1. Stevens Salutes Christmas With Boxed Set

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In the midst of a prolific release schedule, Sufjan Stevens managed to spend one week almost every year to record an EP of Christmas songs as a gift for family and friends. In the midst of a prolific release schedule, Sufjan Stevens managed to spend one week almost every year to record an EP…

  2. Billboard Bits: 'Broadway Meets Country,' Sigur Ros

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Country artists Lee Ann Womack, Josh Gracin, Raul Malo, Lorrie Morgan, Jamie O'Neal and SHeDAISY will join Broadway performers Dixie Carter, Laura Bell Bundy, Michael Cerveris, Brian D'Arcy James and Country artists Lee Ann Womack, Josh Gracin, Raul Malo, Lorrie Morgan, Jamie O'…

  3. Early Bee Gees Albums Expanded For Reissue

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The first three Bee Gees albums to enjoy international release have been expanded and grouped for the six-disc boxed set "The Studio Albums 1967-1968," due Nov. 7 via Reprise. The first three Bee Gees albums to enjoy international release have been expanded and grouped for the six…

  4. 35OnTV

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 28 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Harry Connick Jr "Tavis Smiley," PBS Featured Artist(s): Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Zero 7, Jose…

  5. Kings Of Leon, Foos, Raconteurs To Support Dylan

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan has drafted a trio of superstar rock acts to support him on his fall tour. Bob Dylan has drafted a trio of superstar rock acts to support him on his fall tour. Kings Of Leon will open the first portion of the trek beginning Oct. 11 in Vancouver, while the Foo Fighters will reprise…

  6. Beck, QOTSA Take 'Detour' For L.A. Festival

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Beck, Queens Of The Stone Age, Peeping Tom and Basement Jaxx lead the lineup for the first L.A. Weekly magazine-sponsored Detour Music Festival, Billboard.com can reveal. The daylong event will be hel Beck, Queens Of The Stone Age, Peeping Tom and Basement Jaxx lead the lineup for the first L…

  7. Supernova To Debut On New Year's Eve

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Supernova, which is in the process of searching for a singer via the CBS show "Rockstar," will play its first live show on New Year's Eve at the Joint in Las Vegas. Supernova, which is in the process of searching for a singer via the CBS show "Rockstar," will play its…

  8. Akron/Family Summons The 'Warrior'

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fans of underground rock act Akron/Family will have several opportunities in the next year to hear new material. Fans of underground rock act Akron/Family will have several opportunities in the next year to hear new material. Not only will the Brooklyn foursome release its second full-length,…

  9. Lennon Channels Breakup Through Sophomore Album

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sean Lennon has some weighty topics on his mind on "Friendly Fire," his first solo album in eight years. Sean Lennon has some weighty topics on his mind on "Friendly Fire," his first solo album in eight years. As previously reported , the set is due Sept. 26 via Capitol…

  10. Billboard Bits: Chris Daughtry, MOBO Awards, Joanna Newsom

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Chris Daughtry, MOBO Awards, Joanna Newsom Former "American Idol" contestant Chris Daughtry is writing material for his 19 Recordings/RCA debut with matchbox twenty's Rob Thomas, 3 Doors Down's Brad Arnold, Fuel's Carl Bell and SR-71's Mitch Allan. The as…

  11. 33OnTV

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 14-20, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 14 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Michael Bolton. "Sesame Street," PBS Featured Artist(s): John Legend. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Cyndi Lauper, Usher …

  12. Vintage Folk Concerts Revived For Three-CD Set

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Vintage previously unreleased performances by Bill Monroe, Mississippi John Hurt, Maybelle Carter, Dock Boggs, Doc Watson and the Stanley Brothers will be heard for the first time on the three-CD set Vintage previously unreleased performances by Bill Monroe, Mississippi John Hurt, Maybelle…

  13. Byrds Boxed Up On 'There Is A Season'

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary rock act the Byrds will be back in the spotlight this fall thanks to the four-CD/one-DVD boxed set "There Is a Season," due Sept. 26 via Columbia/Legacy. Legendary rock act the Byrds will be back in the spotlight this fall thanks to the four-CD/one-DVD boxed set "…

  14. 32OnTV

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 7-14, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 7 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Jody Watley. "Djangomania!" Sundance Channel Featured artist(s): Django Reinhardt, Quintet of the Hot Club of France. "Gene Simmons Family Jewels,…

  15. Snoop, Buckethead Light Up Bootsy Xmas Album

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg, Buckethead and Charlie Daniels are among the varied guests contributing to funk legend Bootsy Collins' first holiday album, "Christmas Is 4-Ever." Snoop Dogg, Buckethead and Charlie Daniels are among the varied guests contributing to funk legend Bootsy Collins'…

  16. This Day in Music

    July 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Simon "Mahlathini" Nkabinde, lead singer of South African group Mahlathini & the Mahotella Queens, dies in Vosloorus of complications from diabetes. He is 62.<br clear="none"/><br cl 2003 - The 20th annual MTV Video Music Awards begin…

  17. CAMERA OBSCURA, "Let's Get Out of This Country"

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Like their Scottish pals Belle & Sebastian, Camera Obscura has been plugging along across the pond for a decade now. And much like B&S, the band lean toward blissful, summer pop that sounds gr Like their Scottish pals Belle & Sebastian, Camera Obscura has been plugging along…

  18. 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, …

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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