1. Ben Folds Five Could Make Another Album, But Not Until 2015

    September 12, 2012 2:45 PM EDT 'The Sound of the Life of the Mind,' the group's first album in 13 years, was 'really easy and really inspiring' to make, says Folds. Ben Folds says there's plenty more material where "The Sound of the Life of the Mind," the first new Ben Folds Five…

  2. May 27, 2009

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – For the first time in their 22-year career, Red Hot Chili Peppers score a No. 1 album on The Billboard 200: The two-disc “Stadium Arcadium.” 1994 – A son, Miles Brockman, is born in Los Angeles to singer Lionel Richie and Diane Alexander. 1975 – André 3000 (André Lauren Benjamin) of…

  3. Chart Beat

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Monk, Colbrane, Shearing, Hancock and others give Billboard's jazz charts a vintage feel. JAZZ MEN AND WOMEN: The Billboard jazz charts look like they were compiled in the 1950s or 1960s this week, with six debuts from artists whose careers harken back five decades or more. Debuting at…

  4. Big Band

    February 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kevin Mahogany is unquestionably one of today's most exciting and musically adept jazz vocalists. His latest project, "Big Band," is, as the title suggests, a foray into the big band groove, and it's Kevin Mahogany is unquestionably one of today's most exciting and…

  5. Aretha Leads Detroit Jazz Fest Lineup

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Aretha Franklin, Ramsey Lewis, George Benson and Lou Rawls will anchor the lineup for the 25th anniversary edition of the Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival. Aretha Franklin, Ramsey Lewis, George Benson and Lou Rawls will anchor the lineup for the 25th anniversary edition of the Ford…

  6. Jamiroquai Soundtracks 'Late Night'

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. funk/rock outfit Jamiroquai has chosen the tracks for the latest edition of Ultra Records' "Late Night Tales" series. U.K. funk/rock outfit Jamiroquai has chosen the tracks for the latest edition of Ultra Records' "Late Night Tales" series. Due Nov. 4, the…

  7. Breaking & Entering

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Pretty Girls Make Graves and Felix da Housecat. PRETTY GIRLS ON THE MOVE: The name of the song that opens the second effort from Pretty Girls Make Graves is "Something Bigger, Something Brighter."…

  8. Simple Pleasures

    August 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis and vocalist Nancy Wilson have renewed their occasional collaboration that began with the 1984 album "The Two of Us." Lewis and Wilson gravitated toward the melodicism of pop Jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis and vocalist Nancy Wilson have renewed their occasional…

  9. Hot Product

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- The 13th installment in the compilation series "NOW That's What I Call Music" (UME). -- New albums from modern rock acts Eve 6 ("It's All in Your Head," RCA) and Thrice ("The Artist in…

  10. Stars To Celebrate Steinway Anniversary

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST New York's Carnegie Hall will host a three-day concert series celebrating the 150th anniversary of legendary piano maker Steinway & Sons. Under the title "A Celebration of Music," the June 5-7 eve New York's Carnegie Hall will host a three-day concert series…

  11. Austin, Jones Set For 'HIP' Jazz Benefits

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST The hip sounds of Patti Austin, Elvin Jones, Dianne Reeves, and Ramsey Lewis will be the focal point of a slate of New York benefit concerts. Sponsored by the HIP Health Plan of New York, the HIP Jazz The hip sounds of Patti Austin, Elvin Jones, Dianne Reeves, and Ramsey Lewis will be the…

  12. Billboard Bits: Mary J. Blige, Ramsey Lewis, Carson Daly

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Mary J. Blige, Ramsey Lewis, Carson Daly Mary J. Blige became engaged to her boyfriend, whom she prefers to keep out of the spotlight, over the holidays. She hasn't set a wedding date, but says that when she does, it will be "no big wedding. It will be a small wedding with…

  13. Simon, DMB, McKnight Among N.O. Jazz Fest Actst

    February 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST Dozens of acts, including Paul Simon, Dave Matthews Band, and Brian McKnight, have signed on to play the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.d Dozens of acts, including Paul Simon, Dave Matthews Band, and Brian McKnight, have signed on to play the annual New Orleans Jazz &…

  14. George Harrison: 'All Things' In Good Time

    January 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST An expanded edition Billboard Editor-In-Chief Timothy White's exclusive interview with George Harrison, available only on Billboard.com. This is an expanded edition Billboard Editor In Chief Timothy White's exclusive interview with George Harrison (which appeared in the Dec. 30,…