1. The Decade in Music: Top 50 Moments page 2

    December 23, 2009 10:46 AM EST Chart Article list divider « Previous 50-41 40-31 30-21 20-11 10-1 Next » 40 Phil Spector Guilty of Crazy Hair, Murder (May 29, 2009) Phil Spector's "wall of sound" was responsible for many '60s pop staples, but the legendary producer will be remembered by this generation…

  2. Goldfrapp Diving 'Head First' Into New Album

    December 01, 2009 1:08 PM EST U.K.-based duo Goldfrapp will quickly follow up its 2008 album "Seventh Tree" with "Head First," due March 23 in the United States from Mute and a day earlier internationally. A track list has yet to be announced, but the dancefloor-friendly first single, "Rocket,…

  3. Ask Billboard: Jay Sean Meets The Beatles

    October 09, 2009 4:44 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 ANSWER' IS THE QUESTION Gary, First, I want to say that "…

  4. Rodrigo Y Gabriela, "11:11"

    September 01, 2009 11:31 AM EDT There was a slight novelty aspect to the way the Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo Y Gabriela dazzled listeners on their self-titled second album in 2006. The pair's guitar chops were undeniable, but flashy versions of Led Zeppelin 's "Stairway to Heaven" and Metallica 's …

  5. White Rabbits

    July 01, 2009 4:49 PM EDT Although the name “White Rabbits” might remind listeners of the psychedelic subculture or “Alice in Wonderland” upon first mention, the band's vocalist and pianist Stephen Patterson notes that the name is in no way, shape or form a reference to either. “It just sounded cool to us at the…

  6. May 26, 2009

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Rapper Xzibit’s two-week-old son, Xavier Kingston Joiner, dies from complications of premature birth. 2006 – Gwen Stefani of No Doubt and her husband, Gavin Rossdale of Bush, welcome their fist son, Kingston James McGregor Rossdale, born in Los Angeles. 2004 – Fantasia Barrino wins…

  7. April 30, 2009

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Mariah Carey marries rapper-actor Nick Cannon in a secret ceremony at Carey’s house in Eleuthera, Bahamas. 2006 – Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. 1999 – Darrell Sweet of Nazareth suffers a fatal heart attack as the…

  8. New Orleans Bluesman Eddie Bo Dies

    March 24, 2009 10:28 AM EDT New Orleans blues singer-pianist Eddie Bo, who worked with musicians such as Irma Thomas and Art Neville, has died of a heart attack. He was 79. His death was confirmed Friday by his close friend and booking agent, Karen Hamilton. Hamilton said Eddie Bo, whose real name was Edwin Joseph…

  9. March 9, 2009

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Brad Delp of Boston commits suicide in his Atkinson, N.H., home. He is 55. 2005 – Country singer Chris LeDoux dies of cancer in Casper, Wy. He is 56. 2005 – George Scott of the Blind Boys of Alabama, dies at his home in Durham, N.C., of complications from diabetes. He is 75. 1997 – The…

  10. Day-By-Day: The Obama Inauguration Music Guide

    January 15, 2009 5:17 PM EST The official Presidential Inauguration kick-off event featuring Bono and Bruce Springsteen on Jan. 18 is one of dozens of Washington D.C. bashes celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in. Aretha Franklin, the Dead, Beyonce, Death Cab For Cute and the Beastie Boys are…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the Palace at Auburn Hills (Mich.) to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The Country Cares concert is presented by Detroit 2005 - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the…

  12. Mason Jennings, Nov. 18, Tuscon, Ariz.

    November 21, 2008 1:09 PM EST A train is roaring past our hotel room through the desert of Tucson. What a sound. This town is alive! Here is an article about the singing black hole. The one I have been talking about on stage. The one that is in Bb. ("I Love You" and "Buddha Too" is in B-flat. So is …

  13. Mason Jennings, Nov. 18, Tuscon, Ariz.

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Why do songs in B flat often open your heart? A train is roaring past our hotel room through the desert of Tucson. What a sound. This town is alive! Here is an article about the singing black hole. The one I have been talking about on stage. The one that is in Bb. ("I Love You" and …

  14. Detroit Rocker Nathaniel Mayer Dies At 64

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Veteran Detroit soul/rock artist Nathaniel Mayer died Saturday (Nov. 1) in his hometown after a series of strokes. He was 64. Veteran Detroit soul/rock artist Nathaniel Mayer died Saturday (Nov. 1) in his hometown after a series of strokes. He was 64. Mayer is best known for the 1962 hit …

  15. New Metallica Album To Arrive On A Friday

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Like its predecessor "St. Anger," the new Metallica album, "Death Magnetic," will be released worldwide off-cycle on Friday Sept. 12. No reason was given for the switch from a traditional Monday/Tuesd Like its predecessor "St. Anger," the new Metallica album, …

  16. Metallica Confirms New Album Track List

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica has confirmed the track list for its upcoming album, "Death Magnetic," due in September via Warner Bros. Metallica has confirmed the track list for its upcoming album, "Death Magnetic," due in September via Warner Bros. The one title sure to set off discussion…

  17. Willie Nelson: An Epic Life

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Patoski's profound understanding of Nelson's life, character and milieu make this in-depth celebration of the Lone Star music legend the Willie bio to get. Veteran Texas scribe Joe Nick Patoski (coauthor, "Stevie Ray Vaughan: Caught in the Crossfire," 1993), well-equipped…

  18. Ozzy, Metallica, Tankian Join One-Off Ozzfest

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Jonathan Davis of Korn, Serj Tankian, Hellyeah, Sevendust and Shadows Fall, among others, are scheduled to appear at this year's one-off Ozzfest, to be held Aug. 9 at Pizza H Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Jonathan Davis of Korn, Serj Tankian, Hellyeah, Sevendust and…

  19. 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…

  20. 'Seventh' Heaven

    February 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Goldfrapp fans are in for a noticeably different sound from the British duo on the Flood-co-produced "Seventh Tree," due this week via Mute. Goldfrapp fans are in for a noticeably different sound from the British duo on the Flood-co-produced "Seventh Tree," due this week…

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