1. Lily Allen Scraps Most Of U.S. Tour

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop act Lily Allen has canceled most of her May-June U.S. tour, excluding performances at this year's Coachella and Bonnaroo music festivals, among several others. U.K. pop act Lily Allen has canceled most of her May-June U.S. tour, excluding performances at this year's…

  2. Judge Dismisses Beach Boys Memorabilia Suit

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge in Los Angeles has dismissed a multimillion dollar lawsuit claiming Beach Boys memorabilia, including handwritten lyrics and rare photos, was stolen from storage. A federal judge in Los Angeles has dismissed a multimillion dollar lawsuit claiming Beach Boys memorabilia,…

  3. 15onTV

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 9 - April 15, 2007. MONDAY, April 9 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," SYN Featured Artist(s): Corinne Bailey Rae, Leah Rimini. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Good Charlotte, Kevin Eubanks. "Jimmy Kimmel Live,…

  4. Common Rhymes With Kanye, Lily Allen On 'Forever'

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of 2005's "Be," which debuted at a career-best No. 2 on The Billboard 200, Common has set a July 10 release date for his next Geffen album, "Finding Forever." The set features production On the heels of 2005's "Be," which debuted at a…

  5. EMI, Apple Team To Offer DRM-Free Music

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has agreed to make its entire digital repertoire available free of digital rights management (DRM) restrictions, effective immediately. The move is groundbreaking for a major multinational m EMI Music has agreed to make its entire digital repertoire available free of digital rights…

  6. Live Nation Expands Fillmore Franchise In Three Cities

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation will greatly expand its Fillmore franchise with new Fillmore venues in New York, Philadelphia and Detroit, with others to follow. They join Fillmore venues in San Francisco and Denver. Live Nation will greatly expand its Fillmore franchise with new Fillmore venues in New York,…

  7. Chart Beat

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Neil Young, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry and more! MASSIVE 'MASSEY': It's a chart of gold for Neil Young, who has his highest-debuting album on The Billboard 200 in almost 12 years with "Live at Massey Hall 1971" (Reprise), which blasts onto the tally at…

  8. Haynes Promises Surprises At Allmans' NYC Run

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Allman Brothers Band returns to New York's Beacon Theatre this week for its annual residency, a stand which guitarist/vocalist Warren Haynes promises will be full of special guests and plenty of " The Allman Brothers Band returns to New York's Beacon Theatre this week for…

  9. SXSW: Episode 1

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard team interviews visiting SXSW artists like Oakley Hall, IV Thieves and Looker during the fest's first day, plus footage of performances from Lily Allen and Peter Bjorn And John. The Billboard team interviews visiting SXSW artists like Oakley Hall, IV Thieves and Looker…

  10. Take That, Kaiser Chiefs Hold Strong On U.K. Charts

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Take That and Kaiser Chiefs continue to rule the U.K. singles and album charts respectively). Take That's 10th British No. 1 single, "Shine" (Polydor), leads the way for a second week ahead of "The Sw Take That and Kaiser Chiefs continue to rule the U.K. singles and album…

  11. Aussie Rocker Billy Thorpe Dies

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Australian rock icon Billy Thorpe died earlier today at Sydney's Vincent Hospital, after suffering a heart attack. He was 60. In the early '70s, Thorpe and his blues/rock band The Aztecs were the bigg Australian rock icon Billy Thorpe died earlier today (Feb. 28) at Sydney's…

  12. 07OnTV

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 26 - Mar. 4, 2007. MONDAY, FEB. 26 "Sting: Songs From the Labyrinth," PBS Featured Artist(s): Sting (also scheduled: Edin Karamazov). "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Jake Gyllenhaal (also scheduled: Brand New…

  13. Kaiser Chiefs, Winehouse Lead U.K. Charts

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kaiser Chiefs scored their first U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Feb. 25) as "Ruby" (B-Unique/Polydor) moved 2-1. Amy Winehouse returned to the top of the album chart 2-1 with "Back to Black" (Universal Kaiser Chiefs scored their first U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Feb. 25) as…

  14. Billboard Bits: CUN/Billboard, T In The Park, James Brown

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Children Uniting Nations (CUN) and Billboard have joined forces to host a series of events to take place during Oscar week. Children Uniting Nations (CUN) and Billboard have joined forces to host a series of events to take place during Oscar week. The celebration kicks off Friday (Feb. 23)…

  15. POP LEVI, "The Return to Form Black Majick Party"

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST As a member of Super Numeri, England's heir apparent to the "Acid Motherhood" of Daevid Allen's Gong, singer/multi-instrumentalist Pop Levi has fashioned some of the most mind-exploding space grooves As a member of Super Numeri, England's heir apparent to the "…

  16. 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…

  17. This Day in Music

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Tragedy strikes at a Great White show at West Warwick, Rhode Island nightclub The Station when a pyrotechnic ignites soundproofing foam around the stage. The fire quickly spreads, killing 97 an 2003 - Tragedy strikes at a Great White show at West Warwick, Rhode Island nightclub The…

  18. Lily Allen Taking Success Day By Day

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST On the charts with her first album and single, Lily Allen's future seems bright. But the 21-year-old British singer isn't looking that far into it. On the charts with her first album and single, Lily Allen's future seems bright. But the 21-year-old British singer isn't…

  19. 07OnTV

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 12-18, 2007. MONDAY, FEB. 13 "Wheel of Fortune: Country Music Stars Week," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Montgomery Gentry, Trisha Yearwood, Steve Azar. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Rickie Lee Jones. …

  20. The Bird And The Bee

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Call it what you will -- space age bachelorette pad music seems fitting -- just as long as you don't call it "modern standards" or "jazz pop." And even if Inara George and Greg Kurstin have hipster na Call it what you will -- space age bachelorette pad music seems…

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