1. This Day in Music

    January 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson makes his Broadway debut joining the cast of "Chicago." The singer portrays slick lawyer Billy Flynn, replacing Billy Zane. 2003 - Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson makes his Broadway debut joining the cast of "Chicago."…

  2. New Arcade Fire Song Hits Net, Answering Machine

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Arcade Fire has unveiled "Intervention," the first track from its hotly anticipated new album, "Neon Bible," via a pre-recorded telephone message accessible by calling 866-636-6242, extension 7777 The Arcade Fire has unveiled "Intervention," the first track…

  3. Staind, P.O.D. Get Anthologized On New Comps

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rock acts Staind and P.O.D., who both rose to fame in the late 1990s, will be anthologized on separate compilations this fall. Rock acts Staind and P.O.D., who both rose to fame in the late 1990s, will be anthologized on separate compilations this fall. First up is Staind's "The…

  4. Usher To Make Broadway Debut In 'Chicago'

    July 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT R&B superstar Usher will soon be crooning a Broadway melody. The multi-platinum recording artist and five-time Grammy winner will take over the role of conniving lawyer Billy Flynn in the long-run R&B superstar Usher will soon be crooning a Broadway melody. The multi-platinum…

  5. Bob Dylan, Forever Young But Now 65

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan has announced no plans for his 65th birthday today (May 24), but around the world and in the hometown he couldn't wait to escape, the musician who has insistently resisted labels will be cel Bob Dylan has announced no plans for his 65th birthday today (May 24), but around the…

  6. Summing Up Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Page three of three To mark the 30th anniversary of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' self-titled debut, Billboard surveyed some of Petty's contemporaries, some of the band's members and those who have worked closely with the group over the years about their favorite Petty …

  7. Sammie Inks With Austin's Rowdy Records

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST R&B singer Sammie, who first burst on the scene in 2000 as a pre-teen, is all grown up. R&B singer Sammie, who first burst on the scene in 2000 as a pre-teen, is all grown up. Now 17, he's set to resurface on producer Dallas Austin's Rowdy Records with his self-titled album,…

  8. Billboard Bits: J. Lo, Toni Braxton, Laurie Berkner Band

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Jennifer Lopez, Toni Braxton, Laurie Berkner Band Jennifer Lopez's Nuyorican Productions and Sony BMG Film have acquired the rights to the feature film "Reggaeton." The project follows an aspiring New York rapper's relocation to Puerto Rico, where he discovers a…

  9. This Day in Music

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, on probation for a 1997 heroin case, is arrested and faces a hearing for failing to provide a urine sample to his live-in drug treatment cente 2003 - Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson makes his Broadway debut joining…

  10. Guitar Fest To Salute Springsteen's 'Nebraska'

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen's celebrated 1982 album, "Nebraska," will be performed in its entirety by a host of notable artists next month as part of the New York Guitar Festival. Bruce Springsteen's celebrated 1982 album, "Nebraska," will be performed in its entirety by a…

  11. Billboard Bits: Muppets, LeAnn Rimes, New York Guitar Festival

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Martina McBride Joins "Muppet Christmas Carol" soundtrack, LeAnn Rimes plans free New York show and the New York Guitar Festival readies for its sixth year. Martina McBride's version of "When Love Is Gone" is a new addition to "The Muppet Christmas Carol"…

  12. Becoming A Kid All Over Again

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Discovering the joy of a new era of kids music. I absolutely love music. I'm sure that seems like a no-brainer, but it's the main reason I and so many others ended up here at Billboard. Sure, various business-related talents scored these jobs. But it is music that started all of us…

  13. JUMP UP!

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Infectious, joyous and zany are a few words that come to mind to describe Zanes and his music. Infectious, joyous and zany are a few words that come to mind to describe Zanes and his music. His latest offering is no different. Inspired by both his concert experience and by a friend's…

  14. 'Family Music' Keeps Zanes Busier Than Ever

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite having new children's book and DVD projects in stores this month, Dan Zanes has no plans of slowing down. On horizons near and not so far for the popular "family music" maker is a U.S. tour, a Despite having new children's book and DVD projects in stores this month…

  15. Zanes Plans Starbucks Disc

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks' Hear Music label plans to bring Dan Zanes back into its brew of exclusive albums. The artist, who previously contributed a track to one of the company's family compilations, is putting toge Starbucks' Hear Music label plans to bring Dan Zanes back into its brew of…

  16. Billboard Bits: Boards Of Canada, Braxton, Chapin

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Boards Of Canada, Braxton, Chapin Electronica duo Boards Of Canada has completed work on its next studio album. The as-yet-untitled set will be released in October via Music70/Warp. It's the follow-up to 2002's "Geogaddi," which debuted at No. 3 on Billboard's…

  17. Homme Comes Clean On Oliveri Firing

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Josh Homme has revealed for the first time why he fired longtime friend Nick Oliveri from Queens Of The Stone Age in 2004. Josh Homme has revealed for the first time why he fired longtime friend Nick Oliveri from Queens Of The Stone Age in 2004. Speaking to Zane Lowe tonight (July 6) on BBC…

  18. 19TunesOnTV

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 2-8, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 2 "Today," NBC Featured artists: Ashanti, Phil Vassar (also scheduled: Chris Berard. Carrie Wiatt). "Simple Plan Makes a Video,": MTV2 Featured artist: Simple Plan ("…

  19. This Day in Music

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson makes his Broadway debut joining the cast of "Chicago." The singer portrays slick lawyer Billy Flynn, replacing Billy Zane. 2003 - Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson makes his Broadway debut joining the cast of …

  20. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2003. What to watch, what to watch? Read on McDuff and I'll tell you. Monday night, you've got your football. It's right in the title of ABC's "Monday Night Football," which…

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