1. 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…

  2. 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,…

  3. 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…

  4. 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,…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. '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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. This Day in Music

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>At Woodstock 99, all hell breaks loose. Fires fueled by paper plates, pizza boxes and garbage strewn around everywhere break out during a set by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The group's en 2001 - Mariah Carey checks herself into an undisclosed hospital, suffering…

  13. Bill Frisell Quintet / April 19, 2006 / New York (Village Vanguard)

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT When the Bill Frisell Quintet sauntered onto the hallowed stage of New York City's Village Vanguard and tuned up, their throat-clearing squeaks and strums oozed slowly into music without a pause to de When the Bill Frisell Quintet sauntered onto the hallowed stage of New York City's…

  14. David Lee Roth Booted From Radio Gig

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT David Lee Roth's short-lived radio CBS morning show stint will come to a screeching halt within a few weeks, sources say. David Lee Roth's short-lived radio CBS morning show stint will come to a screeching halt within a few weeks, sources say. In one of the first satellite-to…

  15. Juliet

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Desperate times call for desperate measures. September 25 Let me write about last night: Philadelphia We pulled up to the World Café and there was already a band on. I went to the dressing room that we had used 2 weeks ago to lay down. It was full of guys who were in the 3 bands on before us.…

  16. THE BEATLES: The Biography

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST In time for the 40th anniversary of "Paperback Writer" comes this thousand-pages-give-or-take-a-few, overblown account of the already obsessively chronicled Fab Four. In time for the 40th anniversary of "Paperback Writer" comes this thousand-pages-give-or-take-a-few,…

  17. BLOODHOUND GANG, "Hefty Fine"

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On its few minor hits -- the forgotten novelties "Fire Water Burn" and "The Bad Touch" -- the Bloodhound Gang's shtick was merely tiresome. On its few minor hits -- the forgotten novelties "Fire Water Burn" and "The Bad Touch" -- the Bloodhound…

  18. Running Through 'The Woods'

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Imagine a soundtrack so primal that it makes you want to run through the trees, wearing only headphones that supply a sludgy heartbeat and a cathartic wail. Imagine a soundtrack so primal that it makes you want to run through the trees, wearing only headphones that supply a sludgy heartbeat…

  19. This Day in Music

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>At Woodstock 99, all hell breaks loose. Fires fueled by paper plates, pizza boxes and garbage strewn around everywhere break out during a set by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The group's en 2001 - Mariah Carey checks herself into an undisclosed hospital, suffering…

  20. South By Southwest Diary: March 18

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the third installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marten Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) event is a music festival and…

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