1. Indie Rock On Display At Sixth Musicfest NW

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A host of top indie rock acts will descend on Portland, Ore., in September for the sixth Musicfest NW. Among the artists performing throughout the city from Sept. 7-9 are the Black Keys, Silver Jews, A host of top indie rock acts will descend on Portland, Ore., in September for the sixth…

  2. Colvin Stretches Beyond 'Four Walls'

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Shawn Colvin will ring in the "second half" of her life with "These Four Walls," due Sept. 12 via Nonesuch. Shawn Colvin will ring in the "second half" of her life with "These Four Walls," due Sept. 12 via Nonesuch. Not only has the 50-year-old artist…

  3. Perry Throws Support Behind Sierra Leone Refugees

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is sponsoring a performance tomorrow (June 30) by the Refugee All Stars Of Sierra Leone in Woodstock, Vt., where he owns a farm. Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is sponsoring a performance tomorrow (June 30) by the Refugee All Stars Of Sierra Leone in Woodstock, Vt…

  4. Billboard Bits: Diana Krall, Juvenile, The Who

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Diana Krall, Juvenile, The Who Diana Krall has christened her new album "From This Moment On" and will release it Sept. 19 via Verve. As previously reported , the album finds Krall backed by the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra on eight of its 11 tracks, which include "…

  5. Battling Tendonitis, Brion Tiptoes Back Into Performing

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For almost 10 years, noted producer and musician Jon Brion hosted a weekly residency at the Los Angeles club Largo, where any number of guests would stop by and help augment his whimsical one-man-band For almost 10 years, noted producer and musician Jon Brion hosted a weekly residency at the…

  6. Pajo Indulging Soft And Loud On New Albums

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Slint/Tortoise/Papa M principal David Pajo is indulging two sides of his musical personality with his upcoming projects. Slint/Tortoise/Papa M principal David Pajo is indulging two sides of his musical personality with his upcoming projects. First up is his second album under the moniker Pajo…

  7. Kardinal Offishall Leads MuchMusic Video Awards

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Thousands of fans surrounded MuchMusic's headquarters in Toronto while hundreds of music industry insiders partied inside to performances by Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland, Fall Out Boy, Rihanna, H Thousands of fans surrounded MuchMusic's headquarters in Toronto while hundreds of…

  8. Who's Next: Single, Album, North American Tour

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Who camp is flush with activity as the band prepares to kick off its summer European tour Saturday (June 17) at Leeds University, the site of its iconic 1970 concert album "Live at Leeds." The Who camp is flush with activity as the band prepares to kick off its summer European…

  9. Bonnaroo Tickets Sell Out

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After missing the capacity mark in 2005, Bonnaroo has now once again sold out in advance. Bonnaroo's allotment of 80,000 tickets was sold entirely through the festival's Web site. After missing the capacity mark in 2005, Bonnaroo has now once again sold out in advance. Bonnaroo'…

  10. Meat Loaf Sues Over 'Bat Out Of Hell'

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Meat Loaf has sued songwriter Jim Steinman and manager David Sonenberg over trademark rights to "Bat Out of Hell," asking for more than $50 million. Meat Loaf has sued songwriter Jim Steinman and manager David Sonenberg over trademark rights to "Bat Out of Hell," asking…

  11. Roth Predicts Van Halen Comeback

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Now out of one job, on the radio, David Lee Roth is seeking gainful employment in another capacity -- as lead singer of Van Halen. Again. Now out of one job, on the radio, David Lee Roth is seeking gainful employment in another capacity -- as lead singer of Van Halen. Again. "I see it…

  12. Underoath

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT This trip "has honestly been some of the best dude time," according to keyboardist Chris Dudley. So we have been on tour for about a week and a half now with Poison The Well , As Cities Burn and Spitfire and it has honestly been some of the best dude time that we have had on tour…

  13. Donut Call Me Daughter

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Clive Davis reaches out to Pearl Jam fans. J Records founder and music legend Clive Davis delivered 1,000 donuts to rabid Pearl Jam fans who camped out Monday (May 1) in front of Tower Records in New York to purchase the band's new self-titled album as it was released and score tickets…

  14. Richards Won't Need Surgery After Fall

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is in good spirits as he remains under observation in New Zealand after a mild concussion, according to the band's spokesperson. Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is in good spirits as he remains under observation in New Zealand after a mild…

  15. Gas Explosions Nix Goo Goo Dolls Show

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A failure in an underground electrical line apparently caused a series of gas explosions that sent utility hole covers flying and forced cancellation of a Goo Goo Dolls concert in Mount Clemens, Mich. A failure in an underground electrical line apparently caused a series of gas explosions…

  16. Soul Stars Saluting Motown, Philly Hits

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Motown-Philly connection Boyz II Men once sang about is alive and well -- and taking the form of the album "A Soulful Tale of Two Cities." The Motown-Philly connection Boyz II Men once sang about is alive and well -- and taking the form of the album "A Soulful Tale of Two…

  17. 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"…

  18. Girl Authority

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Are you ready for the next generation of girl power? Are you ready for the next generation of girl power? Nine girls ages 8-13 make up Girl Authority -- touted as a G-rated version of the Spice Girls for the ever-growing 'tween market -– and each comes with her own unique moniker and…

  19. Underground Support Brings Dir En Grey To Forefront

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Japanese metal act sees U.S. breakout, mainstream interest. Before having released an album in America, Dir En Grey is causing a commotion here. In March, the Japanese band ignited frenzied response with its first three U.S. shows. Dir en grey made its stateside debut with a showcase…

  20. ON TV

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 10-16, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 10 "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Pink. "2006 CMT Music Awards Pre-Party [TV-PG]," CMT Featured artist(s): Jason Aldean (also scheduled: Little Big Town, Van Zant). "2006 CMT…

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