1. Q&A: Jewel

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After a turn towards a more pop-dance sound, the singer/songwriter returns to her roots on 'Goodbye Alice in Wonderland." The last time we all saw Jewel, she was hot. Not hot, like beautiful-hot, the sort of earthy-granola beauty that Jewel fans had come to expect. It was more of a …

  2. This Day in Music

    April 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1993 - </b>One of rock'n'roll's preeminent guitarists and producers, Mick Ronson, 46, dies of cancer of the liver in London. Ronson, aside from his solo credits, is probably best known for his guit 2004 - Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winners at the W.C.…

  3. R.E.M., King Crimson Vets Form Slow Music

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Comprised of R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp, and ex-Ministry/current-R.E.M. drummer Bill Rieflin, Slow Music is one of the more unlikely rock collaborations to emerge Comprised of R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp, and ex…

  4. Thorogood Rocks 'Hard' On New Album

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rocker George Thorogood will return May 30 with "The Hard Stuff," his latest album with his band the Destroyers. Veteran rocker George Thorogood will return May 30 with "The Hard Stuff," his latest album with his band the Destroyers. In addition to a handful of…

  5. Kirkwood Brothers Reuniting In Meat Puppets

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in more than a decade, Curt and Cris Kirkwood will work together on a new album by influential rock act Meat Puppets. For the first time in more than a decade, Curt and Cris Kirkwood will work together on a new album by influential rock act Meat Puppets. The sibling duo…

  6. Ashley Parker Angel

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT At just 24-year's old, this former O-Town member's been 'There & Back.' "There & Back." Who knew three words could sum up a career so well? But that definitely says it all about former O-Town member Ashley Parker Angel, who stars in his own MTV reality…

  7. Paisley, Crow Rev Up 'Cars' Soundtrack

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In addition to a score by Randy Newman, the Walt Disney Records soundtrack for the Disney/Pixar film "Cars" boasts new songs by Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow and James Taylor, who performs the Newman-penn In addition to a score by Randy Newman, the Walt Disney Records soundtrack for the…

  8. Q&A: Scott Storch

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT An in-demand songwriter/producer, Scott Storch is busier than ever, working with Nas, the Game, Jessica Simpson and Paris Hilton, among others, and planning to launch his own label. Leaving school in ninth grade, Scott Storch implemented his own course of independent study. "I was…

  9. ON TV

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 24-30, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 24 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Bruce Springsteen. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Elton John (also scheduled: Kim Raver). "American Chopper: Billy Joel Bike,…

  10. Michael Jackson Eyeing 50 Cent Collaboration

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Updating a story first posted here this afternoon, embattled pop star Michael Jackson is eyeing a collaboration with superstar rapper 50 Cent. The first fruit of a potential pairing would likely appea Updating a story first posted here this afternoon, embattled pop star Michael Jackson is…

  11. Coldplay Runs Hot With Ivor Novello Nominations

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With three nominations, Coldplay leads the field for the 51st annual Ivor Novello Awards, which will be held May 25 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. With three nominations, Coldplay leads the field for the 51st annual Ivor Novello Awards, which will be held May 25 at the Grosvenor…

  12. Frampton Returns To A&M For 'Fingerprint'

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After a nearly 25-year split, guitarist Peter Frampton is returning to A&M Records, with which he enjoyed his biggest successes in the 1970s. After a nearly 25-year split, guitarist Peter Frampton is returning to A&M Records, with which he enjoyed his biggest successes in the 1970s.…

  13. Aspiring Rappers Eschew Gangs On 'Rep Yo Set'

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT More than 20 former Los Angeles gang members-turned-rappers have united to record material for the compilation album "Rep Yo Set," due Aug. 8 via Universal. More than 20 former Los Angeles gang members-turned-rappers have united to record material for the compilation album "Rep…

  14. Jagger Targeted For ABC Comedy Pilot

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mick Jagger is in negotiations to appear in an-as-yet-untitled ABC comedy pilot from Rob Burnett and Jon Beckerman, according to sources. Mick Jagger is in negotiations to appear in an-as-yet-untitled ABC comedy pilot from Rob Burnett and Jon Beckerman, according to sources. The Donal Logue…

  15. BUBBA SPARXX, "The Charm"

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sparxxx is still one of hip-hop's most lively practitioners of verbal gymnastics, which go on full display in "Represent" and "Ain't Life Grand." The Georgia-based rapper Bubba Sparxxx is one of the more reliably inventive MCs to emerge from the the South, having…

  16. Bird Feeling 'Big And Spacious' On New Album

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Andrew Bird is in the midst of recording his next full-length album, due early next year. Andrew Bird is in the midst of recording his next full-length album, due early next year. The as-yet untitled album has been recorded "all over the place," from Bird's barn in rural…

  17. Billboard Bits: 'S.M.A.C.K.,' NYC River To River,

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on 'S.M.A.C.K.,' NYC River To River, Paul Wall, DMX, Juvenile and Bun B are among the hip-hop artists featured on "S.M.A.C.K. The Album: Volume 1," due May 23 via Koch. The two-disc CD/DVD set also spotlights up-and-coming rappers such as Maino and Bleu DaVinci. The…

  18. Post-Van Halen Hagar Is 'Livin' It Up'

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sammy Hagar is gearing up for summer with a new album and a tour about to begin. Sammy Hagar is gearing up for summer with a new album and a tour about to begin. Two years removed from a Van Halen reunion tour, the Red Rocker says he realized the importance of performing the band's…

  19. Michael Jackson Sails With Two Seas

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has taken a step towards a return to his musical career by signing an exclusive recording agreement with Bahrain-based Two Seas Records. The label is a joint venture between the embatt Michael Jackson has taken a step towards a return to his musical career by signing an…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Country group Diamond Rio are inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. The band opens their performance with their first number one hit "Meet in the Middle.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker opens…

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