1. This Day in Music

    May 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>The Rolling Stones launch the European leg of their Bridges to Babylon tour, performing in front of 80,000 enthusiastic fans in an open-air concert in Stuttgart, Germany.<br clear="none" 2005 - Oscar Brown Jr., singer, composer, lyricist, playwright and…

  2. Elefant

    May 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "[I] think how much the neighborhood has changed in two weeks," says bassist Jeff James. We finished Ann Arbor and headed for the border. We arrived about 5:30 AM and I had just fallen asleep. For whatever reason we were held in customs for about two hours so when I woke up in…

  3. Ask Billboard

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Dixie Chicks, Cher and a Madonna-less Texas. LONG WAY TO DIXIE Keith, Now that the new Dixie Chicks album "Taking the Long Way" has been released, can you tell me how sales are doing and if they are considered good or disappointing? Thanks,…

  4. Chart Beat Chat

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Motown, "American Idol," Eurovision and the disappearance of physical singles. TAMLA, MOTOWN, GORDY AND A LITTLE BIT OF SOUL Hello Fred. I noticed an error in your article concerning Motown and its span of chart-topping hits. You stated that the run started with Mary…

  5. Memories Of Montreux

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the Montreux Jazz Festival marks its 40th anniversary June 30-July 15, Billboard asked musicians and executives for their memories of Montreux and its illustrious founder, Claude Nobs. As the Montreux Jazz Festival marks its 40th anniversary June 30-July 15, Billboard asked musicians and…

  6. 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…

  7. Clapton Rounds Up Fall U.S. Tour

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Eric Clapton will follow his sold-out European tour with a North American run this fall, beginning Sept. 16 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. As expected, Eric Clapton will follow his sold-out European tour with a North American run this fall, beginning Sept. 16 at the…

  8. Chart Beat

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in eight years and nine months, a song on the Motown imprint is No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100, along with news about Nelly Furtado and Depeche Mode. WHO WANTS TO BE A CHAMILLIONAIRE: For the first time in eight years and nine months, a song on the Motown imprint is No. 1…

  9. 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&…

  10. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Modern rock acts Tantric, Powderfinger, Poe, and Ours inaugurate Atlanta's On The Bricks free weekly concert series. As previously reported, the concerts are to take place each Friday th 2005 - The "country girl" prevails as Carrie Underwood is named…

  11. 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.…

  12. Bob Dylan, Forever Young But Now 65

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan has announced no plans for his 65th birthday today (May 24), but around the world and in the hometown he couldn't wait to escape, the musician who has insistently resisted labels will be cel Bob Dylan has announced no plans for his 65th birthday today (May 24), but around the…

  13. Sasha Plans Live DJ Mixes

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT On-site concert recording and distribution provider Instant Live has teamed with British electronic DJ/producer Sasha to release a completely live, legally sanctioned DJ mix. The two-hour-plus, two-di On-site concert recording and distribution provider Instant Live has teamed with British…

  14. This Day in Music

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>Musician Barney (Bernard Jean) Wilen dies at the age of 59.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Rock act Motley Crue files suit against NBC, arguing the network violated the group's free speech rights and hurt its concert…

  15. 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…

  16. This Day in Music

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Buddy Guy is among the multiple winners at the W.C. Handy Awards, mounted by the Blues Foundation in Memphis. Guy wins for contemporary male artist of the year and blues instrumentalist 2003 - Singer/songwriter Liz Phair embarks on her first tour in several years…

  17. Bublé Plots U.S. Summer Trek

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Canadian vocalist Michael Bublé has lined up a string of U.S. tour dates this summer. The one-month trek kicks off June 22 in Madison, Wis., and includes a mix of arenas and amphitheaters. Canadian vocalist Michael Bublé has lined up a string of U.S. tour dates this summer. The one-month trek…

  18. Dreamers Lead Singer Freddie Garrity Dies

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Freddie Garrity, the lead singer of the 1960's pop band Freddie and the Dreamers, died on Friday (May 19) in Wales. He was 69. Freddie Garrity, the lead singer of the 1960's pop band Freddie and the Dreamers, died on Friday (May 19) in Wales. He was 69. His death was announced by…

  19. MTV 'Moves' With J. Lo Reality Series

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez is bringing her "Moves" to MTV, which has given the green light to her reality series revolving around the lives of dancers working to make it in show business (HR 11/16). Jennifer Lopez is bringing her "Moves" to MTV, which has given the green light to her…

  20. 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,…

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