1. 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…

  2. Michael Jackson Maintains U.K. Chart Dominance

    July 06, 2009 8:26 AM EDT Michael Jackson's catalog dominated the new U.K. bestsellers published yesterday (Sunday), with three albums in the top five and 13 singles in the top 40. He was robbed of a chart double by a late climb to the top of the singles survey by Euro-pop act Cascada, but Official Chart Company…

  3. Ask Billboard: Michael Jackson, Madonna, Kanye West

    July 04, 2009 5:59 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. CATALOG VS. CURRENT Dear Billboard, As a follower of the Billboard charts…

  4. Camera Obscura / June 22, 2009 / Philadelphia, PA (Theatre Of The Living Arts)

    June 24, 2009 7:04 PM EDT When Camera Obscura performs, as it did at Philadelphia’s Theatre of the Living Arts on Monday night, it’s hard not to notice that the band’s six members rarely smile. The Glasgow outfit tackles its catalogue of austere indie pop with focused stares plastered on its faces, rarely interacting…

  5. Beyonce / June 21, 2009 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    June 23, 2009 5:54 PM EDT Beyoncé brought all the fierceness that is Sasha –- her alter-ego -– and much more to the first stop of her North America “I Am…” tour at New York’s Madison Square Garden Sunday night (June 21). Kicking things off right into high gear, the first thing B, clad in a sparkly-gold leotard number…

  6. May 28, 2009

    May 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Tony Ashton of Deep Purple dies of cancer at his home in London at the age of 55. 1983 – Van Halen receives the highest fee to date for a concert performance ($1 million) to perform at the second US Festival in California. 1978 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late…

  7. April 26, 2009

    April 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Country singer Kellie Pickler gets voted off Season Five of “American Idol.” 1999 – Sinead O’Connor is ordained as the first woman priest in the Latin Tridentine Church, a Roman Catholic splinter group. 1999 – Singer and guitarist Adrian Borland of the Sound and the Outsiders commits…

  8. April 22, 2009

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Country singer-songwriter Paul Davis dies of a heart attack at a hospital in Meridian, Miss., at the age of 60. 2003 – Songwriter Felice Bryant dies in Gatlinburg, Tenn., at the age of 77. 1998 – It is announced that Faith No More is breaking up. 1989 – No. 1 Billboard Album: “Like a…

  9. Peter Wolf Preps Solo Record, J. Geils Reunion

    April 14, 2009 3:08 PM EDT It's been seven years since Peter Wolf last released a solo album, but the J. Geils Band frontman is planning to end that drought later this year. Wolf tells Billboard.com that his as-yet-untitled album, his first since "Sleepless" in 2002, will be out "sometime during the…

  10. Levon Helm Going "Electric" This June

    April 14, 2009 12:34 PM EDT After nabbing a Grammy for his rustic album "Dirt Farmer," Legendary drummer/vocalist Levon Helm will return June 30 with "Electric Dirt." The eleven song set will be released on Helms own Dirt Farmer Music, in conjunction with Vanguard. As with "Dirt Famer,"…

  11. Ex-Beach Boy Jardine Recruits Neil Young, Steve Miller For Solo Album

    April 05, 2009 11:44 AM EDT Former Beach Boy Al Jardine recruited an impressive group of all-star friends to be part of his new solo album, which he plans to release in early summer. Neil Young, Brian Wilson, Steve Miller, Stephen Stills, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and Glen Campbell all guest on "Post Card…

  12. Sheryl Crow, Modest Mouse, Katy Perry Set For Bumbershoot

    April 01, 2009 9:00 PM EDT Sheryl Crow, Modest Mouse, Katy Perry, Michael Franti & Spearhead, De La Soul, and Raphael Saadiq are among the first acts confirmed for the 2009 Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival. The event will be held Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-7, at Seattle's City Center. Also set…

  13. March 12, 2009

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Matchbook Romance announces it is taking an indefinite hiatus after 10 years. 2007 – Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Patti Smith, R.E.M., the Ronettes and Van Halen are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 2001 – Vince Gill and Amy Grant welcome baby girl Corrina…

  14. Chris Isaak Is 'Mr. Lucky' In Song And On T.V.

    February 26, 2009 11:22 AM EST Chris Isaak thinks much unnecessary ado is being made that his just-released "Mr. Lucky" is his first new studio album in seven years. "Believe me, I never stopped and went to the Bahamas," the notoriously droll singer-songwriter and TV personalitiy tells Billboard.com…

  15. The 2009 Grammys: What You Didn't See On TV

    February 09, 2009 12:21 AM EST With Alison Krauss' five Grammys on the night, she now has an astonishing 26 total Grammy wins. It makes her the most-winning woman of all time (a title she even held before tonight's haul) -- and is one behind Quincy Jones' living record of 27. "I'm still amazed I…

  16. Keith Urban To Tour Behind New Album

    December 02, 2008 5:16 PM EST Keith Urban will tour North America next spring in support of his as-yet-untitled new album, due March 31 from Capitol Nashville. Dates are not confirmed, but the trek is expected to begin in May and run through the summer. Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Dierks Bentley, Glen Campbell, Lady…

  17. Additional Titles For Hot Product, Nov. 14, 2008

    November 21, 2008 6:20 PM EST A new album from multi-national superstar vocal group Il Divo, "The Promise" (Syco/Columbia). An album of radio performances from Scottish indie rock outfit Belle & Sebastian, "The BBC Sessions" (Matador). The latest album from female-friendly country artist Blake…

  18. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    November 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nickelback tries to follow up one of the biggest albums of the decade, Beyonce doubles up on her second solo disc, 'American Idol' champ David Cook stakes his claim and Dido returns after a long break A new album from multi-national superstar vocal group Il Divo, "The Promise…

  19. This Day in Music

    November 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during the Country Music Association Awards in New York. 2005 - Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during the Country Music Association…

  20. Country Stars Hit NYC For Hall Of Fame Benefit

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Times Square isn't exactly the site that comes to mind when considering a classic country "guitar pull," but it was last night (Oct. 15) at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's second annual be Times Square isn't exactly the site that comes to mind when…

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