose my virginity. I am…

  7. Fleetwood Mac Returning To The Road In '09

    December 03, 2008 2:53 PM EST As expected, Fleetwood Mac will embark on its first tour in five years next spring, beginning March 1 in Pittsburgh. Tickets for the Live Nation-produced "Unleashed" tour begin going on sale Dec. 15. So far, 16 dates are on tap through March 26 in Toronto, but the trek is expected…

  8. Kevin Rudolf

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT You may not know him yet, but Kevin Rudolf is on his way to regular rotation on your iPod. You may not know him yet, but Kevin Rudolf is on his way to regular rotation on your iPod. Signed to Cash Money/Universal Republic earlier this year, the 25-year-old singer/songwriter/producer released …

  9. Lindsey Buckingham / Sept. 10, 2008 / Portland, Ore. (Newmark Theatre)

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "It's our third show ... this is in support of a new album that is actually not out yet," Lindsey Buckingham half-apologized, having begun his set with two songs from the disc in question: "Gift of Sc "It's our third show ... this is in support of a new album…

  10. Unexpected 'Gift'

    September 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lindsey Buckingham acknowledges "Gift of Screws" (Warner Bros.) is "a little more accessible and familiar" than some of his other solo releases, including 2005's acoustic-oriented "Under the Skin." Lindsey Buckingham acknowledges "Gift of Screws" …

  11. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ne-Yo moves past R&B on his third album in three years, Nelly breaks a four-year hiatus with his latest effort, Lindsey Buckingham gets a little help from his Fleetwood Mac friends and Buckcherry A new album from rock act Buckcherry, "Black Butterfly" (Atlantic). DJ Khaled'…

  12. Sans Crow, Fleetwood Mac To Tour In 2009

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of Lindsey Buckingham's latest solo project, Fleetwood Mac is gearing up for a tour in early 2009 that will likely be followed by a new band album. Contrary to earlier reports, Sheryl Crow In the wake of Lindsey Buckingham's latest solo project, Fleetwood Mac is gearing…

  13. Jessica Simpson Sets Date For, Names Album

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jessica Simpson has christened her debut country album "Do You Know" and will release it Sept. 9 via Columbia Nashville. First single "Come on Over" rises 26-23 this week on Billboard's Hot Country so Jessica Simpson has christened her debut country album "Do You…

  14. Old Friends Lend A Hand On Buckingham Disc

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham will release his second solo album in two years on Sept. 16 via Reprise. Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham will release his second solo album in two years on Sept. 16 via Reprise. "Gift of Screws" features Buckingham backed on…

  15. Michelle Branch Finishing Third Solo Album

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Michelle Branch plans to stay on the country path she began with the Wreckers on her next solo album. Michelle Branch plans to stay on the country path she began with the Wreckers on her next solo album. The singer/songwriter tells Billboard.com that she's "in that last stage of…

  16. Chart Beat Chat

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Lindsey Buckingham, "American Idol," Mariah Carey and more! AN 'X'-PHILE Hi Fred, I was reading the letter about Olivia Newton-John and the nationalities of artists. I agree with you that it's not always clear which [artist belongs to…

  17. Chart Beat

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action on Mariah Carey/Madonna/Elvis Presley, James Brown, Fantasia and more! 'BODY' WORKS; 'MINUTES' ADDS UP: Elvis Presley has had a lot of great chart weeks over the last 52 years, but this wasn't one of them. Mariah Carey surpasses the King…

  18. Fleetwood Mac Plots Return -- With Or Without Crow

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fleetwood Mac -- with or without Sheryl Crow in tow -- is planning to be active again. Lindsey Buckingham tells Billboard.com the group is "looking at the idea of touring sometime in the first half of Fleetwood Mac -- with or without Sheryl Crow in tow -- is planning to be active again.…

  19. Billboard Bits: Michael Jackson, Skynyrd, Buckinhgham

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST A commercial for SoBe Life Water, which features Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and debuted during the Super Bowl, will be re-aired following the "Thriller" 25th anniversary tribute segment at Sunday's A commercial for SoBe Life Water, which features Michael…

  20. Finding Its 'Place'

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST It will be hard for country quartet Little Big Town to follow up its strong breakthrough album, 2005's "The Road to Here," but some electric performances on "A Place To Land" should help the cause. It will be hard for country quartet Little Big Town to follow up its…

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