1. TVOTR, Zinner Bolster Celebration Sophomore Disc

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Guest spots from TV On The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner and members of Antibalas will be found on Baltimore rock act Celebration's sophomore album, "The Modern Tribe," due Oct. 9 via 4 Guest spots from TV On The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner and…

  2. Marc Cohn Plots First Album In Nine Years

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Marc Cohn will release his first studio album in nine years, "Join the Parade," Oct. 9 via Decca. The project comes on the heels of the 2005 incident in Denver when he was shot in th Singer/songwriter Marc Cohn will release his first studio album in nine years, …

  3. Garth's Return: Retail, Radio, Live Stage?

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Garth Brooks juggernaut is setting the table for a new release. And this time, Billboard has learned, you won't find it only at Wal-Mart. After exclusively selling his music through that big-box m The Garth Brooks juggernaut is setting the table for a new release. And this time,…

  4. Chart Beat

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Hot Country Songs Chart, Rihanna's "Umbrella," Fantasia's "When I See U" and more! JUST 'BECAUSE': A 12-10 move for "Because of You" (MCA) by Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson rewrites the history of the Hot Country Songs chart.…

  5. Music Legends Crowd Fats Domino Tribute Album

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Elton John, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Robert Plant and Willie Nelson have put their own spin on Fats Domino hits for an upcoming charity tribute album, due Sept. 25 via Vanguard. The double-disc "Go Elton John, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Robert Plant and Willie Nelson have put their…

  6. XBXRX

    June 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There is absolutely no circulation in this basement. Two layers of doors are closed when the bands play. Oxygen seriously runs out when bands are playing. DAY ONE (Bakersfield, Calif.) Zach, our first bassist, showed up to our show. We had not seen him in 7 years. Apparently he got out of our…

  7. Banner Rebounds From 'Worst Year' With New Album

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Although rapper David Banner has been quiet for a while, it's not because he hasn't been busy. Rather, he's been doing some soul searching. "2006 was the worst year of my life," Banner tells Billboard Although rapper David Banner has been quiet for a while, it's…

  8. Billboard Bits: New Orleans Benefit, Siren Fest, Dax Riggs

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Indigo Girls, My Morning Jacket's Jim James and OK Go's Damian Kulash will perform at a May 27 concert at New Orleans' Tipitina's. Proceeds from the show, presented by the Future of Music Coalition an Indigo Girls, My Morning Jacket's Jim James and OK Go's Damian…

  9. Serbia's Serifovic Wins Eurovision Song Contest

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Serbia's Marija Serifovic has claimed victory in the 52nd annual Eurovision Song Contest, held in Helsinki on May 12. This is the first win for Serbia and the first time in the contest for the Balkan Serbia's Marija Serifovic has claimed victory in the 52nd annual Eurovision Song…

  10. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival / April 27-29, 2006 / New Orleans (Fair Grounds Race Course)

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Last year's edition of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was aptly dubbed a miracle, because divine intervention -- manifested via major sponsorship from Shell Oil Co. and the sheer determina Last year's edition of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was aptly dubbed…

  11. 'Never' Say Never

    April 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The music of the civil rights era is on the mind of soul legend Mavis Staples. Her new Anti- album, "We'll Never Turn Back," leans heavily on songs from the period in which the Staples Singers began t The music of the civil rights era is on the mind of soul legend Mavis Staples…

  12. Tweedy Gets Into Hunter's 'Heads' On New CD

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ian Hunter's forthcoming solo album "Shrunken Heads," his first in six years, is a mixture of American politics and just old-fashioned fun, the singer says. Ian Hunter's forthcoming solo album "Shrunken Heads," his first in six years, is a mixture of American…

  13. Crow Goes Back To School For Environmental Tour

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sheryl Crow has headed back to school to dialog with college students about the growing problem of global warming. Crow and environmentalist Laurie David (wife of comedian Larry David) are in the mids Sheryl Crow has headed back to school to dialog with college students about the growing…

  14. HARRY CONNICK JR., "Oh, My Nola" / "Chanson du Vieux Carre"

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST New Orleans' homegrown musical culture, facing the fight of its life, lives large in Harry Connick Jr.'s simultaneously released albums, each offering a multiplicity of strains that collectively have New Orleans' homegrown musical culture, facing the fight of its life, lives…

  15. This Day in Music

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST - A cover of Joseph Arthur's "In the Sun" recorded by R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe as a digital EP becomes available via the iTunes Music Store. Proceeds from sales of the single benefit Mercy C 2006 - A cover of Joseph Arthur's "In the Sun" recorded by R.E…

  16. Stewart, Connick Jr., Morrison Set For Jazz Fest

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Organizers of the 38th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival have announced the lineup for this year's two-weekend event. Rod Stewart, Van Morrison, Norah Jones, Brad Paisley and Dr. John le Organizers of the 38th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival have announced…

  17. Jerkins-Helmed 'We Are Family' Hitting Stores

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Originally expected last fall, the Rodney Jerkins-helmed all-star cover of Sister Sledge's "We Are Family" will be released Feb. 27 on the CD/DVD "We Are Family 2007." Originally expected last fall, the Rodney Jerkins-helmed all-star cover of Sister Sledge's …

  18. Ozomatli Indulges Artistic Side On New Album

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles band Ozomatli's upcoming album is a work of art, literally. "Don't Mess With the Dragon," due March 27 via Concord, is the product of an interactive art exhibit in which the band exposed t Los Angeles band Ozomatli's upcoming album is a work of art,…

  19. Chart Beat

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred tackles news on Akon, Yusuf Islam, Beyonce and more! DOUBLE TEAMED: Akon has secured his first No. 1 hit on The Billboard Hot 100, but it's not "Smack That," the single that remains No. 2 for the fifth consecutive week. Instead, "I Wanna Love You" (SRC/Up Front…

  20. De Niro, 50 Cent Heading To 'New Orleans' ?

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Robert De Niro and 50 Cent are in final negotiations to co-star in "New Orleans," a police thriller set to be directed by Tim Hunter. The pair star as police partners investigating a murder in the pos Robert De Niro and 50 Cent are in final negotiations to co-star in "New…

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