1. Ask Billboard

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Stevie Nicks, Steve Miller and internet CD pre-sales. NEXT NICKS? OK, Keith, I've got questions, I don't usually write, but I just can't seem to locate any information about her, and I've never seen you write about her... so, I…

  2. Stone's Throw Acts Get Animated On CD/DVD

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Madlib, Madvillain and late rapper/producer J Dilla are among the hip-hop artists featured on the collaborative CD/DVD set "Chrome Children," due Oct. 3 via Stones Throw/Adult Swim. Madlib, Madvillain and late rapper/producer J Dilla are among the hip-hop artists featured on the…

  3. Fluff And Fun: Adkins Defends Country Ditties

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In the mid-'90s, Joe Diffie earned the nickname "Ditty Diffie" thanks to a string of fun but lightweight hits that included "John Deere Green," "Pickup Man" and "Bigger Than the Beatles." In the mid-'90s, Joe Diffie earned the nickname "…

  4. Byrds Boxed Up On 'There Is A Season'

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary rock act the Byrds will be back in the spotlight this fall thanks to the four-CD/one-DVD boxed set "There Is a Season," due Sept. 26 via Columbia/Legacy. Legendary rock act the Byrds will be back in the spotlight this fall thanks to the four-CD/one-DVD boxed set "…

  5. A Deep Southern Journey

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT What do you call Southern music that's not soul our gospel, not country or blues or even crunk? Wayne Robins ponders that question while enjoying a steady dose of the Handsome Family, Johnny Dowd and I've been listening to a lot of southern music lately. But it's not country,…

  6. My Chemical Romance Gets Busy On New Album

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rock act My Chemical Romance is finishing up work on its next, as-yet-untitled album, due Oct. 24 via Reprise. The set is being recorded at Eldorado Studio in Los Angeles with veteran producer Rob Cav Rock act My Chemical Romance is finishing up work on its next, as-yet-untitled album, due…

  7. Top Acts Salute Harry Smith On Four-Disc Set

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The life and work of musicologist Harry Smith will be saluted by acts such as Elvis Costello, Beck, Wilco and Lou Reed on the four-disc boxed set "The Harry Smith Project: Anthology of American Folk M The life and work of musicologist Harry Smith will be saluted on the four-disc boxed…

  8. This Day in Music

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1978 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Miss You," The Rolling Stones. The song is the band's eighth No. 1 single.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1995 - Selling 331,000 copies, Selena's "Dreaming of You," her first…

  9. Billboard Bits: Robyn Hitchcock, John Anderson, Tapes 'N Tapes

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock gets an assist from R.E.M./Minus 5 principals Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey and Bill Rieflin on his new album, "Ole! Tarantula." Singer/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock gets an assist from R.E.M./Minus 5 principals Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey and Bill…

  10. This Day in Music

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Leon Wilkeson, bassist of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, dies in his sleep in his Jacksonville, Fla., home. He is 49. Wilkeson _ a member of the bluesy rock band since its early reco 2004 - Diana DeGarmo suffers a fall on stage in Grand Rapids, Mich., during the …

  11. Cornell Pens Theme Song For New Bond Film

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell will perform the main title song, "You Know My Name," for the upcoming James Bond film "Casino Royale." The track was co-written with Bond composer David Arnold. Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell will perform the main title song, "You…

  12. 30OnTV

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 24-30, 2006. MONDAY, JULY 24 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Miranda Lambert (also scheduled: Matt Dallas). "CMA Music Festival: Country Music's Biggest Party," ABC Featured Artist(s): Brooks & Dunn, Martina…

  13. Jet Puts A 'Shine' On Sophomore Album

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Australian rock act Jet will return Oct. 3 with its sophomore album, "Shine On." The Atlantic set will be preceded by the single "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is," which will be released Sept. 18 i Australian rock act Jet will return Oct. 3 with its sophomore album, …

  14. Yorke Vies With Monkeys For Mercury Prize

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Only eight days after its release, Radiohead frontman Thom Yoke's solo debut "The Eraser" (XL) was installed today (July 18) as the bookmakers' joint favorite for the 2006 Nationwide Mercury Prize alo Only eight days after its release, Radiohead frontman Thom Yoke's…

  15. Underground Garage

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Little Steven's Underground Garage column, produced exclusively for Billboard. The charts are a combination of airplay from the Underground Garage format and coolness. SORRY! Got carried away with the wild and wonderful Beatles show in Las Vegas last week so now we can catch up on things…

  16. Feeling 'Fine'

    July 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lost Highway this week brings forth "Another Fine Day," the first release in eight years from Golden Smog. The lauded supergroup features Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Soul Asylum's Dan Murphy, Big Star's Jody Lost Highway this week brings forth "Another Fine Day,"…

  17. Foxy Brown Trial Delayed Until Next Month

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Foxy Brown, charged with assaulting two nail salon workers in a fracas over the cost of a manicure, has had her trial delayed until next month. Rapper Foxy Brown, charged with assaulting two nail salon workers in a fracas over the cost of a manicure, has had her trial delayed until…

  18. Tapes 'N Tapes Touring Through The Fall

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Minneapolis buzz band Tapes 'N Tapes plans to spend the next several months on tour in support of its debut album, "The Loon," which was initially self-released but will see much wider distribution be Minneapolis buzz band Tapes 'N Tapes plans to spend the next several…

  19. Billboard Bits: Ricky Martin, Lady Sovereign, Squarepusher

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Ricky Martin, Lady Sovereign, Squarepusher Ricky Martin will tape an episode of "MTV Unplugged" next month in Miami. The show will air in November on MTV worldwide and will also be released as a CD/DVD package that month via Columbia. In addition to his usual band, Martin…

  20. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Babyface is honored by the state of Indiana, which renames a 25-mile stretch of federal highway (Interstate Route 65) as "Kenneth Babyface Edmonds Highway." In conjunction with the honor 2004 - A segment of Interstate 85 is declared "The Alan Jackson…

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