1. Linkin Park Plans Quick 'Midnight' Follow Up

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST As Linkin Park prepares for its upcoming North American tour, frontman Chester Bennington is predicting a much shorter turnaround for the group's follow up to 2007's "Minutes to Midnight." As Linkin Park prepares for its upcoming North American tour, frontman Chester…

  2. 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…

  3. Eli "Paperboy" Reed / January 9, 2008 / New York (Mercury Lounge)

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST On this unseasonably warm Wednesday night in Manhattan's Lower East Side, it wasn't long before baby-faced Eli Reed was sweating hard as he wailed on one Stax-inspired rave-up after another -- and the On this unseasonably warm Wednesday night in Manhattan's Lower East Side, it…

  4. Sigel Gets Day In Jail On Probation Violation

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beanie Sigel was found guilty Wednesday of a second probation violation for taking a trip to Atlantic City, N.J., and for being in contact with a convicted felon. Beanie Sigel was found guilty Wednesday of a second probation violation for taking a trip to Atlantic City, N.J., and for being in…

  5. Autolux Goes Indie For New Album

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST After splitting with Epic, which released its 2004 debut, "Future Perfect," California rock outfit Autolux is fielding offers for a new deal while it finishes its next album. After splitting with Epic, which released its 2004 debut, "Future Perfect," California rock outfit…

  6. Lolla/Glasto Producers Launching Rock-Oriented Festival

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST After much speculation that C3 Presents would roll out a new music festival in Philadelphia, the Austin-based promoter/producer has pulled an end run and announced the Vineland (N.J.) Music Festival i After much speculation that C3 Presents would roll out a new music festival in Philadelphia,…

  7. Eels Offering Up Retrospective Bonanza

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST A whole lot of Eels music will hit stores next month via two different albums aimed at two different types of fan. A whole lot of Eels music will hit stores next month via two different albums aimed at two different types of fan. Due Jan. 15 via Geffen, "Meet the Eels: Essential Eels Vol…

  8. Stagecoach Snags Judds, Coachella Sets Date

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Goldenvoice principal Paul Tollett had made a habit out of luring classic bands back onto the stage at his Coachella festival each spring, and he's worked that magic yet again for the second Stagecoac Goldenvoice principal Paul Tollett had made a habit out of luring classic bands back…

  9. Finalists Unveiled For 2007 Billboard Touring Awards

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Kenny Chesney, and Genesis are among the finalists for the 2007 Billboard Touring Awards. The Police, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Kenny Chesney, and Genesis are among the finalists for the 2007 Billboard Touring Awards. The awards,…

  10. At 60, Hagar Still Ready To Rock

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Although he was laid up recovering on the day after his 60th anniversary bash on Oct. 13 at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Mexico, Sammy Hagar's advanced age has not slowed the Red Rocker in the slightest. Although he was laid up recovering on the day after his 60th anniversary bash on Oct. 13…

  11. Morrissey Protege Road-Testing New Tunes

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As she heads into her final month of Morrissey opening dates, Kristeen Young is plotting out her next album. As she heads into her final month of Morrissey opening dates, Kristeen Young is plotting out her next album. The St. Louis singer/songwriter tells Billboard.com that she expects to…

  12. This Day in Music

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Lil' Kim appears at the 2006 MTV Video Music awards fresh from prison, wearing a business suit that is a far cry from the skimpy getups of her past. 2006 - Lil' Kim appears at the 2006 MTV Video Music awards fresh from prison, wearing a business suit that is a far cry from…

  13. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines Great White and Station club owners Michael and Jeffrey Derderian a total of nearly $100,000 for workplace violations related to t 2003 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines Great White and…

  14. Van Halen Tour Kicking Off In Late September

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first leg of Van Halen's long-awaited reunion tour with frontman David Lee Roth will kick off Sept. 27 in Charlotte, N.C., and run through Dec. 11 in Calgary, Alberta. Tickets for the trek, announ The first leg of Van Halen's long-awaited reunion tour with frontman David Lee…

  15. Fresh Korn

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Yes, it is dubbed "Untitled," and yes, the new Korn album due this week via Virgin is perhaps its most musically serious work since 2002's "Untouchables." The set opens with the seemingly straightforw Yes, it is dubbed "Untitled," and yes, the new Korn album…

  16. Adkins Impatient To Unveil New Single, Album

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After a string of platinum releases, Trace Adkins tells Billboard.com he's not too worried if his latest album "Dangerous Man," which is currently certified gold, doesn't cross the million albums sold After a string of platinum releases, Trace Adkins tells Billboard.com he…

  17. New Pornographers / July 4 / New York (Hudson River Park)

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nothing says "Happy Birthday, America" like celebrating with some of indie rock's most beloved free-health-care-toting neighbors from up North. Yes, this year's River to River July 4 performance at Ne Nothing says "Happy Birthday, America" like celebrating with…

  18. This Day in Music

    July 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Halfway into the first song of the band's encore for their Mannheim, Germany show, Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers falls loses his footing and plunges 10-feet off the front of the stage and i 2000 - Halfway into the first song of the band's encore for their Mannheim,…

  19. The Billboard Q&A: Dave Matthews

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The eponymous front man chats with Billboard exclusively about not playing the hits, the magic of the Tuesday night gig, the art of making the perfect set list and how DMB's best album is yet to come. From humble beginnings in drummer Carter Beauford's mother's basement and a…

  20. Chart Beat

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Emerson Drive, Fergie, R. Kelly and more! MAGIC 'MOMENTS': Seven proves to be a lucky number for Canadian-based country group Emerson Drive. The band's seventh chart entry, "Moments" (Midas/New Revolution), is the outfit's first to reach No. 1 on…

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