1. Valentino's 'Special' Serves Up 'Real R&B'

    July 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Valentino co-wrote several tracks, including current single "Wreck," cowritten and produced by Sean Garrett. A video for the official first single, "Turn the Page," produced by Jerkins, will be shot t R&B singer Bobby Valentino previewed tracks from his upcoming…

  2. All Dolled Up

    July 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Though the New York Dolls disbanded in 1975, the legendary glam rock band's surviving members (frontman David Johansen, guitarist Syl Sylvain and bassist Arthur "Killer" Kane, who died in 2005) reunit Though the New York Dolls disbanded in 1975, the legendary glam rock band&…

  3. This Day in Music

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1985 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "A View to a Kill," Duran Duran. It is the first No. 1 hit from a James Bond movie. (Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die" and Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better 2004 - New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane…

  4. McMurtry, Cash, Crowell Top Americana Nominees

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT James McMurtry tops the nominees for the fifth annual Americana Honors & Awards, announced yesterday (June 15) in Nashville. McMurtry earned three nominations for album, artist and song of the yea James McMurtry tops the nominees for the fifth annual Americana Honors & Awards,…

  5. Nas Declares 'Hip Hop Is Dead'

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Recent Def Jam signee Nas will deliver his first album for the label, "Hip-Hop Is Dead," in late September. The rapper made the announcement last night (May 18) while performing on the first leg of la Recent Def Jam signee Nas will deliver his first album for the label in late…

  6. Billboard Bits: Rhymefest, Guster/LaMontagne, Bang On A Can

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Rhymefest, Guster/LaMontagne, Bang On A Can Chicago rapper Rhymefest has set July 11 as the new release date for his major-label debut, "Blue Collar," originally due April 18. The disc will be distributed via producer Mark Ronson's Allido/J imprint, and features…

  7. Four Tet 'Kicks' Back With Compilation

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Four Tet's Kieran Hebden takes the helm of !K7's long-running "DJ Kicks" series, which will be released this summer. Four Tet's Kieran Hebden takes the helm of !K7's long-running "DJ Kicks" series, which will be released in mid-July. The 20-track set…

  8. Noise Pop Fest Drafts Rogue Wave, Thursday

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rogue Wave, Thursday, Isis, the National, Feist, Two Gallants, Minus the Bear, Kid Koala, the Dirtbombs, We Are Scientists and a collaboration between Four Tet and drummer Steve Reid will all be on di Rogue Wave, Thursday, Isis, the National, Feist, Two Gallants, Minus the Bear, Kid Koala,…

  9. Hayes Digging Stax-Era Retrospective

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Soul man Isaac Hayes' years with Stax Records are collected on the new double-disc set "Ultimate Isaac Hayes: Can You Dig It?," released last week. Soul man Isaac Hayes' years with Stax Records are collected on the new double-disc set "Ultimate Isaac Hayes: Can You…

  10. Billboard Bits: Cream, El Tri, Connick

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Cream, El Tri, Connick Cream's recent live album "Royal Albert Hall London: May 2-3, 5-6" will be released as a triple-vinyl set Dec. 13 via Reprise. The set debuted earlier this month at No. 59 on The Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 19,000 copies in the United…

  11. 'Sound Of Music' Director Robert Wise Dies

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Robert Wise, a four-time Academy Award winner whose epic 65-year career ranged from editing Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" to directing the quintessential 1960s musical "The Sound of Music" to launching Robert Wise, a four-time Academy Award winner whose epic 65-year…

  12. Top Acts Sign On For VH1 Hip-Hop Honors

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Some of the biggest names of hip-hop past and present will be on hand for the second VH1 Hip-Hop Honors, to be broadcast on the music channel Sept. 26 from New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Some of the biggest names of hip-hop past and present will be on hand for the second VH1 Hip-Hop…

  13. Bonnie Raitt Readying Fall Tour

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Raitt will be backed on the road by such longtime contributors as bassist Hutch Hutchinson, drummer Ricky Fataar, keyboardist Jon Cleary and guitarist George Marinelli. Bonnie Raitt will begin a fall tour Oct. 5 in Tulsa, Okla., in support of her new album, " Souls Alike ." That set…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Gilles Thibault, who co-penned the hit "Comme D'Habitude," which Paul Anka adapted to English as "My Way," dies in Paris of unknown causes. He is 72.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - A van driven by…

  15. Four Tet Keeping Busy With Collaborations, DVD

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Four Tet's Kieran Hebden just released his latest Domino album, "Everything Ecstatic," but the electronica artist is already busy with several other projects. Four Tet's Kieran Hebden just released his latest Domino album, "Everything Ecstatic," but the…

  16. Intonation Fest Offers Musical Bang For The Buck

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Intonation Music Festival opened its gates at Chicago's Union Park over the weekend (July 16-17) and managed to achieve a goal for all first-year festivals: it sold out. The Intonation Music Festival opened its gates at Chicago's Union Park over the weekend (July 16-17) and…

  17. New York Dolls Sign With Roadrunner

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After reuniting last year for the first time in decades, seminal underground rock act the New York Dolls has signed a new deal with Roadrunner. After reuniting last year for the first time in decades, seminal underground rock act the New York Dolls has signed a new deal with Roadrunner. The…

  18. This Day in Music

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1985 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "A View to a Kill," Duran Duran. It is the first No. 1 hit from a James Bond movie. (Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die" and Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better 2004 - New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane…

  19. NY Dolls Influence Lives On Via New Film

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First-time filmmaker Greg Whiteley came to the subject of his documentary feature not as a fan but as a friend of Arthur "Killer" Kane, bassist for the short-lived but influential '70s rock band the N First-time filmmaker Greg Whiteley came to the subject of his documentary…

  20. Hot Product

    May 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from electronica purveyor Kieran Hebden's Four Tet, "Everything Ecstatic" (Domino). New albums from hotly tipped U.K. rock acts Maximo Park ("A Certain Trigger," Warp) and the Dead 60&…

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