Rascal Flatts Earns Third Week At No. 1

Rascal Flatts Earns Third Week At No. 1

Rascal Flatts earns a third week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with "Me and My Gang" (Lyric Street/Hollywood). Sales of the set were down 58% over last week to 143,000 copies, but it was enough to hold off the 21st volume of the hits compilation "NOW That's What I Call Music" (BMG/Zomba/EMI/UME), which inched up 3-2 (-56%, 130,000).
Atlantic Unearths Unheard 'Soul'

Atlantic Unearths Unheard 'Soul'

Atlantic Records' soul pioneers of the 1960s and 1970s will be in the spotlight on two single-disc compilations due June 6 from Rhino.
Paisley, Crow Rev Up 'Cars' Soundtrack

Paisley, Crow Rev Up 'Cars' Soundtrack

In addition to a score by Randy Newman, the Walt Disney Records soundtrack for the Disney/Pixar film "Cars" boasts new songs by Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow and James Taylor, who performs the Newman-penned, "Our Town."
Ex-Sixpence Vocalist Nash Goes Solo

Ex-Sixpence Vocalist Nash Goes Solo

Former Sixpence None The Richer vocalist Leigh Nash will release her solo debut, "Blue on Blue," Aug. 15 via One Son Records/Nettwerk Productions.
Underoath Walks The 'Line'

Underoath Walks The 'Line'

Underoath has slated June 20 as the release date for "Define the Great Line," its third album for the Seattle-based independent Tooth & Nail/Solid State Records label.
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Answers to readers' questions about Madonna, Maroon5 and Paula Abdul.
Q&A: Scott Storch

Q&A: Scott Storch

An in-demand songwriter/producer, Scott Storch is busier than ever, working with Nas, the Game, Jessica Simpson and Paris Hilton, among others, and planning to launch his own label.
Mates Of State / April 12, 2006 / New York (Bowery Ballroom)

Mates Of State / April 12, 2006 / New York (Bowery Ballroom)

What's wrong with a Mates Of State show? It's not their expertise. Keyboardist Kori Gardner and drummer Jason Hammel know how to hold down their own territory, despite the fact they sing in rounds, the keyboard riffs come rapid fire and drummers are often too locked in their drumming world to eek out a decent note.
Alice In Chains Preps U.S. Club Run

Alice In Chains Preps U.S. Club Run

As a tune-up for a summer on the European festival circuit, Alice In Chains will play five U.S. club dates next month.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2000 - Eric Clapton is reunited on a TV stage in London with his former Derek & the Dominos keyboard player Bobby Whitlock, for their first performance together in 29 years. The setting is the recording of the latest edition of the BBC2 TV series "Later With Jools Holland."
Pink Playing For Europe, Readies DVD

Pink Playing For Europe, Readies DVD

Pink has lined up an extensive fall European arena tour, beginning Sept. 27 in Zurich and running through Dec. 12 in Hamburg, Germany. A DVD chronicling a 2004 appearance in Manchester, England, is also in the pipeline for a May 23 release via LaFace/Zomba.

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