1. Lambchop Album Gets 'Damaged'

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nashville alt-country collective Lambchop will release its ninth studio album "Damaged" Aug. 22 via Merge Records. The 10-track set is the second commercial release for the group in 2006, following th Nashville alt-country collective Lambchop will release its ninth studio album, …

  2. Tom, Dick & Harry

    May 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mike Patton's long-gestating self-titled album as Peeping Tom hits stores this week via his own Ipecac label. Mike Patton's long-gestating self-titled album as Peeping Tom hits stores this week via his own Ipecac label. The set was pieced together by swapping song files through the…

  3. THE M'S , "Springtime Can Kill You"

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The M's touch on nearly every era of rock'n roll history on sophomore set "Future Women." The M's touch on nearly every era of rock'n roll history on sophomore set "Future Women." Their vintage guitar sounds, layered vocal harmonies, playful pop…

  4. Yusuf Islam Album Due This Fall

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Yusuf Islam, the 1960s and 70s pop-rock singer-songwriter formerly known as Cat Stevens, is returning with an album of new songs this fall. Released through Polydor Records, it will mark his first mai As tipped here in March , Yusuf Islam, the 1960s and 70s pop-rock singer-songwriter formerly…

  5. Billboard Bits: ACM Awards, Blues & Brews, Celebrate Brooklyn

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on ACM Awards, Blues & Brews, Celebrate Brooklyn Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town, Sara Evans, Montgomery Gentry, Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson have joined the performance lineup for the 41st Academy of Country Music Awards. The May 23 show will air live on CBS from the MGM Grand in…

  6. This Day in Music

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>June Carter Cash dies at Nashville's Baptist Hospital of complications following heart surgery she underwent the previous week. She is 73.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Blues singer Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1975 - </b>Country & Western star Bob Wills dies of pneumonia at the age of 70. His group Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys have six No. 1 country singles. The most successful is "New Spanish 2002 - Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham's…

  8. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Carlos Rivolta, the Argentine-born bassist of Spanish band Dusminguet, is electrocuted during a concert in Guadalajara, Mexico.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Composer John Debney is honored with the Henry Mancini Award at…

  9. Billboard Bits: Save The Rhinos, Tortoise, Foxworthy

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Save The Rhinos, Tortoise, Foxworthy Common, Rakim, Lupe Fiasco, DJ Z-Trip and Rhymefest have signed to perform at the June 8 benefit concert Marc Ecko Presents...Save the Rhinos. The second annual show will be held at Central Park Summerstage in New York, with proceeds to benefit the…

  10. ON TV

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 24-30, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 24 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Bruce Springsteen. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Elton John (also scheduled: Kim Raver). "American Chopper: Billy Joel Bike,…

  11. This Day in Music

    April 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1991 - </b>Punk rock forerunner Johnny Thunders dies of a drug overdose in New Orleans at age 38.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - Pop singer Jessica Simpson adds to her television-acting resume with an episode of "The Twilight…

  12. ON TV

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 17-23, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 17 “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): Jamie Foxx (also scheduled: Jeff Bridges). “My Music Mix,” Great American Country Featured artist(s): Sara Evans “VH1 News Presents: Blackmail,” VH1 Featured artist(s):…

  13. The Who Moves Into New 'Household'

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Who is eyeing a June release for a mini-opera, "The Glass Household," which is based on Pete Townshend's online novella "The Boy Who Heard Music." A full-length album could follow as early as Sept The Who is eyeing a June release for a mini-opera, "The Glass…

  14. Q&A With Chrissie Hynde

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With unmistakable vocals, deft songwriting skills and a cocksure guitar stance, Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde has inspired many -- just as she has surely pissed a few people off. With unmistakable vocals, deft songwriting skills and a cocksure guitar stance, Pretenders frontwoman…

  15. The Living Things

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bat weilding weirdos and a police presence in the Lone Star State. Waco, Texas - March 20 Today was a drive day, but never a dull day. Sittin' in the van all day lookin' out my window at sprawling Texas, I was gettin' hungry so we stopped for some food and almost got beat... no…

  16. CLOGS, "Lantern"

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST The idea of the Kronos Quartet being closet Tortoise fans and opting to make their next album a note-by-note cover of "Millions Now Living Will Never Die" is a mind blower, right? The idea of the Kronos Quartet being closet Tortoise fans and opting to make their next album a note-by…

  17. Streisand Eyeing Return To The Road?

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Talk is heating up about a fall tour by Barbra Streisand, though published reports citing ticket prices that would top out at $1,500 are incorrect, a source close to her camp tells Billboard.com. Talk is heating up about a fall tour by Barbra Streisand, though published reports citing ticket…

  18. Artists Rock Against Iraq War In New York

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Michael Stipe, Rufus Wainwright, Moby and surprise guest James Iha all performed last night (March 20) in New York for the Bring 'Em Home concert, marking the third anniversary of the United States-le Michael Stipe, Rufus Wainwright, Moby and surprise guest James Iha all performed last…

  19. Love To Love You

    March 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Eccentric sibling duo Sparks has always dared to be different, and its off-kilter charms are on full display on its new album, "Hello Young Lovers." The set was released last month in the United Kingd Eccentric sibling duo Sparks has always dared to be different, and its off-kilter…

  20. Sabbath, Blondie Lead Rock Hall's 2006 Class

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Iconic heavy metal quartet Black Sabbath, new-wave pop crossover combo Blondie, late jazz legend Miles Davis, southern rock mainstays Lynyrd Skynyrd, notorious punk outfit the Sex Pistols and A&M Iconic heavy metal quartet Black Sabbath, new-wave pop crossover combo Blondie, late jazz…

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