1. Q&A: Pete Seeger

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Like a train in a Woody Guthrie song, Pete Seeger just can't stop. Activist and pacifist, preacher and congregant, teacher and student, Seeger, 87, still believes that a song can change the course of Like a train in a Woody Guthrie song, Pete Seeger just can't stop. Activist and…

  2. Intonation Festival / June 24-25, 2006 / Chicago (Union Park)

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Drawing thousands of indie rock fans to an obscure park on Chicago's west side is no small feat, yet as so many other stationary fests (Coachella, Bonnaroo, et al.) have shown, a good lineup knows no Last year's inaugural Intonation Festival boasted the element of surprise and…

  3. Ciara, Kelis 'Step Up' For Soundtrack

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ciara, Kelis, Chris Brown and Yung Joc are among the artists featured on the soundtrack to the romantic drama "Step Up," due in theaters Aug. 11. Ciara, Kelis, Chris Brown and Yung Joc are among the artists featured on the soundtrack to the romantic drama "Step Up," due in…

  4. Legendary Producer Arif Mardin Dies

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Arif Mardin, the legendary producer/arranger whose career spanned landmark recordings from Aretha Franklin to the Bee Gees to Norah Jones, died yesterday (June 25) in New York. Mardin was 74 and had b Arif Mardin, the legendary producer/arranger whose career spanned landmark recordings from…

  5. Jay-Z Revives 'Reasonable Doubt' In NYC

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z celebrated the 10th anniversary of his first and most critically acclaimed album, "Reasonable Doubt," by performing the set in its entirety last night (June 25) at New York's Radio City Music Ha Jay-Z celebrated the 10th anniversary of his first and most critically…

  6. This Day in Music

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Italian director Stefano Salvati sues Madonna, claiming that her "Ray of Light" video is stolen from a clip he shot in 1994 for local pop star Biagio Antonacci.<br clear="none"/><br clea 2005 - Seven years after his death, rap legend 2Pac…

  7. Billboard Bits: Phish, Ty Herndon, 'Snakes On A Plane'

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Phish, Ty Herndon, 'Snakes On A Plane' The upcoming Phish DVD " Live in Brooklyn " will be shown at 99 U.S. movie theaters on July 10, the day before the film is released via JEMP Records/Rhino. The show it chronicles, held July 17, 2004, at Coney Island, N.Y., was…

  8. Lyfe Locks In Three Six Mafia, Young Buck

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT R&B artist Lyfe Jennings has set an Aug. 15 release date for his sophomore album, "The Phoenix." R&B artist Lyfe Jennings has set an Aug. 15 release date for his sophomore album, "The Phoenix." As previously reported , the Columbia set includes a new version of…

  9. Aerosmith In Classic Frame Of Mind On New Album

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith is in the thick of work on its new studio album, which should be out in spring 2007 via Columbia. The process had not been hindered by vocalist Steven Tyler's recent throat surgery, accordin Aerosmith is in the thick of work on its new studio album, which should be out in…

  10. Thom's Debut Album Gets North American Release

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Signed to a British independent label, Thom recorded and released her debut, "Smile... It Confuses People." within the last year and a half. Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair / when record shops were on top / and vinyl was all that they stocked / and the super…

  11. Hicks Dethrones Shakira On Hot 100

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here yesterday (June 22), season five "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks' first single, "Do I Make You Proud," debuts atop the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The silver-topped Alabama crooner As tipped here yesterday (June 22), season five "American Idol…

  12. Busta's 'Bang' Crowns Three Album Charts

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Busta Rhymes brings forth his first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week with "The Big Bang." The album sold 209,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the rapper's best one- Busta Rhymes brings forth his first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week with…

  13. OutKast Reveals 'Idlewild' Details

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Additional details have come to light for the long-delayed OutKast soundtrack "Idlewild," which will be released Aug. 22 via LaFace/Zomba. First single "Mighty O," which leaked online in early May, is Additional details have come to light for the long-delayed OutKast…

  14. Korn's Davis Itching To Get Back On Stage

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Korn's Jonathan Davis is happy to be alive after a recent near-fatal bout with a blood infection, but he's also itching to get back on stage and do what he does best. "I feel good but I feel like I wa Korn's Jonathan Davis is happy to be alive after a recent near-fatal…

  15. 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…

  16. Notorious B.I.G. Retrial Postponed

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge yesterday (June 19) postponed retrial in the wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G. against the city of Los Angeles. A federal judge yesterday (June 19) postponed retrial in the wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of slain rapper…

  17. Pete Doherty Fined For Cocaine Use

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pete Doherty was fined $1,900 after police found traces of cocaine in his blood following a performance by his rock band at the Hultsfred music festival in Sweden. Pete Doherty was fined $1,900 after police found traces of cocaine in his blood following a performance by his rock band at the…

  18. 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…

  19. Furtado Stays 'Loose' On U.K. Charts

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado added to her U.K. chart achievements yesterday (June 18), starting a second week at the top of the singles chart with "Maneater" (Geffen) while her third album, "Loose," debuted at No. 5 Nelly Furtado added to her U.K. chart achievements yesterday (June 18),…

  20. This Day in Music

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Sunny skies and a mellow vibe accompany the launch in Portland, Ore., of the second annual Lilith Fair. Special guest Sinead O'Connor opens the day with a handful of songs, stirring up t 2003 - It is announced by his family that Ricardo Cane, singer of Afro…

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