1. Jonas Brothers Debut Atop Billboard 200

    June 24, 2009 11:21 AM EDT Jonas Brothers score their second No. 1 album in less than a year as "Lines, Vines and Trying Times" debuts atop the Billboard 200 with 247,000. The brother trio's last studio effort, "A Little Bit Longer," bulldozed its way to a No. 1 debut last August, when it…

  2. Black Eyed Peas 'E.N.D.' Up At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 17, 2009 11:03 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas' "The E.N.D." bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 304,000 -- the hip-pop act's best sales week ever. It's also the first No. 1 album for the group, which had previously gone as high as No. 2. Its last set, 2005's "Monkey Business,…

  3. 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, …

  4. Chart Beat: Pink, Black Eyed Peas, Shinedown

    June 10, 2009 12:17 PM EDT CHART DEBUTS: Last week, Nielsen, owner of Billboard, announced the closing after 36 years of trade publication Radio & Records (R&R). In addition to news items and feature stories, R&R also contained a host of airplay charts powered by Nielsen BDS data. This week, a pair of R&…

  5. Dave Matthews' 'Big' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 10, 2009 11:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band strikes again with its fifth-consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1 as "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King" bows in the penthouse of the Billboard 200 with a whopping 424,000. Better still, it's the fifth-straight studio set from the group to open with a…

  6. Sammy Hagar Stimulated By Chickenfoot

    May 26, 2009 12:46 PM EDT Tired of the tequila-friendly party shows that he's been performing for the last 13 years with his post-Van Halen solo band The Waboritas, Sammy Hagar tells Billboard.com his decision to form Chickenfoot with guitarist Joe Satriani, former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and Red Hot…

  7. Satriani, Hagar, Anthony, Smith Hit The Studio

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After playing together live for the first time last February during a solo Sammy Hagar concert in Las Vegas, a new group featuring the ex-Van Halen vocalist, bassist Michael Anthony, guitarist Joe Sat After playing together live for the first time last February during a solo Sammy Hagar…

  8. Smith Keeps Rocking During Chili Peppers Break

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST With his regular band and at least four side projects, Chad Smith is making his case as the hardest working man -- or at least drummer -- in show biz these days. With his regular band and at least four side projects, Chad Smith is making his case as the hardest working man -- or at least…

  9. At 60, Hagar Still Ready To Rock

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Although he was laid up recovering on the day after his 60th anniversary bash on Oct. 13 at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Mexico, Sammy Hagar's advanced age has not slowed the Red Rocker in the slightest. Although he was laid up recovering on the day after his 60th anniversary bash on Oct. 13…

  10. Hagar Hoping Van Halen Takes High Road At Rock Hall

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Van Halen's appearance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on March 12 "could go a lot of different ways," according to Sammy Hagar. That said, Hagar -- the group's second frontman, f Van Halen's appearance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction…

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