1. Ask Billboard

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Savage Garden's Darren Hayes, Danity Kane and City High. SAVAGE DROUGHT Dear Keith, First of all, I love your column. Thank you for answering my Mandy Moore question! Now I was wondering what was going on with Darren Hayes. I am a big fan of his…

  2. When Libby Met Maggie

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Libby Johnson hits the red carpet. Libby Johnson (right) strolled along side of stars like Maggie Gyllenhaal (pictured), Julianne Moore and David Duchovny at the premiere of "Trust the Man." Johnson's songs are featured in the film and were hand-picked by writer-director Bart…

  3. Fluff And Fun: Adkins Defends Country Ditties

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In the mid-'90s, Joe Diffie earned the nickname "Ditty Diffie" thanks to a string of fun but lightweight hits that included "John Deere Green," "Pickup Man" and "Bigger Than the Beatles." In the mid-'90s, Joe Diffie earned the nickname "…

  4. Byrds Boxed Up On 'There Is A Season'

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary rock act the Byrds will be back in the spotlight this fall thanks to the four-CD/one-DVD boxed set "There Is a Season," due Sept. 26 via Columbia/Legacy. Legendary rock act the Byrds will be back in the spotlight this fall thanks to the four-CD/one-DVD boxed set "…

  5. A Deep Southern Journey

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT What do you call Southern music that's not soul our gospel, not country or blues or even crunk? Wayne Robins ponders that question while enjoying a steady dose of the Handsome Family, Johnny Dowd and I've been listening to a lot of southern music lately. But it's not country,…

  6. Top Acts Salute Harry Smith On Four-Disc Set

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The life and work of musicologist Harry Smith will be saluted by acts such as Elvis Costello, Beck, Wilco and Lou Reed on the four-disc boxed set "The Harry Smith Project: Anthology of American Folk M The life and work of musicologist Harry Smith will be saluted on the four-disc boxed…

  7. This Day in Music

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1978 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Miss You," The Rolling Stones. The song is the band's eighth No. 1 single.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1995 - Selling 331,000 copies, Selena's "Dreaming of You," her first…

  8. Robert Randolph Keeps Rocking On 'Colorblind'

    July 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Valentino co-wrote several tracks, including current single "Wreck," cowritten and produced by Sean Garrett. A video for the official first single, "Turn the Page," produced by Jerkins, will be shot t Robert Randolph & the Family Band will return on Sept. 26 with their…

  9. This Day in Music

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Leon Wilkeson, bassist of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, dies in his sleep in his Jacksonville, Fla., home. He is 49. Wilkeson _ a member of the bluesy rock band since its early reco 2004 - Diana DeGarmo suffers a fall on stage in Grand Rapids, Mich., during the …

  10. 30OnTV

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 24-30, 2006. MONDAY, JULY 24 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Miranda Lambert (also scheduled: Matt Dallas). "CMA Music Festival: Country Music's Biggest Party," ABC Featured Artist(s): Brooks & Dunn, Martina…

  11. Yorke Vies With Monkeys For Mercury Prize

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Only eight days after its release, Radiohead frontman Thom Yoke's solo debut "The Eraser" (XL) was installed today (July 18) as the bookmakers' joint favorite for the 2006 Nationwide Mercury Prize alo Only eight days after its release, Radiohead frontman Thom Yoke's…

  12. Underground Garage

    July 17, 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. SORRY! Got carried away with the wild and wonderful Beatles show in Las Vegas last week so now we can catch up on things…

  13. Feeling 'Fine'

    July 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lost Highway this week brings forth "Another Fine Day," the first release in eight years from Golden Smog. The lauded supergroup features Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Soul Asylum's Dan Murphy, Big Star's Jody Lost Highway this week brings forth "Another Fine Day,"…

  14. Dylan Sets Album Track List, Inspires NYC Tribute

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan has finalized the track list for his new album, "Modern Times," due Aug. 29 via Columbia. Four of the 10 cuts push the six-minute mark, including the nearly eight-minute "Spirit on the Water Bob Dylan has finalized the track list for his new album, "Modern Times,…

  15. Foxy Brown Trial Delayed Until Next Month

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Foxy Brown, charged with assaulting two nail salon workers in a fracas over the cost of a manicure, has had her trial delayed until next month. Rapper Foxy Brown, charged with assaulting two nail salon workers in a fracas over the cost of a manicure, has had her trial delayed until…

  16. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Babyface is honored by the state of Indiana, which renames a 25-mile stretch of federal highway (Interstate Route 65) as "Kenneth Babyface Edmonds Highway." In conjunction with the honor 2004 - A segment of Interstate 85 is declared "The Alan Jackson…

  17. Superstar Artists Enrich Moore's 'Sensation'

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Superstars such as Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mariah Carey and Eric Clapton are among the contributors to soul legend Sam Moore's upcoming album, "Overnight Sensational." Superstars such as Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mariah Carey and Eric Clapton are among the contributors to…

  18. 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…

  19. Chart Beat

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Katharine McPhee, India.Arie, "Superman" and more! 'RAINBOW' CONNECTION: "The Wizard of Oz" had its world premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood on Aug. 15, 1939. Exactly 65 years and 11 months later, one of the songs from that…

  20. This Day in Music

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1986 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "There'll Be Sad Songs (to Make You Cry)," Billy Ocean.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - With two awards apiece, Beyonce, OutKast and Usher headed the winners' circle at the BET…

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