1. Adore Delano Sets 'Drag Race' Record

    June 12, 2014 3:14 PM EDT Drag queen Adore Delano has brought the "Party" to Billboard's charts. The "RuPaul's Drag Race" contestant sees his "Till Death Do Us Party" album log the biggest sales week of any "Drag Race" competitor, as the set debuts with 5,000 copies…

  2. RuPaul Nets Highest Charting Album Ever, Plus A 'Drag Race' Chart History

    March 06, 2014 8:12 PM EST RuPaul notches his highest-charting album on the Billboard 200 as his new studio set, "Born Naked," sashays in at No. 85. Until this week, RuPaul had notched just one entry on the chart, when his breakthrough debut set, "Supermodel of the World" hit No. 109 in 1993. The…

  3. Alice in Chains Announces 21-Date Spring Tour

    January 28, 2014 7:52 PM EST Band continues to tour behind No. 2-peaking "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" To continue to commemorate the release of "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here," its No. 2-peaking 2013 studio album, Seattle rockers Alice in Chains will embark on an extensive U.S. tour throughout part…

  4. Jazz Fest 2014 Lineup: Bruce Springsteen, Arcade Fire, Christina Aguilera Head to New Orleans

    January 14, 2014 1:58 PM EST The lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is out, with Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Christina Aguilera, Phish and Arcade Fire among the major artists tapped to mark the event's 45th anniversary over two weekends this spring. Jazz…

  5. The Ataris Announce 'So Long Astoria' 10-Year Anniversary Tour; Share Exclusive Promo Video

    December 17, 2013 4:06 PM EST Frontman Kristopher Roe also gives updates on the Ataris' upcoming album and announces vinyl reissues For the first time in a decade, the Ataris will tour with the lineup that brought them mainstream notoriety, playing their breakthrough album "So Long Astoria" in its entirety.…

  6. Band of Skulls Wonder: How Many Synchs Is Too Many?

    April 03, 2012 2:55 PM EDT Licensing was good for Britain's Band of Skulls and its 2009 debut album "Baby Darling Doll Face Honey." The song "Friends," of course, was a breakout from the "Twilight Saga: New Moon" soundtrack, while the group's music was also heard on "Friday…

  7. Spotlight: Jana Kramer Gave Up 'One Tree Hill' for Music Dreams

    March 21, 2012 3:45 PM EDT Delaying her music career was "not an option," the "Why Ya Wanna" singer says This year has already seen some of Jana Kramer's dreams come true. The former "One Tree Hill" star's debut single, "Why Ya Wanna," has become a fan favorite as of…

  8. NBC Orders Music-Heavy Fall Lineup after 'The Voice' Success

    May 15, 2011 4:33 PM EDT NBC is banking on musical Mondays this fall, reserving the 8 to 10 p.m. block for competitions and the 10 p.m. hour for "The Playboy Club." The new Broadway-themed "Smash" will take over the 10 p.m. slot at mid-season. Music will have a significant role in at least two of…

  9. Coheed and Cambria Talks 10th Anniversary Tour, New Music

    May 06, 2011 9:35 AM EDT Now that Coheed and Cambria has brought its first narrative story to a close with 2010's "Year of the Black Rainbow" and its attendant graphic novel, the group has to figure out what to do next. And it's not necessarily in any hurry to do so. "I think there's a…

  10. Gucci Mane Arrested Again, What's Going On With Rappers?

    November 02, 2010 5:18 PM EDT Six months after being released from the Fulton County jail in Atlanta for violating his parole, Gucci Mane has allegedly been arrested again for a myriad of traffic infractions after being restrained with pepper spray. According to Allhiphop.com , Gucci Mane is charged with driving on the…

  11. Lenny Kravitz Among Headliners at Gulf Aid Benefit

    May 10, 2010 5:14 PM EDT L enny Kravitz , Ani DiFranco and Mos Def are among the headliners for a benefit concert to support relief efforts for those affected by a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Kravitz, who lives part-time in New Orleans, was the first to sign up when asked by Rehage Entertainment…

  12. Wilco Takes A Spin With Volkswagen For TV Ads

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Wilco has taken to its official Web site to explain its partnership with Volkswagen, which is running a series of TV ads set to songs from the band's new album, "Sky Blue Sky." So far, the spots featu Wilco has taken to its official Web site to explain its partnership with…

  13. Wilco: In The Comfort Zone

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Wilco loft takes up a full floor of a nondescript building in Chicago's Irving Park. This expansive place could use a paint job and some new rugs, but it's cozy in a way that makes you feel like y The Wilco loft takes up a full floor of a nondescript building in Chicago's…

  14. Wilco Unveils North American Tour Dates

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Wilco will begin its first batch of North American touring in support of its May 15 Nonesuch album "Sky Blue Sky" with a June 13 show in Davenport, Iowa. Wilco will begin its first batch of North American touring in support of its May 15 Nonesuch album "Sky Blue Sky" with…

  15. Crowes Axe Keyboardist, Push Back Album

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Black Crowes have parted ways with longtime keyboardist Eddie Hawrysch due to unspecified "personal issues." The Black Crowes have parted ways with longtime keyboardist Eddie Hawrysch due to unspecified "personal issues." Hawrysch has been an intergral component of the…

  16. Brand New Heavies Back With Davenport

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Soul/funk connoisseurs the Brand New Heavies are reuniting with lead singer N'Dea Davenport and former label Delicious Vinyl, Billboard has learned. Soul/funk connoisseurs the Brand New Heavies are reuniting with lead singer N'Dea Davenport and former label Delicious Vinyl,…

  17. Billboard Bits: Kids' Day, Mudhoney, iTunes Japan

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, Mudhoney, iTunes Japan Jesse McCartney, the Click Five and Rihanna will perform later this month at the 2005 Arthur Ashe Kids' Day as part of the US Open tennis tournament. The event will be held Aug. 27 at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing,…

  18. Rhino Boxes Up '90s Favorites

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade less than six years in the rearview mirror. Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade…

  19. Billboard Bits: Death Cab, 'Friends & Lovers,' Nirvana

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Death Cab For Cutie, 'Friends & Lovers,' Nirvana Death Cab For Cutie will offer its final release on longtime indie home Barsuk Records next month, in the form of the seven-track live set "The John Byrd EP." The collection was recorded during the band's…

  20. U.S. Cities Host Big New Year's Eve Shows

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although what is arguably the most well-known New Year's Eve celebration in New York's Times Square consists of little more than confetti and a sparkling ball, live music is playing a part in many cel Although what is arguably the most well-known New Year's Eve celebration in…

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