1. Great White Offers $1 Mil To Settle Fire Suits

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Members of Great White, whose pyrotechnics sparked a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people, have agreed to pay $1 million to survivors and victims' relatives, according to court papers fi Members of Great White, whose pyrotechnics sparked a Rhode Island nightclub fire that…

  2. Ask Billboard: Mariah Carey, Tracy Chapman, Jeff Bates

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith and his readers discuss Mariah Carey, Tracy Chapman, "Riverbank," and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country,…

  3. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines Great White and Station club owners Michael and Jeffrey Derderian a total of nearly $100,000 for workplace violations related to t 2003 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines Great White and…

  4. 'Nashville Star' Crowns New Champion

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Melissa Lawson, a 32-year-old mother of five, is the winner of NBC's "Nashville Star." Lawson was crowned during the show's finale, which aired last night (Aug. 4). Melissa Lawson, a 32-year-old mother of five, is the winner of NBC's "Nashville Star." Lawson…

  5. Ask Billboard: Robin Sparkles, Garbage, Alkaline Trio, Bayside

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith and his readers discuss Robin Sparkles, Garbage, Alkaline Trio, Bayside and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if…

  6. This Day in Music

    June 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mexican pop star Juan Gabriel is arrested in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua for alleged income tax evasion. The 55-year-old crooner of such popular songs as "Hasta que te Conoci" and " 2005 - Mexican pop star Juan Gabriel is arrested in the northern Mexican…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Oscar Brown Jr., singer, composer, lyricist, playwright and black culture activist, dies in Chicago from complications from a blood infection in the lower spine. He is 78. 2005 - Oscar Brown Jr., singer, composer, lyricist, playwright and black culture activist, dies in Chicago from…

  8. Banner Plots Three New Albums, Weight-Loss DVD

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With the release of his fifth studio album, "The Greatest Story Ever Told," on the horizon, Southern rapper David Banner tells Billboard.com he has two more releases ready to go as well as some fresh With the release of his fifth studio album, "The Greatest Story Ever Told,…

  9. E Street Band Keyboardist Danny Federici Dies

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Danny Federici, the longtime keyboard player for Bruce Springsteen whose stylish work helped define the E Street Band's sound on hits from "Hungry Heart" through "The Rising," died last night (April 1 Danny Federici, the longtime keyboard player for Bruce Springsteen…

  10. This Day in Music

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Reggae artist Ziggy Marley releases his first solo album, "Dragonfly," via Private Music. The oldest son of Bob Marley, the artist fronted the Melody Makers through nine studio albums on Capito 2003 - Reggae artist Ziggy Marley releases his first solo album, "Dragonfly,…

  11. Opening song "Hold Your Breath" is also an apt

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Opening song "Hold Your Breath" is also an apt command for the listener. Opening song "Hold Your Breath" is also an apt command for the listener. "Glory Hope Mountain" positively rumbles with tension and release as jangly guitars often give way to thundering…

  12. Mos Def To Play Chuck Berry In Chess Film

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper/actor Mos Def will play legendary rock'n'roller Chuck Berry in "Cadillac Records," which is filming in New Jersey. Beyonce is starring as Etta James in the film, which chronicles the rise of le Rapper/actor Mos Def will play legendary rock'n'roller Chuck…

  13. Apple Corps Sues To Stop Beatles Release

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple Corps and Apple Records have just filed a federal lawsuit in Miami in an attempt to stop bootleg recordings from the Star-Club in Germany from being released to the public, Billboard has learned Apple Corps and Apple Records have just filed a federal lawsuit in Miami in an attempt to…

  14. This Day in Music

    March 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who became a cult favorite on the rodeo circuit during the 1970s, dies in a Casper, Wy., hospital after a lengthy illness. He is 56. 2005 - Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who became a cult favorite on the rodeo circuit during the 1970s, dies in a Casper…

  15. Beyonce Starring In Chess Records Film

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce Knowles is adding "executive producer" to her resume. The 10-time Grammy winner has signed on to executive produce and star as Etta James in Darnell Martin's "Cadillac Records" for Sony BMG Fi Beyonce Knowles is adding "executive producer" to her…

  16. 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…

  17. Miami Indie Lays Claim To Early Beatles Tracks

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST An independent Miami label says it plans to release never-before-heard Beatles live recordings made in 1962 at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany. No release date has been set for the recordings, which An independent Miami label says it plans to release never-before-heard Beatles live…

  18. Ross: Clearance Issues Caused Album Delay

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rick Ross has spoken exclusively to Billboard.com about the reason for the delay of his sophomore album, "Trilla." The set was originally expected Dec. 18 via Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam, but is now due Feb. Rick Ross has spoken exclusively to Billboard.com about the reason for the delay…

  19. Chart Beat

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses the Chipmunks, The Bee Gees, Taylor Swift and more! NOTABLE RETURN: Al Bennett was at Dot Records before he was named president of the Liberty label. From there, he went on to found the Cream imprint. But he's probably best known for lending his (full) name, along with…

  20. Minnelli Collapses On Stage In Sweden

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Liza Minnelli collapsed on stage during a performance in Sweden and was rushed back to the United States for medical treatment. Liza Minnelli collapsed on stage during a performance in Sweden and was rushed back to the United States for medical treatment. The singer was performing in a…

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