1. 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…

  2. 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.…

  3. 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.…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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&…

  9. 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. "…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Alanis Morissette Plans Fall U.S. Tour

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With her new album, "Flavors of Entanglement," due out June 10 on Maverick/Reprise, Alanis Morissette is planning an intense spate of road work that will include headlining dates in North America this With her new album, "Flavors of Entanglement," due out June 10 on…

  14. 'No End In Sight' For Foreigner

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Foreigner is taking a backward glance at its career this summer with "No End in Sight: The Very Best of Foreigner," due July 15 on Rhino. Foreigner is taking a backward glance at its career this summer with "No End in Sight: The Very Best of Foreigner," due July 15 on…

  15. Steve Miller Band Celebrates 40 Years With 'Live' DVD

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As the Steve Miller Band marks the 40th anniversary of the release of its first two albums, it will release its first-ever DVD, "Live From Chicago," on May 20. As the Steve Miller Band marks the 40th anniversary of the release of its first two albums, it will release its first-ever…

  16. Billboard Bits: John Mellencamp, Trisha Yearwood, Vanessa Williams/Gretchen Wilson

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT King-Mellencamp musical postponed; Yearwood on the Times bestseller list; Williams, Wilson earn belated degrees The John Mellencamp/Stephen King musical "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," which, as previously reported , was set to open at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre in April…

  17. Bootsy Collins Spearheading James Brown Tribute

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bootsy Collins is spearheading a star-studded tour dubbed "A Tribute to James Brown" featuring alumni from Brown’s own legendary J.B.’s that is slated for the fall. Bootsy Collins is spearheading a star-studded tour dubbed "A Tribute to James Brown" featuring alumni from…

  18. This Day in Music

    May 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pearl Jam sticks around after taping a song for CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman to play a 10-song set inside New York's Ed Sullivan Theatre exclusively for members of its fan club. 2006 - Pearl Jam sticks around after taping a song for CBS' "The Late…

  19. Chart Beat Chat

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss The Billboard Hot 100, Leona Lewis, Paul Davis (R.I.P.) and more! NO COUNTRY FOR HOT 100? Fred, I love your books and Chart Beat, just wish you were in print again. You say the Hot 100 is based on airplay and sales, so explain how country songs with no sales can…

  20. Boston To Wrap New Album After Summer Tour

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Boston leader Tom Scholz tells Billboard.com he hopes to finish recording the band's next studio album after its summer tour and have it out "just after the first of the year." Boston leader Tom Scholz tells Billboard.com he hopes to finish recording the band's next studio…

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