1. The Billboard Q&A: Def Leppard's Joe Elliott

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT An album with a title like "Songs From the Sparkle Lounge" begs the question: what's a Sparkle Lounge? An album with a title like "Songs From the Sparkle Lounge" begs the question: what's a Sparkle Lounge? According to Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott, it was a…

  2. Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Class Of 2008

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT This week, a new set of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers including Madonna and Leonard Cohen are joining the ranks alongside legends like the Beatles and the Ramones. Billboard.com takes a look at -- and A new set of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers is being inducted on March 10 at New York's…

  3. In The Beginning...

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Genesis takes a trip down memory lane on "Live Over Europe," which chronicles the first portion of the band's reunion tour. Genesis takes a trip down memory lane on "Live Over Europe," which chronicles the first portion of the band's reunion tour. Due this week…

  4. Genesis Dips Into Back Catalog For Live CD

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Genesis takes a trip down memory lane on "Live Over Europe," which chronicles the first portion of the band's reunion tour. Genesis takes a trip down memory lane on "Live Over Europe," which chronicles the first portion of the band's reunion tour. Due Nov. 20 via…

  5. Chart Beat

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses American Idols, Rodney Atkins, Justin Timberlake and more! 'DIFFERENT' DRUMS BUCKY ONTO CHART: With record ratings for its sixth season premiere (see story here ), the "American Idol" juggernaut rolls on, ready to produce a whole new field of artists who…

  6. Feds Bust Fans For Pirated Ryan Adams Tunes

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST A pair of apparent Ryan Adams fans ran afoul of a new law making it a crime to publish songs before their release to the general public when they made portions of the singer's latest album available o A pair of apparent Ryan Adams fans ran afoul of a new law making it a crime to publish…

  7. Waylon Payne Drifts Into Film

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "If you nail yourself down to one thing, you're gonna have a hurt foot," Waylon Payne says. "If you nail yourself down to one thing, you're gonna have a hurt foot," Waylon Payne says. The country singer/songwriter has been a hard man to nail down lately. The…

  8. Hoy Como Ayer

    February 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Conjunto Primavera has long held itself apart from other romantic norteÑo groups by virtue of the quite extraordinary voice of lead singer Tony MelÉndez. On the veteran group's latest, h Conjunto Primavera has long held itself apart from other romantic norteño groups by virtue of the…

  9. Gotas de Piel

    October 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dominican singer/songwriter Alih Jey released her self-titled debut album Sept. 11, 2001. Dominican singer/songwriter Alih Jey released her self-titled debut album Sept. 11, 2001. Despite a strong single, "It's OK," the album caused barely a ripple because of the unfortunate…

  10. Coming Soon: More Live Jerry, New Dead Box

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The bounty of vintage Grateful Dead and posthumous Jerry Garcia releases will continue to overflow this fall. The bounty of vintage Grateful Dead and posthumous Jerry Garcia releases will continue to overflow this fall. In September, Rhino will release a three-disc live Garcia set and follow…

  11. Undulation 1

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Saw.Recordings is the label helmed by international DJ/producer Satoshi Tomiie. Saw.Recordings is the label helmed by international DJ/producer Satoshi Tomiie. Compiled and mixed by Tomiie and DJ/label manager Hector Romero, "Undulation 1" is Saw's first full-length —and it…

  12. Natural Selection

    October 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Natural Selection" finds Pennsylvania outfit Fuel coming into its own with its brand of agony-fueled modern rock. "Natural Selection" finds Pennsylvania outfit Fuel coming into its own with its brand of agony-fueled modern rock. Lead single "Falls on Me" is the…

  13. Deepest Musical Note Detected In Outer Space

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Who knew: big black holes sing bass. One particularly monstrous black hole has probably been humming B flat for billions of years, but at a pitch no human could hear, let alone sing, astronomers revea Who knew: big black holes sing bass. One particularly monstrous black hole has probably been…

  14. Dead's 'Very Best' Due Next Month

    August 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rhino is prepping a set of career-spanning highlights of the Grateful Dead's three decades. Due Sept. 16, "The Very Best of the Grateful Dead" will feature songs the band recorded for Warner Bros., Ar Rhino is prepping a set of career-spanning highlights of the Grateful Dead&…

  15. The Beginning Stages Of . . .

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Polyphonic Spree is two-dozen strong, with each member attired in a flowing white robe. The Polyphonic Spree is two-dozen strong, with each member attired in a flowing white robe. The ringleader is Tim DeLaughter (ex-Tripping Daisy), who formed this choral symphonic pop band three years…

  16. Jackson Ordered Back To Indy In Three Weeks

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An Indiana federal judge ordered Michael Jackson to return to Indianapolis within three weeks to give a deposition the pop star missed after he was briefly hospitalized because of illness. An Indiana federal judge ordered Michael Jackson to return to Indianapolis within three weeks to give a…

  17. Michael Jackson Hospitalized Briefly

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pop icon Michael Jackson was hospitalized briefly yesterday (May 21) after falling ill on the same day he was scheduled to give a deposition in a copyright lawsuit. The artist was hospitalized in Indi Pop icon Michael Jackson was hospitalized briefly yesterday (May 21) after falling ill on…

  18. Pursuit of Happiness

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nottingham, England-based singer Rachel Foster is U.K. act Weekend Players. Nottingham, England-based singer Rachel Foster is U.K. act Weekend Players. She is the owner of a voice that at times sounds like a cross between Sade and Cocteau Twins' Liz Fraser, encompassing the jazzy, breezy…

  19. Adaptation

    January 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mechanized grooves of doom from Fatboy Slim's remix of the main theme lead you into the psychotically twisted landscapes of Adaptation, Carter Burwell's hallucinogenic score to director Spike Jonze's Mechanized grooves of doom from Fatboy Slim's remix of the main theme…

  20. Supreme Beings Of Leisure Offer 'Divine' Sounds

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Los-Angeles based songwriting duo Supreme Beings of Leisure -- vocalist/lyricist Geri Soriano-Lightwood and keyboardist/programmer Ramin Sakurai -- tackle the dreaded sophomore slump with the incredibly inspiring "Divine Operating System,…

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