1. U2 Urges Fans To 'Hunt The Lyric' For Hawaii Trip

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U2 will on Monday (Oct. 23) launch an Internet scavenger hunt, with an all-expenses paid trip to Hawaii to see the final show of the band's Vertigo tour as the grand prize. U2 will on Monday (Oct. 23) launch an Internet scavenger hunt, with an all-expenses paid trip to Hawaii to see the…

  2. Universal Sues Video Sites, IFPI Sues 8,000 File Sharers

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The music industry has launched a fresh wave of 8,000 lawsuits against alleged file-sharers around the world, escalating its drive to stamp out online piracy and encourage the use of legal download se Universal Music Group has filed lawsuits against online video sharing sites Grouper and Bolt…

  3. Shins Settle On Third Album Track List

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Shins have revealed the track list for their third Sub Pop album, "Wincing the Night Away," due Jan. 23. The Shins have revealed the track list for their third Sub Pop album, "Wincing the Night Away," due Jan. 23. The 11-track set will be preceded by the single "…

  4. Lady Sov, Pinback Go Covers Crazy On 'OC Mix 6'

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lady Sovereign, Pinback, Rogue Wave, Band Of Horses and Mates Of State are among the artists contributing exclusive covers to "OC Mix 6: Covering Our Tracks," due Dec. 5 via Warner Bros. Lady Sovereign, Pinback, Rogue Wave, Band Of Horses and Mates Of State are among the artists…

  5. Tex-Mex Singer Freddy Fender Dies At 69

    October 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Freddy Fender, the "Bebop Kid" of the Texas-Mexico border who later turned his twangy tenor into the smash country ballad "Before the Next Teardrop Falls," died yesterday. He was 69. Fender, who was d Freddy Fender, the "Bebop Kid" of the Texas-Mexico border who…

  6. This Day in Music

    October 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Puff Daddy plays his first-ever U.K. show at the official opening of the new London venue Sound Republic in Leicester Square. The invitation-only event is broadcast live by MTV U.K.<br c 2003 - The members of veteran independent rock act Dub Narcotic Sound System…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss the Dixie Chicks, Eminem and more! 'NICE' GIRLS Hello Fred, I just read that the Dixie Chicks' "Not Ready to Make Nice" hit No. 40 on the Hot AC chart six months after the song's initial release. Is it typical for a song to move so…

  8. Aguilera Going 'Back To Basics' On Tour

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Christina Aguilera will spend more than two months on the road in North America next spring, beginning Feb. 20 in Houston, Texas. The arena trek will sport opening acts the Pussycat Dolls and Danity K As expected , Christina Aguilera will spend more than two months on the road in North…

  9. Chart Beat

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Jay-Z, Monica and more! THE STATE OF 'SHOW ME': Jay-Z returns to the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with his first solo effort in a year and ties the highest-debuting single of 2006 in the process. "Show Me What You Got" (Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam) blasts onto…

  10. Timberlake Still 'Sexy' At No. 1, New Single Keeps Climbing

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" notches a seventh week atop the Billboard Hot 100 and leads the Pop 100 for a sixth frame, while his new single "My Love" continues to scale the Hot 100. The cut is the Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" notches a seventh week…

  11. Evanescence Zooms By Killers To Take No. 1

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In another major week for new releases, Evanescence's "The Open Door" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The Wind-Up effort moved 447,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the In another major week for new releases, Evanescence's "The Open…

  12. Darkness Lead Singer Hawkins Quits Band

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Singer Justin Hawkins has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. Hawkins revealed his intentions today (Oct. 11) in an interview with the Sun newspaper. "It will be an uph Singer Justin Hawkins has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug…

  13. Jay-Z Sets Date For 'Kingdom' As Single Blows Up

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z's comeback album, "Kingdom Come," has been confirmed for a Nov. 21 release date via Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam. The video for the single "Show Me What You Got" debuts Oct. 16; the track's official radi Jay-Z's comeback album , "Kingdom Come," has…

  14. 41OnTV

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 9 - 15, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 9 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): James Blunt (also scheduled: Donald Trump, John Cena. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Sam Moore (also scheduled: Robin…

  15. MySpace Hosting Concerts For Sudan Relief

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The online hangout MySpace.com will organize 20 concerts featuring bands promoted on its site such as TV On The Radio and Alice In Chains, as part of a campaign to raise awareness and money for humani The online hangout MySpace.com will organize 20 concerts featuring bands promoted on its…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>For the first time since 1995, a Garth Brooks album fails to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Brooks' ambitious but puzzling attempt to reinvent himself as an Australian rock s 2000 - Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two…

  17. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Country group Alabama joins the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hollywood mayor Johnny Grant honors band members Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, Jeff Cook and Mark Herndon during a special ceremony. T 2004 - Maverick broadcaster Howard Stern announces he will abandon terrestrial…

  18. Billboard Bits: T.J. Martell Foundation, 'Rhythms Del Mundo,' iTunes/Hear Music

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The T.J. Martell Foundation's 31st annual Awards Gala will touch down Oct. 10 at the Marriott Marquis in New York. The T.J. Martell Foundation's 31st annual Awards Gala will touch down Oct. 10 at the Marriott Marquis in New York. This year's fundraiser honors former President…

  19. Timberlake Still Tops, Akon Sets Hot 100 Record

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Showing no sign of slipping, Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" retains its lead on the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week and fronts the Pop 100 for a fifth. Meanwhile, the singer's new single, "My Love" Showing no sign of slipping, Justin Timberlake's "…

  20. Film Roundup: Ludacris Goes Elfin, Matthews Gets Dark

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris and Dave Matthews are heading to the silver screen in a holiday film and a family drama, respectively. Ludacris, whose real name is Chris Bridges, has joined the cast of the Warner Bros. Pict Ludacris and Dave Matthews are heading to the silver screen in a holiday film and a family…

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