1. When The Shack Is Rockin', Do Come A Knockin'

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A new Legendary Shack Shakers fan prays at the altar of the band's awesome, shirtless psychobilly after a New York show. Dear Legendary Shack Shakers, Thank you for kicking my ass the other week. Your soundcheck was swift -- you took half the amount of time that someone like, say, Feist…

  2. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Lee Ann Womack sings the national anthem, and a massive fireworks display lights up the Nashville sky in opening ceremonies for Country Music Fan Fair 2001.<br clear="none"/><br clear="n 2005 - Chuck Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go,"…

  3. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>R&B singer Bobby Brown is sentenced to 75 days in a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., jail for probation violation stemming from a 1998 drunken driving sentence.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none 2001 - Georgia honors native son Travis Tritt by…

  4. Jay-Z Brings Life To 'Reasonable Doubt'

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z will take the stage June 25 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his 1996 debut, "Reasonable Doubt" (Roc-A-Fella/Priority), considered a classic hip-hop album. Jay-Z will take the stage June 25 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his 1996 debut, "Reasonable Doubt" …

  5. Blige Continuing 'Breakthrough' On Summer Tour

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With her 2005 Geffen album "The Breakthrough" continuing to fly off shelves, R&B superstar Mary J. Blige will hit the road in North America this summer in support of the project. With her 2005 Geffen album "The Breakthrough" continuing to fly off shelves, R&B…

  6. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>James Eugene "Rosy" McHargue, a prolific jazz clarinetist, saxophonist and singer, dies in Los Angeles. He is 97. McHargue played with the bands of Benny Goodman and Kay Kyser.<br clear= 2003 - Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day Festival…

  7. 23OnTV

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 5 - 11, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Katharine McPhee. "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Chris Brown (also scheduled: Sigourney Weaver). "The Essentials," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Gorillaz. …

  8. This Day in Music

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Carlos Berlanga, a pop singer and composer who was a leading figure in Madrid's cultural revival after the 1975 death of longtime dictator Gen. Francisco Franco, dies at the age of 42 af 2004 - Guitarist Robert Quine, one of punk rock's most daring soloists…

  9. Sleepy Brown's 'Margarita' Precedes Debut Album

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rapper and longtime OutKast associate Sleepy Brown will release his debut album, "Mr. Brown," Sept. 26 via OutKast member Big Boi's Purple Ribbon imprint through Virgin. Rapper and longtime OutKast associate Sleepy Brown will release his debut album, "Mr. Brown," Sept…

  10. Jurassic 5 Nabs DMB, Mos Def For New Album

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop outfit Jurassic 5 will release its first album in four years, "Feedback," July 25 via Interscope. The set is led by the single "Work It Out," which features the Dave Matthews Band, while "Wher Hip-hop outfit Jurassic 5 will release its first album in four…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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,…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  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. 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,…

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