1. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Marilyn Manson files a defamation countersuit against former Spin executive editor Craig Marks. Manson's action is in response to a multimillion-dollar suit Marks filed the month before 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of…

  2. Spears Itching For Stage Return

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears is looking forward to a return to performing. Britney Spears is looking forward to a return to performing. "This may sound weird, but I miss traveling," Spears tells People magazine. "I miss the road, seeing different places and being with the dancers and having…

  3. 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists, to be handed out April 27 in Miami during a ceremony that will air live on the Telemundo network. Below are the 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists (listed in alphabetical order by artist). The awards will be handed out April 27 in Miami…

  4. Martin's Brits Comment Perplexes Coldplay Fans

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST When accepting the best album prize at the Brit Awards last night (Feb. 15) in London, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin dropped a bomb. "Thank you. That's it," he said. "We won't see you for a very long When accepting the best album prize at the Brit Awards last night …

  5. This Day in Music

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Rap star Ol' Dirty Bastard is arrested in Hollywood for allegedly wearing body armor - a forbidden garment because of his previous arrests. ODB is initially pulled over for driving errat 2001 - Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested just before 3 a.m. after…

  6. Top Acts Perform At Olympic Medals Ceremonies

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Operatic tenor Andrea Bocelli and pop star Kelly Clarkson have already performed concerts following ceremonies awarding the day's medals at the Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy. Operatic tenor Andrea Bocelli and pop star Kelly Clarkson have already performed concerts following…

  7. Beyoncés 'Panther' Leads Weekend Box Office

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST "The Pink Panther" -- starring Steve Martin as well-known French Inspector Clouseau, Beyoncé Knowles and Kevin Kline -- took the top spot at the weekend box office. The Sony Pictures film, produc "The Pink Panther" -- starring Steve Martin as well-known French Inspector…

  8. Police Won't Press Charges In Spears Photo Flap

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Authorities were investigating an incident in which Britney Spears was photographed driving with her infant son on her lap but didn't intend to pursue charges against the pop diva, officials said. A L Authorities were investigating an incident in which Britney Spears was photographed…

  9. Gil Goldstein / Jan. 11, 2006 / New York (Blue Note)

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Melody and sonority were plentiful during pianist-accordionist Gil Goldstein's first set Jan. 11 at the Blue Note, the second of six nights at the popular Greenwich Village jazz club. Goldstein was jo What's the thread that runs through the music of Jaco Pastorius, Gil Evans and…

  10. Marvin Gaye Biopic Moving Forward

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST After years spent by various producers trying to get a Marvin Gaye biopic off the ground, a film about the legendary singer finally has been greenlighted. After years spent by various producers trying to get a Marvin Gaye biopic off the ground, a film about the legendary singer finally has…

  11. Cowell, NBC Tuning Up Vegas Show

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST The minds behind "American Idol" have landed a deal with NBC for a new variety talent competition series to launch in the summer, the network said yesterday (Feb. 2). The minds behind "American Idol" have landed a deal with NBC for a new variety talent competition series…

  12. Stipe Covers Arthur Song For Katrina Relief

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has recorded singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur's "In the Sun" for a digital EP, proceeds from which will benefit Mercy Corps' efforts to rebuild New Orleans neighborhoods d R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has recorded singer/songwriter Joseph…

  13. Bonnaroo Goes Rock With Radiohead, Petty, Beck

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Radiohead, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Elvis Costello & the Imposters, Beck, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Death Cab For Cutie and My Morning Jacket are among the acts lined up to play the fifth Radiohead, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Elvis Costello & the Imposters, Beck,…

  14. On TV

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2005. MONDAY, JAN. 30 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Leif Garrett (also scheduled: Mark DiCarlo, Garrett's mother Carolyn Stellar). "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Barry Manilow (also scheduled: Rosie…

  15. Beenie Man Readying 'Undisputed' New Set

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST A new Beenie Man single, "Hmm Hmm," is due to reach U.S. airwaves in late March. The track was produced by Tony Kelly (Sean Paul, Wayne Wonder) and will appear on the reggae artist's new album, "Undis A new Beenie Man single, "Hmm Hmm," is due to reach U.S.…

  16. Billboard Bits: Royksopp, Liza Minnelli, Wanee Festival

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Royksopp, Liza Minnelli, Wanee Festival Royksopp will on March 21 unveil a live EP, "Royksopp's Night Out," recorded last November in Oslo, near the duo's hometown of Tromso. The nine-track Astralwerks release is highlighted by a cover of Queens Of The Stone Age&…

  17. Pink Asserts Vitality On New Album

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pink will release her next album, "I'm Not Dead," April 4 via LaFace. The Dave Meyers-directed video for first single "Stupid Girl" will premiere Thursday (Jan. 26) on the MTV broadband network Overdr Pop vocalist Pink will release her next album, "I'm Not…

  18. Billboard Bits: Billy Joel, Mott The Hoople, Prince

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Billy Joel, Mott The Hoople, Prince Tickets for Billy Joel's record-setting 11th show at New York's Madison Square Garden go on sale tomorrow (Jan. 21) and his agent already is "cautiously optimistic" that a 12th show might be added. "We'll see what the…

  19. This Day in Music

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, on probation for a 1997 heroin case, is arrested and faces a hearing for failing to provide a urine sample to his live-in drug treatment cente 2003 - Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson makes his Broadway debut joining…

  20. Clarkson Won't Let 'Idol' Use Her Songs

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Singer Kelly Clarkson, who vaulted to fame as the first "American Idol" winner in 2002, is not letting any of her songs be used by new contestants on the show. Singer Kelly Clarkson, who vaulted to fame as the first "American Idol" winner in 2002, is not letting any of her…

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