1. Beyoncé Begins Third Week At No. 1

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé's "Check on It" featuring Slim Thug holds tight at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week. The cut also leads the Pop 100 for a third week and remains No. 2 on the Hot Digital So Beyoncé's "Check on It" featuring Slim Thug holds tight at No. 1 on…

  2. Kid Rock / Feb. 3, 2006 / Detroit (Joe Louis Arena)

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST There ain't no party like a Dee-troit party -- at least that's what the natives like to claim. But there's certainly no party like a Kid Rock show in his hometown -- especially when the guest list has There ain't no party like a Dee-troit party -- at least that's what…

  3. Kid Rock Ropes In Live Favorites

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Concert versions of Kid Rock staples like "Cowboy," "Only God Knows Why," "Bawitdaba" and "Cocky" will be found on the upcoming album "Live Trucker," due Feb. 28 via Atlantic. Concert versions of Kid Rock staples like "Cowboy," "…

  4. John Corbett

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Actor takes a stab at the role of country music star. He's best known for playing such television characters as the quirky Chris in the Morning on "Northern Exposure" and Aidan on "Sex & the City," as well as the fish-out-of-water groom in "My Big Fat Greek…

  5. Led Zeppelin 1968-1980: The Story Of A Band And Their Music (continued)

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Led Zeppelin may have disbanded in 1980, but the band's legacy lives on. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham always insisted that the music they made, onstage or in the studio, w Plant has self-confessedly had a long fascination with what is often termed '…

  6. Gil Goldstein / Jan. 11, 2006 / New York (Blue Note)

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Melody and sonority were plentiful during pianist-accordionist Gil Goldstein's first set Jan. 11 at the Blue Note, the second of six nights at the popular Greenwich Village jazz club. Goldstein was jo What's the thread that runs through the music of Jaco Pastorius, Gil Evans and…

  7. Stars Salute James Taylor In L.A.

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST From Bruce Springsteen's mournful harmonica on "Millworker" to Sting's acoustic guitar on "Close Your Eyes," a generation of singer-songwriters influenced by James Taylor paid tribute to him last nigh From Bruce Springsteen's mournful harmonica on "…

  8. Harmer Shows Her Range

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST When she went into the studio to record her latest album, Sarah Hamer knew exactly what she wanted, and the project was recorded, mixed and mastered within a week. When Canadian singer/songwriter Sarah Harmer went into Toronto's Reaction Studio in July 2005 to record "I'm a…

  9. Goss, Homme Ready To Roll As 5:15ers

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Goss and Homme have worked alongside one another since the early '90s, when Goss produced several albums for Homme's pre-QOTSA band Kyuss. As tipped here last month, longtime pals Chris Goss and Josh Homme will make their live debut together later this month as the 5:15ers. The…

  10. Ask Billboard

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Blondie, Janet Jackson and Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. BLONDIE ON [RAREST] BLONDIE Hi Keith, As this year is Blondie's 30th anniversary, I was wondering if you knew what the group's rarest single would be? In 1984 Chrysalis Records in Canada…

  11. Marvin Gaye Biopic Moving Forward

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST After years spent by various producers trying to get a Marvin Gaye biopic off the ground, a film about the legendary singer finally has been greenlighted. After years spent by various producers trying to get a Marvin Gaye biopic off the ground, a film about the legendary singer finally has…

  12. Monkeys, B.I.G. Remain Atop U.K. Charts

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Britain's bestselling single and album are unchanged from last week, as Arctic Monkeys secure a second week at the top of the album chart with "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" (Domino). Britain's bestselling single and album are unchanged from last…

  13. Mountain High

    February 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST When Canadian singer/songwriter Sarah Harmer went into Toronto's Reaction Studio in July 2005 to record "I'm a Mountain," her first album in two years, she knew exactly what she wanted. When Canadian singer/songwriter Sarah Harmer went into Toronto's Reaction Studio…

  14. This Day in Music

    February 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Tim Kelly, guitarist for Slaughter, dies from injuries suffered in a collision on a remote highway in Arizona. Kelly, 34, is driving on State Route 96 when an 18-wheel tractor-trailer ja 2003 - Legendary Czech crooner Karel Gott announces that he would consider…

  15. This Day in Music

    February 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Internationally acclaimed dance and R&B music legend Gwen Guthrie dies of cancer in Orange, N.J. Guthrie, 49, is most famous for her 1986 hit, "Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent."< 2003 - Claude Pepper, aka Jack Mack of L.A. R&B…

  16. James Taylor Writing Material For New Album

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter James Taylor has begun work on his first studio album since 2002's "October Road," his final release for longtime label Columbia. Singer/songwriter James Taylor has begun work on his first studio album since 2002's "October Road," his final…

  17. R. Kelly Leads Soul Train Award Nominees

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST R. Kelly leads the list of nominees for the 20th annual Soul Train Music Awards, announced today (Feb. 2) by Tyrese and actress Vivica Fox at Spago restaurant in Beverly Hills, Calif. R. Kelly leads the list of nominees for the 20th annual Soul Train Music Awards, announced today (Feb. 2) by…

  18. Beyoncé Still No. 1, 'High School' Breaks Record

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé's "Check On It" featuring Slim Thug retains its No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week, but the star this week is the "High School Musical" soundtrack, which spawns several Beyoncé's "Check On It" featuring Slim Thug retains its…

  19. McCartney, Clarkson, Ciara Join Grammy Lineup

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST The performance lineup for the 48th annual Grammy Awards continues to swell. Following yesterday's (Feb. 1) confirmation of a show-opening Madonna/Gorillaz pairing, the Recording Academy has added Pau The performance lineup for the 48th annual Grammy Awards continues to swell. Following…

  20. Stipe Covers Arthur Song For Katrina Relief

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has recorded singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur's "In the Sun" for a digital EP, proceeds from which will benefit Mercy Corps' efforts to rebuild New Orleans neighborhoods d R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has recorded singer/songwriter Joseph…

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