1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. This Day in Music

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>A fire damages R&B legend James Brown's office in Augusta, Ga. It turns out to be no accident, as, a week later investigators find a fire accelerant in several locations in the build 2005 - E.Y. "Yip" Harburg _ writer of such well known songs as …

  4. Orange And Black Back For Impulse Celebration

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For many, orange and black are the hues of jazz. Those were the distinctive colors on the spines of LPs issued by Impulse Records, the label that midwifed some of the most important new jazz of the 19 For many, orange and black are the hues of jazz. Those were the distinctive colors on the…

  5. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Carlos Rivolta, the Argentine-born bassist of Spanish band Dusminguet, is electrocuted during a concert in Guadalajara, Mexico.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Composer John Debney is honored with the Henry Mancini Award at…

  6. Billboard Bits: Jerry Lee Lewis, ACM Awards, Bee Gees

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Jerry Lee Lewis, ACM Awards, Bee Gees Originally expected in February 2005 via DreamWorks Nashville, a long-in-the-works, star-studded album from rock legend Jerry Lewis has shifted to Columbia. "Redemption" is due in September and features guest appearances from Eric…

  7. TV Writer Sues Lopez Over Series Idea

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A television writer has filed a lawsuit saying Jennifer Lopez and UPN stole his idea for a series based on his move from Brooklyn to Miami and involvement with the modeling and nightclub scenes. A television writer has filed a lawsuit saying Jennifer Lopez and UPN stole his idea for a series…

  8. This Day in Music

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Georgia rockers Third Day take top honors at the 32nd annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards, presented at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. The act wins five honors: rock recorded song, 2005 - Erika Jo Heriges, an 18-year-old high school senior, is named the…

  9. ON TV

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 24-30, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 24 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Bruce Springsteen. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Elton John (also scheduled: Kim Raver). "American Chopper: Billy Joel Bike,…

  10. CSNY Hitting The Road This Summer

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT An announcement is expected today (April 24) regarding this summer's Crosby Stills Nash & Young Freedom of Speech tour, Billboard.com has learned. The 35-date tour, promoted by The Next Adventure, An announcement is expected today (April 24) regarding this summer's Crosby Stills…

  11. Dio Unleashes Live Album, Makes Acting Debut

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT One of the most instantly recognizable voices in heavy metal, Ronnie James Dio, has issued a new concert album that focuses on one of his classic works, "Holy Diver: Live." One of the most instantly recognizable voices in heavy metal, Ronnie James Dio, has issued a new concert album…

  12. Snoop Dogg Gets Lit For First Novel

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg is crossing over to the literary world, Billboard.com sister site the Book Standard has learned exclusively. Hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg is crossing over to the literary world, Billboard.com sister site The Book Standard has learned exclusively. Snoop's first…

  13. This Day in Music

    April 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Husband and wife Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are the big winners at the 33rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards, nabbing four awards for their duet "It's Your Love," for single, song, 2000 - Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at the Grand Ole Opry.…

  14. Young's 'War' Marching Online First

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young's newly recorded protest album "Living With War," including a song calling for the impeachment of President Bush, will be posted for free Internet streaming next week. Starting April 28, fa Neil Young's newly recorded protest album "Living With War,"…

  15. 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"…

  16. Jammys Offer Eclectic Musical Mix

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT An eclectic mix of artists were on display last night (April 20) during the sixth annual Jammy Awards at New York's the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing combinations hit the st An eclectic mix of artists were on display last night (April 20) during the sixth…

  17. Rapper Proof Laid To Rest In Detroit

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Detroit rap star Proof was laid to rest today (April 19) with tears, wails of grief, a few laughs and, appropriate to any hip-hop gathering, some profanity. Among those in attendance were Eminem, 50 C Detroit rap star Proof was laid to rest today (April 19) with tears, wails of grief, a few…

  18. 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):…

  19. Young Urges Bush Impeachment On New Album

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rocker Neil Young has recorded a protest album featuring an anti-Iraq war track with "a holy vow to never kill again" and a song titled "Let's Impeach the President." Veteran rocker Neil Young has recorded a protest album featuring an anti-Iraq war track with …

  20. Underground Support Brings Dir En Grey To Forefront

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Japanese metal act sees U.S. breakout, mainstream interest. Before having released an album in America, Dir En Grey is causing a commotion here. In March, the Japanese band ignited frenzied response with its first three U.S. shows. Dir en grey made its stateside debut with a showcase…

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