1. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Get the scoop on new albums from modern rock acts Yellowcard and P.O.D., a Southern soul-infused effort from indie chanteuse Cat Power, a potential American hit for overseas "popera" act Il Divo and m The first solo album from Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard since the band&…

  2. This Day in Music

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1995 - </b>Courtney Love appears in Australian court on charges of abusing a flight attendant. The singer admits to responding with an obscenity when a Quantas flight attendant told her to take her 1999 - Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz Library,…

  3. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Lynn Odrick sues Anthony "Ant" Banks for allegedly punching her, damaging her vision and breaking her nose with a pool cue on November 25. Banks is one of the West Coast's most prolific 2005 - Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" (RCA)…

  4. Upcoming book releases

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Upcoming book releases January Here Comes The Sun: The Spiritual Journey Of George Harrison Joshua M. Greene (Wiley) Her Mother's Daughter: A Memoir of the Mother I Never Knew and of My Daughter, Courtney Love Linda Carroll (Doubleday) The Story Of Gwen Stefani Amy H. Blankstein (Omnibus…

  5. This Day In Music

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST - Composer/band leader/pianist and lounge-music icon Juan Garcia Esquivel dies in Jiutepec, Mexico, following a stroke. He is 83. 2004 - Britney Spears, 22, gets married in Las Vegas to childhood sweetheart Jason Allan Alexander from Kentwood, Louisiana. The lovebirds are hitched at 5 AM…

  6. On TV

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 2-8, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 2 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Willie Nelson. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Ginuwine (also scheduled: Tea Leoni, Enrique Murciano). "Inked: Rockers & Ribbons," A&E…

  7. This Day In Music

    January 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST - Bee Gees members Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb are among those named by the Queen to the New Year Honours list. The Gibb brothers each receive a CBE (Commander of the British Empire). 2002 - No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin…

  8. Ringin' In The New Year

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST At best, New Year's Eve is not only a time to celebrate another year passing, but also a time to see great music. New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas will be hosting the biggest names in pop and rock, At best, New Year's Eve is not only a time to celebrate another year passing, but…

  9. Boy George Court Hearing Postponed

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST A Manhattan judge has adjourned a court appearance by Boy George on narcotics charges until next year. A Manhattan judge has adjourned a court appearance by Boy George on narcotics charges until next year. The singer was said to be in England. Criminal Court Judge Patricia Nunez granted the…

  10. Solo Projects Won't Mean End Of Rilo Kiley

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Solo efforts will not force the group to go on hiatus. In fact, the pair hopes to have a new Rilo Kiley album finished by next year. Both principal members of Rilo Kiley will release albums from their side projects on Jan. 24 (Blake Sennett with the Elected's Sub Pop set "Sun, Sun,…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Jay-Z becomes the first hip-hop artist ever to release an album from the "MTV Unplugged" series when roc-A-Fella/Def Jam issues "Jay-Z Unplugged."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - The Pixies wrap their…

  12. Billboard Bits: Jenny Lewis, Elefant, Tom Petty

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Jenny Lewis, Elefant, Tom Petty Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis will play her first solo shows in early February. So far, three dates are confirmed for Los Angeles (Feb. 2, Vista Theatre), San Francisco (Feb. 3, Swedish American Hall) and New York (Feb. 5, Angel Orensanz Foundation) and…

  13. Ask Billboard

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Mariah Carey, Natasha Bedingfield and Bananarama. MERRY MARIAH Hi Keith! I read your column weekly and I know that Mariah Carey and her record sales are almost a weekly question -- and this week is no exception. I noticed that her "Merry Christmas…

  14. Gilmour Gears Up For Solo Album, Tour

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour will begin his first solo tour in decades March 10 in Dortmund, Germany, in support of his upcoming solo album, "On an Island." Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour will begin his first solo tour in decades March 10 in Dortmund, Germany…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Kylie Minogue takes three awards and performs at the first Italian Dance Awards, held at the Alcatraz Club in Milan. She wins for best foreign dance artists, and her chart-topping track 2003 - MTV gives viewers a glimpse into the holiday season at the home of Ozzy…

  16. Jam Says New Janet Set Nearly Complete

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Producing/songwriting team Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are finishing up production on Janet Jackson's eight studio album. "It's a milestone year for us," Jam tells Billboard.com. "It'll be 20 years sinc Producing/songwriting team Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are…

  17. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Sting receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The former Police frontman's star (No. 2,168) is revealed in front of the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in a ceremony att 2004 - Damageplan/Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott is…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Garth Brooks is named country artist of the year at the 1998 Billboard Music Awards.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed Man," which finds the venerable…

  19. Billboard Bits: Taste Of Chaos, Sevendust, Matchbook Romance

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Taste Of Chaos tour compilation due, Sevendust's best culled, Matchbook Romance to headline SubCity tour. With the second Taste Of Chaos tour just around the corner, Warcon Enterprises is readying a two-disc compilation of unreleased tracks, rare outtakes and special songs from artists…

  20. OnTV

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 5-11, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artists: Clay Aiken, Tony Bennett, Tina Turner (also scheduled: Gisele Bundchen, Adam Rodriguez, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show,"…

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