1. Jamey Johnson Reveals 'Guitar Song' Details

    June 09, 2010 10:28 AM EDT J amey Johnson will give fans plenty of new material when he releases "The Guitar Song," his follow-up to 2008's award-winning, gold-certified "That Lonesome Song," on Sept. 14. "The Guitar Song" spreads 25 songs across two CDs -- including "Macon,"…

  2. Rick Ross featuring Ne-Yo, "Super High"

    April 23, 2010 1:17 PM EDT On "Super High," the champagne- and caviar-flavored lead single from Rick Ross ' upcoming "Teflon Don," the Florida rapper congratulates himself on his success by counting his jewelry, cars, and penthouses over a lush '70s soul soundscape. He offers no apologies…

  3. Danny Gokey: I Want To Do Country 'For The Rest Of My Life'

    March 22, 2010 5:12 PM EDT Fueled by a return performance on "American Idol," Danny Gokey bowed at No. 3 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with his 19 Recordings/RCA Records debut, "My Best Days." Coming in at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 , the album sold 65,000 first-week copies, according…

  4. SXSW: Video of South-By's Past

    March 01, 2010 12:56 PM EST As a delectible preview of our roving cameras at SXSW 2010, come with us as we look back at all the cool clips we got of artists caught in the act at SXSW last year. Tori Amos got metaphysical about her album, the Hold Steady talked barbeque ad beer, Devo showed us their flower pot hats and…

  5. Danny Gokey, "My Best Days Are Ahead of Me"

    February 12, 2010 4:05 PM EST Danny Gokey placed third on the 2009 season of "American Idol" and inked a deal in Nashville to pursue a country music career. He's off to a great start with this buoyant single that showcases his strong, soulful voice and upbeat persona. Written by veteran Music Row writers…

  6. Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh Talks Winter Olympics, New Hats

    February 12, 2010 3:04 PM EST Legendary art rock band Devo will perform live at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver on Feb. 22 during a Victory Ceremony, which will be the band's first network broadcast performance in 20 years. Devo will be one of 15 headlining acts, including Feist , Usher and the Fray , who will…

  7. Say Anything / Nov. 3, 2009 / New York

    November 06, 2009 12:25 PM EST Coming home isn't the easiest thing to do, but someone neglected to tell Say Anything 's singer Max Bemis on Tuesday (Nov. 3). Perhaps it was the fact the group's latest record was released earlier in the day. Or it could have been the fact the band was playing a sold out…

  8. Hot Tours: U2, Taylor Swift, Ruben Blades

    October 15, 2009 11:51 AM EDT U2 and its "360 Tour" tops the Hot Tours ranking for a fifth week during it's worldwide run, grossing over 22 million from four sold out shows reported by Live Nation. U2 's top concert during the most recent reporting week is a sellout at FedExField in Landover, Md. The…

  9. Mary Travers Of Peter, Paul And Mary Dead At 72

    September 17, 2009 8:26 AM EDT Mary Travers, one-third of the popular 1960s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary who were perhaps best known for their hit "Puff (The Magic Dragon)," died in a Connecticut hospital after battling leukemia for several years. She was 72. The band's publicist, Heather Lylis, said…

  10. Devo Whips Up Record Deal, Suits Up For Tour

    September 16, 2009 12:42 PM EDT Devo is headed back to the future thanks to new deal with Warner Bros. Records, the group's original major label, and a series of concerts celebrating a pair of older albums. The company has announced a "unique, ground-breaking worldwide partnership" during which it will "…

  11. Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban Lead CMA Awards Nominations

    September 09, 2009 2:32 PM EDT Brad Paisley leads the nominees for the 43rd annual CMA Awards with six nominations, while Taylor Swift , Keith Urban and several other country stars follow closely with four nods each, it was announced today (Sept. 9). Paisley, who is also set to co-host the Nov. 11 ceremony with Carrie…

  12. Kasabian, Pixie Lott Debut Atop U.K. Charts

    June 15, 2009 8:50 AM EDT The new U.K. sales charts welcomed two new champions yesterday (Sunday), as ingenue pop talent Pixie Lott burts onto the singles survey at No. 1 with "Mama Do" (Mercury/Universal) and electro-rock favorites Kasabian scored their second consecutive album chart-topper with "West…

  13. Eagles, Weezer, Aguilera To Launch 24-Hour Online Radio Shows

    June 12, 2009 12:14 AM EDT Clear Channel Radio and Front Line Management are creating artist personal experience (a.p.e.) radio, a stand-alone company that will allow musicians to produce their own online radio shows, Billboard can exclusively reveal. The channels will run 24 hours a day and play songs chosen by the…

  14. May 30, 2009

    May 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Eminem’s second album, “The Marshall Mathers LP” becoming the fastest selling rap album ever, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, when it sells 1.76 million copies in its debut week. 2000 – Tex Beneke, who took over the Glenn Miller Orchestra after the bandleader’s death…

  15. May 27, 2009

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – For the first time in their 22-year career, Red Hot Chili Peppers score a No. 1 album on The Billboard 200: The two-disc “Stadium Arcadium.” 1994 – A son, Miles Brockman, is born in Los Angeles to singer Lionel Richie and Diane Alexander. 1975 – André 3000 (André Lauren Benjamin) of…

  16. May 17, 2009

    May 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – No. 1 Billboard Album: “Hard Candy,” Madonna. 2008 – A pregnant Ashlee Simpson marries Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy in the backyard of her parents’ home in Encino, Calif. 1992 – Bandleader Lawrence Welk dies in Santa Monica, Calif., of pneumonia at age 89. 1983 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit:…

  17. April 24, 2009

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Country singer Bonnie Owens dies of Alzheimer’s disease in Bakersfield, Calif., at the age of 76. 2002 – Pop singer Jewel breaks a collarbone and a rib when she is thrown from a horse at the Texas ranch of her boyfriend, rodeo star Ty Murray. 1992 – David Bowie marries fashion model…

  18. April 11, 2009

    April 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – June Pointer of the Pointer Sisters dies of cancer at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. She is 52. 2006 – Rapper Proof of D12 and 5 Elementz dies after being shot in the head in Detroit. He is 32. 2002 – Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock are engaged after he proposes to her in the…

  19. Pet Shop Boys Say 'Yes' To 25 Years Of Synth Pop

    April 06, 2009 10:02 AM EDT The title of the Pet Shop Boys' 10th album, "Yes," perfectly reflects the duo's positive mood as they celebrate 25 years of proving synth pop can rise above mindless fluff. With 32 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart entries, the duo tails only Madonna and Janet Jackson as…

  20. April 1, 2009

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Scott Weiland officially departs Velvet Revolver. 2005 – Songwriter Jack Keller dies of leukemia in Nashville at the age of 68. 2004 – Guitarist Paul Atkinson of the Zombies dies of liver and kidney disease in Santa Monica, Calif., at the age of 58. 1992 – Billy Idol pleads no contest…

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