1. Billy Joel / Jan. 10, 2006 / Jacksonville, Fla. (Veterans Memorial Arena)

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Next phase, new wave, Broadway-pop, cinematic epics, sped-rapped history lessons: Billy Joel has brought many things to many people over his three-plus decades, though he insists he's sticking by the No longer the angry young man but a gray, assured and fiery one, Billy Joel, in his…

  2. Foxx Holds Off Blige At Top Of Album Chart

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST For a second week in a row, Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" tops The Billboard 200. The J Records release sold 131,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan. Despite a 34% slip in s For a second week in a row, Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" tops…

  3. Clarkson, McGraw Win People's Choice Music Awards

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw and Green Day were the top music winners at the 32nd People's Choice Awards, held last night (Jan. 10) at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and broadcast on CBS. Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw and Green Day were the top music winners at the 32nd People's…

  4. This Day in Music

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Rosemary Clooney undergoes successful lung cancer surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The 73-year-old singer and former TV personality has the upper lobe of her left lung remo 2005 - Spencer Dryden, the drummer for legendary rock band the Jefferson…

  5. Billy Joel: The Life & Times Of An Angry Young Man

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Successful, volatile, creative, self—aware and self—destructive, singer—songwriter Billy Joel's life reads like a popular novel. Hank Bordowitz's "Billy Joel: The Life & Times of an Angry Yo Doesn't Matter What They Say in the Papers Late in the winter of 1980, ads…

  6. REGIS PHILBIN, "The Regis Philbin Christmas Album"

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST For its intended market, this collection of juiceless standards (and one original) powered by Philbin's surprisingly ineffective voice and inflated by big-band producer Steve Tyrell, is inoffensive en Customers who purchase "The Regis Philbin Christmas Album" at one major…

  7. Billboard Bits: U2, Big Head Todd, Harry Shearer

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on U2, Big Head Todd, Harry Shearer U2 has begun adding dates to the 2006 edition of its box-office busting Vertigo tour, including an April 8 show at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, the group's first appearance in Hawaii since 1985. Also new to the itinerary is a Feb. 28 show in…

  8. Pearl Jam Goes Through The Camera Eye

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Photographer Lance Mercer has put the finishing touches on his second Pearl Jam photo book, "5x1: Pearl Jam Through the Eye of Lance Mercer," which will appear this spring. In tandem with fellow renowned Seattle photographer Charles Peterson, Lance Mercer in 1998 issued the first…

  9. Solo Stars Dream On (continued...)

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Page two of a Destiny's Child artist feature. Sony Urban Music president Lisa Ellis recalls that early on, the girls' talent and determination left a lasting impression. She witnessed both qualities during the group's first radio promo show for top 40 WJJS Roanoke, Va. "…

  10. Lovett, Raitt Celebrate 'Crossroads'

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Longtime friendship leads to 'Crossroads' pairing for Bonnie Raitt and Lyle Lovett. Twenty years ago a lanky young country singer from Texas headed to Milwaukee to open a concert for a raspy-voiced blues rocker. Lyle Lovett arrived a day early for the show with Bonnie Raitt and got…

  11. Ask Billboard

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about the 'Grease' Soundtrack, Whitney Houston and Crossfade. 'GREASE' IS THE WORD Keith, As the manager of Billboard's Pop Catalog and Soundtracks charts, you must certainly be aware of how well the "Grease" soundtrack…

  12. Fall Out Boy Readies First Headlining Arena Tour

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST It has been a slow and steady climb to Chicago rock group Fall Out Boy's first North American headlining arena tour. It has been a slow and steady climb to Chicago rock group Fall Out Boy's first North American headlining arena tour. The best new artist Grammy nominees' major…

  13. On TV

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 9-15, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 9 "Attack of the Show," G4 Featured artist(s): Project 86 (also scheduled: Uwe Boll). "Influenc'd: Green Day," Fuse Featured artist(s): Green Day, Hawthorne Heights, blink-182, Bayside/Name Taken, Taking Back…

  14. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Just a few months ago, Sia feared her second full-length album would never see an official U.S. release. After Go Beat/Island issued her "Colour the Small One" in the United Kingdom in January 2004, s The debut albums from up-and-coming rock acts We Are Scientists (“With Love and…

  15. Beyonce Putting Film Ahead Of New Album

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST With Destiny's Child having split last fall, group member Beyonce is focusing on her role in the upcoming film "Dreamgirls" before she transitions back into recording mode. Discussions are under way a With Destiny's Child having split last fall, group member Beyonce is…

  16. Billboard Bits: Tom Vek, Pointer Sisters/Natalia, Go-Betweens

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Tom Vek, Pointer Sisters/Natalia, Go-Betweens Singer/songwriter Tom Vek has been tapped to perform his single "C-C (You Set the Fire in Me") on an upcoming episode of the Fox series "The O.C.," Billboard.com has learned. The performance will take place in the show&…

  17. Billboard Bits: Songwriters Hall, Big & Rich, Pretty Girls Make Graves

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Canadian Songwriters Hall, Big & Rich, Pretty Girls Make Graves Willie Nelson, k.d. lang, and Rufus Wainwright are among the performers tapped to perform Feb. 5 at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Third Annual Gala in Toronto. The event will be broadcast nationally on both…

  18. Foxx Overtakes Blige On Album Chart

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST After debuting a week ago at No. 2, Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" rises to the top of The Billboard 200, trading places with last week's No. 1, Mary J. Blige's "The Breakthrough." The J Records set mak After debuting a week ago at No. 2, Jamie Foxx's …

  19. The Subways

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Having conquered 'The O.C.,' U.K. rock sensations aim for the rest of the United States. The Subways have already established themselves as one of the United Kingdom's newest rock sensations. In 2004, the London-based rock band won the Glastonbury Festival Unsigned Performers…

  20. Conversations With Tom Petty

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Paul Zollo conducted a series of in-depth discussions with Tom Petty about his career, with special focus on his songwriting. The conversations are reprinted in this book -- the first authorized book CALIFORNIA So you went to California with the intention of getting a deal? tp: Yeah. We sent…

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