1. Rob Thomas Gets Worldly On New Solo Disc

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas says he's "probably about 80 percent done" with his second solo album, the follow-up to 2005's platinum "...Something to Be," with plans to have it ready for releas Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas says he's "…

  2. Gallagher Still Ailing, Oasis Scraps NYC Show

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Oasis has canceled its show tomorrow (Sept. 12) at New York's Terminal 5, in the wake of guitarist Noel Gallagher being attacked onstage Sunday in Toronto. Oasis has canceled its show tomorrow (Sept. 12) at New York's Terminal 5, in the wake of guitarist Noel Gallagher being…

  3. Juanes Tops Los Premios MTV Nominations

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With seven nods, Colombia's Juanes tops the list of nominees for the seventh annual Los Premios MTV awards. With seven nods, Colombia's Juanes tops the list of nominees for the seventh annual Los Premios MTV awards. Juanes' nominations include video of the year (for "Me…

  4. Solange Steps Out On Sophomore Solo Disc

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's no twist of fate that the opener on Solange's sophomore album, "Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams" (Aug. 26, Music World/Geffen), is a track titled "God Given Name," on which the 22-year-old ar It's no twist of fate that the opener on Solange's…

  5. New Keith Disc Dabbles In 'Steamy' Songs

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith says his new album, "That Don't Make Me a Bad Guy," will feature some "very different" kinds of songs when it's released on Oct. 28. Toby Keith says his new album, "That Don't Make Me a Bad Guy," will feature some "very different…

  6. The Billboard Q&A: Loudon Wainwright III

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Since the late 1960s when he emerged on the New York and Boston folk scenes as a sharp and promising young songwriter, Loudon Wainwright III hasn't paused for a second. Since the late 1960s when he emerged on the New York and Boston folk scenes as a sharp and promising young songwriter,…

  7. Britney To Open, But Not Perform, At VMAs

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's Britney, baby, one more time. Despite her train-wreck performance at the MTV Video Music Awards last year, the network confirms Spears will kick off the show once again. But it won't be a perform It's Britney, baby, one more time. Despite her train-wreck performance at the…

  8. Rhino Snaps Up Sex Pistols Live DVD

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rhino has secured U.S. rights to the Sex Pistols live DVD "There'll Always Be An England" and will release it Oct. 14, Billboard has learned. "England" features the pioneering punk outfit's original l Rhino has secured U.S. rights to the Sex Pistols live DVD …

  9. Hatebreed Goes Covers Crazy On Next Album

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hatebreed's upcoming covers album started "just for the fun of it," according to guitarist Frank Novinec, but is now on track for a 2009 release. Hatebreed's upcoming covers album started "just for the fun of it," according to guitarist Frank Novinec, but is now…

  10. Huey Lewis Back On Screen With 'Express' Theme

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Huey Lewis says coming up with the title song for the hit stoner movie "Pineapple Express" was not necessarily a huge stretch for he and his band, the News. "I do have <I>some</I> experience in that a Huey Lewis says coming up with the title song for the hit stoner…

  11. Britney, Jonases, Pussycats Vie For Top VMAs

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After delivering one of the worst performances in the history of the MTV Video Music Awards, Britney Spears has a chance to be crowned this year as the absolute best. After delivering one of the worst performances in the history of the MTV Video Music Awards, Britney Spears has a chance to be…

  12. Leak May Scrap New Brown, Rihanna Duet

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New Chris Brown music has been popping up on the Web -- and the singer is not happy about it. New Chris Brown music has been popping up on the Web -- and the singer is not happy about it. The 19-year-old is frustrated that fans have been listening to a song called "Electric Guitar"…

  13. Jay Brannan

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Jay Brannan certainly knows how to make a lasting first impression; the twenty-six year old got his start in the indie flick "Shortbus," which featured more naked flesh than most XXX Singer-songwriter Jay Brannan certainly knows how to make a lasting first…

  14. King Crimson / Aug. 6, 2008 / Chicago (Park West)

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT King Crimson has never really been political, nor has it ever been particularly passionate. In fact, for most of the band's existence but especially since its early '80s comeback, King Crimson has bee King Crimson has never really been political, nor has it ever been particularly…

  15. Josh Turner Finds Higher Calling In Graham Film

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Josh Turner is heading into the third single from his 2007 album "Everything Is Fine," but right now he's most excited about his role in "Billy: The Early Years," a film about evangelist Billy Graham' Josh Turner is heading into the third single from his 2007…

  16. McKagan, McCready To Rock Seattle Tattoo Expo

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Velvet Revolver's Duff McKagan and Pearl Jam's Mike McCready will rock out with their side projects in the coming days as part of the seventh annual Seattle Tattoo Expo, which kicks off tomorrow (Aug. Velvet Revolver's Duff McKagan and Pearl Jam's Mike McCready will rock…

  17. Susan Tedeschi Ready To Rock On New Album

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Susan Tedeschi is planning a fall release for her fifth studio album, which is being produced by George Drakoulias (Black Crowes, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers). Singer/songwriter Susan Tedeschi is planning a fall release for her fifth studio album, which is being…

  18. Ruthless' New Blood

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ruthless Records has had a significant role in shaping hip-hop music during the last 20 years. Ruthless Records has had a significant role in shaping hip-hop music during the last 20 years. Founded by Eazy-E in 1987, the label is credited with pioneering the gangsta rap and G-funk movements…

  19. Diddy Hoping TV Still 'Works' For Him

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sean Combs aims to conquer the airwaves. His latest series, "I Want to Work for Diddy," premieres 9 p.m. EDT Monday on VH1, adding to a pair of Combs-produced reality shows on sister network MTV -- "R Sean Combs aims to conquer the airwaves. His latest series, "I Want to…

  20. Ludacris, Kanye Join T-Pain's 'Thr33 Ringz'

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris, Kanye West and Chris Brown have joined the roster of guest artists on T-Pain's third album, "Thr33 Ringz," due in the fall via Jive. Official first single "Can't Believe It" featuring Lil Wa Ludacris, Kanye West and Chris Brown have joined the roster of…

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