1. Ask Billboard

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about the 'Grease' Soundtrack, Whitney Houston and Crossfade. 'GREASE' IS THE WORD Keith, As the manager of Billboard's Pop Catalog and Soundtracks charts, you must certainly be aware of how well the "Grease" soundtrack…

  2. Rhino Preps Larson Tribute Concert Set

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rhino has set a Feb. 14 release date for "Lotta Love Concert," a tribute to late vocalist Nicolette Larson staged Feb. 21-22, 1998, at the Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic Auditorium. Rhino has set a Feb. 14 release date for "Lotta Love Concert," a tribute to late vocalist…

  3. This Day In Music

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST - Composer/band leader/pianist and lounge-music icon Juan Garcia Esquivel dies in Jiutepec, Mexico, following a stroke. He is 83. 2004 - Britney Spears, 22, gets married in Las Vegas to childhood sweetheart Jason Allan Alexander from Kentwood, Louisiana. The lovebirds are hitched at 5 AM…

  4. Guitar Fest To Salute Springsteen's 'Nebraska'

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen's celebrated 1982 album, "Nebraska," will be performed in its entirety by a host of notable artists next month as part of the New York Guitar Festival. Bruce Springsteen's celebrated 1982 album, "Nebraska," will be performed in its entirety by a…

  5. Juliet

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Desperate times call for desperate measures. September 25 Let me write about last night: Philadelphia We pulled up to the World Café and there was already a band on. I went to the dressing room that we had used 2 weeks ago to lay down. It was full of guys who were in the 3 bands on before us.…

  6. Juliet

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Television is addictive, venting is theraputic. September 18 3:18 pm There is a tom cruise movie on now. Come on Jim, you can’t be serious about watching this. I can’t avoid the tv situation because wireless internet only works in the living room. Tom is young and she is hot And the music wow…

  7. Juliet

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The perils of touring are many and include tables and chairs. September 11 I woke up this morning in Philadelphia. Four years later… God Bless us all. Last night was a trip. It’s midnight and I’m back in NY I spent the day with friends… in another life. Right, the show… None of us knew what…

  8. Fagen Faces The Future On Third Solo Album

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST As usual, the album is highlighted by the unique blend of Fagen's imaginative storytelling and the groove-oriented, backing vocal-laden pop for which Steely Dan is renowned. Steely Dan principal Donald Fagen finds love in an airport security line, mulls the ramifications of a ghostly…

  9. Juliet

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST A September residency begins and brings stress, exhilaration and more. September 4 4 am Oh no! A car will be here in 3 hours & I haven’t packed I haven’t packed I haven’t packed one thing. Dream dream dream until the twenty second hour… It’s not the end of the world for today’s debauchery…

  10. Ask Billboard

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Britney Spears, Charlotte Church and Kiss' Paul Stanley. REMIXED AND UNHEARD Keith, Supposedly Britney Spears' remix set, "B in the Mix," was released as an "underground" album -- basically, with little to no promotion.…

  11. On The Dark Side

    November 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dan Hawkins, guitarist for U.K. band the Darkness, is blunt about his group's career. "Half the people absolutely cannot bear us and think we're a joke, and the other half absolutely love us and think Dan Hawkins, guitarist for U.K. band the Darkness, is blunt about his group&…

  12. Billboard Bits: Muppets, LeAnn Rimes, New York Guitar Festival

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Martina McBride Joins "Muppet Christmas Carol" soundtrack, LeAnn Rimes plans free New York show and the New York Guitar Festival readies for its sixth year. Martina McBride's version of "When Love Is Gone" is a new addition to "The Muppet Christmas Carol"…

  13. Shades Of Darkness

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Polarizing over-the-top classic rock-influenced U.K. act returns for another round. Dan Hawkins, guitarist for U.K. band the Darkness, is blunt about his group's career. "Half the people absolutely cannot bear us and think we're a joke, and the other half absolutely love us and…

  14. Singer/Songwriter Chris Whitley Dies

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Chris Whitley died Sunday (Nov. 20) in Houston at the age of 45 after battling lung cancer. The veteran Texas-reared artist recorded for Columbia, ATO and, most recently, Messenger R Singer/songwriter Chris Whitley died Sunday (Nov. 20) in Houston at the age of 45 after…

  15. Billboard Bits: Chris Whitley, Billy Joel, Tool

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Chris Whitley, Billy Joel, Tool Singer/songwriter Chris Whitley has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Whitley's brother Dan reported on the artist's official message board that the disease in its late stages and that Whitley is currently in home hospice care. The…

  16. Bayside Drummer Killed In Auto Accident

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST John "Beatz" Holohan, drummer for Victory Records outfit Bayside, died yesterday morning (Oct. 31) after an auto accident in Cheyenne, WY. He was 31. John "Beatz" Holohan, drummer for Victory Records outfit Bayside, died yesterday morning (Oct. 31) after an auto accident…

  17. Tweedy Tackling Loose Fur, Golden Smog CDs

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST In between touring and making a new record with Wilco, frontman Jeff Tweedy is returning to two prior side projects. In between touring and making a new record with Wilco, frontman Jeff Tweedy is returning to two prior side projects. First up is Loose Fur, his trio with producer/artist Jim O&…

  18. Cherryholmes Takes Top Bluegrass Honor

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cherryholmes was named entertainer of the year at the 16th Annual International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, held last night (Oct. 27) at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Cherryholmes was named entertainer of the year at the 16th Annual International Bluegrass Music Association…

  19. Becoming A Kid All Over Again

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Discovering the joy of a new era of kids music. I absolutely love music. I'm sure that seems like a no-brainer, but it's the main reason I and so many others ended up here at Billboard. Sure, various business-related talents scored these jobs. But it is music that started all of us…

  20. Dream Boogie: The Triumph Of Sam Cooke

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT part three They saw their father as a stern but fair man, but their mother was someone they could tell their secrets to. She treated their friends with the same kind of gentle consideration that she showed all of them, never reluctant to add another place to the table or take a mattress and…

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