1. Chart Beat

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Hicks and Chris Daughtry make their chart debuts plus news from Livingston Taylor/Carly Simon, Gnarls Barkley, Dixie Chicks and more! TAYLOR AND CHRIS: When last we checked, 18 "American Idol" contestants had charted in Billboard. Two weeks ago, that total jumped to 19 when…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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.…

  9. 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,…

  10. 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,…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Billboard Bits: Daniel Powter, ACM Awards, Antony & The Johnsons

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Daniel Powter plays 'Idol,' ACM Awards pay tribute to Buck Owens, Antony & The Johnsons keep busy. Singer/songwriter Daniel Powter will perform his hit single "Bad Day" on May 23's final "American Idol" performance show. The pairing is a natural one as…

  14. Legacy Preps Expansive Byrds Box

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT One of the most influential American-spawned bands will be celebrated with the five-disc box set, "The Byrds: There is a Season." One of the most influential American-spawned bands will be celebrated with the five-disc box set, "The Byrds: There is a Season." Due Aug. 29…

  15. Jamie, Mary, Missy, Busta Lead BET Nominations

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jamie Foxx leads the field with five nominations for the 2006 BET Awards. Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes are tied at four nominations each. Now in its sixth year, the ceremony will shif Jamie Foxx leads the field with five nominations for the 2006 BET Awards. Mary J. Blige,…

  16. Underoath

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT This trip "has honestly been some of the best dude time," according to keyboardist Chris Dudley. So we have been on tour for about a week and a half now with Poison The Well , As Cities Burn and Spitfire and it has honestly been some of the best dude time that we have had on tour…

  17. 20OnTV

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 15-21, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 15 “The Early Show,” CBS Featured artist(s): Harry Connick Jr. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): Kanye West, Stomp (also scheduled: Howie Mandel). “The View,” ABC Featured artist(s): Jewel (also scheduled: Jim…

  18. Marley Bass Player Loses Royalty Suit

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Aston "Familyman" Barrett, the bass player for Bob Marley and the Wailers, has lost a £60 million ($113.6 million) lawsuit over royalties and songwriting credits that pitted him against Island Aston "Familyman" Barrett, the bass player for Bob Marley and the Wailers, has…

  19. Chart Beat

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jewel's latest becomes her fifth studio set to reach the top 10, plus Nelly, Texas Lightning and the 'Idol' effect. 'WONDERLAND' BOOGIES: Lewis Carroll's novel "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" has served as inspiration for a number of songs. The…

  20. Wrong!

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Billboard.com readers got it wrong. Of 2,004 voters, 37% chose Chris Daughtry to win this season's "American Idol" in the same week the aspiring singer was voted off of the show. Billboard.com readers got it wrong. Of 2,004 voters, 37% chose Chris Daughtry to win this season&…

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