1. Reznor, Casablancas Drop In On QOTSA Album

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, the Strokes' Julian Casablancas, former group member Mark Lanegan and ZZ Top guitarist Billy F. Gibbons make guest appearances on the new Queens Of The Stone Age album, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, the Strokes' Julian Casablancas, former…

  2. Mika Tops U.K. Singles, Album Chart Again

    February 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Casablanca/Universal Island's breakthrough artist Mika again scored "double top" as the new U.K. sales charts were published yesterday (Feb. 18). "Grace Kelly" started a fifth week atop the singles su Casablanca/Universal Island's breakthrough artist Mika again…

  3. This Day in Music

    February 13, 2007 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…

  4. Mika Dominates U.K. Album, Singles Chart

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Lebanese-born singer/songwriter Mika's triumphant U.K. launch by Casablanca/Universal Island became complete yesterday (Feb. 11) as his debut album "Life in Cartoon Motion" debuted at No. 1 and the si Lebanese-born singer/songwriter Mika's triumphant U.K. launch by…

  5. Chart Beat

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses John Mellencamp, Weird Al Yankovic, Lily Allen and more! LET 'FREEDOM'S' RING: John Mellencamp returns to The Billboard 200 in a triumphant way, with the highest-debuting set of his career and his first top 10 album in just over 10 years. "Freedom's…

  6. Lewis, Winehouse Rule The Roost On U.K. Charts

    January 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST "X Factor" winner Leona Lewis retained her singles crown on yesterday's (Jan. 14) new U.K. sales charts, as "A Moment Like This" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) narrowly held off "Proper Education" (Data/Positi "X Factor" winner Leona Lewis retained her…

  7. Industry Icon Ahmet Ertegun Dies At 83

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun died today (Dec. 14) at New York's Weill Cornell Medical Center. He was 83. Ertegun was critically injured when he fell backstage at a Rolling Stones concert Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun died today (Dec. 14) at New York's Weill…

  8. Mika

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST "In the U.K., they call this pop, but in America it's rock," Mika tells Billboard.com. "I consider myself a singer-songwriter -- although there's a bad stigma about the term." "In the U.K., they call this pop, but in America it's rock," Mika tells…

  9. Chart Beat Chat

    November 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss the "Now That's What I Call Music" series, album trilogies and more! THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS 'NOW' Hi Fred, I started collecting the top 10 of the top 200 Billboard albums back in 1981. I also started comparing the U.S. album charts to the…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Barbra Streisand releases her 60th album on Columbia Records. The set finds the chanteuse covering 12 songs made popular in movies from 1935-1988. "The Movie Album" comprises all-new rec 2005 - Wyclef Jean and Norah Jones make available for download ìAny…

  11. Billboard Bits: T.J. Martell Foundation, 'Rhythms Del Mundo,' iTunes/Hear Music

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The T.J. Martell Foundation's 31st annual Awards Gala will touch down Oct. 10 at the Marriott Marquis in New York. The T.J. Martell Foundation's 31st annual Awards Gala will touch down Oct. 10 at the Marriott Marquis in New York. This year's fundraiser honors former President…

  12. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Strokes / Sept. 26, 2006 / Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl)

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Celebrating 30 years making music together, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers treated this Hollywood Bowl crowd to an effortless set of solid gold hits, tasteful new songs and well-chosen covers. Celebrating 30 years making music together, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers treated this Hollywood…

  13. Lennon Channels Breakup Through Sophomore Album

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sean Lennon has some weighty topics on his mind on "Friendly Fire," his first solo album in eight years. Sean Lennon has some weighty topics on his mind on "Friendly Fire," his first solo album in eight years. As previously reported , the set is due Sept. 26 via Capitol…

  14. Strokes' Guitarist Hammond Readies Solo Debut

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. will release his solo debut, "Yours To Keep," Oct. 9 in the United Kingdom via Rough Trade. There are no plans to release the set in the United States at prese The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. will release his solo debut, "Yours…

  15. Unreleased Lennon Cuts Enrich Documentary Soundtrack

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to the upcoming documentary "The U.S. vs. John Lennon" will be released on CD and digitally Sept. 26 via Capitol/EMI. The soundtrack to the upcoming documentary "The U.S. vs. John Lennon" will be released on CD and digitally Sept. 26 via Capitol/EMI. The…

  16. Beatles Musical Set To Open In Las Vegas

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In the desert gambling city of Las Vegas, the Canadian acrobatic troupe Cirque du Soleil today (June 30) opens its "Love" celebration of the musical legacy of the Beatles, marking the band's first agr In the desert gambling city of Las Vegas, the Canadian acrobatic troupe…

  17. The Clash's 'Rude Boy' Finally Headed To DVD

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The 1980 film starring the Clash, "Rude Boy," will make its DVD debut Aug. 1 via Epic/Legacy, Billboard.com has learned. The 1980 film starring the Clash, "Rude Boy," will make its DVD debut Aug. 1 via Epic/Legacy, Billboard.com has learned. The fictional documentary…

  18. 'Mercy': Strokes Cover Gaye With Vedder, Homme

    June 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Although a spokesperson could not confirm details, the Strokes have recorded a cover of Marvin Gaye's "Mercy Mercy Me" with Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme, Billboard Although a spokesperson could not confirm details, the Strokes have…

  19. Pearl Jam Rocks 'Late Show,' Vedder Joins Strokes

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam stuck around last night (May 4) after taping a song for CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman" to play a 10-song set inside New York's Ed Sullivan Theatre exclusively for members of its f Pearl Jam stuck around last night (May 4) after taping a song for CBS&…

  20. Four Tet 'Kicks' Back With Compilation

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Four Tet's Kieran Hebden takes the helm of !K7's long-running "DJ Kicks" series, which will be released this summer. Four Tet's Kieran Hebden takes the helm of !K7's long-running "DJ Kicks" series, which will be released in mid-July. The 20-track set…

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