1. Best Of The 2000s: By-The-Numbers

    December 30, 2009 1:30 PM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22: Best of the 2000s, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 23…

  2. Best of 2009: Top 20 Music Moments

    December 21, 2009 12:20 PM EST Chart Article From Susan Boyle dreaming her big "Dream" and Kanye dissing Taylor to Dylan busking Christmas and Glambert losing 'Idol' (but winning controversy), it's been one of the most eventful music years in recent memory. But what was the biggest moment? list…

  3. Photos of the Year: Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Green Day, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga

    December 18, 2009 12:47 PM EST M ichael Jackson lived on. Green Day and Bruce Springsteen rocked out. Lady Gaga turned heads. Jay-Z , Beyoncé and Taylor Swift triumphed. Adam Lambert shocked. Phish , No Doubt and Blink-182 reunited. Lil Wayne , Amy Winehouse and T.I. had their day in court. It all happened in 2009, and we&…

  4. Hot Tours: Miley Cyrus, Phish, Wisin & Yandel

    December 17, 2009 1:35 PM EST Miley Cyrus sits atop the latest Top Tours ranking as she completed the North American leg of her 2009 world tour with sold out concerts in Southeastern U.S. markets. Miami's American Airlines Arena hosted the tour on Dec. 2, producing the highest gross and attendance totals among the…

  5. Phish / November 22, 2009 / Syracuse, N.Y. (War Memorial)

    November 25, 2009 5:31 PM EST When tickets for Phish's Sunday night (Nov. 22) show in Syracuse, N.Y. went on sale back in October, all 6,700 of them were gone in 15 minutes -- and with good reason. The last time Phish performed at the War Memorial arena was November 1994. Local fans were ready for another show, and…

  6. Bonnaroo 2010 Dates, Presale Announced

    November 19, 2009 3:58 PM EST The ninth Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will be held June 10-13, 2010, on its usual site in Manchester, Tenn., an hour southeast of Nashville. The first round of ticket pre-sales begins Friday, Nov. 27; a lineup announcement is expected early next year. Ticket sale information can be found…

  7. Stewart Copeland Tells Police 'War Stories' In New Book

    September 30, 2009 12:32 PM EDT Police drummer Stewart Copeland doesn't want to make his new book, "Strange Things Happen: A Life With the Police, Polo, and Pygmies" (HarperStudio) a conventional autobiography. "It really isn't because of all the stuff I left out, the boring stuff -- I was born here…

  8. Hot Tours: Paul McCartney, Girls Aloud, George Strait, Madonna

    September 03, 2009 10:57 AM EDT Topping the Hot Tours recap this week is rock legend Paul McCartney with box office totals reported from four stops on his summer concert tour. Top grosses came from Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y., the new home stadium of the New York Mets. Three sold out performances (July 17, 18 & 21)…

  9. Phish, "Joy"

    September 01, 2009 3:32 PM EDT "Got a blank space where my mind should be/Got a Cliff Bar and some cold green tea," Phish frontman Trey Anastasio sings on "Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan," the second track on the band's ebullient new album, "Joy." Phish masterfully marries freedom and…

  10. 10 Must-Hear Back To School Albums

    August 28, 2009 10:48 AM EDT As the last of the summer festivals move the masses one more time before the weather turns and the bright, inescapable hits of the summer become nostalgia for the season passed, it's time to put on a sweater and head back to campus armed with Billboard's chronological crib sheet of…

  11. Hot Tours: U2, Kenny Chesney, Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp

    August 27, 2009 5:32 PM EDT With box office grosses topping $188 million, U2 closed out the European leg of its "360 Tour" in the U.K. with a final show at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Aug. 22. The 10-year-old Welsh venue was the last of 15 stadiums in 10 countries to host the Irish band, who sold out…

  12. Chart Beat Wednesday: Alice In Chains, Jason Aldean, Katy Perry

    August 26, 2009 3:24 PM EDT MODERN ROCK: Billboard's rock charts this week boast a number of acts reclaiming the spotlight. Ahead of its Sept. 29 release, "Black Gives Way to Blue," its first album in 14 years, Alice in Chains notches its first top on Alternative Songs since 1996, as "Check My Brain…

  13. The Disco Biscuits Draw Big Crowds To Camp Bisco

    August 19, 2009 1:14 PM EDT As Camp Bisco's founders, hosts and headliners, the Disco Biscuits -- drummer Allen Aucoin, bassist Marc Brownstein, guitarist/midi keyboardist Jon Gutwillig and keyboardist Aron Magner -- are the annual music festival's biggest draw. But the addition of electronic and hip-hop acts…

  14. Phish To Deliver Box Of Joy, Additional New Album Included

    August 11, 2009 5:31 PM EDT Reunited jam merchants Phish will release "Joy," its eleventh studio album and first in five year, on September 8, the band announced on its website today. "Joy," recorded earlier this year at Chung King Studios in New York City, sees the group joining forces with producer…

  15. At All Points West, Tool, My Bloody Valentine Bring Sun, Dark Tunes

    August 02, 2009 11:56 AM EDT All Points West organizers offered a reward to everyone that braved the festival's soggy, mud-soaked opening day . A free pass. At 6 P.M. Friday, AEG/ Goldenvoice announced that, due to the stormy weather that plagued the grounds all afternoon, Friday ticket holders would be admitted…

  16. Phish Staging Halloween Festival At Coachella Site

    July 24, 2009 12:24 AM EDT After several weeks of speculation and a shape-shifting "Save the Date" map decorating its homepage , Phish has announced a three day festival this upcoming Halloween weekend at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California. The festival will take place October 30 - November 1 on the…

  17. Swell Season Follows 'Once' Success With 'Strict Joy'

    July 12, 2009 8:52 PM EDT Acclaimed folk duo the Swell Season will release "Strict Joy," the pair's first set of new material since their breakout on-screen performances in the indie film "Once." Due September 29 on Anti-, the 12 songs find Oscar winners Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova and…

  18. String Cheese Incident Stage Rothbury Return

    July 04, 2009 8:33 AM EDT The second day of this year's Rothbury Festival brought a little more joy to what's already been a fertile year for the jam band world. Following the reunions of The Dead and Phish, String Cheese Incident, which hasn't done a full-on public gig in nearly two years, regrouped to…

  19. Q&A: Phish Returns With 'Joy' And Fanfare

    June 26, 2009 9:24 PM EDT After a five-year "hiatus" that began as a "breakup," Phish has reconvened with a tour and “Joy,” a new studio album to be released in late August/early September on the band’s own JEMP Records. Those close to the project say it’s directed clearly toward Phish fans, and…

  20. Phish Name New Album 'Joy'

    June 25, 2009 3:06 PM EDT With the first leg of their summer tour now in the history books, Phish has announced the title of its first studio album in five years. "Joy," a ten song set, is due later this summer on the band's own JEMP Records. As previously reported , Phish released the thirteen minute …

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