1. Depeche Mode Sets Live CD/DVD Track List

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Depeche Mode has finalized the track list for its live CD/DVD "Touring the Angel," due Sept. 26 via Sire/Reprise. Depeche Mode has finalized the track list for its live CD/DVD "Touring the Angel," due Sept. 26 via Sire/Reprise. The project, which was taped Feb. 18-19 in…

  2. Soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Dies At 90

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Celebrated opera singer Elisabeth Schwarzkopf died Aug. 3 at her home in Schruns, Austria, at age 90. No cause of death was given. Celebrated opera singer Elisabeth Schwarzkopf died Aug. 3 at her home in Schruns, Austria, at age 90. No cause of death was given. The vocalist was born in 1915…

  3. Newcomer Morrison Tops U.K. Album Chart

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Soul-tinged British newcomer James Morrison followed his top 5 hit single "You Give Me Something" (Polydor) with a No. 1 album on the new U.K. charts, published yesterday (Aug. 6). His debut set, "Und Soul-tinged British newcomer James Morrison followed his top 5 hit single …

  4. This Day in Music

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The 7-year-old son of Grammy-winning producer Bill Bottrell falls to his death from a cliff on the Mendocino County coast in Northern California. Bottrell's son, William, wanders away la 2001 - Guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies in Nashville of natural…

  5. 'Me,' Myself & I

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Newcomer Cassie Ventura's demo-turned-lead single "Me & U" has already collected more than 115 million gross audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS. Newcomer Cassie Ventura's demo-turned-lead single "Me & U" has already collected more than 115…

  6. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Nat Gonella, one of Britain's most respected jazz trumpeters, dies in Gosport, Hampshire. He is 90. Gonella led one of the most popular dance bands of the '30s and was regarded by some a 2005 - Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the stars of the 1990s…

  7. Strokes' Guitarist Hammond Readies Solo Debut

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. will release his solo debut, "Yours To Keep," Oct. 9 in the United Kingdom via Rough Trade. There are no plans to release the set in the United States at prese The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. will release his solo debut, "Yours…

  8. OutKast Finally Settles On 'Idlewild' Track List

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With just a few weeks left to spare, OutKast has finalized the track list for the long-awaited soundtrack to its film, "Idlewild." The album arrives Aug. 22 via LaFace/Zomba, while the film hits theat With just a few weeks left to spare, OutKast has finalized the track list for the…

  9. Star-Packed Jerry Lee Lewis CD Back On Track

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After five years and four different record labels, Jerry Lee Lewis' "Last Man Standing" will arrive Sept. 26 on Jeff Ayeroff's Artists First label. After five years and four different record labels, Jerry Lee Lewis' "Last Man Standing" will arrive Sept. 26…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses related chart entries, "American Idol" on the radio and Billboard chart eligibility with readers. WILL PARIS MATCH? Hey Fred, With Ashlee and Jessica Simpson songs sandwiched around Paris Hilton's debut single, the Hot 100 has three consecutive positions occupied…

  11. 80 Years Of Tony Bennett

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tony Bennett is a rebel -- he has walked away from recording contracts to keep his integrity and won't sing a song he does not believe in. He adheres to the philosophy of art for art's sake -- whether Tony Bennett is a rebel -- he has walked away from recording contracts to keep his…

  12. Massive Attack Seeking Clarity On New Material

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT British trip-hop pioneers Massive Attack are hard at work on their fifth album. It has a title, "Weather Underground," but don't ask any of the band members what it actually sounds like. British trip-hop pioneers Massive Attack are hard at work on their fifth album. It has a…

  13. Tony On TV

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Columbia Records is celebrating Tony Bennett's 80th birthday with an album release and marketing strategy worthy of the milestone. Columbia Records is celebrating Tony Bennett's 80th birthday with an album release and marketing strategy worthy of the milestone. "Tony Bennett:…

  14. Poison, Cinderella / Aug. 1, 2006 / Toronto (Molson Amphitheatre)

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's been 20 years since the formation of leading hair metal bands Poison and Cinderella, and while they've continued to tour throughout the years, it seems fitting that both would join forces to cele It's been 20 years since the formation of leading hair metal bands Poison and…

  15. Ask Billboard

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about the Pussycat Dolls, Goldfrapp and Jody Watley. IT'S JUST A LITTLE CRUSH Greetings Keith, I have been a big fan of Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls since her days in Eden's Crush. Could you tell me how many copies of the Dolls CD have…

  16. Billboard Bits: George Winston, Jones/Haggard, Twilight Singers

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on George Winston, Jones/Haggard, Twilight Singers In addition to a new studio album , "Gulf Coast Blues and Impressions -- A Hurricane Relief Benefit," due next month, pianist George Winston will see two of his prior releases repackaged Oct. 3 via Windham Hill/Dancing Cat…

  17. Cornell Plotting First Solo Album Since 1999

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Audioslave's third album, "Revelations," is penciled in for a Sept. 5 release via Epic, but it's hardly the only thing on frontman Chris Cornell's plate these days. Audioslave's third album, "Revelations," is penciled in for a Sept. 5 release via Epic,…

  18. Chart Beat

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Fergie's big solo bow, Gnarls Barkley, Tom Petty and more. 'LONDON BRIDGE' IS FALLING UP : Going solo might give Stacy Ferguson the biggest hit of her career, which could come just in time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of her Hot 100 debut. In its second week…

  19. 311 Eyeing Time Off After Tour

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's not a farewell gambit of any kind, but 311 may be taking some time off when it finishes touring to promote its 2005 album, "Don't Tread on Me." It's not a farewell gambit of any kind, but 311 may be taking some time off when it finishes touring to promote its…

  20. Furtado Still No. 1 But Beyonce, Fergie Heat Up

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland extends its reign atop the Billboard Hot 100 and Pop 100 charts to six weeks. But there are big challenges on the Hot 100, as Beyonce's "Deja Vu" feat Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring…

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