1. Phish Inaugurates Live Video Downloads

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Phish has launched what it describes as the "first-of-its-kind" service for individual live video downloads via its LivePhish.com repository. Phish has launched what it describes as the "first-of-its-kind" service for individual live video downloads via its LivePhish.com…

  2. Temptations Together Again On New Album

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Legendary R&B vocal act the Temptations will release their latest studio album, "Reflections," Jan. 31 via Universal Music's New Door imprint. Legendary R&B vocal act the Temptations will release their latest studio album, "Reflections," Jan. 31 via Universal…

  3. D4L's 'Taffy' Dethrones Mariah On Hot 100

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST D4L's "Laffy Taffy" ascends three rungs to claim the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut ends the two-week run of Mariah Carey's "Don't Forget About Us," which drops considerably to D4L's "Laffy Taffy" ascends three rungs to…

  4. Jackson Memorabilia Lawsuit Dismissed

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST A Los Angeles judge has tossed out Michael Jackson's $10 million lawsuit against a New Jersey man over memorabilia the pop star claimed had been stolen. A Los Angeles judge has tossed out Michael Jackson's $10 million lawsuit against a New Jersey man over memorabilia the pop star…

  5. Robin Thicke Rolls With Pharrell

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST R&B/soul artist Robin Thicke has inked with the Neptunes' Star Trak imprint through Interscope for the Feb. 14 release of his second album, "The Evolution of Robin Thicke." R&B/soul artist Robin Thicke has inked with the Neptunes' Star Trak imprint through…

  6. Chart Beat

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST This week's examination of Billboard's chart stats is overwhelmingly country, with George Strait, Conway Twitty, Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash all in the spotlight, along with hip-hop act D4L and late STRAIT TO NO. 1: A chart record that has stood unchallenged for almost 20 years…

  7. This Day in Music

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Canadian Record Industry Assn. (CRIA) declares Quebec superstar Celine Dion "the best-selling Canadian recording artist of the century."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the…

  8. Mike Patton, Rahzel / Dec. 28, 2005 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Warsaw)

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST There's nothing more satisfying than witnessing two masters of a particular musical skill in collaboration, be it guitar legends Chet Atkins and Les Paul or jazz drummers Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa. Bu There's nothing more satisfying than witnessing two masters of a particular…

  9. Johnny Marr Readies Second Solo Album

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr is eyeing a spring release for his second album with his band the Healers. No label has yet been announced for the as-yet-untitled project. Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr is eyeing a spring release for his second album with his band the Healers. No…

  10. Allmans Plan 13 'March Madness' Shows

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Allman Brothers Band will continue a long-standing tradition with a 13-show residency at New York's Beacon Theatre in March. The Allman Brothers Band will continue a long-standing tradition with a 13-show residency at New York's Beacon Theatre in March. Tickets for shows March 9…

  11. Billboard Bits: Songwriters Hall, Big & Rich, Pretty Girls Make Graves

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Canadian Songwriters Hall, Big & Rich, Pretty Girls Make Graves Willie Nelson, k.d. lang, and Rufus Wainwright are among the performers tapped to perform Feb. 5 at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Third Annual Gala in Toronto. The event will be broadcast nationally on both…

  12. Giant Village Refunds Going Fast

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Additional Giant Village ticket retailer Virgin Megastores plans to post its refund policy on the Giant Village site later this afternoon. Ticket holders who were turned away from the rained-out Giant Village NYE 2006 celebration in Los Angeles are eligible for refunds, but will have to act…

  13. Arctic Monkeys Debut To Hit U.S. In February

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.K. buzz band Arctic Monkeys will release their debut album, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not," Feb. 21 in North America via Domino. U.K. buzz band Arctic Monkeys will release their debut album, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not,…

  14. Rhino Preps Larson Tribute Concert Set

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rhino has set a Feb. 14 release date for "Lotta Love Concert," a tribute to late vocalist Nicolette Larson staged Feb. 21-22, 1998, at the Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic Auditorium. Rhino has set a Feb. 14 release date for "Lotta Love Concert," a tribute to late vocalist…

  15. Phoenix Retraces Cash's Footsteps At Folsom

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Actor Joaquin Phoenix, whose portrayal of Johnny Cash in "Walk the Line" has made him an Oscar front-runner, returned yesterday (Jan. 2) to the scene of one of the musician's most famous concerts: Cal Actor Joaquin Phoenix, whose portrayal of Johnny Cash in "Walk the Line…

  16. The Subways

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Having conquered 'The O.C.,' U.K. rock sensations aim for the rest of the United States. The Subways have already established themselves as one of the United Kingdom's newest rock sensations. In 2004, the London-based rock band won the Glastonbury Festival Unsigned Performers…

  17. This Day In Music

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST - Carlos Santana's remarkable 1999 comeback receives further validation when the veteran Latin rocker is nominated for 10 Grammy Awards, including album of the year for his namesake band's Arista 2005 - Bono and the Edge aren't on hand to rub shoulders on stage with Ashlee…

  18. Conversations With Tom Petty

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Paul Zollo conducted a series of in-depth discussions with Tom Petty about his career, with special focus on his songwriting. The conversations are reprinted in this book -- the first authorized book CALIFORNIA So you went to California with the intention of getting a deal? tp: Yeah. We sent…

  19. Billboard Bits: Flipsyde, Townes Van Zandt, Hayseed Dixie

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Have scientists found Mozart's skull? Researchers say they'll reveal the results of DNA tests in a documentary airing Sunday (Jan. 8) on Austrian television as part of a year of celebratory events mar Burgeoning hip-hop band Flipsyde will garner substantial exposure via NBC’s…

  20. Tests To Determine If Skull Is Mozart's

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Have scientists found Mozart's skull? Researchers say they'll reveal the results of DNA tests in a documentary airing Sunday (Jan. 8) on Austrian television as part of a year of celebratory events mar Have scientists found Mozart's skull? Researchers say they'll reveal the…

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