1. Miranda Lambert

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Supporting 'the king of country music,' duck hunting and so much more. So, in case you missed it, my diary during the Keith Urban tour last August and September turned into a weekly column for CMT.com. Apparently, somebody at Billboard thought my ramblings made for good reading; so,…

  2. 2006: A Better Than Solid Start

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST The New Year brings with it promises of great new music, and so far, it's delivering. I begin every new year with the excitement of a puppy. The slate is wiped clean and the new music that filters in carries with it much promise for the coming months. Romantic? Possibly. A bit too pie…

  3. Update: Tool Joins Depeche Mode As Coachella Headliner

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tool will join Depeche Mode as the headliners for the 2006 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which will be held April 29-30 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Tool performed at the first Tool will join Depeche Mode as the headliners for the 2006 Coachella Valley Music & Arts…

  4. Ask Billboard

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Cher, Paula Abdul and the AAA radio format. CHER-ING NEW SONGS? Hey Keith, Rumor has it that Diane Warren, who penned "If I Could Turn Back Time" for Cher, is writing new material for the latter's upcoming album. Do you have any news on…

  5. Packing In Pakistan

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bryan Adams performs in Pakistan. Bryan Adams waves to the crowd at a concert in Karachi, Pakistan. The Jan. 29 gig was the first big concert by a Western performer in the country in decades. The show helped raise money intended to aid students affected by country's Oct. 8 earthquake.…

  6. On TV

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2005. MONDAY, JAN. 30 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Leif Garrett (also scheduled: Mark DiCarlo, Garrett's mother Carolyn Stellar). "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Barry Manilow (also scheduled: Rosie…

  7. Arctic Monkeys Earn Fastest-Selling U.K. Debut

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Arctic Monkeys have achieved the fastest-selling debut album in British chart history, opening at No. 1 yesterday (Jan. 29) thanks to sales of 360,000 copies of "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What Arctic Monkeys have achieved the fastest-selling debut album in British chart…

  8. Beenie Man Readying 'Undisputed' New Set

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST A new Beenie Man single, "Hmm Hmm," is due to reach U.S. airwaves in late March. The track was produced by Tony Kelly (Sean Paul, Wayne Wonder) and will appear on the reggae artist's new album, "Undis A new Beenie Man single, "Hmm Hmm," is due to reach U.S.…

  9. Billboard Bits: Pearl Jam, Gov't Mule, the 5 Browns

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Pearl Jam, Gov't Mule, the 5 Browns As Pearl Jam nears completion on its new studio album , the group has finalized the track list for its upcoming holiday single, sent annually to members of its Ten Club fan organization. This year's single will feature a live cover of the…

  10. Elliott 'Sticking' With Soundtrack Work

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Missy Elliott is knee-deep in a career first, co-scoring the upcoming Disney/Touchstone Pictures film "Stick It." Starring Jeff Bridges and Missy Peregrym, the April 2006 theatrical release centers on Missy Elliott is knee-deep in a career first, co-scoring the upcoming Disney…

  11. P.O.D. Testifies

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Christian rock act P.O.D. holds firm to faith on new album. P.O.D. believes you can go home again. After tussling with Christian retailers over the cover of its last studio album, 2003's "Payable on Death," the hard rock band will once again try to appeal to their mainstream…

  12. This Day in Music

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Blues drummer S.P. Leary dies at the age of 67 of complications from cancer. During his half-century-long career, the Texas-born musician supported such performers as T-Bone Walker, Mudd 2003 - U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles'…

  13. Foxx Back On Top Of The Billboard 200

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST The game of musical chairs continues on The Billboard 200 with Mary J. Blige's "The Breakthrough" and Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" flip-flopping again. With sales of just over 97,200 copies in the Uni The game of musical chairs continues on The Billboard 200 with…

  14. Sparxxx Hopes Third Album's 'The Charm'

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST With a new label and a new, club-friendly sound, southern rapper Bubba Sparxxx is viewing his third album as a new beginning. With a new label and a new, club-friendly sound, southern rapper Bubba Sparxxx is viewing his third album as a new beginning. "It's like the sun comin'…

  15. Morningwood

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Waking up to pop's latest buzz band can be an, um... er... exciting experience. Got Morningwood? It's not as intimate a question as it might seem. Instead, it's merely a radar check, for if you don't, it's likely time to get your hands on the self-titled debut by this…

  16. Everything I'm Cracked Up To Be (continued)

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a series of dizzying, hilarious, heartbreaking snapshots, Jen Trynin captures what it's like to be catapulted to the edge of rock stardom, only to plummet back down to earth. "Everything I'm Cracke Jen eventually signs with Warner Bros., who re-release "Cockamamie,"…

  17. Everything I'm Cracked Up To Be: A Rock & Roll Fairy Tale

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a series of dizzying, hilarious, heartbreaking snapshots, Jen Trynin captures what it's like to be catapulted to the edge of rock stardom, only to plummet back down to earth. "Everything I'm Cracke "With plenty to say and ample musical gifts with which to say it, Boston…

  18. Yellowcard Lights Its Fuse

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Yellowcard's Ryan Key and Sean Mackin perform for the music network. Lead singer Ryan Key, center, and violinist Sean Mackin of Yellowcard perform Jan. 23 for Fuse in New York. The concert will be broadcast Feb. 7 on the music network's "7th Avenue Drop." Yellowcard's…

  19. Superstar Collaborations Join Grammy Lineup

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Irish rockers U2 will be joined by R&B diva Mary J. Blige as one of several big name collaborations during the upcoming 48th annual Grammy Awards. Also due to pair up on stage are Faith Hill and K Irish rockers U2 will be joined by R&B diva Mary J. Blige as one of several big name…

  20. Billboard Bits: J. Lo, Toni Braxton, Laurie Berkner Band

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Jennifer Lopez, Toni Braxton, Laurie Berkner Band Jennifer Lopez's Nuyorican Productions and Sony BMG Film have acquired the rights to the feature film "Reggaeton." The project follows an aspiring New York rapper's relocation to Puerto Rico, where he discovers a…

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