1. Nick Lowe Not Quite Ready To Act His 'Age'

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "I'm sticking my head above the parapet right now because I have a record out, but usually I'm rather a retiring type," says Nick Lowe. Retiring, perhaps; but stylistically promiscuous nonetheless. Lo "I'm sticking my head above the parapet right now because I…

  2. Squirrel Nut Zippers Mulling Reunion Album

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The members of the reunited Squirrel Nut Zippers figure an album of new material is inevitable, if not imminent. The members of the reunited Squirrel Nut Zippers figure an album of new material is inevitable, if not imminent. "We couldn't have (reunited) unless it was creatively…

  3. 'Tiger' By The Tail

    June 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Last year, Ryan Adams got bored on tour, recorded approximately 11 albums' worth of material on his laptop and then posted it on his Web site. He rapped, yodeled, rocked out and even mocked detractors Last year, Ryan Adams got bored on tour, recorded approximately 11 albums' worth…

  4. Organizers Scrap Live Earth Istanbul Show

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Istanbul edition of the July 7 global Live Earth concerts has been cancelled. Organiers are now seeking a site to erect giant screens in the city to take TV feeds from the remaining eight shows ar The Istanbul edition of the July 7 global Live Earth concerts has been cancelled. Organizers…

  5. Playboy Jazz Fest Grooves With James, Kidjo, Botti

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singers Etta James and Angelique Kidjo, bassist Marcus Miller and trumpeter Chris Botti stood out as crowd-pleasers at the 29th annual Playboy Jazz Festival. Singers Etta James and Angelique Kidjo, bassist Marcus Miller and trumpeter Chris Botti stood out as crowd-pleasers at the 29th annual…

  6. The Academy Is...

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Imagine this: it was about 4 p.m. and I was going through a guitar DVD (I like to polish up on my guitar skills while on tour) when Tony says, "You can do that all night!! Show is canceled!!" We are in Charlotte today. It's 6 p.m. and I'm sitting in the dressing room. I…

  7. Billboard Bits: Diana Krall, Ani DiFranco

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Grammy award-winning jazz artist Diana Krall has set a Sept. 18 release date for her first career retrospective, "The Very Best of Diana Krall," which will be issued by Verve Records. Grammy award-winning jazz artist Diana Krall has set a Sept. 18 release date for her first career…

  8. Martin, Medeski Discuss Mago, MMW, Wood Bros.

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Crowds tonight (June 15) at the 2007 Bonnaroo Music Festival will be treated to a rare occurrence, as keyboardist John Medeski and drummer Billy Martin perform as Mago for only the second time ever. T Crowds tonight (June 15) at the 2007 Bonnaroo Music Festival will be treated to a rare…

  9. Chart Beat

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Porter Wagoner, American Idols, Paul McCartney and more! LONGEST POSSIBLE SPAN: He appeared on the very first country album chart, dated Jan. 11, 1964. And this week he returns to that same chart, after an absence of 24 years. Porter Wagoner, who will turn 80 in August, is back…

  10. Robinson Brothers Prep Live CD/DVD, Crowes Tour

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Black Crowes principals Chris and Rich Robinson will separately release a live album and DVD in the coming weeks as a precursor to the band's first new studio album in six years. Black Crowes principals Chris and Rich Robinson will separately release a live album and DVD in the coming…

  11. Rihanna's 'Umbrella' Reigns Again Atop Hot 100

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rihanna begins a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Umbrella," which is the chart's greatest gainer at radio. The Def Jam album from which it is drawn, "Good Girl Gone Bad," debuted ye Rihanna begins a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with …

  12. T-Pain Soars To No. 1 Ahead Of Rihanna, McCartney

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain's sophomore album "Epiphany" enters on top of The Billboard 200 in a week where six of the top 10 albums are new releases. With sales fueled by the MC's high-powered single "Buy U a Drank (Shaw T-Pain's sophomore album "Epiphany" enters on top of…

  13. This Day in Music

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Sonic Youth kicks off its summer tour by cramming onto the stage at New York's famed CBGB, hours after the release of its newest album, "Rather Ripped." 2006 - Sonic Youth kicks off its summer tour by cramming onto the stage at New York's famed CBGB, hours after the…

  14. Music On TV: June 11-17

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 11-17, 2007. MONDAY, June 11 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Sam Moore (also featured: Jessica McClure). "The View," ABC Featured Artist(s): Rihanna (also featured: Kim Coles; Seth Green). "Tavis Smiley," PBS Featured Artist(s):…

  15. Leak Building Buzz For New Chris Brown Album

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jive Records was none too thrilled when a new Chris Brown song, "Wall to Wall," leaked in May to New York radio station WQHT (Hot 97), more than four months before the artist's sophomore album, "Exclu Jive Records was none too thrilled when a new Chris Brown song, "…

  16. Chris Brown, Korn, Secondhand Serenade

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chris Brown explains what age means in his dating life, plus news from the Korn front on some scathing new songs and some exclusive video coverage of our friend Secondhand Serenade. Tell us what you Chris Brown explains what age means in his dating life, plus news from the Korn front on some…

  17. The Billboard Q&A: Chris Brown

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Billboard hip-hop correspondent Hilary Crosley talks with Chris Brown about his upcoming album, leaking his single Wall to Wall and what it's like to be barely legal. Billboard hip-hop correspondent Hilary Crosley talks with Chris Brown about his upcoming album, leaking his single Wall…

  18. Pet Shop Boys Explore 'Cubism' On Live DVD

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Pet Shop Boys' Nov. 14, 2006, show at Mexico City's Auditorio Nacional is chronicled on the live DVD "Cubism in Concert," due July 24 via Rhino. The 27-track show was directed by David Barnard (Go The Pet Shop Boys' Nov. 14, 2006, show at Mexico City's…

  19. 23OnTV

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 4-10, 2007. MONDAY, June 4 "Park City: Where Music Meets Film," WE Featured Artist(s): Marc Broussard, Joss Stone, Babyface, Shelby Lynne, Joan Osborne, Shawn ColvinJonny Lang, Daniel Powter, Keb' Mo', Monte Montgomery, Bird York, Stanley…

  20. Maroon 5, Rihanna Remain Atop U.K. Charts

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Maroon 5's "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" (Octone/A&M) started a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (June 3), as "Umbrella" (Def Jam/Universal) by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z snagged a th Maroon 5's "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" …

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