1. This Day in Music

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Rolling Stones perform their first concert in Russia, playing through a driving rain before an appreciative crowd estimated at 70,000. 1998 - The Rolling Stones perform their first concert in Russia, playing through a driving rain before an appreciative crowd estimated at 70,000.…

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    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies in Nashville of natural causes. He is 81. Byrd is known as one of the first to introduce electric guitar to country music. 2001 - Guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies in Nashville of natural causes. He is 81. Byrd is known as one of the…

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    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the stars of the 1990s Buena Vista Social Club CD series, dies in Havana at the age of 78. The artist had returned three days earlier from a one-month tour o 2005 - Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the stars of the 1990s Buena Vista Social Club CD…

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    July 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Jimmie Lee Robinson, a Chicago blues stalwart known for his pointed lyrics and storyteller's sensibility is found dead in his car on Chicago's southwest side. He is 71. He has a single gunshot 2002 - Jimmie Lee Robinson, a Chicago blues stalwart known for his pointed lyrics…

  5. Hidden Beach, Collipark Package New 'Unwrapped'

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hidden Beach Recordings' "Unwrapped" series is returning this month with a new slant and production collaborator. Offering jazz instrumental covers of Southern hip-hop hits, "Unwrapped Vol. 5.0: The C Hidden Beach Recordings' "Unwrapped" series is returning…

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    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mickie Most, one of the top U.K. producers in the '60s and '70s, dies in London of cancer. He is 64. Most produced such hits as the Animals' "House of the Rising Sun" and "We Gotta Get Out of T 2003 - Mickie Most, one of the top U.K. producers in the '…

  7. Sonic Youth Sets Track List For Starbucks Compilation

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The album is due June 10 exclusively in Starbucks stores in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., as well as online. Sonic Youth has finalized the track list for its compilation " Hits Are for Squares ," due June 10…

  8. Wyclef Jean Launching Haiti Aid Initiative

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Haitian-born hip-hop star Wyclef Jean launched a new initiative to help his impoverished homeland yesterday (May 20) following last month's deadly food riots. Haitian-born hip-hop star Wyclef Jean launched a new initiative to help his impoverished homeland yesterday (May 20) following…

  9. Reopening Doors

    May 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The difference between 3 Doors Down's self-titled new album, due this week on Universal Republic, and its last, the appropriately named "Seventeen Days," is day and night. The difference between 3 Doors Down's self-titled new album, due this week on Universal Republic, and…

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    May 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single "Mississippi Girl," becomes available as a free, timed-out download beginning via radio station Web sites across the country. 2005 - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single "Mississippi Girl," becomes available…

  11. Coldplay Indulges Experimentation On Fourth Album

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay lets its creative flag fly on its fourth studio album, "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends," due June 17 via Capitol. "We're still obsessed with making songs that can be sung to the ra Coldplay lets its creative flag fly on its fourth studio album, "…

  12. The Billboard Q&A: Liz Phair

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT To say that Liz Phair's career has had its fair share of ups and downs is a grand understatement. After wowing critics and hipsters alike with her 1993 Matador debut, "Exile in Guyville," Phair releas To say that Liz Phair's career has had its fair share of ups and downs…

  13. DMX Frat House Concert Ends In Macing

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A DMX concert on the campus of Indiana University turned violent last night (April 9), with unknown persons spraying attendees with mace after the show ended abruptly. A DMX concert on the campus of Indiana University turned violent last night (April 9), with unknown persons spraying…

  14. Hair-Metal Mania Strikes Again At Rocklahoma

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST This year's second annual Rocklahoma will feature performances from Warrant (featuring Jani Lane), Bret Michaels, LA Guns (featuring Tracii Guns), Enuff Z Nuff, Cinderella, Night Ranger and Tesla, amo This year's second annual Rocklahoma will feature performances from Warrant …

  15. Best Bets: 2008 Album Preview

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST There's a wealth of highly anticipated albums heading into stores in 2008 and Billboard has the lowdown of 20 you should check out, from the Mars Volta and Mariah Carey to Nas. What's the biz to do when the top-selling album of 2007 was a Christmas project, and the second-best was a…

  16. Le Tigre Members Tour Behind New Project

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Le Tigre remains "on a long hiatus," says band member JD Samson, but that hasn't stopped her from teaming up with the group's Johanna Fateman for DJ-based project Men, which launches a month-long club Le Tigre remains "on a long hiatus," says band member JD…

  17. Vedder Heads West For Spring Solo Shows

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will embark on his first solo tour this spring, on the heels of his Monkeywrench/J soundtrack to the acclaimed film "Into the Wild." Dates begin April 2 in Vancouver; L Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will embark on his first solo tour this spring, on…

  18. Second Gnarls Barkley Disc Due April 8

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Gnarls Barkley has settled on April 8 as the release date for its sophomore Downtown/Atlantic album, "The Odd Couple." First single "Run" leaked two weeks ago and is just now starting to accumulate ra Gnarls Barkley has settled on April 8 as the release date for its…

  19. Exclusive: Clash Live DVD Due In April

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST A host of rare live Clash performance clips will be found on "The Clash Live: Revolution Rock," due on DVD April 15 via Epic/Legacy. PBS will broadcast excerpts from the film in early March, Billboard A host of rare live Clash performance clips will be found on "The Clash Live:…

  20. Twice The Badu

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST In her decade-plus career, Erykah Badu hasn't been afraid to wait long periods between projects. But now Badu is making up for lost time. In her decade-plus career, Erykah Badu hasn't been afraid to wait long periods between projects. But now Badu is making up for lost time. Five…

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