1. Bruce Springsteen Premieres 'Darkness' Doc, Chats with Edward Norton

    September 15, 2010 12:20 PM EDT B ruce Springsteen figures his first three albums, including the classic "Born to Run," were a prequel to the rest of his career. He really started to find a purposeful working life with his fourth record, 1978's "Darkness on the Edge of Town," the subject of a…

  2. U2, Glen Hansard Star in 'Music of Ireland' Documentary

    August 27, 2010 4:30 PM EDT U 2 , Glen Hansard, Damien Rice and The Script will star in the second installment of the "Music of Ireland" documentary series, which originally premiered on PBS stations in February. "Music of Ireland - Welcome to America" will roll out nationwide on public television…

  3. Sarah McLachlan Taking Lilith Fair Down Under

    August 23, 2010 12:45 PM EDT Despite a stuttering run in North America, the Lilith Fair tour is heading to Australia. Lilith co-founder Sarah McLachlan will headline the all-female lineup, which will visit these shores in October for a five-date tour. Sarah McLachlan, Miranda Lambert Among Lilith Highlights Multiple-ARIA…

  4. Chicago Singer Nora O'Connor's One Hot Summer

    June 11, 2010 2:03 PM EDT For Chicago singer Nora O'Connor , the summer of 2010 is shaping up to be the highest-profile of her career. After a year of occasional dates and TV performances with Neko Case (alongside her regular harmonizer Kelly Hogan ) and a one-off reunion show with her former alt-country…

  5. Ask Billboard: Is 'Idol' Ruining Rock?

    March 05, 2010 4:05 PM EST ''AMERICAN IDOL' IS DESTROYING REAL MUSIC TALENT' Hi Gary, What is going on with the charts of today? There are not enough alternative or rock songs charting high on the Billboard Hot 100. Instead we are seeing more and more music from television, such as songs from "…

  6. U2, Pete Seeger, Sinead O'Connor In PBS 'Music of Ireland' Doc

    February 10, 2010 3:40 PM EST "The Music of Ireland - Welcome Home," a documentary featuring interviews and performances from U2 , Pete Seeger , Sinead O'Connor and the Chieftans will debut on New York public television station WLIW on Feb. 17, then rollout to other PBS affiliates throughout March. "…

  7. Taking Peaks, Part 3: Nos. 50-26

    January 19, 2010 1:55 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  8. Taking Peaks, Part 2: Nos. 75-51

    January 12, 2010 1:30 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  9. Wilco Extend 2010 Tour Plans

    January 04, 2010 3:49 PM EST W ilco , the celebrated Chicago-based roots-rock band whose latest album is nominated for a Grammy award, announced today (Jan. 4) a 16-date East Coast tour kicking off March 22 that will find the band revisiting songs from each of its seven studio albums. Billed as "An Evening with…

  10. The Decade in Music: Top 50 Moments page 5

    December 23, 2009 10:45 AM EST Chart Article list divider « Previous 50-41 40-31 30-21 20-11 10-1 Next » 10 "George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People" (September 2, 2005) Before NBC's Hurricane Katrina benefit concert, few people outside of the hip-hop world knew Kanye West. But during a fundraising…

  11. Courtney Love Loses Guardianship Of Daughter To Cobain's Mother

    December 14, 2009 5:38 PM EST The only daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love has been placed in a temporary guardianship, court records show. A Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner granted control over 17-year-old Frances Bean Cobain, who turns 18 next August, to Kurt Cobain's mother Wendy O'Connor and…

  12. Sarah McLachlan, Mary J. Blige To Headline 2010 Lilith Tour

    December 10, 2009 1:21 PM EST S arah McLachlan will headline the main stage at Lilith 2010, the reborn touring music festival which highlights women in music that she co-founded in the 1997. Among the artists joining Mclachlan on the road will be Mary J. Blige , Sheryl Crow , Erykah Badu , Colbie Caillat , Ke$ha , Tegan…

  13. Chart Beat Wednesday: Britney By The Numbers

    October 14, 2009 5:16 PM EDT '3' IS THE NEW 1: As previously reported , Britney Spears ' "3" rockets onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1. The song's arrival at the summit marks just the 15th song in the Hot 100's history to open at No. 1: Sept. 2, 1995, "You Are Not Alone,"…

  14. Backwards Bullets: July 21, 1990

    July 21, 2009 2:40 PM EDT Each Tuesday, we revisit Billboard's archives for a look at what notable titles were climbing the charts on this date. This week, we travel back to the July 21, 1990, issue. 'LOVE' AT FIRST 'VISION': While the Billboard Hot 100 this week nineteen years ago sported a…

  15. May 7, 2009

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – London’s Metropolitan Police Service formally cautions the Who’s Pete Townshend for “accessing a Web site containing child abuse images” in 1999. 2002 – The Rolling Stones arrive by blimp at New York’s Van Cortland Park to announce their 2002/2003 world tour. 1998 – Country singer…

  16. Lilith Fair To Return In 2010

    April 28, 2009 3:23 PM EDT Lilith Fair, the successful summer North American female-oriented festival created by Sarah McLachlan which ran from 1997 to 1999, will make its return next year, Nettwerk founder Terry McBride has confirmed to Billboard.com. McBride first made the announcement in an April 25 Twitter post.…

  17. April 26, 2009

    April 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Country singer Kellie Pickler gets voted off Season Five of “American Idol.” 1999 – Sinead O’Connor is ordained as the first woman priest in the Latin Tridentine Church, a Roman Catholic splinter group. 1999 – Singer and guitarist Adrian Borland of the Sound and the Outsiders commits…

  18. Lucky Dube Murderers Get Life In Prison

    April 02, 2009 7:55 AM EDT Three men have been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering South African reggae star Lucky Dube in 2007, SAPA news agency reported on Thursday. Dube, 43, was killed in a botched carjacking in October 2007. Dube recorded more than 20 albums and had shared a stage with Sinead O'…

  19. Lucky Dube Killers Found Guilty

    March 31, 2009 11:17 AM EDT Three men accused of murdering South African reggae star Lucky Dube in 2007 have been found guilty, Talk Radio 702 reported on Tuesday. Two of the accused attempted to escape earlier on Tuesday, but were caught and brought back to court to hear the judgment. Arguments for the sentence will…

  20. Darius Rucker's Country Triumph Is No Fluke

    March 24, 2009 8:30 AM EDT With his second No. 1 country single, Hootie & the Blowfish's Darius Rucker feels like his welcome to the country world isn't a fluke. "The acceptance has been really great, much more than I ever expected," says Rucker, who's spending a second week atop the Hot…

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