1. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Country star LeAnn Rimes sues her father and former co-manager for allegedly funneling away millions of dollars from the company set up to manage her finances.<br clear="none"/><br clear 2002 - Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban…

  2. Bird Feeling 'Big And Spacious' On New Album

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Andrew Bird is in the midst of recording his next full-length album, due early next year. Andrew Bird is in the midst of recording his next full-length album, due early next year. The as-yet untitled album has been recorded "all over the place," from Bird's barn in rural…

  3. Chart Beat Chat

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses the T.I., chart jumps, Jennifer Nettles, Bon Jovi and more with readers. DID T.I. SET A RECORD? Fred, Last week T.I's "What You Know" jumped 35 positions on the Billboard Hot 100. This got me thinking about other rap singles that have charted and I couldn't…

  4. Upcoming book releases

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Upcoming book releases April The Mayor Of MacDougal Street Dave Van Ronk with Elijah Wald (Da Capo) Metallica Ross Halfin (Omnibus) May The Tao Of Willie: A Guide to the Happiness in Your Heart Willin Nelson with Turk Pipkin (Gotham/Penguin) He's A Rebel - Phil Spector: Rock and Roll&…

  5. Chart Beat

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of a No. 1 album debut, Rascal Flatts nets its first top 10 hit on the Hot 100, plus the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queensrÿche, Poison and Nine Inch Nails news. 'HURTS' SO GOOD: Rascal Flatts' lucky number must be 13, because the group's 13th chart entry on the…

  6. Brand New Heavies Back With Davenport

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Soul/funk connoisseurs the Brand New Heavies are reuniting with lead singer N'Dea Davenport and former label Delicious Vinyl, Billboard has learned. Soul/funk connoisseurs the Brand New Heavies are reuniting with lead singer N'Dea Davenport and former label Delicious Vinyl,…

  7. ON TV

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 3-9, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 3 “Good Morning America,” ABC Featured artist(s): The Pretenders (also scheduled: Lucy Liu, Stephen Lanzalotta). “Today,” NBC Featured artist(s): Pink (also scheduled: Antonio Banderas). “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated…

  8. Anathallo

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sweet like the folk lullabies of Sufjan Stevens and sour like the melancholy emo-pop of Straylight Run, Michigan's Anathallo recalls a number of contemporary independent acts. But catch its live show, Sweet like the folk lullabies of Sufjan Stevens and sour like the melancholy emo-pop of…

  9. Chart Beat Chat

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses "American Idol," Daniel Powter, chart records and more with readers. LISA, LISTEN TO ME Hi Fred, I know that you have access to the "American Idol" finalists. Can you please tell Lisa Tucker for me NOT to choose bubblegum pop songs anymore, and go back to…

  10. This Day in Music

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Honoring a roster of music artists that range from the Beatles to the Backstreet Boys, the Recording Industry Association of America presents the first Diamond Awards, given in recogniti 2004 - Steve Winwood receives a lifetime achievement award at the 2004 Jammys,…

  11. U2 Rescheduling Vertigo Shows For November

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST In the wake of their postponement last week, the 10 final shows of U2's Vertigo tour will be rescheduled for November, singer Bono told an Australian TV show today (March 13). An official announcement In the wake of their postponement last week, the 10 final shows of U2's Vertigo…

  12. The Living Things

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Back on the road in Detroit and another encounter with border patrol. DETROIT, FEB. 24: After two days off at the Holiday Inn catchin' up on a week's worth of sleep and finally eatin' a meal that you didn't have to finish in five minutes and wasn't Wonder Bread and…

  13. 'High School' Leads Youthful Album Chart Charge

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST After seven weeks on the chart, the soundtrack to "High School Musical" rises to the top on The Billboard 200, up from last week's previous high of No. 6. The Walt Disney set sold 101,000 copies in th After seven weeks on the chart, the soundtrack to "High School Musical…

  14. Depeche Mode Extends North American Tour

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Depeche Mode has tacked another leg of North American dates onto previously announced shows in San Francisco (April 27) and Indio, Calif., (April 29, headlining the Coachella Valley Music & Arts F As tipped here last month, Depeche Mode has tacked another leg of North American dates onto…

  15. Chart Beat Chat

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses song origins, Mariah Carey, U.S. geography, birthdates, Ed Cobb and Kristine W with readers. BET THE NANNY OF McPHEE WOULD HAVE KNOWN Dear Fred, I have noticed that the younger generation in the entertainment field has no knowledge of musical history, regardless of genre. That…

  16. BAD WIZARD, "Sky High"

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST True classic rock fans can tell a fugazi from the genuine article. And in the case of NYC's Bad Wizard, for a while there they seem to have fallen somewhere between the Mooney Suzuki and Andrew W.K. o True classic rock fans can tell a fugazi from the genuine article. And in the case of…

  17. Ask Billboard

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Prince, Sade, Enya and Andrew Seeley. THE ARTIST'S ULTIMATE? Hi Keith I just recently read online about a new Prince 'best of' album coming out this year. Is this confirmed? What is the tracklist? Will it feature any unreleased material?…

  18. Depeche Mode Milan Shows Heading To DVD

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Depeche Mode's two shows last weekend at Milan's Filaforum were recorded for a live DVD that is expected to be released in September. Depeche Mode's two shows last weekend at Milan's Filaforum were recorded for a live DVD that is expected to be released in September. "…

  19. Chart Beat Chat

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Beyonce, CeCe Winans, Jack Johnson, Lifehouse, Kelly Clarkson and more with readers. CHECK ON BEYONCÉ Hi, Fred! Thanks always for your informative and entertaining column! I recall a few years ago when Jennifer Lopez charted with her third Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 ("Ain&…

  20. Chart Beat

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson's 'Curious' No. 1, Carrie Underwood's lengthy country run, plus Pink, Wisin and Yandel and other chart tibits. THE MONKEY TIME: Jack Johnson's fourth chart entry on The Billboard 200 is his first to reach pole position. Entering the chart at No. 1 is …

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