1. 'King' T.I. Holds Court

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Despite a Grammy nomination, a hand in an Oscar win, a new album and film debut, this Atlanta rapper says he's only beginning to build his kingdom. Rapper T.I. is too busy getting his career hustle on to ponder where he expects to be in five years. "I couldn't have predicted…

  2. 'King' Of Rap

    March 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST At the end of 2005, T.I. (born Clifford Harris) became a first-time best rap solo performance Grammy Award nominee for "U Don't Know Me." He also co-executive-produced the "Hustle & Flow" soundtra At the end of 2005, T.I. (born Clifford Harris) became a first-time…

  3. Chart Beat

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Van Morrison, Kris Kristofferson, David Gilmour, Pearl Jam, Daniel Powter, Bo Bice and the Dixie Chicks are among those making noteworthy moves and news. 'PAY' PER VAN : One of the most consistent hitmakers of the last four decades returns to The Billboard 200 with his 39th chart…

  4. Say Anything Eyes Early 2007 For New CD

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rock act Say Anything has begun writing material for its sophomore album, which frontman Max Bemis tells Billboard.com should be out by early 2007. Rock act Say Anything has begun writing material for its sophomore album, which frontman Max Bemis tells Billboard.com should be out by early…

  5. Say Anything

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST A year after a nervous breakdown derailed his band's debut album and headlining tour, Max Bemis is ready for a second chance. Max Bemis is feeling much better these days. The Say Anything frontman is excited to be back on tour with his band, finally. "It's great being back on…

  6. This Day in Music

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Tony McCarroll, the drummer fired by British rock band Oasis, settles his legal action against the group - but for far less than the millions legal experts had predicted. Tony McCarroll, 2003 - Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The…

  7. Billboard Bits: Lil Jon, Charlatans, Carnie Wilson

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Lil Jon, Charlatans, Carnie Wilson In a surprising move, hip-hop superstar Lil Jon has re-signed with TVT, with whom he has been feuding in recent months. His first solo album and fourth overall full-length, “Crunk Rock,” is scheduled for release later this year. It will be preceded…

  8. Latin Jazz Legend Barretto Dies

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Legendary percussionist and bandleader Ray Barretto, one of the leading figures of the Latin jazz movement that exploded in New York in the late 1940s, died Feb. 17 in Hackensack, N.J. He was 76. Legendary percussionist and bandleader Ray Barretto, one of the leading figures of the Latin jazz…

  9. Keys Craves 'Strange As Hell' Collaborations

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST "I definitely see the album being a little bit edgier," Keys tells Billboard.com. "I feel like it's going to have a lot of political elements to it as well and be a bit more guitar-driven. Amid new ventures in film and television, Alicia Keys is writing new material for…

  10. Roth: Van Halen Reunion 'Inevitable'

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Reuniting the original Van Halen lineup is just a matter of time, according to David Lee Roth, who began his career as a morning drive radio host in earnest this morning (Jan. 3). "I talked to the dru Reuniting the original Van Halen lineup is just a matter of time, according to David…

  11. P.O.D. Prepares To 'Testify' With New CD

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST P.O.D. has revealed the track list for its new, Glen Ballard-produced studio album, "Testify," due Jan. 24 via Atlantic. Beyond the top 20 Mainstream Rock chart single "Goodbye for Now," the set boast P.O.D. has revealed the track list for its new, Glen Ballard-produced…

  12. Bravery Looking For New Angles On New Songs

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST As its Stateside touring schedule winds down in support of its self-titled Island debut, the Bravery has begun giving audiences a sneak peak at the new songs "Angelina" and "Oh Glory," which could end As its Stateside touring schedule winds down in support of its self…

  13. Diamond To Blend New Songs Into Tour

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST With his new Rick Rubin-produced album, "12 Songs," due to hit stores Nov. 8 via Columbia, Neil Diamond plans to begin incorporating some of the material into his concert set lists. The artist will re With his new Rick Rubin-produced album, " 12 Songs ," due to hit stores…

  14. Kozelek In A Modest Mood On New Album

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Having already released an album and an EP worth of Bon Scott-era AC/DC covers, Kozelek's latest muse is Modest Mouse, which exploded into the mainstream in 2004 after reigning for several years as on When Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon leader Mark Kozelek gets into a band, he really…

  15. Billy Joel: The Life & Times Of An Angry Young Man (continued)

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT part five Billy and Christie effectively announced their relationship with the release of the second single from the album, "Uptown Girl." "'Uptown Girl' is a joke song," Billy says. "It's a tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons ... It's a…

  16. Paul McCartney / Oct. 1, 2005 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney slayed critics as well as box offices around the world on his 2002 tour, his first major outing in nearly a decade. Those shows found him dusting off Beatles songs he'd never performed Paul McCartney slayed critics as well as box offices around the world on his 2002 tour,…

  17. Mike Peters

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Frontman of the Alarm on the road with fellow 'survivors' from the Stray Cats, the Damned and Spear Of Destiny in the United States and England. Thursday 22nd September-California I'm driving back from the House of Blues in Anaheim. What a night. It was the opening show of the…

  18. Austin City Limits Festival / Sept. 23-25, 2005 / Austin, Texas (Zilker Park)

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The story at the fourth annual Austin City Limits Music Festival ended up being not the spectacular headlining set by Coldplay, the debut of some frenzied new Franz Ferdinand material or the reputatio The story at the fourth annual Austin City Limits Music Festival ended up being not the…

  19. Oasis / Sept. 12, 2005 / Los Angeles (Hollywood

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Oasis / Sept. 12, 2005 / Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl) An Oasis performance in the year 2005 is like having sex or eating pizza. Even when it's bad, it's still pretty good. Gone is the heyday of the group's lean and muscular swagger that launched it into stardom more than 10…

  20. Billboard Bits: First Act, Supergrass, 'Goal!'

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on First Act, Supergrass, 'Goal!' Boston's First Act Guitar Studio in Boston will celebrate its first store's grand opening next week with a weeklong series of free in-store concerts and some special private shows. According to its > official Web site , Ben Lee,…

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