1. Coldplay, Beasties, Tool Headlining All Points West

    March 30, 2009 7:05 AM EDT Coldplay, Tool and the Beastie Boys will headline the second annual All Points West Music & Arts Festival, to be held July 31- Aug. 2 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. Other bands and musicians confirmed for the multi-stage festival…

  2. 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 …

  3. Singing Comedian Bo Burnham Joins Apatow Clan

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bo Burnham is getting ready to sing for his supper. Bo Burnham is getting ready to sing for his supper. The songwriting comedian, who turned 18 in August, is in negotiations with Universal to write and create the music for a comedy that Judd Apatow will produce. Burnham also could star in the…

  4. Kanye West / May 13, 2008 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's Glow in the Dark tour made its long-awaited touchdown at New York's Madison Square Garden last night (May 13), and one got the sense this was the show for which West has been preparing hi Kanye West's Glow in the Dark tour made its long-awaited touchdown at New…

  5. Billboard Bits: Siren Festival, Nelson Mandela, Gang Of Four, Tilly And The Wall

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Annual Siren Fest lineup revealed; Queen, Lennox rock for Mandela; Gang Of Four becomes gang of two; Tilly and the Wall talk new album Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Broken Social Scene, Annuals and Beach House are among the top acts announced for The Village Voice's annual Siren Music…

  6. This Day in Music

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A 3 to 1 move on Billboard's Hot 100 for Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" ends the nine-week reign of 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia, which slips to No. 3. 2005 - A 3 to 1 move on Billboard's Hot 100 for Gwen Stefani's "…

  7. Tantric took four years -- and practically a

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tantric took four years -- and practically a complete lineup change -- before re-entering the music game with "The End Is Here," and the remarkable disc is worth every moment of the hiatus Tantric took four years -- and practically a complete lineup change -- before re-entering the…

  8. 'Bittersweet' Symphony

    April 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With an engagement to and child on the way by rocker Pete Wentz, Ashlee Simpson has had a lot on her mind besides her own music. But into the tabloid maelstrom comes her third Geffen album, "Bitterswe With an engagement to and child on the way by rocker Pete Wentz, Ashlee Simpson has had…

  9. Apple Corps Sues To Stop Beatles Release

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple Corps and Apple Records have just filed a federal lawsuit in Miami in an attempt to stop bootleg recordings from the Star-Club in Germany from being released to the public, Billboard has learned Apple Corps and Apple Records have just filed a federal lawsuit in Miami in an attempt to…

  10. Ashlee Simpson Sets Date For Third Album

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ashlee Simpson has set an April 22 release date for her third Geffen album, "Bittersweet World," which, as previously reported, features production from Timbaland and the Neptunes' Chad Hugo. Ashlee Simpson has set an April 22 release date for her third Geffen album, "…

  11. This Day in Music

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST - A cover of Joseph Arthur's "In the Sun" recorded by R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe as a digital EP becomes available via the iTunes Music Store. Proceeds from sales of the single benefit Mercy C 2006 - A cover of Joseph Arthur's "In the Sun" recorded by R.E…

  12. Gang Of Four Gets Busy On New Album

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST It's been more than 15 years since the original lineup of groundbreaking British rock act Gang of Four has released new material, but the foursome has been busy since getting back together to rerecord It's been more than 15 years since the original lineup of groundbreaking British…

  13. Miami Indie Lays Claim To Early Beatles Tracks

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST An independent Miami label says it plans to release never-before-heard Beatles live recordings made in 1962 at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany. No release date has been set for the recordings, which An independent Miami label says it plans to release never-before-heard Beatles live…

  14. Ashlee Goes 'Surreal' For New Video

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ashlee Simpson spent yesterday (Dec. 6) shooting the video for "Out of My Head (Ay Ya Ya)," the first single from her third studio album. The as-yet-untitled set is due in March via Geffen. Ashlee Simpson spent yesterday (Dec. 6) shooting the video for "Out of My Head (Ay Ya Ya…

  15. Kenna

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In 2003, Kenna was poised to become a superstar. With a load of online buzz and a powerful label (Columbia), he had opened for No Doubt and Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode. It looked like Kenna would take In 2003, Kenna was poised to become a superstar. With a load of online buzz and a powerful…

  16. This Day in Music

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - A 3 to 1 move on Billboard's Hot 100 for Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" ends the nine-week reign of 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia, which slips to No. 3. 2005 - A 3 to 1 move on Billboard's Hot 100 for Gwen Stefani's "…

  17. This Day in Music

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST - A cover of Joseph Arthur's "In the Sun" recorded by R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe as a digital EP becomes available via the iTunes Music Store. Proceeds from sales of the single benefit Mercy C 2006 - A cover of Joseph Arthur's "In the Sun" recorded by R.E…

  18. Soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Dies At 90

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Celebrated opera singer Elisabeth Schwarzkopf died Aug. 3 at her home in Schruns, Austria, at age 90. No cause of death was given. Celebrated opera singer Elisabeth Schwarzkopf died Aug. 3 at her home in Schruns, Austria, at age 90. No cause of death was given. The vocalist was born in 1915…

  19. Phinally! Pharrell Makes Up His 'Mind'

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pharrell Williams' solo debut, "In My Mind," has had almost as many release dates as a cat has lives. First slated to street last November, then December, then early 2006, then April, the Star Trak/In Pharrell Williams' solo debut, "In My Mind," has had almost as…

  20. Pharrell Finds Time For N.E.R.D., Jay-Z

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Now that his oft-delayed Star Trak/Interscope solo debut, "In My Mind," is set for a July 25 release, Pharrell Williams is focusing on promoting the new disc and honing other projects. They include a Now that his oft-delayed Star Trak/Interscope solo debut, "In My Mind,"…

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