1. Egypt Central

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST In 2005, Egypt Central nearly had it made. In 2005, Egypt Central nearly had it made. The quintet had just recorded its debut album with esteemed rock producer Josh Abraham (Korn, Linkin Park) and was signed to Jason Flom's Lava Records, a joint venture between the legendary record exec…

  2. Grammys Confirm Winehouse Satellite Performance

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, Amy Winehouse will perform during Sunday's Grammy Awards via satellite from a London studio, organizers announced today (Feb. 8). The artist, who has recently spent time in rehab, was ini As expected , Amy Winehouse will perform during Sunday's Grammy Awards via…

  3. Beyonce, Tina Turner To Duet At Grammys

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce won't be alone when she hits the stage at the 50th annual Grammy Awards this weekend. Beyonce won't be alone when she hits the stage at the 50th annual Grammy Awards this weekend. Rather, she will be joined by Tina Turner, who has earned six Grammys of her own, during the…

  4. Bright Eyes, M. Ward To Rally For Obama

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bright Eyes and M. Ward will headline a free rally concert at the Saddle Creek Records-owned Slowdown on Feb. 7 to raise awareness for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Bright Eyes and M. Ward will headline a free rally concert at the Saddle Creek Records-owned Slowdown on Feb.…

  5. Ask Billboard

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Keith answers readers' questions on John Lennon's "Double Fantasy," Paula Abdul, Foreigner and more! FANTANSY WORLD Dear Keith, Here's a weird question about John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Double Fantasy" album. How much do you think it cost when it first…

  6. Reis Reloads With The Night Marchers

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST With Rocket From The Crypt and Hot Snakes now defunct, principal member John Reis has transitioned into a new band, the Night Marchers. With Rocket From The Crypt and Hot Snakes now defunct, principal member John Reis has transitioned into a new band, the Night Marchers. The group's…

  7. McGraw Back On His Own For Summer Tour

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tim McGraw will return to the road this summer as a solo headliner after two years co-headlining with his wife, Faith Hill. The Live Your Voice outing begins May 9 in Tampa, Fla., and will feature sup Tim McGraw will return to the road this summer as a solo headliner after two years co…

  8. Summer 'Mayhem' Tour Hitting 30 Amphitheatres

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour, with Slipknot and Disturbed topping the bill, will play 30 Live Nation amphitheaters in North America during July and August. News of the tour was first reported earli The Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour, with Slipknot and Disturbed topping the bill, will play 30…

  9. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Cat Power returns to reinterpretations on her second covers album, Natasha Bedingfield finally makes it Stateside with her sophomore project and MGMT shake things up at Columbia in this week's Hot Pro The Drive-By Truckers' first album without guitarist Jason Isbell, "Brighter…

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss The Eagles, kenny Chesney, Jennifer Hudson and more! GOING BY THE BOOK Dear Fred, About four years ago I wrote to you with a prediction that legal digital downloads would eventually help drive the Hot 100, as 45 rpm records once did decades ago. You agreed, and I…

  11. The Royal Albert Hall Project / Jan. 12, 2008 / New York (World Financial Center)

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST In 1966 at London's Royal Albert Hall, Bob Dylan famously plugged in with a band called the Hawks (soon to become the Band) and was met with hisses, boos and curses of "Judas." Luckily, the crowd at N In 1966 at London's Royal Albert Hall, Bob Dylan famously plugged in…

  12. Mariah, Paula, 'Idols' Join Jackson's 'Club'

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Randy Jackson has a busy first quarter ahead of him. Not only will the musician/producer be returning to the stage this week as a judge on "American Idol," but come March 11, the musician/producer wil Randy Jackson has a busy first quarter ahead of him. Not only will the musician…

  13. Cassettes Won't Listen

    January 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jason Drake is the director of marketing at hip-hop indie Definitive Jux, but in his spare time, he's making electronic pop gems with a lo-fi rock bent under the moniker Cassettes Won't Listen. Jason Drake is the director of marketing at hip-hop indie Definitive Jux, but in his…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors, dies in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He is 50. 2005 - Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors, dies in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He is 50. 2004 - Married for two days, pop star Britney Spears,…

  15. This Day in Music

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Britney Spears, 22, gets married in Las Vegas to childhood sweetheart Jason Allan Alexander from Kentwood, Louisiana. The lovebirds are hitched at 5 AM at the Little White Wedding Chapel, the f 2004 - Britney Spears, 22, gets married in Las Vegas to childhood sweetheart Jason Allan…

  16. Michaelson, Bareilles Anchoring Hotel Cafe Tour

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Red-hot singer/songwriters Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles will anchor the lineup for the fourth annual Hotel Cafe tour, which begins March 6 at the Belly Up in San Diego. Red-hot singer/songwriters Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles will anchor the lineup for the fourth annual Hotel…

  17. Chart Beat

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Yoko Ono, Taylor Swift, Vince Guaraldi and more! YES ON 'NO': Normally, it's not polite to discuss a woman's age, but when it comes to reporting chart records, civility goes out the window. In 2003, less than a month after turning 70, Yoko Ono topped the Hot…

  18. Bonham: 'Time Will Tell' If Zep Keeps Playing

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Still buzzing from Led Zeppelin's reunion show on Dec. 10 in London, drummer Jason Bonham says he's the wrong guy to ask about any future plans for the group. "If they do it again, of course I would l Still buzzing from Led Zeppelin's reunion show on Dec. 10 in London,…

  19. The Police Score Top-Grossing Tour Of '07

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Police reunion trek led all tours in 2007 with a gross that has passed $212 million and is still climbing. The global tour few thought would ever happen moved more than 1.8 million tickets, accord The Police reunion trek led all tours in 2007 with a gross that has passed $212 million and…

  20. Led Zeppelin / Dec. 10, 2007 / London (O2 Arena)

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Who knows if Led Zeppelin will ever tour again. But if its last show was indeed Dec. 10 at London's O2 Arena, one thing is for sure: the band ended as it began, concise, precise and dynamic. Who knows if Led Zeppelin will ever tour again. But if its last show was indeed Dec. 10 at London…

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