1. Rob Zombie Readies Album, Tour To Follow 'Halloween 2'

    August 28, 2009 4:09 PM EDT The bludgeoning beats, the beard, the blood -- Rob Zombie is a cinematic figure himself with the punishing industrial rock of White Zombie and his solo music. But then he expanded his dark vision from directing music videos to making his 2003 feature debut, the unambiguously titled "…

  2. Virgin Mobile FreeFest: Preview

    August 27, 2009 12:14 PM EDT Following last weekend's successful V Fest in the U.K. -- which featured a buzzed-about appearance by Amy Winehouse during The Specials' headlining set -- its organizers are bringing big name bands to U.S. shores this Sunday (Aug. 30) for the Virgin Mobile FreeFest, a one-day…

  3. Palenke Soultribe, "Oro"

    August 11, 2009 12:11 PM EDT Electronic trio Palenke Soultribe seamlessly combines Colombian rhythms with Chemical Brothers-style beats to create its own joyous mix. "Oro," the first album in a trilogy, packs together dance anthems, live funk and cumbia, with Colombian folk accordion and percussion. Inspired…

  4. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Santigold Rev Lollapalooza Day 2

    August 09, 2009 10:53 AM EDT If anyone doubted that Lollapalooza's Saturday-night headliners the Yeah Yeah Yeahs could ably stand in the Beastie Boys cancelled spot, the band's electric, inspired -- and downright fun-- performance clearly proved otherwise. Backstage at Lollapalooza, Glasvegas tells Billboard…

  5. Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch Sends Cancer Treatment Update To Fans

    August 05, 2009 10:29 AM EDT The Beastie Boys ' ailing Adam "MCA" Yauch has sent an email to fans on the group's mailing list updating them on his condition and assuring them that "things are moving along." Yauch announced on July 20 that doctors had found a cancerous tumor in his left…

  6. Woodstock At 40: Promoter Michael Lang Interviewed

    July 31, 2009 2:47 PM EDT In 1968, after producing the Miami Pop Festival in Florida, onetime head shop owner and fledgling music impresario Michael Lang moved to Woodstock, N.Y., and got an idea for another kind of music festival -- one that was bigger and more inclusive. Less than a year later he was at the helm of…

  7. Chart Beat Thursday: Whitney Houston, Black Eyed Peas, Demi Lovato

    July 30, 2009 4:18 PM EDT MANY HAPPY RETURNS: A host of veterans enjoy warm welcomes back to Billboard charts this week. After co-hosting listening parties in Los Angeles, New York and London, attended by such collaborators as Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats and celebrities including Martha Stewart and Diane Sawyer,…

  8. Chris Brown Releases Public Video Apology For Assault

    July 20, 2009 6:35 PM EDT Chris Brown released a public apology today (July 20) via video, the first since the domestic altercation between him and Rihanna that took place earlier this year. "I've told Rihanna countless times and I'm telling you today, I'm truly, truly sorry that I wasn't able…

  9. Chris Brown Releases Public Video Apology For Assault

    July 20, 2009 4:15 PM EDT Chris Brown released a public apology today (July 20) via video, the first since the domestic altercation between him and Rihanna that took place earlier this year. "I've told Rihanna countless times and I'm telling you today, I'm truly, truly sorry that I wasn't able…

  10. Jonas Brothers / July 15, 2009 / E. Rutherford, NJ (Izod Center)

    July 16, 2009 10:30 PM EDT "This is not the circus…stand up!" Joe Jonas shouted to the audience Wednesday night (July 15) at the IZOD Center in New Jersey. "Yeah!" echoed his older sibling, Kevin Jonas. "We might be brothers, but we're not Barnum and Bailey." And yet, with its…

  11. Jonas Brothers / July 15, 2009 / East Rutherford, NJ (IZOD Center)

    July 16, 2009 9:43 PM EDT "This is not the circus…stand up!" Joe Jonas shouted to the audience Wednesday night (July 15) at the IZOD Center in New Jersey. "Yeah!" echoed his older sibling, Kevin Jonas. "We might be brothers, but we're not Barnum and Bailey." And yet, with its…

  12. Little Joy / June 23, 2009 / New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)

    June 24, 2009 6:30 PM EDT For a band that some pegged as yet another Strokes side project, Little Joy managed just fine at its Bowery Ballroom performance Tuesday night (June 23). The sold-out show marked the last stop of the L.A. trio’s American tour, which it completed without guitarist (and Strokes drummer)…

  13. Daughtry: Town Where You Belong

    June 12, 2009 3:42 PM EDT Chris Daughtry is famous—hard not to be, what with the "American Idol" thing and the heartthrob thing and Grammy Award nomination thing and the gazillion records sold thing. But he still tries to be a normal guy. He runs errands when he's home in North Carolina; a favorite…

  14. Chart Beat: Dave Matthews Band, Elvis Costello, Vanessa Williams

    June 11, 2009 3:33 PM EDT ALL HAIL THE 'KING' : Dave Matthews Band takes a hearty swig of the Billboard 200, collecting its fifth No. 1 with "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King." The album marks the act's 22nd Billboard 200 entry (including Matthews' solo efforts) dating to its first, …

  15. Dave Matthews Band Headed For Fifth Straight No. 1 Album

    June 03, 2009 7:07 PM EDT Dave Matthews Band will likely bow at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week with "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King," which industry prognosticators are suggesting could sell as much as 390,000 in its first week. If it debuts at No. 1, the RCA set will be the band's fifth…

  16. Beatles Reveal 'Rock Band' Details At E3

    June 01, 2009 3:57 PM EDT The surviving members of the Beatles unveiled new details about their upcoming "Rock Band" videogame at the E3 videogame conference in Los Angeles. Joined by Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr disclosed 10 of the 45 songs expected in "The…

  17. Kris Allen Just Wants Respect After Winning 'American Idol'

    May 22, 2009 7:03 PM EDT With speculation already underway about whether "American Idol" winner Kris Allen's future in the music industry will go boom or bust, the singer wants everyone to know that he's defining success on his own terms. "The only thing I really want to do is just be…

  18. 'American Idol:' 10 Things You Didn't See On T.V.

    May 19, 2009 11:21 PM EDT Sure, countless millions watched the final performance showdown between Adam Lambert and Kris Allen on TV. But those in the audience at the Nokia Theatre in downtown L.A. got to see the show behind the showdown. What you missed: 1. The extent of Simon's wardrobe malfunction Simon's…

  19. 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…

  20. Dave Matthews Band Talks 'Big Whiskey'

    April 10, 2009 12:01 AM EDT An exclusive video previewing Dave Matthews Band's new album and an in-depth conversation with Matthews himself. From the bluesy sax solo that opens the album, to the inspired songs and performances throughout, it's clear that this one's for LeRoi. Exclusive: DMB "Groogrux…

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