1. DiFranco Reinvents Oldies On New Retrospective

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco has re-recorded five old songs for inclusion on an upcoming retrospective, "Canon." Due Sept. 11 via Righteous Babe, the 35-song set sports new renditions of "Napoleon," Singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco has re-recorded five old songs for…

  2. G. Love and Special Sauce

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST I have to diss Nelly and Timbaland, who are both so apparently rich and famous that they can diss their fans. It's like -- come on man -- is it really that hard to rap a couple of hits and blow the sp San Francisco: Greetings from San Francisco, where I'm pulling in for a two night…

  3. Keys, Bowie Duet At African Charity Gala

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys joined David Bowie for a neo soul-injected take on the latter's "Changes" last night (Nov. 9) to close out a star-studded New York benefit for the Keep a Child Alive organization, which he Alicia Keys joined David Bowie for a neo soul-injected take on the latter&…

  4. Zappa Plays Zappa / June 16, 2006 / Toronto (Hummingbird Centre)

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT When Frank Zappa passed away, many believed seeing his music given true justice in a live setting would be slim at best and probably impossible. But Dweezil Zappa has other plans. The son of the late When Frank Zappa passed away, many believed seeing his music given true justice in a live…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses palindromes, country radio and charts with readers. TEN ANIMALS I SLAM IN A NET Hello Fred, I loved the letter from the Chart Beat reader asking about palindromes (spelled the same forward and backward). Although I couldn't find many true palindromes beyond "SOS"…

  6. Jammys Offer Eclectic Musical Mix

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT An eclectic mix of artists were on display last night (April 20) during the sixth annual Jammy Awards at New York's the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing combinations hit the st An eclectic mix of artists were on display last night (April 20) during the sixth…

  7. Billboard Bits: Death Row, Mariah Carey, Zappa Plays Zappa

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Death Row, Mariah Carey, Zappa Plays Zappa Now that Marion "Suge" Knight Jr. and Death Row Records have filed for bankruptcy, a number of parties flush with cash are snooping around the label's sizeable master and publishing catalogs. At deadline, it's unclear if…

  8. Billboard Bits: Allman Brothers, CMT Awards, Phoenix, Case

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Allman Brothers open annual NYC residency, CMT Awards add pre-show block party, French act Phoenix releases third album, Case plans two albums this year. The Allman Brothers Band kicked off its annual residency at New York's Beacon Theatre last night (March 9) with an epic set…

  9. Clapton Touring Europe This Spring, Summer

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Eric Clapton will spend the late spring and early summer on an extensive tour of Europe. Eric Clapton will spend the late spring and early summer on an extensive tour of Europe. The run, which opens May 5 in Le Cannet, France, will visit 13 countries through its July 31 conclusion in Helsinki…

  10. MMJ, moe. Lead Jammy Noms

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST With three nominations each, My Morning Jacket, moe., Benevento/Russo Duo, John Medeski, Mike Gordon and the North Mississippi Allstars lead the field for the sixth Jammy Awards. With three nominations each, My Morning Jacket, moe., Benevento/Russo Duo, John Medeski, Mike Gordon and the North…

  11. DMC's Solo Debut Finally Ready For Release

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Run-D.M.C. principal DMC (Darryl McDaniels) will release his long-in-the-works solo debut, "Checks, Thugs and Rock'n'Roll," March 14 via RomenMpire. Run-D.M.C. principal DMC (Darryl McDaniels) will release his long-in-the-works solo debut, "Checks, Thugs and Rock'…

  12. On TV

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 2-8, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 2 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Willie Nelson. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Ginuwine (also scheduled: Tea Leoni, Enrique Murciano). "Inked: Rockers & Ribbons," A&E…

  13. OnTV

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 12-18, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 12 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist: Madonna. "Today," NBC Featured artists: Fiona Apple (also scheduled: Jack Black, Dermot Mulroney). "The Tyra Banks Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Institute.…

  14. Juliet

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The perils of touring are many and include tables and chairs. September 11 I woke up this morning in Philadelphia. Four years later… God Bless us all. Last night was a trip. It’s midnight and I’m back in NY I spent the day with friends… in another life. Right, the show… None of us knew what…

  15. OnTV

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 31 "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Midtown. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured artists: Damian "Junior Gong" Marley, Ozzy Osbourne (also scheduled: Rosario Dawson). "Jimmy…

  16. ABBA's 'Waterloo' Named Best Eurovision Song

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT ABBA's 1974 hit song "Waterloo" was voted the "All-Time Best Song of the Eurovision Song Contest" Saturday during a show organized on behalf of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) by Danmarks Radio ABBA's 1974 hit song "Waterloo" was voted the "…

  17. Keys To The Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia (continued)

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Like a Rolling Stone" "Like a Rolling Stone" (Bob Dylan) • Bob Dylan, single (1965); Highway 61 Revisited (1965); Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (1967); Self Portrait (1970); Eat the Document (film)/'66 (1971); Masterpieces (1978); Bob Dylan at Budokan (1979…

  18. BEETHOVEN: The Universal Composer

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Supreme talent facilitated Beethoven's staggering achievement, but it was his genius for transforming his peculiar torment into art that ensured masterpieces. Supreme talent facilitated Beethoven's staggering achievement, but it was his genius for transforming his peculiar torment…

  19. Filming Completed On Germs Biopic

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Now, his story will be told in the forthcoming biopic "What We Do Is Secret." The end of the 1970s saw California's punk scene explode, spawning such bands as Black Flag, X, the Dead Kennedys and the Germs. The latter was fronted by a daredevil with a death wish, Darby Crash,…

  20. Live 8 Recap: Paris' Chateau Of Versailles

    July 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An eclectic lineup including Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and the Cure united in the fight against African poverty at a Live 8 concert set amid one of France's greatest symbols of opulence -- the Chat An eclectic lineup including Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and the Cure united in the…

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