1. Chart Beat Thursday: Eminem, Jason Derulo, Cyndi Lauper

    July 01, 2010 5:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 SIX-SHOOTER: As previously reported , Eminem roars onto the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with "Recovery." The set becomes the rap superstar's sixth consecutive leader on the list. He first appeared with the No. 2-peaking "The Slim Shad ...

  2. Herbie Hancock Enlists All-Star Cast For 'Imagine Project'

    May 28, 2010 2:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Herbie Hancock says his forthcoming album "The Imagine Project" -- due out June 22 -- was "the hardest record I've ever made." And not just because of the music. In fact, the legendary keyboardist tells Billboard.com that ac ...

  3. Billboard Bits: Courtney Love, Dio, R. Kelly, Lindsay Lohan and more

    May 20, 2010 10:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip each day. Courtney Love continues to make headlines with sordid tales from her past , this time in an interview with the Irish magazine Hot Press. Love told the magazine t ...

  4. Morricone, Bjork Share Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    May 17, 2010 7:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Italian composer Ennio Morricone and Icelandic singer Bjork have won the 2010 Polar Music Prize. They will be invited to accept the award, which includes 1 million kronor ($130,000) each in prize money, at a ceremony in Stockholm later this year. Th ...

  5. Chart Beat Thursday: Usher, will.i.am, B.o.B

    May 06, 2010 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 'OMG,' FYI: Usher adds to his already impressive Billboard Hot 100 history, as "OMG," featuring will.i.am , flies 6-1. With the coronation, Usher ties for ninth-place among artists with the most leaders in the chart's almost ...

  6. Hot Tours: Bon Jovi, The X Factor, Peter Gabriel, Carrie Underwood

    May 06, 2010 12:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran rock band Bon Jovi tops the Hot Tours chart for the third time this year with box office totals reported from six dates of The Circle Tour. Adding the $9.7 million in ticket sales from these six performances, the tour's overall gross pa ...

  7. ABBA, Hollies, Genesis, Iggy Pop Enter Rock Hall

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An English band steeped in harmony, a reggae pioneer, progressive rockers who thrived despite a defection, four Swedes who combined their nation's traditions with their rock heroes and a man who prowled a ballroom floor singing "I Wanna ...

  8. Stooges, Genesis, ABBA Enter Rock Hall of Fame in NYC Ceremony

    March 15, 2010 11:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 An English band steeped in harmony, a reggae pioneer, progressive rockers who thrived despite a defection, four Swedes who combined their nation's traditions with their rock heroes and a man who prowled a ballroom floor singing "I Wanna Be ...

  9. Chart Beat Thursday: Taio Cruz, Ludacris, Peter Gabriel

    March 11, 2010 2:35 PM EST 0 0 0 RECORD 'BREAK'-ER: As previously reported , Taio Cruz skyrockets 53-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his maiden chart entry, "Break Your Heart," featuring Ludacris . The song's ascent to the apex marks the biggest jump to No. ...

  10. Billboard Bits: Pavement, Regina Spektor, T.I., Gorillaz and More

    March 02, 2010 6:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Lo-fi rockers Pavement played their first show in ten years on their reunion tour last night (March 1) in Auckland, New Zealand, featuring songs from all ...

  11. Sade's 'Soldier Of Love' Rules Euro Chart

    February 25, 2010 5:43 AM EST 0 0 0 Sade 's "Soldier of Love" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) starts a second week atop Billboard's European Albums chart, while Ke$ha leads European Hot 100 Singles for a fourth week with "Tik Tok" (RCA/Sony Music Entertai ...

  12. Peter Gabriel Ditches Guitar, Drums For Covers Album

    February 16, 2010 12:09 PM EST 0 0 0 British rock singer and songwriter Peter Gabriel has taken what he calls the "scary" step of paring down a new album of cover songs confined to orchestral instruments and his voice. Called "Scratch my Back," the album is being re ...

  13. Peter Gabriel To Skip Genesis Rock Hall Induction

    February 12, 2010 11:28 AM EST 0 0 0 When Genesis gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month, founding member Peter Gabriel won't be there. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame president Joel Peresman said in a statement Thursday that Gabriel says he has a scheduling confl ...

  14. The Daily Noise 1.21.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 1.21.2010 - Billboard.com

    January 21, 2010 3:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Friday's telethon for Haiti boasts A-list performers, new compilation released for Haiti relief, Coheed and Cambria talk about new concept album. Coheed & Cambria , Dave Matthews Band , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Fuse , Hope for Haiti , ...

