1. Tex-Mex Singer Freddy Fender Dies At 69

    October 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Freddy Fender, the "Bebop Kid" of the Texas-Mexico border who later turned his twangy tenor into the smash country ballad "Before the Next Teardrop Falls," died yesterday. He was 69. Fender, who was d Freddy Fender, the "Bebop Kid" of the Texas-Mexico border who…

  2. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Barbra Streisand releases her 60th album on Columbia Records. The set finds the chanteuse covering 12 songs made popular in movies from 1935-1988. "The Movie Album" comprises all-new rec 2005 - Wyclef Jean and Norah Jones make available for download ìAny…

  3. Ciara Previewing 'Evolution' On Tour

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In support of her upcoming sophomore set "Ciara: The Evolution," due Dec. 5 via La Face/Zomba Label Group, Ciara will embark on a 16-city club tour. In support of her upcoming sophomore set "Ciara: The Evolution," due Dec. 5 via La Face/Zomba Label Group, Ciara will embark…

  4. New York Dolls Book First Major Tour In 30 Years

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The New York Dolls will kick off their first extended headlining tour in more than 30 years on Nov. 6 in San Diego. The Supersuckers will support on the outing, which runs through Dec. 2 in St. Louis. The New York Dolls will kick off their first extended headlining tour in more than 30 years…

  5. 41OnTV

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 9 - 15, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 9 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): James Blunt (also scheduled: Donald Trump, John Cena. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Sam Moore (also scheduled: Robin…

  6. After Four-Disc Set, All Gill Has Left To Try Is Polka

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Years ago, Vince Gill remembers, he went to his record company and proposed the idea of doing "a box set of all new music. Everybody said 'We don't think that's a good idea.' Okay. But it's always bee Years ago, Vince Gill remembers, he went to his record company…

  7. Live CD, DVD Chronicles Knopfler/Harris Gig

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris' June 28 performance at Los Angeles' Gibson Amphitheatre is the subject of "Real Live Roadrunning," a CD/DVD set due Nov. 14 via Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris' June 28 performance at Los Angeles' Gibson…

  8. Connick Doubles The Pleasure With New Albums

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Harry Connick, Jr. will release a pair of new albums on Feb. 6. "Oh, My Nola," will be issued via Columbia, while the all-instrumental "Chanson du Vieux Carre" will hit shelves via Marsalis Music. Harry Connick, Jr. will release a pair of new albums on Feb. 6. "Oh, My…

  9. Chasez Rolling With Timberlake, Timbaland On New CD

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT JC Chasez has just finished recording his sophomore album, due in the first quarter of 2007 via Jive. The as-yet-untitled effort comes three years after his solo debut, "Schizophrenic," and more than JC Chasez has just finished recording his sophomore album, due in the first quarter…

  10. 'Dancin' Queen

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris shows off multiple sides of his musical personality, Alan Jackson flips the script with Alison Krauss, Janet Jackson looks to the past for new inspiration and the Scissor Sisters keep the par A double-disc live album from rock act My Morning Jacket, "Okonokos" (ATO/RCA). A…

  11. Billboard Bits: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Hybrid, Billboard/Hanshin

    September 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Country veteran Chapin Carpenter has ended her nearly 20-year association with Columbia and signed a new deal with Zoe/Rounder Records. The label is eyeing a March release for her next album, "The Cal Country veteran Chapin Carpenter has ended her nearly 20-year association with Columbia…

  12. Aiken Holding Off On Tour Until Next Year

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Clay Aiken's third album, the covers-heavy "A Thousand Different Ways," comes out tomorrow (Sept. 19), but the second season "American Idol" runner-up plans to take his time before he hits the road. Clay Aiken's third album, the covers-heavy "A Thousand…

  13. Moby Compiles His 'Best' For Two-Disc Set

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Moby has set an Oct. 24 release for the V2 collection "Go: The Very Best Of," which will include a disc of hits and a second featuring remixes. The album features the previously unreleased "New York, Moby has set an Oct. 24 release for the V2 collection "Go: The Very Best…

  14. Pearl Jam, Reznor, DMB Help Bridge School Turn 20

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and the Dave Matthews Band will perform alongside Neil Young at the 20th anniversary Bridge School Benefit, to be held Oct. 21-22 at Shoreline Amphitheatre out Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and the Dave Matthews Band will perform…

  15. This Day in Music

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Grand Ole Opry stars Riders in the Sky make concert appearance number 4,000 during Cowboy Days in Puyallup, Wash. The group has had the same personnel for 21 years.<br clear="none"/><br 2004 - Famed songwriter/lyricist Fred Ebb dies of a heart…

  16. Janet's Juggernaut

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson conceived her new Virgin Records release, "20 Y.O." (due Sept. 26), as a celebration of the joyful liberation and history-making musical style of her 1986 breakthrough album, "Control." Don't call it a comeback. Janet Jackson conceived her new Virgin…

  17. 36OnTV

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 4-11, 2006. MONDAY, SEPT. 4 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist(s): The Cheetah Girls, Michael Bolton (also scheduled: Dikembe Mutombo). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Justin Timberlake. …

  18. Rockabilly Singer Gene Simmons Dies

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rockabilly singer/songwriter Jumpin' Gene Simmons, who worked with Elvis Presley and had a top 20 hit in 1964 with the bouncy "Haunted House," has died. He was 69. Rockabilly singer/songwriter Jumpin' Gene Simmons, who worked with Elvis Presley and had a top 20 hit in 1964…

  19. 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…

  20. 34OnTV

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 21-27, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 21 "7th Avenue Drop," Fuse Featured artist(s): Jurassic 5. "When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts, Acts 1 & 2," HBO Featured artist(s): Donald Harrison, Terence Blanchard, Wynton Marsalis, Harry…

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