1. This Day in Music

    July 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Nancy Sinatra makes the announcement at a press conference in the capital that the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., have worked out an agreement t 2000 - Halfway into the first song of the band's encore for their Mannheim,…

  2. This Day in Music

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>Neil Young premieres his album, "Broken Arrow" via the Internet. The album is slated for release on July 2, two days after its technologically advanced premiere.<br clear="none"/><br cle 2001 - Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most…

  3. Battling Tendonitis, Brion Tiptoes Back Into Performing

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For almost 10 years, noted producer and musician Jon Brion hosted a weekly residency at the Los Angeles club Largo, where any number of guests would stop by and help augment his whimsical one-man-band For almost 10 years, noted producer and musician Jon Brion hosted a weekly residency at the…

  4. Intonation Festival / June 24-25, 2006 / Chicago (Union Park)

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Drawing thousands of indie rock fans to an obscure park on Chicago's west side is no small feat, yet as so many other stationary fests (Coachella, Bonnaroo, et al.) have shown, a good lineup knows no Last year's inaugural Intonation Festival boasted the element of surprise and…

  5. This Day in Music

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Italian director Stefano Salvati sues Madonna, claiming that her "Ray of Light" video is stolen from a clip he shot in 1994 for local pop star Biagio Antonacci.<br clear="none"/><br clea 2005 - Seven years after his death, rap legend 2Pac…

  6. 23OnTV

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 5 - 11, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Katharine McPhee. "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Chris Brown (also scheduled: Sigourney Weaver). "The Essentials," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Gorillaz. …

  7. This Day in Music

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Carlos Berlanga, a pop singer and composer who was a leading figure in Madrid's cultural revival after the 1975 death of longtime dictator Gen. Francisco Franco, dies at the age of 42 af 2004 - Guitarist Robert Quine, one of punk rock's most daring soloists…

  8. 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…

  9. Billboard Bits: R&B Foundation Awards, Fruitgum Co, Blue October

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Soul singers Ashford & Simpson, Jerry Butler and singer/guitarist Bonnie Raitt are among the stable of presenters for the 14th R&B Foundation Pioneer Awards. Hosted by Smokey Robinson and Patt Soul singers Ashford & Simpson, Jerry Butler and singer/guitarist Bonnie Raitt are among…

  10. Forster: Go-Betweens Have Made 'Final Album'

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Go-Betweens have broken up in the wake of Saturay's death of bassist and co-writer Grant McLennan. The Go-Betweens have broken up in the wake of Saturay's death of bassist and co-writer Grant McLennan. His long time writing partner, singer Robert Forster, who co-founded the band…

  11. Go-Betweens' Grant McLennan Dies In Australia

    May 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Go-Betweens' principal Grant McLennan died yesterday (May 6) in his sleep at his home in Brisbane, Australia, according to the influential Australian rock act's official Web site. He was 48. No cause Go-Betweens' principal Grant McLennan died yesterday (May 6) in his sleep at…

  12. Billboard Bits: Rhymefest, Guster/LaMontagne, Bang On A Can

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Rhymefest, Guster/LaMontagne, Bang On A Can Chicago rapper Rhymefest has set July 11 as the new release date for his major-label debut, "Blue Collar," originally due April 18. The disc will be distributed via producer Mark Ronson's Allido/J imprint, and features…

  13. Sony BMG Sued Over Artists' Digital Rates

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a case that could seismically alter the way labels and artists share download revenue, members of the Allman Brothers Band and Cheap Trick have filed a class action lawsuit alleging that Sony BMG h In a case that could seismically alter the way labels and artists share download revenue,…

  14. The National Hitting The Studio In June

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Indie rock act the National will return to the studio in June to record the follow-up to last year's "Alligator." Indie rock act the National will return to the studio in June to record the follow-up to last year's "Alligator." After nearly a year of touring, the…

  15. Day Break

    April 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In-demand producer/artist Junkie XL's new studio album, "Today," arrives this week via Ultra Records. In-demand producer/artist Junkie XL's new studio album, "Today," arrives this week via Ultra Records. It's the follow-up to 2004's "Radio JXL: A…

  16. This Day in Music

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>A claymation version of Canada's Barenaked Ladies makes an appearance on the UPN series "Gary & Mike." The episode features the voices of various bandmembers offering commentary on t 2005 - Switchfoot, the Crabb Family and Casting Crowns are the…

  17. Judas Priest Meets Nostradamus On New CD

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Although Judas Priest has accomplished just about everything a heavy metal band could possibly hope for, Rob Halford and company have yet to tackle a concept album. Although Judas Priest has accomplished just about everything a heavy metal band could possibly hope for, Rob Halford and company…

  18. Wilco Testing Out New Tunes On Tour

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Wilco has been road-testing material intended for its next Nonesuch album and will return to the studio next month for more recording, drummer Glenn Kotche tells Billboard.com. The group has no firm t Wilco has been road-testing material intended for its next Nonesuch album and will return to…

  19. Wilco's Kotche Keeps The Beat On 'Mobile'

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche steps outside of a rock band context on his new Nonesuch solo album, "Mobile." As he writes in the liner notes, the eight-track project investigates "the idea of negative or Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche steps outside of a rock band context on his new…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Sean "Puffy" Combs cancels a sold-out appearance at London's Wembley stadium. The show is the planned finale of the rapper's European tour. Fans are not offered an explanation for the ca 2001 - Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while…

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