  15. Taking Peaks, Part 3: Nos. 50-26

    January 19, 2010 1:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 a ...

  16. Taking Peaks, Part 2: Nos. 75-51

    January 12, 2010 1:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 a ...

  17. Peter Gabriel Goes Orchestral For Covers Album

    January 02, 2010 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Peter Gabriel eschews traditional rock'n'roll instrumentation on his new album, "Scratch My Back," due Feb. 15 from Virgin. The project sports orchestral covers of material originally recorded by David Bowie , Paul Simon , Neil Y ...

  18. Ask Billboard: Why We Follow The Charts

    November 13, 2009 4:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. SOMETIMES YOU'RE THE WINDSHI ...

  19. Peter Gabriel, Trevor Horn To Be Honoured By APRS

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Former Genesis singer Peter Gabriel and British producer Trevor Horn are to be honoured by the Association of Professional Recording Services (APRS). Other music industry figures to be recognised at the trade body's Sound Fellowship Lunch, wh ...

  20. Leaders Of The Bands

    October 20, 2009 12:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 As the promo touts, to the pulsating sounds of the Knack 's most famous hit, the character of Sharona returns this week to USA's signature series, " Monk ." For those of you who don't follow the adventures of Tony Shalhoub&# ...

  21. Avatar Studios To Host First ‘Ask The Producers’ Panel

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Avatar Studios will host its first-ever “Ask The Producers” panel on Oct. 19. The panel will feature Steve Lillywhite (U2, Dave Matthews Band, Peter Gabriel, XTC), Roy Hendrickson (Cheap Trick, Wilco & Feist, Jupiter One, Danielia Cotton) and ...

  22. Ask Billboard: Fleetwood Mac, Kristinia DeBarge, Chicago

    May 15, 2009 4:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. BATTLE OF THE BANDS Hi Gary, I wa ...

  23. Lucky Dube Murderers Get Life In Prison

    April 02, 2009 7:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Three men have been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering South African reggae star Lucky Dube in 2007, SAPA news agency reported on Thursday. Dube, 43, was killed in a botched carjacking in October 2007. Dube recorded more than 20 albums and ...

  24. Lucky Dube Killers Found Guilty

    March 31, 2009 11:17 AM EDT 0 0 0 Three men accused of murdering South African reggae star Lucky Dube in 2007 have been found guilty, Talk Radio 702 reported on Tuesday. Two of the accused attempted to escape earlier on Tuesday, but were caught and brought back to court to hear the ...

  25. Peter Gabriel Urges Mexican President To Stop 'Feminicide'

    March 30, 2009 9:17 AM EDT 0 0 0 Peter Gabriel met with Mexican President Felipe Calderón on Friday (March 27), urging him to increase his efforts to end the violence against women and murders in Ciudad Juárez and Chihuahua. Gabriel was in Mexico City for a concert as part of a bri ...

  26. Ask Billboard: Janet Jackson, Frankie Goes To Hollywood

    March 20, 2009 11:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. LOVING THE '80s Hi Gary, I n ...

  27. February 13, 2009

    February 13, 2009 5:49 PM EST - Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley are arrested in North Florida after officers find marijuana in their car. Julian and Stephen Marley, also reggae musicians are released on $500 bail each. 2002 - Country outlaw Waylon Jennings dies ...

  28. Gabriel Won't Perform At Academy Awards

    February 13, 2009 10:28 AM EST 0 0 0 Peter Gabriel says he will not be performing at the Feb. 22 Academy Award telecast in support of his best song nominee "Down To Earth," from the film "Wall-E." In a video posted on PeterGabriel.com, Gabriel says that Oscar produc ...

  29. Gabriel: Won't Perform At Academy Awards

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Peter Gabriel says he will not be performing at the Feb. 22 Academy Award telecast in support of his best song nominee "Down To Earth" from the film "Wall-E." In a video posted on petergabriel.com, Gabriel says that Oscar produ ...

  30. Early Grammys Honor Film, Latin Music

    February 08, 2009 4:58 PM EST 0 0 0 The soundtrack for "Juno" was the first winner at the 51st annual Grammy Awards, taking home the trophy for best compilation soundtrack. Meanwhile, James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer won best score soundtrack for "The Dark Knight.&qu ...

  31. 'Juno,' 'Dark Night,' 'Wall-E' Win Grammys

    February 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack for "Juno" was the first winner at the 51st annual Grammy Awards, taking home the trophy for best compilation soundtrack. Meanwhile, James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer won best score soundtrack for "The Dark Knight.& ...

