1. The Billboard Q&A: Loudon Wainwright III

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Since the late 1960s when he emerged on the New York and Boston folk scenes as a sharp and promising young songwriter, Loudon Wainwright III hasn't paused for a second. Since the late 1960s when he emerged on the New York and Boston folk scenes as a sharp and promising young songwriter,…

  2. Great White Offers $1 Mil To Settle Fire Suits

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Members of Great White, whose pyrotechnics sparked a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people, have agreed to pay $1 million to survivors and victims' relatives, according to court papers fi Members of Great White, whose pyrotechnics sparked a Rhode Island nightclub fire that…

  3. New Scott Weiland Solo Disc On The Way

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Scott Weiland's second solo album, "Happy," will arrive Nov. 18 via his own Softdrive label. The set was co-produced by Weiland and Doug Grean, with Steve Albini also engineering a handful of songs. Scott Weiland's second solo album, "Happy," will arrive Nov. 18…

  4. Oath Of Office

    September 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The biggest metalcore band in the land happens to be a Christian sextet that, for a second time, is primed to crash into the upper echelons of the Billboard 200. The biggest metalcore band in the land happens to be a Christian sextet that, for a second time, is primed to crash into the upper…

  5. Genesis Wraps Reissue Series With 13-Disc Box

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rhino's comprehensive Genesis reissue campaign will conclude Nov. 11 with the release of "Genesis: 1970-1975," a 7-CD/6-DVD collection loaded with rare material and 5.1 DTS audio mixes. Rhino's comprehensive Genesis reissue campaign will conclude Nov. 11 with the release…

  6. Skynyrd Sets Sights On '09 For New Album

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After spending the last year or so working with former Marilyn Manson/current Rob Zombie guitarist John 5, Lynyrd Skynyrd is close to finishing its next studio album. After spending the last year or so working with former Marilyn Manson/current Rob Zombie guitarist John 5, Lynyrd Skynyrd is…

  7. Heavy Hitters Grace Negro League Benefit CD

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT By combining music, social consciousness and philanthropy, Stadium Entertainment wants to shepherd a new business model designed to also capture and engage music consumers. The first project under its By combining music, social consciousness and philanthropy, Stadium Entertainment wants to…

  8. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements dies at his daughter Midge Cranor's home outside Nashville following a battle with cancer. Born in 1928, Clements was referred to as the "Miles Davis o 2005 - Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements dies at his daughter Midge Cranor…

  9. Organizers Brand '08 Ozzfest A Success

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ozzfest 2008, with Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne as headliners, grossed nearly $3.5 million and drew close to 30,000 people to Dallas' Pizza Hut Park, according to producers Sharon Osbourne and AEG Live Ozzfest 2008, with Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne as headliners, grossed nearly $3.5…

  10. Chart Beat Chat: The Jonas Brothers, AC, ABBA

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss chart action from the Jonas Brothers, ABBA, women on the AC chart and more! WALKING BACK TO HELEN Hi Fred, What happened to last week's No. 8 song? Did it fall out of the top 50? Have you heard the music of British singer Helen Shapiro? I have only recently…

  11. Leak May Scrap New Brown, Rihanna Duet

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New Chris Brown music has been popping up on the Web -- and the singer is not happy about it. New Chris Brown music has been popping up on the Web -- and the singer is not happy about it. The 19-year-old is frustrated that fans have been listening to a song called "Electric Guitar"…

  12. 6 Questions: Daddy Yankee

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Daddy Yankee's studio is located in a modest house that looks just like any other in Carolina, a town on the outskirts of San Juan, Puerto Rico that is home to the reggaeton movement. Daddy Yankee's studio is located in a modest house that looks just like any other in Carolina, a…

  13. Jay Brannan

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Jay Brannan certainly knows how to make a lasting first impression; the twenty-six year old got his start in the indie flick "Shortbus," which featured more naked flesh than most XXX Singer-songwriter Jay Brannan certainly knows how to make a lasting first…

  14. Public TV Donors To Pack Final Police Concert

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden will be packed tonight (Aug. 7) with public television members who'll have gotten far more for their pledges than mere tote bags. Thanks to an unusual collaboration coordinated t Madison Square Garden will be packed tonight (Aug. 7) with public television members…

  15. Randy's 'Angels'

    August 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Randy Newman's shock-and-aw-shucks wit is so joyfully scathing at times on "Harps and Angels" that it's hard to believe it's been nine years since his last album of new material. Randy Newman's shock-and-aw-shucks wit is so joyfully scathing at times on "…

  16. Parton 'Dolly-izes' Tunes For '9 To 5' Musical

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Though she's still actively promoting her latest album, "Backwoods Barbie," Dolly Parton is gearing up for the September debut of the musical based on her hit 1980 film "9 to 5." Though she's still actively promoting her latest album, "Backwoods Barbie,"…

  17. Springsteen Giants Stadium Gig A Family Affair

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Playing the second in a three-show homestand last night (July 28) at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band delivered a three-plus hour set of almost exclusiv Playing the second in a three-show homestand last night (July 28) at Giants Stadium in East…

  18. Mogwai's 'Hawk' Takes Flight This Fall

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's shaping up to be a busy year for seminal Scottish rock act Mogwai. After reissuing its first album, "Young Team," last month, the group's latest effort, "The Hawk Is Howling," arrives Sept. 23 vi It's shaping up to be a busy year for seminal Scottish…

  19. A New Day Has Dawned

    July 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tapping into the loyalty of the Christian music fan is nothing new to Christian record labels, and expectations are high for Third Day's "Revelation," due this week via Provident Music Group. Tapping into the loyalty of the Christian music fan is nothing new to Christian record…

  20. Lovebox Festival / July 19-20, 2008 / London (Victoria Park)

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The extraordinary proliferation of music festivals large and small has been the talk of the so-called English summer, not just in the business but the wider cultural world. The extraordinary proliferation of music festivals large and small has been the talk of the so-called English summer,…

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