1. Fred Durst Signs On to 'Douchebag' Sitcom, Seriously

    October 14, 2011 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jerry Seinfeld. Jackie Gleason. Caroll O'Connor. And now? Fred Durst. The Limp Bizkit frontman has signed on to star in a CBS sitcom that is being referred to as "Douchebag," in a move that is both surprising and terrifyingly real. Ac ...

  2. Weekly Chart Notes: Amos Lee, Far*East Movement, Kelly Clarkson

    February 03, 2011 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 'MISSION' ACCOMPLISHMENT: A week after the Decemberists became just the 16th act to rule the Billboard 200 album chart without a Billboard Hot 100 song on their chart resume, singer/songwriter Amos Lee repeats the feat, as "Mission Be ...

  3. Album, Rock Charts Celebrate Anniversaries

    March 23, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 LONG PLAY: 54 years ago this week, the Billboard 200 began its storied history. In the issue dated March 24, 1956, the 10-position Best Selling Pop Albums survey appeared, marking the chart's launch on a weekly basis. Billboard had printed albu ...

  4. Chart Beat Thursday: Vampire Weekend, Train, Shakira

    January 21, 2010 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 VAMPIRE STATE OF MIND: New York indie rock band Vampire Weekend enjoys its first taste of the Billboard 200 summit, as "Contra" debuts at No. 1. The group's self-titled first set debuted and peaked at No. 17 on the chart dated Feb. 16 ...

  5. Cheech & Chong Plan First Tour In 25 Years

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Comedy duo Cheech and Chong will reunite for their first tour in more than 25 years, beginning Sept. 12 at the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia. Comedy duo Cheech and Chong will reunite for their first tour in more than 25 years, beginning Sept. 12 at ...

  6. Live Nation Expands Fillmore To Miami

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The 2,700-capacity Jackie Gleason Theatre in Miami is the latest venue to join Live Nation's rejuvenated Fillmore brand. Live Nation has finalized a 10-year pact (with a five-year extension) with the Miami Beach City Commission, to operate, m ...

  7. Seal Previewing Danceable New Tunes On Tour

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Seal will utilize a short May U.S. tour to preview material he is currently recording with producer Bill Bottrell for his first new album since 2003's "Seal IV." Seal will utilize a short May U.S. tour to preview material he is curren ...

  8. Live Nation To Negotiate For Gleason Theater

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Would pay $1 million in annual rent for 15 years. Live Nation may take over Miami Beach, Fla.'s Jackie Gleason Theater, once the home of the annual Billboard Latin Music Awards. On Oct. 18, the Miami Beach City Commission voted to negotiate a ...

  9. TOMMY DORSEY: His Life and Times

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing," the embodiment of a leader of the big-band era, was actually a temperamental martinet of the age, says music biographer Levinson (September in the Rain, 2001, etc "The Sentimental Gentleman of Swi ...

  10. Alanis Going Acoustic On Summer Tour

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As exclusively revealed here last month, Alanis Morissette will embark on her first acoustic tour this summer in support of a newly recorded acoustic edition of her landmark 1995 debut album, "Jagged As exclusively revealed here last month, Ala ...

  11. Costa Preps New Set, Joins Kravitz Tour

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nikka Costa has set a May 24 release for her second Virgin album, "can'tneverdidnothin'," which was originally expected last year. Nikka Costa has set a May 24 release for her second Virgin album, "can'tneverdidnothin&# ...

  12. Kravitz To Hit North American Theaters

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Lenny Kravitz will begin a North American theater tour April 5 at the Nokia Live Theater in Dallas. Lenny Kravitz will begin a North American theater tour April 5 at the Nokia Live Theater in Dallas. Shows for the 27-date "Electric Church: One ...

  13. Costello Cooking Up New EP, DVDs, Tour

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Never one to rest on his laurels, Elvis Costello has a variety of projects on the horizon, including a 10-inch vinyl EP of previously unreleased recordings, two DVDs and a 2005 itinerary packed with t Never one to rest on his laurels, Elvis Costello ...

  14. Groban Eyes First Headlining Tour

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Josh Groban will kick off 2004 with his first solo headlining tour. The 40-date outing gets underway Jan. 22 in Boise, Idaho, and will close April 23 in Miami. The only multiple-night stand planned on Josh Groban will kick off 2004 with his first so ...

