1. Colt Ford Turns Heads With Countrified Hip-Hop Album

    August 04, 2009 11:22 AM EDT "Most country folks sing, but I couldn't so I'm rapping." So says Colt Ford on the title track from his album, "Ride Through the Country" (Average Joes Entertainment). An intriguing amalgam of country lyrics laced with hip-hop beats, the album is No. 6 on…

  2. GS Boyz: 'Stanky' Video Dance Lesson

    July 23, 2009 5:13 PM EDT The GS Boyz are not only making their presence felt on the Billboard charts, but on the dance floor as well. Their lead single, "Stanky Legg," which sold 443,000 digital downloads according to Nielsen Soundscan, peaked at No. 17 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and at No. 49…

  3. No Doubt Hits The Road

    May 18, 2009 7:49 AM EDT In between bites of a Cobb salad at New York's Tribeca Grand Hotel, Gwen Stefani is explaining why No Doubt is going on tour for the first time in five years without a new album to promote. "Honestly, it's procrastination," she says with a sigh. "My plan was to get…

  4. Yung Joc Plans To Sue Diddy's Bad Boy Records

    May 15, 2009 10:17 AM EDT Yung Joc has fighting words for Diddy. The Southern rapper tells Billboard.com that he plans to file a lawsuit against Bad Boy Records and Block Entertainment for a host of contractual discrepancies, including failure to pay royalties and advances for his first two albums and charging "…

  5. No Doubt / May 2, 2009 / Atlantic City, NJ (The Borgata Hotel and Casino Events Center)

    May 05, 2009 6:28 PM EDT In the five years since No Doubt last toured across the nation, lead singer Gwen Stefani hit Top 40 paydirt as a solo artist, releasing two full-length albums adored by both critics and fans alike that reveled in the glitter and sweat of 21st century clubland. So much, in fact, that Stefani&…

  6. April 26, 2009

    April 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Country singer Kellie Pickler gets voted off Season Five of “American Idol.” 1999 – Sinead O’Connor is ordained as the first woman priest in the Latin Tridentine Church, a Roman Catholic splinter group. 1999 – Singer and guitarist Adrian Borland of the Sound and the Outsiders commits…

  7. Watching The 'Watchmen' Soundtrack

    March 03, 2009 6:09 PM EST Last summer’s “The Dark Knight” was perhaps the most highly anticipated superhero film of all time— until Zack Snyder’s “Watchmen,” due March 6, came rumbling along. Adapted from the blockbuster 1985 graphic novel by writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons, “Watchmen” has been embroiled in…

  8. Day-By-Day: The Obama Inauguration Music Guide

    January 15, 2009 5:17 PM EST The official Presidential Inauguration kick-off event featuring Bono and Bruce Springsteen on Jan. 18 is one of dozens of Washington D.C. bashes celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in. Aretha Franklin, the Dead, Beyonce, Death Cab For Cute and the Beastie Boys are…

  9. Ask Billboard

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers questions on best-selling singles, Mariah Carey, "Making the Band" bands and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your…

  10. Beatles Cirque du Soliel Doc Coming In October

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "All Together Now," the documentary chronicling the Beatles-based Cirque du Soliel production "Love," has been set for near-simultaneous release on Oct. 20 and 21 in theaters and on DVD. "All Together Now," the documentary chronicling the Beatles-based Cirque du…

  11. New Scott Weiland Solo Disc On The Way

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Scott Weiland's second solo album, "Happy," will arrive Nov. 18 via his own Softdrive label. The set was co-produced by Weiland and Doug Grean, with Steve Albini also engineering a handful of songs. Scott Weiland's second solo album, "Happy," will arrive Nov. 18…

  12. King Crimson / Aug. 6, 2008 / Chicago (Park West)

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT King Crimson has never really been political, nor has it ever been particularly passionate. In fact, for most of the band's existence but especially since its early '80s comeback, King Crimson has bee King Crimson has never really been political, nor has it ever been particularly…

  13. This Day in Music

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mariah Carey embarks on her first tour in more than three years in Osaka, Japan. 2003 - Mariah Carey embarks on her first tour in more than three years in Osaka, Japan. 2000 - Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks weds actor Adrian Pasdar in Las Vegas. 1999 - Eric Clapton parts with 100…

  14. The Billboard Q&A: Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Paul Bruce Dickinson made his live debut with Iron Maiden at the end of 1981, some two years after the band started its enduring relationship with EMI Records. Paul Bruce Dickinson made his live debut with Iron Maiden at the end of 1981, some two years after the band started its enduring…

  15. 'Third' Time's A Charm

    April 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sandwiched in the fertile years that separated grunge from the Spice Girls was Portishead, a band that didn't change, start or inspire much of anything. Sandwiched in the fertile years that separated grunge from the Spice Girls was Portishead, a band that didn't change, start or…

  16. Weiland Recording Solo CD With Steve Albini

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland is recording his second solo album with famed indie rock producer Steve Albini and plans to release it in November. Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland is recording his second solo album with famed indie rock producer Steve Albini and plans to…

  17. Beck, STP, Lucinda Set For Bumbershoot Festival

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beck, Stone Temple Pilots, Lucinda Williams and Neko Case are among the first acts confirmed for the 2008 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival. The event will be held Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Seattle's Cit Beck, Stone Temple Pilots, Lucinda Williams and Neko Case are among the first acts…

  18. Pete Doherty Gets 14 Weeks In Jail

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty was jailed today (April 8) for 14 weeks for breaching terms of his probation, his record label said. Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty was jailed today (April 8) for 14 weeks for breaching terms of his probation, his record label said. Adrian Hunter,…

  19. Portishead Re-Adjusting To Life On The Road

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Portishead is back on the road, and settling into life away from the studio. But performing on the big stage doesn't come easy for most of the reunited band members, who are currently on the Continent Portishead is back on the road, and settling into life away from the studio. But…

  20. New Nine Inch Nails Album Hits The Web

    March 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, Nine Inch Nails is utilizing the Internet to disseminate its new instrumental album, "Ghosts I-IV," which went live at 9 p.m. ET tonight (March 2) via the Trent Reznor-led group's Web sit As expected, Nine Inch Nails is utilizing the Internet to disseminate its new…

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