1. Gutter Twins Not Looking Past Album, Tour

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With their first album out, 45 shows behind them and another 50 or so coming up, Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan are pondering the future of their joint project, the Gutter Twins. With their first album out, 45 shows behind them and another 50 or so coming up, Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan are…

  2. The Billboard Q&A: Chikezie

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT At 22, California native Chikezie proved to be one of the most mature contestants in this seventh season. With his faith in check, and a love of the Beatles and bluegrass, this young singer discusses At 22, California native Chikezie proved to be one of the most mature contestants in this…

  3. Finding Her Voice

    May 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Scarlett Johansson describes the recording of her Tom Waits covers album, "Anywhere I Lay My Head," as an "intimate experience-almost private, in a way." Scarlett Johansson describes the recording of her Tom Waits covers album, "Anywhere I Lay My Head," as an …

  4. This Day in Music

    May 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Eurovision Song Contest reaches the milestone of its 1000th Eurovision song when Ireland's representative, Brian Kennedy, performs his own composition, "Every Song Is a Cry for Love." 2006 - The Eurovision Song Contest reaches the milestone of its 1000th Eurovision…

  5. Poll Recap

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Which tour or festival do you think will be the best show of the summer? Last week, we asked our readers: Which tour or festival do you think will be the best show of the summer? Here are the responses from the 1,662 respondents: Rothbury Festival near Detroit with Dave Matthews Band, John…

  6. Ulrich Reveals Metallica Tour Plans at L.A. Benefit

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich revealed last night (May 14) during an intimate Los Angeles benefit concert that the band will follow the September release of its new, as-yet-untitled album with a tour Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich revealed last night (May 14) during an intimate Los Angeles…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Blues singer Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore dies in Yazoo City, Miss., after a long illness. He is 90. Born in Topeka, Kan., Moore grew up in Memphis. He worked with various Kansas City jazz bands, a 2004 - Blues singer Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore dies in Yazoo City, Miss.,…

  8. Ciara Gets Conceptual On 'Fantasy Ride'

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Ciara has slated her third album, "Fantasy Ride," for a September release via Jive. Rather than one standard CD, the music will be spread across three separately packaged discs, bundled R&B singer Ciara has slated her third album, "Fantasy Ride," for a…

  9. This Day in Music

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - During its second annual benefit concert at the Music Box/Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood, the MusiCares MAP Fund, a non-profit organization aimed at helping music industry professionals with 2006 - During its second annual benefit concert at the Music Box/Henry Fonda Theater in…

  10. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead at his home in Ireland of unknown causes. He is 57. 2003 - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead…

  11. Radiohead / May 8 / Atlanta (Lakewood Amphitheater)

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Iconic U.K. rockers Radiohead played the third show of its 2008 U.S. tour Thursday (May 8) just outside of Atlanta, exhibiting confidence and restraint while enthralling a sold-out crowd. The show lea Iconic U.K. rockers Radiohead played the third show of its 2008 U.S. tour Thursday (May 8)…

  12. Coldplay Sets Dates For Extensive Viva La Vida Tour

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's Viva La Vida world tour -- which will land in North America, Europe and Japan -- is set to begin at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center on June 29 and extend well into next year, Billboard.com c Coldplay's Viva La Vida world tour -- which will land in North America,…

  13. The Vaselines Reunite For Festival Dates

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Scottish indie rock act the Vaselines -- whose music was covered in the 1990s by Nirvana -- has reunited for two upcoming festival performances. Scottish indie rock act the Vaselines -- whose music was covered in the 1990s by Nirvana -- has reunited for two upcoming festival performances.…

  14. Madonna Announces 'Sticky and Sweet' Tour

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna is set to embark on a world tour beginning Aug. 23 in Cardiff, Wales with dates through the end of the year. Billed as the Sticky and Sweet tour, the trek will span three continents and includ Madonna is set to embark on a world tour beginning Aug. 23 in Cardiff, Wales with dates…

  15. This Day in Music

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A 3 to 1 move on Billboard's Hot 100 for Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" ends the nine-week reign of 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia, which slips to No. 3. 2005 - A 3 to 1 move on Billboard's Hot 100 for Gwen Stefani's "…

  16. Billboard Bits: John Mellencamp, Trisha Yearwood, Vanessa Williams/Gretchen Wilson

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT King-Mellencamp musical postponed; Yearwood on the Times bestseller list; Williams, Wilson earn belated degrees The John Mellencamp/Stephen King musical "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," which, as previously reported , was set to open at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre in April…

  17. The Cure To Release Four Singles, 13th Album

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After several postponements, the Cure has announced a Sept. 13 street date for its still-untitled 13th studio album and plans to release four singles -- one per month -- starting May 13 in anticipatio After several postponements, the Cure has announced a Sept. 13 street date for its still…

  18. Summer Fun

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Celine Dion. Radiohead. Rock the Bells with Tribe Called Quest, Nas, and Mos Def. Kanye West with Rihanna, Lupe Fiasco and N.E.R.D. Which tour or festival do you think will be the best show of the sum Celine Dion. Radiohead. Rock the Bells with Tribe Called Quest, Nas, and Mos Def. Kanye West…

  19. New Kids On The Block Welcome 'Summertime'

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The reunited New Kids On The Block will release its first new music since 1994 on May 13, when the single "Summertime" will be made available via all digital music services, according to a blog post t The reunited New Kids On The Block will release its first new music since 1994 on…

  20. Billboard Bits: Soulja Boy, Black Kids, Pioneer Awards, ACM Awards

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Soulja Boy preps fall release; Black Kids sign to Columbia; Pioneer Awards honorees announced; ACM fan voting opens. Soulja Boy is prepping his sophomore album, "iSouljaBoy," for a fall release, label Interscope confirmed to Billboard.com. As previously reported , Soulja Boy…

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