1. Networks In Tune With New Music Shows

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of several successful music reality series, two networks are going with music-themed drama projects about young performers. On the heels of several successful music reality series, two networks are going with music-themed drama projects about young performers. ABC is teaming with…

  2. With Three Zillion Books On Rock History Already Available, Seasoned Music Writer Robins Finds A Good Reason To Write Another One.

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Why bang out another book on the history of rock? Veteran rock journalist Robins (Billboard, Rolling Stone, Village Voice) answers that question with a resounding, Why the heck not? He must have figur Why bang out another book on the history of rock? Veteran rock journalist Robins (Billboard,…

  3. Bjork, QOTSA, M.I.A. Highlight First Day Of ACL Fest

    September 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Following a widely reported fire that sent thick clouds of black smoke into the air and severely injured a handful of people, Bjork, Queens Of The Stone Age and Kaiser Chiefs helped open the sixth ann Following a widely reported fire that sent thick clouds of black smoke into the air and…

  4. Fire Critically Injures Two At Austin City Limits

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two people were critically injured and two others hurt after a fire broke out this afternoon (Sept. 14) at the Austin City Limits Festival at Austin's Zilker Park. Thick, black smoke could be seen for Two people were critically injured and two others hurt after a fire broke out this…

  5. Tunstall Sketching Out 'Fantastic' Tour

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT KT Tunstall wants "a fairly Dylan-esque experience" when she starts touring to support her sophomore Virgin album, "Drastic Fantastic." "I just want to get on a tour bus and not come back, basically," KT Tunstall wants "a fairly Dylan-esque experience"…

  6. Rap Wars

    September 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Since Kanye West ("Graduation," Def Jam) and 50 Cent ("Curtis," G-Unit/Interscope) both confirmed a Sept. 11 release date for their new albums, retailers, rap fans and bloggers have whipped themselves Since Kanye West ("Graduation," Def Jam) and 50 Cent ("…

  7. Tunes On TV

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television for the week of September 3 - 9. MONDAY, Sept. 3 "The Daily Habit," FUEL Featured artist(s): The Cribs. "Justin Timberlake: FutureSex / LoveShow," HBO Featured artist(s): Justin Timberlake. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured…

  8. Prince Paul: Birth Of Baby Elephant

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Witness the birth of Baby Elephant, an acid funk project Prince Paul started with Newkirk and Parliament/Talking Heads keyboardist Bernie Worrell. The trio spent a year collaborating in the studio on On a balmy summer night, legendary hip-hop producer Prince Paul is finishing his desert…

  9. Carrabba Goes Acoustic On New Dashboard Album

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chris Carrabba's next album as Dashboard Confessional will revisit the acoustic approach of the act's early releases. Chris Carrabba's next album as Dashboard Confessional will revisit the acoustic approach of the act's early releases. Due Oct. 2 via Vagrant, "The…

  10. This Day in Music

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic, dies at his home in Athens from complications related to pancreatic cancer. He is 40. 2002 - Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic, dies at…

  11. Kingston Has No. 1 Song, Top Debut On Hot 100

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A week after soaring 23-1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" begins a second week in the top spot on the chart. The newcomer's self-titled debut album opened yesterday at No. A week after soaring 23-1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Sean Kingston's …

  12. Beyonce, Timberlake Lead MTV VMA Nominations

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With seven each, Beyonce and Justin Timberlake lead the nominations for the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, to be handed out Sept. 9 in Las Vegas. The two artists will square off in the video of the year With seven each, Beyonce and Justin Timberlake lead the nominations for the 2007 MTV Video…

  13. Ask Billboard

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers readers' questions on top 40 radio, "The Simpsons" soundtrack and mega-selling albums. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . POP GOES THE RHYTHM Keith, I look at the charts each week…

  14. Music On TV: July 23 - July 29

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 23 - July 29, 2007. MONDAY, July 23 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Kellie Pickler, Sara Moulton, Tory Johnson. "Live with Regis and Kelly," SYN Featured Artist(s): Lifehouse, Mario Lopez, Scott Baio. "CMA Music Festival:…

  15. Rhino Expands Bee Gees' 'Greatest'

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In recognition of the 30th anniversary of the hit film and soundtrack "Saturday Night Fever," which propelled the Bee Gees to new commercial heights, Reprise will on Sept. 18 reissue the group's 1979 In recognition of the 30th anniversary of the hit film and soundtrack "…

  16. This Day in Music

    July 15, 2007 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…

  17. New 50 Cent Album Pushed Back Another Week

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cent's new album, "Curtis," has been pushed back another week from Sept. 4 to Sept. 11, according to Interscope, who declined to give a reason for the move. "Curtis" was originally slated for a Jun 50 Cent's new album, "Curtis," has been pushed back…

  18. Chart Beat

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Big & Rich and more and more! THE LONG RUN: There aren't a lot of songwriters who can claim a 54-year span of No. 1 hits on the Billboard charts. In fact, I can only think of one team that has accomplished this,…

  19. Chart Beat Chat

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Pink Floyd, Rubinoos' "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" vs. Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend" and more! MANY MOONS Hi Fred, Maybe you've been inundated with this comment, but as I was glancing at the Top Pop Catalog Albums chart, I noticed…

  20. The Billboard Q&A: Dave Matthews

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The eponymous front man chats with Billboard exclusively about not playing the hits, the magic of the Tuesday night gig, the art of making the perfect set list and how DMB's best album is yet to come. From humble beginnings in drummer Carter Beauford's mother's basement and a…

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