1. Fooling April

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With a focus on acoustic-edged melodic pop tied to classic and modern-rock sensibilities, Fooling April has appeared with artists like John Mayer, Dave Matthews, Dido, The Strokes, Franz Ferdinand, Th With a focus on acoustic-edged melodic pop tied to classic and modern-rock sensibilities,…

  2. Hinder Goes Back To School For Spring Tour

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Hard rock outfit Hinder has linked with Madpackers.com to headline the inaugural Door to Dorm tour, which visits 17 college campuses and three music festivals across the United States starting March 1 Hard rock outfit Hinder has linked with Madpackers.com to headline the inaugural Door to…

  3. Shortlist Prize Returns; Sufjan, Coyne Help Choose

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST After a year's hiatus, the Shortlist Music Prize is returning this year to recognize noteworthy 2006 albums that have not yet sold 500,000 units in the United States. After a year's hiatus, the Shortlist Music Prize is returning this year to recognize noteworthy 2006 albums that…

  4. Beastie Boys Eyeing Summer For New Album

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST An uncharacteristically short three years after their last disc, 2004's "To the 5 Boroughs," the Beastie Boys are putting the finishing touches on a new record. "Hopefully that'll be out this summer, An uncharacteristically short three years after their last disc,…

  5. Ask Billboard

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Beck, Belinda Carlisle and the death of the CD. Editor's Note: If you emailed a question to Ask Billboard in the past week (or two!), it's likely we never received it due to an evil email snafu. Please resubmit your question. "…

  6. Tool, Stripes, Panic Joining The Police At Bonnaroo

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tool, the White Stripes and Widespread Panic will join the reunited Police at the 2007 Bonnaroo festival, to be held June 14-17 in Manchester, Tenn. Other acts on the bill include Wilco, the Flaming L Tool, the White Stripes and Widespread Panic will join the reunited Police at the 2007…

  7. The Bird And The Bee

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Call it what you will -- space age bachelorette pad music seems fitting -- just as long as you don't call it "modern standards" or "jazz pop." And even if Inara George and Greg Kurstin have hipster na Call it what you will -- space age bachelorette pad music seems…

  8. Vietnam, A.R.E. Weapons / Jan. 23, 2007 / New York (Mercury Lounge)

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Vietnam was a good thing. Not the war, mind you -- more like the Brooklyn band with the Old Testament beards and smoke ring riffs, which drew a sold-out record release crowd to New York's Mercury Loun Vietnam was a good thing. Not the war, mind you -- more like the Brooklyn band with the…

  9. Rock Star Supernova, the Panic Channel / Jan. 24, 2007 / Toronto (Massey Hall)

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST After some initial hiccups with its name and then an injury to bassist Jason Newsted, Rock Star Supernova began its current North American tour with a New Year's Eve gig in Las Vegas. Some critics wer After some initial hiccups with its name and then an injury to bassist Jason Newsted,…

  10. Beyonce Makes It Ten Weeks At No. 1 With 'Irreplaceable'

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Beyonce makes it 10 weeks straight atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Irreplaceable," but faces another strong competitor for the throne in Nelly Furtado's "Say It Right" which climbs one spot to a new Beyonce makes it 10 weeks straight atop the Billboard Hot 100 with …

  11. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fall Out Boy storms back with a new album and one of the hottest singles in recent memory, Bloc Party aims for mainstream crossover on its second album and Jason Michael Carroll scores with country li A new album from Yoko Ono, "Yes, I'm a Witch" (Astralwerks), featuring…

  12. KCRW Collects 'Covers' For Starbucks Release

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Starbucks is getting "eclectic" in a collaboration with California radio station KCRW for "Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project." Starbucks is getting "eclectic" in a collaboration with California radio station KCRW for "Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project.…

  13. Weller Dusts Off Jam Oldies To Begin NYC Run

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Paul Weller dipped into his back catalog with the Jam last night (Jan. 29) during the first of three shows at New York's Irving Plaza. The sold-out gig, for which tickets were being scalped outside fo Paul Weller dipped into his back catalog with the Jam last night (Jan. 29) during the…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Lavigne wins for favorite female artist and breakthrough artist, as well as the style awar 2003 - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at the…

  15. This Day in Music

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Tenacious D drafts a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at its benefit for Asian tsunami relief at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre. The show features solo sets from Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedde 2005 - Tenacious D drafts a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at its…

  16. Skaggs, Hornsby Partner For New Album

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bluegrass veteran Ricky Skaggs and pianist Bruce Hornsby have joined forces for an eponymous collaborative album due March 20 via Sony BMG/Legacy. Bluegrass veteran Ricky Skaggs and pianist Bruce Hornsby have joined forces for an eponymous collaborative album due March 20 via Sony BMG/Legacy.…

  17. This Day in Music

    January 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Violence erupts during a concert at California's 12,000-seat…

  18. VAN MORRISON

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nearly breath-by-breath biography of the influential Irish musician who has made a dent in rock, blues, folk, country and jazz. Nearly breath-by-breath biography of the influential Irish musician who has made a dent in rock, blues, folk, country and jazz. This comprehensiveness is…

  19. Rough Trade Links With World's Fair For U.S. Market

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Storied U.K. indie Rough Trade Records has linked with the World's Fair Label Group to license and market select titles for North American release, Billboard.com has learned. Initial Rough Trade/World Storied U.K. indie Rough Trade Records has linked with the World's Fair Label…

  20. R.E.M. Thrilled To Join Patti Smith In Rock Hall

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST R.E.M.'s joy at being named a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2007 inductee is made all the more special because the group itself is "wretched" at being retrospective, according to frontman Michael Stipe. R.E.M.'s joy at being named a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2007 inductee is…

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