1. The Bravery Shoot For The Stars On New Album

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New York rock quintet the Bravery will release its second album, "The Sun and the Moon," early next year via Island. "There's still a lot of unusual sounds on the record, but they're created more by o New York rock quintet the Bravery will release its second album, …

  2. O.A.R.

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT I would like to take this opportunity to ask anyone who knows a man by the name of Las Vegas for my $700 back. He took it from me a few days ago and is extremely reluctant to return it. Grrrr Las Vega So I guess I should begin by saying that this tour journal is being turned in late cause of …

  3. Lil Jon Merging Crunk And Rock On Next Album

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lil Jon is hard at work on his upcoming solo project "Crunk Rock," for which the Atlanta producer plans to collaborate with Rick Rubin, Good Charlotte, Korn's Jonathan Davis and Green Day producer Rob Lil Jon is hard at work on his upcoming solo project "Crunk Rock,"…

  4. Blind Melon Recording Album With New Singer

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's been exactly 11 years since the death of singer Shannon Hoon effectively put an end to Blind Melon. It's been exactly 11 years since the death of singer Shannon Hoon effectively put an end to Blind Melon. But now, the group's surviving members -- guitarists Christopher…

  5. Newton-John Radiates 'Grace' On 30th Album

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Since her first U.S. hit in 1971, Olivia Newton-John has maintained her standing as a beloved artist across a demographic swath that is practically unparalleled. Since her first U.S. hit in 1971, Olivia Newton-John has maintained her standing as a beloved artist across a demographic swath…

  6. The Hold Steady

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "I remember John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats once told me, 'You'll be really excited to see your name in The Billboard 200,'" Hold Steady vocalist/guitarist Craig Finn tells Billboard.com. "I coul "I remember John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats once…

  7. The Romantics

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT We arrived in New Haven, Connecticut to play at the legendary Toad's Place. We have played there many times over the years. It was a cold rainy night but we still turned up the heat. Wally and Mike jo It was nice to be home. Detroit has always been good to us. We enjoyed our friends and…

  8. The Shadows of Knight

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ellie had the boys in the audience eating out of her hand. I have always loved playing at Toads Place in New Haven, and last night was no exception. Ellie had the boys in the audience eating out of her hand. The Romantics then rocked it up in their usual fashion. The Shadows of Knight have…

  9. Switchfoot

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For me, music blurs the lines between the natural and the supernatural. I find true miracles in most of my favorite songs. Maybe it's a conflict of interest to mix business with therapy. Or maybe musi I have loved music all my life. It's an attraction that I have never fully been…

  10. COBRA STARSHIP, "While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Streets"

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Although it gets off to a rocky start with Gabe Saporta's awkward warbling on the acoustic "Being From Jersey Means Never Having To Say You're Sorry," Cobra Starship overall conjures up a fun and char Although it gets off to a rocky start with Gabe Saporta's awkward…

  11. The Shadows of Knight

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Singer Ellie Vee and our vocalist Jimy Sohns share the same sick sense of humor. Its a little frightening. Stuck here in Cleveland since the Buffalo show was cancelled. We love playing Buffalo and can't wait to re-book a date to see all our fans in the upsate NY area. Our tour bus is in…

  12. 3 Doors Down Plots Benefit, New Album

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The lineup has been nailed down for the third annual 3 Doors Down & Friends benefit, set for Dec. 2 at the Mobile (Ala.) Convention Center. The lineup has been nailed down for the third annual 3 Doors Down & Friends benefit, set for Dec. 2 at the Mobile (Ala.) Convention Center.…

  13. The 'Long' Road

    October 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Shedding his neo-traditional label one song at a time, country singer Dierks Bentley says his third album, "Long Trip Alone," is a snapshot in time. The set is due this week via Capitol Nashville. Shedding his neo-traditional label one song at a time, country singer Dierks Bentley…

  14. Incubus Scaling Back For 'Light Grenades' Tour

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist Mike Einzinger tells Billboard.com that the California quintet -- whose sixth album, "Light Grenades," comes out Nov. 28 via Epic -- is excited about returning to smaller venues with a North Incubus' return to active duty will include a return to theaters in early…

  15. Bach Back In The Limelight With GNR Dates

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After reconnecting with Axl Rose this past spring, Sebastian Bach has been pegged as the opening act for the upcoming Guns N' Roses stateside tour that gets started Oct. 20 in Jacksonville, Fla. Bach After reconnecting with Axl Rose this past spring, Sebastian Bach has been pegged as the…

  16. Ollie Byrd

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Any band can score thousands of MySpace fans just by clicking the site's "Add to Friends" command for a few hours. But Ollie Byrd has the sound to make the conversion complete. Any band can score thousands of MySpace fans just by clicking the site's "Add to Friends…

  17. Optimus Rhyme

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Optimus Rhyme raps about fictional robots and performs at videogame conventions. No wonder the Seattle quartet was tagged a "nerdcore" group. Optimus Rhyme raps about fictional robots and performs at videogame conventions. No wonder the Seattle quartet was tagged a "nerdcore…

  18. The Snake Can See You

    October 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "I have had it with these motherf*ckin' snakes on this motherf*ckin' plane!" was one of the more memorable movie quote of the summer, even if the film from which it sprung, "Snakes on a Plane," bombed "I have had it with these motherf*ckin' snakes on…

  19. Underground Garage

    October 06, 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. Wanna have some fun? Tune in to intheattic.tv for Rachel Fuller's Internet TV show. Fuller is a very talented…

  20. Kellie Pickler

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Although "American Idol" viewers did not "pick Pickler" as last season's winner, Kellie Pickler still has her share of fans. Although "American Idol" viewers didn't "pick Pickler" as last season's winner, Kellie Pickler still has her…

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