1. The Billboard Q&A: Loudon Wainwright III

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Since the late 1960s when he emerged on the New York and Boston folk scenes as a sharp and promising young songwriter, Loudon Wainwright III hasn't paused for a second. Since the late 1960s when he emerged on the New York and Boston folk scenes as a sharp and promising young songwriter,…

  2. Mary J. Blige, Robin Thicke Team For Tour

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mary J. Blige and Robin Thicke will hit the road together in North America this fall, beginning Sept. 13 in Charleston, S.C. The R&B stars have dates on tap through Oct. 19 in Los Angeles. Mary J. Blige and Robin Thicke will hit the road together in North America this fall, beginning Sept…

  3. Ask Billboard: Robin Sparkles, Garbage, Alkaline Trio, Bayside

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith and his readers discuss Robin Sparkles, Garbage, Alkaline Trio, Bayside and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if…

  4. Extensive AC/DC Tour To Begin In October

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, AC/DC will embark on an 18-month world tour beginning this October in Wilkes Barre, Pa. Creative Artists Agency managing partner Rob Light confirmed the news during a touring panel today As expected, AC/DC will embark on an 18-month world tour beginning this October in Wilkes…

  5. This Day in Music

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Not even the Man of Steel could stop the new album by critically acclaimed artist Sufjan Stevens from hitting most store shelves. Stevens' "Illinois" features a comic-book-style cover image of 2005 - Not even the Man of Steel could stop the new album by critically…

  6. Vaselines, Mudhoney Rock Sub Pop 20 Bash

    July 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sure, there were Nirvana songs on the first day of Sub Pop's 20th anniversary bash at Seattle's Marymoor Park. They just happened to be by the Vaselines. The shambling Scottish duo, so greatly loved b Sure, there were Nirvana songs on the first day of Sub Pop's 20th anniversary…

  7. Eddie Vedder Plots East Coast Solo Tour

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As a complement to his first solo tour in April, which only visited the West Coast, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will head east for another round of dates later this summer. As a complement to his first solo tour in April, which only visited the West Coast, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder…

  8. Thicke Says World Needs 'Something Else'

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hoping to repeat the success of 2006's "The Evolution of Robin Thicke," the R&B singer/songwriter will release his third album, "Something Else," on Sept. 9 via Star Trak/Interscope. Hoping to repeat the success of 2006's "The Evolution of Robin Thicke,…

  9. Pearl Jam Benefit Raises $3 Million For Charity

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam packed arena-sized power into New York's 2,800-capacity Beacon Theater last night (July 1), rattling off an eclectic 26-song set list during a private show that raised $3 million for the Rob Pearl Jam packed arena-sized power into New York's 2,800-capacity Beacon Theater…

  10. Kiss, Ramones Members Guest With Pearl Jam In NYC

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam gave a nod to its classic rock influences last night (June 25) in New York, drafting Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley and Ramones bassist C.J. Ramone for guest appearances during the second of a t Pearl Jam gave a nod to its classic rock influences last night (June 25) in New York,…

  11. Lil Wayne

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After a late night in an Atlanta recording studio, the croak in Lil Wayne's voice is especially noticeable. A little more than two weeks ago, the self-proclaimed and highly co-signed "best rapper aliv After a late night in an Atlanta recording studio, the croak in Lil Wayne's…

  12. Nine Inch Nails Reshuffles Touring Lineup

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails has reshuffled its new touring lineup announced in early April, with bassist Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Garbage) replacing Rich Fownes. Nine Inch Nails has reshuffled its new touring lineup announced in early April, with bassist Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Garbage)…

  13. I Declare

    June 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As its title suggests, Ashanti's new "The Declaration" is in many ways about womanhood and empowerment, which led the Long Island, N.Y., native to work with new producers. As its title suggests, Ashanti's new "The Declaration" is in many ways about womanhood and…

  14. Debut Jennifer Hudson Album Due In September

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Academy Award-winning actress/former "American Idol" contestant Jennifer Hudson will release her debut album, a self-titled affair, in September via Arista Records. The first single, "Spotlight," will Academy Award-winning actress/former "American Idol"…

  15. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead at his home in Ireland of unknown causes. He is 57. 2003 - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead…

  16. This Day in Music

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A 3 to 1 move on Billboard's Hot 100 for Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" ends the nine-week reign of 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia, which slips to No. 3. 2005 - A 3 to 1 move on Billboard's Hot 100 for Gwen Stefani's "…

  17. Nine Inch Nails Offers Freebie Of New Album

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails, in a surprise move, posted access to a free download of its complete new album, "The Slip," on its Web site at 12:01 a.m. this morning (May 5). Nine Inch Nails, in a surprise move, posted access to a free download of its complete new album, "The Slip," on…

  18. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - International pop music stars Shakira, Alejandro Sanz and Juanes are the top winners at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Shakira leads the night with five trophies, including wins for Latin po 2006 - International pop music stars Shakira, Alejandro Sanz and Juanes are the top winners…

  19. Guns N' Roses 'Negotiating' To Release New Album

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With a new management team in place, Guns N' Roses is "in negotiations" for the release of its decade-in-the-making album "Chinese Democracy," according to a post on the band's Web site. With a new management team in place, Guns N' Roses is "in…

  20. Thicke Sharpens His Soul On 'Something Else'

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Robin Thicke ratchets up the soul on his third solo album, "Something Else," due July 1 via Star Trak/Interscope. Robin Thicke ratchets up the soul on his third solo album, "Something Else," due July 1 via Star Trak/Interscope. Thicke previewed the project for media last…

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