1. Billboard Bits: Jimi Hendrix, Oasis, Iron Maiden

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A reel-to-reel tape containing a never-before-released Jimi Hendrix studio track, "Station Break," will be auctioned Oct. 26 as part of the Ocean Tomo Fall 2006 Live Intellectual Property Auction in N A reel-to-reel tape containing a never-before-released Jimi Hendrix studio track, …

  2. 30OnTV

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 24-30, 2006. MONDAY, JULY 24 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Miranda Lambert (also scheduled: Matt Dallas). "CMA Music Festival: Country Music's Biggest Party," ABC Featured Artist(s): Brooks & Dunn, Martina…

  3. Blunt Brings The 'Bedlam' Back For Fall Tour

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last month, U.K. singer/songwriter James Blunt will spend seven weeks on the road in North America this fall. As tipped here last month, U.K. singer/songwriter James Blunt will spend seven weeks on the road in North America this fall. The tour begins Oct. 1 in Montreal and will…

  4. Billboard Bits: Method Man, Joe Lally, Dr. Dog

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Method Man, Joe Lally, Dr. Dog Rapper Method Man's new album , "4:21 ... The Day After," has been bumped from its planned release this month to Aug. 29. First single "Say" featuring Lauryn Hill is languishing at No. 70 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop…

  5. Bolton, Lauper, Macy Gray Set For 'Celebrity Duets'

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Michael Bolton, Chaka Khan, Clint Black and Cyndi Lauper are among the pop stars who will be part of "Celebrity Duets," a new Fox TV show that pairs singers and celebrities trying to prove they can ca Michael Bolton, Chaka Khan, Clint Black and Cyndi Lauper are among the pop stars…

  6. FINAL FANTASY, "He Poos Clouds"

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With nothing but a brief break to record a second album accounting for the slightest wane in Arcade Fire mania, the time seems right for all the inevitable side-projects to take center stage. With nothing but a brief break to record a second album accounting for the slightest wane in Arcade…

  7. This Day in Music

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Haroon Shamsher, who with his brother Farook, was the mainstay of Joi, a leading British-Asian fusion group and sound system, dies of a heart attack. He is 33.<br clear="none"/><br clear 2005 - Funeral services for Luther Vandross are held at New…

  8. MOJAVE 3, "Puzzles Like You"

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's hard to believe anything good could emerge at this late date from the 1990s British "shoegazer" movement, much less a pop record as terrific as "Puzzles Like You." It's hard to believe anything good could emerge at this late date from the 1990s British "…

  9. THE PIPETTES, "We Are the Pipettes"

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT There are few things older and more overdone than the girl group, but on their debut album, the Pipettes are bringing it back with style. There are few things older and more overdone than the girl group, but on their debut album, the Pipettes are bringing it back with style. Like fellow Brit…

  10. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    July 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Thom Yorke reveals his first album without the backing of Radiohead, DJ Cut Chemist does the same minus longtime collaborators Cut Chemist and Sufjan Stevens offers an alternate glimpse at his acclaim The major-label debut from rapper Rhymefest, "Blue Collar" (Allido/J), featuring…

  11. Masta Killa Surrounded By Wu-Tang On New Album

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Wu-Tang Clan member Masta Killa will on Aug. 8 issue his sophomore album, "Made in Brooklyn," via Nature Sounds. Wu-Tang Clan member Masta Killa will on Aug. 8 issue his sophomore album, "Made in Brooklyn," via Nature Sounds. The set features appearances from the entire Wu…

  12. Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris / June 22, 2006 / New York (Radio City Music Hall)

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The rise of genre crossing collaborations has taken two different roads: the rather painful, corporate-forced route that yields Jay-Z and Linkin Park, or the tribute route, which is marked by a pairin The rise of genre crossing collaborations has taken two different roads: the rather painful,…

  13. Tori Amos Boxes Up Hits, Rarities For 'A Piano'

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tori Amos will be the subject of the five-disc boxed set "A Piano," due Sept. 26 via Rhino. The 86-track compendium will be housed in a piano-inspired package and rounds up material from her studio al Tori Amos will be the subject of the five-disc boxed set "A Piano," due…

  14. Intonation Festival / June 24-25, 2006 / Chicago (Union Park)

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Drawing thousands of indie rock fans to an obscure park on Chicago's west side is no small feat, yet as so many other stationary fests (Coachella, Bonnaroo, et al.) have shown, a good lineup knows no Last year's inaugural Intonation Festival boasted the element of surprise and…

  15. This Day in Music

    June 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Johnny Cash returns to a Nashville stage and performs for the first time since has was stricken with Shy-Drager Syndrome the preceding October. Cash joins a surprised Kris Kristofferson, 2003 - Mariah Carey embarks on her first tour in more than three years in Osaka,…

  16. Kool & The Gang Co-Founder Charles Smith Dies

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, has died. He was 57. Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, has died. He was 57. Smith died in Maplewood, N.J., on Tuesday after a long illness, according…

  17. Chart Beat Chat

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses airplay v. sales, Hicks, "Hips", Madonna and Arista. SALES AND/OR AIRPLAY Hello Fred, I haven't written that often, but I read you faithfully every week. To me, the Hot 100 seems to favor downloaded sales more than airplay. I know that sales and airplay are…

  18. Aerosmith In Classic Frame Of Mind On New Album

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith is in the thick of work on its new studio album, which should be out in spring 2007 via Columbia. The process had not been hindered by vocalist Steven Tyler's recent throat surgery, accordin Aerosmith is in the thick of work on its new studio album, which should be out in…

  19. Ask Billboard

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about the Beatles, Garbage and that one song you heard on the radio in Germany. WHAT FOLLOWS "1"? Keith, I remember reading a while back that EMI was going to release a new Beatles compilation, a follow up to "1." What has happened? Also,…

  20. Bela

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Old rock meets the new on "Hole and Corner," the debut from Baldvin Ringsted's Glasgow, Scotland-based band, Bela. Old rock meets the new on "Hole and Corner," the debut from Baldvin Ringsted's Glasgow, Scotland-based band, Bela. The 30-year-old bandleader cites…

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