1. Adam Lambert Does 'Whole Lotta Love' On 'Idol' Rock Night

    May 06, 2009 6:14 AM EDT The "American Idol" final four paired off to channel their inner rock stars Tuesday. The result? Some shined, some stumbled. And some things just tumbled. The remaining four singers performed duets along with their solos on the rock-themed show. But before the live telecast even…

  2. Billboard Bits: Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Def Jam Vinyl

    February 23, 2009 1:08 PM EST Beyonce Launches $250,000 Dance Contest After singing and dancing with host Hugh Jackman at the Oscars yesterday (Feb. 22), Beyonce is asking her fans to show off their moves. The singer has announced a "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" dance video contest which invites fans to…

  3. Track-By-Track: The Cure's '4:13 Dream'

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Cure's 13th studio album has been a long time coming. But after watching several release dates come and go, fans of the Goth godfathers will finally see "4:13 Dream" hit U.S. shelves Oct. 28 via S The Cure's 13th studio album has been a long time coming. But after…

  4. DELTA BLUES

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Writer-musician Gioia (Healing Songs, 2006, etc.) undertakes the daunting task of reconsidering the blues of the Mississippi Delta, musicological terrain well-plowed in several noteworthy books, most Writer-musician Gioia (Healing Songs, 2006, etc.) undertakes the daunting task of…

  5. This Day in Music

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mariah Carey checks herself into an undisclosed hospital, suffering from "extreme exhaustion." She also pulls out of "MTV20: Live and Almost Legal," the anniversary event she was due to headlin 2001 - Mariah Carey checks herself into an undisclosed hospital,…

  6. Ween / July 17, 2008 / Denver (Fillmore Auditorium)

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rather than a set list thick on songs from their classic middle period, Ween concentrated on songs that were either very old or relatively new. For such an erratic, notoriously hard-partying band, Ween has gotten a mite predictable lately. Their early albums were home-recorded, drug-addled…

  7. New Kids On The Block

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On the set of NBC's "Today" show, fans screeched the names of their favorites: "Joey!" "Jordan!" "Donnie!" The New Kids on the Block are trying their hand at a comeback. Check out just how the band ho On the set of NBC's "Today" show…

  8. New Kids On The Block, Forever, Again!

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On the set of NBC's "Today" show, fans screeched the names of their favorites: "Joey!" "Jordan!" "Donnie!" The New Kids on the Block are trying their hand at a comeback. So far, all signs say go. On the set of NBC's "Today" show,…

  9. Foo Fighters / February 19, 2008 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST It's hard to believe it took the Foo Fighters this long to headline Madison Square Garden. Practically born into its arena-ready status thirteen years ago, the band has more than earned its Garden-siz It's hard to believe it took the Foo Fighters this long to headline Madison Square…

  10. The White Stripes / July 24, 2007 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT You know you've hit the big time when your band plays Madison Square Garden for the first time, and on July 24, Jack and Meg White proved the two of them could hold their own in the massive arena, lea You know you've hit the big time when your band plays Madison Square Garden for…

  11. This Day in Music

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Mariah Carey checks herself into an undisclosed hospital, suffering from "extreme exhaustion." She also pulls out of "MTV20: Live and Almost Legal," the anniversary event she was due to headlin 2001 - Mariah Carey checks herself into an undisclosed hospital,…

  12. Fergie / June 21, 2007 / New York (Roseland Ballroom)

    June 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fergie's performance at New York's Roseland Ballroom on June 21 wasn't so much tastefully G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S as it was overtly S-P-O-N-S-O-R-E-D. The Black Eyed Peas member is currently on her Verizon Fergie's performance at New York's Roseland Ballroom on June 21 wasn…

  13. Chart Beat Chat

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss the curse of the No. 4 spot, No. 1 recordings with most samples and more! FOUR MOST IN OUR THOUGHTS Dear Fred: Nearly four years ago I wrote that the American Idol Finalists' "God Bless The U.S.A." debuted at No. 4 but fell to No. 19 the next week,…

  14. Chart Beat Chat

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss the curse of the #4 spot, No. 1 recordings with most samples and more! FOUR MOST IN OUR THOUGHTS Dear Fred: Nearly four years ago I wrote that the American Idol Finalists' "God Bless The U.S.A." debuted at No. 4 but fell to No. 19 the next week, and…

  15. That 'Special' Someone

    January 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST "It's five in the morning, and I'm up talking dirty to you," croons lead singer Pleasure of racy group Pretty Ricky -- and if the men don't know, the young girls understand. "It's five in the morning, and I'm up talking dirty to you," croons lead…

  16. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Shins shoot for the mainstream with their third Sub Pop album, John Mellencamp gets a little boost from Chevrolet to help plug his latest release and Pretty Ricky keeps the teenagers screeching in The self-titled debut from the Good, the Bad & the Queen (Virgin), comprised of Blur…

  17. Brand New Balances 'Devil,' 'God' On New Album

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Long Island quartet Brand New embraces polar opposites on its upcoming major label debut, "The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me." The Interscope set hits stores Nov. 21 and was produced by the band Long Island quartet Brand New embraces polar opposites on its upcoming major label…

  18. 'Weird Al' Won't Back Down On Twelfth Album

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "Weird Al" Yankovic reports that his new single, the Star Trek-quoting, D&D-referencing, comic-obsessed tour de force called "White and Nerdy," represents nothing less than "a culmination of a lif "Weird Al" Yankovic reports that his new single, the Star…

  19. Powerman 5000

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Has anyone out there ever heard of Maplewood, MN? Well, neither had I but let me say that the show at the Rock may have topped them all so far. Alright, let's see…September 13th. Six shows deep and things are going well. All three Iowa shows were a success, each more rockin' than…

  20. Daddy Yankee Fans Fall Prey To Fake Shows

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton superstars rarely make it to Hardeeville, S.C. So last month, local music fan Richard Martinez gladly forked over $100 at the door for a Daddy Yankee concert that had been advertised on loca Reggaeton superstars rarely make it to Hardeeville, S.C. So last month, local music fan…

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