1. Melvins Ready New Album, 'Big' DVD

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Melvins are always up to something. But 2008 is shaping up to be one of the band's busiest years, with a flurry of activity on the horizon. The Melvins are always up to something. But 2008 is shaping up to be one of the band's busiest years, with a flurry of activity on the…

  2. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Lavigne wins for favorite female artist and breakthrough artist, as well as the style awar 2003 - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at the…

  3. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The Japanese government names female pop duo Puffy as goodwill ambassadors to the United States. The act, comprised of Ami Onuki and Yumi Yoshimura, fronts an initiative to encourage Americans 2006 - The Japanese government names female pop duo Puffy as goodwill ambassadors to the…

  4. Chart Beat Chat

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Babyface, Diana Ross, "American Idol" and more! SHOULD BABYFACE TAKE A BOW? In your most recent Chart Beat column, you state, "Babyface's remake of James Taylor's 'Fire and Rain' on the Mercury label climbs 12-10, equaling the…

  5. 'Bricks' And Mortar

    January 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST "Scary but amazing" -- that's Kate Nash's description of America as she contemplates the U.S. release of her quirky piano-pop debut album, "Made of Bricks" (Geffen). "Scary but amazing" -- that's Kate Nash's description of America as she…

  6. Dulli, Lanegan Wrap Gutter Twins Album

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan have wrapped the debut album from their long-in-the-works Gutter Twins project. Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan have wrapped the debut album from their long-in-the-works Gutter Twins project. Due March 4 via Sub Pop, "Saturnalia" features guest appearances by…

  7. This Day in Music

    November 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert dies today of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July. 2006 - Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert dies today of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July. 2003 -…

  8. Billboard Bits: Live Earth, Elton John, Joe Henry

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg, Chris Cornell, Mana and Katie Melua will add an international flair to the lineup for the Germany edition of Live Earth, to be held July 7 at the HSH Nordbank Arena in Hamburg. Snoop Dogg, Chris Cornell, Mana and Katie Melua will add an international flair to the lineup for the…

  9. Chart Beat Chat

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Maroon 5, "American Idol," Eurovision and more! 5 OUT OF FIVE Hello Fred, Such an exciting week on the Hot 100. With Maroon 5 at No. 1, I was "wondering" if they are coincidentally the fifth act with '5' as part of their name. I'…

  10. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Lavigne wins for favorite female artist and breakthrough artist, as well as the style awar 2003 - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at the…

  11. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST - The Japanese government names female pop duo Puffy as goodwill ambassadors to the United States. The act, comprised of Ami Onuki and Yumi Yoshimura, fronts an initiative to encourage Americans 2006 - The Japanese government names female pop duo Puffy as goodwill ambassadors to the…

  12. Mika

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST "In the U.K., they call this pop, but in America it's rock," Mika tells Billboard.com. "I consider myself a singer-songwriter -- although there's a bad stigma about the term." "In the U.K., they call this pop, but in America it's rock," Mika tells…

  13. This Day in Music

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Country singer Chalee Tennison marries guitarist Mark Gillespie following a three-year courtship. The marriage is Tennison's fourth and Gillespie's first.<br clear="none"/><br clear="non 2003 - The paperback edition of late Nirvana…

  14. Billboard Bits: Ray Davies, Kotche/Cline, Wax On Radio/The North Atlantic

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kinks frontman/co-founder Ray Davies will be honored with the prestigious BMI Icon award during the performing rights organization's annual London awards, to be held Oct. 3 at the Dorchester Hotel. Kinks frontman/co-founder Ray Davies will be honored with the prestigious BMI Icon award…

  15. Chart Beat Chat

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Motown, "American Idol," Eurovision and the disappearance of physical singles. TAMLA, MOTOWN, GORDY AND A LITTLE BIT OF SOUL Hello Fred. I noticed an error in your article concerning Motown and its span of chart-topping hits. You stated that the run started with Mary…

  16. Billboard Bits: Bauahus, 'Prairie Home,' Delays

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Bauahus, 'Prairie Home,' Delays Bauhaus has joined the lineup for the 2006 Sasquatch! Music Festival. As previously reported , the event will be held May 26-28 at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash., and will feature Nine Inch Nails, Beck, Death Cab For Cutie, Queens Of…

  17. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Newcomer Nelly Furtado grabs five 2001 Juno Awards nominations for her debut album, "Whoa Nelly!"<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at the…

  18. Billboard Bits: Scott Walker, Willy Mason, Jerome Dillon

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Scott Walker, Willy Mason, Jerome Dillon Cult rock hero Scott Walker will release his first studio album in more than a decade via a new deal with 4AD Records. Titled "The Drift," the set is due in May and is the follow-up to 1995's Drag City effort "Tilt,"…

  19. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Trisha Yearwood gets a special proposal on the same stage where she was married in 1994. After Yearwood, making a guest appearance on the historic Ryman Auditorium stage, finishes her fi 2002 - Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer Brit Award revoked…

  20. Disagreement Puts Shortlist Prize On Hold

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST In its four-year history, the Shortlist Music Prize has become a coveted industry honor, shining a spotlight on artists who have made exceptional albums that have fallen under the mainstream radar. Bu In its four-year history, the Shortlist Music Prize has become a coveted industry honor,…

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