1. Ask Billboard

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Blondie, Janet Jackson and Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. BLONDIE ON [RAREST] BLONDIE Hi Keith, As this year is Blondie's 30th anniversary, I was wondering if you knew what the group's rarest single would be? In 1984 Chrysalis Records in Canada…

  2. Raconteurs Go 'Steady' With Debut Single

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Raconteurs, the band staffed by the White Stripes' Jack White, Brendan Benson and the Greenhornes' Patrick Keeler and Jack Lawrence, will release their debut single, "Steady, As She Goes" b/w "Sto The Raconteurs, the band staffed by the White Stripes' Jack…

  3. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST A modern-day tribute to the music of the legendary Sly & the Family Stone, a country album from actor Rick Moranis, the U.S. debut of Mylo and a new album from singer/songwriter Sarah Harmer are p The Jack Johson-helmed soundtrack to the animated film "Curious George" (Brushfire…

  4. Massive Attack Plots Best-Of, New Album, Tour

    February 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST While it progresses on its fifth studio album, influential British rock act Massive Attack has set an April 4 release for the retrospective "Collected." While it progresses on its fifth studio album, influential British rock act Massive Attack has set an April 4 release for the…

  5. This Day in Music

    February 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Internationally acclaimed dance and R&B music legend Gwen Guthrie dies of cancer in Orange, N.J. Guthrie, 49, is most famous for her 1986 hit, "Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent."< 2003 - Claude Pepper, aka Jack Mack of L.A. R&B…

  6. PEARLS & BRASS, "The Indian Tower"

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pearls & Brass are a three-piece rock unit from Allentown, Pa., a place not exactly known for stoner jams. They draw heavily from Sabbath and Zep, but are still able to make this heavy-duty rock f Pearls & Brass are a three-piece rock unit from Allentown, Pa., a place not exactly…

  7. DMC's Solo Debut Finally Ready For Release

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Run-D.M.C. principal DMC (Darryl McDaniels) will release his long-in-the-works solo debut, "Checks, Thugs and Rock'n'Roll," March 14 via RomenMpire. Run-D.M.C. principal DMC (Darryl McDaniels) will release his long-in-the-works solo debut, "Checks, Thugs and Rock'…

  8. Billboard Bits: Black Sabbath, Garcia, Brookville

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Black Sabbath, Jerry Garcia, Brookville Warner Bros./Rhino will celebrate Black Sabbath's induction into the Rock and Hall of Fame with "Greatest Hits 1970-1978," due March 14, the day after the ceremony. The 16-track set is drawn exclusively from the eight studio…

  9. Tunstall Scopes Out U.S.

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Have guitar, will travel" has been the motto of many an itinerant singer/songwriter, but it has rarely produced such dramatic dividends as in the international success of KT Tunstall. "Have guitar, will travel" has been the motto of many an itinerant singer/songwriter,…

  10. Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash / Feb. 2, 2006 / Detroit (State Theatre)

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST "I understand there's a big football game in town this weekend," Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robbie Takac told the crowd at the Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash last night (Feb. 2) at Detroit's State Theatre. Cr "I understand there's a big football game in town this weekend…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1993 - </b>Willie Nelson and the IRS settle their longstanding tax feud. The government will keep $3.6 million in assets it already seized and Nelson will pay $5.4 million of the $13.1 million bala 2004 - Internet leaks of the new Janet Jackson track "Just a Little While…

  14. Flipsyde

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST A unique mix of hip-hop, rock and Latin rhythms creates something new. With cultures, beliefs and musical styles constantly colliding, Flipsyde is a natural reflection of the world we live in. The band, which hails from California's Bay Area, uses a unique mix of hip-hop, rock and Latin…

  15. 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…

  16. 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,…

  17. Update: Tool Joins Depeche Mode As Coachella Headliner

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tool will join Depeche Mode as the headliners for the 2006 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which will be held April 29-30 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Tool performed at the first Tool will join Depeche Mode as the headliners for the 2006 Coachella Valley Music & Arts…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Me, You And Everyone We Know

    January 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pop/rock act Train returns this week with "For Me, It's You," its first new studio album in two-and-a-half years. The 13-track Columbia release was produced by longtime collaborator Brendan O'Brien an Pop/rock act Train returns this week with "For Me, It's You,…

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