1. Chili's Warm To No. 1 Album Post Again

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A week after making its first No. 1 appearance on The Billboard 200, Red Hot Chili Peppers linger for another frame at the top of the chart with "Stadium Arcadium." The feat is accomplished even thoug A week after making its first No. 1 appearance on The Billboard 200, Red Hot Chili…

  2. 'American Idol' Winner To Be Named Tonight

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Katharine McPhee and Taylor Hicks each performed three songs in last night's "American Idol" sing-off, staged in front of more than 3,000 fans at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, Calif. Katharine McPhee and Taylor Hicks each performed three songs in last night's "…

  3. This Day in Music

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>Musician Barney (Bernard Jean) Wilen dies at the age of 59.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Rock act Motley Crue files suit against NBC, arguing the network violated the group's free speech rights and hurt its concert…

  4. RBD: So Hot, So Fast

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As they juggle an international concert tour with ongoing filming in Mexico City of their daily TV soap opera "Rebelde," the members of best-selling Mexican pop group RBD are living on the run. As they juggle an international concert tour with ongoing filming in Mexico City of their…

  5. Ask Billboard

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Pet Shop Boys, TLC, Salt-N-Pepa and a pop-leaning LeAnn Rimes. PET SHOP SHOPPING Hey Keith, Thanks for bringing enjoyment every week with your column and awesome statistics. Now, speaking of which, I'm a big Pet Shop Boys fan and I'm really…

  6. This Day in Music

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Buddy Guy is among the multiple winners at the W.C. Handy Awards, mounted by the Blues Foundation in Memphis. Guy wins for contemporary male artist of the year and blues instrumentalist 2003 - Singer/songwriter Liz Phair embarks on her first tour in several years…

  7. Dreamers Lead Singer Freddie Garrity Dies

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Freddie Garrity, the lead singer of the 1960's pop band Freddie and the Dreamers, died on Friday (May 19) in Wales. He was 69. Freddie Garrity, the lead singer of the 1960's pop band Freddie and the Dreamers, died on Friday (May 19) in Wales. He was 69. His death was announced by…

  8. Madonna Crucifies Herself In L.A. Tour Opener

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Madonna launched her first world tour in two years on Sunday, delighting an enthusiastic Los Angeles crowd by suspending herself from a cross, insulting President George W. Bush and dusting off some o Madonna launched her first world tour in two years on Sunday, delighting an enthusiastic Los…

  9. Eurovision: Finally, Finland Finishes First

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's something most Eurovision fans never thought they would live to see: Finland has won the Eurovision Song Contest. It's something most Eurovision fans never thought they would live to see: Finland has won the Eurovision Song Contest. Heavy-metal monster-attired rock group Lordi…

  10. This Day in Music

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1990 - </b>A Colorado judge dismisses drug and assault charges against gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Police raided Thompson's Aspen home following allegations of assault by a female visitor. 2003 - The songwriters of the year crown goes to British band Coldplay at…

  11. This Day in Music

    May 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Scott Weiland, lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, and model Mary Forsberg, are wed in Los Angeles. Weiland, who had been released from prison in January and a court-ordered stint in reh 2001 - U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their…

  12. This Day in Music

    May 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is sentenced to six months in jail and three years' probation for kicking his soon-to-be ex-wife, onetime "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson, as she holds thei 2001 - Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian music in the post…

  13. 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…

  14. Yusuf Islam Album Due This Fall

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Yusuf Islam, the 1960s and 70s pop-rock singer-songwriter formerly known as Cat Stevens, is returning with an album of new songs this fall. Released through Polydor Records, it will mark his first mai As tipped here in March , Yusuf Islam, the 1960s and 70s pop-rock singer-songwriter formerly…

  15. Eurovision: Belgium Doesn't Qualify, Lithuania Does

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ten songs from the Eurovision Song Contest semi-final have advanced to tomorrow's (May 20) final in Athens, but pre-contest favorite "Je T'Adore" by Belgium's Kate Ryan is not among the qualifiers. Ten songs from the Eurovision Song Contest semi-final have advanced to…

  16. This Day in Music

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary celebrate their 40th year together with a U.S. tour that kicks off with a three night stand in Las Vegas.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Willie Nelson undergoes successful endoscopic carpal…

  17. DeGraw Working On 'Eclectic' New Disc

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "Eclectic" is the word used by Gavin DeGraw to describe the much-anticipated follow up to his platinum J Records debut, "Chariot." Of the 20 songs currently in the mix, the New York native says styles "Eclectic" is the word used by Gavin DeGraw to describe the…

  18. Rihanna's 'SOS' Signals 3rd Week At No. 1

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rihanna's "SOS" notches a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut also remains No. 1 on the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts for the same span. Daniel Powter's former Hot 100 char Rihanna's "SOS" notches a third week atop the Billboard…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>The Backstreet Boys release their highly anticipated third album, "Millennium." The album goes on to become the best-selling album of the year.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Composer Graeme Revell is presented…

  20. Hard Work Pays Off For Tool's 'Days'

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The members of Tool had a credo when they formed the band 16 years ago: "substance over style, art over image." The four men of Tool -- anonymous band members behind vaguely androgynous frontman Maynard James Keenan -- had a credo when they formed the band 16 years ago: "…

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