1. Billboard Bits: Billy Ray Cyrus, Starsailor, Paolo Nutini

    June 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Billy Ray Cyrus, Starsailor, Paolo Nutini Country veteran Billy Ray Cyrus returns July 18 with his next New Door/UME album, "Wanna Be Your Joe." Among the tracks set for inclusion are "Country Music Has the Blues" featuring Loretta Lynn and George Jones, "I…

  2. Billboard Bits: Tegan & Sara, Golden Smog, Robbie Basho

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Tegan & Sara, Golden Smog, Robbie Basho As previously tipped here , Tegan & Sara have wrapped work on their first DVD, "It's Not Fun. Don't Do It!," due Aug. 8 via Vapor/Sanctuary. The footage is drawn from a performance at Toronto's Phoenix on the…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 'Long' Is The New Short

    May 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks re-emerge this week with the most personal album of their career. The Open Wide/Columbia set "Taking the Long Way" opens with "Not Ready To Make Nice," which addresses the controversy The Dixie Chicks re-emerge this week with the most personal album of…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Chart Beat

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jewel's latest becomes her fifth studio set to reach the top 10, plus Nelly, Texas Lightning and the 'Idol' effect. 'WONDERLAND' BOOGIES: Lewis Carroll's novel "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" has served as inspiration for a number of songs. The…

  12. This Day in Music

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Kenny Rogers receives a special Career Achievement Award from the Academy of Country Music during its 36th annual awards show, held at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles. The awar 2005 - In what is billed as the first "descriptive music video," the…

  13. Billboard Bits: MTV Movie Awards, Grant-Lee Phillips, Joseph Arthur

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV Movie Awards, Grant-Lee Phillips, Joseph Arthur Christina Aguilera and AFI are the first artists confirmed to perform at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards, to be taped June 3 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif. Aguilera will perform an as-yet-unannounced track from her next…

  14. Forster: Go-Betweens Have Made 'Final Album'

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Go-Betweens have broken up in the wake of Saturay's death of bassist and co-writer Grant McLennan. The Go-Betweens have broken up in the wake of Saturay's death of bassist and co-writer Grant McLennan. His long time writing partner, singer Robert Forster, who co-founded the band…

  15. This Day in Music

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Promise Ring lead singer Davey vonBolhlen undergoes emergency surgery to remove a benign brain tumor, necessitating the cancellation of the Milwaukee-based band's European tour.<br clear 2001 - Husband and wife team Vince Gill and Amy Grant help raise…

  16. Ronstadt Teams With Savoy For New Album

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran performer Linda Rondstadt has collaborated with Cajun music artist/scholar Ann Savoy on "Adieu False Heart," due July 25 from Vanguard Records. Veteran performer Linda Rondstadt has collaborated with Cajun music artist/scholar Ann Savoy on "Adieu False Heart," due…

  17. 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…

  18. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Country star LeAnn Rimes sues her father and former co-manager for allegedly funneling away millions of dollars from the company set up to manage her finances.<br clear="none"/><br clear 2002 - Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban…

  19. Billboard Bits: Hot 97, Christina Milian, Modest Mouse

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Hot 97, Christina Milian, Modest Mouse Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx, Busta Rhymes and Three 6 Mafia are among the hip-hop artists set to perform at the 13th annual Summer Jam concert, presented by New York radio station Hot 97 (WQHT). The event will take place June 4 at Giants Stadium in…

  20. 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…

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