  15. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Performers Set

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nappy Roots, Anthony Hamilton, Goapele, Little Brother, Jacki O, Kayne West, Novel and Mystic have been tapped to perform at the fourth annual Billboard-AURN R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, set for Aug. 8 at Nappy Roots, Anthony Hamilton, Goapele, Little Br ...

  16. 50 Cent Up For 10 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent dominates the field of finalists for Billboard's third annual R&B/Hip-Hop Awards with mentions in 10 categories, including top R&B/hip-hop album, top R&B/hip-hop single, and top R& 50 Cent dominates the field of finalist ...

  17. 2003 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists Here are the finalists for the 2003 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be handed out Aug. 8 at Miami's Jackie Gleason Theatre. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'," ...

  18. Billboard Latin Music Awards Move To Miami Arena

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The 2003 Billboard Latin Music Awards are moving to the 16,000-capacity Miami Arena and will be open to the public for the first time. The event, to be held May 8, will be produced and broadcast by Te The 2003 Billboard Latin Music Awards are moving ...

  19. The Ethel Merman Disco Album

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Who could ever forget that bizarre moment in 1979 when Ethel Merman, the first lady of American musical theater, became the "first lady" of disco with the release of her notorious camp-classic disco a Who could ever forget that bizarre mom ...

  20. Blades Takes World Sounds On The Road

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Panamanian music great Ruben Blades will take to the road this fall on a U.S. tour in support of his latest album, "Mundo" (Sony Discos). Kicking off Oct. 12 in Miami Beach, Fla., the tour currently h Panamanian music great Ruben Blades wi ...

  21. Billboard Bits: MTV VMA Latinoamerica, Keb' Mo', Malkmus

    June 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on MTV VMA Latinoamerica, Keb' Mo', Stephen Malkmus MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamerica '02, MTV Networks Latin America's inaugural awards ceremony, has been slated for Oct. 24 at Miami's Jackie Gleason Theater. The ev ...

  22. More Performers Added To Billboard Latin Awards

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lupillo Rivera, A.B. Quintanilla y Los Kumbia Kings, Jaci Velasquez, Los Tri-O, Victor Manuelle, Alejandra Guzman, and Alexandre Pires have been added to the list of performers for this year's Billboa Lupillo Rivera, A.B. Quintanilla y Los Kumb ...

  23. Pet Shop Boys To Spend Summer On The Road

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran British electronic duo Pet Shop Boys has lined up a spring/summer world tour due to kick off May 14 in Miami. The trek crosses over to Europe beginning June 12 in Madrid and concludes with 12 Veteran British electronic duo Pet Shop Boys has ...

  24. Artists File Suit Over Violence At Source Awards

    September 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hip-hop artists David Blake (aka DJ Quik) and Crawford Wilkerson (aka Hi-C) have filed suit over violence that erupted Aug. 22, 2000, at the second annual Source Hip-Hop Music Awards in Pasadena, Bill Hip-hop artists David Blake (aka DJ Quik) and Cr ...

  25. Etheridge Maps Out Full Tour

    June 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Melissa Etheridge has confirmed the full itinerary for her summer solo tour, which, as previously reported, will kick off Aug. 6 with the first of three shows at Washington, D.C.'s Warner Theatre. The Melissa Etheridge has confirmed the full it ...

  26. Hot Product

    April 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing upcoming albums from the Billboard 2001 Latin Music Awards, Angie Martinez, David Gray, MJ Cole, Brooks & Dunn, and more. Hot Latin Sounds Christina Aguilera, Christian Castro, Luis Miguel, Carlos Vives, Son By Four, and Paulina Rubio ...

  27. Billboard Bits: Son By Four, Lil' Bow Wow, and more

    April 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Son By Four, Billboard Latin Music Awards, Lil' Bow Wow, Sandy Bull, Kelly Joe Phelps, Tom Waits, Morphine Son By Four have been added to the performance lineup for the eighth annual Billboard Latin Music Awards, to be taped April 26 at ...

  28. Top Stars Confirmed For Billboard Latin Awards"

    April 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias, Thalia, and Alejandro Fernandez are among the acts confirmed to perform at the eighth annual Billboard Latin Music Awards, to be taped April 26 at Miami's Jackie Gleaso Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias, Thalia, and ...