1. Crue Fest / Aug. 23, 2008 / Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT At first glance, Crue Fest's diverse lineup could make you pause. At first glance, Crue Fest's diverse lineup could make you pause. You have Trapt, a rock band whose edge barely eclipses its pop tunings. You have Papa Roach, a one-time rap-rock band that's stepped away from…

  2. Kid Rock Joins VMA Performance Lineup

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kid Rock is returning to the MTV Video Music Awards for another performance -- and this time it doesn't involve a fistfight with Tommy Lee. Kid Rock is returning to the MTV Video Music Awards for another performance -- and this time it doesn't involve a fistfight with Tommy Lee. The…

  3. This Day in Music

    July 15, 2008 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…

  4. MTV Moves Video Music Awards To L.A.

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The MTV Video Music Awards are going Hollywood. After broadcasting from Las Vegas last year, the awards will air live from Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles on Sept. 7. The MTV Video Music Awards are going Hollywood. After broadcasting from Las Vegas last year, the awards will air…

  5. Motley Crue Wants Out Of MTV Biopic Deal

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Motley Crue are back with a new album, a song that's a hit with gamers and an upcoming festival tour, but the bad-boy rockers are frustrated that a long-awaited movie about their lives is going nowher Motley Crue are back with a new album, a song that's a hit with gamers and an…

  6. This Day in Music

    May 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Toby Keith is the big winner at the 39th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, taking home four honors, including entertainer of the year and male vocalist. Keith picks up album of the year f 2004 - Toby Keith is the big winner at the 39th annual Academy of Country Music Awards,…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian music in the post-war era, dies in Rome at the age of 81. Carosone, a Neapolitan, was most famous for his 1956 hit "Tu Vuo'Fa'L'Americano" ("You Want to 2001 - Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian music in the…

  8. The Billboard Q&A: Carly Smithson Of 'American Idol'

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Carly Smithson wasn't much like a lot of "American Idol" finalists: she had a rock edge, a load of tattoos and even had a record label deal before she joined the show. Read up on her international pas Carly Smithson wasn't much like a lot of "American Idol"…

  9. This Day in Music

    May 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single "Mississippi Girl," becomes available as a free, timed-out download beginning via radio station Web sites across the country. 2005 - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single "Mississippi Girl," becomes available…

  10. This Day in Music

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, presented by the non-profit Blues Foundation at the Cannon Center Ballroom in Memphis. Singer/guitarist Guy was name 2004 - Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards,…

  11. Motley Crue Roars Back With New Album, Tour

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In support of its first studio album with its original members in more than a decade, Motley Crue will embark on a 40-plus-city North American amphitheater tour. In support of its first studio album with its original members in more than a decade, Motley Crue will embark on a 40-plus-city…

  12. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, dies of cancer. The 52-year-old singer was the youngest member of the Grammy-winning group, which also featured sisters Ruth, Anita 2006 - June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, dies of cancer. The 52…

  13. This Day in Music

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Award winning South African R&B singer TK (real name Tsakani Mhinga) is found dead at a hotel in Johannesburg's Randburg suburb. The singer-songwriter is 27. An autopsy determines that a dr 2006 - Award winning South African R&B singer TK (real name Tsakani Mhinga) is…

  14. This Day in Music

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Otha Turner, one of the last exponents of North Mississippi's pre-blues fife-and-drum tradition, dies in Gravel Springs, Miss., of pneumonia. He is 94. 2003 - Otha Turner, one of the last exponents of North Mississippi's pre-blues fife-and-drum tradition, dies in Gravel…

  15. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting four of the five counts brought against the singer. 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting…

  16. Weiland Plans To Write Autobiography

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rock singer Scott Weiland said yesterday (Nov. 18) that he has a publishing deal to write an autobiography, but is feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of chronicling his eventful life to date. Rock singer Scott Weiland said yesterday (Nov. 18) that he has a publishing deal to write an…

  17. No Charges To Be Filed In Lee/Rock Scuffle

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT No criminal charges will be filed in the well-publicized scuffle between Kid Rock and Tommy Lee at the MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas, the Clark County district attorney said today (Oct. 30). No criminal charges will be filed in the well-publicized scuffle between Kid Rock and Tommy Lee…

  18. Kid Rock, "Rock'n'Roll Jesus"

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Oh, yeah—Kid Rock makes music, too. It's possible to lose sight of that amid the headline-making Pamela Anderson/Tommy Lee shenanigans, and Rock's declining sales since 1998's breakthrough "Devil Wi Oh, yeah—Kid Rock makes music, too. It's possible to lose sight of…

  19. VMA's Recap, Soulja Boy

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Billboard takes a look at the VMAs where Britney was in a daze, Kanye complained and Kid Rock slapped Tommy Lee. Plus, Billboard scores an interview with Soulja Boy Tellem. Tell us what you think! Billboard takes a look at the VMAs where Britney was in a daze, Kanye complained and Kid Rock…

  20. Kid Rock Cited After VMA Scuffle With Lee

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kid Rock was cited for misdemeanor battery after a tussle with Tommy Lee in the audience at last night's (Sept. 9) MTV Video Music Awards, police said. Both Lee and Kid Rock are ex-husbands of Pamela Kid Rock was cited for misdemeanor battery after a tussle with Tommy Lee in the audience…

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