1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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,…

  4. 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…

  5. Backstage At Soul Train: Foxx, En Vogue, Avant

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST News and notes from backstage at the 20th annual Soul Train Music Awards, held Saturday (March 4) in Los Angeles. The show will air in syndication beginning March 11. News and notes from backstage at the 20th annual Soul Train Music Awards , held Saturday (March 4) in Los Angeles. The show…

  6. 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…

  7. '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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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?…

  12. 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. "…

  13. Q&A: David Gilmour

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST David Gilmour has remained quiet since Pink Floyd's reunion last July for the Live 8 concert at Hyde Park; quiet but hardly inactive. David Gilmour has remained quiet since Pink Floyd's reunion last July for the Live 8 concert at Hyde Park; quiet but hardly inactive. The man…

  14. 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&…

  15. 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 …

  16. Ask Billboard

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Mariah Carey, Pussycat Dolls and Grammys. EMANCIPATION FOR 'MIMI' Keith, I have a question regarding Mariah Carey's "The Emancipation of Mimi", which was a Grammy nominee for album of the year. It was released on April 12, 2005…

  17. This Day in Music

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>The Deftones, on the final stop of their tour opening for Black Sabbath, find that their truck has been stolen from the parking lot of the Holiday Inn in Dearborn, Mich. Taken are all of 2002 - Mick Tucker, drummer from the 1970s glam band Sweet, dies after a lengthy…

  18. Chart Beat Chat

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses James Blunt, "High School Musical" and Gwen Stefani with readers. PUTTING IT BLUNTLY Dear Fred, I've just checked out the latest Hot 100 and was more than happy to learn of James Blunt's rise into the top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time with …

  19. Built To Spill Slates Spring Tour

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST On the same day Built To Spill's "You in Reverse" is released, the band will open a six-week spring tour. The Warner Bros. album is due April 11 and the tour will open with the first of two shows in M On the same day Built To Spill's "You in Reverse" is released,…

  20. Billboard Bits: Massive Attack, Hall & Oates, 'Natural Selection,' New Orleans Social Club

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Massive Attack, Hall & Oates, 'Natural Selection,' New Orleans Social Club Massive Attack has confirmed a long-rumored appearance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 29-30 in Indio, Calif. The U.K. act will play on the mainstage during the…

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