1. Minus The Bear Touring Ahead Of New Album

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Suicide Squeeze rock outfit Minus The Bear will hit the road this spring with the Honorary Title and labelmate Chin Up Chin Up. Kicking off April 26 in Seattle, the trek comes in advance of of Minus T Suicide Squeeze rock outfit Minus The Bear will hit the road this spring with the Honorary…

  2. R&B Artist Luther Ingram Dies At 69

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Luther Ingram, best known for his passionate turn on the 1972 R&B/pop hit "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to be Right," has died. Luther Ingram, best known for his passionate turn on the 1972 R&B/pop hit "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to be…

  3. This Day in Music

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - OutKast is the big winner at the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, picking up two statuettes. Yet the evening belongs to career achievement honoree Janet Jackson. The singer, whose new Virgi 2004 - OutKast is the big winner at the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, picking up two…

  4. Kweli, Sugarcult Topline Virgin College Tour

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The fourth annual Virgin College Mega Tour (VCMT) will feature rapper Talib Kweli as the headliner, with support from pop-punk band Sugarcult and former Something Corporate guitarist William Tell. The fourth annual Virgin College Mega Tour (VCMT) will feature rapper Talib Kweli as the…

  5. Bon Jovi Charges Down The 'Highway' On New CD

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will release its next album, "Lost Highway," June 19 via Island/Mercury Nashville. First single "(You Want To) Make a Memory" hits radio tomorrow (March 20); the group will perform it live Ap Bon Jovi will release its next album, "Lost Highway," June 19…

  6. U.K. Pop Groups Take Aerosmith Classic To No. 1

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s new favorite single is this year's official song of the BBC's Comic Relief telethon, a cover of Aerosmith's "Walk This Way" which pits two of the nation's most popular groups "against" each The U.K.'s new favorite single is this…

  7. This Day in Music

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2002 - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2001 - Composer Monty Norman is awarded 30,000…

  8. Tracey's Turn

    March 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's been a hot minute since Everything But The Girl's last studio album (1999's "Temperamental") and an even hotter minute since Girl frontwoman Tracey Thorn's solo debut (1982's mini-album "A Distan It's been a hot minute since Everything But The…

  9. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    March 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Modest Mouse lands a Smith for the follow-up to its 2004 breakthrough, Joss Stone re-introduces herself with the help of Raphael Saadiq, three country vets pool their talents for a new album and Every Indie hip-hop star El-P's "I'll Sleep When You're Dead" (Definitive…

  10. This Day in Music

    March 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - A knee injury suffered near the end of Britney Spears' concert in Moline, Ill., forces the artist to cancel her planned performance the following day at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. 2004 - A knee injury suffered near the end of Britney Spears' concert in Moline, Ill.,…

  11. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Rapper Lumumba Carson aka Professor X dies in New York at the age of 49. 2006 - Rapper Lumumba Carson aka Professor X dies in New York at the age of 49. 2005 - Prolific singer/songwriter/guitarist Lalo Guerrero, known as the "Father of Chicano Music," dies in Palm Springs,…

  12. The Stooges Share Formative Tales At SXSW Panel

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Iggy Pop and his Stooges bandmates Ron and Scott Asheton reminisced about their formative late '60s days in Ann Arbor, Mich., and discussed their improbable comeback today (March 16) during a South by Iggy Pop and his Stooges bandmates Ron and Scott Asheton reminisced about their…

  13. Chart Beat Chat

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Mary J. Blige's 72-week run on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, the influence of airplay and downloads on the Hot 100 and Pop 100 charts and more! WITHIN YOU AND 'WITHOUT YOU' Dear Fred, I read both Chart Beat and Chart Beat Chat every week, and…

  14. This Day in Music

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The video for the hit Natasha Bedingfield single "Unwritten" premieres on Microsoft Xbox 360, kicking off a year-long partnership between the gaming company and Epic Records. 2006 - The video for the hit Natasha Bedingfield single "Unwritten" premieres on Microsoft…

  15. Ask Billboard

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' questions about Nelly Furtado, "Thriller" and yo-yo chart positions. FURTADO'S 'GOOD THINGS' Hi Keith, I heard Nelly Furtado's next single was "All Good Things (Come to an End)" and the video recently premiered on MuchMusic…

  16. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the Dells and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner are welcomed into the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame durin 2004 - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the…

  17. Mayer Schedules Summer 'Continuum' Tour With Folds

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT John Mayer has tapped Ben Folds as the primary opener for his Continuum summer tour, which kicks off June 1 in Ridgefield, Wash. Additionally, blues-rocker Rocco DeLuca, Dueltone artist Brett Dennen a John Mayer has tapped Ben Folds as the primary opener for his Continuum summer tour, which…

  18. This Day in Music

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not guilty of plagiarism, reversing a decision made in 1999 by a lower court. Italian singer/songwriter Albano Carrisi had claimed that his so 2001 - The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not guilty of plagiarism,…

  19. Snoop Dogg Helms 'Big Squeeze' Compilation

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg is at the helm of a new compilation, "The Big Squeeze," due April 24 via Doggy Style Records/Koch. Snoop Dogg is at the helm of a new compilation, "The Big Squeeze," due April 24 via Doggy Style Records/Koch. Snoop is credited as a producer on 16 of the 19 songs…

  20. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Sex Pistols opt not to attend their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. "We're not coming. We're not your monkeys," reads a handwritten statem 2006 - The Sex Pistols opt not to attend their induction into the…

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