1. Chart Beat

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Kenny Chesney, Fergie, same-titled No. 1 songs and more! 'BLINK' GETS THE NOD: There's no way you can miss the impact of Kenny Chesney's "Don't Blink" (BNA) on country chart history. The Knoxville native's new single enters Hot Country…

  2. Adams Unveils Extensive Fall Itinerary

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ryan Adams has been on the road since the June release of his new Lost Highway album, "Easy Tiger," but the songwriter has added even more dates to his fall itinerary. Ryan Adams has been on the road since the June release of his new Lost Highway album, "Easy Tiger," but…

  3. Rage, Daft Punk, QOTSA, Shins Set For Vegoose Fest

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last month, Rage Against The Machine will co-headline this fall's Vegoose Festival at Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium, alongside French electronica duo Daft Punk. The event is set for Oct. As tipped here last month, Rage Against The Machine will co-headline this fall'…

  4. Dozens Of 'Simpsons' Songs Bundled For 'Testify'

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT More than three-dozen original songs from the past nine seasons of "The Simpsons" have been bundled for the album "The Simpsons: Testify," due Sept. 18 via Shout! Factory. More than three-dozen original songs from the past nine seasons of "The Simpsons" have been…

  5. McConnell Keeps Phish Mates Close On Solo Debut

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Page McConnell made his first solo album with a little help from his friends -- which will come as a delight to Phish fans. Page McConnell made his first solo album with a little help from his friends -- which will come as a delight to Phish fans. Among the players on the "Page McConnell…

  6. Kirkwood Bros. Reunite For New Meat Puppets CD

    April 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood have completed work on their first Meat Puppets album together since 1995's "No Joke!," Billboard.com has learned. "Rise to Your Knees" will be released July 17 via Kan Brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood have completed work on their first…

  7. This Day in Music

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Galway singer Julie Feeney is the surprise winner of Ireland's inaugural Choice Music Prize, announced during a ceremony at Dublin's Vicar Street music. 2006 - Galway singer Julie Feeney is the surprise winner of Ireland's inaugural Choice Music Prize, announced during a…

  8. LCD Soundsystem Looks For 'Silver' Lining

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST James Murphy is recalling a marketing meeting with executives from Capitol Records. The man behind the dance-punk of LCD Soundsystem -- and one of the founders of New York's DFA Records -- was discuss James Murphy is recalling a marketing meeting with executives from Capitol Records. The…

  9. This Day in Music

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>To celebrate the release of their new album "Black & Blue," the Backstreet Boys are on hand at a fan-packed Times Square in New York to tape MTV's "Total Request Live."<br clear="non 2002 - R&B singer/pianist Hadda Brooks dies…

  10. Panic, moe., Trey To Headline Langerado Festival

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jamband titans Widespread Panic, moe., Trey Anastasio and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones will headline the fifth annual Langerado Festival, to be held March 9-11 at Markham Park in Sunrise, Fla. Jamband titans Widespread Panic, moe., Trey Anastasio and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones will…

  11. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun and Bobby "Blue" Band receive lifetime achievement awards from the Blues Foundation at a ceremony held at the House of Blues in West Hollywood.< 2004 - Kenny Chesney is the big winner at the Country Music Assn. …

  12. Billboard Bits: John Mayer, Tim McGraw, moe./The Who

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT John Mayer's Friday (Aug. 25) performance on NBC's "Today" will be available four days later via a new initiative with Apple's iTunes Music Store. John Mayer's Friday (Aug. 25) performance on NBC's "Today" will be available four days later via a…

  13. This Day in Music

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Utterly unique, 6'5", 300-pound singer/songwriter Wesley Willis passes away at the age of 40 after a long battle with chronic myelogenous leukemia. The Chicago-based artist underwent eme 2005 - Bob Moog, inventor of his namesake range of synthesizers and…

  14. This Day in Music

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Travis drummer Neil Primrose suffers a head injury while swimming in a pool in Belfort, France, necessitating the cancellation of several European concerts.<br clear="none"/><br clear="n 2005 - Dave Matthews Bandís ìDreamgirlî video premieres…

  15. Bonnaroo Day Three: Lesh And Friends Bring It Home

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT If the fifth annual Bonnaroo initially raised eyebrows for booking Tom Petty and Radiohead, two mainstage headliners that have nothing to do with the current jam scene, the festival returned to its ro If the fifth annual Bonnaroo initially raised eyebrows for booking Tom Petty and Radiohead,…

  16. Billboard Bits: 'Midterms Matter,' Van Morrison, Nina Nastasia

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band, O.A.R. and former Phish members Trey Anastasio and Mike Gordon are among the artists set to perform at the Midterms Matter tour. The multi-city outing, which encourages Americans t Dave Matthews Band, O.A.R. and former Phish members Trey Anastasio and Mike Gordon are among…

  17. Jammys Offer Eclectic Musical Mix

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT An eclectic mix of artists were on display last night (April 20) during the sixth annual Jammy Awards at New York's the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing combinations hit the st An eclectic mix of artists were on display last night (April 20) during the sixth…

  18. Billboard Bits: Wetlands, Billy Talent, Angie Aparo

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Wetlands, Billy Talent, Angie Aparo "Wetlands Preserved," a documentary chronicling celebrated downtown New York rock club the Wetlands Preserve, will make its official debut Sunday (April 23) at a screening at New York's Ziegfeld Theater. The screening will serve as…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Raymond Rogers, who performed under the name Freaky Tah in the hip-hop group the Lost Boyz, is fatally shot in New York. Rogers, 28, is fired on by an unidentified black male wearing a s 2004 - Adan Chalino Sanchez, one of the most promising young regional Mexican…

  20. MMJ, moe. Lead Jammy Noms

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST With three nominations each, My Morning Jacket, moe., Benevento/Russo Duo, John Medeski, Mike Gordon and the North Mississippi Allstars lead the field for the sixth Jammy Awards. With three nominations each, My Morning Jacket, moe., Benevento/Russo Duo, John Medeski, Mike Gordon and the North…

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