1. This Day in Music

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Robbie Williams loses his two-year court battle with Nigel Martin-Smith, the manager of his former band Take That. 1999 - Robbie Williams loses his two-year court battle with Nigel Martin-Smith, the manager of his former band Take That. 1999 - Sony Corp. unveils hardware designed for…

  2. Chart Beat Chat

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Sheena Easton, Kristine W, Juanes and more! WHICH CAME FIRST, THE 'MORNING' OR THE 'MODERN'? Hi Fred, I love your Chart Beat column. This week you stated that Sheena Easton was the second solo female U.K. act to hit No. 1 with a debut single (…

  3. DMB, Petty Set For First Mile High Festival

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Dave Matthews Band and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers will headline the first Mile High Music Festival, to be held July 19-20 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. The Dave Matthews Band and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers will headline the first Mile High Music…

  4. Citizen Cope Begins Life After RCA

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Citizen Cope is preparing himself for life after major labels. Citizen Cope is preparing himself for life after major labels. The Brooklyn singer/songwriter (aka Clarence Greenwood) was recently released from RCA, which put out his last two albums, 2004's "The Clarence Greenwood…

  5. This Day in Music

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST - British R&B singer Lynden David Hall dies after a two-year fight with cancer. He is 31. 2006 - British R&B singer Lynden David Hall dies after a two-year fight with cancer. He is 31. 2006 - Willie Nelson chooses Valentine's Day to release the gay-themed song "Cowboys…

  6. DMB, Panic, Mayer, Snoop Set For New Festival

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, John Mayer and Snoop Dogg are among the top acts set for Rothbury, a new festival being launched by Madison House Presents and AEG Live. Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, John Mayer and Snoop Dogg are among the top acts set for Rothbury, a new…

  7. Complete Coverage Of The 50th Annual Grammy Awards

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST From the nominations to the grand event, full coverage of the 50th annual Grammy Awards, which took place Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. From the nominations to the grand event, Billboard.com presents full coverage of the 50th annual Grammy Awards, which took place Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. Winehouse,…

  8. Grammy Performances To Celebrate Past, Present

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Longtime Grammy Awards telecast producer Ken Ehrlich likes to focus on "things you won't see elsewhere" at the annual show. And he hopes Sunday is no exception. Longtime Grammy Awards telecast producer Ken Ehrlich likes to focus on "things you won't see elsewhere"…

  9. The Kills Go Rustic To Record New Album

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST London-based rock duo the Kills thought they could cope with recording their latest record in the urban jungle of Los Angeles, but gave up after only a few weeks and split for the wilds of Benton Harb London-based rock duo the Kills thought they could cope with recording their latest record…

  10. New Janet Jackson Album Due In February

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Janet Jackson's as-yet-untitled debut album for Island Def Jam will be released in February. The artist is also prepping a worldwide tour to promote the follow-up to 2006's "20 Y.O." In addition, Jack Janet Jackson's as-yet-untitled debut album for Island Def Jam will…

  11. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2006 - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2004 - The Vote for Change tour wraps with a star…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Canadian country manager, label owner and songwriter Don Grashey passes away at home in Thunder Bay, Ontario at the age of 79. His death coincides with the presentation of the 2005 Canadian Cou 2005 - Canadian country manager, label owner and songwriter Don Grashey passes away at home…

  13. R.E.M. Preps First Concert CD/DVD Set

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a career first, R.E.M. will on Oct. 16 release the aptly named "R.E.M. Live," its maiden concert album. In a career first, R.E.M. will on Oct. 16 release the aptly named "R.E.M. Live," its maiden concert album. The two-CD, one-DVD set is drawn from a Feb. 27, 2005,…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to serenade Griggs in observance of his 27th birthda 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer. He is 58. 2006 - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer. He is 58. 2004 - A…

  16. Chart Beat

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Timbaland, Timberlake, Linkin Park and more! 'GIVE' UP: After spending eight weeks in the lower regions of The Billboard Hot 100, "Give It to Me" (Mosley/Blackground) by Timbaland featuring Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake breaks into the top 40 - by…

  17. This Day in Music

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Wonder Stuff drummer Martin Gilks dies in London after injuries sustained a day earlier in a motorcycle accident. He is 41. 2006 - Wonder Stuff drummer Martin Gilks dies in London after injuries sustained a day earlier in a motorcycle accident. He is 41. 2006 - Jeremy Camp takes top…

  18. Fridge Warms To 'Sun' After Six-Year Break

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. experimental trio Fridge will break a six-year hiatus from the studio with a new album, "The Sun," due June 26 via Temporary Residence Ltd. U.K. experimental trio Fridge will break a six-year hiatus from the studio with a new album, "The Sun," due June 26 via…

  19. Billboard Bits: Minogue, Hudson, Spinnerette

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI U.K. is readying a new Kylie Minogue album for later this year, Billboard has learned. In fact, the major expects the recording to be its big fourth-quarter release. And if all goes according to p EMI U.K. is readying a new Kylie Minogue album for later this year, Billboard has learned.…

  20. This Day in Music

    March 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Robbie Williams loses his two-year court battle with Nigel Martin-Smith, the manager of his former band Take That. 1999 - Robbie Williams loses his two-year court battle with Nigel Martin-Smith, the manager of his former band Take That. 1999 - Sony Corp. unveils hardware designed for…

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