1. 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…

  2. This Day in Music

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1995 - </b>Courtney Love appears in Australian court on charges of abusing a flight attendant. The singer admits to responding with an obscenity when a Quantas flight attendant told her to take her 1999 - Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz Library,…

  3. This Day in Music

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Singer R. Kelly is arrested at a Miami hotel on a warrant charging him with 12 counts of possession of child pornography. The Jive artist faces similar charges in Illinois.<br clear="non 2004 - Famed New York nightclub the Bottom Line closes the doors forever…

  4. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>R&B singer/pianist Charles Brown, 76, dies of congestive heart failure in Oakland, Calif. Brown scored his first hit, "Drifting Blues," in 1946 with Johnny Moore's Three Blazers.<br 2002 - Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating…

  5. U2 Tops Billboard's Money Makers Chart

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST With $255,022,633.35, U2 reigns supreme on Billboard's inaugural Money Makers chart, which brings together Nielsen Music data and the magazine's Boxscore numbers to create a master top 20 chart of act With $255,022,633.35, U2 reigns supreme on Billboard's inaugural Money Makers…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Readers discuss the rebounding singles market, songs with spoken lyrics, discovering Billboard and more with Fred. BORN AGAIN IN THE U.S.A. Dear Fred, As I read the column this week, I started thinking about the amazing rebirth of the single that has occurred in the last year. Here are some…

  7. This Day in Music

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, on probation for a 1997 heroin case, is arrested and faces a hearing for failing to provide a urine sample to his live-in drug treatment cente 2003 - Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson makes his Broadway debut joining…

  8. Transporte

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Singer Diana Navarro, guitarist Juan Carlos Salazar and drummer Juan Felipe Bastidas were music students with big dreams when they met in 1999 at Universidad Del Valle in Cali, Colombia. Singer Diana Navarro, guitarist Juan Carlos Salazar and drummer Juan Felipe Bastidas were music students…

  9. Soul Legend Wilson Pickett Dies At 64

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett died of a heart attack today (Jan. 19) at a Reston, Va., hospital near his home, according to a spokesperson for the artist. He was 64. Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett died of a heart attack today (Jan. 19) at a Reston, Va., hospital near his home,…

  10. Chart Beat

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Movie music makes its mark, Elvis' first No. 1 returns to the top, plus tidbits on Keith Urban and Johnny Cash. AND NEXT YEAR'S OSCAR GOES TO: The nominations for the 2005 Academy Awards haven't been announced yet, but there are already two candidates for best original song for…

  11. Nelly's 'Grillz' Grabs Second Week At No. 1

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nelly's "Grillz" featuring Paul Wall and Ali & Gipp retains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week. The cut also ascends 12-5 on the Pop 100 and rises 3-2 on the Hot R&B/Hip Nelly's "Grillz" featuring Paul Wall and Ali & Gipp…

  12. Clarkson Spokesperson Dismisses 'Idol' Flap

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST One day after "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell slammed Kelly Clarkson for refusing to let the TV talent contest that launched her career use her hits, a spokesperson for the pop star denies there wa One day after "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell slammed Kelly Clarkson…

  13. 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,…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Travis Tritt performs at the Republican Texas Senators Ball in Washington, D.C., part of the festivities surrounding the inauguration of President-elect George W. Bush. Tritt supported B 2004 - Dancehall rapper Beenie Man suffers broken ribs and a broken nose in a…

  15. Clarkson Won't Let 'Idol' Use Her Songs

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Singer Kelly Clarkson, who vaulted to fame as the first "American Idol" winner in 2002, is not letting any of her songs be used by new contestants on the show. Singer Kelly Clarkson, who vaulted to fame as the first "American Idol" winner in 2002, is not letting any of her…

  16. Fagen Forging Ahead With Solo Tour

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Steely Dan principal Donald Fagen will begin his first-ever solo tour March 1 in New Brunswick, N.J. Steely Dan principal Donald Fagen will begin his first-ever solo tour March 1 in New Brunswick, N.J. At deadline, 18 dates were on tap through March 28 in Oakland, Calif. The trek comes in…

  17. This Day in Music

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1995 - </b>Jerry Garcia crashes a rented BMW into a guardrail near Mill Valley, Calif. He emerges unscathed.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker earns a new opponent, when the members of &…

  18. Schlesinger, Iha Producing New America Disc

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fountains Of Wayne/Ivy principal Adam Schlesinger and former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha have signed on to produce a new studio album from enduring soft rock act America. Fountains Of Wayne/Ivy principal Adam Schlesinger and former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha have signed…

  19. Tommy Keene Plans Two New Albums

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST After keeping a low profile for most of the past three years, rocker Tommy Keene has mapped out an eventful 2006. After keeping a low profile for most of the past three years, rocker Tommy Keene has mapped out an eventful 2006. As previously reported , Keene will be playing guitar and…

  20. This Day in Music

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>As in previous years, Hong Kong and Taiwan acts dominate the sixth annual Channel V Music Awards, held in Beijing. Hong Kong's Andy Lau is named most well-received singer, while Faye Won 2005 - Tenacious D drafts a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at…

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