DMX Back In Business With New Bodog Deal

After being released from his Sony Music deal earlier this year, rapper DMX has signed a deal with the music division of Canadian online gaming company Bodog Entertainment.

Lou Reed To Keynote South By Southwest

Lou Reed will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2008 South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas.

Keys Rolls Into Holidays With No. 1 Hits

As the Christmas holiday approaches, Alicia Keys is in control of the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts with "No One," which is No. 1 on those tallies for a fifth and tenth week, respectively.

Latifah, Hudson, Keys Drawn To ‘Bees’

Queen Latifah and Jennifer Hudson have signed on to star in Fox Searchlight's "The Secret Life of Bees," the big-screen adaptation of the Sue Monk Kidd best-seller.

Kenny G Goes Latin For Starbucks Debut

Veteran instrumentalist Kenny G has signed a new deal with Starbucks Entertainment and Concord Records, which will be inaugurated with the album "Rhythm and Romance" early next year.

Ross: Clearance Issues Caused Album Delay

Rick Ross has spoken exclusively to Billboard.com about the reason for the delay of his sophomore album, "Trilla." The set was originally expected Dec. 18 via Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam, but is now due Feb. 19.

R. Kelly Avoids Arrest, Appears In Court

R. Kelly avoided arrest today (Dec. 20) by appearing in a Chicago court for a hearing in his child pornography case.

Pumpkins Go Acoustic For New iTunes EP

In between heavy touring schedules, the Smashing Pumpkins have found time to create a four-song acoustic EP, "American Gothic," to be released Jan. 2 exclusively via iTunes in the U.S.

Beck’s ‘Odelay’ Expanded For Reissue

Beck's 1996 classic "Odelay" will be expanded for a Jan. 29 reissue by Geffen/UMe.

Rock Hall Induction Returning To Cleveland

The home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will host its induction ceremony in 2009 after more than a decade-long absence, Mayor Frank Jackson announced today (Dec. 19).

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