1. Rilo Kiley / Sept. 22, 2007 / New York (Webster Hall)

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's hard to pin down what exactly to think of Rilo Kiley at this point in the group's career. On the one hand, as a band that has worked its way up from humble beginnings to indie stardom, honing its It's hard to pin down what exactly to think of Rilo Kiley at this point in…

  2. Chart Beat Chat

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats," ringles, Reba McEntire and more! WILL RINGLES STAR ON THE HOT 100? Hi Fred, First of all let me tell you how much I enjoy reading your column every week. I saw that Carrie Underwood's "Before He…

  3. The Billboard Q&A: David Banner

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On Sept. 26, David Banner joined fellow MC Master P, music industry executives and scholars to discuss offensive language in hip-hop music before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. On Sept. 26, David Banner joined fellow MC Master P, music industry executives and scholars to discuss…

  4. Duran Duran Celebrating New Album On Broadway

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Duran Duran will celebrate its upcoming album in grand fashion with nine shows at the Barrymore Theater on Broadway in New York. The gigs are set for Nov. 1-2, 3, 5-6 and 8-10 and will feature complet Duran Duran will celebrate its upcoming album in grand fashion with nine shows at the…

  5. Hannah Montana Tix Heating Up Secondary Market

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The intense demand for tickets to the upcoming Hannah Montana tour is shining a bright spotlight on the secondary ticketing market. The tour is a rude awakening to the harsh realities of the modern co The intense demand for tickets to the upcoming Hannah Montana tour is shining a bright…

  6. Banner Sounds Off On Hip-Hop Lyric Controversy

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On Sept. 26, David Banner joined fellow MC Master P, music industry executives and scholars to discuss offensive language in hip-hop music before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Reading from On Sept. 26, David Banner joined fellow MC Master P, music industry executives and scholars…

  7. Nickelback: A View From The Top

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback's Chad Kroeger recalls the words of caution he received at the end of the cycle for 2001's "Silver Side Up"—a five-times-platinum juggernaut that launched three hit singles including the Nickelback's Chad Kroeger recalls the words of caution he received at…

  8. This Day in Music

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Rising British singer/songwriter Matthew Jay dies after falling from a seventh-story window. He is 24. 2003 - Rising British singer/songwriter Matthew Jay dies after falling from a seventh-story window. He is 24. 2002 - Singer/songwriter Tim Rose dies in London of complications from…

  9. Billboard Bits: 'Guitar Hero III,' Os Mutantes, Isis

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fans already salivating for next month's release of the videogame "Guitar Hero III" will be treated to an Interscope CD featuring music from the game and a special code unlocking new or remixed songs Fans already salivating for next month's release of the videogame "…

  10. Shudder To Think Regroups At New York Gig

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Shudder To Think principals Craig Wedren and Nathan Larson joined each other on stage last night (Sept. 17) at New York's Mercury Lounge for the first time since the band split in 1999. Shudder To Think principals Craig Wedren and Nathan Larson joined each other on stage last night (Sept…

  11. With a misnomer for a band name and a montage

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With a misnomer for a band name and a montage sound, Amsterdam's Alamo Race Track have tapped into influences that run the gamut from loner back porch blues to the unhinged sentiment of Modest Mouse f With a misnomer for a band name and a montage sound, Amsterdam's Alamo Race Track…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Zwan leader Billy Corgan presents a multimedia poetry performance in his Chicago hometown, opening the Poetry Center of Chicago's 31st Annual Reading Serie 2003 - Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Zwan leader Billy Corgan presents a…

  13. This Day in Music

    September 16, 2007 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…

  14. Chart Beat Chat

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, misspelled werds and more! HOW DOES BROOKS FIT IN? Dear Fred, While there is a great deal of talk about Garth Brooks' debut at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs, I noticed that songs 2-6 on the Hot Country Chart are all ranked in…

  15. Brian Wilson / Sept. 11, 2007 / London (Royal Festival Hall)

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brian Wilson's visits to London's South Bank have become so frequent that a new concert engagement by the musical titan is almost like an annual treat for his British faithful. Back we come, time afte Brian Wilson's visits to London's South Bank have become so frequent…

  16. Brian Wilson Hoping To Record 'Lucky Old Sun'

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brian Wilson intends to record "That Lucky Old Sun," the new work he premiered at London's Royal Festival Hall on Sept. 10, the Beach Boy legend tells Billboard.com. Brian Wilson intends to record "That Lucky Old Sun," the new work he premiered at London's Royal…

  17. Architecture In Helsinki

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The artwork for Architecture In Helsinki's new album "Places Like This" is, in a word, busy. The artwork for Architecture In Helsinki's new album "Places Like This" is, in a word, busy. It's dominated by line-drawings of skyscrapers, people and robots…

  18. Top Of The Indie Heap

    September 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The unassuming lads in Pinback earned some TV airtime and commercial radio airplay for songs from 2004's masterwork "Summer in Abaddon," but there are no overt lunges for the mainstream on the new "Au The unassuming lads in Pinback earned some TV airtime and commercial…

  19. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney continues on his hot streak with a new album, rap titans 50 Cent and Kanye West square off in a Sept. 11 shootout, indie heavyweights Pinback and Animal Collective take it to the next le Bad Boy boy band B5's "Don't Talk, Just Listen." Pixies frontman Frank…

  20. Redefining The 'Canon': Ani DiFranco

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "No hit singles. No platinum albums. No compromises." That's as good a summation of Ani DiFranco's career as any well-heeled Madison Avenue copywriter could conjure, but like all things DiFranco, this "No hit singles. No platinum albums. No compromises." That&…

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