1. On TV

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 9-15, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 9 "Attack of the Show," G4 Featured artist(s): Project 86 (also scheduled: Uwe Boll). "Influenc'd: Green Day," Fuse Featured artist(s): Green Day, Hawthorne Heights, blink-182, Bayside/Name Taken, Taking Back…

  2. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Just a few months ago, Sia feared her second full-length album would never see an official U.S. release. After Go Beat/Island issued her "Colour the Small One" in the United Kingdom in January 2004, s The debut albums from up-and-coming rock acts We Are Scientists (“With Love and…

  3. This Day In Music

    January 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST - Bee Gees members Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb are among those named by the Queen to the New Year Honours list. The Gibb brothers each receive a CBE (Commander of the British Empire). 2002 - No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin…

  4. Iran's President Bans Western Music

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hard-line president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has banned Western music from Iran's radio and TV stations, reviving one of the harshest cultural decrees from the early days of 1979 Islamic Revolution. Hard-line president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has banned Western music from Iran's radio and TV…

  5. Foxx Returns To Musical Roots

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Oscar-winning actor returns to music after a 12-year layoff, bolstered by guest turns from Ludacris, Mary J. Blige, Twista and Kanye West. A funny thing happened to Jamie Foxx on the way to starting a music career. Acting on a girlfriend's dare to take the stage during a comedy club&…

  6. Chart Beat

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chart news about Mariah Carey, Kristine W, James Blunt and Nelly, as well as Fred's top singles and albums of the year. GIFT-WRAPPED: For the first time in the short history of Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart, a track that is not a current hit ranks No. 1. The 11-year-old song …

  7. Nilsson Documentary Due Early Next Year

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST A documentary focusing on the life and career of late singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson will be released early next year. A documentary focusing on the life and career of late singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson will be released early next year. "Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody…

  8. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Jazz bassist Arvell Shaw dies at his home in Long Island, N.Y., of an apparent heart attack. He is 79.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) easily…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1997 - </b>Janet Jackson wins an injunction against Eric Leon Christian, who she claims had been harassing her.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1998 - Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report that he was drunk…

  10. Elektra Vaults Emptied For New Series

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Collectors' Choice Music has set a Feb. 21 release date for reissues of 15 rarities from the Elektra archive, including material by Eric Clapton's supergroup Powerhouse, Lovin' Spoonful, Roxy, the Wac Collectors' Choice Music has set a Feb. 21 release date for reissues of…

  11. Taking Back Sunday's Agenda: New CD, Cancer Charity

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST "We recorded 14 songs and we'll whittle it down to 10 or 11," bassist Matt Rubano tells Billboard.com. Rock act Taking Back Sunday is putting "finishing touches" on its Warner Bros. debut , "Louder Now.” The Eric Valentine-produced set is expected to be released…

  12. Billboard Bits: Sum 41, Br. Danielson, Schematics

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Sum 41, Br. Danielson, Schematics "Rocked," a documentary shot during Sum 41's 10-day 2004 trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo with War Child Canada, will be released tomorrow (Nov. 29) via Universal Music Canada. The film previously aired in September in the…

  13. This Day in Music

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1991 - </b>Cyndi Lauper is married in Manhattan to actor David Thornton.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with the duo La Bouche, is among the victims of an…

  14. Early Dylan Poetry Sells For $78K

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST A collection of poems written by Minnesota college student Robert Zimmerman, later to become the "voice of a generation" as Bob Dylan, sold for $78,000 at an auction of rock and pop memorabilia. A collection of poems written by Minnesota college student Robert Zimmerman, later to…

  15. Cyndi Lauper / Nov. 11, 2005 / Atlantic City, N.J. (Trump Taj Mahal)

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST At first glance, the guest stars that joined Cyndi Lauper for her Trump Taj Mahal Hotel & Casino concert would surprise many. Shaggy? Ani DiFranco? The Hooters? Pat Monahan? Scott Weiland?! At first glance, the guest stars that joined Cyndi Lauper for her Trump Taj Mahal Hotel &…

  16. Stars To Salute Stevie Next Month

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder will be honored at the Dec. 10 Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder will be honored at the Dec. 10 Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The…

  17. This Day in Music

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive issue rates Tim McGraw as the sexiest man in country music. McGraw says as long as his wife, Faith Hill thinks he's sexy, that's all that matters to h 2003 - Alejandro Fernandez, Bacilos and Mana are the big winners…

  18. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Korn, Taking Back Sunday

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on AMAs, Korn, Taking Back Sunday Eurythmics and the All-American Rejects have joined the performance lineup for the 2005 American Music Awards, which will air live Nov. 22 on ABC from Los Angeles. Eurythmics will perform "I've Got a Life," a new song included on their…

  19. Kiss Keeps Rocking With Live DVD

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Make-up clad rock icons Kiss will on Dec. 13 release a double-disc concert DVD, "Rock the Nation Live!," via Image Entertainment. Although there are countless Kiss home videos and DVDs on the market, Make-up clad rock icons Kiss will on Dec. 13 release a double-disc concert DVD, …

  20. Billboard Bits: Eric Clapton, Ashanti, Paul Anka

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Eric Clapton, Ashanti Eric Clapton has renewed his deal with Reprise, for whom he has recorded since 1983. Since Nielsen SoundScan began tabulating sales in 1991, the artist has sold 15.2 million copies of his Reprise releases in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. …

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