1. 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…

  2. 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. "…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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&…

  10. 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…

  11. 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 …

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. NYE Dolls

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST The New York Dolls perform in New York on New Year's Eve. New York Dolls singer David Johansen performs at the ESPN New Year's Eve concert at the Hard Rock Cafe. The recently reunited Dolls originally formed in the Big Apple and plan to record again this year. News David Johansen …

  15. Strokes Out To 'Impress'

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST With their third release, the Strokes aim to catch the zeitgeist of a 2001 debut that took the rock world by storm. In 2001, the Strokes transcended the New York club scene in a flash. They became international rock stars, selling 1 million copies of their RCA debut "Is This It" in…

  16. Green Day Starting With Silence On New CD

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Green Day hopes 2006 brings the sounds of silence. One of the big winners at the Dec. 6 Billboard Music Awards, the band headed to Australia after the awards show for two concerts before officially pu Green Day hopes 2006 brings the sounds of silence. One of the big winners at the Dec. 6…

  17. This Day In Music

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST - Composer/band leader/pianist and lounge-music icon Juan Garcia Esquivel dies in Jiutepec, Mexico, following a stroke. He is 83. 2004 - Britney Spears, 22, gets married in Las Vegas to childhood sweetheart Jason Allan Alexander from Kentwood, Louisiana. The lovebirds are hitched at 5 AM…

  18. On TV

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 2-8, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 2 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Willie Nelson. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Ginuwine (also scheduled: Tea Leoni, Enrique Murciano). "Inked: Rockers & Ribbons," A&E…

  19. Shayne Ward, Eminem Lead U.K. Charts

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST "X Factor" winner Shayne Ward begins 2006 as he ended the old year, with a second week atop the U.K. singles chart for "That's My Goal" (Syco Music/Sony BMG). "X Factor" winner Shayne Ward begins 2006 as he ended the old year, with a second week atop the U.K…

  20. Ringin' In The New Year

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST At best, New Year's Eve is not only a time to celebrate another year passing, but also a time to see great music. New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas will be hosting the biggest names in pop and rock, At best, New Year's Eve is not only a time to celebrate another year passing, but…

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