1. Weekly Chart Notes: Far*East Movement, Lil Wayne, Suzanne Vega

    October 21, 2010 5:55 PM EDT With numerous laudable achievements on an array of Billboard charts this week, keeping track of the most notable feats requires a bit of organization. Chart Beat presents, then, an easy A-to-Z guide of the week in Billboard surveys. (Permission is sought for artistic license regarding letters…

  2. Roger Waters Rebuild 'The Wall' In Boston

    October 07, 2010 4:32 PM EDT The 30th Anniversary return of Roger Waters ' audio-visual opus was bittersweet. Even as Pink Floyd fans packed the sold-out opening night in Boston on Thursday (Sept. 30), it seemed like the walls that isolated us back in 1980 are still present today. However, the scope of the two and-a…

  3. Pink Floyd's Gilmour To Join Waters On Lone 'Wall' Date

    July 15, 2010 3:00 PM EDT After having performed together last weekend for just the second time since a bitter split in the early 1980s, Pink Floyd principals Roger Waters and David Gilmour are planning to collaborate again on stage at least once more. The recent reunion and the upcoming appearance stem from the 2009…

  4. Jane's Addiction Reunion Marred By Feuds

    April 20, 2009 9:26 AM EDT War has broken out among the original members of Jane's Addiction, who are gearing up for their first tour in almost 18 years. Singer Perry Farrell told Reuters that a mediation attempt by Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, with whom Jane's Addiction will tour next month, was…

  5. March 6, 2009

    March 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST – Peggy DeCastro of the DeCastro Sisters dies of lung cancer at the age of 82. 2000 – Bonnie Raitt, Earth, Wind & Fire, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Lovin’ Spoonful and the Moonglows are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Clapton is the first musician to be inducted three…

  6. U.K. Singer/Songwriter John Martyn Dies

    January 29, 2009 11:36 AM EST U.K. folk and blues songwriter John Martyn has died at the age of 60, according to a statement on his official Web site. The cause of death has not yet been confirmed. The artist received an Order of the British Empire at this month's New Year's Honors, and was given a lifetime…

  7. U.K. Artists Form Coalition To Protect Rights

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dozens of U.K. artists, including Radiohead, The Verve, Kaiser Chiefs and Kate Nash, have signed up to a new representative body, the Featured Artists' Coalition. Dozens of U.K. artists, including Radiohead, The Verve, Kaiser Chiefs and Kate Nash, have signed up to a new representative…

  8. Chart Beat: 'All Summer Long,' Jennifer Hudson, Raheem DeVaughn

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses hot chart action from the song "All Summer Long," Jennifer Hudson, Raheem DeVaughn's "Woman" and more! IT'S SUMMERTIME, SUMMERTIME: It's a rare event for two versions of the same song to appear on The Billboard Hot 100 at once, so it's…

  9. Metallica Scores Third Week Atop Billboard 200

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite a 61% drop in sales, Metallica's "Death Magnetic" holds tight at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a third week. The Warner Bros. set moved 132,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundS Despite a 61% drop in sales, Metallica's "Death Magnetic"…

  10. Kings Of Leon Rule U.K. Album, Singles Charts

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. has officially been overtaken by Kings Of Leon mania, as the quartet's single "Sex on Fire" started a third week atop the singles chart, while their fourth album, "Only by the Night," debuted The U.K. has officially been overtaken by Kings Of Leon mania, as…

  11. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Pussycat Dolls put group goals ahead of solo superstardom, Kings Of Leon finally make some big noise at home in the States, TV On The Radio continues its unlikely major-label marriage and Jenny Le A concert album and DVD from Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, "Live in Gdasnk" …

  12. Pink Floyd Keyboardist Rick Wright Dies At 65

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pink Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright, whose playing enriched some of the most popular songs in rock history, died today (Sept. 15) in Britain after a short battle with cancer. He was 65. Pink Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright, whose playing enriched some of the most popular songs in rock history,…

  13. Gilmour Goes For Live Glory In 'Gdansk'

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT David Gilmour's upcoming concert set, "Live in Gdansk," turned out a little different than the Pink Floyd guitarist planned. David Gilmour's upcoming concert set, "Live in Gdansk," turned out a little different than the Pink Floyd guitarist planned. "The…

  14. Memory Lives On For Led Zep Comeback

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Last night's (Dec. 10) Led Zeppelin comeback concert has now moved into memory for the chosen few who attended. A Billboard roundup of executive attendees suggests the performance certainly lived up t Last night's (Dec. 10) Led Zeppelin comeback concert has now moved into memory for…

  15. Led Zeppelin Triumphs At London Reunion Show

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Last night (Dec. 10) in London, one of the greatest bands of all time was back in front of its adoring public, if only for two-plus hours. Led Zeppelin's 16-song set at London's O2 Arena came as part Last night (Dec. 10) in London, one of the greatest bands of all time was back in…

  16. Music On TV: July 16 - July 22

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 16 - July 22, 2007. MONDAY, July 16 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): Underoath, Mute Math, Avenged Sevenfold. "Greek," ABC Family Channel Featured artist(s): Plain White T's. "The Daily Habit," FUEL TV Featured artist(s):…

  17. Gilmour's Albert Hall 'Night' Heading To DVD

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT David Gilmour wowed audiences on his 2006 world tour with a band that featured Pink Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright and a set list tilted toward the hardcore Floyd fan. Now the trek, specifically a gig David Gilmour wowed audiences on his 2006 world tour with a band that featured Pink Floyd…

  18. Pink Floyd Members Appear At Barrett Tribute

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The surviving members of Pink Floyd took part in a tribute concert last night (May 10) to pay respects to their former frontman, Roger "Syd" Barrett. Guitarist David Gilmour, bassist Roger Waters, dru The surviving members of Pink Floyd took part in a tribute concert last night (May…

  19. Lewis, Take That Lead Final U.K. Chart Of 2006

    January 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST The last U.K. singles chart of 2006 showed "X Factor" winner Leona Lewis holding on to the top spot with "A Moment Like This" (Syco Music/Sony BMG), and new hits for Iron Maiden and David Gilmour. Tak The last U.K. singles chart of 2006 showed "X Factor" winner…

  20. Townshend Solo Catalog Expanded For Reissue

    July 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Who principal Pete Townshend's solo catalog, a number of titles from which have been out of print for years, will be reissued in expanded editions Aug. 29 via Hip-O/UME. The Who principal Pete Townshend's solo catalog, a number of titles from which have been out of print for…

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