1. Ashlee Simpson Hitting The Road This Summer

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ashlee Simpson will visit arenas, amphitheatres and clubs on her summer North American tour, which begins June 5 in Santa Barbara, Calif., and will feature support from Sire rock act the Veronicas. Ashlee Simpson will visit arenas, amphitheatres and clubs on her summer North American tour,…

  2. ON TV

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 24-30, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 24 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Bruce Springsteen. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Elton John (also scheduled: Kim Raver). "American Chopper: Billy Joel Bike,…

  3. Fiona Taps Rice, Garza For Summer Trek

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Having completed a supporting run with Coldplay, Fiona Apple will embark on a summer headlining tour, beginning June 20 in Phoenix. Having completed a supporting run with Coldplay, Fiona Apple will embark on a summer headlining tour, beginning June 20 in Phoenix. Damien Rice will join Apple…

  4. Crowes Nab Randolph, Truckers For Summer Tour

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Black Crowes have nabbed Robert Randolph and the Family Band as well as the Drive-By Truckers for a nine-week summer tour. The outing will kick off June 10 in Seattle and run through Aug. 12 at Co The Black Crowes have nabbed Robert Randolph and the Family Band as well as the Drive-By…

  5. ON TV

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 17-23, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 17 “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): Jamie Foxx (also scheduled: Jeff Bridges). “My Music Mix,” Great American Country Featured artist(s): Sara Evans “VH1 News Presents: Blackmail,” VH1 Featured artist(s):…

  6. Thomas, Jewel Plan Tandem Tour

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic labelmates Rob Thomas and Jewel will combine forces for a seven-week tour that will open May 23 in Clearwater, Fla. Making it an Atlantic roster hat trick, Toby Lightman will support the most Atlantic labelmates Rob Thomas and Jewel will combine forces for a seven-week tour that will…

  7. Ne-Yo, 'X-Factor' Contestants Top U.K. Charts

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST American R&B singer Ne-Yo's recent Billboard Hot 100 No.1 "So Sick" (Def Jam) climbed to the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (March 26), while two runners-up on December's "X Factor" talen American R&B singer Ne-Yo's recent Billboard Hot 100…

  8. Skynyrd, 3 Doors Down Making 'Trouble' On Tour

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Lynyrd Skynyrd and 3 Doors Down will co-headline this summer's 15-date Double Trouble tour, which begins June 25 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati. Lynyrd Skynyrd and 3 Doors Down will co-headline this summer's 15-date Double Trouble tour, which begins June 25 at Riverbend…

  9. Orson, Rae Lead New U.K. Charts

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST California band Orson achieved the rare feat of climbing to the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (March 19) with its first hit, "No Tomorrow" (Mercury). California band Orson achieved the rare feat of climbing to the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (March 19) with its…

  10. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>More than a quarter-century after its release as a double album of amplified noise and feedback, former Velvet Underground leader Lou Reed's "Metal Machine Music" gets its first live per 2005 - Prolific singer/songwriter/guitarist Lalo Guerrero, known…

  11. NIN Drafts Bauhaus, TV On The Radio For Tour

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nine Inch Nails has drafted goth legends Bauhaus and its new Interscope labelmate TV On The Radio for its summer North American tour. The trek will begin May 27 in Ridgefield, Wash., and will feature Nine Inch Nails has drafted goth legends Bauhaus and its new Interscope labelmate TV On The…

  12. Ask Billboard

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Clay Aiken, the Rolling Stones and En Vogue. ACHIN' FOR AIKEN Hi, When is Clay Aiken going to release his next studio album? I've read some news saying that he started working on it back in March 2005 but there is still no news about its…

  13. 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…

  14. DMB Spending Summer On The Road

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Keeping with tradition, the Dave Matthews Band will spend the summer on the road in North America. Keeping with tradition, the Dave Matthews Band will spend the summer on the road in North America. So far, 49 dates have been announced, beginning May 30 in Maryland Heights, Mo., and running…

  15. This Day in Music

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>One day after being charged, rocker Tommy Lee is free on bail after pleading innocent to charges of abusing his wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, and their baby son. A judge reluctantly 2001 - Returning home after a 46-year absence, guitarist Carlos Santana unveils…

  16. This Day in Music

    February 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Tim Kelly, guitarist for Slaughter, dies from injuries suffered in a collision on a remote highway in Arizona. Kelly, 34, is driving on State Route 96 when an 18-wheel tractor-trailer ja 2003 - Legendary Czech crooner Karel Gott announces that he would consider…

  17. This Day in Music

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>LeAnn Rimes takes to the Web to directly address her fans about her ongoing legal wrangling and to apologize for the recently released album "I Need You," which she says she was "shocked 2005 - Rob Thomas' solo debut single, "Lonely No More,…

  18. 2006: A Better Than Solid Start

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST The New Year brings with it promises of great new music, and so far, it's delivering. I begin every new year with the excitement of a puppy. The slate is wiped clean and the new music that filters in carries with it much promise for the coming months. Romantic? Possibly. A bit too pie…

  19. This Day in Music

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Blues drummer S.P. Leary dies at the age of 67 of complications from cancer. During his half-century-long career, the Texas-born musician supported such performers as T-Bone Walker, Mudd 2003 - U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles'…

  20. Universal Breathes Digital Life Into Rare Recordings

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group International is resuscitating its deleted European repertoire exclusively for digital downloading in an extensive multi-year program. Universal Music Group International is resuscitating its deleted European repertoire exclusively for digital downloading in an extensive…

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