1. D12 Rapper Proof Shot And Killed In Detroit

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT D12 rapper Proof was shot to death this morning (April 11) at a Detroit club that was operating illegally after hours, according to the Detroit Free Press. The artist, whose real name was DeShaun Holt D12 rapper Proof was shot to death this morning (April 11) at a Detroit club that was…

  2. Pharrell Collaborating With Velvet Revolver

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Despite rumors that Velvet Revolver members Slash and Duff McKagan will rejoin Guns N' Roses for a summer tour, the group is actually at work on its sophomore album with an unlikely collaborator: uber Despite rumors that Velvet Revolver members Slash and Duff McKagan will rejoin Guns N&…

  3. Billboard Bits: JAS Fest, 'Imaginational Anthem,' Sub Pop

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on JAS Fest, 'Imaginational Anthem,' Sub Pop Trey Anastasio, Elvis Costello and the Imposters and Diana Krall lead the lineup for the 2006 Jazz Aspen Snowmass festival, to be held June 22-25 in Aspen's Rio Grande Park. The event will kick off June 22 with shows by Jamie…

  4. Rose Tattoo's Pete Wells Dies

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pete Wells, slide guitarist and one of the founders of Australian power blues band Rose Tattoo, died in a Sydney hospital early yesterday morning (March 27). Pete Wells, slide guitarist and one of the founders of Australian power blues band Rose Tattoo, died in a Sydney hospital early…

  5. Ask Billboard

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Guns N'Roses, Ashley Parker Angel and Jessica Simpson. GUNNERS: WHY SO WEIRD? Hi Keith, I've been a fan of Guns N' Roses for a long time. Even now, throughout all the weird changes and crazy rumors, I'm still wondering what will…

  6. Swell Maps' Nikki Sudden Dies

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden died Sunday after a show the night before at New York's Knitting Factory, Billboard.com has learned. He was 49. Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden died Sunday after a show the night before at New York's Knitting Factory, Billboard.com has learned. He…

  7. Q&A: The Police's Stewart Copeland

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST You spent a half-dozen years in one of the most popular bands in the world -- but that was more than two decades ago. So how do you refresh your memory? For the Police's Stewart Copeland, there was a You spent a half-dozen years in one of the most popular bands in the world -- but that…

  8. Ask Billboard

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Rihanna, Grace Jones and Sheryl Crow. S.O.S. - WHERE'S THE (i)TUNES? Hi Keith, What's the deal with Rihanna's "SOS?" It's doing pretty well on the Billboard Hot 100, but as of this writing it's not available for…

  9. Lee, Newsted, Clarke Search For 'Rock Star'

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke have formed a new band, Supernova, and will utilize the CBS reality show "Rock Sta Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and former…

  10. Blind Faith's Live Debut Heads To DVD

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Short-lived supergroup Blind Faith's live debut will be chronicled on the DVD "London Hyde Park 1969," due April 10 in Europe and the following month in North America via Sanctuary. Short-lived supergroup Blind Faith's live debut will be chronicled on the DVD "London…

  11. Billboard Bits: Allman Brothers, CMT Awards, Phoenix, Case

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Allman Brothers open annual NYC residency, CMT Awards add pre-show block party, French act Phoenix releases third album, Case plans two albums this year. The Allman Brothers Band kicked off its annual residency at New York's Beacon Theatre last night (March 9) with an epic set…

  12. Chart Beat

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ne-Yo, James Blunt, Mary J. Blige, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Sting and Jessi Colter are among those making noteworthy moves and news. RAPID TRANSIT: The turnover rate of No. 1 songs on The Billboard Hot 100 continues at an accelerated pace, the fastest in eight years. After just one week at the…

  13. Doherty Breezes Through Court Appearance

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty breezed through a review today (March 8) in London of his sentence for possessing hard drugs, despite twice failing drug tests last month. Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty breezed through a review today (March 8) in London of his sentence for possessing…

  14. 41st Academy of Country Music Awards - Final Nominees

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Final nominees for the 41st Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 23 in Las Vegas. Below are the final nominees for the 41st Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, in a ceremony airing live on CBS. ALBUM OF THE YEAR…

  15. Chart Beat Chat

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred chats with readers about favorite songs, originals vs. covers and more. ALL IN THE FAMILY Dear Fred, I have loved your column for years now, but [last week] was the first time that I got goose bumps from reading it. As you know, music can have an extremely powerful effect on people. But…

  16. Jeff Tweedy / Feb. 13, 2006 / Los Angeles (Henry Fonda Theatre)

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jeff Tweedy could have been a stand-up comic in a previous life. Four songs into his solo acoustic set Feb. 13 in Los Angeles, he finally addressed the quietly well-behaved, sold-out crowd that had ga Jeff Tweedy could have been a stand-up comic in a previous life. Four songs into his solo…

  17. Ask Billboard

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about INXS, Bilboard's singles charts and Madonna. IN EXCESS Hi Keith, INXS is my favorite band of all time and I was wondering, in light of the group's comeback, could you please provide album sales since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in…

  18. Alice In Chains Members Regroup For Tour

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST The surviving members of Alice In Chains are hitting the road this summer for the first time since frontman Layne Staley's death from a drug overdose in 2002. With Staley, Alice In Chains' last tour w The surviving members of Alice In Chains are hitting the road this summer for the…

  19. Monkeying Around

    February 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST In the space of a few months in 2005, the four 19-year-olds in Arctic Monkeys rose from being an unsigned outfit with a dedicated fan base to a U.K. singles chart-topper receiving widespread critical In the space of a few months in 2005, the four 19-year-olds in Arctic Monkeys rose from being…

  20. Latin Jazz Legend Barretto Dies

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Legendary percussionist and bandleader Ray Barretto, one of the leading figures of the Latin jazz movement that exploded in New York in the late 1940s, died Feb. 17 in Hackensack, N.J. He was 76. Legendary percussionist and bandleader Ray Barretto, one of the leading figures of the Latin jazz…

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