1. Phil Collins to Follow 'Going Back' with Book on Texas

    October 05, 2010 3:43 PM EDT Having made what he says is a musical swan song with his R&B covers album "Going Back," Phil Collins' next project will be in the book world -- and situated deep in the heart of Texas. Collins tells Billboard.com that he's in the midst of writing a book about his…

  2. John Lennon 70th Birthday Events

    October 03, 2010 2:55 PM EDT A Tribute to the Creativity that Touched Generations There are places we remember, all our lives, though some have changed. Seventy years after the birth of John Winston Ono Lennon , the memories and music live on. We remember where we were that night those lads from Liverpool leapt a wild…

  3. Joe Satriani Finds Shining Moments on 'Black Swans'

    September 26, 2010 7:00 AM EDT J oe Satriani says that, as with most of his solo albums, he was "surrounded with anxiety" as he started making "Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards," which comes out Oct. 5. "I start every project wondering if it's all going to come together or not, and you never…

  4. Sammy Hagar on Sharing Chickenfoot Drummer with Chili Peppers, Autobiography

    August 30, 2010 2:40 PM EDT Chickenfoot is four songs and "seven pieces of new music" into its second album, according to frontman Sammy Hagar . But he acknowledges there's some concern about keeping that not-so-old gang of theirs together. The challenge is drummer Chad Smith and his regular gig with the…

  5. Billboard Bits: Taylor Swift 'Mine' Preview, Shyne Negotiates with Cash Money

    August 20, 2010 7:10 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Sneak Peek of Taylor Swift's "Mine" Video A sneak peek of Taylor Swift 's "Mine" video hit the internet today via CMT. Photos from the shoot show Swift in a wedding gown holding hands…

  6. M.I.A. Goes Bollywood in 'XXXO' Video

    August 11, 2010 1:23 PM EDT M.I.A. set tongues wagging -- pun intended -- when she released the preview to her second single, "XXXO" off album "/\/\/\Y/\" a few weeks back; the clip showed a film within a film of her lips mouthing lyrics. But it turns out the footage was just a small taste of what…

  7. SXSW 2010: Billboard's Showcase Bands

    March 10, 2010 6:30 PM EST Give us four nights to program whatever we want, and we'll give you diverse top-tier acts from all the genres we cover, from Latin to hip-hop to rock. All performances are at the Billboard.com Bungalow at 708 E. Sixth St. in downtown Austin. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17 Billboard en Español…

  8. EMI Wants to Hold on to Abbey Road

    February 22, 2010 12:00 PM EST Music company EMI wants to retain ownership of the Abbey Road recording studios, immortalized by the Beatles album of the same name, though it is talking to other parties about revitalizing the site, EMI said on Sunday. A source familiar with the situation told Reuters last week that loss…

  9. Ke$ha: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 19, 2010 3:00 PM EST If you want insight into a celebrity's self-image, you could do worse than watch one make the brief walk from the star's chosen chariot to the red carpet prior to an awards show. The frenzied VIP drop-off area at the 2010 Grammy Awards reveals more than any klieg-light TV interview…

  10. Ask Billboard: Going Gaga For Album Re-Releases

    October 30, 2009 5:29 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. NOT AS EASY AS ABC Hey Gary, In reference to your stating in last week's…

  11. Pavement To Reunite In 2010, World Tour Planned

    September 17, 2009 10:14 AM EDT Pavement, the lo-fi quintet from Stockton, Calif. that became one of indie rock's most influential groups before disbanding indefinitely in 1999, is set to reunite in 2010. Pavement will play select cities on a world tour in 2010, the band confirmed today (Sept. 17). The first confirmed…

  12. Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal Top U.K. Charts

    August 31, 2009 10:47 AM EDT Arctic Monkeys scored their third U.K. No. 1 album and Dizzee Rascal his third No. 1 single in the territory as the new charts were published Sunday (Aug. 30) by the Official Charts Company. The English modern rock band's third album "Humbug" (Domino) outsold the rest of the…

  13. Sunset Rubdown, "Dragonslayer"

    August 11, 2009 12:53 PM EDT There's no denying the multi-tasking abilities of Sunset Rubdown frontman Spencer Krug, whose talents are also integral to Canadian indie rock acts Wolf Parade and Swan Lake. But perhaps more impressive than Krug's active status in several bands is his expansive songwriting skills,…

  14. Bee Gees' 50th Anniversary Inspires Two New Collections

    July 16, 2009 5:40 PM EDT The Bee Gees ' 50th anniversary will be celebrated with a pair of retrospective packages on Nov. 3 from Reprise. "Mythology" is a four-disc box set curated and produced by surviving Bee Gees Barry and Robin Gibb that will dedicate one disc each to the three brothers in the…

  15. Bee Gees' 50th Anniversary Inspires Two New Collections

    July 16, 2009 6:41 AM EDT The Bee Gees' 50th anniversary will be celebrated with a pair of retrospective packages on Nov. 3 from Reprise. "Mythology" is a four-disc box set curated and produced by surviving Bee Gees Barry and Robin Gibb that will dedicate one disc each to the three brothers in the group…

  16. May 12, 2009

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Singer Dionne Warwick is arrested when baggage screeners at Miami International Airport claim to find 11 suspected marijuana cigarettes inside her lipstick container. 2001 – Singer Perry Como dies in his sleep at his home in Jupiter Inlet Colony, Fla., at the age of 88. 1973 – No. 1…

  17. May 3, 2009

    May 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Doug Firley of Gravity Kills drops a keyboard on his hand, shattering the bones in his right ring finger during a show in Allentown, Pa. 1991 – Singer Andy Williams marries Debbie Haas in New York City. 1976 – Paul McCartney makes his first U.S. stage appearance in a decade as the …

  18. 'American Idol' Judges Dump Megan Joy

    April 02, 2009 7:51 AM EDT The spotlight has been turned off of Megan Joy on "American Idol." The tattooed 23-year-old single mother from Sandy, Utah, who crooned Bob Marley's "Turn Your Lights Down Low," received the least number of viewer votes on the popular Fox network singing competition…

  19. Take That's 'Circus' In High Demand

    December 05, 2008 1:33 PM EST Former boy band Take That is delivering some very grown-up sales figures. The act-a U.K. sales phenomenon since original members Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Jason Orange and Howard Donald re-formed in 2005-posted the biggest first-day U.K. album sale of the year Dec. 1. Its Polydor album "…

  20. Young Jeezy Nets Second Album Chart-Topper

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Young Jeezy claims his second chart-topper on the Billboard 200 as "The Recession" starts at No. 1 this week. The Def Jam set moved 260,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Young Jeezy claims his second chart-topper on the Billboard 200 as "The…

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