1. Tom Petty / May 31, 2008 / Auburn Hills, Mich. (The Palace)

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Shortly after finishing "Mary Jane's Last Dance," Tom Petty told a stoked Saturday night crowd in suburban Detroit that "We're gonna have a good time tonight, I promise you." He did not lie. Shortly after finishing "Mary Jane's Last Dance," Tom…

  2. Craig David Aims For Stateside Relaunch

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Armed with a hot David Bowie sample and a successful overseas track record, British R&B singer Craig David is ready to re-invade America -- and says he's willing to work to make the Yanks care abo Armed with a hot David Bowie sample and a successful overseas track record, British R…

  3. Ask Billboard

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' questions on Tori Amos, Toni Braxton, Stevie Nicks, Donna Summer and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . TORI AMOS GETS GRAPHIC Keith, On Epic Records' official Web site…

  4. 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…

  5. 'Banned' Be Your Own Pet Tracks To See Release

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A trio of tracks banned from the domestic edition of Be Your Own Pet's sophomore album will make their way to U.S. shores next month. A trio of tracks banned from the domestic edition of Be Your Own Pet's sophomore album will make their way to U.S. shores next month. XL plans to…

  6. Ne-Yo Says Lindsay Lohan Track Will 'Surprise'

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ne-Yo the artist is busy these days, touring with Alicia Keys and preparing for the Aug. 15 release of his third Def Jam album, "Year of the Gentleman." But Ne-Yo the songwriter is equally busy, inclu Ne-Yo the artist is busy these days, touring with Alicia Keys and preparing for…

  7. Billboard Japan Hot 100 Finds Global Audience

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The recently launched Billboard Japan Hot 100 finds a global audience tomorrow (May 22) when the chart joins the menu at ... The recently launched Billboard Japan Hot 100 finds a global audience tomorrow (May 22) when the chart joins the menu at Billboard.com and Billboard.biz. Assembled by…

  8. Genesis Links With Wal-Mart For Reunion Tour DVD

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Genesis deemed its 2007 reunion tour worthy of a three-disc DVD set because, according to Phil Collins, "we thought something like this, which may never happen again, was worth documenting just in cas Genesis deemed its 2007 reunion tour worthy of a three-disc DVD set because, according…

  9. Gutter Twins Not Looking Past Album, Tour

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With their first album out, 45 shows behind them and another 50 or so coming up, Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan are pondering the future of their joint project, the Gutter Twins. With their first album out, 45 shows behind them and another 50 or so coming up, Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan are…

  10. Eddie Money Taking Country Detour

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eddie Money is hoping to be shakin' in the country music world these days. Eddie Money is hoping to be shakin' in the country music world these days. Money has been in Nashville recording countrified versions of his songs with producer John Ford Coley for an album on Big 7 Records.…

  11. Blondie Celebrating 30th Birthday Of 'Parallel Lines'

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A 30th anniversary celebration for Blondie's "Parallel Lines" album was not the band's idea, according to singer Debbie Harry. A 30th anniversary celebration for Blondie's "Parallel Lines" album was not the band's idea, according to singer Debbie Harry.…

  12. Escovedo Ready To Rock On 'Real Animal'

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On his upcoming album, "Real Animal," veteran singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo got to do something he hasn't done since his days in Rank & File and the True Believers. On his upcoming album, "Real Animal," veteran singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo got to do…

  13. This Day in Music

    May 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Eurovision Song Contest reaches the milestone of its 1000th Eurovision song when Ireland's representative, Brian Kennedy, performs his own composition, "Every Song Is a Cry for Love." 2006 - The Eurovision Song Contest reaches the milestone of its 1000th Eurovision…

  14. Dave Matthews Band Still Plugging Away On New CD

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Dave Matthews Band is emphasizing the "band" part of its equation on the group's next album. "It literally was a collaborative effort from beginning to end," violinist Boyd Tinsley tells Billboard The Dave Matthews Band is emphasizing the "band" part of…

  15. Ulrich Promises 'Dynamic' New Metallica Album

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica is "a couple of nips and tucks" away from completeting its next album, which is still on target for a September release, according to drummer Lars Ulrich. "We've pretty much finished the mus Metallica is "a couple of nips and tucks" away from completing…

  16. This Day in Music

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Maroon 5, Lil Jon and Crosby, Stills & Nash were among those honored at BMI's 54th annual Pop Awards ceremony, held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Maroon 5 takes song 2006 - Maroon 5, Lil Jon and Crosby, Stills & Nash were among those honored at BMI&…

  17. Pearl Jam Plans To Let New Songs 'Grow Up'

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam has gotten a start on its next album, but it's still in "its very infant stages" according to guitarist Mike McCready. Pearl Jam has gotten a start on its next album, but it's still in "its very infant stages" according to guitarist Mike McCready. "…

  18. Etheridge Tour To Take Fans On 'Life Journey'

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Melissa Etheridge plans to take her fans on a "journey" with her Revival tour, which begins June 15 in Clearwater, Fla. Melissa Etheridge plans to take her fans on a "journey" with her Revival tour, which begins June 15 in Clearwater, Fla. Etheridge tells Billboard.com she…

  19. Famous Pals Lift New Solomon Burke Album

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Soul legend Solomon Burke says there's no great secret for getting major artists to write songs for his albums. Soul legend Solomon Burke says there's no great secret for getting major artists to write songs for his albums. "You call friends and say, 'Do you have a song…

  20. Ashes Divide Takes To Road For First Tour

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As he takes his new Ashes Divide on the road, Billy Howerdel calls the project "a work in progress. I'm ready to grow with this band." But he's not ready to say whether the inaugural touring edition o As he takes his new Ashes Divide on the road, Billy Howerdel calls the…

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