1. Poco Reuniting With Timothy Schmit For Stagecoach Fest

    April 16, 2009 7:05 PM EDT Timothy B. Schmit admits he has to do some "homework" in order to perform with Poco for the first time in 32 years next week. The singer and bassist, who was part of the pioneering country-rock outfit from 1970-77 - stepping in for Randy Meisner, who joined the Eagles, then…

  2. Chart Beat: T.I., James Taylor, Kellie Pickler

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from T.I., James Taylor, Kellie Pickler and more! T.I., T.I., OH!: In a very newsy chart week, one newsmaker stands out above the rest: T.I. rewrites chart history, not only replacing himself at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 but replacing himself as the artist…

  3. Alice In Chains Heading Back On The Road

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After testing the waters with a brief North American run and summer European festival dates, the surviving members of Alice In Chains will head back on the road for an extensive fall tour. After testing the waters with a brief North American run and summer European festival dates, the…

  4. Chart Beat

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Hicks and Chris Daughtry make their chart debuts plus news from Livingston Taylor/Carly Simon, Gnarls Barkley, Dixie Chicks and more! TAYLOR AND CHRIS: When last we checked, 18 "American Idol" contestants had charted in Billboard. Two weeks ago, that total jumped to 19 when…

  5. Alice In Chains Preps U.S. Club Run

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As a tune-up for a summer on the European festival circuit, Alice In Chains will play five U.S. club dates next month. As a tune-up for a summer on the European festival circuit, Alice In Chains will play five U.S. club dates next month. As previously reported , the veteran Seattle rock act…

  6. Alice In Chains Lining Up Summer Tour

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Alice In Chains has lined up more than two-dozen European dates for its first tour since 1996. The veteran Seattle rock act will return to the road beginning May 26 at the Super Bock Festival in Lisbo Alice In Chains has lined up more than two-dozen European dates for its first tour since…

  7. Alice In Chains Members Regroup For Tour

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST The surviving members of Alice In Chains are hitting the road this summer for the first time since frontman Layne Staley's death from a drug overdose in 2002. With Staley, Alice In Chains' last tour w The surviving members of Alice In Chains are hitting the road this summer for the…

  8. B&E: Bronson Arroyo

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Bronson Arroyo. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. After winning the World Series last year, Boston Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo…

  9. Stars Come Out For Seattle Tsunami Benefit

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Some of the Seattle music scene's most esteemed acts raised more than $100,000 for tsunami relief efforts at a Friday benefit concert. Some of the Seattle music scene's most esteemed acts raised more than $100,000 for tsunami relief efforts at a Friday benefit concert. The K-ROCK…

  10. Billboard Bits: CMT Awards, AIC, C-Murder, Osbourne

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on CMT Awards, AIC, C-Murder, Kelly Osbourne Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson are the first performers confirmed for the 2005 CMT Music Awards. Set for April 11 at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center, the two-hour event will be hosted by comedian…

  11. Heart Comes 'Alive' On New Disc

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A two-disc live document of the final show of Heart's 2002 Summer of Love tour, a hometown gig at Seattle's Paramount Theatre, will be released as "Live in Seattle" in CD and SACD formats June 10 via A two-disc live document of the final show of Heart's 2002 Summer of…

  12. Newsted Confirmed For Osbourne's Band

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST As tipped here earlier this month, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted will play bass in Ozzy Osbourne's band this summer on the Ozzfest tour. Newsted will be pulling double duty this year, as Voiv As tipped here earlier this month, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted will play…

  13. Friends, Family Mourn Layne Staley

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The surviving members of Alice In Chains have broken their silence on the passing of lead singer Layne Staley, who was found dead in his Seattle apartment this weekend with heroin-injection parapherna The surviving members of Alice In Chains have broken their silence on the passing of lead…

  14. Heavy Metal Drummer Randy Castillo Dies

    March 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo died Tuesday at the age of 41. While his cause of death has yet to be disclosed, it's believed Castillo succumbed from complications relating to Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo died Tuesday at the age of 41.…

  15. Adams, Gaithers Among Gospel Hall Inductees

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Bill and Gloria Gaither, Inez Andrews, Yolanda Adams, and Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's are among 10 new inductees into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame & Museum for 2002. "This year's induct Bill and Gloria Gaither, Inez Andrews, Yolanda Adams, and Lee Williams &…

  16. Bjork Paints From New Palette

    July 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Unlike the extroverted aural landscapes of much of Bjork's past recordings, which have variously embraced dancefloor beats, big-band overtures, and avant-garde gestures -- "Vespertine" is decidedly in Icelandic singer/songwriter Bjork is sitting in the middle of her sparsely…

  17. Bjork Sets 'Vespertine' Tracklist, Paris Gigs

    June 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Icelandic vocalist Bjork has finalized the tracklisting for her upcoming Elektra album "Vespertine," due Aug. 28. The 12-track set begins with first single "Hidden Place" and includes four other songs Icelandic vocalist Bjork has finalized the tracklisting for her upcoming…

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