1. Spoon, UNKLE, Justice Amid First CMJ Confirmations

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spoon, UNKLE, Justice and Coheed & Cambria are among the first batch of confirmed acts for this year's CMJ Music Marathon, to be held Oct. 16-20 in New York. Spoon, UNKLE, Justice and Coheed & Cambria are among the first batch of confirmed acts for this year's CMJ Music…

  2. Chart Beat Chat

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss American Idols, Rihanna's "Umbrella," Nielsen Soundscan and more! FANTASIA FAN Hi Mr. Bronson, Just wanted to thank you for your kind and supportive words regarding Fantasia Barrino and her career. I've been a big fan of Fantasia ever since her…

  3. Chamillionaire Sees Finish Line For 'Victory'

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chamillionaire wants to take his fans to the aural movies on his forthcoming sophomore album, "Ultimate Victory." Chamillionaire wants to take his fans to the aural movies on his forthcoming sophomore album, "Ultimate Victory." "I was trying to make the whole album be…

  4. Oft-Delayed Chamillionaire CD Due In September

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Originally due in March and then pushed to June, Chamillionare's sophomore album, "Ultimate Victory," is now penciled in for a Sept. 18 release via Universal. In the meantime, the Houston rapper's "Mi Originally due in March and then pushed to June, Chamillionare'…

  5. Modest Mouse Steers Its 'Ship' To No. 1 Debut

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Modest Mouse scores the first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 of its career this week as "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank" debuts on top. The Epic set moved 129,000 copies in the United States Modest Mouse scores the first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 of its career this…

  6. Chamillionaire Snags Busta, Kelis For New CD

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rapper Chamillionaire has revealed additional details about his sophomore album, "Ultimate Victory," which, as previously reported, is due March 27 via Universal. First single "Not a Criminal" feature Rapper Chamillionaire has revealed additional details about his…

  7. Shepherd Jams With Blues Legends On New CD/DVD

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nearly three years ago, Kenny Wayne Shepherd departed on a 10-day tour to collaborate with some of the most notable blues veterans available. Nearly three years ago, Kenny Wayne Shepherd departed on a 10-day tour to collaborate with some of the most notable blues veterans available. On Jan.…

  8. Billboard Bits: Green Apple Fest, Daniel Johnston, GWAR

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mickey Hart & Bela Fleck to headline free concerts during New York's Green Apple Music & Arts Festival , London pays tribute to Daniel Johnston and GWAR celebrates its 20th anniversary. Mickey Hart and Béla Fleck will headline a pair of free concerts next weekend as part of the…

  9. Madonna, Gorillaz To Open Grammys

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST The 48th annual Grammy Awards will open with a bang, as international superstar Madonna will be paired with "virtual band" Gorillaz. The group will be present via 3D color animation in what the Record The 48th annual Grammy Awards will open with a bang, as international superstar…

  10. Springsteen, Coldplay Added To Grammy Lineup

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Multiple nominees Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay are among the latest additions to the performance lineup for the 48th annual Grammy Awards ceremony. Multiple nominees Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay are among the latest additions to the performance lineup for the 48th annual Grammy Awards…

  11. Scarface Rolls With 'Homies' On New CD

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST In the wake of the mainstream breakthrough of Houston's hip-hop scene, preeminent Texas rapper Scarface is readying a new album for release next month. In the wake of the mainstream breakthrough of Houston's hip-hop scene, preeminent Texas rapper Scarface is readying a new album for…

  12. Billboard Bits: Stevie Wonder, Garrison Starr, Railroad Earth

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Stevie Wonder honored by United Negro College Fund, Garrison Starr and Railroad Earth prep new albums. Fantasia, Maroon 5, India.Arie and Toni Braxton are among those who will pay tribute to Stevie Wonder during the United Negro College Fund's annual "An Evening of Stars"…

  13. Billboard Bits: Sum 41, Br. Danielson, Schematics

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Sum 41, Br. Danielson, Schematics "Rocked," a documentary shot during Sum 41's 10-day 2004 trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo with War Child Canada, will be released tomorrow (Nov. 29) via Universal Music Canada. The film previously aired in September in the…

  14. Guitarist Link Wray Dies At 76

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Guitarist Link Wray, who was said to have invented the power chord, the major modus operandi of modern rock guitarists, has died in Copenhagen. Guitarist Link Wray, who was said to have invented the power chord, the major modus operandi of modern rock guitarists, has died in Copenhagen. He…

  15. Backstreet Boys Sue Pearlman, Trans Continental

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Backstreet Boys filed a lawsuit against Louis Pearlman and his Trans Continental Records today (Nov. 3) for reimbursement of legal settlements the group paid to former member Sam "Phoenix Stone" L The Backstreet Boys filed a lawsuit against Louis Pearlman and his Trans…

  16. Ask Billboard

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Robbie Williams, Erick Prydz and more. LESS INTENSIVE CARE Hi Keith, I really enjoy reading your answers every week. I was recently looking in the Apple iTunes Music Store and saw that Robbie Williams' new album, "Intensive Care" is…

  17. BONNIE "PRINCE" BILLY, "Summer in the Southeast"

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Though he was once a member of the esteemed indie rock hierarchy the Palace Brothers, Will Oldham is best known these days for his traveling troubadour persona Bonnie "Prince" Billy. Though he was once a member of the esteemed indie rock hierarchy the Palace Brothers, Will Oldham is…

  18. TV

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT, 26 "Today," NBC Featured artists: Josh Groban, Tracy Chapman. "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Boz Scaggs (also scheduled: Denise Richards,…

  19. Billboard Bits: Hill/Legend, Howard Stern, STS9

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Hill/Legend, Howard Stern, STS9 Lauryn Hill makes her first recorded appearance since her 2002 album "MTV Unplugged 2.0" on a remix of John Legend's "So High." The track was released to U.S. radio outlets last weekend and has begun picking airplay in New York,…

  20. Top Acts Recharge Sly & The Family Stone Classics

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson, OutKast's Big Boi, Moby, the Roots and the Black Eyed Peas' Will.I.Am have recorded new music that has been combined with master tapes from Sly & the Family Stone to create the mate Janet Jackson, OutKast's Big Boi, Moby, the Roots, Maroon 5 and the Black…

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