1. Khan Breaks 10-Year Album Drought With 'Funk This'

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's been nearly a decade since Chaka Khan last released a solo album, but the R&B veteran hasn't noticed. "I never really worried about it," Khan -- who releases "Funk This" tomorrow (Sept. 25) - It's been nearly a decade since Chaka Khan last released…

  2. Music On TV Aug. 27-Sept. 2.

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television listings from Aug. 27-Sept. 2. MONDAY, Aug. 27 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ringo Starr, Katie Brown, Tory Johnson. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Yung Joc. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured…

  3. Chart Beat Chat

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Carrie Underwood, DeFranco Family hits, Fergie and more! LIVING IN CARRIE'S NATION Mr. Fred Bronson, In your Chart Beat column of July 5, 2007, Carrie Underwood was featured for having the longest-running title ("Before He Cheats") among all of the…

  4. Chart Beat

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Billie Holiday, Constantine Maroulis, Chaka Khan and more! LADY DAY: There's no point in even doing any research to confirm that the record has been set for the longest gap between appearances on a Billboard singles chart. I mean, who could have a longer hiatus than 62…

  5. Music On TV: July 30 - August 5

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 30 - August 5, 2007. MONDAY, July 30 "The Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Korn. "Extra Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Korn. "The Daily Habit," FUEL Featured Artist(s): The Rentals. "The Late Show With David Letterman,"…

  6. 'Righteous' Medley Set Hitting Stores This Fall

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Artists like Brian Wilson and Phil Everly enhance the upcoming set from Righteous Brother principal Bill Medley. "Damn Near Righteous," due Sept. 25, is the singer's first solo record in 10 years and Artists like Brian Wilson and Phil Everly enhance the upcoming set from…

  7. Top Stars Pay 'Respect' To Stax On PBS

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Isaac Hayes, Bono, Booker T. & the MGs and Jesse Jackson are among the names weighing in on the legacy of Stax Records in an upcoming documentary. Isaac Hayes, Bono, Booker T. & the MGs and Jesse Jackson are among the names weighing in on the legacy of Stax Records in an upcoming…

  8. Heart's Wilson Seeks 'Hope' On First Solo Album

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Heart's Ann Wilson has a host of big names in her corner for her first solo album, "Hope & Glory." Due Sept. 11 via Zoe/Rounder, the 12-track project features contributions from Wilson's sister/He Heart's Ann Wilson has a host of big names in her corner for her…

  9. Rufus Wainwright / June 9, 2007 / New York (Blender Theatre at Gramercy)

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The final evening of Rufus Wainwright's four-night residency at New York's Gramercy Theater (June 9) was a glitzy, over-the-top affair, much to the amusement and delight of the singer and audience ali The final evening of Rufus Wainwright's four-night residency at New York'…

  10. 23OnTV

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 4-10, 2007. MONDAY, June 4 "Park City: Where Music Meets Film," WE Featured Artist(s): Marc Broussard, Joss Stone, Babyface, Shelby Lynne, Joan Osborne, Shawn ColvinJonny Lang, Daniel Powter, Keb' Mo', Monte Montgomery, Bird York, Stanley…

  11. Linkin Park Scores Year's Best Debut With 'Midnight'

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park's "Minutes to Midnight" crashes in at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in a big way this week, its 623,000 copies the highest first-week total of 2007, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the b Linkin Park's "Minutes to Midnight" crashes in at No. 1…

  12. Billboard Bits: SummerStage, Grateful Dead, Music Nation

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ticketed benefit concerts from Rufus Wainwright and the Black Crowes have been added to the schedule for New York's Central Park SummerStage, joining a previously announced slate that includes Joss St Ticketed benefit concerts from Rufus Wainwright and the Black Crowes have been added to…

  13. Rihanna, Linkin Park Take Control Of U.K. Charts

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There were new entries at No. 1 on both the U.K. singles and album charts published yesterday (May 20). "Umbrella" (Def Jam) by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z went straight to the top of the singles survey, There were new entries at No. 1 on both the U.K. singles and album charts published…

  14. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    May 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park storms back onto the charts with its first album in four years, Wilco takes a mellow turn on the new "Sky Blue Sky," Muzik Mafia members Gretchen Wilson and John Anderson give country a ki A new album from singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, "Release the Stars"…

  15. Billboard Bits: Maroon 5, Linda Thompson, Rhapsody/Dischord

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In advance of a longer tour later this year, Maroon 5 will hit six small venues in the coming weeks in support of its new album, "It Won't Be Soon Before Long." The trek will begin May 30 at Axis in B In advance of a longer tour later this year, Maroon 5 will hit six small…

  16. Bjork, Interpol, Jesus & Mary Chain Usher In Coachella

    April 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New material from Bjork and Interpol, the first major concert of the Jesus & Mary Chain's first tour in nine years and high-profile sets from hot U.K. exports Amy Winehouse and the Arctic Monkeys New material from Bjork and Interpol, the first major concert of the Jesus & Mary…

  17. Tweedy Gets Into Hunter's 'Heads' On New CD

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ian Hunter's forthcoming solo album "Shrunken Heads," his first in six years, is a mixture of American politics and just old-fashioned fun, the singer says. Ian Hunter's forthcoming solo album "Shrunken Heads," his first in six years, is a mixture of American…

  18. Erasure, Lauper, Harry Anchor True Colors Tour

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As first reported here last month, Erasure, Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry and the Gossip will anchor the first True Colors tour this summer. Dresden Dolls, Misshapes and host Margaret Cho are also on boa As first reported here last month, Erasure, Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry and the Gossip will…

  19. Billboard Bits: Meg & Dia, VH1 Rock Honors, Hollywood Bowl

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sibling rock act Meg & Dia has joined forces with Warner Bros. for marketing and distribution of its debut album, "So Real." The group remains signed to Doghouse, which issued the album last fall. Sibling rock act Meg & Dia has joined forces with Warner Bros. for marketing…

  20. Rufus Wainwright Seeing 'Stars' On Next Album

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Crooner Rufus Wainwright is eyeing a May release for his next Geffen album, "Release the Stars." The 12-song set was executive produced by Pet Shop Boys principal Neil Tennant and boasts guest appeara Crooner Rufus Wainwright is eyeing a May release for his next Geffen album, "…

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