1. Timberlake Remains No. 1 Amid Five Top 10 Debuts

    September 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Amid debuts by several major new releases this week, Justin Timberlake's "FutureSex/LoveSounds" keeps the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 warm for a second time. Despite a sales drop of 68%, the Jive Amid debuts by several major new releases this week, Justin Timberlake's …

  2. LOS ABANDONED, "Mix Tape"

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With their aptly titled debut, bilingual L.A. foursome Los Abandoned turn the wildly varying musical references and self-awareness wrought from growing up in the big city into an energetic excuse to r With their aptly titled debut, bilingual L.A. foursome Los Abandoned turn the wildly varying…

  3. THE BIG SLEEP, "Son of the Tiger"

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The band comes crashing out of the gates with the unrelenting "Brown Beauty," whose jet plane guitar and buzzing synth lift the song toward a dramatic, heart-pounding climax. The Big Sleep, a mostly instrumental trio from Brooklyn, N.Y., touches down with an uncommonly strong debut…

  4. Q&A: Fergie And Will.I.Am On "The Dutchess"

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fergie has been preparing a lifetime for moments like these. Clad in booty-baring shorts and flanked by a brigade of costumed Brits, she marched down the red carpet during MTV's Video Music Awards pre Fergie has been preparing a lifetime for moments like these. Clad in booty-baring…

  5. 'Weird Al' Won't Back Down On Twelfth Album

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "Weird Al" Yankovic reports that his new single, the Star Trek-quoting, D&D-referencing, comic-obsessed tour de force called "White and Nerdy," represents nothing less than "a culmination of a lif "Weird Al" Yankovic reports that his new single, the Star…

  6. Newsom Follows Orchestral Muse Underwater On 'Ys'

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "The things I wanted to write about, the ideas I was interested in, demanded longer songs," Newsom tells Billboard.com. Indie chanteuse Joanna Newsom went to the depths of the ocean for her sophomore set, " Ys ," due Nov. 14 via Drag City. The effort, which surrounds her…

  7. 39OnTV

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2006. MONDAY, SEPT. 25 "Imus in the Morning," MSNBC Featured Artist(s): Cheap Trick. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Kenny Chesney (also scheduled: Matthew Perrymakes). "Live with Regis and…

  8. This Day in Music

    September 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Hank Williams is the subject of the first-ever country music symposium at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. "A Tribute To Hank Williams" begins with Lucinda Williams, Kim R 2003 - Rising British singer/songwriter Matthew Jay dies after falling…

  9. Toby Love

    September 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Move over Lil Jon, there's a new king in town -- Toby Love, the king of crunkchata. Move over Lil Jon, there's a new king in town -- Toby Love, the king of crunkchata. Never heard of chunkchata before? That's because Love is looking to start a new Latin music revolution by…

  10. 'Tequila!' Sax Man Danny Flores Dies

    September 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Danny Flores, who played the saxophone and shouted the word "tequila!" in the 1950s hit song "Tequila!", has died. Danny Flores, who played the saxophone and shouted the word "tequila!" in the 1950s hit song "Tequila!," has died. He was 77. Flores, who…

  11. Legacy Takes Cash Back To 'San Quentin'

    September 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Columbia/Legacy will on Nov. 17 release a two-CD/one-DVD edition of Johnny Cash's "Johnny Cash at San Quentin," originally released in 1969 as a 10-song LP. Columbia/Legacy will on Nov. 17 release a two-CD/one-DVD edition of Johnny Cash's "Johnny Cash at San Quentin,…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Diana Ross is held in police custody at London's Heathrow Airport for several hours following an incident involving a member of the airport's security staff. Ross is arrested then cautio 2002 - Sting receives an Emmy for the A&E documentary, "Sting…

  13. Powerman 5000

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT On the flipside we played a quaint little town called Cheboygen (yeah, I've never heard of it either). There was this weird chick in the front row who kept punching me in the leg. Rockford, Ill., Columbus, Ohio, Detroit, Mich., Cheboygen, Mich., Cleveland, Ohio, Philadelphia, Hartford,…

  14. Cee-Lo's Inner 'Freak' Revealed On Best-Of

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With the mega-selling Gnarls Barkley having brought Cee-Lo to new levels of mainstream visibility, Arista/Legacy has rounded up favorites from his work solo and with Goodie Mob for a new compilation. With the mega-selling Gnarls Barkley having brought Cee-Lo to new levels of mainstream…

  15. Beyonce A No-Show But Wins Big At MOBO Awards

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce Knowles took home three awards at last night's (Sept. 20) MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards in London, but was booed by the audience when she failed to turn up and pick up her trophies. Beyonce Knowles took home three awards at last night's (Sept. 20) MOBO (Music of Black…

  16. Dave Stewart In Rhythm For HBO Series

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT HBO is launching a music-themed interview show hosted by British rock musician Dave Stewart. The cable network has ordered six half-hour episodes of the show to air early next year. HBO is launching a music-themed interview show hosted by British rock musician Dave Stewart. The cable network…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>"Reverb," HBO's live music show, debuts with performances from Alanis Morissette and Everlast.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video…

  18. Timberlake Earns First No. 1 Album With 'FutureSex'

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a major week for new releases, Justin Timberlake's "FutureSex/LoveSounds" (Jive) rises to the top of The Billboard 200 with 684,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's In a major week for new releases, Justin Timberlake's "…

  19. Mariah, Chilis, Peas, Nickelback Top AMA Noms

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With three nominations each, Mariah Carey, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Black Eyed Peas and Nickelback lead the field for the 2006 American Music Awards, to be broadcast live by ABC on Nov. 21 from With three nominations each, Mariah Carey, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Black Eyed Peas and…

  20. 38OnTV

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 18-25, 2006. MONDAY, SEPT. 18 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Dilana Smith (also scheduled: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bradley Whitford). "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Lionel Richie (also scheduled: Dr. Phil…

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