1. That's How Country Boys (And Girls) Roll

    August 03, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 'GOOD' JOB, JERROD: Billboard's Country Songs chart, to be refreshed, along with all surveys, Thursday on billboard.com, sports several notable feats this week, beginning at the summit. Jerrod Niemann notches his first No. 1, as "Lover, Lover" lifts 3-1. With the…

  2. Joaquin Phoenix Hip-Hop Documentary Gets Sept. 10 Release

    July 14, 2010 4:49 PM EDT A movie chronicling Joaquin Phoenix's puzzling 2008 decision to retire from acting and reinvent himself as a hip-hop musician will debut in U.S. movie theaters in September -- and distributors insist it is not a mockumentary. Independent movie distributors Magnolia Pictures said on…

  3. John Mayer's Sexually, Racially Charged Playboy Interview Sparks Outrage

    February 10, 2010 1:41 PM EST J ohn Mayer , the singer/songwriter whose rocky relationships with stars like Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston are well-documented in the tabloids, sparked heated debate among his fans on Wednesday by dishing on all that -- plus his controversial feelings about race -- in the new issue of…

  4. Tim McGraw, Gwyneth Paltrow To Star In Country Musical Drama

    December 02, 2009 4:39 PM EST Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw , Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester are set to star in Screen Gems' country singing drama "Love Don't Let Me Down," which Shana Feste wrote and is directing. Tobey Maguire and Jenno Topping are producing under their Maguire Entertainment…

  5. U2, Kid Rock, Plant/Krauss Added To Grammys

    January 29, 2009 10:42 AM EST U2, Kid Rock, Rihanna and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have joined the performance lineup for the 51st Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 8 at Los Angeles' Staples Center and broadcast live on CBS. They join previously announced performers Kenny Chesney, Coldplay, Jennifer Hudson, Jonas…

  6. Memoir Says Madonna's True Love Is Herself

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A memoir by Madonna's brother says the singer really does love her husband, director Guy Ritchie, but, apparently, not as much as she loves her career and herself. A memoir by Madonna's brother says the singer really does love her husband, director Guy Ritchie, but, apparently, not…

  7. Martin's Brits Comment Perplexes Coldplay Fans

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST When accepting the best album prize at the Brit Awards last night (Feb. 15) in London, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin dropped a bomb. "Thank you. That's it," he said. "We won't see you for a very long When accepting the best album prize at the Brit Awards last night …

  8. Coldplay Sounds Loud, Proud On 'X&Y'

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay offers up a bigger, louder version of its widely loved pop/rock sound on its third studio album, "X&Y." Due June 7 in North America via Capitol, the 12-track set is led by the soaring sin Coldplay offers up a bigger, louder version of its widely loved pop/rock sound on…

  9. Capitol Eyes March British Invasion

    November 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Capitol Records' release schedule will have a British flair in March, when the label will issue highly anticipated, as-yet-untitled new albums from Coldplay and Doves, Billboard.com has learned. Capitol Records' release schedule will have a British flair in March, when the label…

  10. Tunes On TV

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 8-14, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 8 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Alicia Keys (also scheduled: Gwyneth Paltrow). "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: guest co…

  11. Assault Charge Dropped Vs. Coldplay Singer

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Police in Sydney today (Nov. 21) dropped a malicious damage charge that was filed against Coldplay frontman Chris Martin after he allegedly smashed the windshield of a photographer in Australia. Police in Sydney today (Nov. 21) dropped a malicious damage charge that was filed against Coldplay…

  12. Tunes On TV

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 4-10, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, NOV. 4 "Rock the House," VH1 Featured Artist: Tommy Lee. "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artist: Aaliyah, Will Smith, Christina Aguilera, Sum 41. …

  13. Coldplay Sings For Stars In NYC

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock quartet Coldplay previewed six new songs and a B-side from its upcoming sophomore Parlophone/Capitol album, "A Rush of Blood to the Head," last night (Aug. 12) at New York's sold-out Bowery U.K. rock quartet Coldplay previewed six new songs and a B-side from its…

  14. Madonna Makes London Stage Debut

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Devoted fans of Madonna waited in the rain outside Wyndham's Theatre last night (May 13) to cheer on the 43-year-old performer in her first London stage performance. Seats for "Up for Grabs" had sold Devoted fans of Madonna waited in the rain outside Wyndham's Theatre last…

  15. Crow Stumps For New Album In London

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sheryl Crow played her first U.K. show in more than three years last night (March 20) at the 800-capacity Scala club in London's King's Cross. The 100-minute set came as part of a week-long promotiona Sheryl Crow played her first U.K. show in more than three years last night (March…

  16. Seattle Rocks For Hunger Benefit

    October 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A marathon concert featuring R.E.M., Pearl Jam, Alanis Morissette, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, and Mana last night (Oct. 22) capped off the Groundwork 2001 concert series in Seattle. Proceeds from the week- A marathon concert featuring R.E.M., Pearl Jam, Alanis Morissette, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, and…

  17. More Stars, More Tix For NYC Benefit

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie, Elton John, and U2's Bono and the Edge have all been added to the bill for the Concert for New York City, Billboard.com has learned. Also newly added to the show, set for Saturday (Oct. 2 David Bowie, Elton John, and U2's Bono and the Edge have all been added to the…

  18. Update: Top Stars Sign On For 'New York' Benefit

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney will headline a benefit concert for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., and has invited some of the biggest names in the music world to join him. McCartney's U.K. spo Paul McCartney will headline a benefit concert for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist…

  19. Chili Peppers Plug In For Charity Shows

    February 16, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform at two charity shows next month, a March 1 benefit for a substance abuse counselor in Los Angeles and a March 14 event for local charities in New York. The Gramm The Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform at two charity shows next month, a March 1 benefit…

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