1. Metallica, My Morning Jacket Sizzle On Bonnaroo Day One

    June 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In its first major U.S. outdoor festival date in several years, Metallica ran through a blistering, two-hour set Friday (June 13) to headline the first official day of music at the seventh Bonnaroo mu In its first major U.S. outdoor festival date in several years, Metallica ran through a…

  2. Sonic Youth Sets Track List For Starbucks Compilation

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The album is due June 10 exclusively in Starbucks stores in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., as well as online. Sonic Youth has finalized the track list for its compilation " Hits Are for Squares ," due June 10…

  3. The Billboard Q&A: Brooke White From 'American Idol'

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT From smiles to tears and everything in between, Brooke White was one of the most emotionally charismatic finalists on "American Idol" this season. Billboard chatted with the Arizona native about her m From smiles to tears and everything in between, Brooke White was one of the most…

  4. Good Charlotte, Boys Like Girls Team For Tour

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Good Charlotte and Boys Like Girls will co-headline the Soundtrack of Your Summer tour, which will begin July 8 in Chicago. Metro Station and the Maine are also on the bill. Good Charlotte and Boys Like Girls will co-headline the Soundtrack of Your Summer tour, which will begin July 8 in…

  5. Billboard Bits: Soulja Boy, Black Kids, Pioneer Awards, ACM Awards

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Soulja Boy preps fall release; Black Kids sign to Columbia; Pioneer Awards honorees announced; ACM fan voting opens. Soulja Boy is prepping his sophomore album, "iSouljaBoy," for a fall release, label Interscope confirmed to Billboard.com. As previously reported , Soulja Boy…

  6. My Morning Jacket Set For 'SNL,' Euro Tour

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT My Morning Jacket will make its "Saturday Night Live" debut when it serves as the musical guest on the May 10 taping of the NBC show. The group will introduce material from its upcoming album, "Evil U My Morning Jacket will make its "Saturday Night Live" debut when it…

  7. Soulja Boy Hitting The Road With Lil' Mama

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Soulja Boy will hit the road this spring with his "21 & Under Tour," with help from Lil' Mama and rapper V.I.C., Billboard.com can exclusively reveal. The trek begins April 11 in Myrtle Beach, S.C Soulja Boy will hit the road this spring with his "21 & Under Tour,…

  8. This Day in Music

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST - In the wake of its prerelease leak, the new Pearl Jam single, "World Wide Suicide," becomes available for free download without digital rights management restrictions from the band's Web site. 2006 - In the wake of its prerelease leak, the new Pearl Jam single, "…

  9. This Day in Music

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Music legend Sly Stone makes his first major public appearance since his 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. 2006 - Music legend Sly Stone makes his first major public appearance since his 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of…

  10. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST - The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour is a big winner at the Billboard Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, based on box-office figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, 2006 - The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour is a big winner at the Billboard…

  11. This Day in Music

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the first platinum award of his career with "Genius Loves Company" during September certifications by the RIAA. The R&B v 2004 - After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the…

  12. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Trey Anastasio begins an 18 consecutive hour DJs stint on Sirius Satellite Radio for "Trey Day, Vol. 2." 2006 - Trey Anastasio begins an 18 consecutive hour DJs stint on Sirius Satellite Radio for "Trey Day, Vol. 2." 2006 - British alternative rock trio Muse and…

  13. Billboard Bits: 'Guitar Hero III,' Os Mutantes, Isis

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fans already salivating for next month's release of the videogame "Guitar Hero III" will be treated to an Interscope CD featuring music from the game and a special code unlocking new or remixed songs Fans already salivating for next month's release of the videogame "…

  14. Chart Beat Chat

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, misspelled werds and more! HOW DOES BROOKS FIT IN? Dear Fred, While there is a great deal of talk about Garth Brooks' debut at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs, I noticed that songs 2-6 on the Hot Country Chart are all ranked in…

  15. Chart Beat

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Kenny Chesney, Fergie, same-titled No. 1 songs and more! 'BLINK' GETS THE NOD: There's no way you can miss the impact of Kenny Chesney's "Don't Blink" (BNA) on country chart history. The Knoxville native's new single enters Hot Country…

  16. Spektor Embarking on Fall U.S. Tour

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "Fidelity" songstress Regina Spektor will embark on a 27-date North American tour set to kick off with an Austin City Limits Festival appearance on Sept. 16. "Fidelity" songstress Regina Spektor will embark on a 27-date North American tour set to kick off with an Austin…

  17. Dashboard Confessional Goes Solo For Fall Tour

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in five years, Dashboard Confessional frontman Chris Carrabba will embark on a solo tour. The 32-date jaunt, which begins Sept. 14 in Rochester, Mich., will take the Vagrant songwri For the first time in five years, Dashboard Confessional frontman Chris Carrabba will embark…

  18. Chart Beat Chat

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Kool and the Gang, cover songs, "Girlfriend" and more! 'STILL KOOL' AFTER ALL THESE YEARS Mr. Bronson, I was curious how well Kool and the Gang's first new studio release in 10 years did in relation to their past albums. Are they "…

  19. Chart Beat

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Big & Rich and more and more! THE LONG RUN: There aren't a lot of songwriters who can claim a 54-year span of No. 1 hits on the Billboard charts. In fact, I can only think of one team that has accomplished this,…

  20. This Day in Music

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, dies in Maplewood, New Jersey, after a long illness. He is 57 2006 - Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, dies in Maplewood, New Jersey, after a…

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