1. Florez

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In its short career, rock outfit Florez has found plenty of industry cheerleaders. The still-unsigned band has linked with BMG Songs North America for a co-publishing agreement. And despite having onl In its short career, rock outfit Florez has found plenty of industry cheerleaders. The still…

  2. 35OnTV

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 28 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Harry Connick Jr "Tavis Smiley," PBS Featured Artist(s): Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Zero 7, Jose…

  3. My Chemical Romance Fades Into 'Black'

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT My Chemical Romance will debut "Welcome to the Black Parade," the first single from its similarly named upcoming album "The Black Parade," on Thursday (Aug. 31) during the MTV Video Music Awards pre-s My Chemical Romance will debut "Welcome to the Black Parade,"…

  4. XTC's Partridge Combs Archives For Mammoth Box

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT XTC leader Andy Partridge recently combed his vaults and discovered an exorbitant amount of rarities and outtakes, resulting in the Oct. 10th release of the nine-disc box "The Fuzzy Warbles Collectors XTC leader Andy Partridge recently combed his vaults and discovered an exorbitant…

  5. Beyonce, Snow Patrol Rule U.K. Charts

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce achieved her second solo U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Aug. 27), climbing from last week's entry position of No. 21 with "Deja Vu" featuring Jay-Z (Columbia). Beyonce achieved her second solo U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Aug. 27), climbing from last week's entry…

  6. Evanescence Feeling No Pressure On New Album

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After selling nearly 14 million copies worldwide of its 2003 debut, "Fallen," and winning two Grammy Awards, Evanescence knows there are great expectations for its new album, "The Open Door," which co After selling nearly 14 million copies worldwide of its 2003 debut, …

  7. Rhino Speeds Through 'Hardcore' Soundtrack

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Appropriate to the breakneck pace of the hardcore genre, Rhino has packed 26 songs into its 37-minute soundtrack for the documentary "American Hardcore." Appropriate to the breakneck pace of the hardcore genre, Rhino has packed 26 songs into its 37-minute soundtrack for the…

  8. This Day in Music

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Dani Grace Jackson is born at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. The baby girl - weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measuring 21 inches long - is the third daughter for father Alan Jackson and 2005 - Green Day continues its charmed year by dominating the 2005 MTV Video…

  9. The 'Underdog'

    August 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tego Calderon has cultivated an image as the deep thinker and top lyricist of the reggaeton movement, a notion supported by his recent trip to Sierra Leone to film a documentary on the diamond mining Tego Calderon has cultivated an image as the deep thinker and top lyricist of the reggaeton…

  10. Underground Garage

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The new Primal Scream album, "Riot City Blues," is finally released stateside, and the band scores a very rare second "coolest song" nod with "Dolls." Primal Scream therapy. The new Primal Scream album, "Riot City Blues," is finally released stateside,…

  11. Automator's 'Omakase' Still Not Ready To Eat

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It seems "Omakase" wound up a casualty of MCA's 2003 merger with Geffen, which cost a number of artists their record deals and ultimately led the Roots to bolt for Def Jam. In the fall of 2004, in-demand producer Dan "the Automator" Nakamura excitedly told Billboard…

  12. Anastasio Opening 'Bar 17' On Fall Tour

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Former Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio will hit the road for an October North American tour in support of his upcoming album. Former Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio will hit the road for an October North American tour in support of his upcoming album, " Bar 17 ." The trek will kick…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss song credits, top AC songs, ageism and more! CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE Fred, I have a question that I feel strikes a chord with many chart historians. It appears that Billboard has become pretty liberal with its designation of which artists get credit on a…

  14. Ask Billboard

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Stevie Nicks, Steve Miller and internet CD pre-sales. NEXT NICKS? OK, Keith, I've got questions, I don't usually write, but I just can't seem to locate any information about her, and I've never seen you write about her... so, I…

  15. A Tribe Called Quest Unsure About Future Projects

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Although A Tribe Called Quest's first tour in six years is looming next month, principal member Phife Dawg admits the pioneering hip-hop group is still uncertain whether the shows will lead to any fur Although A Tribe Called Quest's first tour in six years is looming next month,…

  16. Gnarls Barkley / Aug. 17, 2006 / New York (Central Park SummerStage)

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Part of the Gnarls Barkley shtick is their playful identity, where they never really assume themselves, but instead riff on past popular culture entities. In a recent Billboard interview, Cee-Lo revealed he was a bit taken aback by the amount of touring that has already been undertaken by…

  17. The Jonas Brothers

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Their album title says it all: "It's About Time" that the Jonas Brothers made their debut. The Daylight/Columbia set has been in the works for more than two-and-a-half years, and was originally suppos Their album title says it all: "It's About Time" that the…

  18. Keane Postponement Casts Cloud Over Razorlight

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock outfit Razorlight has returned to U.S. shores with its self-titled sophomore effort, though its stay may be brief. U.K. rock outfit Razorlight has returned to U.S. shores with its self-titled sophomore effort, though its stay may be brief. Originally intending to tour the U.S. with…

  19. Good Charlotte Drafts Pink Spiders For Tour

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Good Charlotte will hit the road this fall with support from up-and-coming rock trio the Pink Spiders and another band to be announced. The tour begins Sept. 27 in San Francisco. While it awaits the early 2007 release of its fourth Epic album , Good Charlotte will hit the road this fall with…

  20. Motley Crue Moving Along With Film, Album

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Even though Motley Crue has a feature film and a new album in the works, bassist Nikki Sixx says the band's upcoming co-headlining tour with Aerosmith was what really took him by surprise. Even though Motley Crue has a feature film and a new album in the works, bassist Nikki Sixx says…

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