1. Rod Stewart Sued By Law Firm For $3.3 Million

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST A prominent entertainment law firm is suing Rod Stewart for $3.3 million in legal fees it claims he owes. Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard & Shapiro filed the case Tuesday in Los Angeles. The firm has numerous high-profile clients and recent ...

  2. Simply Rod? Faces May Tap Mick Hucknall For Stewart-less Tour

    November 17, 2009 10:51 AM EST 0 0 0 T he Faces appear ready to play live in 2010, with or without Rod Stewart . After performing with guests at an Oct. 25 show at London's Royal Albert Hall for the British Performing Rights Society's Music Members' Benevolent Fund, the ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Chart Beat Thursday: Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Jason DeRulo

    November 05, 2009 5:47 PM EST 0 0 0 HE IS NOT ALONE: Not only does Michael Jackson 's "This Is It" blast onto the Billboard 200 at No. 1, but several artists with ties to the late King of Pop also enter Billboard charts this week. "This Is It" marks Jackson� ...

  5. Michael Jackson Hits No. 1 On Billboard 200 With 'This Is It'

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 To the surprise of probably nobody, Michael Jackson 's "This Is It" will debut atop the Billboard 200 albums chart released today (Nov. 4) with an eye-popping 373,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan -- the fifth-best sales week ...

  6. 'This Is It' Becomes Michael Jackson's Sixth No. 1 Album

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's "This Is It" claims the fifth-biggest sales week for an album this year as it debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200—the King of Pop's sixth chart-topping album . . . Additionally, it's Jackson's own b ...

  7. Chart Beat Wednesday: Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey, Zac Brown Band

    October 28, 2009 3:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 THE WINNER BY A MILEY: The new No. 1 on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart is the 200th leader in the list's history. How far back does the chart date? The survey first appeared in Billboard's pages in the print issue dated Oct ...

  8. Michael Buble Still On Top, Run-D.M.C. on Broadway?

    October 22, 2009 4:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Michael Buble continues his reign atop the Billboard 200, and the Black Eyed Peas get a boost for their latest "The End," thanks to a new Direct TV ad. Hip-hop pioneers ...

  9. The Daily Noise 10.22.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 10.22.2009 - Billboard.com

    October 22, 2009 4:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Buble still rules the charts, Black Eyed Peas get boost from ad, Run-D.M.C. in talks for musical, Rod Stewart on his new soul album. John Mayer , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Fuse , Pauls Wagner , Jay Sean , who says , Rod Stewart , Run DM ...

  10. Chart Beat Wednesday: Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Norah Jones

    October 21, 2009 11:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 'THIS' LOVE: " This Is It ," by Michael Jackson featuring the Jacksons , soars onto the Adult Contemporary airplay chart at No. 19. The song blasts in following its initial week at radio. "This Is It" returns the Jackso ...

  11. Rod Stewart Video Q&A I Billboard.com

    Rod Stewart Video Q&A I Billboard.com

    October 19, 2009 1:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rod Stewart talks about new album "Soulbook," singing with Mary J., Smokey Robinson, and Jennifer Hudson, and more. smokey robinson , Pop , Rod Stewart , interview , exclusive , R&B , soul , rock , Soulbook , vuclip Videos Rod Stewart ...

  12. Rod Stewart "Soulbook" Video Q&A

    October 19, 2009 1:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rod Stewart brings a splash of color to the staid surroundings of the Beverly Hills Hotel. He's wearing a blue striped shirt, a white business suitcoat with thick red trim and blue Converse slip-ons-a look that combines nautical and vaudeville, ...

  13. Rod Stewart Hopes 'Soulbook' Album Launches Series

    October 16, 2009 5:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rod Stewart is hoping his upcoming "Soulbook" album may launch a series similar to his multi-platinum "The Great American Songbook" series earlier this decade. "Oh, I'd love it to. That would be just amazing, but I' ...

  14. Guster To Revist 'Lost And Gone,' Preview New Songs On Fall Tour

    September 18, 2009 7:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 With three fourths of Guster members entering fatherhood over the last two years, guitarist-vocalist Adam Gardner tells Billboard.com the alternative rock act plans on ending its hiatus by looking back before looking forward with the follow-up relea ...

  15. Chart Beat Wednesday: Madonna, Taylor Swift, Jim Brickman

    August 12, 2009 1:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 'CELEBRATION' CELEBRATION: Madonna extends her lead as the artist with the most hits in the history of Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, as "Celebration" ignites at No. 29. The title cut from her third greatest hits c ...

