1. This Day in Music

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>The Japanese indie scene mourns former Super Junky Monkey lead vocalist Mutsumi Fukuhara (born Takahashi), after the singer apparently falls from the balcony of her apartment in Osaka. F 2005 - Merle Kilgore, a legendary figure in country music, dies from congestive…

  2. Enigk Starts Fresh With New Album, Label

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sunny Day Real Estate/Fire Theft vocalist Jeremy Enigk is about a month away from finishing his second solo album, which will be the follow-up to his acclaimed 1996 Sub Pop effort "Return of the Frog Sunny Day Real Estate/Fire Theft vocalist Jeremy Enigk is about a month away from…

  3. Chart Beat Chat

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses "High School Musical," musical siblings, Bedingfields, Lee Greenwood and much more with readers. NEVER HEARD OF A HUDGENS, NOR AN EFRON Fred, Has anyone, especially an obscure singer such as Zac Efron, had a better week? He had two debuts last week (at No. 86 and No.…

  4. Music Fans Blast Industry In Poll

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music executives love to blame illegal downloading for their industry's woes. But, based on the results of a new nationwide poll, they might want to look in the mirror. Music executives love to blame illegal downloading for their industry's woes. But, based on the results of a new…

  5. Roots' Thompson In The Mix With 'Misery'

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Just in time for Valentine's Day, Roots drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson will on Feb. 14 release his second BBE mix CD under the "Babies Makin' Babies" header. Just in time for Valentine's Day, Roots drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson will on Feb…

  6. Tipton Revisits Entwistle Recordings

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST By the mid 1990s -- an era where singer Rob Halford had exited and Judas Priest had yet to find his replacement, Ripper Owens -- guitarist Glenn Tipton was unsure of his band's future. By the mid 1990s -- an era where singer Rob Halford had exited and Judas Priest had yet to find his…

  7. Bocelli Sends His 'Amore'

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST The difference between "Amore" and "Amor" is more than just a letter. The words are the two titles to Andrea Bocelli's upcoming albums. "Amore," the international, multilingual version, comes out Jan. 31 in the United States and Feb. 24 in much of the rest…

  8. Floetry's Ambrosius Signs With Dr. Dre Label

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Marsha Ambrosius, the singer/songwriter half of the duo Floetry, has signed a solo deal with Dr. Dre and his Aftermath imprint. Marsha Ambrosius, the singer/songwriter half of the duo Floetry, has signed a solo deal with Dr. Dre and his Aftermath imprint. Ambrosius says she jumped at the…

  9. Everything I'm Cracked Up To Be: A Rock & Roll Fairy Tale

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a series of dizzying, hilarious, heartbreaking snapshots, Jen Trynin captures what it's like to be catapulted to the edge of rock stardom, only to plummet back down to earth. "Everything I'm Cracke "With plenty to say and ample musical gifts with which to say it, Boston…

  10. Light Bright

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rock quintet Yellowcard bursts its pop bubble on its sophomore album, "Lights and Sounds." The 14 tracks on the Capitol Records release are crafted with chord progressions and lyrics that reflect a mo Rock quintet Yellowcard bursts its pop bubble on its sophomore album, "Lights…

  11. Yellowcard Makes Unlikely Pairing With A Dixie Chick

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Yellowcard's third album, "Lights and Sounds," due Tuesday (Jan. 24) via Capitol, represents a number of sonic departures for the Jacksonville, Fla.-based pop-punk outfit. Yellowcard's third album, "Lights and Sounds," due Tuesday (Jan. 24) via Capitol,…

  12. Mylo

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST After four top 20 hits in his native United Kingdom, DJ act Mylo aims to break through across the Atlantic. Mylo is already a household name in his native United Kingdom. The DJ began burning up dance floors there in 2004, and it has been a whirlwind of success ever since. In the past year,…

  13. Ask Billboard

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'Brokeback Mountain,' Kelly Rowland and Prince questions answered. 'BROKEBACK' SOUNDTRACK Hi Keith, I saw the film "Brokeback Mountain" and just fell in love with it. In fact, I loved it so much I rushed out to the record store the next day and bought the…

  14. Korn Brokers Innovative Deal For Spring Tour

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Korn descended on Los Angeles' Hollywood Forever Cemetery today (Jan. 13) to reveal details of the spring tour in support of its new Virgin album, "See You on the Other Side." Korn descended on Los Angeles' Hollywood Forever Cemetery today (Jan. 13) to reveal details of…

  15. Billy Joel / Jan. 10, 2006 / Jacksonville, Fla. (Veterans Memorial Arena)

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Next phase, new wave, Broadway-pop, cinematic epics, sped-rapped history lessons: Billy Joel has brought many things to many people over his three-plus decades, though he insists he's sticking by the No longer the angry young man but a gray, assured and fiery one, Billy Joel, in his…

  16. Foxx Holds Off Blige At Top Of Album Chart

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST For a second week in a row, Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" tops The Billboard 200. The J Records release sold 131,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan. Despite a 34% slip in s For a second week in a row, Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" tops…

  17. Fall Out Boy Readies First Headlining Arena Tour

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST It has been a slow and steady climb to Chicago rock group Fall Out Boy's first North American headlining arena tour. It has been a slow and steady climb to Chicago rock group Fall Out Boy's first North American headlining arena tour. The best new artist Grammy nominees' major…

  18. Conversations With Tom Petty

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Paul Zollo conducted a series of in-depth discussions with Tom Petty about his career, with special focus on his songwriting. The conversations are reprinted in this book -- the first authorized book CALIFORNIA So you went to California with the intention of getting a deal? tp: Yeah. We sent…

  19. Howie Day Arrested At Boston Airport

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Howie Day was arrested yesterday (Dec. 22) at Boston's Logan International Airport for rowdy behavior on a Boston-bound flight after he became intoxicated from a mix of sleeping pill Singer/songwriter Howie Day was arrested yesterday (Dec. 22) at Boston's Logan…

  20. Juliet

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Desperate times call for desperate measures. September 25 Let me write about last night: Philadelphia We pulled up to the World Café and there was already a band on. I went to the dressing room that we had used 2 weeks ago to lay down. It was full of guys who were in the 3 bands on before us.…

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