1. Jay-Z Reveals World Tour Itinerary

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z has nailed down details for a seven-week tour to spread awareness of the world's water crisis. Jay-Z has nailed down details for a seven-week world tour to spread awareness of the world's water crisis. The trek will begin Sept. 9 in Krakow, Poland, and run through Oct. 28 in…

  2. Gabriel Has A 'Ball' With Long-Gestating Album

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's taken 15 years, but Peter Gabriel has finally completed the "Big Blue Ball" album, a multi-artist project that started during a series of sessions at his Real World studios in the early 1990s. It's taken 15 years, but Peter Gabriel has finally completed the "Big…

  3. This Day in Music

    June 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>R&B vocalist Jody Watley says she was told "by the powers that be" at Atlantic Records that although they intend to release her album "Flowers" outside of the U.S., the label will no 2005 - Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the…

  4. 'Message' In A Bottle

    June 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ending more than a decade of acrimony, surviving Replacements members Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson and Chris Mars reunited to record two new songs for the Rhino retrospective, "Don't You Know Who I Ending more than a decade of acrimony, surviving Replacements members Paul…

  5. Underworld Preps Downloads, 'Breaking' Soundtrack

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Underworld will on June 5 release the third and final installment of its Riverrun download series, dubbed "I'm a Big Sister, and I'm a Girl, and I'm a Princess, and This Is My Horse." Underworld will on June 5 release the third and final installment of its Riverrun…

  6. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray reunite for a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan in Austin, Texas, the late blues guitarist's hometown. All five played with 2003 - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist…

  7. Lemonheads Inks With Vagrant, New Album In Works

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Evan Dando and his band the Lemonheads have signed with Vagrant Records. The act's first new album in a decade is nearly complete and is being penciled in for a late September release. Evan Dando and his band the Lemonheads have signed with Vagrant Records. The act's first new album…

  8. Billboard Bits: Godsmack/Criss Angel, Tritt, World Party

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Godsmack/Criss Angel, Tritt, World Party Godsmack's Sully Erna and illusionist Criss Angel are working on a new trick. The two have taken the theme song from Angel's popular A&E series, "Mindfreak," and are reworking it for Angel's forthcoming Koch Records…

  9. Soul Asylum Readies First Album In Eight Years

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Soul Asylum will release its long-awaited new studio album this summer, the band's first in nearly eight years. Soul Asylum will release its long-awaited new studio album this summer, the band's first in nearly eight years. "The Silver Lining" will arrive July 11 via…

  10. Replacements Reunite For New Songs

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST As tipped yesterday (March 28) on Billboard's Jaded Insider blog, Replacements members Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson and Chris Mars have reunited to record two new songs for an upcoming retrospective As tipped yesterday (March 28) on Billboard's Jaded Insider blog, Replacements…

  11. Billboard Bits: Irma Thomas, Young MC, Music Now Festival

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Irma Thomas, Young MC, Music Now Festival R&B veteran Irma Thomas will release her first effort in six years this spring. "After the Rain" will be available April 25 via Rounder. Produced by Scott Billington, it is the New Orleans vocalist's first studio album since…

  12. An Irishman In Germany

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bono receives the German Media Prize. Irish-born U2 lead singer Bono shows his trophy after being awarded the German Media Prize Jan. 24 in Baden-Baden, southern Germany. At left is Media Control founder Karl-Heinz Koegel, at right applauding is Joschka Fischer, the former German Foreign…

  13. Kix Brooks Takes To The Airwaves

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Half of the superstar country duo Brooks & Dunn wade into unfamiliar waters with his new job as host of 'American Country Countdown.' While he acknowledges that his first and foremost job is that of "hillbilly singer," Kix Brooks of superstar country duo Brooks &…

  14. Underworld Cooking Up Downloads, Eno Collaboration

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Underworld is prepping the third installment in its recently launched Riverrun Project of downloads, which group member Karl Hyde tells Billboard.com "is probably a bit more chilled than the other two Veteran U.K. electronica act Underworld is prepping the third installment in its…

  15. Underworld Unleashing New Material Online

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST "The idea is to give us the chance to stretch out into areas we have only been able to touch on with traditional album releases," the group said. Pioneering electronica/dance act Underworld has begun selling new music via its official online store . Dubbed the Riverrun Project, the…

  16. Mike Peters

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Dead Men Walking tour continues, a new Alarm album is mastered and future plans are made. Thursday 13th October-Colchester Long drive down to Colchester today so I whiled away the hours watching 'No Direction Home', the Bob Dylan film put together by Martin Scorsese. What an…

  17. Soul Asylum Plans New Album, Shows

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Soul Asylum is nearing the release of its first new studio album in seven years, Billboard.com has learned. Soul Asylum is nearing the release of its first new studio album in seven years, Billboard.com has learned. The as-yet-untitled set is due in March via Columbia/Legacy and is the…

  18. Young Debuts 'Prairie Wind' In Nashville

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young debuted material from his panoramic "Prairie Wind" album to an appreciative audience last night (Aug. 18) at the first of two shows at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium. The set is due Neil Young debuted material from his panoramic "Prairie Wind" album…

  19. Emmylou To Join Neil In Nashville

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young will be joined at his upcoming stand at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium by Emmylou Harris, Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns, the Fisk University Jubilee Singers and Carl Gorodetsky and the N Neil Young will be joined at his upcoming stand at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium by…

  20. Immigration Drama Scotches Howe-Squire-White Tour

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The More Drama Tour, a North American outing combining the side projects of three longtime Yes principals, has been canceled due to immigration problems. The More Drama Tour, a North American outing combining the side projects of three longtime Yes principals, has been canceled due to…

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