1. Michaelson Anchors All-Girl Hotel Cafe Tour

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The fall leg of the Hotel Cafe tour has gone all-girl. The stint kicks off Oct. 9, with a lineup boasting Ingrid Michaelson, plus acts like Rachael Yamagata, Meiko, Priscilla Ahn and Kate Havnevik. The fall leg of the Hotel Cafe tour has gone all-girl. The stint kicks off Oct. 9, with a…

  2. This Day in Music

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - In a Nashville courtroom, country singer Deana Carter avoids jail time by entering a "best interest" plea of driving while impaired, and instead receives a sentence of community service and a f 2002 - In a Nashville courtroom, country singer Deana Carter avoids jail time by…

  3. New Il Divo Album Set For November

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Superstar vocal group Il Divo is eyeing a Nov. 18 release for its next Syco/Columbia studio album. Superstar vocal group Il Divo is eyeing a Nov. 18 release for its next Syco/Columbia studio album. The as-yet-untitled set was produced by Steve Mac, who has worked with Il Divo on several prior…

  4. 'Nashville Star' Crowns New Champion

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Melissa Lawson, a 32-year-old mother of five, is the winner of NBC's "Nashville Star." Lawson was crowned during the show's finale, which aired last night (Aug. 4). Melissa Lawson, a 32-year-old mother of five, is the winner of NBC's "Nashville Star." Lawson…

  5. This Day in Music

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Arif Mardin, the legendary producer/arranger whose career spanned landmark recordings from Aretha Franklin to the Bee Gees to Norah Jones, dies in New York. Mardin is 74 and had been suffering 2006 - Arif Mardin, the legendary producer/arranger whose career spanned landmark recordings…

  6. 'Heights,' 'August' Nab Top Tony Awards

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The spirit of the 62nd annual Tony Awards was captured perfectly early Sunday evening, when Bartlett Sher of "South Pacific" was talking to reporters about winning the trophy for best director of a mu The spirit of the 62nd annual Tony Awards was captured perfectly early Sunday…

  7. Faith Hill Preps First Christmas Album

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill's first Christmas album, "Joy to the World," will arrive Sept. 16 via Warner Bros. The first single is an original track, "A Baby Changes Everything," written by Tim Nichols, Craig Wiseman Faith Hill's first Christmas album, "Joy to the World,…

  8. This Day in Music

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly after his death in 1977, thereby breaking a quarter-century-long stalemate with the Beatles for the most chart 2002 - Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly…

  9. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenced John Coltrane and others, dies of cancer in Boston. He is 69. 2004 - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenced John Coltrane and others, dies of cancer…

  10. Rock Legend Bo Diddley Dies At 79

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock legend Bo Diddley died this morning (June 2) of heart failure in Archer, Fla., according to his spokesperson. He was 79. Diddley suffered a stroke last spring and had a heart attack last August, Rock legend Bo Diddley died this morning (June 2) of heart failure in Archer, Fla., according…

  11. Billboard Bits: Dave Matthews Band, Barack Obama, Liz Phair

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Just as its summer tour is set to begin, Dave Matthews Band has announced that keyboardist Butch Taylor has left the group for unknown reasons. Just as its summer tour is set to begin, Dave Matthews Band has announced that keyboardist Butch Taylor has left the group for unknown reasons. "…

  12. This Day in Music

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in their 22-year career, Red Hot Chili Peppers score a No. 1 album on The Billboard 200. The two-disc "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros.) sells 442,000 copies in the United Sta 2006 - For the first time in their 22-year career, Red Hot Chili Peppers score a…

  13. Death Cab For Cutie Earns Hot Shot Debut, No. 1 Album

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New Kids on the Block, Death Cab and Keith Sweat earn Hot Shot Debuts while Miranda Lambert and Radiohead make a showing as Greatest Gainers. Hot Shot Debuts : Keith Sweat crowns Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums -- and wins the chart’s Hot Shot Debut award -- with "Just Me," his first…

  14. Chart Beat

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses hot chart action from Sinatra, Jason Mraz, the Cure and more! GIVING US HIS 'BEST': The Billboard album chart as we know it today was born on March 24, 1956. Although it wasn't called The Billboard 200 then, that first survey marked the beginning of an ongoing…

  15. Chesney Wins Again, Lambert Surprises At ACM Awards

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite a new voting procedure, Kenny Chesney is still the Academy of Country Music entertainer of the year. He won for the fourth straight year last night (May 18), tying Garth Brooks for the record. Despite a new voting procedure, Kenny Chesney is still the Academy of Country Music…

  16. 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…

  17. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Johnnie Wilder Jr., frontman and co-founder of the 1970s R&B group Heatwave, dies at his home in Clayton, Ohio. He is 56. 2006 - Johnnie Wilder Jr., frontman and co-founder of the 1970s R&B group Heatwave, dies at his home in Clayton, Ohio. He is 56. 2002 - Devoted fans of…

  18. Leona Lewis Holds Onto Hot 100 No. 1

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" keeps the lead on The Billboard Hot 100 as the track holds tight at No. 1 for a fourth non-consecutive week. Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" keeps the lead on the Billboard Hot 100 as the track holds tight at No. 1 for a fourth non…

  19. Jack Bruce, The Animals, The Turtles Lead 2008 Hippiefest

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jack Bruce of Cream, Eric Burdon and the Animals, and The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie will lead the lineup of the third installment of Hippiefest. Jack Bruce of Cream, Eric Burdon and the Animals, and The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie will lead the lineup of the third installment of…

  20. 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…

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