1. 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'…

  2. Billboard Bits: Junos, Top Of The Pops, Neil Young

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Junos, Top Of The Pops, Neil Young U.K. rock group Coldplay joins native crooner Michael Buble and rock act Nickelback as the first artists confirmed to perform at Canada's 2006 Juno Awards ceremony. The April 2 event will take place at the Halifax (Nova Scotia) Metro Centre and…

  3. Ashcroft Gets Symphonic At Album Premiere

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft introduced his upcoming album, "Keys to the World," Wednesday night with a performance at London's Mermaid Theater, supported both by his own band and by the BBC Former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft introduced his upcoming album, "…

  4. Blunt, Kaiser Chiefs Lead Brit Award Nominations

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST With five nods each, newcomers James Blunt and Kaiser Chiefs are the frontrunners heading into the Brit Awards 2006, to be held Feb. 15 at London's Earl's Court. With five nods each, newcomers James Blunt and Kaiser Chiefs are the frontrunners heading into the Brit Awards 2006, to…

  5. 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…

  6. Ward, Eminem Rule U.K. Christmas Charts

    December 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Shayne Ward, the winner of last week's "The X Factor" TV talent series, achieved the much-sought Christmas No. 1 single in the U.K. with "That's My Goal" (Syco Music/Sony BMG). The single sold a remar Shayne Ward, the Manchester-born winner of last week's …

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses chart rules, Elvis' chart career, his favorites of 2005 and more with readers. WHY ISN'T 'CHRISTMAS' PRESENT? Hi Fred, I noticed that "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey is the No. 1 song on the digital download chart. My question…

  8. Chart Beat

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chart news about Mariah Carey, Kristine W, James Blunt and Nelly, as well as Fred's top singles and albums of the year. GIFT-WRAPPED: For the first time in the short history of Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart, a track that is not a current hit ranks No. 1. The 11-year-old song …

  9. Apple In The Big Apple

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fiona Apple performs in New York. Fiona Apple performs Dec. 11 at the Nokia Theater in New York. Apple earned a Grammy nomination for her newly released album "Extraordinary Machine" (Epic) and has been tapped to open several Coldplay tour dates next year. News …

  10. Hot Hot 'ROQ

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hot Hot Heat performs during KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas concert. Singer Steve Bays of Hot Hot Heat during the band's Dec. 11 set for the second night of KROQ's annual Almost Acoustic Christmas concert at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. Nine Inch Nails, Coldplay and…

  11. OnTV

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 12-18, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 12 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist: Madonna. "Today," NBC Featured artists: Fiona Apple (also scheduled: Jack Black, Dermot Mulroney). "The Tyra Banks Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Institute.…

  12. OnTV

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 5-11, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artists: Clay Aiken, Tony Bennett, Tina Turner (also scheduled: Gisele Bundchen, Adam Rodriguez, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show,"…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Madonna & Elvis Presley chart facts, the Eurythmics & more with readers. ELVIS' 36 TOP 10 HITS Fred, In your recent article on Madonna's "Hung Up" single, you incorrectly stated that Elvis Presley had 36 top 10 hits. Elvis had 38 top 10 hits on the…

  14. New Coldplay Single Heads To CSI:NY

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST When detective Danny Messer investigates another crime scene on "CSI: NY" tonight (Nov. 30), more than a deadly dose of reality will ring in his ears. When detective Danny Messer investigates another crime scene on "CSI: NY" tonight (Nov. 30), more than a deadly dose of…

  15. Hot U.K. Bands Set For NME Tour

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Up-and-coming U.K. rock acts Maximo Park, Arctic Monkeys, We Are Scientists and Mystery Jets will team up for the 2006 ShockWaves NME Awards Tour, which will begin Jan. 24 in Dublin. Up-and-coming U.K. rock acts Maximo Park, Arctic Monkeys, We Are Scientists and Mystery Jets will team up for…

  16. Coldplay In Spain

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Coldplay's Chris Martin performs in Barcelona. Coldplay's Chris Martin performs Nov. 20 in Barcelona. The band will finish its European tour Nov. 30 in Belgium, supporting their recent album “X&Y.” News Chris Martin …

  17. Nickel Creek / Nov. 19, 2005 / Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Theatre)

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Is Nickel Creek a bluegrass band, or not? The trio of SoCal twentysomethings, who have played together since they were preteens in San Diego, long ago apparently decided not to decide. In terms of art Is Nickel Creek a bluegrass band, or not? The trio of SoCal twentysomethings, who have…

  18. Top Acts Set For KROQ Acoustic Xmas

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Some of the biggest names in modern rock, including Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Coldplay, the White Stripes, System Of A Down and Korn, have signed on for Los Angeles radio station KROQ-FM's annual Some of the biggest names in modern rock, including Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails,…

  19. 50 Cent, Coldplay Among DEMX Awards Nominees

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent, Coldplay, Cream and Paul McCartney are among the nominees for the second annual DEMX Awards honoring vision, innovation, entrepreneurship and brand development in 21 digital entertainment cat 50 Cent, Coldplay, Cream and Paul McCartney are among the nominees for the second annual…

  20. Ashcroft Unlocks Third Solo Album

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft will release his third solo album early next year. "Keys to the World" is due Jan. 23 in the United Kingdom via Parlophone, preceded on Jan. 9 by the single "Bre Former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft will release his third solo album…

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