1. The Billboard Q&A: Charlie Daniels

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT At 71 years old, Charlie Daniels still sets a creative pace few can match. Whether touring, authoring a book or churning out another great album, he approaches each project with a sense of creative vi At 71 years old, Charlie Daniels still sets a creative pace few can match. Whether touring,…

  2. Daphne Loves Derby

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There is no doubt in my mind the beginning of writing a story is often the hardest - not to mention the first sentence of a first entry. With that said, I'll try my best to not put you in an online sl There is no doubt in my mind the beginning of writing a story is often the hardest -…

  3. Update: Madonna Confirms Deal With Live Nation

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation president/CEO Michael Rapino confirmed today (Oct. 16) that Madonna has entered into an unprecedented global partnership with the company and will become the founding artist in LN's new Ar Live Nation president/CEO Michael Rapino confirmed today (Oct. 16) that Madonna has…

  4. The Akon Empire

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT When Senegalese singer Akon first emerged on The Billboard Hot 100 three years ago, fresh from a jail sentence for car theft that he documented in the top 10 single "Locked Up," listeners weren't sure When Senegalese singer Akon first emerged on The Billboard Hot 100 three…

  5. New Songs, Live DVD Jog McCartney's 'Memory'

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Three previously unreleased tracks and a live DVD will be included on a deluxe edition of Paul McCartney's "Memory Almost Full," due Nov. 6 via Hear Music. The album was first released by Starbucks' m Three previously unreleased tracks and a live DVD will be included on a…

  6. Lips' 'Christmas' Fantasy Nearing Completion

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Flaming Lips are eyeing a spring roll-out for their long-in-the-making film project "Christmas on Mars." The Flaming Lips are eyeing a spring roll-out for their long-in-the-making film project "Christmas on Mars." Frontman Wayne Coyne tells Billboard.com that he's…

  7. Their Kind Of 'Town'

    September 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kicked back comfortably in a meeting room at the Sony BMG Nashville offices, Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks exude the same easygoing charm and mischievous sense of camaraderie that characterizes their hig Kicked back comfortably in a meeting room at the Sony BMG Nashville offices, Ronnie Dunn and…

  8. T.I. Back In Studio, Drama CD Due In December

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T.I. is three singles deep into his recent album "T.I. vs. T.I.P.," but he's already recording new material, according to Jason Geter, CEO of T.I.'s Grand Hustle label. T.I. is three singles deep into his recent album "T.I. vs. T.I.P.," but he's already…

  9. Nickelback: A View From The Top

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback's Chad Kroeger recalls the words of caution he received at the end of the cycle for 2001's "Silver Side Up"—a five-times-platinum juggernaut that launched three hit singles including the Nickelback's Chad Kroeger recalls the words of caution he received at…

  10. L.A.'s Detour Festival Gears Up For Round Two

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After drawing approximately 12,000 concertgoers to last year's inaugural LA Weekly Detour Music Festival, held in the streets of downtown Los Angeles, this year's Oct. 6 event on Main and 1st Streets After drawing approximately 12,000 concertgoers to last year's inaugural LA…

  11. Kravitz Is Talkin' Bout A 'Revolution' On New CD

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Lenny Kravitz is eyeing a February release for his eighth Virgin studio album, "It's Time for a Love Revolution." Kravitz played nearly all the instruments on his first effort in three years. "The las Lenny Kravitz is eyeing a February release for his eighth Virgin studio…

  12. Metric Looks On The Bright Side On New Album

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Metric is well on its way towards its next album -- but still has a long way to go, according to guitarist Jimmy Shaw. Metric is well on its way towards its next album -- but still has a long way to go, according to guitarist Jimmy Shaw. Shaw tells Billboard.com that the Canadian quartet is …

  13. Kingston, Hard-Fi Enjoy Big Weeks On U.K. Charts

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sean Kingston scored both a second week at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart with "Beautiful Girls" (Beluga Heights/Epic) and a No. 8 debut on the album survey with his self-titled set. Sean Kingston scored both a second week at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart with "Beautiful…

  14. Ani Looks Back

    September 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "No hit singles. No platinum albums. No compromises." That's as good a summation of Ani DiFranco's career as any well-heeled Madison Avenue copywriter could conjure, but like all things DiFranco, this "No hit singles. No platinum albums. No compromises." That&…

  15. Redefining The 'Canon': Ani DiFranco

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "No hit singles. No platinum albums. No compromises." That's as good a summation of Ani DiFranco's career as any well-heeled Madison Avenue copywriter could conjure, but like all things DiFranco, this "No hit singles. No platinum albums. No compromises." That&…

  16. Opera Legend Luciano Pavarotti Dies At 71

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Opera superstar Luciano Pavarotti, beloved by millions of fans who heard him in venues ranging from the Metropolitan Opera to Dodger Stadium, died in the early hours of this morning (Sept. 6) at his h Opera superstar Luciano Pavarotti, beloved by millions of fans who heard him in venues…

  17. DVD Series 'Shines' On In Seattle, Louisville, Atlanta

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty and director Christoph Green's live performance DVD series, "Burn To Shine," will spawn projects taped in Seattle, Louisville in Atlanta in the coming months. Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty and director Christoph Green's live performance DVD…

  18. Hilary Duff / Aug. 27, 2007 / New York (Radio City Music Hall)

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hilary Duff's sold-out set at New York's prestigious Radio City Music Hall was somewhat of a mixed bag. Sure, there were legions of wildly hysterical 4-to-14-year-olds incessantly chanting her name be Hilary Duff's sold-out set at New York's prestigious Radio City Music…

  19. Springsteen Hitting North America, Europe This Fall

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will tour North America and Europe before the end of the year in support of their new album, "Magic." The trek begins on street date for the Columb As expected, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will tour North America and…

  20. Faulkner, West Assume Control On U.K. Charts

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British singer/songwriter Newton Faulkner capped his impressive emergence as a U.K. chart presence yesterday (Aug. 26) by following the top 10 single "Dream Catch Me" (Ugly Truth) with a No. 1 debut f British singer/songwriter Newton Faulkner capped his impressive emergence as a U.K…

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