1. Billboard Bits: 'Yakety Yak' Singer Dies, 'Glee' Wants Springsteen

    June 13, 2011 5:57 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Yakety Yak' Singer of The Coasters Dies Carl Gardner, lead singer of '50s group the Coasters, passed away Sunday (June 12) in Port St. Lucie, Florida after an extended illness. As a statement on the…

  2. Snippet Of Foxy Brown's Lil Kim 'Massacre' Diss Track Hits Net

    January 10, 2011 11:01 AM EST Foxy Brown said she would release a diss track against Lil Kim on Christmas Day, but that never happened. Now, two weeks later, a snippet of a raw, unfinished version of "Christmas Massacre" has hit the net. Audio: Foxy Brown's "Christmas Massacre" snippet Sigh. I&…

  3. Billboard Bits: Christina's Love Triangle at Home, John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan Dating?

    January 05, 2011 5:10 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Christina Aguilera No Longer Living With Both Ex-Husband, New Boyfriend Life just got a whole less awkward for Christina Aguilera. Recent reports claim that until yesterday (Jan. 4), the singer was sharing her…

  4. Ask Billboard: Celine Dion Celebrates Chart Anniversary

    December 10, 2010 5:35 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PLENTY IN TWENTY…

  5. U2, Glen Hansard Star in 'Music of Ireland' Documentary

    August 27, 2010 4:30 PM EDT U 2 , Glen Hansard, Damien Rice and The Script will star in the second installment of the "Music of Ireland" documentary series, which originally premiered on PBS stations in February. "Music of Ireland - Welcome to America" will roll out nationwide on public television…

  6. 'Glee' Writers Reveal Season Two Spoilers

    July 13, 2010 5:03 PM EDT In the second season of "Glee," high school students Rachel and Finn will stay together, guest star Kristin Chenoweth will "definitely" be back, and actor Javier Bardem will make an appearance. Ryan Murphy, the creator of the Emmy-nominated TV musical comedy, and fellow…

  7. U2, Pete Seeger, Sinead O'Connor In PBS 'Music of Ireland' Doc

    February 10, 2010 3:40 PM EST "The Music of Ireland - Welcome Home," a documentary featuring interviews and performances from U2 , Pete Seeger , Sinead O'Connor and the Chieftans will debut on New York public television station WLIW on Feb. 17, then rollout to other PBS affiliates throughout March. "…

  8. 'Glee' Renewed For Second Season

    January 11, 2010 2:19 PM EST Fox has given an early second-season renewal to breakout freshman dramedy "Glee." The show also is launching a nationwide casting search to fill new roles for season two. The auditions will start in February and will be open to amateurs and professionals between the ages of 16-26. …

  9. The Roots' TV Party

    October 23, 2009 4:01 PM EDT Now That The Roots Are On TV Five Times A Week, Will The Exposure Translate Into Album Sales? For the past seven months, Questlove has been on the run. The Roots drummer, whose driver's license reads "Ahmir Thompson," wakes up every day between 6 and 7 a.m. to catch an 8 a.m.…

  10. 'Glee' Rewrites The Script On TV Music

    October 23, 2009 3:38 PM EDT When Tony Soprano finally-all right, possibly-got whacked to the sounds of Journey 's "Don't Stop Believin' " in June 2007, America had mixed reactions. But the show's viewers all agreed that TV's greatest mafia boss and music's shiniest power ballad…

  11. Wolfmother Evolves On 'Cosmic Egg'

    September 25, 2009 5:24 PM EDT Like all animals, Wolfmother faced two choices: evolve or die. Citing "longstanding frictions," keyboard/bassist Chris Ross and drummer Myles Heskett left in 2008. But frontman Andrew Stockdale wasn't about to give up after achieving so much -- the band sold 537,000 U.S. copies…

  12. Eve To Guest On 'Glee'

    June 25, 2009 9:17 AM EDT Eve will once again show off her acting prowess with a two-episode guest-starring role on Fox's "Glee" this fall, playing the coach of a rival glee club that poses a threat to McKinley High. "Glee" follows a passionate high school teacher who is eager to revive his…

  13. Don't Call 'Em Duets

    October 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Robert Plant shocked many by agreeing to play a one-off show with Led Zeppelin in November in London. But he isn't particularly concerned that his fans might be taken by surprise by "Raising Sand," hi Robert Plant shocked many by agreeing to play a one-off show with Led…

  14. Don't Call 'Em Duets

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Robert Plant shocked many by agreeing to play a one-off show with Led Zeppelin in November in London. But he isn't particularly concerned that his fans might be taken by surprise by "Raising Sand," hi Robert Plant shocked many by agreeing to play a one-off show with Led…

  15. Plant, Krauss Cover Everlys, Waits On New Album

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Robert Plant and Alison Krauss put their collaborative stamp on an eclectic repertoire of material on "Raising Sand," due Oct. 23 via Rounder. Among the tracks appearing on the T Bone Burnett-produced Robert Plant and Alison Krauss put their collaborative stamp on an eclectic…

  16. Chicane Takes Self-Financed Route Back To Stardom

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Named after one of the obstacles found on a motor racing circuit, leading U.K. dance act Chicane's career threatened to turn into a car crash -- thanks to the effects of piracy. Named after one of the obstacles found on a motor racing circuit, leading U.K. dance act Chicane's career…

  17. Billboard Bits: Dinosaur Jr, Presley, 'Idol'

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Dinosaur Jr, Presley, 'Idol' Reunited rock trio Dinosaur Jr will film a live DVD during its Dec. 2-3 run at New York's Irving Plaza. The DVD will be produced by the German company Gold in Berlin, which is run by Dinosaur Jr vocalist/guitarist J Mascis' brother-in…

  18. Tunes On TV

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 18-24, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 18 "The View," ABC Featured artist: Frankie J (also scheduled: Suzanne Somers). "Fabulous Life of Snoop Dogg," VH1 Featured artist: Snoop Dogg. "Rock Star: INXS,…

  19. TunesOnTV

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 21-27, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, FEB. 21 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Jesse McCartney (also scheduled: Ray Romano). "The View," ABC Featured artist: Tina Turner. "Ego Trip&…

  20. Real Gone

    October 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Furthering his unwavering commitment to the art of noise, Tom Waits creates structure from unlikely grunts and coughed clatter on "Real Gone," minimizing the role of instrumental melodies. Furthering his unwavering commitment to the art of noise, Tom Waits creates structure from…

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