1. Bon Jovi Writing New Songs For Hits Set

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST With the final leg of Bon Jovi's "Lost Highway" tour completed, guitarist Richie Sambora tells Billboard.com the New Jersey rock act is looking ahead to plenty of new projects. With the final leg of Bon Jovi's "Lost Highway" tour completed, guitarist Richie…

  2. Let It Rip

    November 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country superstar Brad Paisley is putting the focus back on his guitar skills with "Play," a mostly instrumental album due this week via Arista Nashville. Country superstar Brad Paisley is putting the focus back on his guitar skills with "Play," a mostly instrumental album…

  3. Zac Brown Band Signs With Atlantic

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta-based country act Zac Brown Band has signed with Atlantic Records, Billboard.com has learned. Atlanta-based country act Zac Brown Band has signed with Atlantic Records, Billboard.com has learned. The group's album, "The Foundation," will be released on Atlantic/Home…

  4. Zac Brown Band

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When Zac Brown was 18, he set out on the road in a van with his dog Pete, a drummer and a PA system. When Zac Brown was 18, he set out on the road in a van with his dog Pete, a drummer and a PA system. He played at clubs all over the Southeast, carefully assembling the hardworking pieces of…

  5. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with "Before The Next Teardrop Falls," dies in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 69. 2006 - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with "Before The Next Teardrop Falls,"…

  6. Naughty By Nature Reunites For New Album

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's turning into a good year for Naughty By Nature. In addition to being one of the five honorees on VH1's recent "Hip-Hop Honors" special, the hip-hop trio has reunited to record a new album set for It's turning into a good year for Naughty By Nature. In addition to…

  7. This Day in Music

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - R.E.M. is inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Atlanta. 2006 - R.E.M. is inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Atlanta. 2005 - A fan-run museum dedicated exclusively to the Ramones opens in Berlin, Germany. 2004 - Izora Rhodes Armstead, one-half of disco/pop acts…

  8. DELTA BLUES

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Writer-musician Gioia (Healing Songs, 2006, etc.) undertakes the daunting task of reconsidering the blues of the Mississippi Delta, musicological terrain well-plowed in several noteworthy books, most Writer-musician Gioia (Healing Songs, 2006, etc.) undertakes the daunting task of…

  9. Brad Paisley Extends Tour Into 2009

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Brad Paisley will continue his successful Paisley Party tour with an additional 24 shows early next year. The new dates begin Jan. 15 in Tupelo, Miss., and run through March in Yakima, Wash. Brad Paisley will continue his successful Paisley Party tour with an additional 24 shows early next…

  10. Chart Beat: Jason Mraz, B.B. King, 'Gypsy'

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from Jason Mraz, B.B. King, "Gypsy" and more! 'YOURS' SONG: The little bedroom demo that could gives Jason Mraz his first top 10 hit on the Hot 100. "I'm Yours" was written in 2004 while Mraz was working on his "Mr. A to Z…

  11. Slipknot Edges The Game Atop Billboard 200

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Slipknot's "All Hope Is Gone" barely wins out over the Game's "LAX" in the race for No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week. The Roadrunner set moved 239,516 copies in the United States, according to Nie Slipknot's "All Hope Is Gone" barely wins out…

  12. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    August 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Slipknot throws its "Maggots" a fresh piece of musical meat, the Game unveils a potential retirement album, the Verve storms back with its first set in 11 years and DragonForce looks to break further Pop/R&B artist Solange's "Sol-Angel & the Hadley St. Dreams"…

  13. Brad Paisley Goes Instrumental With 'Play'

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country superstar Brad Paisley is putting the focus back on his guitar skills with "Play," a mostly instrumental album due Nov. 4 via Arista Nashville. Country superstar Brad Paisley is putting the focus back on his guitar skills with "Play," a mostly instrumental album…

  14. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent cardiac arrest. He is 52. Braunn had been suffering from a "debilitating physical ailment," according to a post on his official Web 2003 - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent cardiac…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Blues singer and guitarist Jessie Mae Hemphill, who made her recording debut in 1981 with "She-Wolf," dies in Memphis, Tenn. at the age of 71. 2006 - Blues singer and guitarist Jessie Mae Hemphill, who made her recording debut in 1981 with "She-Wolf," dies in…

  16. B.B. King Returns The 'Favor' On New Album

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT B.B. King returns to his blues roots with the help of producer T Bone Burnett on "One Kind Favor," due Aug. 26 via Geffen. B.B. King returns to his blues roots with the help of producer T Bone Burnett on "One Kind Favor," due Aug. 26 via Geffen. The legendary artist is…

  17. This Day in Music

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour in New York. 2002 - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for the first time in a decade when she kicks off a 13-city club tour in New York. 2002 …

  18. Bon Jovi Nearing The End Of 'Lost Highway'

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With seven more shows left on its "Lost Highway" tour, things are starting to get "a little bit" sentimental around the Bon Jovi camp, according to guitarist Richie Sambora. With seven more shows left on its "Lost Highway" tour, things are starting to get "a…

  19. King, Trucks Guest On New Elvin Bishop Album

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Elvin Bishop gets a hand from B.B. King, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, James Cotton, George Thorogood, Kim Wilson and Tommy Castro on his new album, "The Blues Roll On." Elvin Bishop gets a hand from B.B. King, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, James Cotton, George Thorogood, Kim Wilson…

  20. Bonnaroo: Veterans Lesh, Helm, King Hit The Right Notes

    June 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music veterans like Phil Lesh, Levon Helm and B.B. King showed the younger generation a thing or two on the second day of Bonnaroo, offering a strong contrast to performances by rockers like Pearl Jam If Friday's day and night of music at Bonnaroo was marred by intense heat and, later,…

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