1. This Day in Music

    October 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>An environmental benefit concert at the Britt Grounds in Jacksonville, Ore., featuring Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne turns ugly as protesters begin to rally. The protesters are angered 2004 - After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the…

  2. The Raconteurs / Sept. 27, 2006 / New York (Roseland Ballroom)

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Raconteurs' live show presented an interesting conundrum: mostly how two Type A personalities, Jack White and Brendan Benson, work on stage together. Clearly Benson hasn't enjoyed the levels of co The Raconteurs' live show presented an interesting conundrum: mostly how two…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Conway Twitty, Beverley Knight, song credits and more. THE GREATNESS OF KING GEORGE Dear Fred, I'm extremely excited about seeing George Strait capture the record for most-ever Billboard country No. 1s all to himself this week, with "Give It Away"…

  4. This Day in Music

    September 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Diana Ross is held in police custody at London's Heathrow Airport for several hours following an incident involving a member of the airport's security staff. Ross is arrested then cautio 2002 - Sting receives an Emmy for the A&E documentary, "Sting…

  5. Vision Of Disorder / Aug. 14, 2006 / Levittown, N.Y. (Club Voltage)

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Before the days of the internet and file sharing, the way most hardcore bands made a name for themselves was via constant gigging and demos exchanging as many hands as possible. Before the days of the internet and file sharing, the way most hardcore bands made a name for themselves was via…

  6. Gnarls Barkley / Aug. 17, 2006 / New York (Central Park SummerStage)

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Part of the Gnarls Barkley shtick is their playful identity, where they never really assume themselves, but instead riff on past popular culture entities. In a recent Billboard interview, Cee-Lo revealed he was a bit taken aback by the amount of touring that has already been undertaken by…

  7. New Probe Launches Into B.I.G. Death

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Six veteran homicide detectives are leading a new police task force investigating the unsolved 1997 killing of Notorious B.I.G. The new probe comes in the face of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the Six veteran homicide detectives are leading a new police task force investigating the…

  8. Jackson Financial Dispute Goes To Jury

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A bitter money dispute between Michael Jackson and a former associate was placed in the hands of jurors today (July 13) after the singer's lawyer told them the plaintiff betrayed the star and urged th A bitter money dispute between Michael Jackson and a former associate was placed in the…

  9. Notorious B.I.G. Family Seeks To Expand Suit

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The family of Notorious B.I.G. has asked a judge for permission to expand its wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles, contending police Officer Rafael Perez was on duty at Petersen Aut The family of Notorious B.I.G. has asked a judge for permission to expand its wrongful-death…

  10. 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,…

  11. Battling Tendonitis, Brion Tiptoes Back Into Performing

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For almost 10 years, noted producer and musician Jon Brion hosted a weekly residency at the Los Angeles club Largo, where any number of guests would stop by and help augment his whimsical one-man-band For almost 10 years, noted producer and musician Jon Brion hosted a weekly residency at the…

  12. Jackson's Finances At Center Of Trial

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A year after Michael Jackson was acquitted of child molestation charges, a lawsuit by a former associate is headed for a trial that will put Jackson's chaotic financial dealings in the spotlight. The A year after Michael Jackson was acquitted of child molestation charges, a lawsuit by a…

  13. Prosecutor: Proof Shooter Within The Law

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The man who police say shot and killed rapper Proof in a Detroit nightclub shootout acted lawfully in defense of another man, the county prosecutor said yesterday (May 30). The man who police say shot and killed rapper Proof in a Detroit nightclub shootout acted lawfully in defense of another…

  14. Ask Billboard

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Dixie Chicks, Cher and a Madonna-less Texas. LONG WAY TO DIXIE Keith, Now that the new Dixie Chicks album "Taking the Long Way" has been released, can you tell me how sales are doing and if they are considered good or disappointing? Thanks,…

  15. Madonna Crucifies Herself In L.A. Tour Opener

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Madonna launched her first world tour in two years on Sunday, delighting an enthusiastic Los Angeles crowd by suspending herself from a cross, insulting President George W. Bush and dusting off some o Madonna launched her first world tour in two years on Sunday, delighting an enthusiastic Los…

  16. Weapons Charges Dropped Against Young Jeezy

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Weapons charged were dropped today (May 16) against Young Jeezy because of insufficient evidence regarding his involvement in a March shootout in Miami Beach. Weapons charged were dropped today (May 16) against Young Jeezy because of insufficient evidence regarding his involvement in a March…

  17. Riverside Rounds Up Monk/Coltrane Studio Cuts

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Riverside has set a June 27 release date for a double-disc collection featuring the brief 1957 studio collaboration between Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane. Riverside has set a June 27 release date for a double-disc collection featuring the brief 1957 studio collaboration between Thelonious…

  18. Chart Beat Chat

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses slow turnover of No. 1s, digital sales, chart methodology and more with readers. DISPARATE DOMAINS Dear Fred, There's another piece of trivia for which the slow turnover of No. 1 hits on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart is partially responsible. This year…

  19. Clothing Manufacturer Sues Jessica Simpson

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A California-based clothing manufacturer is suing Jessica Simpson for $100 million, claiming she breached their contract by failing to support lines of apparel she developed with the company. A California-based clothing manufacturer is suing Jessica Simpson for $100 million, claiming she…

  20. Rob Zombie, Lacuna Coil / March 28, 2006 / New York (Nokia Theatre)

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Putting Lacuna Coil and Rob Zombie together on tour isn't what you call an obvious pairing. The former is an Italian group who cloaks its melodic music in exotic atmospheres, whereas the latter peddle Putting Lacuna Coil and Rob Zombie together on tour isn't what you call an obvious…

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