1. 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…

  2. This Day in Music

    May 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A member of rapper T.I.'s entourage is shot and killed early in the in Cincinnati, following a party for the artist at the city's Club Ritz. 2006 - A member of rapper T.I.'s entourage is shot and killed early in the in Cincinnati, following a party for the artist at the…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. The Billboard Q&A: Def Leppard's Joe Elliott

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT An album with a title like "Songs From the Sparkle Lounge" begs the question: what's a Sparkle Lounge? An album with a title like "Songs From the Sparkle Lounge" begs the question: what's a Sparkle Lounge? According to Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott, it was a…

  6. Duran Duran Teams With Mark Ronson For Concert

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Duran Duran and hot producer Mark Ronson will join forces on July 2 at Paris' La Cigale for a special concert collaboration. Duran Duran and hot producer Mark Ronson will join forces on July 2 at Paris' La Cigale for a special concert collaboration. Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes…

  7. Yes Reveals 'Very Different' New Material

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Even as it prepares for its 40th anniversary tour this summer, Yes is working on new material, frontman Jon Anderson has revealed to Billboard.com. Even as it prepares for its 40th anniversary tour this summer, Yes is working on new material, frontman Jon Anderson has revealed to Billboard…

  8. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., performing six songs in front of one of the largest crowds ever to witness an artist at the 2006 - Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in…

  9. Jewel, Brad Paisley To Tour Together

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jewel and Brad Paisley are teaming up for a concert tour this summer, set to kick off June 11 in Albuquerque, N.M., as the former continues her transition into the country music market. Jewel and Brad Paisley are teaming up for a concert tour this summer, set to kick off June 11 in…

  10. Bon Jovi Central Park Concert Plans Underway

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi is planning a date in New York's Central Park this summer. In a new interview with SportsIllustrated.com, Jon Bon Jovi reveals, "We always end every tour at Giants Stadium, but we're going to Bon Jovi is planning a date in New York's Central Park this summer. In a…

  11. R.E.M. Will Revisit 'Early Days' On Summer Tour

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After delighting fans with rarities such as "Second Guessing" and "Animal" at its performances thus far this year, R.E.M. is promising to dig further into its vaults for its return to the road on May After delighting fans with rarities such as "Second Guessing"…

  12. Peter Moren

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT If it all becomes one long hangover, you will end up seeing touring as an angst-ridden thing and try to get away from it to fight the touring demon. April 21, New York We (that means me, our tour manager Peter Hamilton and Tobias Fröberg, supporting act and backing musician) came in from…

  13. Midnight Oil Remastering 80s Catalog

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fans of the new Legacy Edition of Midnight Oil's 1987 album "Diesel and Dust" have more updates of the Australian band's vintage material to look forward to, guitarist Jim Moginie tells Billboard.com. Fans of the new Legacy Edition of Midnight Oil's 1987 album "…

  14. Alicia Keys Mulls Next Album, New Single

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The 2007 chart-topping album "As I Am" is still a fresh concern for Alicia Keys, but the singer tells Billboard.com that she's already actively mulling her next record. "I've been thinking about the n The 2007 chart-topping album "As I Am" is still a fresh…

  15. Ben Folds Eyeing September For New Album

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ben Folds is hoping to have his next album out in September, but he plans to keep previewing new songs at shows before then, including appearances at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, the Bo Ben Folds is hoping to have his next album out in September, but he plans to keep previewing…

  16. 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,…

  17. New Social Network Targets 35-And-Older Crowd

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT GetBack Media, a social network from the founders of DVD company Shout! Factory that's geared for people over age 35, launches today (April 23) stocked with music and TV content. GetBack Media, a social network from the founders of DVD company Shout! Factory that's geared for people…

  18. Goo Goo Dolls Plotting Next Studio Album

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Goo Goo Dolls plan to take a stripped-down approach to their next album, which frontman John Rzeznik hopes to have out in the fourth quarter of this year. The Goo Goo Dolls plan to take a stripped-down approach to their next album, which frontman John Rzeznik hopes to have out in the…

  19. My Bloody Valentine To Curate New York Festival

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The reunited My Bloody Valentine will headline and curate a new upstate New York branch of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival on Sept. 19-21. According to the Daily Swarm, MBV will also perform in si The reunited My Bloody Valentine will headline and curate a new upstate New York branch…

  20. Staind's Lewis Quiets Down For Solo Disc

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Even though Staind's next album is due out "July-ish," frontman Aaron Lewis is still making plans to record a solo album in the near future. "As soon as this (Staind) record is done and while we're ou Even though Staind's next album is due out "July-ish,…

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