1. EMI Canada Drafts Auf Der Maur For A&R

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST The assignment is a byproduct of Auf Der Maur moving back to Montreal in recent months, after spending much of the past decade encamped in Los Angeles and New York, as well as touring the globe with H While she completes recording for her sophomore album , expected by year's end via…

  2. Billboard Bits: Destiny's Child, Gomez, Oasis

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Destiny's Child, Gomez, Oasis On the heels of its farewell tour and album, Destiny's Child will perform live for the final time when it sings the National Anthem before the 2006 National Basketball Association All-Star Game. The contest will take place Feb. 19 in Houston and…

  3. Miranda Lambert

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Supporting 'the king of country music,' duck hunting and so much more. So, in case you missed it, my diary during the Keith Urban tour last August and September turned into a weekly column for CMT.com. Apparently, somebody at Billboard thought my ramblings made for good reading; so,…

  4. Update: Tool Joins Depeche Mode As Coachella Headliner

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tool will join Depeche Mode as the headliners for the 2006 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which will be held April 29-30 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Tool performed at the first Tool will join Depeche Mode as the headliners for the 2006 Coachella Valley Music & Arts…

  5. Randolph's Family Rolling With Matthews, Clapton

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST There are plenty of people giving steel guitar virtuoso Robert Randolph ideas for his Family Band's next album, the highly anticipated follow-up to 2003's "Unclassified." There are plenty of people giving steel guitar virtuoso Robert Randolph ideas for his Family Band'…

  6. Clash's Strummer To Be Saluted In New Film

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Director Julien Temple, best known for his Sex Pistols documentary "The Filth & the Fury," is working on a new movie about the life and career of the late Joe Strummer. Via a slew of archival audi Director Julien Temple, best known for his Sex Pistols documentary "The Filth…

  7. Arctic Monkeys Earn Fastest-Selling U.K. Debut

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Arctic Monkeys have achieved the fastest-selling debut album in British chart history, opening at No. 1 yesterday (Jan. 29) thanks to sales of 360,000 copies of "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What Arctic Monkeys have achieved the fastest-selling debut album in British chart…

  8. 'Mind' Over Matter

    January 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST RCA singer/songwriter Heather Headley jokes that instead of "In My Mind," her sophomore album should have been called "Caught Up." RCA singer/songwriter Heather Headley jokes that instead of "In My Mind," her sophomore album should have been called "Caught…

  9. Cannon Crowns Motown Imprint With New CD

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nick Cannon has exited Jive Records and established his own imprint, Can I Ball, via Motown. Nick Cannon has exited Jive Records and established his own imprint, Can I Ball, via Motown. The first project as part of the deal will be his sophomore album, "Stages," due this spring. The…

  10. Devo 2.0: Coming To A Mall Near You

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST With its self-titled CD/DVD debut ready for a March 14 release via Disney Sound, the kid-staffed Devo 2.0 is preparing to take the original band's music to such unlikely locales as state fairs and sub With its self-titled CD/DVD debut ready for a March 14 release via Disney Sound, the…

  11. Beyoncé, Slim Thug Battle Their Way To No. 1

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé's "Check on It" featuring Slim Thug rises one rung to claim the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut ends the two-week run of Nelly's "Grillz" featuring Paul Wall and Al Beyoncé's "Check on It" featuring Slim Thug rises…

  12. Morningwood

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Waking up to pop's latest buzz band can be an, um... er... exciting experience. Got Morningwood? It's not as intimate a question as it might seem. Instead, it's merely a radar check, for if you don't, it's likely time to get your hands on the self-titled debut by this…

  13. Everything I'm Cracked Up To Be (continued)

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a series of dizzying, hilarious, heartbreaking snapshots, Jen Trynin captures what it's like to be catapulted to the edge of rock stardom, only to plummet back down to earth. "Everything I'm Cracke Jen eventually signs with Warner Bros., who re-release "Cockamamie,"…

  14. Everything I'm Cracked Up To Be (continued)

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a series of dizzying, hilarious, heartbreaking snapshots, Jen Trynin captures what it's like to be catapulted to the edge of rock stardom, only to plummet back down to earth. "Everything I'm Cracke The Conan O'Brien studio is even colder than the MTV studios, and I'…

  15. Everything I'm Cracked Up To Be: A Rock & Roll Fairy Tale

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a series of dizzying, hilarious, heartbreaking snapshots, Jen Trynin captures what it's like to be catapulted to the edge of rock stardom, only to plummet back down to earth. "Everything I'm Cracke "With plenty to say and ample musical gifts with which to say it, Boston…

  16. Heather Headley's Got Her Own 'Mind'

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST A Broadway sensation when she recorded her acclaimed 2002 debut, she was determined to up the ante for her second album. RCA singer/songwriter Heather Headley jokes that instead of "In My Mind," her sophomore album should have been called "Caught Up." That is because…

  17. Ask Billboard

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Julia Fordham, Pink, Destiny's Child and TLC. SEEKING JULIA Hi Keith, I am huge fan of Julia Fordham's work. Her last three albums -- "Concrete Love," "That's Life" and "That's Live" are all great -- as…

  18. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Newcomer Nelly Furtado grabs five 2001 Juno Awards nominations for her debut album, "Whoa Nelly!"<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at the…

  19. Nine Black Alps Eyes Tour With Giant Drag, Cribs

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Up-and-coming British rock act Nine Black Alps is plotting a spring North American tour with Giant Drag and the Cribs, lead singer Sam Forrest tells Billboard.com. Up-and-coming British rock act Nine Black Alps is plotting a spring North American tour with Giant Drag and the Cribs, lead…

  20. The Cat's Meow

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Cat Power chanteuse Chan Marshall soaks up Memphis soul on her new album, "The Greatest," due this week via Matador. Cat Power chanteuse Chan Marshall soaks up Memphis soul on her new album, "The Greatest," due this week via Matador. The 12-track set was recorded in three…

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