1. Corgan, Chamberlin Revive Smashing Pumpkins

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST In the clearest sign yet that Billy Corgan is moving ahead with his plan to revive seminal alternative rock act Smashing Pumpkins, sources say the group has signed a new management deal with Jared Pau In the clearest sign yet that Billy Corgan is moving ahead with his plan to revive seminal…

  2. This Day in Music

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>James Louis "J.J." Johnson, the father of modern jazz trombone, dies at home in Indianapolis of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had been suffering from prostate cancer. He i 2004 - One of the most respected groups to emerge from the 1980s…

  3. R. Kelly Leads Soul Train Award Nominees

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST R. Kelly leads the list of nominees for the 20th annual Soul Train Music Awards, announced today (Feb. 2) by Tyrese and actress Vivica Fox at Spago restaurant in Beverly Hills, Calif. R. Kelly leads the list of nominees for the 20th annual Soul Train Music Awards, announced today (Feb. 2) by…

  4. Soaring With Kirk & Rebecca

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Kirk Franklin and Rebecca St. James sing during GMA nomination announcement. Kirk Franklin, left, sings with artist Rebecca St. James in Nashville at the Feb. 1 announcement of nominations for the 37th GMA Gospel Music Awards. Franklin and St. James will host the awards ceremony April 5 at…

  5. Beyoncé Still No. 1, 'High School' Breaks Record

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé's "Check On It" featuring Slim Thug retains its No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week, but the star this week is the "High School Musical" soundtrack, which spawns several Beyoncé's "Check On It" featuring Slim Thug retains its…

  6. Chart Beat

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST The rewriting of chart history by "High School Musical" is tackled in this week's column, as is news on John Corbett, Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, James Blunt and Natasha Bedingfield. 'FREE' THROW: Zac Efron and Vanessa Anne Hudgens are actors, so it's likely…

  7. McCartney, Clarkson, Ciara Join Grammy Lineup

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST The performance lineup for the 48th annual Grammy Awards continues to swell. Following yesterday's (Feb. 1) confirmation of a show-opening Madonna/Gorillaz pairing, the Recording Academy has added Pau The performance lineup for the 48th annual Grammy Awards continues to swell. Following…

  8. Stipe Covers Arthur Song For Katrina Relief

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has recorded singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur's "In the Sun" for a digital EP, proceeds from which will benefit Mercy Corps' efforts to rebuild New Orleans neighborhoods d R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has recorded singer/songwriter Joseph…

  9. Madonna, Gorillaz To Open Grammys

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST The 48th annual Grammy Awards will open with a bang, as international superstar Madonna will be paired with "virtual band" Gorillaz. The group will be present via 3D color animation in what the Record The 48th annual Grammy Awards will open with a bang, as international superstar…

  10. This Day in Music

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>LeAnn Rimes takes to the Web to directly address her fans about her ongoing legal wrangling and to apologize for the recently released album "I Need You," which she says she was "shocked 2005 - Rob Thomas' solo debut single, "Lonely No More,…

  11. Jazz Fest Stays Put In New Orleans

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will be held in its usual location at the city's Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28-30 and May 5-7, despite the ravages of Hurricane Katrina. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will be held in its usual location at the city's Fair…

  12. UNKLE Revs Up With Homme, Dalle, Astbury

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Lavelle's UNKLE project is progressing on its third studio album, which is presently being mixed in London and expected for a summer release via Global Underground. James Lavelle's UNKLE project is progressing on its third studio album, which is presently being mixed in London…

  13. Ask Billboard

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Cher, Paula Abdul and the AAA radio format. CHER-ING NEW SONGS? Hey Keith, Rumor has it that Diane Warren, who penned "If I Could Turn Back Time" for Cher, is writing new material for the latter's upcoming album. Do you have any news on…

  14. On TV

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2005. MONDAY, JAN. 30 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Leif Garrett (also scheduled: Mark DiCarlo, Garrett's mother Carolyn Stellar). "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Barry Manilow (also scheduled: Rosie…

  15. Arctic Monkeys Earn Fastest-Selling U.K. Debut

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Arctic Monkeys have achieved the fastest-selling debut album in British chart history, opening at No. 1 yesterday (Jan. 29) thanks to sales of 360,000 copies of "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What Arctic Monkeys have achieved the fastest-selling debut album in British chart…

  16. Beyoncé, Slim Thug Battle Their Way To No. 1

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé's "Check on It" featuring Slim Thug rises one rung to claim the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut ends the two-week run of Nelly's "Grillz" featuring Paul Wall and Al Beyoncé's "Check on It" featuring Slim Thug rises…

  17. Seminal Chuck Berry Film Heading To DVD

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Image Entertainment has secured DVD rights to "Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll," the seminal Chuck Berry movie masterminded by Keith Richards. Image Entertainment has secured DVD rights to "Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll," the seminal Chuck Berry movie…

  18. This Day in Music

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Blues drummer S.P. Leary dies at the age of 67 of complications from cancer. During his half-century-long career, the Texas-born musician supported such performers as T-Bone Walker, Mudd 2003 - U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles'…

  19. Vintage Springsteen Show Headed To CD

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's Nov. 18, 1975, show at London's Hammersmith Odeon will be released as a two-disc set Feb. 28 via Columbia. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's Nov. 18, 1975, show at London's Hammersmith Odeon will be released as a two-disc…

  20. Foxx Back On Top Of The Billboard 200

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST The game of musical chairs continues on The Billboard 200 with Mary J. Blige's "The Breakthrough" and Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" flip-flopping again. With sales of just over 97,200 copies in the Uni The game of musical chairs continues on The Billboard 200 with…

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