1. Hot Tours: U2, Taylor Swift, Ruben Blades

    October 15, 2009 11:51 AM EDT U2 and its "360 Tour" tops the Hot Tours ranking for a fifth week during it's worldwide run, grossing over 22 million from four sold out shows reported by Live Nation. U2 's top concert during the most recent reporting week is a sellout at FedExField in Landover, Md. The…

  2. 'New Moon' Exclusive Song Premiere: Lykke Li, 'Possibility'

    October 13, 2009 4:25 PM EDT The "Twilight: New Moon" soundtrack's release date was just moved up to Oct. 16 , but you can hear one of the album's standout tracks right now on Billboard.com. Swedish alt-pop singer/songwriter Lykke Li's contribution to "New Moon" is "Possbility,…

  3. Guns N' Roses 'Vigorously Contests' Lawsuit

    October 07, 2009 8:34 AM EDT Guns N' Roses manager Irving Azoff has said the band "vigorously contests" claims that it used portions of two songs by a German musician on their last album "Chinese Democracy." Guns N' Roses and Interscope-Geffen A&M were sued by British label Independiente…

  4. Guns N' Roses Sued For Copying Songs

    October 06, 2009 8:59 AM EDT Two independent record labels sued U.S. rock band Guns N' Roses for $1 million, claiming the group used portions of two songs by a German musician on their last album "Chinese Democracy." Guns N' Roses and Universal Music Group's Interscope-Geffen A&M label were…

  5. Sunny Day Real Estate / September 27, 2009 / New York (Terminal 5)

    September 29, 2009 2:46 PM EDT The original lineup of Sunny Day Real Estate returned Sunday night (Sept. 27) to New York for the first time in over a decade, back to remind fans of what first lured them to the band: earnest songs with confessional lyrics, desperately raw vocals and bittersweet, instrumental melodies. A…

  6. Producer Danja Talks Working With Whitney Houston

    September 24, 2009 11:35 AM EDT As Whitney Houston 's comeback album "I Look To You" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 , Billboard caught up with producer Danja to talk about his work on two of the album's songs: "For The Lovers" and "Nothin' But Love." Danja says he first…

  7. They Might Be Giants, "Here Comes Science"

    September 18, 2009 2:50 PM EDT Plenty has been said about how well They Might Be Giants ' playful, absurdist rock translates to kids' music-and the band's fourth offspring-focused effort is no exception. What the CD/ DVD "Here Comes Science" offers-compared with the act's previous alphabet-…

  8. Whitney Houston Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    September 09, 2009 10:45 AM EDT Like a true diva, Whitney Houston returns to the Billboard 200 in grand style. "I Look To You" becomes Houston's fourth No. 1 album on the chart, debuting with 305,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's by far Houston's best opening sales week since Nielsen…

  9. Bruce Hornsby, Eric Clapton To Launch 'Levitate' On Leno

    September 01, 2009 8:37 AM EDT Bruce Hornsby will be launching his new album, "Levitate," with appearances on prime-time TV and in a feature film. Hornsby and his band, the Noisemakers, will be one of the musical guests on the inaugural week of NBC's "The Jay Leno Show," performing "Space is…

  10. Beatles' 'Yellow Submarine' Remake In The Works

    August 20, 2009 12:57 PM EDT Robert Zemeckis is in negotiations to direct a remake of "Yellow Submarine" for Disney. "Submarine" was a 1968 animated feature based on music by the Beatles . It was produced by United Artists and King Features Syndicate. Disney had no comment on the dealmaking, which is…

  11. Jimmy Buffett / Aug. 11, 2009 / Indianapolis

    August 18, 2009 3:08 PM EDT Jimmy Buffett 's annual traveling concert / unstopped carnival / tailgating-driven insta-tent city is back on the road. You may be befuddled by this entire escapade, you may wonder what could possibly drive normally average, probably mostly boring people to attach massive, makeshift fins…

  12. Stephen Stills Mines Archives For Two New Sets

    August 18, 2009 2:00 PM EDT As he continues to work on his own box set retrospective, Stephen Stills has mined his distant and recent pasts for a pair of fall archival releases. On Sept. 22 the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist will release "Manassas -- Pieces," a 15-song collection of outtakes and…

  13. Terence Blanchard Group, "Choices"

    August 11, 2009 4:15 PM EDT In the wake of Terence Blanchard 's 2008 Grammy Award-winning album "A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina)," the New Orleans-based trumpeter/composer embarks on a new, dramatic song cycle that plumbs the depths of personal and societal decision-making. In addition…

  14. K'Jon, "I Get Around"

    August 11, 2009 12:15 PM EDT Long-hustling Motor City native K'Jon makes no attempt to conceal the considerable legwork he's put into earning his major-label debut. "They call me K-J-O-N, and I'm from Detroit, Michigan," he sings over an easygoing neo-soul groove on the title track to his new…

  15. Lil Wayne's Young Money Tour Rolls On Without Injured Drake

    August 03, 2009 3:10 PM EDT Lil Wayne's Young Money Presents: America's Most Wanted Music Festival hit Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in New York Saturday night (Aug. 1) without the rapper's protégé Drake , who took a nasty onstage spill the night before and aggravated an already-serious knee injury. Though…

  16. Woodstock At 40: Promoter Michael Lang Interviewed

    July 31, 2009 2:47 PM EDT In 1968, after producing the Miami Pop Festival in Florida, onetime head shop owner and fledgling music impresario Michael Lang moved to Woodstock, N.Y., and got an idea for another kind of music festival -- one that was bigger and more inclusive. Less than a year later he was at the helm of…

  17. Bee Gees' 50th Anniversary Inspires Two New Collections

    July 16, 2009 5:40 PM EDT The Bee Gees ' 50th anniversary will be celebrated with a pair of retrospective packages on Nov. 3 from Reprise. "Mythology" is a four-disc box set curated and produced by surviving Bee Gees Barry and Robin Gibb that will dedicate one disc each to the three brothers in the…

  18. Bee Gees' 50th Anniversary Inspires Two New Collections

    July 16, 2009 6:41 AM EDT The Bee Gees' 50th anniversary will be celebrated with a pair of retrospective packages on Nov. 3 from Reprise. "Mythology" is a four-disc box set curated and produced by surviving Bee Gees Barry and Robin Gibb that will dedicate one disc each to the three brothers in the group…

  19. Bruce Hornsby Busy With Music, Film, Broadway Musical

    July 09, 2009 10:26 AM EDT A new album, a new label, a Broadway play and a cameo in a Robin Williams film are keeping multi-Grammy winning artist Bruce Hornsby busy for 2009. "Levitate," Hornsby's 12-song set, is slated for a September 15 release via Verve and finds the multi-instrumentalist…

  20. Bruce Hornsby Busy With Music, Film, Broadway Musical

    July 09, 2009 10:24 AM EDT A new album, a new label, a Broadway play and a cameo in a Robin Williams film are keeping multi-Grammy winning artist Bruce Hornsby busy for 2009. " Levitate ," Hornsby's 12-song set, is slated for a September 15 release via Verve and finds the multi-instrumentalist…

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