1. Singer Aviance Recovering From NYC Attack

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A recording artist assaulted by youths yelling anti-gay slurs in New York's East Village left the hospital yesterday (June 12), his leg in a brace and his jaw wired shut because of the injuries he had A recording artist assaulted by youths yelling anti-gay slurs in New York's East…

  2. 24OnTV

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 12-18, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 12 "Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Lil' J. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s): Gnarls Barkley (also featured: Keanu Reeves, Joey Lauren Adams). "…

  3. Ask Billboard

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Kevin Federline, Madonna and "Rock Star: INXS." K-FED'S FIRE Hey Keith! I have a question regarding Kevin Federline. A few months ago, he released his debut single, "Popozao." Universally panned and ridiculed (by people like…

  4. Singer Kevin Aviance Attacked In New York

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Four youths were charged with a hate crime assault on gay singer Kevin Aviance, who was attacked as he left a Manhattan gay bar, police said yesterday (June 11). Four youths were charged with a hate crime assault on gay singer Kevin Aviance, who was attacked as he left a Manhattan gay bar,…

  5. This Day in Music

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>The Oak Ridge Boys receive the Silver Buffalo Award from the Boy Scouts of America in Boston. The awards recognizes distinguished service to youth.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - U2 frontman Bono tries to persuade European…

  6. Elefant

    May 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "[I] think how much the neighborhood has changed in two weeks," says bassist Jeff James. We finished Ann Arbor and headed for the border. We arrived about 5:30 AM and I had just fallen asleep. For whatever reason we were held in customs for about two hours so when I woke up in…

  7. Ludacris, Kanye West Deny Infringing Song

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West gave a lesson in hip-hop to a federal judge Thursday (May 25) as he testified at a copyright infringement trial that a 2003 tune he worked on was nothing like a not-so-successful New Jersey Kanye West gave a lesson in hip-hop to a federal judge Thursday (May 25) as he testified at…

  8. Ask Billboard

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Mandy Moore, the Dixie Chicks, Rihanna and artists who just keep pumping out records. MISSING MANDY LIKE CANDY Hey Keith, I really enjoy your column and I was wondering if you could tell me what's going on with Mandy Moore's music career? Is…

  9. Legacy Preps Expansive Byrds Box

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT One of the most influential American-spawned bands will be celebrated with the five-disc box set, "The Byrds: There is a Season." One of the most influential American-spawned bands will be celebrated with the five-disc box set, "The Byrds: There is a Season." Due Aug. 29…

  10. Two Peppers And A Pea Join Farrell Album

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Former Jane's Addiction/Porno For Pyros frontman Perry Farrell is finishing up work on the debut album from his new group, Satellite Party, which also features ex-Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt. A Former Jane's Addiction/Porno For Pyros frontman Perry Farrell is finishing up…

  11. 20OnTV

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 15-21, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 15 “The Early Show,” CBS Featured artist(s): Harry Connick Jr. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): Kanye West, Stomp (also scheduled: Howie Mandel). “The View,” ABC Featured artist(s): Jewel (also scheduled: Jim…

  12. Stills Touring Solo Before CSNY Reunion

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT While fans are abuzz about the upcoming Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Freedom of Speech tour, Stephen Stills says he's very much looking forward to greeting them as a solo act on a brief tour this While fans are abuzz about the upcoming Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Freedom of…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Rihanna, Billboard's AC chart and Eurovision Song Contest with readers. SENDING OUT AN S.O.S. Dear Fred, Why is Rihanna's "SOS" only No. 34 on the Billboard Hot 100? It's No. 7 on the Pop 100 and No. 2 on the Pop 100 airplay chart. SOS! Please help me…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses palindromes, country radio and charts with readers. TEN ANIMALS I SLAM IN A NET Hello Fred, I loved the letter from the Chart Beat reader asking about palindromes (spelled the same forward and backward). Although I couldn't find many true palindromes beyond "SOS"…

  15. ON TV

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 17-23, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 17 “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): Jamie Foxx (also scheduled: Jeff Bridges). “My Music Mix,” Great American Country Featured artist(s): Sara Evans “VH1 News Presents: Blackmail,” VH1 Featured artist(s):…

  16. ON TV

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 3-9, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 3 “Good Morning America,” ABC Featured artist(s): The Pretenders (also scheduled: Lucy Liu, Stephen Lanzalotta). “Today,” NBC Featured artist(s): Pink (also scheduled: Antonio Banderas). “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated…

  17. This Day in Music

    April 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1997 - </b>Jolie Gabor, mother of Eva and Zsa Zsa dies at the age of 97.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Paul Atkinson, veteran record executive and guitarist for the Zombies, dies in his sleep after a long battle with cancer and…

  18. Billboard Bits: Cat Power, Priestess, Lidell, Federline

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Cat Power, Priestess, Lidell, Federline After scrapping her spring tour at the last minute due to an undisclosed medical reason, Cat Power is ready to get back on the road. The Chan Marshall-led act will return to duty April 27 in Tucson, Ariz., which will serve as a warm-up for an…

  19. 'King' T.I. Holds Court

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Despite a Grammy nomination, a hand in an Oscar win, a new album and film debut, this Atlanta rapper says he's only beginning to build his kingdom. Rapper T.I. is too busy getting his career hustle on to ponder where he expects to be in five years. "I couldn't have predicted…

  20. ON TV

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2006. MONDAY, MARCH 27 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Shakira, Wyclef Jean (also scheduled: Joy Philbin, Chris Kattan). "Martha," Syndicated Featured artist: Aretha Franklin (also scheduled: Dougray…

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