1. This Day in Music

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Southern rock vocalist Danny Joe Brown dies of complications from diabetes at his home in Florida. He is 53. A Jacksonville, Fla., native, Brown was best known for his work with Molly Hatchet, 2005 - Southern rock vocalist Danny Joe Brown dies of complications from diabetes at his home…

  2. Juanes / March 6, 2008 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Leading the entire arena - some fans waving Colombian flags, others aiming cell phone cameras - in a chorus of call and response, Juanes opened his Madison Square Garden show with his 2002 breakout hi Leading the entire arena - some fans waving Colombian flags, others aiming cell phone…

  3. Rap It Up

    March 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST After a three-month delay due to sample clearance issues, rapper Rick Ross is back this week with "Trilla" via Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam. After a three-month delay due to sample clearance issues, rapper Rick Ross is back this week with "Trilla" via Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam. The…

  4. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    March 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST A crossover hit leads Snoop Dogg into the land of "Seduction," Paula Abdul gives "American Idol" colleague Randy Jackson a boost, Rick Ross and Fat Joe rap their way back and Kaki King makes a guitar- The first solo album in eight years from famed indie rapper Del the…

  5. Whitesnake Turns 30 With New Album, Tour

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST After a decade-plus gap between studio albums, Whitesnake makes its debut on SPV with "Good To Be Bad," due April 22. After a decade-plus gap between studio albums, Whitesnake makes its debut on SPV with "Good To Be Bad," due April 22. "The album contains all the…

  6. Chart Beat

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Usher's "Love in This Club," American 'Idols,' Janet Jackson and more! 'CLUB' PLAY: Adding sales to airplay can be like adding Mentos to Diet Coke. The resulting explosion has carried "Love in This Club" (LaFace) by Usher featuring…

  7. Linda Perry Sues Warner Over Blunt Royalties

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Songwriter/producer Linda Perry is suing Warner Music Group for not turning over millions of dollars in royalties from the debut album of her protege, English singer James Blunt. Songwriter/producer Linda Perry is suing Warner Music Group for not turning over millions of dollars in royalties…

  8. This Day in Music

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Chris Curtis, the original drummer and backing vocalist for influential 1960s Merseybeat combo the Searchers, dies in Liverpool, England, after a long illness. He is 63. 2005 - Chris Curtis, the original drummer and backing vocalist for influential 1960s Merseybeat combo the Searchers,…

  9. Dead Meadow

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live shows are precisely how the Washington, D.C., natives have aggregated their loyal fanbase, though record sales of their fourth full-length, "Old Growth" haven't hurt either. "Most bands have to be live bands. That's the nature of the beast these days," says…

  10. Famous Pals Belt It Out In Kimmel/Affleck Clip

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jimmy Kimmel's "I'm F*cking Ben Affleck" video on his late-night ABC talk show, which features such artists as Josh Groban, Perry Farrell, Macy Gray and members of Good Charlotte, tallied almost 500,0 Never has an expression of love been so public -- or featured so many…

  11. 'Once,' 'Atonement' Triumph In Music Oscars

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova won best original song for "Falling Slowly" from "Once" and Dario Marianelli won the Oscar for original score for "Atonement" at the 80th Academy Awards last night in Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova won best original song for …

  12. Ask Billboard

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Keith answers readers' questions on the Hot Singles Sales charts, Bubbling Under, satellite radio and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . SINGLE IN AMERICA Hi Keith I've been watching with…

  13. Chart Beat

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Michael Jackson, Brad Paisley, Mariah Carey and more! KING OF POP (CATALOG): In its original run, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was on The Billboard 200 for 122 weeks, 37 of which were spent at No. 1. With the re-entry of a silver anniversary edition, the…

  14. Billboard Bits: Jakob Dylan, Love, DirecTV/SXSW

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Columbia Records and Starbucks Entertainment will co-release the solo debut from Wallflowers frontman Jakob Dylan. Columbia Records and Starbucks Entertainment will co-release the solo debut from Wallflowers frontman Jakob Dylan. Due May 13, the largely acoustic "Seeing Things" was…

  15. Smith Keeps Rocking During Chili Peppers Break

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST With his regular band and at least four side projects, Chad Smith is making his case as the hardest working man -- or at least drummer -- in show biz these days. With his regular band and at least four side projects, Chad Smith is making his case as the hardest working man -- or at least…

  16. Alicia Keys, Jordin Sparks Team For Tour

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys will embark on a two-month North American tour April 19 in Hampton, Va., with support from 2007 "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks. The run comes in support of Keys' latest J album, "As Alicia Keys will embark on a two-month North American tour April 19 in…

  17. Aerosmith To Star In New 'Guitar Hero' Game

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Activision Inc today (Feb. 15) unveiled a new "Guitar Hero" video game focusing on Aerosmith, taking the billion-dollar franchise in a new direction. The game will feature about 30 Aerosmith songs as Activision Inc today (Feb. 15) unveiled a new "Guitar Hero" video game…

  18. This Day in Music

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley are arrested in North Florida after officers find marijuana in their car. Julian and Stephen Marley, also reggae musicians are released on $500 bail 2002 - Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley are arrested in North Florida after…

  19. Johansson Unveils Waits Covers Album In NYC

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Scarlett Johansson unveiled her debut album, "Anywhere I Lay My Head," for journalists today (Feb. 12) at New York's Joe's Pub. Scarlett Johansson unveiled her debut album, "Anywhere I Lay My Head," for journalists today (Feb. 12) at New York's Joe's…

  20. Billboard Goes Backstage At The Grammys

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST News and notes from backstage at the 50th annual Grammy Awards, held Feb. 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. News and notes from backstage at the 50th annual Grammy Awards, held Feb. 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Amy Winehouse and Kanye West were the big winners , with five…

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