1. This Day in Music

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Robert Plant leads the bill for a June 23 benefit concert for Love principal Arthur Lee, who is battling leukemia. 2006 - Robert Plant leads the bill for a June 23 benefit concert for Love principal Arthur Lee, who is battling leukemia. 2005 - Four people are stabbed, one fatally, at a…

  2. This Day in Music

    June 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mexican pop star Juan Gabriel is arrested in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua for alleged income tax evasion. The 55-year-old crooner of such popular songs as "Hasta que te Conoci" and " 2005 - Mexican pop star Juan Gabriel is arrested in the northern Mexican…

  3. This Day in Music

    June 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - New York radio station WPLJ-FM debuts the title track from Bruce Springsteen's forthcoming album "The Rising" only to be immediately served with a cease and desist order from the Boss' label, C 2002 - New York radio station WPLJ-FM debuts the title track from Bruce…

  4. The Shins Releasing Next Album On Frontman's Label

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Shins are likely to self-release their fourth studio album through frontman James Mercer's Aural Apothecary label, Billboard can reveal. The beloved indie rock group's first three albums were rele The Shins are likely to self-release their fourth studio album through frontman…

  5. Alicia Keys / June 18, 2008 / New York, NY (Madison Square Garden)

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dynamic musicianship is the mark of a good performer and Alicia Keys' performance Wednesday night (June 18) at New York City's Madison Square Garden definitely fit that description. Dynamic musicianship is the mark of a good performer and Alicia Keys' performance Wednesday…

  6. R.E.M. Premieres New Video At New York Show

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Michael Stipe thinks the music video is a "dead medium" -- but the R.E.M. singer still wants the band's songs to be accompanied by some kind of visuals. Michael Stipe thinks the music video is a "dead medium" -- but the R.E.M. singer still wants the band's songs…

  7. Boz Scaggs Tackling Standards On New Album

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Boz Scaggs is staying on the standards path for his next album. Boz Scaggs is staying on the standards path for his next album. Scaggs -- who's currently finalizing a label deal for the planned September release of "Speak Low" -- tells Billboard.com that the follow-up to 2003&…

  8. Chart Beat Chat

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl," foreign language titles and Coldplay. KISS THE GIRL Hi Fred, I deeply empathize with Tommy Marx's letter about pop music's rising acceptance for the gay and lesbian community. We've come a long way from…

  9. This Day in Music

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, dies in Maplewood, New Jersey, after a long illness. He is 57 2006 - Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, dies in Maplewood, New Jersey, after a…

  10. Chart Beat: Capitol Records, Cyndi Lauper, Sergio Mendes, Emmylou

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from Capitol Records, Cyndi Lauper, Sergio Mendes, Emmylou Harris and more! THE STATE OF CAPITOL: The stars have aligned for the Hollywood-and-Vine label. With Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" moving up one rung from 2-1 and Katy Perry's "I Kissed…

  11. Girl Talk's 'Animals' Run Wild Online

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As promised, Girl Talk's Gregg Gillis released his fourth record, "Feed the Animals," today (June 19) via the Web site for his label, Illegal Art. As promised, Girl Talk's Gregg Gillis released his fourth record, "Feed the Animals," today (June 19) via the Web…

  12. This Day in Music

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - It is announced by his family that Ricardo Cane, singer of Afro-Cuban rumba band Los Munequitos de Matanzas, died earlier in the month of a heart condition in his hometown of Matanzas, Cuba. He 2003 - It is announced by his family that Ricardo Cane, singer of Afro-Cuban rumba band Los…

  13. George Michael Applauds Gay Marriage Legalization

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT George Michael is a most happy fellow these days. He's kicking off his first North American tour in 17 years and same-sex marriage has just been legalized in California. George Michael is a most happy fellow these days. He's kicking off his first North American tour in 17 years and…

  14. This Day in Music

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall leads all winners, taking home three honors, at the 17th Annual MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto. The event features performances by Nelly Furtado featuring 2006 - Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall leads all winners, taking home three honors, at the…

  15. Robert Pollard Boards Boston Spaceships

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Robert Pollard has formed a new band, Boston Spaceships, and plans to release its first album this fall. As tipped here last month, Robert Pollard has formed a new band, Boston Spaceships, and plans to release its first album this fall. In the group, Pollard is flanked by former Guided By…

  16. This Day in Music

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the Minneapolis-based rock act Soul Asylum, dies at his home. He was 41. Diagnosed with throat cancer in May 2004, Mueller underwent radiation treat 2005 - Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the Minneapolis-based rock act Soul…

  17. Chris Brown, "Forever"

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Forever" is an apropos title for the latest from Chris Brown, who has proved as 2008's pop/R&B prince that he has talent and charm to command the charts for as long he chooses. "Forever" is an apropos title for the latest from Chris Brown, who has proved as 2008&…

  18. This Day in Music

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly after his death in 1977, thereby breaking a quarter-century-long stalemate with the Beatles for the most chart 2002 - Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly…

  19. Summer Of 'Rock'

    June 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Jonas Brothers won't release their new album for two months, but the soundtrack to the Disney film "Camp Rock" should tide their millions of fans over nicely. The Jonas Brothers won't release their new album for two months, but the soundtrack to the Disney film "…

  20. 'Girl' Talk

    June 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "I'm not afraid to be pop and I can't wait to be super-mainstream," says new Capitol signing Katy Perry, whose debut, "One of the Boys," arrives this week. "I'm not afraid to be pop and I can't wait to be super-mainstream," says new Capitol…

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