1. Police Bemoan Rhymes' Silence In Shooting

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly berated Busta Rhymes yesterday (Feb. 15), accusing the rapper of withholding information about the slaying of his bodyguard at a recent video shoot. New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly berated Busta Rhymes yesterday (Feb. 15), accusing the rapper of…

  2. Top Acts Perform At Olympic Medals Ceremonies

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Operatic tenor Andrea Bocelli and pop star Kelly Clarkson have already performed concerts following ceremonies awarding the day's medals at the Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy. Operatic tenor Andrea Bocelli and pop star Kelly Clarkson have already performed concerts following…

  3. Spears: Baby Driving Incident "A Mistake"

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears said yesterday (Feb. 9) she "made a mistake" by driving a car with her infant son in her lap, but the agency that photographed the incident denied her claim that paparazzi were hounding Britney Spears said yesterday (Feb. 9) she "made a mistake" by driving a…

  4. Billboard Goes Backstage At The Grammys

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers check in with top winners U2, Kanye West, John Legend and more backstage at the 48th annual Grammy Awards, held last night (Feb. 8) at the Staples Center in Los angeles. Notes from backstage at last night's (Feb. 8) 48th annual Grammy Awards ceremony at the Staples…

  5. Grammys Deliver Promised Musical 'Moments'

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST From the opening number, the Grammy Awards were a musical spectacle with plenty of the "one of a kind moments" the Recording Academy had been promising in the weeks preceding last night's (Feb. 8) eve From the opening number, the Grammy Awards were a musical spectacle with…

  6. Kid Rock / Feb. 3, 2006 / Detroit (Joe Louis Arena)

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST There ain't no party like a Dee-troit party -- at least that's what the natives like to claim. But there's certainly no party like a Kid Rock show in his hometown -- especially when the guest list has There ain't no party like a Dee-troit party -- at least that's what…

  7. Led Zeppelin 1968-1980: The Story Of A Band And Their Music (continued)

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Led Zeppelin may have disbanded in 1980, but the band's legacy lives on. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham always insisted that the music they made, onstage or in the studio, w Grant's early-December press release that the band had "written a special…

  8. Led Zeppelin 1968-1980: The Story Of A Band And Their Music (continued)

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Led Zeppelin may have disbanded in 1980, but the band's legacy lives on. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham always insisted that the music they made, onstage or in the studio, w To do so required iron-clad concentration, and this level of performance can be seen in…

  9. Billboard Bits: Massive Attack, Hall & Oates, 'Natural Selection,' New Orleans Social Club

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Massive Attack, Hall & Oates, 'Natural Selection,' New Orleans Social Club Massive Attack has confirmed a long-rumored appearance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 29-30 in Indio, Calif. The U.K. act will play on the mainstage during the…

  10. Gil Goldstein / Jan. 11, 2006 / New York (Blue Note)

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Melody and sonority were plentiful during pianist-accordionist Gil Goldstein's first set Jan. 11 at the Blue Note, the second of six nights at the popular Greenwich Village jazz club. Goldstein was jo What's the thread that runs through the music of Jaco Pastorius, Gil Evans and…

  11. Corgan, Chamberlin Revive Smashing Pumpkins

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST In the clearest sign yet that Billy Corgan is moving ahead with his plan to revive seminal alternative rock act Smashing Pumpkins, sources say the group has signed a new management deal with Jared Pau In the clearest sign yet that Billy Corgan is moving ahead with his plan to revive seminal…

  12. This Day in Music

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>James Louis "J.J." Johnson, the father of modern jazz trombone, dies at home in Indianapolis of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had been suffering from prostate cancer. He i 2004 - One of the most respected groups to emerge from the 1980s…

  13. Flipsyde

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST A unique mix of hip-hop, rock and Latin rhythms creates something new. With cultures, beliefs and musical styles constantly colliding, Flipsyde is a natural reflection of the world we live in. The band, which hails from California's Bay Area, uses a unique mix of hip-hop, rock and Latin…

  14. Miranda Lambert

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Supporting 'the king of country music,' duck hunting and so much more. So, in case you missed it, my diary during the Keith Urban tour last August and September turned into a weekly column for CMT.com. Apparently, somebody at Billboard thought my ramblings made for good reading; so,…

  15. The Cult Energized For 2006 Tour

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST After a three-and-a-half year break, veteran rock act the Cult will return to the road this spring. After a three-and-a-half year break, veteran rock act the Cult will return to the road this spring. The group, which features core members Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy, is in the midst of…

  16. This Day in Music

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Beijing songstress Faye Wong and Hong Kong Canto-pop star Andy Lau share the Century Award for best artist at the Channel V Chinese Music Awards, held at the mainland capital's Internati 2005 - Following a suicide attempt, Capitol Records artist Houston gouges…

  17. Morningwood

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Waking up to pop's latest buzz band can be an, um... er... exciting experience. Got Morningwood? It's not as intimate a question as it might seem. Instead, it's merely a radar check, for if you don't, it's likely time to get your hands on the self-titled debut by this…

  18. Heather Headley's Got Her Own 'Mind'

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST A Broadway sensation when she recorded her acclaimed 2002 debut, she was determined to up the ante for her second album. RCA singer/songwriter Heather Headley jokes that instead of "In My Mind," her sophomore album should have been called "Caught Up." That is because…

  19. Keys Craves 'Strange As Hell' Collaborations

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST "I definitely see the album being a little bit edgier," Keys tells Billboard.com. "I feel like it's going to have a lot of political elements to it as well and be a bit more guitar-driven. Amid new ventures in film and television, Alicia Keys is writing new material for…

  20. Ask Billboard

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Julia Fordham, Pink, Destiny's Child and TLC. SEEKING JULIA Hi Keith, I am huge fan of Julia Fordham's work. Her last three albums -- "Concrete Love," "That's Life" and "That's Live" are all great -- as…

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