1. Chamillionaire Retains Top Spot On Hot 100

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Chamillionaire's "Ridin'" featuring Krayzie Bone maintains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week. Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" holds at No. 2 on the chart but reclaims the top spot on Chamillionaire's "Ridin'" featuring…

  2. The Cult / May 26, 2006 / Toronto (Molson Amphitheatre)

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With no new album or "greatest hits plus two new songs" collection to tour behind, it seems a bit odd that the Cult would see 2006 as the right time to return. With no new album or "greatest hits plus two new songs" collection to tour behind, it seems a bit odd that the…

  3. Billboard Bits: Morningwood, Rascal Flatts, the Pharcyde

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Morningwood will embark on its second headlining tour of the year this summer, beginning June 13 at the Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The band has tapped Rock Kills Kid to open for most of the Morningwood will embark on its second headlining tour of the year this summer, beginning June…

  4. This Day in Music

    May 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>The Rolling Stones launch the European leg of their Bridges to Babylon tour, performing in front of 80,000 enthusiastic fans in an open-air concert in Stuttgart, Germany.<br clear="none" 2005 - Oscar Brown Jr., singer, composer, lyricist, playwright and…

  5. This Day in Music

    May 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1994 - </b>A son, Miles Brockman, is born in Los Angeles to singer Lionel Richie and Diane Alexander. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Tracy Byrd takes part in a tribute to the late Dale Earnhardt at Lowes Motor Speedway in Charlotte,…

  6. Rapper Foxy Brown Trial Set For July

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Foxy Brown, accused of assaulting two nail salon workers in a fight over payment for a manicure, will go on trial in July, a judge said today (May 26). Rapper Foxy Brown, accused of assaulting two nail salon workers in a fight over payment for a manicure, will go on trial in July, a…

  7. Ludacris, Kanye West Deny Infringing Song

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West gave a lesson in hip-hop to a federal judge Thursday (May 25) as he testified at a copyright infringement trial that a 2003 tune he worked on was nothing like a not-so-successful New Jersey Kanye West gave a lesson in hip-hop to a federal judge Thursday (May 25) as he testified at…

  8. Montreux On The Record

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT From the beginning of the Montreux Jazz Festival four decades ago, festival founder Claude Nobs sought to record every artist who appeared on its stages. From the beginning of the Montreux Jazz Festival four decades ago, festival founder Claude Nobs sought to record every artist who appeared…

  9. Memories Of Montreux

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the Montreux Jazz Festival marks its 40th anniversary June 30-July 15, Billboard asked musicians and executives for their memories of Montreux and its illustrious founder, Claude Nobs. As the Montreux Jazz Festival marks its 40th anniversary June 30-July 15, Billboard asked musicians and…

  10. Clapton Rounds Up Fall U.S. Tour

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Eric Clapton will follow his sold-out European tour with a North American run this fall, beginning Sept. 16 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. As expected, Eric Clapton will follow his sold-out European tour with a North American run this fall, beginning Sept. 16 at the…

  11. Hicks Crowned Fifth Season "American Idol"

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With a yelp of "Soul Patrol!" silver-haired Southerner Taylor Hicks was crowned the fifth season winner of "American Idol" tonight (May 24). Competing with 22-year-old Katharine McPhee for the fifth c With a yelp of "Soul Patrol!" silver-haired Southerner Taylor…

  12. Billboard Bits: Idols Live, Copeland, Gabriel

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Idols Live tour adds dates, pioneering booking agent Ian Copeland dies, Peter Gabriel joins video company's advisory board. A total of 19 dates have been added to the American Idols Live! Tour, which will now kick off July 5 with the first of two shows in Manchester, N.H. The trek now…

  13. Latifah Finds 'Support' For HBO Telefilm

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Queen Latifah has signed on to star in HBO Films' "Life Support," a telefilm that centers on the HIV crisis in the black community. Queen Latifah has signed on to star in HBO Films' "Life Support," a telefilm that centers on the HIV crisis in the black community.…

  14. This Day in Music

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Buddy Guy is among the multiple winners at the W.C. Handy Awards, mounted by the Blues Foundation in Memphis. Guy wins for contemporary male artist of the year and blues instrumentalist 2003 - Singer/songwriter Liz Phair embarks on her first tour in several years…

  15. Billboard Bits: Pearl Jam, Eric Bachmann, Cursive

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam has unveiled its first music video since the 1998 clip for “Do the Evolution” in the form of “Life Wasted,” the first video directed by visual artist Fernando Apodaca. The clip is av Pearl Jam has unveiled its first music video since the 1998 clip for “Do the Evolution” in the form…

  16. 21OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 22-29, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley (also scheduled: Bruce Willis). "Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball," ABC Featured artist(s): John Legend, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight,…

  17. Billboard Bits: Breaking Benjamin, 'Radiodread,' Radio Birdman

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Breaking Benjamin, 'Radiodread' and Radio Birdman stories. Breaking Benjamin will release their third full-length effort, "Phobia," on Aug. 8 via Hollywood Records. The Pennsylvanian quartet tapped David Bendeth, who helmed their 2004 sophomore set "We Are Not Alone,…

  18. Dixie Chicks Set 'Accidents & Accusations' Tour

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The North American leg of the Dixie Chicks’ Accidents & Accusations tour will begin July 21 in Detroit, and will run through early November. Tickets for all of the dates will go on sale over the The North American leg of the Dixie Chicks’ Accidents & Accusations tour will begin July…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>The Backstreet Boys release their highly anticipated third album, "Millennium." The album goes on to become the best-selling album of the year.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Composer Graeme Revell is presented…

  20. Guests Join Alice In Chains At Free Show

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A reformed Alice In Chains played a free show in its Seattle hometown yesterday (May 16) with help from such local heroes as former Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil and Heart principal Ann Wilson. A reformed Alice In Chains played a free show in its Seattle hometown yesterday (May 16) with…

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