1. Korn Brokers Innovative Deal For Spring Tour

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Korn descended on Los Angeles' Hollywood Forever Cemetery today (Jan. 13) to reveal details of the spring tour in support of its new Virgin album, "See You on the Other Side." Korn descended on Los Angeles' Hollywood Forever Cemetery today (Jan. 13) to reveal details of…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses chart fans, 'bullets,' his love of Swedish music and a lot more with readers this week. IRAQ (SO FAR AWAY) Was there a watershed moment when the Billboard charts became a fan tool as well as an industry tool? I often read you patiently explain that the charts exist…

  3. DMX Inks With Sony Urban, Album Due This Summer

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Newly released from New York's Rikers Island prison after serving more than two months for a 2004 incident at New York's JFK Airport, rapper DMX has parted ways with longtime label Def Jam and signed Newly released from New York's Rikers Island prison after serving more than…

  4. Rick Moranis Channels His Inner 'Cowboy'

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Having phased out his Hollywood career a decade ago, actor Rick Moranis ("Ghostbusters," "Spaceballs") returns to his first love, music, on the album "The Agoraphobic Cowboy," which earned a Grammy no Anyone who came of age in the 1980s is well-versed in the…

  5. Ex-X-Ecutioner Mista Sinista Readies Debut CD

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Former X-ecutioners affiliate Mista Sinista is gearing up to release his debut solo effort, "Heartfelt," due in March. Former X-ecutioners affiliate Mista Sinista is gearing up to release his debut solo effort, "Heartfelt," due in March. The rapper hopes to nab guest spots…

  6. HOT CHIP, "Coming on Strong"

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Krautrock cool, sunny California-emulated harmonies and silky smooth breaks come together in the hands of Hot Chip, one of the most interesting acts to come out of England in 2005. Krautrock cool, sunny California-emulated harmonies and silky smooth breaks come together in the hands of Hot…

  7. REGIS PHILBIN, "The Regis Philbin Christmas Album"

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST For its intended market, this collection of juiceless standards (and one original) powered by Philbin's surprisingly ineffective voice and inflated by big-band producer Steve Tyrell, is inoffensive en Customers who purchase "The Regis Philbin Christmas Album" at one major…

  8. Solo Stars Dream On

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST A golden dream shines on for the three solo stars of Destiny's Child, with film and music plans on the horizon. A gold record. That was the one goal a young female group from Houston hoped to achieve after signing with Columbia Records in 1997. Not only did Destiny's Child realize…

  9. Billboard Bits: Santana, Hallyday, Obie Trice

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Santana, Hallyday, Obie Trice Santana is the first act confirmed to play the second Rock In Rio -- Lisbon festival, set for May 26-27 and June 2-4 at Bela Vista Park. The massive event was staged in Brazil in 1985, 1991 and 2001 and moved last year to Lisbon, where organizers say it…

  10. Weezer Preps Live DVD As Hiatus Begins

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Having completed its promotional obligations in support of its 2005 Geffen album, "Make Believe," Weezer has begun a hiatus of undetermined length. Having completed its promotional obligations in support of its 2005 Geffen album, "Make Believe," Weezer has begun a hiatus…

  11. Malin Suits Up With Adeline Records

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST New York singer/songwriter Jesse Malin has inked a deal to release his third solo album via Adeline Records. New York singer/songwriter Jesse Malin has inked a deal to release his third solo album via Adeline Records. There's neither a title nor rough release date for the disc, for which…

  12. Arctic Monkeys Debut To Hit U.S. In February

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.K. buzz band Arctic Monkeys will release their debut album, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not," Feb. 21 in North America via Domino. U.K. buzz band Arctic Monkeys will release their debut album, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not,…

  13. Conversations With Tom Petty

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Paul Zollo conducted a series of in-depth discussions with Tom Petty about his career, with special focus on his songwriting. The conversations are reprinted in this book -- the first authorized book CALIFORNIA So you went to California with the intention of getting a deal? tp: Yeah. We sent…

  14. Linkin Park Inks New Deal With Warner

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Linkin Park has settled its contract feud with Warner Music Group. The popular rock act inked a reported five-album, $15 million pact with Warner Bros. Records on Dec. 27, reversing an earlier demand Linkin Park has settled its contract feud with Warner Music Group. The popular rock act inked…

  15. Foxy Brown Admonished For Court Behavior

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper Foxy Brown was handcuffed, threatened with jail and made to apologize today (Dec. 23) in New York after she opened her mouth and stuck out her tongue in the direction of a judge who asked her t Rapper Foxy Brown was handcuffed, threatened with jail and made to apologize today (Dec. 23)…

  16. Howie Day Arrested At Boston Airport

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Howie Day was arrested yesterday (Dec. 22) at Boston's Logan International Airport for rowdy behavior on a Boston-bound flight after he became intoxicated from a mix of sleeping pill Singer/songwriter Howie Day was arrested yesterday (Dec. 22) at Boston's Logan…

  17. Brooke Hogan Busy With Debut Album

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Having made a name for herself as something other than wrestling legend Hulk Hogan's daughter on the VH1 reality show "Hogan Knows Best," budding pop star Brooke Hogan continues to work on her debut a Having made a name for herself as something other than wrestling legend Hulk…

  18. Juliet

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Desperate times call for desperate measures. September 25 Let me write about last night: Philadelphia We pulled up to the World Café and there was already a band on. I went to the dressing room that we had used 2 weeks ago to lay down. It was full of guys who were in the 3 bands on before us.…

  19. Billboard Bits: Velvet Underground, Sasha & Digweed, Germano

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Velvet Underground, Sasha & Digweed, Germano Rhino has set a Jan. 24 release for the DVD debut of the Velvet Underground's "Live MCMXCIII," which chronicled the legendary act's brief 1993 reunion tour. Previously only available on VHS, "Live" was…

  20. Jackson May Avoid Default On Song Catalog Loan

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lawyers for Michael Jackson and a key creditor are in talks to keep the pop star from defaulting on $200 million in loans secured by his prized stake in the Beatles' song catalog. Lawyers for Michael Jackson and a key creditor are in talks to keep the pop star from defaulting on $200…

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