1. Paisley, Crow Rev Up 'Cars' Soundtrack

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In addition to a score by Randy Newman, the Walt Disney Records soundtrack for the Disney/Pixar film "Cars" boasts new songs by Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow and James Taylor, who performs the Newman-penn In addition to a score by Randy Newman, the Walt Disney Records soundtrack for the…

  2. The Fatales

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the name implies, Brooklyn four-piece the Fatales infuse elements of mystery, sadness and danger into their synth-driven rock. As the name implies, Brooklyn four-piece the Fatales infuse elements of mystery, sadness and danger into their synth-driven rock. The latest release from the…

  3. Rush Boxes Up Vintage Concert Videos

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Three vintage Rush home videos will make their DVD debut as part of the boxed set "Rush Replay X 3," due June 13 via Mercury/UME. Three vintage Rush home videos will make their DVD debut as part of the boxed set "Rush Replay X 3," due June 13 via Mercury/UME. The…

  4. Billboard Bits: Janet Jackson, Martin Gilks, Clapton

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Janet Jackson, Martin Gilks, Clapton Janet Jackson's new studio album has been given the tentative title "20 Years Old," an apparent reference to the 20-year-anniversary of her 1986 smash album "Control." As previously reported , the set is being produced by…

  5. ON TV

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 3-9, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 3 “Good Morning America,” ABC Featured artist(s): The Pretenders (also scheduled: Lucy Liu, Stephen Lanzalotta). “Today,” NBC Featured artist(s): Pink (also scheduled: Antonio Banderas). “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated…

  6. Morrissey Boycotting Canada Over Seal Hunts

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Morrissey is refusing to play any shows in Canada in support of his upcoming album, "Ringleader of the Tormentors," in protest of the nation's "barbaric slaughter of over 325,000 baby seals." Morrissey is refusing to play any shows in Canada in support of his upcoming…

  7. Beatle For Seals

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney and his wife join in protest against the killing of harp seals in Canada. Paul McCartney (right) and his wife, Heather, lie on the ice with a harp seal pup during their March 2 visit to an ice floe in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. The couple arrived for a two day visit to…

  8. Billboard Bits: Helmet, Taste Greatness, Disc Makers

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Helmet, Taste Greatness, Disc Makers Veteran rock act Helmet has inked a new deal with Warcon Enterprises, which will release its next album this summer. The as-yet-untitled set will be produced by Wharton Tiers, who engineered the early Helmet albums "Strap It On" and "…

  9. We Are Family

    February 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Inviting today's stars to remix, mash up, sample or otherwise have their way with the original recordings of Sly & the Family Stone was an audacious idea, but it makes a grand payoff on "Different Inviting today's stars to remix, mash up, sample or otherwise have their way…

  10. Miranda Lambert

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Supporting 'the king of country music,' duck hunting and so much more. So, in case you missed it, my diary during the Keith Urban tour last August and September turned into a weekly column for CMT.com. Apparently, somebody at Billboard thought my ramblings made for good reading; so,…

  11. Danielson Delves Into Documentary, New Album

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST On his upcoming album, "Ships," Daniel Smith (Br. Danielson, Tri-Danielson, Danielson Famile) recorded under the simplified band name Danielson due to the fact that he employed more outside collaborat On his upcoming album, "Ships," Daniel Smith (Br. Danielson, Tri…

  12. Blunt, Kaiser Chiefs Lead Brit Award Nominations

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST With five nods each, newcomers James Blunt and Kaiser Chiefs are the frontrunners heading into the Brit Awards 2006, to be held Feb. 15 at London's Earl's Court. With five nods each, newcomers James Blunt and Kaiser Chiefs are the frontrunners heading into the Brit Awards 2006, to…

  13. This Day in Music

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1982 - </b>Jamaica issues a Bob Marley commemorative stamp.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - The world's oldest active conductor, Takashi Asahina, the musical director of the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra dies at the age of 93. 2000…

  14. Billboard Bits: Stevie Wonder, Garrison Starr, Railroad Earth

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Stevie Wonder honored by United Negro College Fund, Garrison Starr and Railroad Earth prep new albums. Fantasia, Maroon 5, India.Arie and Toni Braxton are among those who will pay tribute to Stevie Wonder during the United Negro College Fund's annual "An Evening of Stars"…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Busta Rhymes - a.k.a. Trevor Smith - is arrested and charged with criminal possession after police find a loaded unregistered pistol in his car. Police originally pull Rhymes over for ch 2003 - Vestal Goodman, the "Queen of Gospel Music," dies in…

  16. 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.…

  17. The Pogues Plot North American Tour

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Legendary Irish rock act the Pogues will visit North America for the first time in years this spring. Legendary Irish rock act the Pogues will visit North America for the first time in years this spring. The nine-show tour will begin with a March 9-10 stand at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30…

  18. Juliet

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Television is addictive, venting is theraputic. September 18 3:18 pm There is a tom cruise movie on now. Come on Jim, you can’t be serious about watching this. I can’t avoid the tv situation because wireless internet only works in the living room. Tom is young and she is hot And the music wow…

  19. Pictures Speak More Than Words

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Smiles or not, this 'good-looking crew in nice jackets and cocktail dresses makes unpolished, violent, gorgeous noise.' When I first listened to Glaswegian foursome Sons & Daughters, I had to check out the photos page on the band's Web site just to see how seriously I…

  20. ROCK AND ROLL ARCHAEOLOGIST: How I Chased Down Kurt's Stratocaster, the "Layla" Guitar, and Janis's Boa

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST A Seattle music fan is transformed from mere collector to museum curator. A Seattle music fan is transformed from mere collector to museum curator. There was a time not so long ago when collecting pop culture artifacts was a much less crowded field, according to music historian Blecha (Taboo…

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