1. Matisyahu Parts Ways With Longtime Management

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Emerging Hasidic reggae star Matisyahu may sing about his beliefs. But he seems to have experienced a recent crisis of faith -- in JDub, his management company. Emerging Hasidic reggae star Matisyahu may sing about his beliefs. But he seems to have experienced a recent crisis of faith -- in…

  2. Morrissey: Smiths Turned Down Millions To Reunite

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pioneering U.K. modern rock band the Smiths have frequently turned down lucrative offers to reunite since their split in the late 1980s. The latest, to perform at the upcoming Coachella Valley Arts &a Pioneering U.K. modern rock band the Smiths have frequently turned down lucrative offers…

  3. New Cars Ready To Roll With Album, Tour

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Cars guitarist Elliot Easton and keyboardist Greg Hawkes have drafted Todd Rundgren to front a new version of the band, appropriately dubbed the New Cars. Confirming long-standing speculation , Cars guitarist Elliot Easton and keyboardist Greg Hawkes have drafted Todd Rundgren to front a new…

  4. Billboard Bits: Allman Brothers, CMT Awards, Phoenix, Case

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Allman Brothers open annual NYC residency, CMT Awards add pre-show block party, French act Phoenix releases third album, Case plans two albums this year. The Allman Brothers Band kicked off its annual residency at New York's Beacon Theatre last night (March 9) with an epic set…

  5. Dixie Chicks Get Personal On 'Long Way'

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Dixie Chicks will re-emerge late this spring with the most personal album of their career. Due May 23 via Open Wide/Columbia, "Taking the Long Way" opens with "Not Ready To Make Nice," which addre The Dixie Chicks will re-emerge late this spring with the most personal…

  6. Wicked Wisdom

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Actress Jada Pinkett-Smith Takes On A New Role As Singer Of A Metal Band She's best known for her roles in "The Nutty Professor," "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions," and as wife of rapper/actor Will Smith. But now Jada Pinkett Smith has taken…

  7. Pinback Dusts Off For Spring Tour

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST San Diego-based rock act Pinback will return to the road April 20 in Santa Barbara, Calif., for a month-long North American tour. San Diego-based rock act Pinback will return to the road April 20 in Santa Barbara, Calif., for a month-long North American tour. The group has been off the road…

  8. Chart Beat

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ne-Yo, James Blunt, Mary J. Blige, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Sting and Jessi Colter are among those making noteworthy moves and news. RAPID TRANSIT: The turnover rate of No. 1 songs on The Billboard Hot 100 continues at an accelerated pace, the fastest in eight years. After just one week at the…

  9. Billboard Bits: Woody Allen, Corinne Bailey Rae, Film School, Kennedy

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Woody Allen, Corinne Bailey Rae, Ray Kennedy Film legend Woody Allen and his New Orleans Jazz Band will open the fifth annual Rochester International Jazz festival in Rochester, N.Y., this summer. The June 9 concert at Eastman Theatre will benefit the New Orleans Musicians Hurricane…

  10. LL Cool J: 'I Do What Comes Natural, What I Love'

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST More than two decades into his career, this artist continues to diversify, but keeps his head in the game. Grow. That word pops up frequently in conversation with LL Cool J. Indeed, since the rapper became the first Def Jam artist to release a single some 20 years ago, it seems to have become…

  11. LL Cool J (continued)

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Page three of three-page LL Cool J feature. You have had your brushes with disses, and watched the feud between Nas and Jay-Z play out. How do you feel about these types of feuds in the hip-hop community? Peace is always better than war. Competition is fun in hip-hop, but you can be…

  12. 41st Academy of Country Music Awards - Final Nominees

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Final nominees for the 41st Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 23 in Las Vegas. Below are the final nominees for the 41st Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, in a ceremony airing live on CBS. ALBUM OF THE YEAR…

  13. Rock, Country Go Racing In South Dakota

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Aerosmith, Sammy Hagar, Big & Rich, Keith Urban, Steve Miller, Cheap Trick, Steppenwolf, Fabulous Thunderbirds, REO Speedwagon, 38 Special, Foghat, Georgia Satellites, Greg Rollie and Cross Canadi Aerosmith, Sammy Hagar, Big & Rich, Keith Urban, Steve Miller, Cheap Trick, Steppenwolf,…

  14. Busta Rhymes Sued For Assault

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rapper Busta Rhymes has been sued by a disgruntled fan who says the artist assaulted him after he asked for an autograph. Rapper Busta Rhymes has been sued by a disgruntled fan who says the artist assaulted him after he asked for an autograph. In a civil suit made public yesterday (March 1)…

  15. McGraw Unveils New Tracks For 2nd Hits Set

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST During a visit to Nashville radio station WSIX this morning (Feb. 28), Tim McGraw premiered a pair of new songs that will appear on the forthcoming compilation "Tim McGraw Reflected: Hits Vol. 2," due During a visit to a Nashville radio station this morning (Feb. 28), Tim McGraw…

  16. Billboard Bits: Richard Ashcroft, John Fahey, Sia

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Richard Ashcroft, John Fahey, Sia Former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft's third solo album, "Keys to the World," will see belated North American release March 21 via Virgin. The set has been out since last month in the United Kingdom, where it debuted at No. 2 on the…

  17. 'Words' Worth Hearing

    February 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST After landing at No. 1 as co-writer of Mario's 2004 smash "Let Me Love You," R&B singer/songwriter Ne-Yo is poised to hit the top of the charts as an artist After landing at No. 1 as co-writer of Mario's 2004 smash "Let Me Love You," R&B singer/songwriter…

  18. Morrissey Claims Investigation By U.S., U.K. Intelligence

    February 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Morrissey claims the United States and British intelligence officials have interviewed him after he criticized U.S. President George W. Bush, the war in Iraq and the British government in recent years Morrissey claims the United States and British intelligence officials have interviewed him…

  19. Diddy Finishing Album, Eyeing Tour

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST While he has great marquee value, Sean "Diddy" Combs does not have an extensive touring history. While he has great marquee value, Sean "Diddy" Combs does not have an extensive touring history. The artist is hoping to change that after signing with the William Morris…

  20. Bono, Geldof Among Nobel Peace Prize Nominees

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof were nominated for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize along with Indonesia's president, a former U.S. secretary of state and a Finnish peacemaker. Geldof was nominated for organ Rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof were nominated for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize along with…

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