1. Exclusive: The Walkmen Travel 'Miles' On New Album

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST New York rock act the Walkmen will release their third full-length, "A Hundred Miles Off," May 23 via Record Collection, Billboard.com can exclusively reveal. New York rock act the Walkmen will release their third full-length, "A Hundred Miles Off," May 23 via Record…

  2. Hendryx: LaBelle Reunion In The Works

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nona Hendryx, one-third of the pop-soul act LaBelle (of "Lady Marmalade" fame), is hard at work on her first new music in 10 years, including a planned reunion album with LaBelle members Patti LaBelle Nona Hendryx, one-third of the pop-soul act LaBelle (of "Lady Marmalade"…

  3. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sergio Mendes offers up his first album in more than eight years flanked by a modern-day cast of characters like the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am, Bela Fleck regroups with the Flecktones and indie rocke The debut album from U.K. rock act the Subways, "Young for Eternity" (Sire).…

  4. This Day in Music

    February 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1983 - </b>Pianist Eubie Blake dies at the age of 100.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Country singer/songwriter Sammi Smith dies in Oklahoma City after an extended illness. She is 61. Smith took the Kris Kristofferson-penned "…

  5. This Day in Music

    February 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1992 - </b>Megadeth guitarist Dave Mustaine and wife Pam have a baby in Burbank, Calif. They name the child Justis David.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Musician-actor Harry Conick Jr. performs at and serves as creative director for…

  6. Harmer Shows Her Range

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST When she went into the studio to record her latest album, Sarah Hamer knew exactly what she wanted, and the project was recorded, mixed and mastered within a week. When Canadian singer/songwriter Sarah Harmer went into Toronto's Reaction Studio in July 2005 to record "I'm a…

  7. Ask Billboard

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Blondie, Janet Jackson and Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. BLONDIE ON [RAREST] BLONDIE Hi Keith, As this year is Blondie's 30th anniversary, I was wondering if you knew what the group's rarest single would be? In 1984 Chrysalis Records in Canada…

  8. Happy Trails

    February 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Having phased out his acting career in the late '90s while raising his children in New York, Rick Moranis is garnering acclaim for an album of humorous country songs, "The Agoraphobic Cowboy," which h Having phased out his acting career in the late '90s while raising his…

  9. 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…

  10. Chart Beat

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST The rewriting of chart history by "High School Musical" is tackled in this week's column, as is news on John Corbett, Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, James Blunt and Natasha Bedingfield. 'FREE' THROW: Zac Efron and Vanessa Anne Hudgens are actors, so it's likely…

  11. Madonna, Gorillaz To Open Grammys

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST The 48th annual Grammy Awards will open with a bang, as international superstar Madonna will be paired with "virtual band" Gorillaz. The group will be present via 3D color animation in what the Record The 48th annual Grammy Awards will open with a bang, as international superstar…

  12. R&B Artist/Songwriter Gene McFadden Dies

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST R&B vocalist/songwriter Gene McFadden, best known as half of the Philly soul duo McFadden & Whitehead, died Friday (Jan. 27) of cancer at his home in Philadelphia. He was 56. R&B vocalist/songwriter Gene McFadden, best known as half of the Philly soul duo McFadden & Whitehead,…

  13. Chart Beat

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Solo Beyoncé bests her Destiny's Child No. 1 quota, plus inside the stats of Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, Johnny Cash, Dion DiMucci and Mary J. Blige. PICKING UP THE 'CHECK': With "Check On It" (Columbia) advancing to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100, Beyoncé…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Blues drummer S.P. Leary dies at the age of 67 of complications from cancer. During his half-century-long career, the Texas-born musician supported such performers as T-Bone Walker, Mudd 2003 - U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles'…

  15. Ween Recording New Album In Farmhouse

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rock duo Ween will continue work on its next studio album at a new studio set up in a 200-year-old farmhouse in Pennsylvania. Rock duo Ween will continue work on its next studio album at a new studio set up in a 200-year-old farmhouse in Pennsylvania. "I think it's like the fourth…

  16. Ask Billboard

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'Brokeback Mountain,' Kelly Rowland and Prince questions answered. 'BROKEBACK' SOUNDTRACK Hi Keith, I saw the film "Brokeback Mountain" and just fell in love with it. In fact, I loved it so much I rushed out to the record store the next day and bought the…

  17. This Day in Music

    January 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Marion Ryan, a popular U.K. singer of the '50s and mother of '60s British hitmakers, twins Paul and Barry Ryan, dies of a heart attack in Florida. Ryan, 67, was best known for her 1958 h 2005 - Sheryl Crow, Christina Aquilera and Tim McGraw participate in a…

  18. This Day in Music

    January 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Mel "Sporty Spice" Chisholm, drum'n'bass artist Goldie, and Everything But The Girl's Ben Watt are among the pop glitterati whose donated sneakers hit the auction block running. The foot 2000 - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City…

  19. Rick Moranis Channels His Inner 'Cowboy'

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Having phased out his Hollywood career a decade ago, actor Rick Moranis ("Ghostbusters," "Spaceballs") returns to his first love, music, on the album "The Agoraphobic Cowboy," which earned a Grammy no Anyone who came of age in the 1980s is well-versed in the…

  20. Keys, Simmons Bringing Projects To TV

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST UPN, riding high with its new Chris Rock sitcom "Everybody Hates Chris," has joined forces with Grammy-winning R&B singer Alicia Keys to develop a drama loosely based on her childhood. UPN, riding high with its new Chris Rock sitcom "Everybody Hates Chris," has joined…

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