1. Bon Savants

    November 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bon Savants leader Thomas Moran left his post as a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to prep for the release of his band's debut, "Post Rock Defends the Nation." Bon Savants leader Thomas Moran left his post as a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Diddy, Ludacris, Janet and the Scissor Sisters. DIDDY OR DIDN'T HE? Hi Fred: With his album "Press Play" debuting atop of The Billboard 200, Diddy is reported to be "scor[ing his] first No. 1 album in nine years," according to the headline…

  3. Billboard Charts Reprocessed; Top Six Albums Unchanged

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A system failure at a significant chain made it impossible for data from that company's stores to be included when Nielsen SoundScan processed the sales charts that were released Sept. 29 on Billboard A system failure at a significant chain made it impossible for data from that company&…

  4. This Day in Music

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1987 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Who's That Girl," Madonna. It is the title song of Madonna's third film.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1998 - Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near…

  5. Pitchfork Music Festival / July 29-30, 2006 / Chicago (Union Park)

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT On the scorching hot first day of Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival, there was one band that was able to inspire an audience clap-along without any prodding from the stage. That band was Britain's Ar On the scorching hot first day of Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival, there…

  6. Usher To Make Broadway Debut In 'Chicago'

    July 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT R&B superstar Usher will soon be crooning a Broadway melody. The multi-platinum recording artist and five-time Grammy winner will take over the role of conniving lawyer Billy Flynn in the long-run R&B superstar Usher will soon be crooning a Broadway melody. The multi-platinum…

  7. Billboard Bits: Idols Live, Copeland, Gabriel

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Idols Live tour adds dates, pioneering booking agent Ian Copeland dies, Peter Gabriel joins video company's advisory board. A total of 19 dates have been added to the American Idols Live! Tour, which will now kick off July 5 with the first of two shows in Manchester, N.H. The trek now…

  8. Osaka Popstar Readies Punk-Driven Debut

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Misfts' John Cafiero and Jerry Only, the Ramones' Marky Ramone, Black Flag's Dez Cadena and Richard Hell and the Voidoids' Ivan Julian have completed their long-in-the-works debut as Osaka Popstar The Misfts' John Cafiero and Jerry Only, the Ramones' Marky…

  9. R. Kelly / March 26, 2006 / Jacksonville, Fla. (Times-Union Center)

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST If you are one of those people who finds the music of R. Kelly a little too thoughtfully subtle, it's probably time you witness the method by which he closes the main set of his Light It Up tour: by d If you are one of those people who finds the music of R. Kelly a little too…

  10. This Day in Music

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Tony McCarroll, the drummer fired by British rock band Oasis, settles his legal action against the group - but for far less than the millions legal experts had predicted. Tony McCarroll, 2003 - Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The…

  11. Fagen Preps For 'Morph'

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST The alternate musical universe of Steely Dan principal Donald Fagen comes alive in his third solo album. Finding love in an airport security line, a ghostly feline hovering above New York and imaginary conversations with the late Ray Charles are not usual topics addressed in rock'n'…

  12. Gilmour Fine Without Floyd On New Album, Tour

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST David Gilmour has remained quiet since Pink Floyd's unexpected reunion last July for the Live 8 concert at Hyde Park, but hardly inactive. The man described as "the guitar and the voice of Pink Floyd" David Gilmour has remained quiet since Pink Floyd's unexpected reunion…

  13. R. Kelly Goes 'Show Biz' For Spring Tour

    February 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Having already brought to life the multiple characters of the epic musical saga "Trapped in the Closet," R. Kelly is putting another twist on his own identity. The veteran R&B artist will hit the Having already brought to life the multiple characters of the epic musical saga …

  14. Lollapalooza Returning To Chicago Park

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST It appears Lollapalooza will return to Hutchinson Field at Chicago's Grant Park, with dates tenatively set for Aug. 4-6. It appears Lollapalooza will return to Hutchinson Field at Chicago's Grant Park, with dates tenatively set for Aug. 4-6. Lollapallooza is produced by Austin,…

  15. Clarkson Won't Let 'Idol' Use Her Songs

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Singer Kelly Clarkson, who vaulted to fame as the first "American Idol" winner in 2002, is not letting any of her songs be used by new contestants on the show. Singer Kelly Clarkson, who vaulted to fame as the first "American Idol" winner in 2002, is not letting any of her…

  16. Juliet

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Desperate times call for desperate measures. September 25 Let me write about last night: Philadelphia We pulled up to the World Café and there was already a band on. I went to the dressing room that we had used 2 weeks ago to lay down. It was full of guys who were in the 3 bands on before us.…

  17. Apple Corps Sues EMI Over Beatles Royalties

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Beatles' Apple Corps has sued EMI for more than $52.9 million in a row over unpaid record royalties. London-based Apple Corps Ltd. yesterday (Dec. 15) launched proceedings in the High Court in Lon The Beatles' Apple Corps has sued EMI for more than $52.9 million in a row over…

  18. Juliet

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Television is addictive, venting is theraputic. September 18 3:18 pm There is a tom cruise movie on now. Come on Jim, you can’t be serious about watching this. I can’t avoid the tv situation because wireless internet only works in the living room. Tom is young and she is hot And the music wow…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey, Madonna, British acts, artists named "Brown" and tequila songs are among the topics Fred discusses with readers. ONE SWEET YEAR Fred, I was not the least bit surprised when Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" was awarded Hot 100 Song of the Year at the…

  20. Juliet

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The perils of touring are many and include tables and chairs. September 11 I woke up this morning in Philadelphia. Four years later… God Bless us all. Last night was a trip. It’s midnight and I’m back in NY I spent the day with friends… in another life. Right, the show… None of us knew what…

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