1. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    June 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Busta Rhymes strikes back on Dr. Dre's label, Sonic Youth slims down to a quartet, the Replacements quit arguing and record some new songs and "Dead Man Walking" is reborn in this week's Hot Product. The Billy Joel concert souvenir "12 Gardens Live" (Columbia),…

  2. Billboard Bits: Randy Newman, Trapt/Shinedown, Joan Jett

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Randy Newman, Trapt/Shinedown, Joan Jett Steve Earle, Allison Moorer, Guster, Bela Fleck and the Del McCoury Band are among the artists recasting songs penned by Randy Newman on the tribute album "Sail Away: The Songs of Randy Newman." Due May 9 via Sugar Hill, the 12-track…

  3. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, HFStival, Allison Moorer

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Bruce Springsteen, HFStival, Allison Moorer Bruce Springsteen and his Seeger Sessions Band will spend the month of May on tour in Europe. The 10-date run kicks off May 5 in Dublin and wraps May 21 in Stockholm. A North American tour will follow, with dates to be announced. As…

  4. ON TV

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 3-9, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 3 “Good Morning America,” ABC Featured artist(s): The Pretenders (also scheduled: Lucy Liu, Stephen Lanzalotta). “Today,” NBC Featured artist(s): Pink (also scheduled: Antonio Banderas). “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated…

  5. Prine, Miller Top Americana Awards

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran roots music artists Buddy Miller and John Prine took the top honors at the Americana Music Association's fourth annual Americana Honors & Awards, held Sept. 9 at Nashville's Ryman Auditori Veteran roots music artists Buddy Miller and John Prine took the top honors at the…

  6. Lineup Set For Glastonbury Festival

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Kylie Minogue and the White Stripes are among the headline acts at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival, to be held June 24-26. Veteran artists Brian Wilson, Van Morrison and Elvis Costello are a Coldplay, Kylie Minogue and the White Stripes are among the headline acts at the U.K.&…

  7. Folds Saves Songs For 'Silverman'

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The fruit of the latter endeavor will emerge as "Songs for Silverman" April 26 via Epic. Since the release of 2001's "Rockin' the Suburbs," Ben Folds has toured various parts of the world time and time again, collaborated extensively with William Shatner ,…

  8. Earle, Moorer Teaming For 2005 Tour

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Steve Earle will embark on a month-long North American tour next month in support of his latest E-Squared/Artemis album, "The Revolution Starts ... Now." Singer/songwriter Steve Earle will embark on a month-long North American tour next month in support of his…

  9. Dozens Of Acts Sign On For Merlefest

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Some of the top names in bluegrass and country music have signed on for the 2005 edition of MerleFest, to be held April 28-May 1 at Wilkesboro, N.C. Some of the top names in bluegrass and country music have signed on for the 2005 edition of MerleFest, to be held April 28-May 1 at Wilkesboro,…

  10. 50 Cent Leads The Field With Six Mentions

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Click Here To See The Full List The Billboard Music Awards recognize the year's leading artists and songs as determined by actual performance on Billboard's weekly charts. Based on sales data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and radio information monitored by Nielsen Broadcast Data…

  11. 2003 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Finalists for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, which will be presented Dec. 10 in Las Vegas. Below are the finalists, by category, for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, which will be presented Dec. 10 in Las Vegas (artists are listed in alphabetical order): Album of the year: 50 Cent, "…

  12. Back In 'Black': Jay-Z Swan Song Bows On Top

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST "The Black Album" gives Jay-Z his sixth No. 1 release as it debuts atop The Billboard 200 this week. One of six top-10 debuts, the Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set sold 463,000 copies in the U.S., according to "The Black Album" gives Jay-Z his sixth No. 1 release as it debuts atop…

  13. Hot Product

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Kid Rock I Kid, I Kid Kid Rock produced his new, self-titled Lava/Atlantic album, which is the follow-up to 2001's "Cocky." That set has been certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for U.S. shipments of 4 million copies and featured the No…

  14. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Clay Aiken, Ludacris, Shawna and Sheryl Crow. FOR GOOD 'MEASURE': Exactly six months after Kelly Clarkson debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "Thankful," "American Idol" finalist Clay Aiken enters the chart…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Sean Paul, the Youngbloodz, Van Halen, "and/or" chart credits, Gloria Estefan and Clay Aiken with readers. ONE PAUL WRITES ABOUT TWO PAULS Dear Fred, Thought I'd drop you a line again with another piece of trivia that I couldn't let pass, especially…

  16. Billboard Bits: Westerberg, Saadiq, Moorer

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Paul Westerberg, Saadiq, Allison Moorer Paul Westerberg has reactivated his Grandpaboy alter ego for a new studio album. "Dead Man Shake" will be released Oct. 7 via Fat Possum. The former Replacements frontman's 2002 Vagrant debut, "Stereo," was bundled with…

  17. Moorer Splits With Universal South

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Despite the release of her first live album, "Show," country singer/songwriter Allison Moorer tells Billboard.com her recent parting with Universal South has clouded what should normally be an excitin Despite the release of her first live album, "Show," country singer…

  18. Women Celebrate Dolly On Tribute Disc

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The career of Dolly Parton will be celebrated in grand fashion this fall with the all-star, all female tribute album "Just Because I'm a Woman." Due Oct. 14 via Sugar Hill Records, the collection will The career of Dolly Parton will be celebrated in grand fashion this fall with…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Steve Winwood, Beyonce, John Mellencamp, Clay Aiken and Buddy Jewell. BACK IN THE CHART LIFE : After a six-year absence, Steve Winwood returns to The Billboard 200, as "About Time" (on his own Wincraft imprint) enters at No. 126. It's…

  20. Shelby Lynne Signs With Capitol

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A new album, "Identity Crisis," the first she has written and produced entirely herself, is due Sept. 16. Shelby Lynne has signed to Capitol Records, Billboard Bulletin reports. A new album, "Identity Crisis," the first she has written and produced entirely herself, is due…

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