1. Billboard Bits: Shirley Bassey, 'Honeydripper,' Nonesuch

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Shirley Bassey will be releasing her first album in 10 years when Decca puts "Get the Party Started" on U.S. shelves March 4. Shirley Bassey will be releasing her first album in 10 years when Decca puts "Get the Party Started" on U.S. shelves March 4. The track list…

  2. Sayles Salutes The Blues With 'Honeydripper'

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Director John Sayles has the blues on his mind with his new film, "Honeydripper," which premieres Dec. 28 in U.S. theaters. Director John Sayles has the blues on his mind with his new film, "Honeydripper," which premieres Dec. 28 in U.S. theaters. The movie stars Danny…

  3. Tunes On TV

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television for the week of September 10 - 16. MONDAY, Sept. 10 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): The Used. "Access Granted,"BET Featured artist(s): Wyclef Jean, Lil Wayne, Akon, Niia. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): Glen…

  4. The Pogues / March 6, 2007 / Chicago (Congress Theatre)

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Forget the Pixies, Police and even the Stooges: few foresaw a full-fledged Pogues reunion because few imagined frontman Shane MacGowan ever in a condition to rejoin anyone short of his maker. Forget the Pixies, Police and even the Stooges: few foresaw a full-fledged Pogues reunion because few…

  5. 'American Idol' Unveils Top 24 Finalists

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST No more audition silliness -- it's time to get serious on "American Idol." The Fox talent show trimmed down the competition last night (Feb. 14), leaving 24 semifinalists -- 12 men and 12 women -- to No more audition silliness -- it's time to get serious on "American…

  6. This Day in Music

    January 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Legendary rock drummer Jim Capaldi dies after a brief fight with stomach cancer. He is 60-years-old. 2005 - Legendary rock drummer Jim Capaldi dies after a brief fight with stomach cancer. He is 60-years-old. 2002 - More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam & Dave, Sam…

  7. Ask Billboard

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Stevie Nicks, Nelly Furtado, Stacie Orrico and more! THE BEARS V. THE COLTS V. THE NICKS Keith, Thanks for always providing great information. I have a question about Stevie Nicks. Her Web site, Nicksfix.com, reports that Stevie will be performing at…

  8. Awakenings

    January 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST In March 2004, Stacie Orrico walked away from it all. Feeling overwhelmed by the global success of her multiplatinum sophomore album, Orrico exited the business, returned to her family in Seattle and In March 2004, Stacie Orrico walked away from it all. Feeling overwhelmed by the global…

  9. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Diana Ross unveils her first new studio album in seven years, Stacie Orrico returns to the mainstream market with a vengeance and Crowded House celebrates its farewell show in this week's Hot Product. The first new studio album in more than a decade from soft rock veterans America, "…

  10. WHITE SISTER

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST More mindless action in the Shane Scully series (Vertical Coffin, 2004, etc.), with our hero adrift in the wild world of rap. More mindless action in the Shane Scully series (Vertical Coffin, 2004, etc.), with our hero adrift in the wild world of rap. What's an LAPD homicide dick doing…

  11. Q&A: Fergie And Will.I.Am On "The Dutchess"

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fergie has been preparing a lifetime for moments like these. Clad in booty-baring shorts and flanked by a brigade of costumed Brits, she marched down the red carpet during MTV's Video Music Awards pre Fergie has been preparing a lifetime for moments like these. Clad in booty-baring…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss R&R, the Digital charts, Janet Jackson and more! RADIO & RECORDS Hi Fred, If what I've what I read is accurate, Billboard has acquired Radio & Records. If that is true, I'm curious to know if there will only be one chart in the future instead…

  13. Sir, Indeed You Make Us Proud

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Out of 3,245 voters, the overwhelming majority of our readers are card-carrying members of AmIdol winner Taylor Hicks' Soul Patrol. Out of 3,245 voters, the overwhelming majority of our readers are card-carrying members of AmIdol winner Taylor Hicks' Soul Patrol. Despite the…

  14. Chart Beat

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Fergie's big solo bow, Gnarls Barkley, Tom Petty and more. 'LONDON BRIDGE' IS FALLING UP : Going solo might give Stacy Ferguson the biggest hit of her career, which could come just in time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of her Hot 100 debut. In its second week…

  15. DMX Jailed After Court No-Show

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT DMX finally showed up in court today (June 29) in White Plains, N.Y., to face speeding and other traffic charges and was sent to jail by the judge who had issued a warrant for his arrest. DMX finally showed up in court today (June 29) in White Plains, N.Y., to face speeding and other traffic…

  16. This Day in Music

    January 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>A benefit concert for convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal is held at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. The event, with attendance pegged at around 16,000, is organ 2005 - Legendary rock drummer Jim Capaldi dies after a brief fight with stomach…

  17. On TV

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 9-15, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 9 "Attack of the Show," G4 Featured artist(s): Project 86 (also scheduled: Uwe Boll). "Influenc'd: Green Day," Fuse Featured artist(s): Green Day, Hawthorne Heights, blink-182, Bayside/Name Taken, Taking Back…

  18. On TV

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 2-8, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 2 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Willie Nelson. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Ginuwine (also scheduled: Tea Leoni, Enrique Murciano). "Inked: Rockers & Ribbons," A&E…

  19. The Pogues Plot North American Tour

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Legendary Irish rock act the Pogues will visit North America for the first time in years this spring. Legendary Irish rock act the Pogues will visit North America for the first time in years this spring. The nine-show tour will begin with a March 9-10 stand at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30…

  20. Solo Projects Won't Mean End Of Rilo Kiley

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Solo efforts will not force the group to go on hiatus. In fact, the pair hopes to have a new Rilo Kiley album finished by next year. Both principal members of Rilo Kiley will release albums from their side projects on Jan. 24 (Blake Sennett with the Elected's Sub Pop set "Sun, Sun,…

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