1. Scissor Sisters Prepare To 'Dance' Again

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dance/rock combo the Scissor Sisters will get the party restarted with the Sept. 26 North American release of its sophomore album, "Ta-Dah." The Universal Motown set will be preceded by the Elton John The Scissor Sisters will get the party restarted with the Sept. 26 North American…

  2. Pearl Jam Tells Its 'Story' At VH1 Taping

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A few hundred lucky fans packed into New York's Avalon on Wednesday night to witness Pearl Jam tape an episode of the VH1 series "Storytellers," which will premiere July 1 on the music channel. A few hundred lucky fans packed into New York's Avalon on Wednesday night to…

  3. Joan Baez Takes Up Residence In L.A. Tree

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Folk singer Joan Baez and a woman who once spent two years perched atop a giant California redwood took up residence today (May 24) in a tree in a Los Angeles community garden that is threatened with Folk singer Joan Baez and a woman who once spent two years perched atop a giant California…

  4. Compilation Previews Summer Warped Tour

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In keeping with tradition, SideOneDummy Records will be releasing a two-disc 2006 Warped Tour compilation just over a week before the annual traveling punk/hard rock fest kicks off. In keeping with tradition, SideOneDummy Records will be releasing a two-disc 2006 Warped Tour compilation just…

  5. Ratdog, SCI Team For Summer Dates

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Bob Weir-fronted Ratdog and the String Cheese Incident will co-headline 15 summer shows, including two at Colorado's famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre and a pair at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The Bob Weir-fronted Ratdog and the String Cheese Incident will co-headline 15 summer…

  6. New Aguilera Album Set For August

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Christina Aguilera has set an Aug. 15 release date for her next RCA album, "Back to Basics." As previously reported, Aguilera's first album since 2002 pays tribute to soul, jazz and blues from the 192 Christina Aguilera has set an Aug. 15 release date for her next RCA album, …

  7. Ask Billboard

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Toni Childs, Paula Cole, the RIAA, Nielsen SoundScan and Ricky Martin. UNION FIRE Hi Keith, I was curious if you could give me sales figures for two artists, Toni Childs and Paula Cole, who have each released three albums. I realize that Toni Child&…

  8. Definitive Jux Launches Download Store

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As major labels quietly lobby Apple to bring variable pricing to its iTunes store, some indies are taking matters into their own hands. As major labels quietly lobby Apple to bring variable pricing to its iTunes store, some indies are taking matters into their own hands. Last week, New York…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses the Eurovision Song Contest and more with readers. WILL WE BE SAYING CONGRATULATIONS, ICELAND? Hi Fred, With the Eurovision Song Contest less than a month away, I agree there are a number of songs that could win. But I'm hoping Iceland's "Silvia Night" is…

  10. Chart Beat

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rihanna's huge leap to No. 1 puts her name high on the Hot 100's big jump list, plus news about Nick Lachey, Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris. SAVE OUR SINGLES: If Rihanna was disappointed that her first Billboard Hot 100 single, "Pon de Replay," had to settle for peaking…

  11. Billboard Bits: Save The Rhinos, Tortoise, Foxworthy

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Save The Rhinos, Tortoise, Foxworthy Common, Rakim, Lupe Fiasco, DJ Z-Trip and Rhymefest have signed to perform at the June 8 benefit concert Marc Ecko Presents...Save the Rhinos. The second annual show will be held at Central Park Summerstage in New York, with proceeds to benefit the…

  12. 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"…

  13. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>British pop group S Club ends months of speculation with the announcement that it will officially call it a day at the end of the following month. The six remaining members of the band-R 2005 - Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen takes a stand against…

  14. Aspiring Rappers Eschew Gangs On 'Rep Yo Set'

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT More than 20 former Los Angeles gang members-turned-rappers have united to record material for the compilation album "Rep Yo Set," due Aug. 8 via Universal. More than 20 former Los Angeles gang members-turned-rappers have united to record material for the compilation album "Rep…

  15. Petty Reveals More Summer Tour Dates

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will kick off a summer North American tour June 9 in Charlotte, N.C. Former Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio will open the first eight shows, which, as previously reporte Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will kick off a summer North American tour June 9 in…

  16. No Stopping Powter On Singles Charts

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" retains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth straight week. The cut also extends its reign over the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts, where it has held th Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" retains the No. 1 spot on the…

  17. Man Charged In Fatal Proof Shooting

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A man was charged Friday with weapons violations in a shooting that took the life of hip-hop artist Proof, a close friend of Eminem. A man was charged Friday with weapons violations in a shooting that took the life of hip-hop artist Proof, a close friend of Eminem. Mario Etheridge, 28, of…

  18. Nelson's Atlantic Tenure Chronicled

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a career that has stretched beyond four decades and more than a dozen labels, Willie Nelson spent only a few years in the early 1970s with Atlantic Records. Despite his relatively short tenure ther In a career that has stretched beyond four decades and more than a dozen labels, Willie…

  19. Michael Jackson Restructures Finances

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson restructured his finances with the help of Sony Corp., which shares ownership of his valuable music catalog of Beatles hits, Jackson attorneys said in a statement. Michael Jackson restructured his finances with the help of Sony Corp., which shares ownership of his valuable…

  20. Pearl Jam's 'New' World Order

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Eddie Vedder chuckles when he looks back on the early years of Pearl Jam's lifecycle and how the group balanced the pressures of success: "You get growing pains when you get taller, but we got them wh Eddie Vedder chuckles when he looks back on the early years of Pearl Jam's…

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