1. Roots, Torah, Reggae

    March 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Of all the artist-development stories to emerge in 2005, Matisyahu's was perhaps the most unique. Of all the artist-development stories to emerge in 2005, Matisyahu's was perhaps the most unique. Not only was his breakout album, "Live at Stubb's," hastily recorded for…

  2. Country Cousins

    March 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Veteran singer/songwriter Van Morrison aligned with Lost Highway for the release of his new studio album, the country-dominated "Pay the Devil." Veteran singer/songwriter Van Morrison aligned with Lost Highway for the release of his new studio album, the country-dominated "Pay…

  3. Miranda Lambert

    March 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Dates with George Strait come to an end, meaning there's time to relax, write and record on the horizon. So, where did I leave off? I think I'd just played Raleigh. Well, since then we went into the studio and re-cut "New Strings" with my band. It sounds SO good. Then we…

  4. Sounds Of The Underground Returning This Summer

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST The second edition of the Sounds of the Underground tour will again provide a summer home for some of the "bastard children of hard rock," as described by Tim Borror of booking agency the Agency Group The second edition of the Sounds of the Underground tour will again provide a…

  5. Chart Beat Chat

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred chats with readers about favorite songs, originals vs. covers and more. ALL IN THE FAMILY Dear Fred, I have loved your column for years now, but [last week] was the first time that I got goose bumps from reading it. As you know, music can have an extremely powerful effect on people. But…

  6. Rock Blames Stapp For Sex Tape Release

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Kid Rock blames Scott Stapp for losing a sex video showing them with several strippers, but appreciates Stapp for one thing. Kid Rock blames Scott Stapp for losing a sex video showing them with several strippers, but appreciates Stapp for one thing. "What perfect timing," Rock said.…

  7. Cohen's Ex-Manager Ordered To Pay $9.5 Million

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen may never see $9.5 million a court ordered his former business manager to pay after she failed to respond to allegations of stealing from his retirement savings, Cohen' Singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen may never see $9.5 million a court ordered his former…

  8. Springsteen Does Seeger On First Covers Album

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Almost exactly a year since the release of his last Columbia studio album, "Devils & Dust," Bruce Springsteen will return April 25 with the first covers album of his career. "We Shall Overcome -- Almost exactly a year since the release of his last Columbia studio album, …

  9. CRACKER, "Greatest Hits Redux"

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST What in the wide wide world of sports, you might ask, could possibly warrant a disc of Cracker hits re-recorded in 2005 by the original band? What in the wide wide world of sports, you might ask, could possibly warrant a disc of Cracker hits re-recorded in 2005 by the original band? The…

  10. Stapp Calls Sex Tape An Act Of Sabotage

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Scott Stapp thinks a recently released sex video showing him and Kid Rock with several strippers is meant to sabotage him. Scott Stapp thinks a recently released sex video showing him and Kid Rock with several strippers is meant to sabotage him. "Obviously someone wants to hurt me and…

  11. Depeche Mode Extends North American Tour

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Depeche Mode has tacked another leg of North American dates onto previously announced shows in San Francisco (April 27) and Indio, Calif., (April 29, headlining the Coachella Valley Music & Arts F As tipped here last month, Depeche Mode has tacked another leg of North American dates onto…

  12. Miranda Lambert

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST The girl comes alive in "a small place with a jukebox in the corner, a few regulars talking at the bar and a stage where you have to prove yourself." Wow, it's been a long week. Last week after our shows I took a couple days off and visited a friend in Arizona. It's funny…

  13. TV On The Radio Signs With Interscope

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST New York rock act TV On The Radio has jumped from Touch & Go to Interscope, which will release its as-yet-untitled sophomore album later this spring. New York rock act TV On The Radio has jumped from Touch & Go to Interscope, which will release its as-yet-untitled sophomore album…

  14. Ask Billboard

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about INXS, Bilboard's singles charts and Madonna. IN EXCESS Hi Keith, INXS is my favorite band of all time and I was wondering, in light of the group's comeback, could you please provide album sales since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in…

  15. Rolling Stones To Rock China In April

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones will likely follow the beat of China's censors when they offer mainland fans some long-awaited satisfaction with an April concert. The Rolling Stones will likely follow the beat of China's censors when they offer mainland fans some long-awaited satisfaction with…

  16. Rascal Flatts Rolls With New Album, Tour

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Country trio Rascal Flatts will release its fourth album, "Me and My Gang," April 4 via Lyric Street. First single "What Hurts the Most" is already No. 5 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart in just Country trio Rascal Flatts will release its fourth album, "Me…

  17. Fagen Preps For 'Morph'

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST The alternate musical universe of Steely Dan principal Donald Fagen comes alive in his third solo album. Finding love in an airport security line, a ghostly feline hovering above New York and imaginary conversations with the late Ray Charles are not usual topics addressed in rock'n'…

  18. Madonna, Jack Johnson Take Lead On U.K. Charts

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Madonna's "Sorry" (Warner Bros.) became her second consecutive U.K. No. 1 single from the album "Confessions on a Dance Floor" yesterday, while Jack Johnson's "In Between Dreams" (Brushfire/Island) su Madonna's "Sorry" (Warner Bros.)…

  19. This Day in Music

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>One day after being charged, rocker Tommy Lee is free on bail after pleading innocent to charges of abusing his wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, and their baby son. A judge reluctantly 2001 - Returning home after a 46-year absence, guitarist Carlos Santana unveils…

  20. This Day in Music

    February 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1997 - </b>At the 39th annual Grammy Awards held in New York, surprising wins include The Beatles for Best Pop Performance by a Duo Or Group With Vocal for the song "Free As A Bird," Best Music Vid 2003 - Otha Turner, one of the last exponents of North Mississippi&…

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