  32. The Billboard Q&A: A.R. Rahman

    January 22, 2009 11:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Before sweeping the 2009 music Oscars, the composer chatted about his "Slumdog Millionaire" score, working with M.I.A. and more. Composer A.R. Rahman might not be a household name in the United States quite yet, but he's one of most w ...

  33. 'Slumdog, 'WALL-E' Lead Oscar Music Nominees

    January 22, 2009 9:05 AM EST 0 0 0 "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Wall-E" are atop the field of music-related Oscar nominees, with both films nominated for best original score. The "Slumdog" score was penned by A.R. Rahman, while Thomas Newman wrote the scor ...

  34. Update: 'Slumdog Millionaire' Up For Three Oscars In Music Categories

    January 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST "Slumdog Millionaire" leads the way in the Oscar music categories, with songs "Jai Ho" and "O Saya" nominated for best achievement in music written for motion pictures (best song) and A.R. Rahman nominated for achieve ...

  35. Springsteen, Gabriel Snag Golden Globes Noms

    December 11, 2008 11:11 AM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Miley Cyrus and Beyonce Knowles are among the music-related nominees for the 2009 Golden Globe awards. The ceremony will be broadcast live Jan. 11 on NBC. Springsteen was nominated in the best original song category ...

  36. Springsteen, Beyonce Nominated For Golden Globes

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Miley Cyrus, Beyonce Knowles and Clint Eastwood are among the music-related nominees for the 2009 Golden Globe awards. The ceremony will be broadcast live Jan. 11 on NBC. Springsteen was nominated in the best orig ...

  37. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The event also features performances by India.Arie, Eric Benet 2005 - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award ...

  38. Genesis Holding Out Hope For Gabriel Gigs

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With a third box set of catalog upgrades looming, a reunion of Genesis' revered 1971-75 lineup with Peter Gabriel is still in the ether -- but hardly in stone. "We've never said never about it, you kn With a third box set of catalog u ...

  39. This Day in Music

    September 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Grascals claim the entertainer of the year trophy at the 17th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. 2006 - The Grascals claim the entertainer of the year trophy at the 17th annual Internatio ...

  40. Fresh Hot Chip: Covers, EPs, Shows, New Songs

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a live EP, covers of Joy Division and Vampire Weekend, a slew of tour dates, a remix EP and a new record on the way, the members of Hot Chip have certainly kept themselves busy lately. With a live EP, covers of Joy Division and Vampire Weekend, ...

  41. PIAS Pacts With We7

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT PIAS Digital, part of the Brussels-based European indie labels company PIAS Entertainment Group, is to make its repertoire available to We7, the soon-to-launch digital music destination co-founded by Peter Gabriel. The songs, from the more than 25 ...

  42. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Person of the Year. 2003 - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences ...

  43. Genesis Wraps Reissue Series With 13-Disc Box

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rhino's comprehensive Genesis reissue campaign will conclude Nov. 11 with the release of "Genesis: 1970-1975," a 7-CD/6-DVD collection loaded with rare material and 5.1 DTS audio mixes. Rhino's comprehensive Genesis reissue campa ...

  44. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements dies at his daughter Midge Cranor's home outside Nashville following a battle with cancer. Born in 1928, Clements was referred to as the "Miles Davis o 2005 - Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassa ...

  45. This Day in Music

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Blues singer and guitarist Jessie Mae Hemphill, who made her recording debut in 1981 with "She-Wolf," dies in Memphis, Tenn. at the age of 71. 2006 - Blues singer and guitarist Jessie Mae Hemphill, who made her recording debut in 19 ...

  46. This Day in Music

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - U2 frontman Bono urges the European Union to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa. Speaking in Brussels after meeting European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso, Bono s 2005 - U2 frontman Bono urges the European Union ...

  47. Peter Gabriel Backed Online Service Unveiled

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Filter, an online music and entertainment recommendation engine backed by music legend Peter Gabriel, officially launched today. The service has been in a beta mode for several months, compiling over 5 million songs, 330,000 movies and is avai ...

  48. Genesis Links With Wal-Mart For Reunion Tour DVD

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Genesis deemed its 2007 reunion tour worthy of a three-disc DVD set because, according to Phil Collins, "we thought something like this, which may never happen again, was worth documenting just in cas Genesis deemed its 2007 reunion tour worthy ...

  49. Real World Teams With Speaker Firm For Online Project

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios has launched a download service and online community for audiophiles and music fans, in partnership with bespoke U.K. loudspeaker manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins. B&W Music Club will offer exclusive mo ...

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