1. 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…

  2. 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" …

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. This Day in Music

    March 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who became a cult favorite on the rodeo circuit during the 1970s, dies in a Casper, Wy., hospital after a lengthy illness. He is 56. 2005 - Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who became a cult favorite on the rodeo circuit during the 1970s, dies in a Casper…

  9. Hancock, Jarreau Top Playboy Jazz Fest Lineup

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Grammy winner Herbie Hancock is among the headliners slated for the 2008 Playboy Jazz Festival. Grammy winner Herbie Hancock is among the headliners slated for the 2008 Playboy Jazz Festival. The bill, which includes Al Jarreau, Tower of Power, Keb' Mo', the James Moody Quartet, Roy…

  10. This Day in Music

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - A 29-year-old man is shot to death near a video shoot for rapper Busta Rhymes in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, N.Y. The man worked as a bodyguard at Kiss the Cactus Productions, where the 2006 - A 29-year-old man is shot to death near a video shoot for rapper Busta Rhymes in the…

  11. This Day in Music

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST - "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" takes home the awards in both musical categories of the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Composer Howard Shore wins the best original sco 2004 - "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" takes home the awards…

  12. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Quirky U.K. singer/songwriter Kate Nash tries to capitalize on early international success with her U.S. debut and Marah keeps on rockin' in this week's Hot Product. Zero 7 vocalist Sia's "Some People Have Real Problems" (Hear Music). Pianist Jim Brickman's "…

  13. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2007 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" …

  14. Sayles Salutes The Blues With 'Honeydripper'

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Director John Sayles has the blues on his mind with his new film, "Honeydripper," which premieres Dec. 28 in U.S. theaters. Director John Sayles has the blues on his mind with his new film, "Honeydripper," which premieres Dec. 28 in U.S. theaters. The movie stars Danny…

  15. Metric Looks On The Bright Side On New Album

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Metric is well on its way towards its next album -- but still has a long way to go, according to guitarist Jimmy Shaw. Metric is well on its way towards its next album -- but still has a long way to go, according to guitarist Jimmy Shaw. Shaw tells Billboard.com that the Canadian quartet is …

  16. This Day in Music

    September 09, 2007 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. Voodoo Music Experience Unveils Day-By-Day Lineup

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The day-by-day lineup has been unveiled for the 2007 Voodoo Music Experience, to be held Oct. 26-28 at New Orleans' City Park. The day-by-day lineup has been unveiled for the 2007 Voodoo Music Experience, to be held Oct. 26-28 at New Orleans' City Park. Rage Against The Machine and…

  18. Stone, McGuinn, Colvin To Salute Elton John

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Joss Stone, the Byrds' Roger McGuinn, Shawn Colvin and Aimee Mann will be on hand Oct. 10 at New York's Carnegie Hall for a tribute to Elton John. The event is being produced by Michael Dorf, who in r Joss Stone, the Byrds' Roger McGuinn, Shawn Colvin and Aimee Mann will be on…

  19. Music On TV: July 16 - July 22

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 16 - July 22, 2007. MONDAY, July 16 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): Underoath, Mute Math, Avenged Sevenfold. "Greek," ABC Family Channel Featured artist(s): Plain White T's. "The Daily Habit," FUEL TV Featured artist(s):…

  20. Fergie, John Legend, BRMC Complete Bumbershoot Bill

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fergie, John Legend, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, (+)44 and the Apples In Stereo are among the final acts confirmed for the 2007 Bumbershoot festival, to be held Sept. 1-3 throughout the Seattle Cente Fergie, John Legend, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, (+)44 and the Apples In Stereo are among…

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