  16. Chart Beat: Michael Jackson, Fabolous, Leighton Meester

    August 06, 2009 5:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 JACKSON'S FIVE: In any other week, Fabolous' debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 would be pretty big news (and hey, it still is!), but this week, Michael Jackson remains the King of Pop Charts. As his 2003 hit set "Number Ones" s ...

  17. Concert Charts: Joel & John Team Up To Top Latest Concert Tally

    July 29, 2009 7:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Co-headliners Billy Joel and Elton John top the Hot Tours ranking with totals from two venues on their 2009 "Face2Face" tour. Although a majority of their dates have been arena performances, a couple of stadiums were also on the schedule t ...

  18. Ask Billboard: Michael Jackson, Madonna, Kanye West

    July 04, 2009 5:59 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. CATALOG VS. CURRENT Dear Billboar ...

  19. Chart Beat: Michael Jackson, The Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z

    July 02, 2009 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 FIT FOR A KING: Just as he did in his life, Michael Jackson continues to break Billboard chart records. Following his passing June 25, Jackson's music floods Billboard's Top Pop Catalog, Top Comprehensive Albums and Hot Digital Songs chart ...

  20. June 1, 2009

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Tony Thompson of Hi-Five dies from a Freon overdose in Waco, Texas, at the age of 31. 2006 – Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies of pancreatic cancer at her Madrid home. She is 61. 2001 – Rapper Jamal “Shyne” Barrow is sentenced in a Manhattan c ...

  21. Ask Billboard: Pitbull, Amanda Marshall, Journey

    May 22, 2009 4:32 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. PITBULLL ATTACK Hi Gary! I am not ...

  22. Chart Beat: Kris Allen, SWV, Green Day, Al B. Sure!

    May 21, 2009 2:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 HE IS THE CHAMPION: In a night featuring performances from Queen, Kiss, Rod Stewart, Lionel Richie, Cyndi Lauper, Carlos Santana, Keith Urban, Queen Latifah, Steve Martin, David Cook, Jason Mraz and the Black Eyed Peas, owners of more than 200 combi ...

  23. 'Idol' Finale Scores All-time Ratings Low

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" wrapped its eighth season Wednesday with the lowest rating ever in the 18-49 demographic for an "Idol" finale, even as the series touted its largest margin of victory yet over competitors this season. The two-ho ...

  24. Adam Lambert Defeated in 'American Idol' Upset

    May 20, 2009 10:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kris Allen's smooth vocals and boy-next-door image propelled him to "American Idol" victory Wednesday, turning the theatrical powerhouse Adam Lambert into the most unlikely of also-rans . "I'm sorry, I don't even know w ...

  25. Ask Billboard

    April 17, 2009 4:56 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. PRESENT OF THE PAST Hi Gary, I ha ...

  26. Chart Beat: Lady GaGa, "Now 30", Taylor Swift

    April 02, 2009 12:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  27. Whitney Houston Returns At Clive Davis Grammy Bash

    February 08, 2009 9:46 AM EST 0 0 0 An exuberant Whitney Houston kept the Beverly Hilton Ballroom audience on its feet during a major comeback performance at last night's (Feb. 7) pre-Grammy Gala saluting Clive Davis. Dressed in a leopard skin-patterned, form-fitting sheath and m ...

  28. Stewart, Flea Refute Faces Reunion Reports

    January 22, 2009 1:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Despite reports that the Faces are reuniting for an album as well as a tour with Flea on bass, Rod Stewart's spokesperson tells Billboard "there are no plans for a Faces reunion tour this year." Additionally, a spokesperson for Flea t ...

  29. This Day in Music

    December 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Veteran British singer Rod Stewart is among the music industry stalwarts feted in the Queen's New Year Honours list. Stewart is made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), for se 2006 - Veteran British singer Rod Stewart i ...

  30. The Faces Gearing Up For Reunion?

    November 12, 2008 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Could the Faces be rising again after a 30-plus year split? According to RayGigs.com , original members Rod Stewart , Ron Wood, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones, along with Stewart touring bassist replacing the late Ronnie Laine, will have a rehearsal n ...

  31. The Faces Gearing Up For Reunion?

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Could the Faces be rising again after a 30-plus year split? Could the Faces be rising again after a 30-plus year split? According to RayGigs.com , original members Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones, along with Stewart touring bassi ...

