1. Ask Billboard: The Black Eyed Peas, Linkin Park, Mandy Moore

    June 05, 2009 2:07 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. 'BOOM BOOM' POW-ERLESS AT R&B/HIP-HOP? Hi Gary, The Black Eyed…

  2. Lilith Fair To Return In 2010

    April 28, 2009 3:23 PM EDT Lilith Fair, the successful summer North American female-oriented festival created by Sarah McLachlan which ran from 1997 to 1999, will make its return next year, Nettwerk founder Terry McBride has confirmed to Billboard.com. McBride first made the announcement in an April 25 Twitter post.…

  3. Chart Beat:  Rascal Flatts, Miley Cyrus, Eminem, Jason Mraz

    April 16, 2009 12:45 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. AIN'T…

  4. Chart Beat: Rascal Flatts, Seal, Eminem

    April 15, 2009 12:13 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. '…

  5. Dave Matthews Band Talks 'Big Whiskey'

    April 10, 2009 12:01 AM EDT An exclusive video previewing Dave Matthews Band's new album and an in-depth conversation with Matthews himself. From the bluesy sax solo that opens the album, to the inspired songs and performances throughout, it's clear that this one's for LeRoi. Exclusive: DMB "Groogrux…

  6. Papa Roach: Theory of Evolution

    March 31, 2009 4:43 PM EDT Papa Roach Was At The Forefront Of The Nu-Metal Wave. Can The Band Reconnect With 'Metamorphosis'? At one point, Papa Roach's songs were part of the soundtrack for angry young men, earning the band a spot on the 2000 Vans Warped tour and its rap-rock hybrid a series of…

  7. Gavin DeGraw Unveils Stripped-Down Sound On 'Free'

    March 31, 2009 8:20 AM EDT Gavin DeGraw says the main creative goal for his new album, "Free," "was to really have a chance to make an indie record, really," even though the New York singer-songwriter remains in the major ranks, on J Records. "Free," which comes out March 31 follows DeGraw…

  8. 50 Cent, Ludacris, Method Man and Redman: Billboard Bits

    March 24, 2009 5:51 PM EDT Cent: No 'Expendable' Film, Las Vegas Video Shoot, Fall Out Boy Tour Last week, it was announced Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson had been tapped to replace Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker in Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables." But today, 50 Cent's…

  9. Dwele / Dec. 7, 2008 / San Diego (Anthology)

    December 08, 2008 11:27 AM EST Chargers wide receiver Chris Chambers and his label, King Ape Entertainment, brought some soul to San Diego Dec. 7 with their inaugural Soul Hop, which featured performances by King Ape artist MC Pryslezz and soul crooner Dwele at Anthology. Hosted by radio personality Vanya from San Diego&…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) easily debuts at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. Although the Band Aid 20 track comes nowhere near the first-week sales of its 19 2004 - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" …

  11. U2, Coldplay, Killers Help Launch (RED)WIRE

    November 25, 2008 1:00 AM EST Some of the biggest names in music are contributing exclusive songs to RED(WIRE), a new digital music magazine launching on World AIDS Day (Dec. 1). U2, Coldplay, the Killers, the Dixie Chicks, John Legend, R.E.M. and Bob Dylan are on board for the initiative, which is an outgrowth of the…

  12. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Justin Timberlake is the big winner at the 10th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, picking up prizes for best album, male artist and pop act. Timberlake, who performs during the show, wins for his 2003 - Justin Timberlake is the big winner at the 10th annual MTV Europe Music Awards,…

  13. SY SMITH

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sy Smith offers sage advice to fellow indie artists pursuing the never-ending quest to be seen and heard: Create your own venue. Sy Smith offers sage advice to fellow indie artists pursuing the never-ending quest to be seen and heard: Create your own venue. After talking to the proprietors of…

  14. Ask Billboard

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers questions on best-selling singles, Mariah Carey, "Making the Band" bands and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your…

  15. Zac Brown Band

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When Zac Brown was 18, he set out on the road in a van with his dog Pete, a drummer and a PA system. When Zac Brown was 18, he set out on the road in a van with his dog Pete, a drummer and a PA system. He played at clubs all over the Southeast, carefully assembling the hardworking pieces of…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2006 - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2004 - The Vote for Change tour wraps with a star…

  17. This Day in Music

    October 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Barbra Streisand's tour-opening performance at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center is the highest single event gross in the 10-year history of the arena. Streisand grosses $5,265,600 from 16,510 att 2006 - Barbra Streisand's tour-opening performance at Philadelphia's…

  18. Chart Beat Chat: The Hot 100, Hot Country Songs, AC/DC

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss songs that return to No. 1 on the Hot 100, African-American artists on the country chart, AC/DC and more! THEY'RE BAAAAACK! Dear Fred, T.I.'s "Whatever You Like" is the third song this calendar year to return to the top of The Billboard Hot 100…

  19. Randy Newman / Sept. 19, 2008 / New York (Carnegie Hall)

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Only Randy Newman could humbly grace the stage of Carnegie Hall, a place where the upper class have long gone to appease highbrow tastes, and open with "It's Money That I Love," followed by the tongue Only Randy Newman could humbly grace the stage of Carnegie Hall, a place…

  20. Billboard Underground: Nicole Frechette

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Northeast doesn't have a reputation as a hotbed for country music, but for 23-year-old singer/songwriter Nicole Frechette, there's an audience for country no matter where she performs. The Northeast doesn't have a reputation as a hotbed for country music, but for 23-year…

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