1. Chart Beat: 'In The Heights,' Carrie Underwood, Regina Belle

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses "In the Heights," Carrie Underwood, Regina Belle and more! 'HEIGHTS' HITS THE HEIGHTS: Whenever I'm in New York, I do my best to see as many Broadway shows as possible. Last week I was there for a very short time, on assignment for Sirius Satellite…

  2. The Billboard Q&A: Sheryl Crow

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST A lot has happened since Sheryl Crow's 2005 album, "Wildflower," hit stores. Her relationship with cyclist Lance Armstrong ended and soon thereafter Crow was diagnosed with breast cancer. Here, the ac A lot of has happened since Sheryl Crow's fifth studio album, "…

  3. Entertainment Legend Merv Griffin Dies At 82

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Merv Griffin, the mogul who hosted an eponymous talk show for more than 20 years, created the globally popular game shows "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune" and oversaw a diversified empire via the Gr Merv Griffin, the mogul who hosted an eponymous talk show for more than…

  4. Lofgren Rocks With Author Cussler On New Song

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Guitar hero Nils Lofgren has performed with Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and Ringo Starr, but on his new single, "Whatever Happened to Muscatel?," he's collaborating with a big name from an entirely Guitar hero Nils Lofgren has performed with Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and…

  5. Chart Beat Chat

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Pink, "Delilah," No. 2 spot on the Hot Country chart and more! DELILAH DELILAH DELILAH! Fred Fred Fred! You overlooked the biggest "Delilah" of them all previous to the Plain White T's No. 1 single. Even though it wasn't listed in the…

  6. Calexico

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Just outside of Benson, Ariz., on I-10 we see a similar van and trailer pass us on the left. It's gotta be a band van, there's even a fake tennis ball stuck into a cracked windshield. Sh*t, it's Annua Tucson, Ariz., December 2, 2006 Rialto Theatre Benefit Concert for KXCI…

  7. New Order, Strokes, Cure Rock For 'Marie Antoinette'

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Marie Antoinette set France on its ear in the 1770s, but the upcoming film about her life features a decidedly more modern soundtrack. Marie Antoinette set France on its ear in the 1770s, but the upcoming film about her life features a decidedly more modern soundtrack. Due Oct. 10 via Verve…

  8. Billboard Bits: Kylie Minogue, Korn, DFA

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kylie Minogue will play two London arena dates early next year, her first in the U.K. since she was diagnosed in May 2005 with breast cancer. Kylie Minogue will play two London arena dates early next year, her first in the U.K. since she was diagnosed in May 2005 with breast cancer. The…

  9. Dylan Heading Back To The Ballpark This Summer

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan will set off on his third annual tour of U.S. minor league baseball stadiums beginning Aug. 12 in Comstock Park, Mich. Bob Dylan will set off on his third annual tour of U.S. minor league baseball stadiums beginning Aug. 12 in Comstock Park, Mich. Tickets begin going on sale July 8…

  10. Kylie Minogue To Resume Tour In November

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kylie Minogue will resume the 20-date Australian leg of her Showgirl tour in November, her promoter Frontier Touring Company said today (June 22). Kylie Minogue will resume the 20-date Australian leg of her Showgirl tour in November, her promoter Frontier Touring Company said today (June 22).…

  11. Rapper Foxy Brown Trial Set For July

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Foxy Brown, accused of assaulting two nail salon workers in a fight over payment for a manicure, will go on trial in July, a judge said today (May 26). Rapper Foxy Brown, accused of assaulting two nail salon workers in a fight over payment for a manicure, will go on trial in July, a…

  12. Billboard Bits: Idols Live, Copeland, Gabriel

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Idols Live tour adds dates, pioneering booking agent Ian Copeland dies, Peter Gabriel joins video company's advisory board. A total of 19 dates have been added to the American Idols Live! Tour, which will now kick off July 5 with the first of two shows in Manchester, N.H. The trek now…

  13. Rascal Flatts' 'Gang' Takes Over No. 1

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In the best sales week of 2006, Rascal Flatts' "Me and My Gang" moved 722,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, easily debuting at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and the Top Cou In the best sales week of 2006, Rascal Flatts' "Me and My Gang"…

  14. Queensryche Offers A New Piece Of 'Mind'

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST With the April 4 arrival of "Operation: Mindcrime II" (Rhino Records), thousands of Queensryche fans will finally get to hear the second chapter of a story that began in 1988. With the April 4 arrival of "Operation: Mindcrime II" (Rhino Records), thousands of Queensryche…

  15. Poll: Web, Radio Biggest Sources Of Music Discovery

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Internet is the place most Billboard.com readers are finding out about new music, according to a site poll. The Internet is the place most Billboard.com readers are finding out about new music, according to a site poll. With 39% of 751 voters, the electronic frontier easily outpaced…

  16. Carrie Underwood Unveils Extensive Tour

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" champ Carrie Underwood has revealed extensive tour plans for the rest of 2006. "American Idol" champ Carrie Underwood has revealed extensive tour plans for the rest of 2006. At deadline, the roadwork will begin April 5 in Wilmington, N.C., and continue…

  17. Split Enz Regroups For Aussie Arena Tour

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST They once sang history never repeats. But the members of Split Enz today (Feb. 1) announced they are reuniting for an Australian arena tour in June, 22 years after they broke up. They once sang history never repeats. But the members of Split Enz today (Feb. 1) announced they are reuniting for…

  18. Foxy Brown Admonished For Court Behavior

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper Foxy Brown was handcuffed, threatened with jail and made to apologize today (Dec. 23) in New York after she opened her mouth and stuck out her tongue in the direction of a judge who asked her t Rapper Foxy Brown was handcuffed, threatened with jail and made to apologize today (Dec. 23)…

  19. Billboard Bits: Simon/Hancock, 'Not Alone,' Bon Jovi

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Paul Simon/Herbie Hancock, 'Not Alone,' Bon Jovi Paul Simon and Herbie Hancock will headline the Berklee College of Music's 60th anniversary concert, to be held Jan. 28 at Boston's Wang Theatre. The show will be produced by Phil Ramone and hosted by comedian Bill…

  20. Big & Rich Ride Again

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST A year-and-a-half after shaking up the country music industry with their debut album, Big & Rich are at it again. A year-and-a-half after shaking up the country music industry with their debut album, "Horse of a Different Color," Big & Rich are at it again. On the pair'…

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