1. Seger Not Extending Tour Into Summer

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Don't sit around waiting for those rumored Bob Seger summer tour dates, because they're not going to happen, according to the Ramblin' Gamblin' Man himself. Don't sit around waiting for those rumored Bob Seger summer tour dates, because they're not going to…

  2. The Pogues / March 6, 2007 / Chicago (Congress Theatre)

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Forget the Pixies, Police and even the Stooges: few foresaw a full-fledged Pogues reunion because few imagined frontman Shane MacGowan ever in a condition to rejoin anyone short of his maker. Forget the Pixies, Police and even the Stooges: few foresaw a full-fledged Pogues reunion because few…

  3. Wilco Unfazed By Early Album Leak

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST In what is becoming something of an unfortunate tradition, Wilco's new Nonesuch album, "Sky Blue Sky," has leaked online, more than two months prior to its May 15 release date. In what is becoming something of an unfortunate tradition, Wilco's new Nonesuch album, "…

  4. LOVE OF DIAGRAMS, "Love of Diagrams EP"

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Anyone who misses the Wire-tapping pop sneer of Elastica will fall in love with the spirited vocals of frontwoman Antonia Selbach. By now, the idea of yet another new new and/or no wave band inundating the ears with more contrived synthetics for the hipster masses is beyond tired. However,…

  5. First Police Shows Sell Out, New Dates Added

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected, initial on-sales for the upcoming Police reunion tour sold out in minutes and more shows were quickly added. The band will also soon announce shows for Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Ju As expected, initial on-sales for the upcoming Police reunion tour sold out in minutes and…

  6. Rakim And Ken-Y Top Billboard Latin Award Finalists

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rakim and Ken-Y, the reggaeton newcomers who aptly blended romance with dance beats on their debut album, "Masterpiece: Nuestra Obra Maestra" (Pina/Universal Latino), lead the list of finalists for th Rakim and Ken-Y, the reggaeton newcomers who aptly blended romance with dance…

  7. 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Here are the 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists. The honors will be handed out during an April 26 ceremony in Miami. Winners are determined by actual performance on the Billboard charts. Here are the 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists. The honors will be handed out during an…

  8. Justin Timberlake / Feb. 7, 2007 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Time flies when you're having fun. That certainly explains Justin Timberlake's professed surprise at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night, when the singer suddenly realized he hadn't played the venue Time flies when you're having fun. That certainly explains Justin…

  9. Buddy Guy Seeking Control On Next Album

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and blues guitar legend Buddy Guy is making plans to record a follow-up to his 2005 Silvertone album "Bring 'Em In," which featured collaborations with Keith Richar Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and blues guitar legend Buddy Guy is…

  10. Billboard Bits: Black Eyed Peas, Feist, Mice Parade

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas, Nas, Common, John Legend, Macy Gray, Sergio Mendes and Frankie J will perform tomorrow night (Feb. 8) at the third annual Peapod Foundation Benefit at Hollywood club Avalon. Mary The Black Eyed Peas, Nas, Common, John Legend, Macy Gray, Sergio Mendes and Frankie J will…

  11. The Billboard Q&A: Lee Hazlewood

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Lee Hazlewood is one of a kind. Bridging country and pop music through a five-decade career, Hazlewood has brought his own unique and irrepressible personality to the roles of artist, actor, songwrite Lee Hazlewood is one of a kind. Bridging country and pop music through a five-decade career,…

  12. Avril Sets Date For Clap-Happy New Album

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Avril Lavigne has penciled in an April 17 release for her new RCA album, "The Best Damn Thing." As previously reported, the first single is "Girlfriend"; it will arrive March 5 at U.S. radio outlets, Avril Lavigne has penciled in an April 17 release for her new RCA album, …

  13. Madonna's "Cross' Words

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Of the 6,504 votes tallied in our last poll ("How do you feel about Madonna's "cross segment" of her live show, an overwhelming 53% thought it was "affecting and real." Of the 6,504 votes tallied in our last poll ("How do you feel about Madonna's "…

  14. 'Dreamgirls' Wins Big At Golden Globe Awards

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Eddie Murphy and former "American Idol" finalist Jennifer Hudson won Golden Globes last night (Jan. 15) for supporting roles in the musical "Dreamgirls," giving a lift to their Academy Awards prospect Eddie Murphy and former "American Idol" finalist Jennifer…

  15. N.O.R.E. Testifies At New York Murder Trial

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST To rap star N.O.R.E., the Bronx gang members he befriended weren't criminals. To rap star N.O.R.E., the Bronx gang members he befriended weren't criminals. The rapper, who formerly went by the stage name Noreaga and whose real name is Victor Santiago, testified yesterday (Jan. 10)…

  16. Underground Garage

    December 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a year that started with our president "staying the course" and ending with him saying the Commission on Iraq had some "good points" (yeah, like screw your course, get the hell out of there, you mo In a year that started with our president "staying the course"…

  17. Aretha Corrals Faith Hill, Shirley Caesar For New Album

    December 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Aretha Franklin says her new album, "Aretha: A Woman Falling Out of Love," is "the real deal," and she has a guest list to back that up. Franklin is joined on the set by gospel greats Shirley Caesar, Aretha Franklin says her new album, "Aretha: A Woman Falling Out of…

  18. New Avril Lavigne Album Due In April

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Avril Lavigne's third studio album has been christened "The Best Dam Thing" and will be released in April via RCA. First single "Girlfriend" will hit U.S. radio outlets in February. "I promise you guy Avril Lavigne's third studio album has been christened …

  19. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Bring The 'Thunder'

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, the New York indie rock act that scanned nearly 120,000 copies of its 2005 self-titled debut without the help of a label, will return Jan. 30 with its second set, the Dave Fr Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, the New York indie rock act that scanned nearly 120,000 copies of…

  20. This Day in Music

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Garth Brooks is named country artist of the year at the 1998 Billboard Music Awards.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed Man," which finds the venerable…

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