1. Ask Billboard: Jay Sean Meets The Beatles

    October 09, 2009 4:44 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. 'THE ANSWER' IS THE QUESTION Gary, First, I want to say that "…

  2. Elvis Costello Launching 'The Costello Show Series'

    September 11, 2009 1:30 PM EDT There's just no slowing down Elvis Costello . After launching his "Spectacle" TV series last December and releasing his latest studio effort, "Secret, Profane & Sugarcane," this past June, the punk icon is set to debut "The Costello Show Series," a…

  3. Danzig, Death, Of Montreal To Play Fun Fun Fun Fest

    August 25, 2009 3:38 PM EDT Of Montreal, Mission of Burma, Danzig, the Jesus Lizard, Les Savy Fav and GZA are among the dozens of acts who will perform at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas. The fourth annual gathering of primarily independent and underground artists will take place at Austin's Waterloo Park on…

  4. Mastodon To Tour With Dethklok From Adult Swim's "Metalocalypse"

    August 04, 2009 6:27 PM EDT Atlanta hard rock band Mastodon has announced a co-headlining tour with a real-life version of Dethklok , the cartoon band in Adult Swim's animated series "Metalocalypse" on Cartoon Network. The 36-city trek will begin on Oct. 2 at the Roseland Theater in Portland, Ore. and end…

  5. Lyle Lovett Looks To Texas For New Album

    July 07, 2009 11:18 AM EDT Lyle Lovett combines both originals and songs "by some of my favorite Texas singer-songwriters" on his next album, which is due out Oct. 20. "I had a few new songs I was really eager to record, but I just didn't have enough new songs I liked to do an entire album of my…

  6. Michael Jackson Remains A Global Phenomenon

    July 02, 2009 8:00 PM EDT Michael Jackson went from being Gary, Ind.'s most talented kid to one of the most recognizable human beings on the planet. And while his worldwide album sales were astounding, that wasn't the sole reason for his fame. his ascendancy went far beyond the cash register—he inspired…

  7. Michael Jackson Died Deeply In Debt

    June 26, 2009 9:42 AM EDT Michael Jackson the singer was also Michael Jackson the billion-dollar business. Yet after selling more than 61 million albums in the U.S. and having a decade-long attraction open at Disney theme parks, the "King of Pop" died Thursday at age 50 reportedly awash in about $400 million…

  8. Elvis Costello & The Sugarcanes / June 10, 2009 / New York (Beacon Theatre)

    June 15, 2009 11:27 AM EDT In his thirty-odd years of making music, Elvis Costello has tried on many sonic hats. Whether it’s Tin Pan Alley, straight up punk, reggae, Stax-style R&B, Tom Waits-style experimental pop, classical, opera, big band or New Orleans-style jazz, the singer/songwriter has always brought his…

  9. Elvis Costello Reveals 'Secret' New Album

    May 15, 2009 7:56 AM EDT Being able to revisit pieces from his unfinished opera about the life of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen was a welcome "surprise" for Elvis Costello on his new album, "Secret, Profane & Sugarcane." The set, due out June 2 on Hear Music and produced by T-Bone…

  10. Ask Billboard

    April 24, 2009 2:05 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. THE NUMBER 50, PART 1 Hi Gary, I love, love, love reading your Q&A column…

  11. 'Spring Awakening' Headed To Big Screen

    April 14, 2009 9:21 AM EDT McG is in talks to bring the Broadway rock musical "Spring Awakening" to the big screen, developing it with original book and lyrics writer Steven Sater. McG is attached to direct and would act as a producer. The project is not yet set up at a studio, though McG's Wonderland…

  12. March 25, 2009

    March 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Elton John sets the record for the most performances at New York’s Madison Square Garden when he performs there for the 60th time – on his 60th birthday. 2006 – Singer and guitarist Buck Owens of the Buckaroos dies in his sleep of an apparent heart attack in Bakersfield, Calif. He is…

  13. Elvis Costello Teams With T Bone Burnett For New Acoustic Record

    March 23, 2009 11:15 AM EDT Elvis Costello's newest album, "Secret, Profane & Sugarcane," sees the prolific singer-songwriter-composer returning to acoustic American roots music for the first time since his 1986 album "King of America." "Sugarcane" will be released June 2 on Hear…

  14. Simon And Garfunkel Reunite In New York

    February 14, 2009 11:28 AM EST Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel joined forces for a surprise reunion last night (Feb. 13) at New York's Beacon Theatre, which was hosting its first event after a seven-month renovation by Madison Square Garden Entertainment. The pair performed "The Sound of Silence," "The…

  15. Bob Dylan Unveils Triple-Disc Rarities Set

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan fans are in for a treat this fall, in the form of "Tell Tale Signs," a triple-disc rarities collection that will be the eighth volume in the artist's "Bootleg Series." The project arrives Oc Bob Dylan fans are in for a treat this fall, in the form of "…

  16. Jam-Heavy Rothbury Fest Gets Underway In Michigan

    July 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With a hearty "here we go, Rothbury '08" from String Cheese Incident keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth, the latest entry in the burgeoning U.S. concert festival scene got underway yesterday (July 3) in w With a hearty "here we go, Rothbury '08" from String Cheese…

  17. Michelle Branch Finishing Third Solo Album

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Michelle Branch plans to stay on the country path she began with the Wreckers on her next solo album. Michelle Branch plans to stay on the country path she began with the Wreckers on her next solo album. The singer/songwriter tells Billboard.com that she's "in that last stage of…

  18. This Day in Music

    June 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Pixies releases its first new song in 13 years. "Bam Thwok" is available beginning at midnight for digital download exclusively via Apple's iTunes Music Store. 2004 - The Pixies releases its first new song in 13 years. "Bam Thwok" is available beginning at…

  19. Paul Simon and Friends / April 24, 2008 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Brooklyn Academy of Music)

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT You know something special is happening when Josh Groban shows up in jeans. The vocalist was one character amongst many to interpret the songs of Paul Simon -- and also to sing with the folk great -- You know something special is happening when Josh Groban shows up in jeans. The vocalist was…

  20. Simon's 'American Tunes' On Display In Brooklyn

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Songs from every era of Paul Simon's long career were highlighted last night (April 24) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music ... Songs from every era of Paul Simon's long career were highlighted last night (April 24) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, as the artist's month-long…

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