1. This Day in Music

    December 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST - LaFace/Arista artist Usher sues trendy clothing company Tommy Hilfiger for alleged infringement of publicity rights and false endorsement. 1998 - LaFace/Arista artist Usher sues trendy clothing company Tommy Hilfiger for alleged infringement of publicity rights and false endorsement.…

  2. Chart Beat: Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, T.I.

    December 11, 2008 12:29 PM EST CIRCUSES : Britney Spears has the highest-debuting song of her career, thanks to the No. 3 bow of “Circus” (Jive) on The Billboard Hot 100. This latest single wrests the title from Spears’ first chart entry, “…Baby One More Time,” which opened at No. 17 the week of Nov. 21, 1998. Those doing…

  3. This Day in Music

    November 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. 2001 - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. 2001 -…

  4. Guns N' Roses' 'Democracy' Streaming On MySpace

    November 20, 2008 2:06 PM EST Guns N' Roses is streaming its long-awaited Black Frog/Geffen album "Chinese Democracy" on MySpace ahead of its Sunday (Nov. 23) release exclusively via Best Buy. The album, which was debuted for fans at New York and Los Angeles listening parties earlier this week, has already…

  5. Guns N' Roses' 'Democracy' Streaming On MySpace

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Guns N' Roses is streaming its long-awaited Black Frog/Geffen album "Chinese Democracy" on MySpace ahead of its Sunday (Nov. 23) release exclusively via Best Buy. Guns N' Roses is streaming its long-awaited Black Frog/Geffen album "Chinese Democracy" on MySpace…

  6. This Day in Music

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Vines lead singer Craig Nicholls reveals that he has Asperger Syndrome, a neurobiologcal disorder that causes autistic-like episodes and severe communication difficulties. 2004 - Vines lead singer Craig Nicholls reveals that he has Asperger Syndrome, a neurobiologcal disorder that…

  7. Black Keys' Auerbach Unveils Solo Debut

    November 17, 2008 3:05 PM EST Black Keys vocalist/guitarist Dan Auerbach will take time off from his primary band to release his solo debut early next year and will also tour in support of the project, Billboard can exclusively reveal. The 14-track "Keep It Hid" is due Feb. 10 via Nonesuch. Auerbach will hit the…

  8. Black Keys' Auerbach Unveils Solo Debut

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Black Keys vocalist/guitarist Dan Auerbach will take time off from his primary band to release his solo debut early next year and will also tour in support of the project. Black Keys vocalist/guitarist Dan Auerbach will take time off from his primary band to release his solo debut early next…

  9. This Day in Music

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Adding another chapter to her 2005 comeback story, Mariah Carey walks away the big winner at the third annual Vibe Awards. Carey nets artist of the year, album of the year ("The Emancipation of 2005 - Adding another chapter to her 2005 comeback story, Mariah Carey walks away the…

  10. Beyonce Belts It Out On 'Cadillac' Soundtrack

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's cover of Etta James' "At Last" will lead the soundtrack for "Cadillac Records," due Dec. 2 from Columbia. Beyonce stars as James in the film, which chronicles the rise and fall of iconic lab Beyonce's cover of Etta James' "At Last"…

  11. Chart Beat: Beyonce, T.I., Josiah Leming

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses chart action from "At Last," T.I., Josiah Leming and more! THIS COULD BE THE 'LAST' TIME: Mack Gordon and Harry Warren wrote "At Last" for the film "Orchestra Wives" in 1942. Glenn Miller had a No. 14 hit on the Billboard pop singles…

  12. Ray Davies: Kinks Writing New Material

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Kinks are writing songs for a potential reunion album, frontman Ray Davies told BBC News. "We've started a little bit of this and that," he said. But it is too early to judge the quality. The Kinks are writing songs for a potential reunion album, frontman Ray Davies told…

  13. New Mos Def Album Set For February

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mos Def will release his Downtown debut, "The Ecstatic," on Feb. 9, Billboard.com can reveal. The first single, "Life in Marvelous Times," will hit iTunes as an exclusive on Nov. 4. Mos Def will release his Downtown debut, "The Ecstatic," on Feb. 9, Billboard.com…

  14. Against Me! Winding Down 'New Wave'

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Against Me! is ready to "put the nail in the coffin of the 'New Wave' tour" for its latest album and get to work on some new music, according to drummer Warren Oakes. Against Me! is ready to "put the nail in the coffin of the 'New Wave' tour" for its…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mexican singer Paulina Rubio, whose languishing career made a spectacular comeback with her 2000 release, "Paulina," is the big winner at the third annual El Premio de la Gente Ritmo Latino Mus 2001 - Mexican singer Paulina Rubio, whose languishing career made a spectacular…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a lengthy illness. He is 90. Although only a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1995, Oswald played on the Opry stage for mo 2002 - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a lengthy…

  17. The Hardest Working Man: How James Brown Saved the Soul of America

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A look at James Brown's key April 1968 Boston Garden concert -- as well as his overall legacy. By the late '60s, notes Boston Globe contributor Sullivan, James Brown was "Soul Brother Number One to black America." On April 5, 1968, one day after the assassination of Martin…

  18. This Day in Music

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Dolly Parton undertakes her first tour of the U.K. and Ireland in 19 years. 2002 - Dolly Parton undertakes her first tour of the U.K. and Ireland in 19 years. 2001 - Jazz vocalist Etta Jones dies of cancer in New York, the same day HighNote releases her album "Etta Jones Sings…

  19. N.A.S.A. Blasts Off With Kanye, M.I.A., Waits

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Boasting one of the more eclectic guest lists in recent memory, Brazilian-influenced duo N.A.S.A. will unveil its debut album, "The Spirit of Apollo," Feb. 17 via Anti-. Boasting one of the more eclectic guest lists in recent memory, Brazilian-influenced duo N.A.S.A. will unveil its…

  20. This Day in Music

    September 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The search for Supernova's frontman comes to an end as punk rocker Lukas Rossi is named the winning vocalist of the CBS reality show "Rock Star: Supernova." 2006 - The search for Supernova's frontman comes to an end as punk rocker Lukas Rossi is named the winning…

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