1. Califone

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Califone may be new to the Billboard charts, but the group is hardly new to the game. Califone may be new to the Billboard charts, but the group is hardly new to the game. Formed from the ashes of Chicago cult rockers Red Red Meat, the quartet of players -- Ben Massarella, Tim Rutili, Brian…

  2. Jay-Z / Oct. 14, 2006 / Johannesburg (Coca-Cola Dome)

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In South Africa, it's not hard to impress an audience starved for global stars. Which is why the likes of Ja Rule can alight on a stage here, trundle out hits for the faithful for less than an hour an In South Africa, it's not hard to impress an audience starved for global stars.…

  3. Groban Springs To Life With New Album

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Artists like Dave Matthews, Herbie Hancock and Ladysmith Black Mambazo lend a hand on Josh Groban's upcoming album, "Awake," due Nov. 7 via Reprise. Artists like Dave Matthews, Herbie Hancock and Ladysmith Black Mambazo lend a hand on Josh Groban's upcoming album, "…

  4. Billboard Bits: Sting, Ali Lohan, 'Guitar Hero II'

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sting will play three intimate concerts next month in support of his new album, "Songs From the Labyrinth." Sting will play three intimate concerts next month in support of his new album, "Songs From the Labyrinth." As previously reported , the set is due Oct. 10 via…

  5. Billboard Bits: 'Broadway Meets Country,' Sigur Ros

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Country artists Lee Ann Womack, Josh Gracin, Raul Malo, Lorrie Morgan, Jamie O'Neal and SHeDAISY will join Broadway performers Dixie Carter, Laura Bell Bundy, Michael Cerveris, Brian D'Arcy James and Country artists Lee Ann Womack, Josh Gracin, Raul Malo, Lorrie Morgan, Jamie O'…

  6. This Day in Music

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Graeme "Shirley" Strachan, singer of '70s Australian glam band Skyhooks, dies in a helicopter crash. He is 49.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman…

  7. Reunited Smashing Pumpkins Hit The Studio

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT According to a short post on its Web site, the reunited Smashing Pumpkins are recording their first album in seven years with producer Roy Thomas Baker, who is best known for his work with Queen but r According to a short post on its Web site , the reunited Smashing Pumpkins are recording…

  8. This Day in Music

    July 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Simon "Mahlathini" Nkabinde, lead singer of South African group Mahlathini & the Mahotella Queens, dies in Vosloorus of complications from diabetes. He is 62.<br clear="none"/><br cl 2003 - The 20th annual MTV Video Music Awards begin…

  9. SMALL SINS, "Small Sins"

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT So did you hear that Matt Sharp was putting the Rentals back together? Too bad for him that one-man band Thomas D'Arcy has already recorded the best album the former Weezer bassist new wave unit never So did you hear that Matt Sharp was putting the Rentals back together? Too bad for him…

  10. Masta Killa Keeps Wu-Tang Close For New Projects

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "Everybody who has an album coming out, I'm there," Masta Killa tells Billboard.com. "The foundation of my music is family oriented so without my supporting cast it wouldn't be what it is." With his sophomore solo set, "Made in Brooklyn ," due for an…

  11. Masta Killa Surrounded By Wu-Tang On New Album

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Wu-Tang Clan member Masta Killa will on Aug. 8 issue his sophomore album, "Made in Brooklyn," via Nature Sounds. Wu-Tang Clan member Masta Killa will on Aug. 8 issue his sophomore album, "Made in Brooklyn," via Nature Sounds. The set features appearances from the entire Wu…

  12. Jay-Z Revives 'Reasonable Doubt' In NYC

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z celebrated the 10th anniversary of his first and most critically acclaimed album, "Reasonable Doubt," by performing the set in its entirety last night (June 25) at New York's Radio City Music Ha Jay-Z celebrated the 10th anniversary of his first and most critically…

  13. Billboard Bits: Portishead, Toby Lightman, Modest Mouse

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Portishead, Toby Lightman, Modest Mouse The glacial pace of Portishead's third album appears to be moving a bit quicker. Group member Geoff Barrow wrote last week on the group's Myspace.com page that its new tracks "are in a right mess but sounding like [an] album for…

  14. Appeals Court Upholds Glitter Conviction

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Disgraced British rocker Gary Glitter protested his innocence today (June 15) after an appeals court in Vietnam upheld his conviction and three-year prison sentence for molesting young girls at a seas Disgraced British rocker Gary Glitter protested his innocence today (June 15) after an…

  15. Decemberists Push The Envelope On 'Crane Wife'

    June 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Decemberists' upcoming album, "The Crane Wife," is thematically based on a tragic Japanese folk tale, but band leader Colin Meloy promises a fair dose of rock'n'roll, rape, murder and violence as The Decemberists' upcoming album, "The Crane Wife,"…

  16. Bogdanovich Rooted In Petty Documentary

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT You can hear the unmistakable introduction to Louis Armstrong's "West End Blues" playing in the background as Peter Bogdanovich discusses his latest project on the phone. You can hear the unmistakable introduction to Louis Armstrong's "West End Blues" playing in…

  17. Coachella Day Two: Madonna Makes It Quick, Gnarls Goes 'Crazy'

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Madonna made her festival debut last night (April 30) at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., performing six songs in front of one of the largest crowds ever to witness an Madonna made her festival debut last night (April 30) at the Coachella Valley Music &…

  18. Roth Says Farewell To Radio, Plays Party

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "It's official, today is my last day." That was the word from David Lee Roth seconds into his syndicated radio show this morning (April 21), ending the nearly four-month CBS Radio experiment known as "It's official, today is my last day." That was the word from…

  19. Pumpkins Reunion Is On, New Album In Works

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Billy Corgan-led group said it will begin recording this summer but has no release date in mind for the project. Confirming news first reported here in February, veteran modern rock act Smashing Pumpkins is writing material for its first new studio album since 2000. In a message on its…

  20. Buddy Guy, Bettye LaVette / March 24, 2006 / Toronto (Massey Hall)

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST A few years ago Buddy Guy supported B.B. King in Toronto on his annual "Blues Fest" summer trek of outdoor venues. Guy performed that night like a man on a mission, culminating in him sitting down som A few years ago Buddy Guy supported B.B. King in Toronto on his annual "Blues…

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