1. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Rapper/producer James Yancey aka J Dilla dies in Los Angeles at the age of 32. 2006 - Rapper/producer James Yancey aka J Dilla dies in Los Angeles at the age of 32. 2004 - Internet leaks of the new Janet Jackson track "Just a Little While" spur Virgin Records to digitally…

  2. 'Arena Rock' Album In Rundgren's Future

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Todd Rundgren's plans for his next album may sound like utopia to his most ardent fans. Todd Rundgren's plans for his next album may sound like utopia to his most ardent fans. Rundgren tells Billboard.com that he hopes to make what he calls an "arena rock record ... something…

  3. This Day in Music

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Mexican pop star Juan Gabriel is arrested in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua for alleged income tax evasion. The 55-year-old crooner of such popular songs as "Hasta que te Conoci" and " 2005 - Mexican pop star Juan Gabriel is arrested in the northern Mexican…

  4. Live Nation Expands Fillmore Franchise In Three Cities

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation will greatly expand its Fillmore franchise with new Fillmore venues in New York, Philadelphia and Detroit, with others to follow. They join Fillmore venues in San Francisco and Denver. Live Nation will greatly expand its Fillmore franchise with new Fillmore venues in New York,…

  5. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Rapper/producer James Yancey aka J Dilla dies in Los Angeles at the age of 32. 2006 - Rapper/producer James Yancey aka J Dilla dies in Los Angeles at the age of 32. 2004 - Internet leaks of the new Janet Jackson track "Just a Little While" spur Virgin Records to digitally…

  6. 'Bat' In Black

    October 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Virgin's release this week of Meat Loaf's "Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose" adds a new chapter to the biggest and best-known album serial in rock'n'roll history. Virgin's release this week of Meat Loaf's "Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster…

  7. Cars Documentary On The Way, New Cars Rev Back Up

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "The Cars Unlocked" gathers up 20 previously unreleased live clips as well as never-before-seen behind the scenes footage. The Ric Ocasek-produced Cars documentary first reported here in July 2005 will be released Oct. 17 as a DVD/CD package via Docurama. "The Cars Unlocked…

  8. Top Acts Salute Harry Smith On Four-Disc Set

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The life and work of musicologist Harry Smith will be saluted by acts such as Elvis Costello, Beck, Wilco and Lou Reed on the four-disc boxed set "The Harry Smith Project: Anthology of American Folk M The life and work of musicologist Harry Smith will be saluted on the four-disc boxed…

  9. Meat Loaf Awakens The Beast For 'Bat III'

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Meat Loaf has revived the mega-selling "Bat out of Hell" franchise for a third album installment, due Oct. 31 via Virgin in North America and Universal internationally. Meat Loaf has revived the mega-selling "Bat out of Hell" franchise for a third album installment, due…

  10. This Day in Music

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Lil' Mo is injured while leaving a concert in San Francisco. The singer/songwriter is exiting a backstage area lined with fans when an unidentified man strikes her in the head with a bot 2005 - Mexican pop star Juan Gabriel is arrested in the northern Mexican…

  11. New Cars Ready To Roll With Album, Tour

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Cars guitarist Elliot Easton and keyboardist Greg Hawkes have drafted Todd Rundgren to front a new version of the band, appropriately dubbed the New Cars. Confirming long-standing speculation , Cars guitarist Elliot Easton and keyboardist Greg Hawkes have drafted Todd Rundgren to front a new…

  12. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1993 - </b>Willie Nelson and the IRS settle their longstanding tax feud. The government will keep $3.6 million in assets it already seized and Nelson will pay $5.4 million of the $13.1 million bala 2004 - Internet leaks of the new Janet Jackson track "Just a Little While…

  13. A Look At The Week's Top New Releases

    November 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Previewing the debut album from red-hot teenage newcomer Chris Brown, the second set of the year from Latin star Shakira, the sophomore album from U.K. rockers the Darkness and more. The latest live album from Dave Matthews Band, "Weekend on the Rocks," chronicling a recent stand at…

  14. Rundgren Steps In For Ocasek In New Cars

    November 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cars principals Elliot Easton and Greg Hawkes are in talks to team with veteran singer/songwriter Todd Rundgren in a new incarnation of pioneering new wave rock act the Cars, which will tour and possi Cars principals Elliot Easton and Greg Hawkes are in talks to team with veteran singer…

  15. B&E: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah has achieved what every unsigned band dreams…

  16. Lyme Disease Fells Hall & Oates Tour

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hall & Oates are postponing up to 16 tour dates this summer because Darryl Hall has been diagnosed with Lyme disease. Hall & Oates are postponing up to 16 tour dates this summer because Daryl Hall has been diagnosed with Lyme disease. Although Hall is expected to make a complete…

  17. This Day in Music

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" tops the American Film Institute's (AFI) list of top movie songs. The honor for the song, famously sung by Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz," is revealed at 2004 - "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" tops the…

  18. Jackson, Rundgren Team For Spring Tour

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Veteran artists Joe Jackson and Todd Rundgren will launch a U.S. tour April 13 in Melbourne, Fla. Veteran artists Joe Jackson and Todd Rundgren will launch a U.S. tour April 13 in Melbourne, Fla. The trek will take the pair across the country through a May 21 finale in Redwood City, Calif.…

  19. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Internet leaks of the new Janet Jackson track "Just a Little While" spur Virgin Records to digitally deliver the cut to U.S. radio outlets. The Dallas Austin-produced song, a mid-tempo n 2004 - Internet leaks of the new Janet Jackson track "Just a…

  20. Bread's Jimmy Griffin Dies

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jimmy Griffin, best known for his work with 1970s soft rock act Bread, died Tuesday (Jan. 11) at his home near Nashville of complications from cancer. Singer/songwriter Jimmy Griffin, best known for his work with 1970s soft rock act Bread, died Tuesday (Jan. 11) at his home…

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