1. Woodstock At 40: Where Are They Now

    July 30, 2009 1:57 PM EDT Some are still active. Some are retired -- or semi-retired. And some aren't with us anymore. The performers of the original Woodstock Music & Arts Festival have traveled a variety of paths during the past 40 years. Here's a quick look at their current status: Joan Baez : Still…

  2. Woodstock At 40: The Sights, The Sounds, The Stories

    July 30, 2009 11:59 AM EDT Like so many things during the latter '60s, some say if you remember Woodstock, you probably weren't there. That may be true. And, of course, there are generations now who were too young to attend the legendary Woodstock Music & Art Fair -- or weren't even born yet.…

  3. Ask Billboard: Instrumentals, Kelly Clarkson, Eagles

    July 23, 2009 9:31 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com. Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. MORE THAN WORDS Hi Gary, I am compiling a list of songs from the '70s and…

  4. Jonas Brothers, "Lines, Vines and Trying Times"

    July 13, 2009 12:15 PM EDT It's come to this: The Jonas Brothers are writing lyrics that include the word "bitch." To be fair, the term is just implied in the song "Poison Ivy." The full lyric is "Everybody gets the itch/Everybody hates that..." with the final word bleeped out - but…

  5. Maroon 5, John Rich Do Sinatra Songs 'Our Way' For iTunes

    July 07, 2009 3:35 PM EDT When Apple rang up Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine to see if he and his band would be interested in recording a classic Frank Sinatra tune, the singer jumped at the chance. "He's definitely one of my all-time favorites," Levine told Billboard.com recently. "He's one of…

  6. Anthony Hamilton Promises Fast Follow-up To 'Point'

    June 02, 2009 1:09 PM EDT Anthony Hamilton made fans wait three years for his latest album, 2008's "The Point of it All." But he promises that won't be the case for his next effort. "I may put out another one before the end of this year, or the top of (2010)," the North Carolina-born R…

  7. May 15, 2009

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Shania Twain and producer Robert “Mutt” Lange announce they are separating after 14 years of marriage. 2004 – Blues singer Arnold “Gatemouth” Moore dies in Yazoo City, Miss., after a long illness. He is 90. 2003 – Singer-songwriter June Carter Cash dies of complications following heart…

  8. Lauryn Hill, Herbie Hancock, Black Eyed Peas Top Montreux Jazz Fest Bill

    April 08, 2009 2:31 PM EDT B.B. King, Herbie Hancock, Black Eyed Peas and Lauryn Hill are booked to perform at the Montreux Jazz festival, one of Europe's most prestigious summer music events, organizers said on Thursday. Founder Claude Nobs announced the eclectic line-up of 1,000 musicians for the 43rd festival…

  9. Woodstock's Michael Lang Seeking Sponsors For 2009 Festival In New York City

    March 21, 2009 12:56 PM EDT Michael Lang said plans for a 40th anniversary Woodstock concert are "all speculative ideas" for now, but he hopes to bring them to reality this summer. The Woodstock co-founder told Billboard.com that his vision is "a free event...a very green project," possibly in New…

  10. Billboard Bits: The Roots, Guitar Center, Guinness

    December 09, 2008 4:19 PM EST The Roots will serve as the house band on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," which premieres March 2 on NBC. Fallon made the announcement yesterday (Dec. 8) on the show's newly launched Web site. Fallon is taking over "Late Night" for Conan O'Brien, who is in turn…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) easily debuts at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. Although the Band Aid 20 track comes nowhere near the first-week sales of its 19 2004 - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" …

  12. Nickelback, "Dark Horse"

    November 21, 2008 5:21 PM EST Chad Kroeger laughs when asked if the phenomenal sales for 2005's "All the Right Reasons" gave confidence to Nickelback as it set out to make its sixth studio album, "Dark Horse." "No, because look what we have to try to live up to," says Kroeger, who co…

  13. Chart Beat Chat: Leona Lewis, Rihanna, Patti LaBelle

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss British acts' success in the states, Rihanna, James Bond theme songs and more! BRITS AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY I've been following Leona Lewis’ success in America (I voted for her on “The X Factor” after all!) and am pleased to see a British act doing…

  14. Back In The Race

    November 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Chad Kroeger laughs when asked if the phenomenal sales for 2005's "All the Right Reasons" gave confidence to Nickelback as it set out to make its sixth studio album, "Dark Horse." Chad Kroeger laughs when asked if the phenomenal sales for 2005's "All the…

  15. This Day in Music

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Originally due in the summer of 2005, the last album from late Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard finally arrives The release date for "A Son Unique" coincides with the two-year anniversary 2006 - Originally due in the summer of 2005, the last album from late Wu-Tang…

  16. Exclusive: Nickelback Talks New Album

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Chad Kroeger laughs when asked if the phenomenal sales for 2005's "All the Right Reasons" gave confidence to Nickelback as it set out to make its sixth studio album, "Dark Horse.": "No, because look w Chad Kroeger laughs when asked if the phenomenal sales for…

  17. The Billboard Q&A: Nickelback's Chad Kroeger

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback's Chad Kroeger laments -- with tongue firmly in cheek -- that "I have to spend a little more time in the studio than the other guys. A little bit." That's what comes with being the chief so Nickelback's Chad Kroeger laments -- with tongue firmly in cheek --…

  18. This Day in Music

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are joined by Dave Matthews, Steel Pulse, Gov't Mule, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov't Mule, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer for the orga 2006 - Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are…

  19. New Nickelback Album Due In November

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback's next studio album will arrive Nov. 18 via Roadrunner, just in time for the holiday retail season. First single "If Today Was Your Last Day" will hit U.S. radio outlets Sept. 30. Nickelback's next studio album will arrive Nov. 18 via Roadrunner, just in time…

  20. Beijing Ceremony Introduces Olympic Theme Song

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. soprano vocalist Sarah Brightman and Chinese singer Liu Huan unveiled the official 2008 Beijing Olympics theme song “You And Me” at the National Stadium (aka the Bird's Nest) during the openi U.K. soprano vocalist Sarah Brightman and Chinese singer Liu Huan unveiled the official…

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