1. Queen, Paul Rodgers Split Up

    May 13, 2009 9:08 AM EDT Queen will no longer rock you -- at least not with Paul Rodgers. With a summer reunion tour with Bad Company looming, the singer tells Billboard.com that the Queen + Paul Rodgers collaboration is, in effect, over, and without animosity. "At this point we're gonna sit back from this,…

  2. Singer, Broadway Star Eartha Kitt Dies

    December 25, 2008 9:30 PM EST Eartha Kitt, a sultry singer, dancer and actress who rose from South Carolina cotton fields to become an international symbol of elegance and sensuality, has died, a family spokesman said. She was 81. Andrew Freedman said Kitt, who was recently treated at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, died…

  3. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Legend "evolves" on his third album, Pink soldiers through heartbreak on "Funhouse," Brit rock titans Snow Patrol and the Cure unveil new albums and Ryan Adams finds his focus with the Cardinals The first new album bearing the Queen name since 1995, "The Cosmos…

  4. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with "Before The Next Teardrop Falls," dies in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 69. 2006 - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with "Before The Next Teardrop Falls,"…

  5. Metallica, Kings Of Leon Remain Atop U.K. Charts

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica and Kings Of Leon each secured a second week atop the new U.K. sales charts yesterday (Sept. 21), as Ne-Yo and Queen + Paul Rodgers won top five album debuts. Metallica and Kings Of Leon each secured a second week atop the new U.K. sales charts yesterday (Sept. 21), as Ne-Yo and…

  6. This Day in Music

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, dies at Nashville's St. Thomas Hospital. She is 73. The artist, born Mary Frances Penick in Dry Ridge, Ky., had battled breast cancer since 1988. 2004 - Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, dies at Nashville's St.…

  7. Queen Makes Date For 'The Cosmos Rocks'

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Queen + Paul Rodgers have set an Oct. 28 U.S. release date for "The Cosmos Rocks," the band's first new album since 1995 and its first since Rodgers stepped in for the late Freddie Mercury in 2004. Queen + Paul Rodgers have set an Oct. 28 U.S. release date for "The Cosmos…

  8. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines Great White and Station club owners Michael and Jeffrey Derderian a total of nearly $100,000 for workplace violations related to t 2003 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines Great White and…

  9. Bad Company Plots One-Off Reunion

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bad Company will ride again this summer -- for one night only. The '70s rock troupe plans to reunite for a one-off show on Aug. 8 at the Seminole Hard Rock & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., the group's Bad Company will ride again this summer -- for one night only. The '70s rock…

  10. Billboard Bits: Siren Festival, Nelson Mandela, Gang Of Four, Tilly And The Wall

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Annual Siren Fest lineup revealed; Queen, Lennox rock for Mandela; Gang Of Four becomes gang of two; Tilly and the Wall talk new album Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Broken Social Scene, Annuals and Beach House are among the top acts announced for The Village Voice's annual Siren Music…

  11. Queen/Rodgers Return For Fall Tour, Album

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Queen + Paul Rodgers will embark on a four-month European tour this fall in support of its new as-yet-untitled studio album, scheduled for release in Britain on Sept. 1 via EMI. As expected, Queen + Paul Rodgers will embark on a four-month European tour this fall in support of…

  12. Billboard Goes To The Grammys: A 50-Year Retrospective

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST As the Grammy Awards turn 50, here's a look back at music's biggest night -- from the 1958 inaugural event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to last year's Dixie Chicks triumph at Los Angeles' Staples Cente As the Grammy Awards turn 50, here's a look back at music's…

  13. Led Zeppelin Triumphs At London Reunion Show

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Last night (Dec. 10) in London, one of the greatest bands of all time was back in front of its adoring public, if only for two-plus hours. Led Zeppelin's 16-song set at London's O2 Arena came as part Last night (Dec. 10) in London, one of the greatest bands of all time was back in…

  14. New Queen/Rodgers Single Salutes AIDS Day

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Queen + Paul Rodgers have recorded a new single, "Say It's Not True," to commemorate World AIDS Day on Saturday (Dec. 1). Queen + Paul Rodgers have recorded a new single, "Say It's Not True," to commemorate World AIDS Day on Saturday (Dec. 1). The track, Queen&…

  15. Rodgers Ready To Rock Ahmet Tribute, Queen CD

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Despite the excitement surrounding Led Zeppelin's reunion, Paul Rodgers is hoping that fans will remember the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert on Dec. 10 in London is indeed supposed to be about the late Despite the excitement surrounding Led Zeppelin's reunion, Paul Rodgers is hoping…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with "Before The Next Teardrop Falls," dies in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 69. 2006 - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with "Before The Next Teardrop Falls,"…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, dies at Nashville's St. Thomas Hospital. She is 73. The artist, born Mary Frances Penick in Dry Ridge, Ky., had battled breast cancer since 1988. 2004 - Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, dies at Nashville's St.…

  18. Guy, Randolph Set For Experience Hendrix Tour

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd are among the star guitarist confirmed to appear on the five-city Experience Hendrix tour. The outing begins Oct. 16 in Washington, D.C. Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd are among the star guitarist…

  19. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines Great White and Station club owners Michael and Jeffrey Derderian a total of nearly $100,000 for workplace violations related to t 2003 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines Great White and…

  20. Queen, Rodgers Nine Songs Into New Album

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Everybody tie your mothers down. Queen + Paul Rodgers plan to rock you again -- perhaps as soon as 2008. Everybody tie your mothers down. Queen + Paul Rodgers plan to rock you again -- perhaps as soon as 2008. Rodgers tells Billboard.com that he's "recorded some nine songs"…

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