1. Lacuna Coil Taps Into 'Karma'

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST In what is expected to be the biggest album in the history of Century Media Records, Italian rock act Lacona Coil will on April 4 unveil its latest release, "Karmacode." In what is expected to be the biggest album in the history of Century Media Records, Italian rock act Lacona Coil…

  2. Temptations Together Again On New Album

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Legendary R&B vocal act the Temptations will release their latest studio album, "Reflections," Jan. 31 via Universal Music's New Door imprint. Legendary R&B vocal act the Temptations will release their latest studio album, "Reflections," Jan. 31 via Universal…

  3. D4L's 'Taffy' Dethrones Mariah On Hot 100

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST D4L's "Laffy Taffy" ascends three rungs to claim the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut ends the two-week run of Mariah Carey's "Don't Forget About Us," which drops considerably to D4L's "Laffy Taffy" ascends three rungs to…

  4. Colter Returns With First CD In 20 Years

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST "I've been circling," Jessi Colter says. "The recording had to happen at the right time and the right place." But Colter's circling is over. "I've been circling," Jessi Colter says. "The recording had to happen at the right time and the right…

  5. Dream Boogie: The Triumph Of Sam Cooke

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Peter Guralnick, the author of the prize-winning two-part Elvis Presley biography "Last Train to Memphis" and "Careless Love" returns with the story of another legend of American music. This comprehen The Singing Children Let me tell you a story on Sam. Sam was always…

  6. Malin Suits Up With Adeline Records

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST New York singer/songwriter Jesse Malin has inked a deal to release his third solo album via Adeline Records. New York singer/songwriter Jesse Malin has inked a deal to release his third solo album via Adeline Records. There's neither a title nor rough release date for the disc, for which…

  7. Conversations With Tom Petty

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Paul Zollo conducted a series of in-depth discussions with Tom Petty about his career, with special focus on his songwriting. The conversations are reprinted in this book -- the first authorized book CALIFORNIA So you went to California with the intention of getting a deal? tp: Yeah. We sent…

  8. Billboard Bits: Flipsyde, Townes Van Zandt, Hayseed Dixie

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Have scientists found Mozart's skull? Researchers say they'll reveal the results of DNA tests in a documentary airing Sunday (Jan. 8) on Austrian television as part of a year of celebratory events mar Burgeoning hip-hop band Flipsyde will garner substantial exposure via NBC’s…

  9. Roth: Van Halen Reunion 'Inevitable'

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Reuniting the original Van Halen lineup is just a matter of time, according to David Lee Roth, who began his career as a morning drive radio host in earnest this morning (Jan. 3). "I talked to the dru Reuniting the original Van Halen lineup is just a matter of time, according to David…

  10. Bono Seeks To Balance Charitable Work, U2

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bono said he feared his commitment to campaigning against poverty would force him out of U2. "They are hugely supportive spiritually and financially of the work I do, but they are in a rock'n'roll ban Bono said he feared his commitment to campaigning against poverty would force…

  11. Brides On Hiatus, Guns Joins Quiet Riot

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Brides Of Destruction, a group that featured Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx and L.A. Guns guitarist Tracii Guns, will be dormant in 2006. The latter will join the latest version of veteran hard rock g Brides Of Destruction, a group that featured Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx and L.A. Guns…

  12. Ask Billboard

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Nizlopi, Alanis Morissette and Tiffany. NIZLOPI IS U.S. BOUND Hi Keith, You've answered many questions I have been interested in, but here's one I really need to know. My family and I have fallen in love with the song and video for Nizlopi&…

  13. Keys To The Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST An encyclopedic sourcebook on one of the 20th century's most important artists, "Keys to the Rain" completely chronicles Bob Dylan's recorded work. Author Oliver Trager discusses of all of his officia "Blowin' in the Wind" (Bob Dylan) aka "Blowing in…

  14. Different Strokes

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST In 2001, the Strokes transcended the New York club scene in a flash. They became international rock stars, selling 1 million copies of their RCA debut "Is This It" in the United States alone, accordin In 2001, the Strokes transcended the New York club scene in a flash. They became…

  15. Billboard Bits: Rose Parade, Janis Ian, Jason Miles

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST LeAnn Rimes and Toni Braxton in the Rose Parade, Janis Ian and Jason Miles prep new albums. LeAnn Rimes and Toni Braxton are among those slated to take part in Monday's (Jan. 2) annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. The 117th annual event, which carries the theme "It's Magical…

  16. Marsalis, City Workers To Drop Ball in NYC

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Workers from city agencies that joined in the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, along with New Orleans jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, will serve as the guests of honor at the annual New Year's Eve ba Workers from city agencies that joined in the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, along…

  17. Aspiring Artist Boosted By Mayer Collaboration

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tim Fagan hardly expected to get a call from John Mayer on his cell phone last week but, then again, who does? Tim Fagan hardly expected to get a call from John Mayer on his cell phone last week but, then again, who does? The 26-year-old Los Angeles-based songwriter/musician was selected as…

  18. TIME WON'T LET ME

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST This rock-'n'-roll novel about the reunion of a New England garage band has a promising premise, but an off-key execution. This rock-'n'-roll novel about the reunion of a New England garage band has a promising premise, but an off-key execution. Scheft (The Ringer, 2002)…

  19. Carey's 'Forget' No. 1 Again

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey's "Don't Forget About Us" sits atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week in a row, keeping Chris Brown's former No. 1, "Run It!" at No. 2. Meanwhile, in the same week she's on top of T Mariah Carey's "Don't Forget About Us…

  20. Billboard Bits: Stevie Wonder, Garrison Starr, Railroad Earth

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Stevie Wonder honored by United Negro College Fund, Garrison Starr and Railroad Earth prep new albums. Fantasia, Maroon 5, India.Arie and Toni Braxton are among those who will pay tribute to Stevie Wonder during the United Negro College Fund's annual "An Evening of Stars"…

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