1. This Day in Music

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Herman Brood, one of Holland's best-known rock personalities commits suicide. He is 54. The singer/pianist/painter jumps from the roof of the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel. On his body, police 2005 - A cross-party collective of British politicians close the gap between…

  2. This Day in Music

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Radiohead scores its fourth consecutive U.K. No. 1 album as "Hail to the Thief" goes straight to the top of the new U.K. album chart.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - The Pixies releases its first new song in 13…

  3. 'Man' Of The Hour

    June 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Columbia/Legacy this week revitalizes the 1996 soundtrack to the film "Dead Man Walking," the CD portion of which features a previously unreleased studio version of "Dead Man" recorded in 2004 by Pear Columbia/Legacy this week revitalizes the 1996 soundtrack to the film …

  4. Memories Of Montreux

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the Montreux Jazz Festival marks its 40th anniversary June 30-July 15, Billboard asked musicians and executives for their memories of Montreux and its illustrious founder, Claude Nobs. As the Montreux Jazz Festival marks its 40th anniversary June 30-July 15, Billboard asked musicians and…

  5. THE M'S , "Springtime Can Kill You"

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The M's touch on nearly every era of rock'n roll history on sophomore set "Future Women." The M's touch on nearly every era of rock'n roll history on sophomore set "Future Women." Their vintage guitar sounds, layered vocal harmonies, playful pop…

  6. Soul Stars Saluting Motown, Philly Hits

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Motown-Philly connection Boyz II Men once sang about is alive and well -- and taking the form of the album "A Soulful Tale of Two Cities." The Motown-Philly connection Boyz II Men once sang about is alive and well -- and taking the form of the album "A Soulful Tale of Two…

  7. Billboard Bits: 'Nuestro Himno,' Cracker, Marty Stuart

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Nuestro Himno,' Cracker, Marty Stuart Olga Tañón, Gloria Trevi and Wyclef Jean are among the artists adding their voices to "Nuestro Himno" (Our Anthem), a Spanish-language recording of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Produced by Eduardo Reyes, the track is…

  8. Editors

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Riding a wave of enormous buzz, the band is taking over America one show at a time. The buzz surrounding Editors' U.S. debut is deafening. When the U.K. indie rock band performed in the States for the very first time a few months ago, hipsters everywhere were sent atwitter. Now, after…

  9. Third Shins Album Expected In October

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Originally expected this summer, the third album from indie rock darlings the Shins is now penciled in for an October release via Sub Pop. The as-yet-untitled album is the follow-up to 2003's "Chutes Originally expected this summer, the third album from indie rock darlings the Shins…

  10. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Pop/punksters Blink-182 cut short their current European tour in support of the hit MCA album "Enema Of The State," after singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge and drummer Travis Barker succumb t 2003 - Blur plays a surprise show at the South By Southwest music…

  11. Billboard Bits: Massive Attack, Hall & Oates, 'Natural Selection,' New Orleans Social Club

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Massive Attack, Hall & Oates, 'Natural Selection,' New Orleans Social Club Massive Attack has confirmed a long-rumored appearance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 29-30 in Indio, Calif. The U.K. act will play on the mainstage during the…

  12. Harmer Shows Her Range

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST When she went into the studio to record her latest album, Sarah Hamer knew exactly what she wanted, and the project was recorded, mixed and mastered within a week. When Canadian singer/songwriter Sarah Harmer went into Toronto's Reaction Studio in July 2005 to record "I'm a…

  13. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Trisha Yearwood gets a special proposal on the same stage where she was married in 1994. After Yearwood, making a guest appearance on the historic Ryman Auditorium stage, finishes her fi 2002 - Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer Brit Award revoked…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses chart fans, 'bullets,' his love of Swedish music and a lot more with readers this week. IRAQ (SO FAR AWAY) Was there a watershed moment when the Billboard charts became a fan tool as well as an industry tool? I often read you patiently explain that the charts exist…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1951 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Cry," Johnnie Ray.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1999 - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s and '70s, dies at a…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1996 - </b>Madonna, Mariah Carey and Carlos Santana are honored with special honors at the Billboard Music Awards. Madonna receives Billboard's artist achievement award which recognizes popularity, 2004 - Budding pop star Ashlee Simpson faces negative publicity following…

  17. Elektra Vaults Emptied For New Series

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Collectors' Choice Music has set a Feb. 21 release date for reissues of 15 rarities from the Elektra archive, including material by Eric Clapton's supergroup Powerhouse, Lovin' Spoonful, Roxy, the Wac Collectors' Choice Music has set a Feb. 21 release date for reissues of…

  18. Big & Rich Ride Again

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST A year-and-a-half after shaking up the country music industry with their debut album, Big & Rich are at it again. A year-and-a-half after shaking up the country music industry with their debut album, "Horse of a Different Color," Big & Rich are at it again. On the pair'…

  19. 'Dead Man Walking' Reborn With Live DVD

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Columbia/Legacy has set a Feb. 7 release date for an expanded edition of the 1996 soundtrack to the film "Dead Man Walking." The new edition features a previously unreleased studio version of "Dead Ma Columbia/Legacy has set a Feb. 7 release date for an expanded edition of the…

  20. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Los Angeles sheriff's investigators search for Sandra Ann Rosas, the wife of Los Lobos singer-guitarist Cesar Rosas, after finding her van abandoned in La Puente, Calif., and arresting h 2004 - For his enduring influence and contributions to music, Stevie Wonder…

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