  32. This Day in Music

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Originally due in the summer of 2005, the last album from late Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard finally arrives The release date for "A Son Unique" coincides with the two-year anniversary 2006 - Originally due in the summe ...

  33. This Day in Music

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Producer and songwriter, Rudy Taylor, who toured with Bobby Womack as musical arranger, dies in Baton Rouge, La. at the age of 52. 2006 - Producer and songwriter, Rudy Taylor, who toured with Bobby Womack as musical arranger, dies in Baton Ro ...

  34. This Day in Music

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are joined by Dave Matthews, Steel Pulse, Gov't Mule, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov't Mule, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer for the orga 2006 - Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nel ...

  35. Billboard Bits: Rod Stewart, Kenny Chesney, CMA Awards

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A new Rod Stewart compilation, "The Definitive Rod Stewart," will usher in an extensive catalog reissue campaign by Warner Bros. on Nov. 18. A new Rod Stewart compilation, "The Definitive Rod Stewart," will usher in an extensive ...

  36. This Day in Music

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, with five wins. 2001 - Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, with five wins. 2001 - Countr ...

  37. This Day in Music

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks are among the artists that perform during a live telethon, "Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast." 2005 - U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Pau ...

  38. Jay-Z To Open Renovated Hollywood Palladium

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After undergoing renovations for more than a year, the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles will open its doors Oct. 15 with a concert by Jay-Z. The rapper will be backed by a 12-piece band. After undergoing renovations for more than a year, the Holly ...

  39. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the stars of the 1990s Buena Vista Social Club CD series, dies in Havana at the age of 78. The artist had returned three days earlier from a one-month tour o 2005 - Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the s ...

  40. Chart Beat Chat: Coldplay, Katy Perry, Juice Newton

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Coldplay, Katy Perry, Juice Newton and more! COLDPLAY PLAY Hi Fred, I wrote you a year ago asking why some of the great Eurovision songs never get released in the United States. I have been an avid follower of the Billbo ...

  41. Chart Beat: Katy Perry, Kathy Griffin, Miley Cyrus

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses the 1000th No. 1 of the rock era, Kathy Griffin's comedy album, Miley Cyrus and more! ROCKIN' AND KISSIN': Music historians acknowledge that the rock era was ushered in by one 45 rpm single: "(We're Gonna) Roc ...

  42. This Day in Music

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mariah Carey embarks on her first tour in more than three years in Osaka, Japan. 2003 - Mariah Carey embarks on her first tour in more than three years in Osaka, Japan. 2000 - Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks weds actor Adrian Pasdar in Las ...

  43. This Day in Music

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the Minneapolis-based rock act Soul Asylum, dies at his home. He was 41. Diagnosed with throat cancer in May 2004, Mueller underwent radiation treat 2005 - Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member ...

  44. This Day in Music

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Ray Charles dies at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home from complications relating to liver disease. He is 73. The R&B legend is surrounded by family and friends at the time of his death, acco 2004 - Ray Charles dies at his Beverly Hills, Ca ...

  45. My Morning Jacket

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The guiding principle that "music is everything" has helped My Morning Jacket grow from humble roots in Louisville into the American rock band many feel is most likely to take it to the proverbial nex It's 4 a.m. on the last night of ...

  46. This Day in Music

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father of the year during the non-profit organizations annual summit in Washington, D.C. McGraw, married to country singer Faith Hill, is 2000 - Tim McGraw is named the National Fat ...

  47. This Day in Music

    June 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She is 61. 2006 - Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She is 61. ...

  48. Morning Glory: My Morning Jacket

    May 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's 4 a.m. on the last night of South by Southwest, and Jim James is belting out Rod Stewart's "You're in My Heart." A few hours earlier, the My Morning Jacket frontman dazzled an intimate crowd at an Austin church with a ...

  49. Live Nation To Announce Summer Tours

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Live Nation, the world's largest concert promoter, is expected to announce the bulk of its North American summer tours on Monday, a list that includes proven box office performers and artists who rare Live Nation, the world's largest conce ...

  50. Chart Beat

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Leona Lewis, Ray J, Annie Lennox and more! SPIRITUAL: Leona Lewis' "Spirit" (SyCo/J) floats onto The Billboard 200 at No. 1, the first debut album by a solo British-born artist to enter the chart in pole position. Lewis ...

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