1. Montreux On The Record

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT From the beginning of the Montreux Jazz Festival four decades ago, festival founder Claude Nobs sought to record every artist who appeared on its stages. From the beginning of the Montreux Jazz Festival four decades ago, festival founder Claude Nobs sought to record every artist who appeared…

  2. Q&A: Montreux Jazz Festival Founder Claude Nobs

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard interview with the founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival. The Montreux Jazz Festival, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this summer, may well be one of the world's best-known live music events. Montreux has a remarkable history of presenting global superstars from…

  3. Q&A: Montreux Founder Claude Nobs (continued)

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard interview with the founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival - page two. This year you have quite a few artists who will be performing who have been regulars at Montreux. It's becoming something like Claude Nobs & friends. Exactly. Carlos Santana, for example, will be…

  4. Q&A: Montreux Founder Claude Nobs (continued)

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard interview with the founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival - page three. The cost of booking artists has been rising in past years. How do you deal with this new environment? In general, artists accept lower fees because it is Montreux. They also accept to be filmed and they get a…

  5. This Day in Music

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>The British punk revivalist band Manic Street Preachers refuse to play a concert to mark the opening of Wales' parliament because Queen Elizabeth II is present. The Welsh group has vowed 2004 - Toby Keith is the big winner at the 39th annual Academy of Country…

  6. Chamillionaire 'Rides' To Top Of Hot 100

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Chamillionaire's "Ridin'" featuring Krayzie Bone ascends two rungs to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut ends the three-week run of Rihanna's "SOS," which falls to No. 3 on the Hot 10 Chamillionaire's "Ridin'" featuring…

  7. MTV Dances With Combs Pilot

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MTV and Sean "Diddy" Combs are TV's newest dance partners. The network and Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment have entered a pilot agreement for an untitled dance competition series. MTV and Sean "Diddy" Combs are TV's newest dance partners. The network and Combs&…

  8. Rinôçérôse

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT iPod commercial helps French duo dent U.S. market. French duo Rinôçérôse -- Jean-Philippe Freu and Patrice Carrie -- formed more than 10 years ago. But the band is just finding mainstream success in the States, thanks to the song "Cubicle" appearing in a current iPod commercial.…

  9. Chili's Warm To No. 1 Album Post Again

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A week after making its first No. 1 appearance on The Billboard 200, Red Hot Chili Peppers linger for another frame at the top of the chart with "Stadium Arcadium." The feat is accomplished even thoug A week after making its first No. 1 appearance on The Billboard 200, Red Hot Chili…

  10. RBD: So Hot, So Fast

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As they juggle an international concert tour with ongoing filming in Mexico City of their daily TV soap opera "Rebelde," the members of best-selling Mexican pop group RBD are living on the run. As they juggle an international concert tour with ongoing filming in Mexico City of their…

  11. Korn Brings Live DVD To A Theater Near You

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Korn is gearing up marketing efforts in support of the upcoming DVD "KORN: Live on the Other Side," with plans for a nationwide premiere in 100 movie theaters to launch the release. Korn is gearing up marketing efforts in support of the upcoming DVD "KORN: Live on the Other…

  12. Taproot Assesses Career, Options

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Disappointed by sales of its third album, "Blue Sky Research," the members of Taproot have made adjustments to the way they do business and are even considering a future that may not include its curre Disappointed by sales of its third album, "Blue Sky Research," the…

  13. Ask Billboard

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Pet Shop Boys, TLC, Salt-N-Pepa and a pop-leaning LeAnn Rimes. PET SHOP SHOPPING Hey Keith, Thanks for bringing enjoyment every week with your column and awesome statistics. Now, speaking of which, I'm a big Pet Shop Boys fan and I'm really…

  14. 21OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 22-29, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley (also scheduled: Bruce Willis). "Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball," ABC Featured artist(s): John Legend, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight,…

  15. Mariah Sharing 'Adventures' On Two-Month Tour

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey will hit the road for the first time in more than three years this summer on the "Adventures of Mimi: The Voice, The Hits, The Tour" arena outing. Dates get underway Aug. 5 in Miami and a Mariah Carey will hit the road for the first time in more than three years this…

  16. Chart Beat Chat

    May 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses the 4 “Ws” in country, discrepancies in methodology, Rihanna and some of the biggest climbs yet this year. JOURNALISM 101 Hi Fred, I've always enjoyed your column and wanted to drop you a line to point out a chart oddity on the Hot Country Songs chart. The four most recent…

  17. Hughes Pays Tribute To Queens, Strokes

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With the Eagles Of Death Metal sophomore effort "Death by Sexy" released last month, the group plans to support it with roadwork for the foreseeable future. With the Eagles Of Death Metal sophomore effort "Death by Sexy" released last month, the group plans to support it…

  18. Nas Declares 'Hip Hop Is Dead'

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Recent Def Jam signee Nas will deliver his first album for the label, "Hip-Hop Is Dead," in late September. The rapper made the announcement last night (May 18) while performing on the first leg of la Recent Def Jam signee Nas will deliver his first album for the label in late…

  19. Eurovision Milestone Set For Tonight

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Eurovision Song Contest reached a milestone last year when the 50th running of the Pan-European competition took place in Kiev, Ukraine. Tonight (May 18), the veteran song contest will reach anoth The Eurovision Song Contest reached a milestone last year when the 50th running of the Pan…

  20. Rihanna's 'SOS' Signals 3rd Week At No. 1

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rihanna's "SOS" notches a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut also remains No. 1 on the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts for the same span. Daniel Powter's former Hot 100 char Rihanna's "SOS" notches a third week atop the Billboard…

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