1. Osbourne: Ozzfest Early Birds May Win Ticket Upgrades

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT If metal fans were pleased to get tickets to this year's free Ozzfest in the first place, Sharon Osbourne and the tour's other organizers are hatching plans to make them even happier once they get in If metal fans were pleased to get tickets to this year's free Ozzfest in the…

  2. The Billboard Q&A: Dave Matthews

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The eponymous front man chats with Billboard exclusively about not playing the hits, the magic of the Tuesday night gig, the art of making the perfect set list and how DMB's best album is yet to come. From humble beginnings in drummer Carter Beauford's mother's basement and a…

  3. Second Band Of Horses Album Due In October

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Band Of Horses is an entirely new group of equine since releasing their Sub Pop debut, "Everything All the Time," last year, with only frontman Ben Bridwell remaining for the group's upcoming effort. Band Of Horses is an entirely new group of equine since releasing their Sub…

  4. Queen, Rodgers Nine Songs Into New Album

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Everybody tie your mothers down. Queen + Paul Rodgers plan to rock you again -- perhaps as soon as 2008. Everybody tie your mothers down. Queen + Paul Rodgers plan to rock you again -- perhaps as soon as 2008. Rodgers tells Billboard.com that he's "recorded some nine songs"…

  5. Rilo Kiley Sets Date For Fourth Album

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After a year-and-a-half hiatus to allow its members to pursue other music projects, indie pop group Rilo Kiley has wrapped a new album, "Under the Blacklight," due Aug. 21. It will be the band's first After a year-and-a-half hiatus to allow its members to pursue other music…

  6. XBXRX

    June 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There is absolutely no circulation in this basement. Two layers of doors are closed when the bands play. Oxygen seriously runs out when bands are playing. DAY ONE (Bakersfield, Calif.) Zach, our first bassist, showed up to our show. We had not seen him in 7 years. Apparently he got out of our…

  7. Ian Curtis Biopic Premieres At Cannes

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A small film about a short-lived rock star is making a big splash at Cannes. "Control," the story of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, who committed suicide at 23," marks the feature-film directing debu A small film about a short-lived rock star is making a big splash at Cannes. …

  8. This Day in Music

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Maroon 5, Lil Jon and Crosby, Stills & Nash were among those honored at BMI's 54th annual Pop Awards ceremony, held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Maroon 5 takes song 2006 - Maroon 5, Lil Jon and Crosby, Stills & Nash were among those honored at BMI&…

  9. Trans Am

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT This is our one day "off" on the tour, although driving in Texas isn't exactly relaxing; East Texas is officially the worst driving region in the US – even more horrible than the aggressively clogge Tuesday 4-17-07 Drive day to Ft. Stockton, TX This is our one day "off…

  10. Snoop Avoids Jail On Gun, Drug Charges

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A stone-faced Snoop Dogg pleaded no contest to felony gun and drug charges today (April 11) in Pasadena, Calif., and avoided what could have been a years-long prison sentence. A stone-faced Snoop Dogg pleaded no contest to felony gun and drug charges today (April 11) in Pasadena, Calif., and…

  11. Flaming Lips' Hometown Zoo Bash Heads To DVD

    April 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Flaming Lips are putting the finishing touches on a live DVD, "UFOs at the Zoo," due in July via Warner Bros. The project was filmed last September in the group's Oklahoma City hometown, at an amp The Flaming Lips are putting the finishing touches on a live DVD, "UFOs…

  12. This Day in Music

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Singer Pio Leiva, a Cuban music legend of the 20th century who formed part of the Grammy-winning "Buena Vista Social Club," dies in Havana of a heart attack. The 88-year-old had suffered a brai 2006 - Singer Pio Leiva, a Cuban music legend of the 20th century who formed part…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - OutKast is the big winner at the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, picking up two statuettes. Yet the evening belongs to career achievement honoree Janet Jackson. The singer, whose new Virgi 2004 - OutKast is the big winner at the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, picking up two…

  14. The Stooges Share Formative Tales At SXSW Panel

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Iggy Pop and his Stooges bandmates Ron and Scott Asheton reminisced about their formative late '60s days in Ann Arbor, Mich., and discussed their improbable comeback today (March 16) during a South by Iggy Pop and his Stooges bandmates Ron and Scott Asheton reminisced about their…

  15. R. Kelly Previews New Album On The Phone

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly is back with a new album titled "Double Up," set to hit stores May 29 via Jive, and he's asking fans to preview it by dialing in to a hotline (312-278-3965) for song snippets. R. Kelly is back with a new album titled "Double Up," set to hit stores May 29 via…

  16. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Bob Geldof is honored with a special achievement accolade at the German industry's annual Echo Awards in Berlin. The veteran Irish musician and humanitarian is lauded for masterminding the hist 2006 - Bob Geldof is honored with a special achievement accolade at the German industry…

  17. Cocker Shoulders The Burden On Solo Debut

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker will release his first solo album, "Jarvis," April 3 in North America via Rough Trade. Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker will release his first solo album, "Jarvis," April 3 in North America via Rough Trade. The set features…

  18. Hudson Celebrates Success At Family Church

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST For Oscar nominee Jennifer Hudson, there was no question where she'd celebrate her success in the week leading up to the Academy Awards -- at her family's Chicago church. For Oscar nominee Jennifer Hudson, there was no question where she'd celebrate her success in the week…

  19. Vietnam, A.R.E. Weapons / Jan. 23, 2007 / New York (Mercury Lounge)

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Vietnam was a good thing. Not the war, mind you -- more like the Brooklyn band with the Old Testament beards and smoke ring riffs, which drew a sold-out record release crowd to New York's Mercury Loun Vietnam was a good thing. Not the war, mind you -- more like the Brooklyn band with the…

  20. G. Love and Special Sauce

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST I have to diss Nelly and Timbaland, who are both so apparently rich and famous that they can diss their fans. It's like -- come on man -- is it really that hard to rap a couple of hits and blow the sp San Francisco: Greetings from San Francisco, where I'm pulling in for a two night…

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