1. Billboard Bits: Eddie Vedder, Get a Life Tour, CMT Awards

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST For each of the sold-out shows, five pairs of second-row seats and an autographed, limited-edition poster are up for bid through March 7. Fans shut out of tickets for Eddie Vedder's first solo tour can still find their way into the shows via a series of charity auctions through…

  2. / February 18, 2008 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST In the late '90s, like it or not, there was no avoiding the Spice Girls. For some, the British girl group was little more than a sexed-up Pepsi ad, an annoying chorus ("zigazig" huh?) and a collection In the late '90s, like it or not, there was no avoiding the Spice Girls.…

  3. Chart Beat Chat

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss "Thriller," American Idols and iTunes, French acts and more! NOT ALL THAT THRILLED Fred: You're bound to get scads of letters complaining about the re-release of [Michael Jackson's] "Thriller" being ineligible for The Billboard 200,…

  4. Finn Ready For Tour With Family Pal Vedder

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST New Zealand singer/songwriter Liam Finn is on the road to promote his Yep Roc solo debut, "I'll Be Lightning," including a support slot for Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder's first solo run in April. New Zealand singer/songwriter Liam Finn is on the road to promote his Yep…

  5. Springsteen, Lennon Join Vedder On 'War' CD

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music from John Lennon, Kimya Dawson, Bruce Springsteen and Tori Amos will join Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Neil Young and Bright Eyes on the 30-song, two-disc album "Body of War: Songs That Inspired an Music from John Lennon, Kimya Dawson, Bruce Springsteen and Tori Amos will join…

  6. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kinks frontman Ray Davies unveils his second solo album of the past few years, the Raveonettes rock on without superstar guests and Bell X1 gives the U.S. a spin in this week's Hot Product. Singer/songwriter Allison Moorer's "Mockingbird" (New West). A new album from Mark…

  7. Vedder Heads West For Spring Solo Shows

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will embark on his first solo tour this spring, on the heels of his Monkeywrench/J soundtrack to the acclaimed film "Into the Wild." Dates begin April 2 in Vancouver; L Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will embark on his first solo tour this spring, on…

  8. Chart Beat Chat

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Collective Soul, Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Something," Leona Lewis and more! THAT'S WHERE THE MUSIC TAKES US Hello, Fred, I have been listening to popular music nearly all my 63 years. My parents had 78 rpm records in the house…

  9. Clinic Goes 'Mellow, Weird' For New Album

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST British art rockers Clinic will return April 8 with their fifth album, "Do It!." British art rockers Clinic will return April 8 with their fifth album, "Do It!." The Domino set was recorded in the group's Liverpool studio and shifts to a more melodic approach than was…

  10. Vedder, Young Grace 'Body Of War' Soundtrack

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tracks from Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Neil Young, Bright Eyes, Serj Tankian and Tom Morello will be found on the two-disc collection "Body of War: Songs That Inspired an Iraq War Veteran." Tracks from Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Neil Young, Bright Eyes, Serj Tankian and Tom…

  11. Slash: Weiland Playing With STP This Summer

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST After Velvet Revolver wraps a spring tour in support of its second album, "Libertad," frontman Scott Weiland will rejoin his former bandmates in Stone Temple Pilots for a handful of summer reunion sho After Velvet Revolver wraps a spring tour in support of its second album, "…

  12. 'Enchanted' Dominates Oscar Song Category

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Songs from the film "Enchanted" dominated the best original song category nominees for the 2008 Academy Awards, which were announced this morning (Jan. 22). Three of the five nods, all with music by A Songs from the film "Enchanted" dominated the best original song…

  13. Chart Beat Chat

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss The Eagles, kenny Chesney, Jennifer Hudson and more! GOING BY THE BOOK Dear Fred, About four years ago I wrote to you with a prediction that legal digital downloads would eventually help drive the Hot 100, as 45 rpm records once did decades ago. You agreed, and I…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Tenacious D drafts a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at its benefit for Asian tsunami relief at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre. The show features solo sets from Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedde 2005 - Tenacious D drafts a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at its…

  15. Golden Globes Go 'Wild' For Vedder

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder took home the best original song honor at the Golden Globe awards last night (Jan. 13) for "Guaranteed," his contribution to Sean Penn's film "Into the Wild." Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder took home the best original song honor at the…

  16. This Day in Music

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Australian artists including Kasey Chambers, "Australian Idol" winners Guy Sebastian and Casey Donovan, Jet vocalist Nic Cester, the Living End guitarist Chris Cheney, You Am I guitarist Dave L 2005 - Australian artists including Kasey Chambers, "Australian Idol"…

  17. This Day in Music

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Bono and the Edge aren't on hand to rub shoulders on stage with Ashlee Simpson, Kelly Clarkson and Trace Adkins, but U2 do have a presence during the FedEx Orange Bowl 2005 National Championshi 2005 - Bono and the Edge aren't on hand to rub shoulders on stage with Ashlee…

  18. Vedder Shoots Video For 'Guaranteed'

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder recently shot a video for "Guaranteed," his Golden Globe- and Grammy-nominated song from the Sean Penn-directed film "Into the Wild." The clip, directed by Marc Rocco, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder recently shot a video for "…

  19. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 51. Macmichael formed Cutting Crew in 1985 with English vocalist Nick Van Eede, and the new group quickly sco 2002 - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is…

  20. Wilco, Arcade Fire Among Nominees For Shortlist Prize

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fifty-four albums were announced today (Dec. 21) as the nominees for the 2007 Shortlist Music Prize, which will be handed out early next year. The prize recognizes albums released between January and Fifty-four albums were announced today (Dec. 21) as the nominees for the 2007 Shortlist Music…

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