1. Miranda Lambert

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fresno and San Diego are nice, but it's Las Vegas that gets turned on it's ear. So where did I leave off last week? Oh yeah, I got to ride on a private jet to Nashville –- thanks to George Strait. After a couple days off, I woke up EARLY Thursday to hop on a plane (back to…

  2. Arctic Monkeys On Fire

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Arctic Monkeys take the stage in Leeds. Singer Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys performs Feb. 1 at Leeds University in Northern England. The British rock troupe's "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" recently became the fastest-selling debut album in British…

  3. Billboard Bits: Scott Walker, Willy Mason, Jerome Dillon

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Scott Walker, Willy Mason, Jerome Dillon Cult rock hero Scott Walker will release his first studio album in more than a decade via a new deal with 4AD Records. Titled "The Drift," the set is due in May and is the follow-up to 1995's Drag City effort "Tilt,"…

  4. This Day in Music

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Brazilian police arrest Gloria Trevi, the Mexican pop star who had been on the run from authorities since mid-1999. Trevi, whose real name is Gloria de los Angeles Trevino, and her manag 2003 - Spain's Alex Ubago and Colombia's Juanes sweep the sixth…

  5. Roth: Van Halen Reunion 'Inevitable'

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Reuniting the original Van Halen lineup is just a matter of time, according to David Lee Roth, who began his career as a morning drive radio host in earnest this morning (Jan. 3). "I talked to the dru Reuniting the original Van Halen lineup is just a matter of time, according to David…

  6. This Day in Music

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1968 - </b>Miami Pop Festival features performances by Procul Harum, Chuck Berry, Fleetwood Mac and Canned Heat.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1998 - LaFace/Arista artist Usher sues trendy clothing company Tommy Hilfiger for alleged…

  7. Rush Bringing Vintage Performances To DVD

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Although Rush released a new live DVD, "R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour," just last month, the veteran Canadian rock trio is planning on reissuing several classic live performances in 2006. Although Rush released a new live DVD, "R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour," just…

  8. Eclectic Soundtrack Compiled For 'Grandma's Boy'

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rappers Paul Wall and Kool Keith and modern rock acts Bloc Party, the Futureheads and the Twenty Twos are among those who have contributed tracks to the soundtrack to "Grandma's Boy." Rappers Paul Wall and Kool Keith and modern rock acts Bloc Party, the Futureheads and the…

  9. This Day in Music

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>In the penultimate show of its storied 13-year career, the Smashing Pumpkins say a long and loud goodbye at Chicago's United Center, where they rip through three hours of big hits, a few 2001 - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles'…

  10. This Day in Music

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Mjuice.com lands an exclusive download of the new Third Eye Blind single "Anything," from the band's current album "Blue." Fans obtain the free track, which times-out three weeks later, 2004 - EMI pays tribute to Russian cellist Mstislav…

  11. Westlife, Robbie Williams Top U.K. Charts

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Irish pop act Westlife moved into fourth place on the list of artists with the most U.K. No. 1 singles in British chart history, as "You Raise Me Up" debuted yesterday (Oct. 30) at the top of the tall Irish pop act Westlife moved into fourth place on the list of artists with the…

  12. Billboard Bits: Cream, El Tri, Connick

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Cream, El Tri, Connick Cream's recent live album "Royal Albert Hall London: May 2-3, 5-6" will be released as a triple-vinyl set Dec. 13 via Reprise. The set debuted earlier this month at No. 59 on The Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 19,000 copies in the United…

  13. Missy Higgins Wins Five ARIAs

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With five wins, Missy Higgins dominated the 19th Australian Record Industry Asociation awards, held last night (Oct. 23) at the Sydney SuperDome. With five wins, Missy Higgins dominated the 19th Australian Record Industry Asociation awards, held last night (Oct. 23) at the Sydney SuperDome.…

  14. Franz Ferdinand Conquer MSG

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Franz Ferdinand headline New York's Madison Square Garden. Lead singer Alex Kapranos (right) and singer/guitarist Nick McCarthy perform Oct. 17 during Franz Ferdinand's headlining gig at New York's Madison Square Garden. News Nick McCarthy , Franz Ferdinand , Alex Kapranos …

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Linkin Park, Sheryl Crow, non-English hits, Academy Award winning artists and more with readers. LIKIN' LINKIN Hi Fred! Great column! As a late-blooming Linkin Park fan, could you summarize their total entries on any Billboard chart? Even though I found myself singing…

  16. Rush Celebrates 30th With Live CD/DVD

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran progressive rock trio Rush's Sept. 24, 2004, stop in Frankfurt, Germany, is the subject of the upcoming CD/DVD "R30 Live in Frankurt." Veteran progressive rock trio Rush's Sept. 24, 2004, stop in Frankfurt, Germany, is the subject of the upcoming CD/DVD "R30…

  17. New Drummer Joins Nine Inch Nails Tour

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The group has tapped Australian drummer Alex Carapetis to fill in during the its ongoing fall tour with Queens Of The Stone Age. With Nine Inch Nails drummer Jerome Dillon sidelined by a heart condition, the group has tapped Australian drummer Alex Carapetis to fill in during its ongoing fall…

  18. The Jealous Girlfriends

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT One-time solo songwriter Holly Miranda met keyboardist/bassist Alex Lipsen at New York's Headgear Studios, the Brooklyn-based recording/rehearsal space that Lipsen owns. And thus were born the Jealous One-time solo songwriter Holly Miranda met keyboardist/bassist Alex Lipsen at New York&…

  19. Franz Ferdinand Back With Fast Follow-Up

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A fter a breakout year in 2004, Franz Ferdinand is not resting on its success. Just 18 months after the Glasgow, Scotland, four-piece helped lead an alt-rock revival at radio, the band is looking to s After a breakout year in 2004, Franz Ferdinand is not resting on its success. Just 18 months…

  20. Hot Product

    October 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Franz Ferdinand Boys, 'Better' After a breakout year in 2004, Franz Ferdinand is not resting on its success. Just 18 months after the Glasgow, Scotland, four-piece of frontman/guitarist Alex Kapranos, guitarist Nick McCarthy, bassist Bob Hardy and drummer Paul Thomson helped lead an…

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