1. Carly Simon Joins Hear Music For New Album

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Carly Simon has joined ex-paramour James Taylor, Paul McCartney and Joni Mitchell on the roster of Starbucks' Hear Music label. Carly Simon has joined ex-paramour James Taylor, Paul McCartney and Joni Mitchell on the roster of Starbucks' Hear Music label. Her first release for the…

  2. Foo Fighters / February 19, 2008 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST It's hard to believe it took the Foo Fighters this long to headline Madison Square Garden. Practically born into its arena-ready status thirteen years ago, the band has more than earned its Garden-siz It's hard to believe it took the Foo Fighters this long to headline Madison Square…

  3. Johnson's 'Static' Prevails Again On Album Chart

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Without another blockbuster new release in sight, Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" remains No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a third week. Despite a 42% slip in sales, the Brushfire effort stays Without another blockbuster new release in sight, Jack Johnson's "…

  4. Billboard Bits: Eddie Vedder, Get a Life Tour, CMT Awards

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST For each of the sold-out shows, five pairs of second-row seats and an autographed, limited-edition poster are up for bid through March 7. Fans shut out of tickets for Eddie Vedder's first solo tour can still find their way into the shows via a series of charity auctions through…

  5. Johnson Remains No. 1; Winehouse, Hancock Soar

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST In a slow week for new releases, Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" remains No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a second week, despite a 52% sales slide. Bigger news comes from Amy Winehouse and Her In a slow week for new releases, Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the…

  6. will.i.am Making Film Debut In 'X-Men' Spinoff

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Black Eyed Peas singer will.i.am will make his feature acting debut in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," the "X-Men" spinoff starring Hugh Jackman. Black Eyed Peas singer will.i.am will make his feature acting debut in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," the "X-Men"…

  7. Billboard Bits: Three 6 Mafia, CMT Awards, Smirnoff

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST After numerous release date shifts, Three 6 Mafia's next album, "Last 2 Walk," is finally back on the Columbia release schedule for June 24. The latest track from the project to make the rounds is "I' After numerous release date shifts, Three 6 Mafia's next album…

  8. This Day in Music

    February 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for his 1977 song "Take This Job and Shove It," dies in a Nashville nursing home of emphysema and diabetes, among other problems. He is 64. 2003 - Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for his 1977 song "Take This Job and…

  9. This Day in Music

    February 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested just before 3 a.m. after taking a joy ride in an ambulance. Griggs and band member Kevin Weaver came upon the vehicle, with keys inside, in the parking lo 2001 - Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested just before 3 a.m. after taking a joy ride in…

  10. Chart Beat

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Mariah Carey, Flo Rida's "Low," Keyshia Cole and more! STRAIT IN AT NO. 19: Even veteran artists can find new mountains to climb. George Strait's 108th chart entry on Hot Country Songs is the highest-debuting title of his 27-year career. "I Saw God…

  11. Digital Sales Propel Johnson To Second No. 1

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson scores his second Billboard 200 chart-topper -- and his biggest sales week yet -- as "Sleep Through the Static" climbs on board at No. 1. The Brushfire set moved 375,000 copies in the Uni Jack Johnson scores his second Billboard 200 chart-topper -- and his biggest sales…

  12. The Game Gets 60 Days In Jail

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rapper the Game was sentenced yesterday (Feb. 11) to 60 days in jail after pleading no contest to felony possession of a firearm in a school zone. Rapper the Game was sentenced yesterday (Feb. 11) to 60 days in jail after pleading no contest to felony possession of a firearm in a school zone.…

  13. Fun's The Key Word For Dion Tour

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Celine Dion will begin an extensive world tour Feb. 15, but rather than try to top past outings, or her box-office busting run in Las Vegas, the artist is content to simply "have a good time." Celine Dion will begin an extensive world tour Feb. 15, but rather than try to top past…

  14. Grammys Confirm Winehouse Satellite Performance

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, Amy Winehouse will perform during Sunday's Grammy Awards via satellite from a London studio, organizers announced today (Feb. 8). The artist, who has recently spent time in rehab, was ini As expected , Amy Winehouse will perform during Sunday's Grammy Awards via…

  15. Timbaland Creating Mobile Album For Verizon

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST As Timbaland's "Shock Value" goes up for five Grammy Awards, the hitmaking hip-hop producer has announced a deal with Verizon Wireless to make the first "mobile album," which will be exclusively avail As Timbaland's "Shock Value" goes up for five Grammy…

  16. Beyonce, Tina Turner To Duet At Grammys

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce won't be alone when she hits the stage at the 50th annual Grammy Awards this weekend. Beyonce won't be alone when she hits the stage at the 50th annual Grammy Awards this weekend. Rather, she will be joined by Tina Turner, who has earned six Grammys of her own, during the…

  17. Keys Notches Fourth Week At No. 1

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys returns to the top of The Billboard 200 with "As I Am," making this her fourth non-consecutive week at No. 1. The J Records effort had a 3% sales bump to 61,000 copies in the United States Alicia Keys returns to the top of The Billboard 200 with "As I Am,"…

  18. This Day in Music

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - A 29-year-old man is shot to death near a video shoot for rapper Busta Rhymes in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, N.Y. The man worked as a bodyguard at Kiss the Cactus Productions, where the 2006 - A 29-year-old man is shot to death near a video shoot for rapper Busta Rhymes in the…

  19. Green Apple Festival Expands Concert Locations

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST In an ongoing effort to raise the profile of Earth Day (April 22), the third Green Apple Festival will expand this year with eight simultaneous concerts in city parks across the United States on April In an ongoing effort to raise the profile of Earth Day (April 22), the third Green Apple…

  20. Jesse & Joy

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jesse Huerta remembers two specific pangs of nervousness at the Latin Grammys last November. One came when his guitar was dropped by a technician 30 seconds before his televised performance with his s Jesse Huerta remembers two specific pangs of nervousness at the Latin Grammys last November.…

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