1. Wilco Reveals Feist Collaboration, New Album Details

    March 27, 2009 1:22 PM EDT Wilco confirmed rumors that Feist will appear on its next album, a still untitled set due for a late June release on Nonesuch, in a posting today (March 27) on the band's website . Feist lends vocals to the track "You and I." Wilco have spent the last several weeks mixing the…

  2. Iggy Pop's French Connection

    March 26, 2009 6:11 PM EDT Iggy Pop has appeared in Paris to announce the release of a jazz-influenced album via EMI France. The Stooges singer said today (March 26) that he was inspired by the novel "The possibility of an Island," written by controversial French novelist Michel Houellebecq. "I…

  3. Diana Krall Preps Album, Producing Streisand

    December 08, 2008 1:47 PM EST Diana Krall describes her first record in three years as intimate, sensual and erotic. "I'm not coy single girl singing 'Peel Me a Grape.' I love that song but I don't love it for me any more," Krall says. "I feel more womanly, I guess, and I think this…

  4. This Day in Music

    November 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Perry Henzell, who in 1972 co-authored, directed and produced the Jamaican movie, "The Harder They Come," dies in Kingston, Jamaica at the age of 70. The film's soundtrack, featuring the likes 2006 - Perry Henzell, who in 1972 co-authored, directed and produced the…

  5. Wilco Hitting The Studio Next Month

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Wilco will begin recording its next album in October, Billboard has learned. The follow-up to 2007's "Sky Blue Sky" is expected for a spring release via Nonesuch. Wilco will begin recording its next album in October, Billboard has learned. The follow-up to 2007's "Sky…

  6. Neil Young Drafts Wilco, Death Cab For Tour

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young has snared two of alternative rock's biggest bands to open for his fall North American tour. Death Cab For Cutie will open the first portion, beginning Oct. 14 in Minneapolis, while Wilco j Neil Young has snared two of alternative rock's biggest bands to open for his fall…

  7. 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…

  8. DMX Arrested For Speeding, Reckless Driving

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT DMX was arrested after speed-enforcement cameras captured him in his bright yellow 1966 Chevrolet going 114 mph on a suburban Phoenix freeway. DMX was arrested after speed-enforcement cameras captured him in his bright yellow 1966 Chevrolet going 114 mph on a suburban Phoenix freeway. The…

  9. Cosby Writes For, But Doesn't Rap On, Hip-Hop Album

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Comedian/actor/author Bill Cosby will serve as executive producer and co-writer on a new hip-hop album, "Cosby Narratives Vol. 1: State of Emergency." Comedian/actor/author Bill Cosby will serve as executive producer and co-writer on a new hip-hop album, "Cosby Narratives Vol.…

  10. 2008 Billboard Latin Music Awards Winners

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Here are the winners for the 2008 Billboard Latin Music Awards, which were handed out April 10 in Miami. Here are the winners for the 2008 Billboard Latin Music Awards, which were handed out April 10 in Miami. Hot Latin Song Of The Year: "Mi Corazoncito,” Aventura (Premium Latin) Hot…

  11. This Day in Music

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" makes history by becoming the U.K.'s first-ever No. 1 single to top the chart solely on download sales. 2006 - Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" makes history by becoming the U.K.'s first-ever No. 1 single to top the chart solely…

  12. Carly Simon Joins Hear Music For New Album

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Carly Simon has joined ex-paramour James Taylor, Paul McCartney and Joni Mitchell on the roster of Starbucks' Hear Music label. Carly Simon has joined ex-paramour James Taylor, Paul McCartney and Joni Mitchell on the roster of Starbucks' Hear Music label. Her first release for the…

  13. This Day in Music

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Legendary rock drummer Jim Capaldi dies after a brief fight with stomach cancer. He is 60-years-old. 2005 - Legendary rock drummer Jim Capaldi dies after a brief fight with stomach cancer. He is 60-years-old. 2002 - More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam & Dave, Sam…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He is 53. He had suffered cardiac arrest three days before prior to undergoing emergency abdominal surgery. 2003 - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He is 53. He had…

  15. This Day in Music

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Perry Henzell, who in 1972 co-authored, directed and produced the Jamaican movie, "The Harder They Come," dies in Kingston, Jamaica at the age of 70. The film's soundtrack, featuring the likes 2006 - Perry Henzell, who in 1972 co-authored, directed and produced the…

  16. Take A 'Chance' On Celine

    November 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Celine Dion's new Columbia album, "Taking Chances," certainly represents a sonic set forward for the artist, who must be eager to search out a fresh direction after singing mostly the same songs for t Celine Dion's new Columbia album, "Taking Chances," certainly…

  17. Chart Beat Chat

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss the Sugababes, personal charts, T-Pain and more! RISE OF THE SUGABABES Hi, Fred. Knowing your love of Europop, I figured you must be a fan of the Sugababes, who achieved their sixth U.K. No. 1 single with "About You Now," an amazing song! My question is…

  18. Celine Ready To Take 'Chances' On New Album

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As the process of recording her first major studio release in four years reaches its climax, Celine Dion is already calling the upcoming "Taking Chances" her favorite English-language album. Due Nov. As the process of recording her first major studio release in four years reaches…

  19. Soggy Weather Can't Sink Live Earth Shanghai

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Despite soggy weather, the Shanghai Live Earth concert still earned itself a modicum of success with charismatic acts like Huang Xiaoming, Eason Chan and Joey Yung. Despite soggy weather, the Shanghai Live Earth concert still earned itself a modicum of success with charismatic acts like Huang…

  20. This Day in Music

    June 20, 2007 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…

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