B&E: Uncle Earl

B&E: Uncle Earl

Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Uncle Earl.
Big Boi Unfurls Purple Ribbon At Virgin

Big Boi Unfurls Purple Ribbon At Virgin

OutKast principal Big Boi is ramping up for the launch of his Purple Ribbon imprint via Virgin. The first release will be a compilation from the Purple Ribbon All-Stars on Oct. 4, led by the single "Kryptonite" featuring Big Boi, Killer Mike, C-Bone and Rock D.
Sire Celebrates 40th With Four-Disc Set

Sire Celebrates 40th With Four-Disc Set

With its 40th anniversary looming in 2006, Sire Records will be celebrated this fall with a four-disc boxed set. Due Sept. 13 via Sire/Rhino, "Just Say Sire: The Sire Records Story" rounds up 61 tracks on three audio CDs and another 20 music videos on a DVD.
Beck Finally Hitting The Road This Fall

Beck Finally Hitting The Road This Fall

Nearly five months since the release of his latest Interscope album, "Guero," Beck has only played sporadic live dates in support of the set. But the artist has finally made plans to go on tour in North America, beginning Sept. 19 in Minneapolis, according to his official Web site. Dates are on tap through Oct. 8 in Camden, N.J., and include three opening slots for the Rolling Stones.
Spears Denies Involvement In Photographer Shooting

Spears Denies Involvement In Photographer Shooting

Pop star Britney Spears and her security staff denied knowledge yesterday (Aug. 8) of the pellet-gun shooting of a photographer who was staking out a private baby shower for the singer in Malibu.
Jackson Lawyer Ridicules Unhappy Jurors

Jackson Lawyer Ridicules Unhappy Jurors

Michael Jackson's defense attorney ridiculed two jurors who say they regret voting to acquit the singer of child molestation charges, saying it was "time to move on" from the case.
HOT RINGTONES

HOT RINGTONES

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This Day in Music

This Day in Music

1987 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," U2. The album "The Joshua Tree" is U2's first top 10 album in the U.S.
Ask Billboard

Ask Billboard

Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, Blondie and more.

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