1. Coldplay, Beasties, Tool Headlining All Points West

    March 30, 2009 7:05 AM EDT Coldplay, Tool and the Beastie Boys will headline the second annual All Points West Music & Arts Festival, to be held July 31- Aug. 2 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. Other bands and musicians confirmed for the multi-stage festival…

  2. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2008 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…

  3. N.A.S.A. Blasts Off With Kanye, M.I.A., Waits

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Boasting one of the more eclectic guest lists in recent memory, Brazilian-influenced duo N.A.S.A. will unveil its debut album, "The Spirit of Apollo," Feb. 17 via Anti-. Boasting one of the more eclectic guest lists in recent memory, Brazilian-influenced duo N.A.S.A. will unveil its…

  4. This Day in Music

    October 08, 2008 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…

  5. Usher Courts The Ladies With November Tour

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Usher is hoping to get up close and personal with his female fans on a 14-date November club tour, which is being billed as "One Night Stand: Ladies Only." A Jive spokesperson clarifies that although Usher is hoping to get up close and personal with his female fans on a 14-date…

  6. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2008 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…

  7. Billboard Underground: Little Vic

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Little Vic may have been affiliated with big names in music in the past, but the 27-year-old MC is just getting started. Little Vic may have been affiliated with big names in music in the past, but the 27-year-old MC is just getting started. Raised in Long Island, N.Y., Little Vic (born…

  8. Master P Takes On BET With New Cable Network

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop entrepreneur Percy Miller, a.k.a. Master P, is launching a family-friendly cable network, Better Black Television. Hip-hop entrepreneur Percy Miller, a.k.a. Master P, is launching a family-friendly cable network, Better Black Television. The network will provide "positive content…

  9. Favorite Rock The Bells Performance

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock The Bells stopped in New York this weekend, and Billboard was there to catch all the scheduled and surprise performances. What was your favorite? Rock The Bells stopped in New York this weekend, and Billboard was there to catch all the scheduled and surprise performances. What was your…

  10. Jay-Z Leads Parade Of Guests At Rock The Bells

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z led a parade of special guests yesterday (Aug. 3) during the Rock the Bells festival at Jones Beach on Long Island, N.Y., joining Nas for two songs during the latter's set. Also making surprise Jay-Z led a parade of special guests yesterday (Aug. 3) during the Rock the Bells…

  11. This Day in Music

    June 20, 2008 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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,…

  19. 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, "…

  20. 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…

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