1. Foreigner: The Billboard Q&A

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As its summer tour with Bryan Adams gets rolling, Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones chats with Billboard about the hit-making rock outfit's past, present and future. In 1976, Mick Jones found himself out of a job. The Surrey, England, native had a rep as a guitar gunslinger dating back to…

  2. Katy Perry Still Top 'Girl' On Hot 100

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" starts a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 this week, but Rihanna's "Take a Bow" is closing in fast, rising 4-2 in its 13th week on the tally. Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl"…

  3. Cole, DeVaughn Set For Heineken Red Star Tour

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The third annual Heineken Red Star Soul concert series will kick off Aug. 6 at Boulevard3 in Los Angeles, featuring performances by Ashanti and Goapele. The third annual Heineken Red Star Soul concert series will kick off Aug. 6 at Boulevard3 in Los Angeles, featuring performances by Ashanti…

  4. This Day in Music

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pink Floyd co-founder Roger "Syd" Barrett dies in Cambridge, England at the age of 60, due to complications from diabetes. 2006 - Pink Floyd co-founder Roger "Syd" Barrett dies in Cambridge, England at the age of 60, due to complications from diabetes. 2001 - Folk…

  5. Favorite BET Performance?

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The BET Awards took place on June 24th, and some of hip-hop's new school and old school acts shared the stage. Which was your favorite performance? The BET Awards took place on June 24th, and some of hip-hop's new school and old school acts shared the stage. Which was your favorite…

  6. 8Ball & MJG Link With Grand Hustle

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I.'s independent label, Grand Hustle, has signed veteran rap duo 8Ball & MJG. T.I.'s independent label, Grand Hustle, has signed veteran rap duo 8Ball & MJG. Grand Hustle co-founder Jason Geter tells Billboard that the company will most likely partner with an independent…

  7. This Day in Music

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, dies in Maplewood, New Jersey, after a long illness. He is 57 2006 - Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, dies in Maplewood, New Jersey, after a…

  8. Girl Talk's 'Animals' Run Wild Online

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As promised, Girl Talk's Gregg Gillis released his fourth record, "Feed the Animals," today (June 19) via the Web site for his label, Illegal Art. As promised, Girl Talk's Gregg Gillis released his fourth record, "Feed the Animals," today (June 19) via the Web…

  9. Death Cab For Cutie / June 10, 2008 / Brooklyn, NY (McCarren Park Pool)

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A thunderstorm would have been an ideal companion to Death Cab For Cutie's haunting melodies at the band's Brooklyn show but the shaky light fixtures looming overhead and the increasingly frequent bol A thunderstorm would have been an ideal companion to Death Cab For Cutie's…

  10. Amerie Finds New Home At Def Jam

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amerie has signed to Def Jam Records, according to label reps. The R&B singer parted ways with former label Columbia earlier this year. Amerie has signed to Def Jam Records, according to label reps. The R&B singer parted ways with former label Columbia earlier this year. While there,…

  11. Young Jeezy, Diddy, Remy Ma Get In The Mix

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Young Jeezy, Diddy and Remy Ma are adding a little spice to summer with new mixtapes. Jeezy's "The Prime Minister" launches tomorrow (June 14) via his newly launched blog and social networking Web sit Young Jeezy, Diddy and Remy Ma are adding a little spice to summer with new…

  12. This Day in Music

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Sonic Youth kicks off its summer tour by cramming onto the stage at New York's famed CBGB, hours after the release of its newest album, "Rather Ripped." 2006 - Sonic Youth kicks off its summer tour by cramming onto the stage at New York's famed CBGB, hours after the…

  13. Dave Matthews Band / June 9, 2008 / Independence Township, Mich. (DTE Energy Music Theatre)

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Dave Matthews Band, by nature, does a big show. But for the seventh show of its North American summer tour, Mother Nature added even more drama to the mix. The Dave Matthews Band, by nature, does a big show. But for the seventh show of its North American summer tour, Mother Nature added…

  14. Rogue Wave

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ben Gibbard can throw a pretty mean curveball. With the poor weather following us almost everywhere we went, we were wondering if the storm clouds would follow us to Canada. We had no problems at the border (ask any band: almost every band has some horror story about getting stuck at the…

  15. Usher and Al Green Lead This Week's Hot Shot Debuts

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Usher and Al Green score Hot Shot Debuts this week while Katy Perry and Rihanna earn Greatest Gainers stripes and Fergie and Kirk Franklin grab Pacesetter honors. Hot Shot Debuts: Usher makes an impressive return to The Billboard 200 this week, earning the Hot Shot Debut prize and the No. 1…

  16. Panettiere Launching Music Career With Candie's

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As part of the latest deal linking its teen clothing line to a young female music act, fashion brand Candie's will help promote the song "Wake Up Call" from "Heroes" star Hayden Panettiere's forthcomi As part of the latest deal linking its teen clothing line to a…

  17. T-Pain's Digital Label Unveils Signings

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After revealing his Nappy Boy digital label to Billboard.com last year, T-Pain has chosen his first artist, Tay Dizm. After revealing his Nappy Boy digital label to Billboard.com last year, T-Pain has chosen his first artist, Tay Dizm. Miami native Dizm's debut single, "Beam Me Up…

  18. David Archuleta Signs With 19 Recordings

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Much like his "American Idol" cohort, season seven winner David Cook, runner-up David Archuleta has signed with 19 Recordings/Jive. Much like his "American Idol" cohort, season seven winner David Cook, runner-up David Archuleta has signed with 19 Recordings/Jive. If…

  19. Relatives Of Alleged R. Kelly Victim: She's Not On Tape

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly's lawyers opened his defense today (June 4) in Chicago, calling relatives of the alleged victim to testify that she's not the person in the sex video at the center of the case. R. Kelly's lawyers opened his defense today (June 4) in Chicago, calling relatives of the…

  20. Rilo Kiley / June 2, 2008 / New York (Terminal 5)

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In a night filled with handclaps and singalongs, Rilo Kiley's first of two gigs at New York's Terminal 5 had the perfect amount of glitter, glamour and sleaze to parallel the band's 2007 release "Unde In a night filled with handclaps and singalongs, Rilo Kiley's first…

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