1. 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,…

  2. 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…

  3. 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)…

  4. Cut The 'Pork'

    June 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Weezer is literally all over the place on its third self-titled album, with all four members taking a turn behind the mic on the Geffen set. First single "Pork and Beans" is No. 1 on Billboard's Moder Weezer is literally all over the place on its third self-titled album, with…

  5. 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…

  6. R.E.M. / May 29, 2008 / Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl)

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Wow." It's a word that pops up a lot in the 2008-era R.E.M. milieu.It's repeated in the lyrics of two new songs from the band's recently released 14 studio album, "Accelerate," a fact that led bassis "Wow." It's a word that pops up a lot in…

  7. Colour Revolt

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Breeders make fun of our shoes. Have you ever experienced a Mississippi summer? The air so thick... if you have to go outside, it'd better be because there's a pool or a beer. You crave a Miller High Life because you know it's the coldest thing you can get your hand on.…

  8. 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"…

  9. The Billboard Q&A: Brooke White From 'American Idol'

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT From smiles to tears and everything in between, Brooke White was one of the most emotionally charismatic finalists on "American Idol" this season. Billboard chatted with the Arizona native about her m From smiles to tears and everything in between, Brooke White was one of the most…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. New York Dolls / April 17, 2008 / Buenos Aires (Teatro Roxy)

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With Spanish as broken as it was endearing, David Johansen came onstage in the first of the band’s two presentations in Argentina, intent on conquering the public that had been awaiting them for so "Hey Buenos Aires, aquí están sus primas: ¡The New York Dolls!".("Hey Buenos…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Eddie Vedder / April 13, 2008 / Los Angeles (Wiltern Theatre)

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ed Vedder is no dummy. With the opportunity to embark on his first ever solo tour now upon him, largely thanks to the positive commercial and critical response from his recent "Into the Wild" soundtra Ed Vedder is no dummy. With the opportunity to embark on his first ever solo tour…

  16. Ashanti Drafts Pharrell, Dupri For New Disc

    April 02, 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…

  17. Chart Beat Chat

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Leona Lewis, artist's nationalities, Spice Girls and more! LOVING LEONA Hi Fred, I wrote to you back in February regarding Leona Lewis and her new single "Bleeding Love." I asked how she was progressing on the Billboard charts. I see that "…

  18. Keith Sweat Works Up New Album

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B veteran Keith Sweat returns May 6 with new album, "Just Me." His first new studio album since 2002's "Rebirth," the Keia/Atco/Rhino release features cameos by Keyshia Cole ("Love Your Better") R&B veteran Keith Sweat returns May 6 with new album,…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who became a cult favorite on the rodeo circuit during the 1970s, dies in a Casper, Wy., hospital after a lengthy illness. He is 56. 2005 - Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who became a cult favorite on the rodeo circuit during the 1970s, dies in a Casper…

  20. Chart Beat

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Usher's "Love in This Club," American 'Idols,' Janet Jackson and more! 'CLUB' PLAY: Adding sales to airplay can be like adding Mentos to Diet Coke. The resulting explosion has carried "Love in This Club" (LaFace) by Usher featuring…

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