1. Portishead, Jeff Mangum, Public Enemy Highlight ATP Music Fest

    October 04, 2011 11:30 AM EDT The fourth edition of All Tomorrow's Parties' annual East Coast music festival was one big greeting from Asbury Park. After three years of setting up shop on the charmingly dilapidated grounds of Kutsher's Country Club in New York's Castskills area, ATP's 2011 "I…

  2. Green Day's 'American Idiot' Play: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 16, 2010 3:40 PM EDT It's the evening of Thursday, April 1, and, no foolin', Broadway's St. James Theater is packed. Previews of the musical "American Idiot" started little more than a week ago in anticipation of an April 20 opening, and the theater has been close to capacity every night.…

  3. Report: Michael Jackson's Doc Gave Sedatives Before Death

    August 07, 2009 4:45 PM EDT Hours before Michael Jackson 's death, his doctor administered multiple sedatives along with a powerful anesthetic the pop star used to sleep, according to a law enforcement official. It's a safe combination if done properly; potentially lethal if not. The official said the type of…

  4. Ask Billboard

    May 08, 2009 5:12 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. RADIO RESPONSES Thanks to all who responded to last week's Ask Billboard…

  5. Common Rapping For Zune, Starbucks

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Common may be busy prepping for the July 31 release of his upcoming Geffen album, "Finding Forever," and shooting the new film "The Night Watchman," but the rapper still plans to take time out this su Common may be busy prepping for the July 31 release of his upcoming…

  6. Coleman Wins Pulitzer For 'Sound Grammar'

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ornette Coleman won the Pulitzer Prize for music yesterday (April 16) for his 2006 album, "Sound Grammar," the first jazz work to be bestowed with the honor. Ornette Coleman won the Pulitzer Prize for music yesterday (April 16) for his 2006 album, "Sound Grammar," the…

  7. HARRY CONNICK JR., "Oh, My Nola" / "Chanson du Vieux Carre"

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST New Orleans' homegrown musical culture, facing the fight of its life, lives large in Harry Connick Jr.'s simultaneously released albums, each offering a multiplicity of strains that collectively have New Orleans' homegrown musical culture, facing the fight of its life, lives…

  8. Rock Steady Crew Celebrates With Kweli, Mos Def

    July 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Twenty-four years since the inception of the prominent breakdancing collective the Rock Steady Crew, its members are still holding strong and giving back to the hip-hop community that raised them. The Twenty-four years since the inception of the prominent breakdancing collective the Rock…

  9. Frustrated Michael Bolton Ready To Move On

    January 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST Although his legal options have been exhausted, and he will be forced to pay nearly $1 million from his own pocket, Michael Bolton is hardly conceding defeat in his effort to call his 1991 top-5 pop h Although his legal options have been exhausted, and he will be forced to pay nearly $1…

  10. Frustrated Michael Bolton Ready To Move On

    January 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Although his legal options have been exhausted, and he will be forced to pay nearly $1 million from his own pocket, Michael Bolton is hardly conceding defeat in his effort to call his 1991 top-5 pop Although his legal options have been exhausted, and he will be forced to pay nearly $1 million…

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