1. Fooling April

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With a focus on acoustic-edged melodic pop tied to classic and modern-rock sensibilities, Fooling April has appeared with artists like John Mayer, Dave Matthews, Dido, The Strokes, Franz Ferdinand, Th With a focus on acoustic-edged melodic pop tied to classic and modern-rock sensibilities,…

  2. Shortlist Prize Returns; Sufjan, Coyne Help Choose

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST After a year's hiatus, the Shortlist Music Prize is returning this year to recognize noteworthy 2006 albums that have not yet sold 500,000 units in the United States. After a year's hiatus, the Shortlist Music Prize is returning this year to recognize noteworthy 2006 albums that…

  3. Tool, Stripes, Panic Joining The Police At Bonnaroo

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tool, the White Stripes and Widespread Panic will join the reunited Police at the 2007 Bonnaroo festival, to be held June 14-17 in Manchester, Tenn. Other acts on the bill include Wilco, the Flaming L Tool, the White Stripes and Widespread Panic will join the reunited Police at the 2007…

  4. Underground Garage

    December 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a year that started with our president "staying the course" and ending with him saying the Commission on Iraq had some "good points" (yeah, like screw your course, get the hell out of there, you mo In a year that started with our president "staying the course"…

  5. 47OnTV

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 20-26, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 20 "Makes A Video|30 Seconds To Mars Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): 30 Seconds To Mars). "Making the Video," MTV Featured artist(s): Gwen Stefani.. "Charlie Rose," PBS Featured artist(s):…

  6. The Streets, Kasabian, Lily Allen Join Big Day Out

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Streets, Kasabian, Lily Allen and the Crystal Method have joined the lineup for the 2007 Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand. Also new to the bill are Lupe Fiasco, Trivium, the The Streets, Kasabian, Lily Allen and the Crystal Method have joined the lineup for the 2007…

  7. Killers, Tool, Jet, Muse Booked For Big Day Out

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Killers, Tool, Jet, Muse and My Chemical Romance are among the first acts confirmed for the 2007 Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand. The Killers, Tool, Jet, Muse and My Chemical Romance are among the first acts confirmed for the 2007 Big Day Out festival tour of…

  8. Volkswagen Cars To Feature First Act Guitars

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Burgeoning guitar maker First Act and auto giant Volkswagen have struck a deal through which new VW customers will receive a brand new six-string that is playable through the car's stereo system. Burgeoning guitar maker First Act and auto giant Volkswagen have struck a deal through which…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>R&B artist Erma Franklin, who sang backup for her better-known sister Aretha, dies of cancer in Detroit. She is 64.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the…

  10. Automator's 'Omakase' Still Not Ready To Eat

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It seems "Omakase" wound up a casualty of MCA's 2003 merger with Geffen, which cost a number of artists their record deals and ultimately led the Roots to bolt for Def Jam. In the fall of 2004, in-demand producer Dan "the Automator" Nakamura excitedly told Billboard…

  11. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rapper DMX attempts to put a host of legal troubles behind him on "Year of the Dog ... Again," his first album since splitting Def Jam for Sony Urban, while G. Love kicks back with famous musical frie Hard rock act Stone Sour's "Come What(ever) May" (Roadrunner). The…

  12. Panic Channel Tops 'Madden 2007' Track List

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Electronic Arts has set an Aug. 22 release date for the video game "Madden NFL 2007," which the company is hoping will once again raise the profile for the artists on its in-game soundtrack. Electronic Arts has set an Aug. 22 release date for the video game "Madden NFL 2007,…

  13. Underground Garage

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Little Steven's Underground Garage column, produced exclusively for Billboard. The charts are a combination of airplay from the Underground Garage format and coolness. At last! We love celebrating Brian Wilson's birthday (June 20) because it means summer is here! OK, a day later.…

  14. 'Mercy': Strokes Cover Gaye With Vedder, Homme

    June 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Although a spokesperson could not confirm details, the Strokes have recorded a cover of Marvin Gaye's "Mercy Mercy Me" with Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme, Billboard Although a spokesperson could not confirm details, the Strokes have…

  15. Air, Cocker Board Gainsbourg's '5:55'

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Air, Pulp's Jarvis Cocker and producer Nigel Godrich are among the artists contributing to French actress/singer Charlotte's Gainsbourg's new album, "5:55." Air, Pulp's Jarvis Cocker and producer Nigel Godrich are among the artists contributing to French actress…

  16. 22OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 29 - June 4, 2006. 22OnTV 20060530_col_ontv Music-related TV listings for May 29-June 4, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 29 “Good Morning America,” ABC Featured artist(s): Snow Patrol (also scheduled: Paul Newman, Owen Wilson). “Today,” NBC Featured artist(s): James Blunt.…

  17. 21OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 22-29, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley (also scheduled: Bruce Willis). "Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball," ABC Featured artist(s): John Legend, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight,…

  18. Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival / April 29-30, 2006 / Indio, Calif. (Empire Polo Field)

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With more than 90 bands playing on five stages, it was impossible to see everything at the seventh Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. So what follows are some of the plentiful Billboard's Jonathan Cohen, Todd Martens and Brian Cohen hit the California desert for…

  19. 18OnTV

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 1 - 7, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 1 “The Tony Danza Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): James Hill (also scheduled: Brooke Burns, Matt Daves). “TRL,” MTV Featured artist(s): Fort Minor. “The Apprentice,” NBC Featured artist(s): Burt Bacharach. “Phil Vassar: Piano…

  20. Kanye Crashes Coachella

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Kanye West has been added to the lineup for this weekend's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., bestowing further star power on an event that will also boast the first-e Rapper Kanye West has been added to the lineup for this weekend's Coachella Valley…

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