1. Leonard Cohen To Release First Album Since 2004

    February 13, 2009 10:44 AM EST Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leonard Cohen will release "Live in London," his first new album in five years, on March 31 via Columbia. The set was culled from his July 17, 2008, performance at London's 02 Arena during his world tour last year. The 26-track "Live in London,…

  2. Ozzy Puts Ozzfest On Hold While Making New Album

    February 12, 2009 11:00 AM EST Ozzy Osbourne is putting his annual Ozzfest festival on hold for 2009 while he completes work on a new album. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2007's "Black Rain" is due around Thanksgiving and will be co-produced by Osbourne with Kevin Churko. Ozzfest was a one-off event in…

  3. McCartney, Killers, Cure Anchor Coachella Lineup

    January 30, 2009 7:17 AM EST Paul McCartney, the Killers and the Cure lead the bill for the tenth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 17-19 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are My Bloody Valentine, Amy Winehouse, Morrissey, Leonard Cohen and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. McCartney will…

  4. Slayer, Manson Unleashing 'Mayhem' On Tour

    January 28, 2009 11:54 AM EST Slayer, Marilyn Manson and Bullet For My Valentine lead the bill for the second annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which begins July 10 at the Sleep Train Amphitheater in Sacramento, Calif., and wraps Aug. 18 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in San Antonio. Jagermeister is…

  5. Hilary Duff Eyeing 'Bonnie And Clyde' Remake

    January 27, 2009 8:28 PM EST The story of Bonnie and Clyde is getting a retelling, with pop star Hilary Duff and Kevin Zegers in negotiations to play the infamous 1930s bank robbers. Tonya S. Holly is directing "The Story of Bonnie and Clyde" and producing the indie drama with Tom Rogers via her Cypress Moon…

  6. Lil Wayne Teams With AT&T To Debut 'Rebirth'

    January 26, 2009 11:07 AM EST Lil Wayne has announced a tentative April 7 release date for his next album, "Rebirth," a Universal spokesperson confirms. First single "Prom Queen," produced by Infamous and Drew Correa ("Mr. Carter"), was serviced to media over the weekend and will debut live…

  7. Lady GaGa Leads Hot 100 Amid Static Top 5

    January 22, 2009 10:49 AM EST Amid a static top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, Lady GaGa's "Just Dance" featuring Colby O'Donis is No. 1 for a third week after selling 192,000 downloads in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Also staying put at Nos. 2-5 are Beyonce's "Single…

  8. Stars Debut 'America's Song' On 'Oprah'

    January 19, 2009 4:21 PM EST Bono, will.i.am, Mary J. Blige, Seal and Faith Hill premiered a new patriotic song, "America's Song," yesterday (Jan. 18) during a special edition of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" from Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center. The episode aired today; "America's…

  9. Lady GaGa Still In Charge On U.K. Charts

    January 19, 2009 9:32 AM EST Lady GaGa's "Just Dance" featuring Colby O'Donis (Interscope) started a second week as the U.K.'s No. 1 single yesterday (Jan. 18), while its parent album, "The Fame," debuted at No. 3 on the U.K. album chart. Irish pop-rock band the Script returned to the…

  10. Day-By-Day: The Obama Inauguration Music Guide

    January 15, 2009 5:17 PM EST The official Presidential Inauguration kick-off event featuring Bono and Bruce Springsteen on Jan. 18 is one of dozens of Washington D.C. bashes celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in. Aretha Franklin, the Dead, Beyonce, Death Cab For Cute and the Beastie Boys are…

  11. Maroon 5, John Legend Highlight D.C. Green Ball

    January 15, 2009 2:17 PM EST The Green Ball, one of many high-profile gatherings as part of the inauguration of Barack Obama next week in Washington, is a hot ticket, with Maroon 5, will.i.am, Melissa Etheridge, John Legend and Michael Franti on the bill. Live Earth founder Kevin Wall was selected by former Vice…

  12. Lady GaGa Dances Again Atop Hot 100

    January 15, 2009 10:27 AM EST Lady GaGa begins a second week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Just Dance" featuring Colby O'Donis, after selling more than 213,000 downloads in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The track has shifted 2.14 million downloads since its release last spring.…

  13. Leonard Cohen Sets NYC Show, Tour To Follow?

    January 13, 2009 3:48 PM EST Leonard Cohen will play his first U.S. concert in 15 years at the Beacon Theatre in New York on Feb. 19, and speculation is that it will serve as the anchor for a North American tour. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday (Jan. 16) via Ticketmaster. Last summer, the artist embarked on his…

  14. Lady GaGa, Kings Of Leon Lead U.K. Charts

    January 12, 2009 10:29 AM EST Lady GaGa mirrored her current Billboard Hot 100 success by moving to the top of the new U.K. singles chart yesterday (Jan. 11) with "Just Dance" (Interscope) featuring Colby O'Donis. Kings Of Leon's "Only by the Night" started a second stint at No. 1 on the…

  15. Lady GaGa Dances To The Top Of Hot 100

    January 08, 2009 11:01 AM EST Lady GaGa ascends 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Just Dance," which sold 279,000 downloads in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. At 22 weeks, the song makes the longest trip to the top since Creed's "With Arms Wide Open" (27 weeks) in…

  16. Burke, Take That Reign Again On U.K. Charts

    January 05, 2009 10:52 AM EST As Alexandra Burke's "Hallelujah" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) started a third week as the U.K.'s No. 1 single yesterday (Jan. 4) and Take That's "The Circus" (Polydor) a fifth atop the album chart, top newcomer status went to much-feted electronica star Lady GaGa.…

  17. Ask Billboard: Top 10 Lists, Fleetwood Mac, Mixi, The Veronicas

    January 02, 2009 2:01 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. First off, this will be my last "Ask Billboard," as next week, fellow Billboard…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 51. Macmichael formed Cutting Crew in 1985 with English vocalist Nick Van Eede, and the new group quickly sco 2002 - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is…

  19. Take That, Alexandra Burke Rule U.K. Charts

    December 29, 2008 10:18 AM EST The U.K.'s final weekly sales charts of 2008, published yesterday (Dec. 28), saw Alexandra Burke and Take That retain their singles and album crowns, respectively. "X Factor" winner Burke's "Hallelujah" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) sold another 311,000 copies during the…

  20. Bands, Dates Confirmed For '09 Warped Tour

    December 22, 2008 12:31 PM EST Underoath, Thrice, Bad Religion, Less Than Jake, NOFX and Anti-Flag are among the dozens of bands confirmed for the 2009 Vans Warped Tour, which begins June 26 in Pomona, Calif., and will wrap Aug. 23 in Los Angeles. Also on the bill for the 15th edition of the tour are Bayside, Bouncing…

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