1. Fleetwood Mac Returning To The Road In '09

    December 03, 2008 2:53 PM EST As expected, Fleetwood Mac will embark on its first tour in five years next spring, beginning March 1 in Pittsburgh. Tickets for the Live Nation-produced "Unleashed" tour begin going on sale Dec. 15. So far, 16 dates are on tap through March 26 in Toronto, but the trek is expected…

  2. Barenaked Ladies' Page Gets Reduced Drug Charge

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A drug charge against Barenaked Ladies singer/guitarist Steven Page was significantly reduced yesterday (Oct. 28) by an upstate New York court. A drug charge against Barenaked Ladies singer/guitarist Steven Page was significantly reduced yesterday (Oct. 28) by an upstate New York court. The…

  3. Kiss Members Get Solo Spotlight On 'Ikons'

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kiss' four original members are spotlighted on their own discs as part of the compilation "Ikons," due Oct. 21 via Mercury/UMe. Kiss' four original members are spotlighted on their own discs as part of the compilation "Ikons," due Oct. 21 via Mercury/UMe. The…

  4. Unexpected 'Gift'

    September 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lindsey Buckingham acknowledges "Gift of Screws" (Warner Bros.) is "a little more accessible and familiar" than some of his other solo releases, including 2005's acoustic-oriented "Under the Skin." Lindsey Buckingham acknowledges "Gift of Screws" …

  5. This Day in Music

    August 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea. 1998 - Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea. 1995 - Depeche Mode frontman David…

  6. Sans Crow, Fleetwood Mac To Tour In 2009

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of Lindsey Buckingham's latest solo project, Fleetwood Mac is gearing up for a tour in early 2009 that will likely be followed by a new band album. Contrary to earlier reports, Sheryl Crow In the wake of Lindsey Buckingham's latest solo project, Fleetwood Mac is gearing…

  7. Whoa, 'Mamma!': ABBA Mania Back In Swing

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT ABBA is about to take a chance on the movies. Today (July 18), "Mamma Mia!" opens in the United States, employing nearly two dozen songs from the enduring Swedish quartet, including "Dancing Queen," " ABBA is about to take a chance on the movies. Today (July 18), …

  8. Old Friends Lend A Hand On Buckingham Disc

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham will release his second solo album in two years on Sept. 16 via Reprise. Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham will release his second solo album in two years on Sept. 16 via Reprise. "Gift of Screws" features Buckingham backed on…

  9. Chart Beat Chat: Catalog Charts, ABBA, Record Players

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss the catalog charts, ABBA and vinyl and record players. LENGTHY VISITORS Dear Fred, I noticed that Buckcherry's "15" remained on The Billboard 200 after falling below No. 100 even though it had been on the chart over two years/104 weeks. A couple of…

  10. Fleetwood Mac Plots Return -- With Or Without Crow

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fleetwood Mac -- with or without Sheryl Crow in tow -- is planning to be active again. Lindsey Buckingham tells Billboard.com the group is "looking at the idea of touring sometime in the first half of Fleetwood Mac -- with or without Sheryl Crow in tow -- is planning to be active again.…

  11. Crow Says She'll Sing With Fleetwood Mac

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sheryl Crow says she'll soon be singing with Fleetwood Mac, a move sure to give new life to the classic rock band, which hasn't toured in several years. Sheryl Crow says she'll soon be singing with Fleetwood Mac, a move sure to give new life to the classic rock band, which hasn…

  12. Leonard Cohen Set For First Tour In 15 Years

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Leonard Cohen is embarking on his first tour in 15 years this summer, beginning with a June 6-7 stand in Toronto. As expected, Leonard Cohen is embarking on his first tour in 15 years this summer, beginning with a June 6-7 stand in Toronto. The 73-year-old artist, who was…

  13. Linda Perry Sues Warner Over Blunt Royalties

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Songwriter/producer Linda Perry is suing Warner Music Group for not turning over millions of dollars in royalties from the debut album of her protege, English singer James Blunt. Songwriter/producer Linda Perry is suing Warner Music Group for not turning over millions of dollars in royalties…

  14. Stones Ink With Universal As EMI Deal Nears End

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones have signed a one-album deal with Universal Music as they approach the end of their current contract with EMI, which is understood to expire this year. The band's worldwide deal wit The Rolling Stones have signed a one-album deal with Universal Music as they approach…

  15. Chart Beat Chat

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss "You're a Mean One, Mr Grinch," adult contemporary music, performing rights societies and more! IN THE 'MEAN' TIME Fred: I was perusing the 2007 year-end lists on Billboard.biz when I spotted an error that made my heart shrink three sizes.…

  16. Chart Beat Chat

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Kimberley Locke, Christine Perfect, Leona Lewis and more! THE PERFECT E-MAIL Hi Fred. Last week, Mike Burk inquired about female artists who had success under both their maiden and married names. Christine Perfect had success in Great Britain as singer and…

  17. Indie Stars Unplug For Bookeaters Benefit

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It was a quiet though humor-filled evening last night (Aug. 26) at the Beacon Theater in New York, as a handful of indie stars took the stage for the Revenge of the Bookeaters benefit. It was a quiet though humor-filled evening last night (Aug. 26) at the Beacon Theater in New York, as a…

  18. This Day in Music

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea. 1998 - Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea. 1995 - Depeche Mode frontman David…

  19. Heart Ailment Sidelines Kiss' Stanley

    July 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kiss singer/guitarist Paul Stanley suffered a sudden heart ailment prior to the band's Friday show at Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, Calif., necessitating the group play without him as a trio for the f Kiss singer/guitarist Paul Stanley suffered a sudden heart ailment prior to the band&…

  20. Ask Billboard

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' questions on Hilary Duff, Silverchair, Japanese releases and more! 'DIGNITY' IN JAPAN Hey Keith, Last week, I ordered a copy of Hilary Duff's new album "Dignity" from Japan. I saw that the release date for the CD was March 28, 2007 -…

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