1. Sheryl Crow, John Mayer / Sept. 6, 2006 / Independence Township, Mich. (DTE Enery Music Theatre)

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It was a night of formidable chick power -- even if one of the principles was a guy. Sheryl Crow and John Mayer together made for as potent a double bill as we've seen all summer, especially since eac It was a night of formidable chick power -- even if one of the principles was a guy.…

  2. Powter Tacks New Single Onto Hit Album

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Canadian vocalist Daniel Powter will on Nov. 7 release a CD/DVD edition of his self-titled Warner Bros. debut. Canadian vocalist Daniel Powter will on Nov. 7 release a CD/DVD edition of his self-titled Warner Bros. debut. The audio disc will feature several new tracks, including "Love…

  3. Chart Beat

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Natasha Bedingfield, Bob Dylan, "Pet Sounds" and more! 'UNWRITTEN' IN THE STARS: After a consecutive run of 18 weeks for "Bad Day" (Warner Bros.), Daniel Powter abdicates his Adult Contemporary chart throne to a new leader: Natasha Bedingfield, who…

  4. Timberlake Still 'Sexy' At No. 1 On Hot 100

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After capturing the top spot last week, Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" holds its No. 1 title on the Billboard Hot 100 and is the chart's greatest airplay gainer. The cut also remains atop both the Pop After capturing the top spot last week, Justin Timberlake's "…

  5. Atlantic To Issue New Yusuf Islam Album

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic Records is eyeing a November release for Yusuf Islam's first album of pop music in 28 years in tandem with his own Ya imprint. Atlantic Records is eyeing a November release for Yusuf Islam's first album of pop music in 28 years in tandem with his own Ya imprint. As…

  6. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>R&B artist Erma Franklin, who sang backup for her better-known sister Aretha, dies of cancer in Detroit. She is 64.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the…

  7. Electric Picnic Festival / Sept. 1-3, 2006 / Co. Laois, Ireland (Stradbally Estate)

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT There are now more outdoor music festivals in Ireland than you can shake a muddy shoe at. But if they're approaching saturation point, there will always be room for the Electric Picnic, which, over th There are now more outdoor music festivals in Ireland than you can shake a muddy shoe…

  8. This Day in Music

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>David Bowie launches a six-week tour of North America in Vancouver, British Columbia. The tour hits clubs, ballrooms, and theaters.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Atari Teenage Riot co-founder Carl Crack dies at the age of…

  9. Shakira / Aug. 27, 2006 / Toronto (Air Canada Centre)

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Although she made inroads with North American audiences on her last tour, it appears Shakira has taken that all-important step from the medium-sized stage to the big time in the region. Although she made inroads with North American audiences on her last tour, it appears Shakira has taken that…

  10. Ex-'Idol' Vasquez Readies Solo Debut

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Season four "American Idol" contender Mario Vasquez will on Sept. 26 release his self-titled Arista debut. The disc boasts collaborations with Daddy Yankee, Scott Storch and Ne-Yo, among others. Season four "American Idol" contender Mario Vasquez will on Sept. 26 release…

  11. Janet's Juggernaut

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson conceived her new Virgin Records release, "20 Y.O." (due Sept. 26), as a celebration of the joyful liberation and history-making musical style of her 1986 breakthrough album, "Control." Don't call it a comeback. Janet Jackson conceived her new Virgin…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Sir Georg Solti, the Hungarian-born conductor who led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to international fame as its music director for more than 20 years dies at the age of 84.<br clear="n 2002 - Country icon Willie Nelson is forced to halt a show at TJ's…

  13. This Day in Music

    September 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>After performing during the MTV Video Music Awards pre-show in New York, Pat Smear publicly announces that he will no longer be the guitarist for the Foo Fighters, and introduces Franz S 2005 - Gorillaz scores its first U.K. No. 1 single with "Dare," while…

  14. This Day in Music

    September 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Tracy Byrd and wife Michelle welcome their third child, a son, into the world.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - World music star Manu Chao cancels a concert in Malaga, Spain, after controversy over the inclusion in his band…

  15. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Sir Rudolph Bing, the autocratic impressario who propelled New York's Metropolitan Opera to new heights in popularity and artistic achievement during 22 years as general manager, dies at 2003 - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin…

  16. Daddy Yankee Fans Fall Prey To Fake Shows

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton superstars rarely make it to Hardeeville, S.C. So last month, local music fan Richard Martinez gladly forked over $100 at the door for a Daddy Yankee concert that had been advertised on loca Reggaeton superstars rarely make it to Hardeeville, S.C. So last month, local music fan…

  17. News And Notes From Backstage At The VMAs

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Billboard goes behind the scenes at last night's MTV Video Music Awards in New York to get the latest from Ne-Yo, Rick Ross, Method Man, Mario and more. Billboard goes behind the scenes at last night's MTV Video Music Awards in New York to get the latest scoop from Ne-Yo, Rick Ross,…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Eurovision, the Top 100 and Hot 100 debuts . FROM ESC TO ASC Hello Mr. Bronson, I know that you are an avid follower of the Eurovision Song Contest. I hear that a major U.S. TV network is working on an American version of Eurovision. Will it be called "…

  19. Janet Ready To Dance Again On New Album

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson conceived her new album, "20 Y.O.," as a celebration of the joyful liberation and history-making musical style of her 1986 breakthrough album, "Control." Janet Jackson conceived her new album, "20 Y.O.," as a celebration of the joyful liberation and…

  20. Upsets, Upstarts Prevail At Quirky VMAs

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT There were no snakes, lesbian kisses or bizarre appearances by Michael Jackson. Instead, MTV played it safe at the 2006 Video Music Awards, held last night (Aug. 31) at New York's Radio City Music Hal There were no snakes, lesbian kisses or bizarre appearances by Michael Jackson. Instead…

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