1. Billboard Bits: VH1 Rock Honors, Frank Black, Willie Nelson

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Queens Of The Stone Age, Alice In Chains, Nickelback, Keane and Gretchen Wilson will perform as part of the second VH1 Rock Honors, to be taped May 12 at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center for broa Queens Of The Stone Age, Alice In Chains, Nickelback, Keane and Gretchen Wilson will…

  2. 18OnTV

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 30 - May 6, 2007. MONDAY, APRIL 30 "Stereophonics: Language. Sex. Violence. Other?," STARZ! Cinema Featured Artist(s): Stereophonics. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Kirsten Dunst, Rob Magnotti, Dinosaur Jr.…

  3. Chart Beat Chat

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss "American Idol," Diane Warren, changing song titles and more. IT'S NOT WHERE YOU FINISH Hi Fred, I saw that Bucky Covington, the eighth-place finalist on season five of "American Idol," debuted at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 this week. It…

  4. Billboard Bits: Bad Brains, ACM Awards, In The City & More

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bad Brains have set a June 26 release date for their comeback album, "Build a Nation." The Megaforce set reunites original members H.R., Dr. Know, Daryl Jenifer and Earl Hudson for the first time in m Bad Brains have set a June 26 release date for their comeback album, "Build a…

  5. Paul Simon To Receive First Gershwin Prize

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul Simon has been chosen to receive the inaugural Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The honor will be presented May 23 during an event at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., a Paul Simon has been chosen to receive the inaugural Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for…

  6. Hicks Hoping 'Idol' Fans Pick Worthy Winner

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reigning "American Idol" champ Taylor Hicks is not worried that his crown might be tarnished by an unworthy successor. Reigning "American Idol" champ Taylor Hicks is not worried that his crown might be tarnished by an unworthy successor. Hicks tells Billboard.com he was…

  7. Underwood Takes Top Honors At CMT Awards

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood was the big winner at the 2007 CMT Music Awards last night (April 16) at Belmont University's Curb Event Center in Nashville, taking home video of the year and female awards for "Befo Carrie Underwood was the big winner at the 2007 CMT Music Awards last night (April…

  8. Klaxons

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "There are already too many good love songs," says Klaxons guitarist Simon Taylor of his band's highly-literate, difficult-to-categorize pop. "We wanted to explore things that were still full of possi "There are already too many good love songs," says Klaxons…

  9. M.I.A. Dropping Second Album In August

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Billboard.com has learned eclectic Sri Lankan artist M.I.A. will release her sophomore album on Aug. 21, not on June 26 as had been reported elsewhere earlier this week. Billboard.com has learned eclectic Sri Lankan artist M.I.A. will release her sophomore album on Aug. 21, not on June 26 as…

  10. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards, held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. His "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry American)" 2003 - Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music…

  11. 14onTV

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 2 - April 8, 2007. MONDAY, April 2 Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Beyoncé, Kevin Spacey. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," SYN Featured Artist(s): Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blue Man Group, Joey Fatone. "B'Day - Upgrade," BET Featured Artist(s…

  12. Chart Beat

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Beyonce, Shakira, Elliott Yamin and more! LIAR, LIAR, CHART ON FIRE: In the nearly 49-year history of The Billboard Hot 100, no song has ever jumped 90 places or more -- until this week. Breaking the old record of an 88-place move, "Beautiful Liar" (Columbia) by the…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern Jazz Quartet, dies at the age of 80. Lewis, who also worked as a solo performer and recording artist, led the quartet from 2001 - Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern Jazz Quartet,…

  14. Billboard Bits: Smashing Pumpkins, Art Brut, CMT Awards

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The reunited Smashing Pumpkins will play their first show in six-and-a-half years May 22 at the Grand Rex Theatre in Paris. European festival appearances will follow through mid-June; the group's firs The reunited Smashing Pumpkins will play their first show in six-and-a-half years May…

  15. Modest Mouse Steers Its 'Ship' To No. 1 Debut

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Modest Mouse scores the first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 of its career this week as "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank" debuts on top. The Epic set moved 129,000 copies in the United States Modest Mouse scores the first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 of its career this…

  16. Slint Settles In For 'Spiderland' Shows, New Album

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of a surprise 2005 reunion, Slint is regrouping for a spring/summer tour during which it will perform its iconic 1991 album "Spiderland" in its entirety. The group is also working on mate On the heels of a surprise 2005 reunion, Slint is regrouping for a spring/summer…

  17. Duff Gets Personal On Dance-Driven New Album

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As multimedia momentum goes, no one need teach 19-year-old Hilary Duff a thing. For the past decade, she has built a career that began on TV, peaking in 2001 with her title role in Disney's 65-episode As multimedia momentum goes, no one need teach 19-year-old Hilary Duff a thing. For the…

  18. Krauss, Douglas To Cover 'Hundreds Of Miles' On Summer Tour

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bluegrass/country veteran Alison Krauss is taking to the road with Union Station and Jerry Douglas this summer in support of her upcoming compilation "A Hundred Miles or More." The trek begins June 14 Bluegrass/country veteran Alison Krauss is taking to the road with Union Station…

  19. R&B Artist Luther Ingram Dies At 69

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Luther Ingram, best known for his passionate turn on the 1972 R&B/pop hit "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to be Right," has died. Luther Ingram, best known for his passionate turn on the 1972 R&B/pop hit "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to be…

  20. Billboard Bits: Teddy Pendergrass, TV On The Radio, John Mellencamp

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Teddy Pendergrass Alliance (TPA), a non-profit organization started by legendary singer Teddy Pendergrass, will host a June 10 benefit at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center to benefit spinal cord injury The Teddy Pendergrass Alliance (TPA), a non-profit organization started by legendary…

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