1. Ask Billboard: "Glee," Olivia Newton-John, Bee Gees

    May 14, 2010 4:35 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. TOTAL "GLEE"-CLIPSE OF THE CHART? Hi Gary, With the "Glee"…

  2. Billboard Bits: Simon Cowell, Elton John, Jack White, Melanie Fiona

    March 17, 2010 5:48 PM EDT With Simon Cowell's wedding to 'Idol' make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy fast approaching, there is much to do in the way of planning. But the Idol judge isn't concerned with napkins, flower arrangements or invitations -- he just wants to find the right singer. According to a…

  3. Hot Tours: Bon Jovi, John Mayer, Jay-Z

    March 11, 2010 1:03 PM EST Bon Jovi takes the No. 1 spot on the Hot Tour rankings with the first box office totals reported from its Circle Tour that will play arenas and stadiums throughout the year, and into 2011. The tour kicked off in Hawaii with two performances at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu (Feb. 11…

  4. Metric Strikes A Deal With Mom + Pop

    January 11, 2010 5:25 PM EST Canadian band Metric announced a joint venture partnership between its label, Metric Music International (MMI), and Mom + Pop Records, which is part of QPrime management. The band self-released its latest album, "Fantasies," which has sold 85,000 copies, according to Nielsen…

  5. Hot Tours: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Mannheim Steamroller, Fleetwood Mac

    December 10, 2009 9:35 AM EST Trans-Siberian Orchestra has begun its annual winter tour with ticket sales figures already surpassing $14 million since the Nov. 1 kick off. Tour promoter Live Nation has reported totals from 13 arenas during the past week placing the rock orchestra in the No. 1 spot on this week's Hot…

  6. Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban Lead CMA Awards Nominations

    September 09, 2009 2:32 PM EDT Brad Paisley leads the nominees for the 43rd annual CMA Awards with six nominations, while Taylor Swift , Keith Urban and several other country stars follow closely with four nods each, it was announced today (Sept. 9). Paisley, who is also set to co-host the Nov. 11 ceremony with Carrie…

  7. Sarah Buxton, "Outside My Window"

    August 20, 2009 1:32 PM EDT Often new artists blend in a little too well to meet country radio's expectations and then fail to stand out, but Sarah Buxton is like a breath of fresh air. She's got tons of personality and a thoroughly engaging voice. It's warm and textured -- equally capable of tender…

  8. Mastodon To Tour With Dethklok From Adult Swim's "Metalocalypse"

    August 04, 2009 6:27 PM EDT Atlanta hard rock band Mastodon has announced a co-headlining tour with a real-life version of Dethklok , the cartoon band in Adult Swim's animated series "Metalocalypse" on Cartoon Network. The 36-city trek will begin on Oct. 2 at the Roseland Theater in Portland, Ore. and end…

  9. May 10, 2009

    May 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Rocker Chris Daughtry gets voted off Season Five of “American Idol.” 2003 – No. 1 Billboard Album: “American Life,” Madonna. 1999 – Artist/author/songwriter Shel Silverstein, 66, is found dead in Key West, Fla. 1994 – Weezer releases its debut, the self-titled “blue” album. 1991 –…

  10. April 28, 2009

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots is sentenced to eight days in jail for drunk driving. 2005 – Jazz bassist Percy Heath dies of cancer in Southampton, N.Y. He is 81. 2005 – Eddie Montgomery of country duo Montgomery Gentry seriously injures his left wrist during a show in Asheville,…

  11. Ask Billboard

    April 17, 2009 4:56 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. PRESENT OF THE PAST Hi Gary, I have a special request. My brother will be…

  12. Doug Sahm Remembered At SXSW

    March 20, 2009 9:32 AM EDT With a tribute album coming Tuesday (March 24), the late Doug Sahm was the subject of two live homage's this week at South By Southwest. A Texas Tornados set highlighted a two-hour show on Thursday night at Antone's, which featured several of the artists who contributed tracks to…

  13. Styx, REO Speedwagon Team Up For "Rockin'" Tour, Single

    February 26, 2009 12:11 PM EST Classic rock fans will have an opportunity to tap into a recession-relieving concert with the 2009 Can't Stop Rockin' tour, featuring REO Speedwagon, Styx and 38 Special. Ticket prices will be available for as low as $13.50 in most markets. Presented by VH! Classic and Rock Band,…

  14. Billboard Bits: Mariah, Collective Soul, Keith Jarrett

    December 11, 2008 2:50 PM EST Eighteen of Mariah Carey's best-known ballads have been compiled for an album appropriately titled "The Ballads." Due Jan. 20 via Columbia/Legacy, the project features such hits as "Hero," "One Sweet Day," "Vision of Love," "Always Be My Baby…

  15. 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" …

  16. This Day in Music

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks are among the artists that perform during a live telethon, "Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast." 2005 - U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks…

  17. Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Hough Revamp Gum Jingles

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Wrigley's is turning to contemporary artists Ne-Yo, Chris Brown and Julianne Hough to remix its signature gum jingles. Chris Brown will sing about Doublemint, Ne-Yo will update Big Red and Julianne Ho Wrigley's is turning to contemporary artists Ne-Yo, Chris Brown and Julianne Hough…

  18. Widespread Panic, Snoop, Of Montreal Star At Rothbury

    July 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "The early bird gets the worm, huh?," Jakob Dylan said as he got the second day of the inaugural Rothbury Festival started yesterday (July 4). And there was certainly plenty to be hooked on the event' "The early bird gets the worm, huh?," Jakob Dylan said as he got…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single "Mississippi Girl," becomes available as a free, timed-out download beginning via radio station Web sites across the country. 2005 - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single "Mississippi Girl," becomes available…

  20. Billboard Bits: Trey Anastasio, Foxy Brown, Jay Brannan, Brendan Canning

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Trey Anastasio releases live album; Foxy Brown felony assault trial postponed; Jay Brannan releases debut album; Brendan Canning releases solo disc Ex-Phish frontman Trey Anastasio will release “Original Boardwalk Style” -- a live album recorded with an iteration of his solo band dubbed the…

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