1. 41OnTV

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 9 - 15, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 9 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): James Blunt (also scheduled: Donald Trump, John Cena. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Sam Moore (also scheduled: Robin…

  2. Chart Beat

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Clay Aiken, Miki Howard and more. A THOUSAND = 99: One question I'm asked all the time is if I think the contestants on "American Idol" have staying power. In the past, I've had to say that time will tell... but time keeps passing and, three years after he…

  3. A 'Rose' By Any Other Name

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Country superstar Alan Jackson admits that the urge to do something musically different on his new album may have been fueled by a comment Vince Gill made while introducing him at the CMA Awards a cou Still In 'Control' Janet Jackson conceived her new album, "20 Y.O.," as…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Robyn, "Diamonds," Janet Jackson and more! THE GIRL WONDER Hey Fred, In response to the reader who was asking about Robyn, I wanted to make sure he knew that Robyn's album "Robyn" (which features "Be Mine!") is currently…

  5. Rush Drummer Peart Chronicles Life On The 'Road'

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rush drummer/lyricist Neil Peart spent Rush's 2004 30th anniversary tour riding between gigs on the bike, an experience chronicled in his new book, "Roadshow: Landscape With Drums -- A Concert Tour by Who could blame a veteran artist from becoming bored beyond belief with the…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Stevens Salutes Christmas With Boxed Set

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In the midst of a prolific release schedule, Sufjan Stevens managed to spend one week almost every year to record an EP of Christmas songs as a gift for family and friends. In the midst of a prolific release schedule, Sufjan Stevens managed to spend one week almost every year to record an EP…

  9. It's A Celebration

    September 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT When it came time to begin work on her second solo album, Beyonce didn't even tell her manager, who also happens to be her father, that she'd booked studio time. The album, dubbed "B-Day," is due this When it came time to begin work on her second solo album, Beyonce didn&…

  10. 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…

  11. Stone's Throw Acts Get Animated On CD/DVD

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Madlib, Madvillain and late rapper/producer J Dilla are among the hip-hop artists featured on the collaborative CD/DVD set "Chrome Children," due Oct. 3 via Stones Throw/Adult Swim. Madlib, Madvillain and late rapper/producer J Dilla are among the hip-hop artists featured on the…

  12. Duran Duran Moving Along On New Album

    August 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran British pop/rock outfit Duran Duran has no desire to slow down. Despite cruising well past its 25th anniversary as a recording entity, the members of the quintet are raring to hit the road aga Veteran British pop/rock outfit Duran Duran has no desire to slow down. Despite cruising…

  13. Frank Black / Aug. 13, 2006 / Indianapolis (Birdy's)

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Not many musicians would go out on tour a month after releasing a double album of new material and proceed to play a 26-song set with only one track representing the latest record. But nobody ever sai Not many musicians would go out on tour a month after releasing a double album of new…

  14. Chavez Seeing 'Better Days' In October

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hibernating indie rock act Chavez will be celebrated this fall with the two-CD/one-DVD set "Better Days Will Haunt You." Hibernating indie rock act Chavez will be celebrated this fall with the two-CD/one-DVD set "Better Days Will Haunt You." Due Oct. 10 via Matador, the…

  15. Vintage Folk Concerts Revived For Three-CD Set

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Vintage previously unreleased performances by Bill Monroe, Mississippi John Hurt, Maybelle Carter, Dock Boggs, Doc Watson and the Stanley Brothers will be heard for the first time on the three-CD set Vintage previously unreleased performances by Bill Monroe, Mississippi John Hurt, Maybelle…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>It is announced that Oasis founding member Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs has decided to leave the band. Less than three weeks later, Paul McGuigan, the Oasis bassist known as "Guigsy," hands i 2002 - Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the…

  17. Superstars Offer Bennett Birthday Wishes

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Through the years, Tony Bennett has won the affection of an array of luminaries in the worlds of popular culture, politics and business. Through the years, Tony Bennett has won the affection of an array of luminaries in the worlds of popular culture, politics and business. Many, including…

  18. GRANT-LEE PHILLIPS, "Nineteeneighties"

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT There's always been a yucky nostalgia surrounding the '80s -- Reaganomics, "the decade of greed," and all that -- with the music of the era earning particular ridicule and frequently reduced to punchl There's always been a yucky nostalgia surrounding the '80s --…

  19. 'Gothic Box' Shines Light On Ultra Dark Music

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rhino has rounded up the top names in goth rock for the four-disc boxed set "A Life Less Lived -- The Gothic Box," due Sept. 19. Rhino has rounded up the top names in goth rock for the four-disc boxed set "A Life Less Lived -- The Gothic Box," due Sept. 19. Despite…

  20. 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…

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