1. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>It is announced that Billy Joel has postponed the fall leg of his current world tour due to recurring throat problems.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album "…

  2. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Arthur Nights, Army Of Anyone

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Despite reports in the British press that fans were balking at her high ticket prices, Madonna rang up eight sellouts at Wembley Arena beginning Aug. 1, notching the highest Billboard Boxscore gross o Despite reports in the British press that fans were balking at her high ticket prices,…

  3. Frank Black / Aug. 13, 2006 / Indianapolis (Birdy's)

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Not many musicians would go out on tour a month after releasing a double album of new material and proceed to play a 26-song set with only one track representing the latest record. But nobody ever sai Not many musicians would go out on tour a month after releasing a double album of new…

  4. Sparklehorse Sees The 'Light' On New Album

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mark Linkous, the guiding force behind acclaimed rock act Sparklehorse, will release his fourth full-length album Sept. 26 via Astralwerks. Mark Linkous, the guiding force behind acclaimed rock act Sparklehorse, will release his fourth full-length album Sept. 26 via Astralwerks. "Dreamt…

  5. Mandy Moore Signs With The Firm's New Label

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Singer/actress Mandy Moore and rock act Army Of Anyone are the first signings to a record label being launched by powerhouse Los Angeles-based management company The Firm. The label's releases will be Singer/actress Mandy Moore and rock act Army Of Anyone are the first signings to a…

  6. Billboard Bits: Sigur Ros, Lemonheads, Blood Brothers, Journey

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sigur Ros will release a new CD/DVD, "Saeglopur," Aug. 8 via the Worker's Institute in partnership with the band's own Krunk imprint and Filter US Recordings. Sigur Ros will release a new CD/DVD, "Saeglopur," Aug. 8 via the Worker's Institute in partnership…

  7. Drop, Drop, Dropping It Down

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rock trio the Secret Machines headed to upstate New York to record its second Reprise album, "Ten Silver Drops." Rock trio the Secret Machines headed to upstate New York to record its second Reprise album, "Ten Silver Drops." The eight-track set is the follow-up to 2004&…

  8. Pre-Release Pirates Face The Music

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Federal authorities in Washington, D.C., have secured the first guilty pleas for copyright infringement in four cases where the perpetrators made music available on the Internet before it was released Federal authorities in Washington, D.C., have secured the first guilty pleas for copyright…

  9. 2006: A Better Than Solid Start

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST The New Year brings with it promises of great new music, and so far, it's delivering. I begin every new year with the excitement of a puppy. The slate is wiped clean and the new music that filters in carries with it much promise for the coming months. Romantic? Possibly. A bit too pie…

  10. Juliet

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Television is addictive, venting is theraputic. September 18 3:18 pm There is a tom cruise movie on now. Come on Jim, you can’t be serious about watching this. I can’t avoid the tv situation because wireless internet only works in the living room. Tom is young and she is hot And the music wow…

  11. Secret Machines Find Focus On New Album

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock trio the Secret Machines is eyeing a mid-to-late March release for its second Reprise album, "Ten Silver Drops." Rock trio the Secret Machines is eyeing a mid-to-late March release for its second Reprise album, "Ten Silver Drops." Primarily recorded at Allaire Studios…

  12. Slug Keeps Growing On New Atmosphere Album

    October 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Six albums into a career that has mobilized and polarized the indie rap underground, the Minneapolis rapper Slug, one-half of acclaimed Rhymesayers duo Atmosphere, is finally stepping outside himself. Six albums into a career that has mobilized and polarized the indie rap underground, the…

  13. Unreleased Waits Track Leads Katrina Benefit CD

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An exclusive track featuring Tom Waits and the Kronos Quartet leads the lineup for an upcoming double-disc compilation from clothing retailer Urban Outfitters and Filter magazine. An exclusive track featuring Tom Waits and the Kronos Quartet leads the lineup for an upcoming double-disc…

  14. 'Lennon' Musical To Close On Broadway

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Lennon," the musical about the life and music of John Lennon that earned dismal reviews, will close just six weeks after it opened on Broadway. "Lennon," the musical about the life and music of John Lennon that earned dismal reviews, will close just six weeks after it…

  15. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>It is announced that Billy Joel has postponed the fall leg of his current world tour due to recurring throat problems.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album "…

  16. Zappa Sons Paying Tribute To Dad On Tour

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After Frank Zappa's passing in 1993, many fans figured they'd never hear any of the iconic rocker's selections performed live on stage again. After Frank Zappa's passing in 1993, many fans figured they'd never hear any of the iconic rocker's selections performed…

  17. Madlib, Van Peebles Revive 'Br'er Soul'

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT It took the better part of five years for hip-hop wunderkind Madlib to follow up the debut of his alter ego, Quasimoto. But fans of the helium-voiced, antisocial Quas may not have as long to wait for It took the better part of five years for hip-hop wunderkind Madlib to follow up the debut of…

  18. Smashing Pumpkins To Reunite?

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan's solo debut, "TheFutureEmbrace," hits stores today (June 21). But fans in his hometown of Chicago were greeted with a full-page ad in this morning's Chicago Trib Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan's solo debut, "…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. THE MARIAH AFTERMATH Hi Fred, I love your column and hope it'll once again be included in the print edition -- til then I'll look forward to reading you online. And thanks for suggesting Carrie Underwood…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. WHAT'S NEW, PUSSYCAT DOLLS? Fred, I noticed the 17-spot move that the Pussycat Dolls' "Don't Cha" took to No. 19 [on Billboard's Hot 100' this week and in my curiosity to see what prompted this move, reviewed its…

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