1. Gas Explosions Nix Goo Goo Dolls Show

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A failure in an underground electrical line apparently caused a series of gas explosions that sent utility hole covers flying and forced cancellation of a Goo Goo Dolls concert in Mount Clemens, Mich. A failure in an underground electrical line apparently caused a series of gas explosions…

  2. Bambino CD Inaugurating Roc La Familia

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton artist Hector "El Father" Bambino's debut album will be the first release on Def Jam's new world music imprint Roc La Familia. Reggaeton artist Hector "El Father" Bambino's debut album will be the first release on Def Jam's new world music…

  3. This Day in Music

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>The Neville Brothers, the Dixie Cups, Allen Toussaint and Professor Longhair are inducted into the New Orleans Musical Walk of Fame.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made,…

  4. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival / April 28-30, 2006 / New Orleans (Fair Grounds)

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For the 37th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the cherished annual roots and rock gathering that almost didn't happen, emotions were as turbulent as the floodwaters that ravaged this historic c For the 37th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the cherished annual roots and…

  5. Billboard Bits: Rhymefest, Guster/LaMontagne, Bang On A Can

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Rhymefest, Guster/LaMontagne, Bang On A Can Chicago rapper Rhymefest has set July 11 as the new release date for his major-label debut, "Blue Collar," originally due April 18. The disc will be distributed via producer Mark Ronson's Allido/J imprint, and features…

  6. Ask Billboard

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Dannii Minogue, Sugarland and Paris Hilton. UNDER PRESSURE Hi Keith, Do you have any news on the new Dannii Minogue album? If and when it comes out, will it be released in the United States? I have seen the video for a song called "So Under…

  7. Q&A: Jewel

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After a turn towards a more pop-dance sound, the singer/songwriter returns to her roots on 'Goodbye Alice in Wonderland." The last time we all saw Jewel, she was hot. Not hot, like beautiful-hot, the sort of earthy-granola beauty that Jewel fans had come to expect. It was more of a …

  8. Hungry Like The Wolf

    April 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Wolfmother keyboardist/bassist Chris Ross knows how unhip his Australian trio's music is. Wolfmother keyboardist/bassist Chris Ross knows how unhip his Australian trio's music is. Blending '70s psychedelia, Led Zeppelin-like riffs and mythic imagery, and even throwing a toss to…

  9. Billboard Bits: Hot 97, Christina Milian, Modest Mouse

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Hot 97, Christina Milian, Modest Mouse Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx, Busta Rhymes and Three 6 Mafia are among the hip-hop artists set to perform at the 13th annual Summer Jam concert, presented by New York radio station Hot 97 (WQHT). The event will take place June 4 at Giants Stadium in…

  10. Soul Stars Saluting Motown, Philly Hits

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Motown-Philly connection Boyz II Men once sang about is alive and well -- and taking the form of the album "A Soulful Tale of Two Cities." The Motown-Philly connection Boyz II Men once sang about is alive and well -- and taking the form of the album "A Soulful Tale of Two…

  11. Sony BMG Sued Over Artists' Digital Rates

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a case that could seismically alter the way labels and artists share download revenue, members of the Allman Brothers Band and Cheap Trick have filed a class action lawsuit alleging that Sony BMG h In a case that could seismically alter the way labels and artists share download revenue,…

  12. 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards Winners

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards, handed out April 27 in Hollywood, Fla. Below are the winners of the 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards, handed out April 27 in Hollywood, Fla., and broadcast live on Telemundo. The event honors the most popular albums, songs and performers in…

  13. R.E.M., King Crimson Vets Form Slow Music

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Comprised of R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp, and ex-Ministry/current-R.E.M. drummer Bill Rieflin, Slow Music is one of the more unlikely rock collaborations to emerge Comprised of R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp, and ex…

  14. Charts: Powter Stays Hot, Bon Jovi Scores With Country

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" holds firm atop the Billboard Hot 100 this week, extending its run to five straight weeks. The cut also remains No. 1 on the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts for the same Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" holds firm atop the Billboard Hot…

  15. Kirkwood Brothers Reuniting In Meat Puppets

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in more than a decade, Curt and Cris Kirkwood will work together on a new album by influential rock act Meat Puppets. For the first time in more than a decade, Curt and Cris Kirkwood will work together on a new album by influential rock act Meat Puppets. The sibling duo…

  16. Ashley Parker Angel

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT At just 24-year's old, this former O-Town member's been 'There & Back.' "There & Back." Who knew three words could sum up a career so well? But that definitely says it all about former O-Town member Ashley Parker Angel, who stars in his own MTV reality…

  17. 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…

  18. Q&A: Scott Storch

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT An in-demand songwriter/producer, Scott Storch is busier than ever, working with Nas, the Game, Jessica Simpson and Paris Hilton, among others, and planning to launch his own label. Leaving school in ninth grade, Scott Storch implemented his own course of independent study. "I was…

  19. Pink Playing For Europe, Readies DVD

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pink has lined up an extensive fall European arena tour, beginning Sept. 27 in Zurich and running through Dec. 12 in Hamburg, Germany. A DVD chronicling a 2004 appearance in Manchester, England, is al Pink has lined up an extensive fall European arena tour, beginning Sept. 27 in Zurich and…

  20. Billboard Bits: 'Nuestro Himno,' Cracker, Marty Stuart

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Nuestro Himno,' Cracker, Marty Stuart Olga Tañón, Gloria Trevi and Wyclef Jean are among the artists adding their voices to "Nuestro Himno" (Our Anthem), a Spanish-language recording of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Produced by Eduardo Reyes, the track is…

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