1. The Billboard.com Q&A: Paul Weller

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Most people reach a point in their career where they just need a clean break, a chance to try something new and spread their wings. That's exactly where Paul Weller was in 1982, when he shut the door Most people reach a point in their career where they just need a clean break, a chance…

  2. Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rod Stewart has spent the past five or so years singing the Great American Songbook and, more recently, the "Great Rock Classics of Our Time." But in concert this year, he's reminding us that he's bee Rod Stewart has spent the past five or so years singing the Great…

  3. Decemberists Exploring New Ground On Spring Tour

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Indie rock titans the Decemberists are gearing up for a spring trek that will hit 1,500- to 3,000-capacity venues across the United States. Indie rock titans the Decemberists are gearing up for a spring trek that will hit 1,500- to 3,000-capacity venues across the United States. The outing…

  4. 05OnTV

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 22-28, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 22 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Natalie MacMaster (also scheduled: Natalie MacMaster, Jan Crawford Greenburg). "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet," FOX Featured artist(s): Daughtry. "…

  5. Walla Finishing Solo CD While Death Cab Idles

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST While Death Cab For Cutie takes a break for the majority of 2007, guitarist Chris Walla is diving back into work on his first solo album, "It's Unsustainable." While Death Cab For Cutie takes a break for the majority of 2007, guitarist Chris Walla is diving back into work on…

  6. Ask Billboard

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Christina Aguilera, Spears v. Federline, Ricky Martin and more! Dear readers: We're doubling up on 'Ask Billboard' this week. Our newest three questions are followed by last week's three questions (which were posted belatedly on Jan…

  7. Underground Garage

    January 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST You've heard who got into the Rock Hall this year: R.E.M., Patti Smith, the Ronettes, Van Halen and Grand Master Flash & the Furious Five. All good. All deserving. I was hoping it would be the Pat You've heard who got into the Rock Hall this year: R.E.M., Patti Smith, the…

  8. This Day in Music

    January 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson makes his Broadway debut joining the cast of "Chicago." The singer portrays slick lawyer Billy Flynn, replacing Billy Zane. 2003 - Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson makes his Broadway debut joining the cast of "Chicago."…

  9. Paisley Aiming For Next Level With 2007 Tour

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Brad Paisley has signed up Jack Ingram, "American Idol" finalist Kellie Pickler and young country star Taylor Swift as support acts for his Bonfires & Amplifiers Tour. Brad Paisley has signed up Jack Ingram, "American Idol" finalist Kellie Pickler and young country…

  10. The Billboard.com Q&A: Devo

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Synth-rock legends Devo don't perform all that often, but when they do, it is routinely in front of sold-out crowds full of devotees, many of whom are holding out hope that the band will one day unvei Synth-rock legends Devo don't perform all that often, but when they do, it is…

  11. This Day in Music

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker earns a new opponent, when the members of '80s heavy metal band Twisted Sister. Rocker, who had come under fire from virtually every segment of A 2000 - Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker earns a new opponent, when the…

  12. Of Montreal: The Band That Keeps On Giving

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST A limited-edition 12-inch, a limited-edition 7-inch, a mail-order-only five-song EP, a double LP with four bonus tracks and finally a CD-put this all together and you've got one heck of a package supp A limited-edition 12-inch, a limited-edition 7-inch, a mail-order-only five-song EP, a…

  13. 'Love' To Love You

    January 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Diana Ross' first new studio album in more than seven years, "I Love You," will arrive this week in the United States via Manhattan/EMI. The 15-track set is already available abroad; it will also be s Diana Ross' first new studio album in more than seven years, "I…

  14. V2 Restructured, White Stripes, Moby Become Free Agents

    January 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sheridan Square has basically shuttered its frontline V2 record business as part of restructuring to focus on its catalog releases and the future opportunities presented by digital distribution. Sheridan Square has basically shuttered its frontline V2 record business as part of restructuring…

  15. OTHER PEOPLE'S PROPERTY

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST A white hip-hop fan breaks down the many problems in an often-fraught relationship. A white hip-hop fan breaks down the many problems in an often-fraught relationship. Like so many before him, Tanz, a senior editor at Fortune Small Business, didn't think that being a sheltered white…

  16. YOU DON'T LOVE ME YET

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST A Jonathan Lethem novel about the rock scene is rather like a Norman Mailer novel about Jesus Christ. We kind of knew it would happen eventually. A Jonathan Lethem novel about the rock scene is rather like a Norman Mailer novel about Jesus Christ. We kind of knew it would happen eventually.…

  17. BLIND SINGER JOE'S BLUES

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Taylor (Lady of Spain, 1992, etc.) examines hard times in the early-20th-century South—and the music that resulted. Taylor (Lady of Spain, 1992, etc.) examines hard times in the early-20th-century South—and the music that resulted. The story isn't so much about Blind Singer Joe, a young…

  18. JAKE THE PHILHARMONIC DOG

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST An appealing dog named Jake learns all about the orchestra in this cheery story illustrated in crayon-bright colors using an oversized format. An appealing dog named Jake learns all about the orchestra in this cheery story illustrated in crayon-bright colors using an oversized format. When…

  19. STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST A young girl is magically transported to the legendary jazz ballroom. A young girl is magically transported to the legendary jazz ballroom. It's the day of Mindy's dance recital, and she's so nervous she can't eat her dinner. In the next room, her three lively aunts—Willa…

  20. THE PRODUCER

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sympathetic, admiring biography of the talent scout and record producer who helped propel into popularity such legendary performers as Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Sympathetic, admiring biography of the talent scout and record producer who helped propel into popularity…

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