1. Chart Beat Chat

    December 19, 2008 11:36 AM EST <b><i>A brand new Fred Bronson Chart Beat Chat column will return the week of December 29, 2008 after a brief break for the holidays. Enjoy his most recent column below.<br /> </i></b> DID THE CRITICS SPEAK? Hello Mr. Bronson, Are you going to publish your…

  2. Decemberists Back In 'Love' On New Album

    December 10, 2008 3:36 PM EST The Decemberists will return with another epic, story-driven album next spring in the form of "The Hazards of Love," due March 24 from Capitol. The narrative this time around concerns the trials and tribulations of Margaret, her lover William, the queen of a spooky forest and a rake…

  3. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the Palace at Auburn Hills (Mich.) to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The Country Cares concert is presented by Detroit 2005 - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the…

  4. Beyonce: Worker B

    November 18, 2008 2:39 PM EST With A Double-Album, A World Tour, Starring Roles In Two Movies And Several Ad Campaigns In the Works, The Heat Is On For Beyoncé. On a brisk March day in Rahway, N.J., Beyoncé and Adrien Brody are filming a crucial scene for their upcoming movie "Cadillac Records." The set is an…

  5. Beyonc: Worker B

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST On a brisk March day in Rahway, N.J., Beyoncé and Adrien Brody are filming a crucial scene for their upcoming movie "Cadillac Records." The set is an old Ukranian social club that has been converted On a brisk March day in Rahway, N.J., Beyoncé and Adrien Brody are filming a crucial…

  6. Two Sides Of The Coin

    November 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's third solo album, "I Am ... Sasha Fierce," reveals an alter-ego persona which the artist says allows her to "take more risks." The double-disc set is due this week via Music World/Columbia. Beyonce's third solo album, "I Am ... Sasha Fierce,"…

  7. The Pretenders Mapping Out 2009 Tour

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Though a couple dates are on the books for December, the Pretenders plan to mount a full-scale tour in 2009 to promote their latest album, "Break Up the Concrete." Though a couple dates are on the books for December, the Pretenders plan to mount a full-scale tour in 2009 to promote…

  8. Beyonce Adopts 'Fierce' Alter-Ego

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce's third solo album will be titled "I Am ... Sasha Fierce," revealing an alter-ego persona which the artist says allows her to "take more risks." The double-disc set is due Nov. 18 via Music Wo Beyonce's third solo album will be titled "I Am ... Sasha…

  9. Billboard Bits: My Morning Jacket, Merge, Foo Fighters

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT My Morning Jacket has canceled its fall European tour, as frontman Jim James is still recovering from injuries suffered after a ... My Morning Jacket has canceled its fall European tour, as frontman Jim James is still recovering from injuries suffered after a stage fall this month in Iowa…

  10. MMJ's Jim James Falls From Stage In Iowa City

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James fell from the stage last night (Oct. 7) during the group's show in Iowa City, necessitating a trip to a local hospital and the cancellation of the rest of the gig. My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James fell from the stage last night (Oct. 7) during the…

  11. Rockers Band Together For Obama Events

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The National, the Breeders and My Morning Jacket's Jim James have joined the roster of musicians pledging their support for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. The National, the Breeders and My Morning Jacket's Jim James have joined the roster of musicians pledging their…

  12. New Beyonce Album Arriving In November

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce's third solo album will be released Nov. 18 via Music World Music/Columbia, and will be preceded Oct. 7 by the radio release of the singles "If I Were a Boy" and "Single Ladies." Beyonce's third solo album will be released Nov. 18 via Music World Music…

  13. Pretenders To Roll Out New Album As MP3s

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Pretenders will roll out their new album, "Break Up the Concrete," as one MP3 per week with a different partner leading up to the Sept. 23 CD street date via Shangri-La Music. The Pretenders will roll out their new album, "Break Up the Concrete," as one MP3 per week…

  14. This Day in Music

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Intonation Music Festival opens its gates at Chicago's Union Park and manages to achieve a goal for all first-year festivals: it sells out. Headliners included the Decemberists, Tortoise, L 2005 - The Intonation Music Festival opens its gates at Chicago's Union Park and…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer. He is 58. 2006 - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer. He is 58. 2004 - A…

  16. Billboard Bits: James/Oberst/Ward, Lambchop, ARIA Hall of Fame

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, Bright Eyes leader Conor Oberst and singer/songwriter M. Ward are planning to release a collaborative album. My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, Bright Eyes leader Conor Oberst and singer/songwriter M. Ward are planning to release a collaborative album.…

  17. Metallica, My Morning Jacket Sizzle On Bonnaroo Day One

    June 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In its first major U.S. outdoor festival date in several years, Metallica ran through a blistering, two-hour set Friday (June 13) to headline the first official day of music at the seventh Bonnaroo mu In its first major U.S. outdoor festival date in several years, Metallica ran through a…

  18. My Morning Jacket Plans New Year's At MSG

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, My Morning Jacket will play an "evening with" New Year's Eve concert on Dec. 31 at New York's Madison Square Garden, in what will be the band's biggest headlining show to date. Tickets fo As expected, My Morning Jacket will play an "evening with"…

  19. Sparta's Jim Ward Settles Into Sleepercar

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With his new band, Sleepercar, rolling down the tracks, Jim Ward says he's "not in a big rush to make any sort of decision" about his other concern, Sparta. With his new band, Sleepercar, rolling down the tracks, Jim Ward says he's "not in a big rush to make any sort…

  20. Morning Glory

    June 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT My Morning Jacket throws fans another sonic curveball on its new studio album, "Evil Urges," due this week via ATO. My Morning Jacket throws fans another sonic curveball on its new studio album, "Evil Urges," due this week via ATO. The 14-track set sports the most…

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