1. Chris Brown, Kanye West Rule American Music Awards

    November 24, 2008 10:57 AM EST Chris Brown was the big winner, but it was Kanye West's night at the American Music Awards. Instead of his typical tantrum -- a trend West started four years ago when he lost the favorite new artist prize -- the rapper claimed two trophies last night (Nov. 23) and called on his…

  2. No Doubt Regrouping For Tour, Album

    November 22, 2008 10:59 AM EST No Doubt will return to the road in 2009 while it finishes its first studio album in seven years. The group made the announcement via an instant message transcript posted on its official Web site , but did not provide specific details. "I have cabin fever. Maybe we should play some shows…

  3. No Doubt Regrouping For Tour, Album

    November 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST No Doubt will return to the road in 2009 while it finishes its first studio album in seven years. The group made the announcement via an instant message transcript posted on its official Web site, but No Doubt will return to the road in 2009 while it finishes its first studio album in seven…

  4. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Tom Noonan, the father of The Billboard Hot 100, dies in Los Angeles at the age of 78. Noonan started at Billboard in 1949, and in the November 12, 1955 issue of the magazine introduced the Top 2006 - Tom Noonan, the father of The Billboard Hot 100, dies in Los Angeles at the age of 78…

  5. Slash Exercises Freedom With Solo Album

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A solo album or the third Velvet Revolver album -- or possibly both -- are on Slash's docket for 2009. The guitarist tells Billboard.com that he's "at the very tail end of the demo phase" for the solo A solo album or the third Velvet Revolver album -- or possibly both --…

  6. 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…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Jam-band juggernaut Phish begins its two-day Coventry festival. It the band's plan to have Coventry be their last show. 2004 - Jam-band juggernaut Phish begins its two-day Coventry festival. It the band's plan to have Coventry be their last show. 2003 - Stone Temple Pilots…

  8. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to serenade Griggs in observance of his 27th birthda 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he…

  9. This Day in Music

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - African author, composer and singer Gnonnas Pedro dies of prostate cancer in a hospital of Cotonou, the capital of the West African country Benin. Pedro, 61, was one of the five singers of pan- 2004 - African author, composer and singer Gnonnas Pedro dies of prostate cancer in a…

  10. Velvet Revolver Still Mulling New Frontman

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Contrary to reports suggesting former Spacehog frontman Royston Langdon is in line to become the new singer of Velvet Revolver, the band is still making up its mind about who will replace Scott Weilan Contrary to reports suggesting former Spacehog frontman Royston Langdon is in line to become…

  11. McKagan, McCready To Rock Seattle Tattoo Expo

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Velvet Revolver's Duff McKagan and Pearl Jam's Mike McCready will rock out with their side projects in the coming days as part of the seventh annual Seattle Tattoo Expo, which kicks off tomorrow (Aug. Velvet Revolver's Duff McKagan and Pearl Jam's Mike McCready will rock…

  12. This Day in Music

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - British R&B artist "Long John" Baldry dies in Vancouver after battling a chest infection for four months. He is 64. Having begun his career playing folk and jazz in the late 1950s, Baldry w 2005 - British R&B artist "Long John" Baldry dies in Vancouver after…

  13. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer. He is 58. 2006 - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer. He is 58. 2004 - A…

  14. Bach: No Velvet Revolver, May Work With Slash

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sebastian Bach has plenty of musical activity on his plate -- but joining Velvet Revolver is not part of the mix. Sebastian Bach has plenty of musical activity on his plate -- but joining Velvet Revolver is not part of the mix. The former Skid Row singer, who was among the early names rumored…

  15. Atlantic Sues Stone Temple Pilots' Weiland, Kretz

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic Records sued Stone Temple Pilots members Scott Weiland and Eric Kretz yesterday (June 12), accusing them of trying to prematurely end their recording contract with the Warner Music Group labe Atlantic Records sued two members of Stone Temple Pilots yesterday (June 12), accusing them…

  16. This Day in Music

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - On stage in Barcelona Kelly Rowland of chart-topping R&B trio Destiny's Child announces the group will split after its fall North American tour. 2005 - On stage in Barcelona Kelly Rowland of chart-topping R&B trio Destiny's Child announces the group will split after…

  17. This Day in Music

    June 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She is 61. 2006 - Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She is 61. 2004 - U2 frontman Bono tries to persuade…

  18. This Day in Music

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2001 - U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2000 - Bad Boy Records rapper Black Rob (a.k.a. Robert Ross) is arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon…

  19. Scott Weiland Sentenced To 8 Days In Jail

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Scott Weiland, lead singer for the band Stone Temple Pilots, was sentenced on Monday to eight days in jail for drunken driving, a spokesman for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office said. Scott Weiland, lead singer for the band Stone Temple Pilots, was sentenced on Monday to eight days…

  20. 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…

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