1. This Day in Music

    November 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>British rock star Gary Glitter, born Paul Francis Gadd, 55, pleads guilty at Bristol Crown Court in England, to 54 counts of taking and possessing indecent photographs of underage childr 2005 - Adding another chapter to her 2005 comeback story, Mariah Carey walks…

  2. Eddie Van Halen Taps Teenage Son As New Bassist

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Eddie Van Halen has tapped his 15-year-old son, Wolfgang, as the replacement for Michael Anthony in Van Halen, a spokesperson confirms to Billboard.com. Father and son, along with Eddie's drummer brot Eddie Van Halen has tapped his 15-year-old son, Wolfgang, as the replacement for…

  3. All Politics is Funkalicious

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST I think that it was their detailed account of how the U.S. supported Saddam Hussein during the Iran-Iraq war -- told in the form of a butt-bumping block-party dance anthem -- that convinced me the Cou I think that it was their detailed account of how the U.S. supported Saddam Hussein during…

  4. Underground Garage

    November 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Glub glub, baby: We're traveling to the Deep South this week. And I mean deep, as the pride of Bikini Bottom spews forth our coolest song in the world this week, "Ridin' the Hook." Glub glub, baby: We're traveling to the Deep South this week. And I mean deep, as the…

  5. Guns N' Roses / Oct. 31, 2006 / Jacksonville, Fla. (Veterans Memorial Arena)

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Even on a sticky Halloween night in Florida, with much of the crowd in costume and spooky holiday decor swinging from the rafters, nothing could quite out-weird the main spectacle: watching 1/8th of G Even on a sticky Halloween night in Florida, with much of the crowd in costume and spooky…

  6. 44OnTV

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Oct. 30-Nov. 7, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 30 "Totally Awesome Concert," VH1 Classic Featured artist(s): Rick Springfield, Scandal, Patti Smyth. "Mavericks: Honky Tonk Heroes," The Biography Channel Featured artist(s): Johnny Cash, George Jones, Toby…

  7. Game Plan: A Star Rapper Steps Back Into The Ring

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hands wrapped in sparring tape, Campton, Calif., native the Game steps into the boxing ring for his Hurricane 2 shoe campaign shoot. But this battle is twofold. He's also poised to fight for his sopho Hands wrapped in sparring tape, Campton, Calif., native the Game steps into the boxing…

  8. Tapes 'N Tapes, Cold War Kids / Oct. 19, 2006 / Columbia, Mo. (Mojo's)

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It was hipster central inside the dark, dingy walls of Mojo's in Columbia, Mo., when indie buzz bands Cold War Kids and Tapes 'N Tapes rolled into town on Oct. 19. Unfortunately, as the show kicked of It was hipster central inside the dark, dingy walls of Mojo's in Columbia, Mo…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss "American Idol," the Pussycat Dolls and more! MARIO ON THE MOVE Fred, Love your column. I really enjoyed reading your piece about the Latin charts this week. Last week, the single "Gallery" by Mario Vazquez reached No. 40 on The Billboard Hot…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Henry "The Sunflower" Vestine, original guitarist for Canned Heat, is found dead in his hotel room in France. The cause of death is undetermined.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - A man identifying himself as Kid…

  11. Brickman Offers 'Escape' From Stress-Filled Life

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jim Brickman's 12th album, "Escape," which arrived Oct. 3 on SLG Records, is a signature project for the veteran composer/pianist, offering a musical sanctuary via relaxing, primarily instrumental tri Jim Brickman's 12th album, "Escape," which arrived Oct. 3 on…

  12. COBRA STARSHIP, "While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Streets"

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Although it gets off to a rocky start with Gabe Saporta's awkward warbling on the acoustic "Being From Jersey Means Never Having To Say You're Sorry," Cobra Starship overall conjures up a fun and char Although it gets off to a rocky start with Gabe Saporta's awkward…

  13. Gorillaz Go Ape With Book, EPs, DVD

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Cartoon band Gorillaz will have a busy autumn, as it plans to release a series of EPs, a book and a DVD. "Rise of the Ogres," the group's literary premiere, will be released Nov. 2 through Penguin Boo Cartoon band Gorillaz will have a busy autumn, as it plans to release a…

  14. Lady Sov, Pinback Go Covers Crazy On 'OC Mix 6'

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lady Sovereign, Pinback, Rogue Wave, Band Of Horses and Mates Of State are among the artists contributing exclusive covers to "OC Mix 6: Covering Our Tracks," due Dec. 5 via Warner Bros. Lady Sovereign, Pinback, Rogue Wave, Band Of Horses and Mates Of State are among the artists…

  15. Tex-Mex Singer Freddy Fender Dies At 69

    October 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Freddy Fender, the "Bebop Kid" of the Texas-Mexico border who later turned his twangy tenor into the smash country ballad "Before the Next Teardrop Falls," died yesterday. He was 69. Fender, who was d Freddy Fender, the "Bebop Kid" of the Texas-Mexico border who…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Puff Daddy plays his first-ever U.K. show at the official opening of the new London venue Sound Republic in Leicester Square. The invitation-only event is broadcast live by MTV U.K.<br c 2003 - The members of veteran independent rock act Dub Narcotic Sound System…

  17. Epic To Sign Menudo; MTV Plans Reality Show

    October 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In its heyday, Menudo caused stampedes, played stadiums around the world and sold millions of records. In its heyday, Menudo caused stampedes, played stadiums around the world and sold millions of records. In the process, the Puerto Rican boy band, whose alumni include Ricky Martin, became an…

  18. Warwick Surrounded By Stars On Duets Album

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Cyndi Lauper, Olivia Newton-John, Kelis and Reba McEntire are just some of the many female singers that will join Dionne Warwick on her upcoming duets effort, "My Friends and Me." Cyndi Lauper, Olivia Newton-John, Kelis and Reba McEntire are just some of the many female singers that…

  19. Optimus Rhyme

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Optimus Rhyme raps about fictional robots and performs at videogame conventions. No wonder the Seattle quartet was tagged a "nerdcore" group. Optimus Rhyme raps about fictional robots and performs at videogame conventions. No wonder the Seattle quartet was tagged a "nerdcore…

  20. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sting looks (way) back for musical inspiration on his new album, Robert Randolph and the Family Band make the best of a release date switch, Cobra Starship moves beyond "Snakes on a Plane" and Jimmy B The latest studio album from Jimmy Buffett, "Take the Weather With You" …

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