1. Phinally! Pharrell Makes Up His 'Mind'

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pharrell Williams' solo debut, "In My Mind," has had almost as many release dates as a cat has lives. First slated to street last November, then December, then early 2006, then April, the Star Trak/In Pharrell Williams' solo debut, "In My Mind," has had almost as…

  2. Broken Social Scene Taking Time Off After Fall Tour

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Following a November U.S. tour, Canadian indie rock collective Broken Social Scene will take an extended break from the road and the studio, according to principal member Kevin Drew. Following a November U.S. tour, Canadian indie rock collective Broken Social Scene will take an extended break…

  3. In your ideal world, how would you ALWAYS get your music? CDs, mobile, online?

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Remember the angry youth of the ‘80s, sporting hairspraied-doos, who fought hard for their beloved channel by screaming, “I want my MTV”? Well, their kids, including myself, now want our mp3s. Remember the angry youth of the ‘80s, sporting hairspraied-doos, who fought hard for their beloved…

  4. Pink All About The Music On Summer Tour

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pink, who begins her headlining tour of North America tonight (June 27) in San Francisco, says that this time out she's all about the music rather than the spectacle. Pink, who begins her headlining tour of North America tonight (June 27) in San Francisco, says that this time out she&…

  5. Lou Reed Revisits 'Coney Island'

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The 30th anniversary of Lou Reed's 1976 album "Coney Island Baby" will be celebrated with a deluxe edition of the set, due Aug. 15 via RCA/Legacy. The 30th anniversary of Lou Reed's 1976 album "Coney Island Baby" will be celebrated with a deluxe edition of the…

  6. The Hush Sound

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Don't let their name fool you. The Hush Sound is anything but demure. Recently, the Chicago-based band raised some eyebrows when Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz posed nude with a strategically placed Don't let their name fool you. The Hush Sound is anything but demure. Recently, the…

  7. This Day in Music

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1977 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Got to Give It Up (Pt. 1)," Marvin Gaye.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Industrial supergroup the Damage Manual is forced to scrap its North American tour, due to what an Invisible…

  8. When the Hits Flowed From Philly

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It has been 35 years since Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the legendary architects of the renowned Philly sound, founded their record company and made pop music history. It has been 35 years since Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the legendary architects of the renowned Philly sound, founded their…

  9. Chart Beat Chat

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses more body parts in songs, the U.K. charts and Wyclef Jean. WORK THAT BODY Hello Fred, I read last week's Chart Beat and hadn't ever thought of a song category dedicated to body parts! Kudos for the new category. It was informative and fun to spot the songs…

  10. Peeping Tom

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Don't be afraid of this Peeping Tom. It's just former Faith No More frontman Mike Patton. Over the years the noise rock Renaissance man has built an avid cult following with such bands as Mr. Bungle a Don't be afraid of this Peeping Tom. It's just former Faith No More…

  11. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Lee Ann Womack sings the national anthem, and a massive fireworks display lights up the Nashville sky in opening ceremonies for Country Music Fan Fair 2001.<br clear="none"/><br clear="n 2005 - Chuck Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go,"…

  12. DVD Probes New York Dolls' Comeback Album

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The initial pressing of the first New York Dolls album in 30-plus years will include a 45-minute "making of" DVD documentary dubbed "On the Lip." The initial pressing of the first New York Dolls album in 30-plus years will include a 45-minute "making of" DVD…

  13. Stars Help Bennett Celebrate 80th On 'Duets'

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As first reported here in February, some of the biggest names in music have joined Tony Bennett for his 80th birthday celebration album, "Duets -- An American Classic." The 18-track project arrives Se As first reported here in February, some of the biggest names in music have joined…

  14. 'Bang' A Gong

    June 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After a couple of delays, rapper Busta Rhymes makes his debut this week on Dr. Dre's Aftermath label with "The Big Bang." The album includes appearances by Stevie Wonder, the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.a After a couple of delays, rapper Busta Rhymes makes his debut this week…

  15. Rakim Resurfaces, Common Drops 'People' At NYC Benefit

    June 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rakim is preparing to release his third solo album, "The Seventh Seal," this summer, the rapper revealed last night (June 8) at fashion designer Mark Ecko's Save the Rhinos concert in New York's Centr Rakim is preparing to release his third solo album, "The Seventh…

  16. Billboard Bits: Tegan & Sara, Golden Smog, Robbie Basho

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Tegan & Sara, Golden Smog, Robbie Basho As previously tipped here , Tegan & Sara have wrapped work on their first DVD, "It's Not Fun. Don't Do It!," due Aug. 8 via Vapor/Sanctuary. The footage is drawn from a performance at Toronto's Phoenix on the…

  17. Slipknot Prepares 'Fun' DVD, Mulls New Album

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Masked metal act Slipknot is midway through a year-and-a-half long sabbatical, but it doesn't mean that the band has been completely idle. Masked metal act Slipknot is midway through a year-and-a-half long sabbatical, but it doesn't mean that the band has been completely idle. A…

  18. Rob Zombie Resurrecting 'Halloween'

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rocker-turned-filmmaker Rob Zombie is resurrecting Michael Myers, one of the big screen's favorite horror villains. Zombie will write and direct a new "Halloween" movie, serving up what is being calle Rocker-turned-filmmaker Rob Zombie is resurrecting Michael Myers, one of the…

  19. M. Ward Looks Beyond 'War' On New Album

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT While indie singer/songwriter M. Ward paid homage to pre-World War II American music and history on his 2004 album "Transistor Radio," his upcoming set explores the human toll of warfare in the modern While indie singer/songwriter M. Ward paid homage to pre-World War II American…

  20. This Day in Music

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Tex Beneke, who took over the Glenn Miller Orchestra after the bandleader's death during World War II, dies at his home in Santa Ana. He is 86.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - Mickie Most, one of the top U.K. producers…

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