1. Chart Beat: Green Day, Dave Matthews Band, Jennifer Hudson

    April 29, 2009 11:30 AM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. MODERN…

  2. Black Sabbath Vets Find Heaven Back In Hell

    April 29, 2009 9:01 AM EDT "The Devil You Know" is either the first album by Heaven and Hell or the third studio set from the third lineup of Black Sabbath. Either way, guitarist Tony Iommi says there's much more where that came from. "There were loads of ideas," Iommi tells Billboard.com. …

  3. Ruben Studdard Hopes New Album Reconnects With 'Idol' Fans

    April 28, 2009 8:58 AM EDT Second season "American Idol" champ Ruben Studdard isn't calling his new album, "Love IS," a comeback, but he does acknowledge that he hopes the May 19 release will "reconnect me to the 20-some odd million people that voted for me and...are my fans from '…

  4. Gavin Rossdale Ready To Rock, With Or Without Bush

    April 27, 2009 10:01 AM EDT As his first solo album, "WANDERlust," takes flight thanks to the hit singles "Love Remains the Same" and "Forever You May Run," Gavin Rossdale is already plotting his next recording project. "I'm sort of halfway through writing a bunch of new songs,…

  5. Tragically Hip Kicks Off 'Same' Tour

    April 27, 2009 8:56 AM EDT Inspired by the wide sonic sweep of its new album, "We Are the Same," the Tragically Hip plans to play a lot of music during its upcoming North American tour, which starts today (April 27) in Kitchener, Ont., and currently has dates booked into September. Frontman Gordon Downie…

  6. April 26, 2009

    April 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Country singer Kellie Pickler gets voted off Season Five of “American Idol.” 1999 – Sinead O’Connor is ordained as the first woman priest in the Latin Tridentine Church, a Roman Catholic splinter group. 1999 – Singer and guitarist Adrian Borland of the Sound and the Outsiders commits…

  7. Ask Billboard

    April 24, 2009 2:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. THE NUMBER 50, PART 1 Hi Gary, I love, love, love reading your Q&A column…

  8. Alison Mosshart Does Double Duty With Kills, Dead Weather

    April 23, 2009 3:16 PM EDT Alison "VV" Mosshart says that fan requests have led the Kills to release an expanded edition of the duo's first album, "Keep On Your Mean Side," which is due out May 5. "No one can find that record -- I felt like I keep hearing that from a lot of people,"…

  9. Chart Beat: Eminem, "Hannah Montana: The Movie", "Britain's Got Talent"

    April 23, 2009 12:30 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. HE WALKS…

  10. Girl Talk Experimenting With Actual Songs For Next Album

    April 23, 2009 9:52 AM EDT Songs are what Gregg Gillis -- aka mash-up master Girl Talk -- is honing in on as he considers a new direction for the follow-up to 2008's lauded "Feed the Animals." "I'm experimenting with different structures and different ideas," Gillis told Billboard.com…

  11. Korn Recording Two New Albums, Prepping For Tour

    April 22, 2009 3:25 PM EDT A new Korn album -- the follow-up to 2007's "Untitled" -- could be out "within the year" according to bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, while the group is also continuing work on a planned album of covers. Fieldy tells Billboard.com that he, founding…

  12. Chart Beat: Rodney Atkins, Green Day, Anberlin

    April 22, 2009 12:14 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. COUNTRY…

  13. Eagles' Timothy Schmit Taps Kid Rock, Dwight Yoakam For Solo Set

    April 21, 2009 1:22 PM EDT Amidst touring with the Eagles and this weekend's Poco reunion at the Stagecoach festival in Indio, Calif., Timothy B. Schmit is putting the finishing touches on "Expando," his first solo album in eight years. The singer and bassist tells Billboard.com that the album, which he…

  14. Pixies Getting Reissue Treatment With 'Minotaur' Box Sets

    April 21, 2009 12:09 PM EDT The Pixies studio catalog will be released in a pair of box sets in June, though neither will feature remastered sound and the bonus track situation is still up in the air. Both of the collections, due out June 15, will be titled "Minotaur" and feature the influential modern rock…

  15. Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, Raconteurs Win Detroit Music Awards

    April 18, 2009 1:08 PM EDT Kid Rock, the Raconteurs and George Clinton were among the winners at the 18th Annual Detroit Music Awards, held Friday night at the Fillmore Detroit. The show also featured the first reunion in 40 years of Ted Nugent with the original members of the Amboy Dukes, who received a Distinguished…

  16. Ask Billboard

    April 17, 2009 4:56 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PRESENT OF THE PAST Hi Gary, I have a special request. My brother will be…

  17. 'Anvil!' Movie A Hit, 'Metal on Metal' Headed To 'Rock Band'

    April 17, 2009 11:10 AM EDT The surprising success and universal acclaim for the documentary "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" is "opening a lot of doors" for the Canadian headbangers, according to drummer Robb Reiner -- among them tour possibilities, inroads into video games, and re-recording some of the…

  18. Steven Tyler Enlists In Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp

    April 17, 2009 10:03 AM EDT Recovered from a recent bout of pneumonia, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler is ready to infect the upcoming Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp in Los Angeles with some wisdom gleaned from nearly 40 years of recording and touring. "I've not done anything like this before. I'm…

  19. Poco Reuniting With Timothy Schmit For Stagecoach Fest

    April 16, 2009 7:05 PM EDT Timothy B. Schmit admits he has to do some "homework" in order to perform with Poco for the first time in 32 years next week. The singer and bassist, who was part of the pioneering country-rock outfit from 1970-77 - stepping in for Randy Meisner, who joined the Eagles, then…

  20. Dead Weather Recording More Music Before Tour

    April 16, 2009 1:49 PM EDT Jack White and company knocked out their first album as the Dead Weather during three weeks in January, and there may be even more to listen to when "Horehound" is released on June 16. Guitarist Dean Fertita tells Billboard.com that the group was recently in the studio recording…

Pages