1. Debut Freebass Album Expected Next March

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Freebass, the rock act featuring former Joy Division/New Order bass player Peter Hook, Mani from the Stone Roses/Primal Scream and Andy Rourke of the Smiths, is planning to release its as-yet-untitled Freebass, the rock act featuring former Joy Division/New Order bass player Peter Hook, Mani…

  2. Keyboardist: Phish To Explore 'Possible Futures'

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of increasing chatter that a Phish reunion may be in the cards in the coming months, keyboardist Page McConnell issued a statement confirming the group's members plan to meet to discuss th In the wake of increasing chatter that a Phish reunion may be in the cards in the…

  3. Phish Reuniting In Studio With Steve Lillywhite?

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Could Phish be ready to reunite? According to an online report, the beloved jam band will do exactly that at some point in the near future, when it hits the studio to make an album with producer Steve Could Phish be ready to reunite? According to an online report , the beloved jam band will…

  4. Lil Wayne

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After a late night in an Atlanta recording studio, the croak in Lil Wayne's voice is especially noticeable. A little more than two weeks ago, the self-proclaimed and highly co-signed "best rapper aliv After a late night in an Atlanta recording studio, the croak in Lil Wayne's…

  5. 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,…

  6. Sparks

    June 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT I only agreed to do it because I thought it wouldn't happen. Twenty-one albums in 21 nights? More than 270 songs? Are you nuts? Sure, let's do it. As Christmas 2007 approached, "Sparks 21X21" was evol Cult rock act Sparks is in the midst of performing all 21 of its albums…

  7. Worth The Wait

    June 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" has been one of the most anticipated albums in hip-hop since last year, but only this week is it finally seeing the light of day via Cash Money/Universal. Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" has been one of the most anticipated albums in hip…

  8. This Day in Music

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Blues singer Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore dies in Yazoo City, Miss., after a long illness. He is 90. Born in Topeka, Kan., Moore grew up in Memphis. He worked with various Kansas City jazz bands, a 2004 - Blues singer Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore dies in Yazoo City, Miss.,…

  9. Steve Miller Band Celebrates 40 Years With 'Live' DVD

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As the Steve Miller Band marks the 40th anniversary of the release of its first two albums, it will release its first-ever DVD, "Live From Chicago," on May 20. As the Steve Miller Band marks the 40th anniversary of the release of its first two albums, it will release its first-ever…

  10. The Billboard Q&A: Dolly Parton

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Since arriving in Nashville at 18 and being introduced to America on "The Porter Wagoner Show," Dolly Parton has written some of the most enduring songs in the pop and country canons, conquered film, Since arriving in Nashville at 18 and being introduced to America on "The…

  11. Weiland Hits Back At Ex-Velvet Revolver Mates

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A day after the non-singing members of Velvet Revolver announced they were moving on without him, frontman Scott Weiland has responded to the move via a venom-filled statement. A day after the non-singing members of Velvet Revolver announced they were moving on without him, frontman Scott…

  12. Chart Beat Chat

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Leona Lewis, artist's nationalities, Spice Girls and more! LOVING LEONA Hi Fred, I wrote to you back in February regarding Leona Lewis and her new single "Bleeding Love." I asked how she was progressing on the Billboard charts. I see that "…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden dies after a show at New York's Knitting Factory. He is 49. Cause of death is an enlarged heart. 2006 - Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden dies after a show at New York's Knitting Factory. He is 49. Cause of death is an enlarged heart. 2002 -…

  14. Jos Gonzlez / Mar. 11, 2008 / New York (Highline Ballroom)

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The first three songs were enough for José González to hypnotize the audience during the last of his two shows Tuesday night (March 11) at New York's Highline Ballroom. The first three songs were enough for José González to hypnotize the audience during the last of his two shows Tuesday…

  15. Madonna, Mellencamp Lead Rock Hall's '08 Class

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pop superstar Madonna, heartland rocker John Mellencamp, singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen, British Invasion pioneers the Dave Clark Five and instrumental rock legends the Ventures were inducted into th Pop superstar Madonna, heartland rocker John Mellencamp, singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen,…

  16. Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Class Of 2008

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT This week, a new set of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers including Madonna and Leonard Cohen are joining the ranks alongside legends like the Beatles and the Ramones. Billboard.com takes a look at -- and A new set of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers is being inducted on March 10 at New York's…

  17. Donna Summer Inks With Burgundy

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Donna Summer will break a 17-year drought of studio albums with all new material thanks to a new deal with Sony BMG's Burgundy Records. Dubbed "Crayons," the project will arrive May 20. Donna Summer will break a 17-year drought of studio albums with all new material thanks to a…

  18. Portishead Relaunching At Coachella

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Out in the California desert, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is fast becoming an oasis for high-profile reunions. This year, Portishead will relaunch at the event, in support of its fi Out in the California desert, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is fast…

  19. In Our Talons: The Bowerbirds

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bowerbirds were born of the natural surroundings in the rural Carolinas and with song titles like "Bur Oak," "Hooves," "In Our Talons" and "Olive Hearts," the trio wears their organic sound on their ( Bowerbirds were born of the natural surroundings in…

  20. This Day in Music

    February 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested just before 3 a.m. after taking a joy ride in an ambulance. Griggs and band member Kevin Weaver came upon the vehicle, with keys inside, in the parking lo 2001 - Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested just before 3 a.m. after taking a joy ride in…

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