1. Jonas Brothers / July 15, 2009 / East Rutherford, NJ (IZOD Center)

    July 16, 2009 9:43 PM EDT "This is not the circus…stand up!" Joe Jonas shouted to the audience Wednesday night (July 15) at the IZOD Center in New Jersey. "Yeah!" echoed his older sibling, Kevin Jonas. "We might be brothers, but we're not Barnum and Bailey." And yet, with its…

  2. Guns N' Roses Leak Blogger Sentenced

    July 14, 2009 5:20 PM EDT A federal judge has sentenced a man who pleaded guilty to leaking part of the Guns N' Roses album "Chinese Democracy" to a year's probation. Blogger Kevin Cogill (KOH'gill) will also serve two months of home confinement, subject his computers to government scrutiny,…

  3. Jimmy Wayne, "I'll Be That"

    July 13, 2009 6:04 PM EDT The latest single hitting country radio from Jimmy Wayne 's current album, "Do You Believe Me Now," is another solid outing from the talented singer/songwriter. Penned by Wayne, Kevin Paige and Bob Regan, it's a terrific uptempo tune with a sensual lyric that will resonate…

  4. Cobra Starship Gets Leighton Meester Into 'Hot Mess'

    July 13, 2009 12:14 PM EDT Cobra Starship frontman Gabe Saporta knows he shouldn't be takling this much -- let alone recording a new album, touring nonstop and doing interviews -- but he just can't quit. "I haven't really given my voice a rest," says the singer, exasperated and still recovering…

  5. Michael Jackson: Healthy Or Not?

    July 13, 2009 9:01 AM EDT In his final days, Michael Jackson was robust and active. Or dangerously thin and frail. Begging for access to powerful prescription drugs. Or showing no signs of ever having used them. It depends on who's talking. A dizzying collection of puzzle pieces about Jackson's health and…

  6. Michael Jackson: Healthy Or Not?

    July 13, 2009 5:00 AM EDT In his final days, Michael Jackson was robust and active. Or dangerously thin and frail. Begging for access to powerful prescription drugs. Or showing no signs of ever having used them. It depends on who's talking. A dizzying collection of puzzle pieces about Jackson's health and…

  7. The Dead, Black Crowes Deliver At Rothbury

    July 05, 2009 8:40 AM EDT Forget Independence Day. Saturday was the day of The Dead at the Rothbury Festival, which came as no surprise to anyone paying attention to the plethora of Grateful Dead-related attire worn around the Double JJ ranch site or to the many Dead flags that popped up at virtually every other…

  8. Jackson's Will To Be Filed In Court Wednesday

    July 01, 2009 10:06 AM EDT Heavy construction equipment and workers passed through the wrought-iron gates of Neverland Ranch, fueling speculation that it could soon be hosting a funeral or a permanent memorial to Michael Jackson. The activity occurred Tuesday, the day before Jackson's will was expected to be filed…

  9. Jay-Z Confirms Roc Nation Deals With Sony, Atlantic

    June 30, 2009 1:19 PM EDT As previously reported , Jay-Z has inked a distribution deal with Sony for his Roc Nation label, the Brooklyn-born rapper confirmed to Billboard last week. "Sony is Roc Nation. That's where Roc Nation's going through," Jay-Z told Billboard.com on Friday (June 29). As for…

  10. Jordin Sparks Is Ready For 'Battle'

    June 24, 2009 2:16 PM EDT Even Jordin Sparks knows how giddy she sounds. As the 19-year-old singer rattles off a list of favorite tracks from her new album "Battlefield"—out July 21 on 19 Recordings/Jive Records—her excitement is contagious. "I can't wait for you to hear them," she says. "…

  11. Offspring Plotting 'Rise And Fall' Follow-Up

    June 19, 2009 10:44 AM EDT The Offspring is eyeballing some older material as the opening gambit for its next album. Guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman tells Billboard.com that frontman Dexter Holland recently sat down with producer Bob Rock -- who produced 2008's "Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace,…

  12. Jonas Brothers Playing Free NYC Club Show Tonight

    June 11, 2009 1:30 PM EDT Teen pop sensations the Jonas Brothers will perform a free club concert tonight (June 11) at Irving Plaza in New York City. Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis, and fans are expected to begin lining up at the venue this afternoon. Doors for this all ages show will open at 8…

  13. Brad Paisley Previews His "American Saturday Night" Album, Tour

    June 04, 2009 5:44 PM EDT “No one can make the album they made 10 years ago with a straight face,” Brad Paisley muses. The singer/songwriter/guitar slinger is siitting in Blackbird Studios, a state of the art Nashville facility owned by Martina McBride and her husband, and putting the finishing touches on his June 30…

  14. Jay-Z To Release 'Blueprint 3' On Sept. 11

    June 04, 2009 2:41 PM EDT Jay-Z will release his "Blueprint 3" album on Sept. 11 on Roc Nation with distribution through Atlantic Records, numerous sources have confirmed. A formal announcement is expected Sunday on New York radio station Hot 97 and at the station's massive Summer Jam concert in New…

  15. June 1, 2009

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Tony Thompson of Hi-Five dies from a Freon overdose in Waco, Texas, at the age of 31. 2006 – Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies of pancreatic cancer at her Madrid home. She is 61. 2001 – Rapper Jamal “Shyne” Barrow is sentenced in a Manhattan court to 10 years in prison for his part in a…

  16. Detroit's 'Movement' Fest Draws Big Crowds, Looks Ahead

    May 26, 2009 8:11 AM EDT Even before the last beats of the Movement 2009 electronic music festival in Detroit faded away Monday night, festival organizers began looking towards the 2010 edition. On the eve of this year's Movement, Paxahau Event Productions announced that electronic artist and producer Carl Craig…

  17. Chart Beat: Kris Allen, SWV, Green Day, Al B. Sure!

    May 21, 2009 2:42 PM EDT HE IS THE CHAMPION: In a night featuring performances from Queen, Kiss, Rod Stewart, Lionel Richie, Cyndi Lauper, Carlos Santana, Keith Urban, Queen Latifah, Steve Martin, David Cook, Jason Mraz and the Black Eyed Peas, owners of more than 200 combined Billboard Hot 100 entries, it was Kris…

  18. Kevin Rudolf featuring Kid Cudi, "Welcome To The World"

    May 19, 2009 11:20 AM EDT Kevin Rudolph featuring Kid Cudi, "Welcome To The World" News Kevin Rudolph …

  19. Apollo Theater Turns 75 With Gala Concert, Ceremony

    May 13, 2009 2:09 PM EDT The Apollo Theater will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a benefit tribute concert and an awards ceremony, among other festivities, on Monday, June 8h beginning at 6:30 p.m., to be held at the historic venue. Hosted by comedian, actor and radio personality Steve Harvey, the gala will…

  20. May 9, 2009

    May 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Britney Spears confirms that she and her husband, rapper and dancer Kevin Federline, are expecting their second child together. 2005 – In what is billed as the first “descriptive music video,” the clip for Stevie Wonder’s “So What the Fuss” becomes available with an audio track from…

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