1. Stooges Confirm New Album Title, Release Date

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Stooges have christened their first studio album since 1973 "The Weirdness" and will release the set March 20 via Virgin. The set is presently being mastered at London's Abbey Road Studios. The Stooges have christened their first studio album since 1973 "The Weirdness…

  2. Lucinda Williams Looks 'West' On New Album

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Loss and loneliness are at the core of Lucinda Williams' eighth album, "West," slated to be released Feb. 13 via Lost Highway. The disc finds the critically acclaimed singer/songwriter coping with ano Loss and loneliness are at the core of Lucinda Williams' eighth album, …

  3. Taylor Hicks Covers Gaye, Robinson On Debut

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" season five champ Taylor Hicks will tackle songs written by Bryan Adams, Rob Thomas and Marvin Gaye on his upcoming self-titled debut. As previously reported, the 12-track set is due D "American Idol" season five champ Taylor Hicks will tackle songs written…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss chart-topping collaborations, Beyonce, clean song versions and more! LET'S WORK TOGETHER Hello Fred, With the ascent of "I Wanna Love You" by Akon featuring Snoop Dogg to the top of The Billboard Hot 100 last week, I believe we may have a new record…

  5. Ted Leo Keeps On 'Living' On Touch & Go Debut

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ted Leo + the Pharmacists will release their next album, "Living With the Living," March 20 as the first in a new deal with Touch & Go. Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty produced the 15-track set, whic Ted Leo + the Pharmacists will release their next album, "Living With the…

  6. Billboard Bits: Bamboozle, The Clientele, J.R. Rotem

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST My Chemical Romance and Linkin Park are the first bands confirmed for the 2007 Bamboozle festival at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, N.J. My Chemical Romance will headline the first My Chemical Romance and Linkin Park are the first bands confirmed for the 2007 Bamboozle…

  7. Billboard Bits: Dolores O'Riordan, Stacey Kent, Silkworm

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Former Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan has inked with Sanctuary for the release of her debut solo album, "Are You Listening?" The album is due May 8, with a single to precede it in late April Former Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan has inked with Sanctuary…

  8. Hinder, Eddie Money Heading 'Home' Together

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Upstart rockers Hinder will be giving new life to an Eddie Money hit -- and helping the veteran singer with a hoped-for comeback in 2007. The Oklahoma City quintet is planning to record a version of M Upstart rockers Hinder will be giving new life to an Eddie Money hit -- and helping the…

  9. Billboard Bits: UGK, 'Arthur And The Invisibles' & More

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Originally due Dec. 19 via Jive, rap duo UGK's long-awaited new album, "U.G.K. Underground Kingz," has been pushed back to Feb. 27. Originally due Dec. 19 via Jive, rap duo UGK's long-awaited new album, "U.G.K. Underground Kingz," has been pushed back to Feb. 27.…

  10. Snoop Dogg Arrested In California, Again

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Snoop Dogg was arrested yesterday (Nov. 28) in Burbank, Calif., for investigation of illegally possessing a handgun and drugs as he left NBC Studios after performing on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Snoop Dogg was arrested yesterday (Nov. 28) in Burbank, Calif., for investigation of…

  11. Billboard Bits: Chamillionaire, Jennifer Hudson, Aerogramme

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Houston rapper Chamillionaire will return March 27 with his sophomore album, "Ultimate Victory." Specific details have yet to be announced for the follow-up to 2005's "The Sound of Revenge," which has Houston rapper Chamillionaire will return March 27 with his…

  12. Rhino Resurrects Grateful Dead New Year's Gig

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST It's been nearly 30 years since the Grateful Dead performed a New Year's Eve concert at San Francisco's Cow Palace. It's been nearly 30 years since the Grateful Dead performed a New Year's Eve concert at San Francisco's Cow Palace. To commemorate the event, Rhino…

  13. Troy Gentry Pleads Guilty In Hunting Flap

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Troy Lee Gentry pleaded guilty today (Nov. 27) in Duluth, Minn., to a misdemeanor charge of falsely registering a captive bear as being killed in the wild. Troy Lee Gentry pleaded guilty today (Nov. 27) in Duluth, Minn., to a misdemeanor charge of falsely registering a captive bear as being…

  14. Worth The Wait

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST After years of bitter legal wrangling, the long-awaited second album from rap duo the Clipse, "Hell Hath No Fury," will finally arrive this week via Jive. After years of bitter legal wrangling, the long-awaited second album from rap duo the Clipse, "Hell Hath No Fury,"…

  15. Chart Beat Chat

    November 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss the "Now That's What I Call Music" series, album trilogies and more! THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS 'NOW' Hi Fred, I started collecting the top 10 of the top 200 Billboard albums back in 1981. I also started comparing the U.S. album charts to the…

  16. Stooges Sounding Like Themselves On Reunion Album

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Iggy Pop and the Stooges have just wrapped their first studio album since 1973. The as-yet-untitled disc is due in March via Virgin and was recorded with engineer Steve Albini at his Electrical Audio Iggy Pop and the Stooges have just wrapped their first studio album since 1973. The as-yet…

  17. 47OnTV

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 20-26, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 20 "Makes A Video|30 Seconds To Mars Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): 30 Seconds To Mars). "Making the Video," MTV Featured artist(s): Gwen Stefani.. "Charlie Rose," PBS Featured artist(s):…

  18. The Game Arrested For Impersonating Cop

    November 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rapper the Game was arrested this week in New York after telling a cab driver that he was an undercover police officer and persuading the driver to run a series of red lights, police said. Rapper the Game was arrested this week in New York after telling a cab driver that he was an undercover…

  19. The Billboard Q&A: Yusuf Islam

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST It's the comeback no one ever expected. November sees the return to the world stage of the artist known internationally as Cat Stevens, more than a quarter-century after his last commercial recording. It's the comeback no one ever expected. November sees the return to the world…

  20. MTV Targets Unsigned Bands With New Intiatives

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST MTV is expanding its programming geared at promoting little-known and unsigned acts. The network is rolling out two initiatives, one for rock- and rap-focused MTV2 and another for college music specia MTV is expanding its programming geared at promoting little-known and unsigned acts. The…

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