1. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden dies after a show at New York's Knitting Factory. He is 49. Cause of death is an enlarged heart. 2006 - Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden dies after a show at New York's Knitting Factory. He is 49. Cause of death is an enlarged heart. 2002 -…

  2. Duff Gets Personal On Dance-Driven New Album

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As multimedia momentum goes, no one need teach 19-year-old Hilary Duff a thing. For the past decade, she has built a career that began on TV, peaking in 2001 with her title role in Disney's 65-episode As multimedia momentum goes, no one need teach 19-year-old Hilary Duff a thing. For the…

  3. New Pornographers In An 'Epic' Mood On New Album

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Canadian indie rock outfit the New Pornographers are in the thick of recording the follow-up to 2005's "Twin Cinema," with an eye on a late August release via Matador. Canadian indie rock outfit the New Pornographers are in the thick of recording the follow-up to 2005's …

  4. Osborne Shifts To Time Life For New Album

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "It's an interesting time to be in the music industry," Joan Osborne tells Billboard. "The old models are falling away. As an artist, you must be on the lookout for different opportunities." "It's an interesting time to be in the music industry," Joan…

  5. T.I. Stretches Out With Eminem, Timbaland, Wyclef

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta rapper T.I. tries a little bit of everything on his upcoming album "T.I. vs. T.I.P.," due July 3 via Grand Hustle/Atlantic. The set will feature guest turns by Eminem, Justin Timberlake, R. Ke Atlanta rapper T.I. tries a little bit of everything on his upcoming album "T…

  6. Musiq, Lloyd Usher Six Big Debuts Onto Album Chart

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Six new albums debut in the top 10 slots of The Billboard 200, with R&B artist Musiq Soulchild's "Luvanmusiq" new at No. 1. The Atlantic set sold 149,000 copies in the United States according to N Six new albums debut in the top 10 slots of The Billboard 200, with R&B…

  7. Minus The Bear Touring Ahead Of New Album

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Suicide Squeeze rock outfit Minus The Bear will hit the road this spring with the Honorary Title and labelmate Chin Up Chin Up. Kicking off April 26 in Seattle, the trek comes in advance of of Minus T Suicide Squeeze rock outfit Minus The Bear will hit the road this spring with the Honorary…

  8. The Police Cruising To Wrigley, Churchill Downs

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police have added two more high-profile stadium gigs to their itinerary this summer: July 5 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, and July 14 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The Police have added two more high-profile stadium gigs to their itinerary this summer: July 5 at Wrigley Field in…

  9. Hornsby Broadway Bound With 'Real Life' Musical

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "The Valley Road" is leading to the Great White Way, as Bruce Hornsby is adding Broadway to his already eclectic musical resume. Hornsby has been commissioned by the New York production firm Playwrigh "The Valley Road" is leading to the Great White Way, as Bruce Hornsby is…

  10. This Day in Music

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2002 - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2001 - Composer Monty Norman is awarded 30,000…

  11. Fall Out Boy Ready To Rock On Honda Civic Tour

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pete Wentz says Fall Out Boy fans can expect "the biggest Fall Out Boy show they've ever seen" on the upcoming Honda Civic Tour, which begins April 18 in Charlotte, N.C. But, he adds, big is a relativ Pete Wentz says Fall Out Boy fans can expect "the biggest Fall Out Boy…

  12. Notorious B.I.G. 'Great' Again On The Billboard 200

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the first time since November, five of the top 10 albums on The Billboard 200 this week are debuts. The strongest of these, the late Notorious B.I.G.'s "Greatest Hits," bows at No. 1, selling 99,0 For the first time since November, five of the top 10 albums on The Billboard…

  13. 'High School Musical' Hits The Ice

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's a hit TV movie, a quadruple-platinum CD, a touring live concert and a top-selling DVD. Now, "High School Musical" is hitting the ice. It's a hit TV movie, a quadruple-platinum CD, a touring live concert and a top-selling DVD. Now, "High School Musical" is…

  14. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Bob Geldof is honored with a special achievement accolade at the German industry's annual Echo Awards in Berlin. The veteran Irish musician and humanitarian is lauded for masterminding the hist 2006 - Bob Geldof is honored with a special achievement accolade at the German industry…

  15. Garage Rock

    March 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Are you a record company executive who's having trouble sleeping? Has anxiety over who is sharing your downloads freaking you out? Are you a record company executive who's having trouble sleeping? Has anxiety over who is sharing your downloads freaking you out? Rejoice, friend! We…

  16. Boston Vocalist Brad Delp Found Dead

    March 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Boston vocalist Brad Delp, who sang on classic rock staples like "More Than a Feeling," "Don't Look Back" and "Long Time," was found dead at his southern New Hampshire home yesterday (March 9), accord Boston vocalist Brad Delp, who sang on classic rock…

  17. Ask Billboard

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about JoJo, Keane and Madonna. END OF THE 'ROAD?' My question is about JoJo and her album "The High Road." After the hit of "Too Little Too Late," JoJo released (the single) "How To Touch a Girl," but it flopped and…

  18. Chart Beat

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Avril Lavigne, Chris Daughtry, Top Blues Albums and more! IF YOU WISHED 'GIRLFRIEND' WAS HOT: Like me, you might have expected a high debut on The Billboard Hot 100 this week for Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend" (RCA), based on a high volume of digital…

  19. Ono Blocks Screening Of Lennon Documentary

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST The world premiere of "Three Days in the Life," a documentary about John Lennon, was canceled after lawyers for the slain Beatle's widow, Yoko Ono, warned that she had not authorized any public viewin The world premiere of "Three Days in the Life," a documentary about…

  20. Eminem Asked To Testify In Irish Concert Flap

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ireland's High Court issued a request Monday for Eminem to come to Dublin give evidence explaining the last-minute cancellation of his proposed concert at Slane Castle in 2005. Ireland's High Court issued a request Monday for Eminem to come to Dublin give evidence explaining the…

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