1. Ask Billboard

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Janet Jackson, ABBA and Madonna. SINGLES AND LOVING IT Dear Keith: I know you have answered many questions about Janet Jackson's latest "20 Y.O." Do you think there is any chance any future singles will be released and if she has any…

  2. Hinder, Eddie Money Heading 'Home' Together

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Upstart rockers Hinder will be giving new life to an Eddie Money hit -- and helping the veteran singer with a hoped-for comeback in 2007. The Oklahoma City quintet is planning to record a version of M Upstart rockers Hinder will be giving new life to an Eddie Money hit -- and helping the…

  3. Underground Garage

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Little Steven's Underground Garage column, produced exclusively for Billboard. The charts are a combination of airplay from the Underground Garage format and coolness. Once again we find ourselves stretching our umbrella to include the two most unlikely rock gods since Flo and Eddie left…

  4. Mercury Rev Unveils Rarities, Scores French Film

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mercury Rev is winding down a busy 2006 with two new releases. First up is "The Essential Mercury Rev -- Stillness Breathes 1991-2006," a 32-track, two-disc set blending cuts from the band's first six Mercury Rev is winding down a busy 2006 with two new releases. First up is …

  5. Nickelback, Flatts, T.I., Blige Lead BBMA Finalists

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nickelback, Rascal Flatts, T.I. and Mary J. Blige are being recognized for their achievements as finalists in a leading five categories each for the 2006 Billboard Music Awards. The past 12 months have been particularly good for one Canadian rock band, three Nashville upstarts, a once…

  6. Billboard Bits: Chamillionaire, Jennifer Hudson, Aerogramme

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Houston rapper Chamillionaire will return March 27 with his sophomore album, "Ultimate Victory." Specific details have yet to be announced for the follow-up to 2005's "The Sound of Revenge," which has Houston rapper Chamillionaire will return March 27 with his…

  7. Rhino Resurrects Grateful Dead New Year's Gig

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST It's been nearly 30 years since the Grateful Dead performed a New Year's Eve concert at San Francisco's Cow Palace. It's been nearly 30 years since the Grateful Dead performed a New Year's Eve concert at San Francisco's Cow Palace. To commemorate the event, Rhino…

  8. All-American Rejects Eyeing Post-Tour Break

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST It looks like we won't have the All-American Rejects to kick around for awhile. Singer/bassist Tyson Ritter tells Billboard.com that after the group comes off the road from its current Tournado tour i It looks like we won't have the All-American Rejects to kick around for awhile.…

  9. DJ Clue Ropes In Kanye, Snoop, Jeezy For New Album

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST DJ Clue will add further heft to Def Jam's December release schedule with his first official album in nearly six years. "The Professional, Part 3" arrives Dec. 19. First single "Like This" was co-writ DJ Clue will add further heft to Def Jam's December release…

  10. ABBA Museum To Open In Stockholm

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST An ABBA museum dedicated to the music, clothing and history of the legendary Swedish pop group and its four members will open in Stockholm in 2008, organizers said today (Nov. 28). An ABBA museum dedicated to the music, clothing and history of the legendary Swedish pop group and its four…

  11. Gov't Mule Has Leg Up On Next Album

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warren Haynes and company are still high on Gov't Mule's latest album, "High & Mighty." But the guitarist says there was enough largesse from the sessions to give the quartet a leg up on its next Warren Haynes and company are still high on Gov't Mule's latest…

  12. The Charms

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Three years ago when I was Sylvain's beer frau (drink fetcher in case you don't do german) at a Boston club gig he did with his solo band, I didn't think that we'd end up on tour with the New York Dol This is the second month we've been on Little Steven's…

  13. Take That, Westlife Ascend To No. 1 On U.K. Charts

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST As their reunion album "Beautiful World" was being released by Polydor today (Nov. 27), Take That were celebrating a new No. 1 single, as the lead track "Patience" climbed 4-1 on the singles chart. As their reunion album "Beautiful World" was being released by…

  14. LaMontagne Already Writing For Next Album

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ray LaMontagne's sophomore RCA album, "Til the Sun Turns Black," is only three months old, but the singer/songwriter from New England already has his sights set on his next effort. Ray LaMontagne's sophomore RCA album, "Til the Sun Turns Black," is only three…

  15. Seeing The 'Light'

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Incubus' sixth Epic album, "Light Grenades," is already off to a smashing start thanks to the single "Anna Molly," which is No. 2 on Billboard's Modern Rock chart. Incubus' sixth Epic album, "Light Grenades," is already off to a smashing start…

  16. The Chesterfield Kings

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST So...we all decided that this would be a happening thing to do…and it WAS! We had organized (or at least we tried to organize) some guitar players v. bass players, and drummers vs. lead singers cont *Tuesday November 14th: Minneapolis, Minnesota. First Avenue. Arrived during the night. Spent…

  17. Ghostface Unveils 'More Fish' At NYC Event

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ghostface Killah previewed tracks from his forthcoming Def Jam album "More Fish" yesterday (Nov. 20) for media in New York. Ghostface Killah previewed tracks from his forthcoming Def Jam album "More Fish" yesterday (Nov. 20) for media in New York. As previously reported ,…

  18. Switchfoot

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST I often find that after I get off stage I still have more music left in me. Hanging out with our friends in Nickel Creek in Chicago taught me what to do with the leftover music. You play somewhere els I often find that after I get off stage I still have more music left in me. Hanging out with…

  19. Albarn Producing Algerian Group, Penning Opera

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Not content with having two successful bands in Blur and Gorillaz, vocalist Damon Albarn has four new projects underway. Not content with having two successful bands in Blur and Gorillaz, vocalist Damon Albarn has four new projects underway. On Oct. 27, Albarn flew to Algiers, where he spent…

  20. Wilco Bassist Stirratt Juggling Multiple Deliveries

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Wilco bassist John Stirratt has a lot to be thankful for, but for the first time in ages, his commitments to the acclaimed Chicago band are getting in the way of an important milestone. Wilco bassist John Stirratt has a lot to be thankful for, but for the first time in ages, his commitments…

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