1. Former Manager Sues The Killers For $16M

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Killers' former manager filed a lawsuit Tuesday (Feb. 21) for at least $16 million against the band members and their current manager, Robert Reynolds. The Killers' former manager filed a lawsuit Tuesday (Feb. 21) for at least $16 million against the band members and their…

  2. Golden Smog In 'Fine' Form On New Album

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Lost Highway has set July 18 as the release date for "Another Fine Day," the first release in eight years from Golden Smog. Lost Highway has set July 18 as the release date for "Another Fine Day," the first release in eight years from Golden Smog. The lauded supergroup…

  3. Marsalis, Costello Sign On For Playboy Jazz Fest

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST The lineup for the 2006 Playboy Jazz Festival will include Branford Marsalis, Jamie Cullum, Ozomatli, McCoy Tyner and Elvis Costello and the Imposters with Allen Toussaint. The lineup for the 2006 Playboy Jazz Festival will include Branford Marsalis, Jamie Cullum, Ozomatli, McCoy Tyner and…

  4. SHE WANTS REVENGE, "She Wants Revenge"

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST She Wants Revenge finds two L.A. DJs, part-time MC Justin Warfield and Adam "Adam 12" Bravin, pawning their hip-hop club gear and channeling their inner Interpol -- though many will understandably arg She Wants Revenge finds two L.A. DJs, part-time MC Justin Warfield and Adam "…

  5. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Marilyn Manson files a defamation countersuit against former Spin executive editor Craig Marks. Manson's action is in response to a multimillion-dollar suit Marks filed the month before 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of…

  6. Land's End

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bela Fleck and the Flecktones return this week with "The Hiddden Land," the quartet's first Columbia studio album since 2003's "Little Worlds." Bela Fleck and the Flecktones return this week with "The Hiddden Land," the quartet's first Columbia…

  7. Billboard Goes Backstage At The Grammys

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers check in with top winners U2, Kanye West, John Legend and more backstage at the 48th annual Grammy Awards, held last night (Feb. 8) at the Staples Center in Los angeles. Notes from backstage at last night's (Feb. 8) 48th annual Grammy Awards ceremony at the Staples…

  8. Ailing Les Paul Misses Grammys, Tribute Concert

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Electric guitar innovator Les Paul won two Grammy Awards last night (Feb. 8) for an all-star album marking his 90th birthday, but he was unable to pick them up in person because he is hospitalized in Electric guitar innovator Les Paul won two Grammy Awards last night (Feb. 8) for an all-star…

  9. Rock Legends Emerge From Wolfgang's Vault

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST A wealth of vintage performances from some of rock's biggest names will hit the Internet "airwaves" tomorrow (Feb. 8) via Wolfgang's Vault. A wealth of vintage performances from some of rock's biggest names will hit the Internet "airwaves" tomorrow (Feb. 8)…

  10. This Day in Music

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Songwriter/pianist/actor Bobby Troup dies of a heart attack in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Troup, 80, is best known as the writer of "(Get Your Kicks) On Route 66."<br clear="none"/><br clear=" 2002 - Country artist Jeff Carson is seriously…

  11. P.O.S., "Audition"

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST The latest project from the Minneapolis hip-hop collective Rhymesayers is, like most of its indie rap, a smart and hard mix of punk and hip-hop. The latest project from the Minneapolis hip-hop collective Rhymesayers is, like most of its indie rap, a smart and hard mix of punk and hip-hop. …

  12. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Train pulls back into the station with its first new album since 2003, Andrea Bocelli goes bi-lingual, Barry Manilow revisits the sounds of the 1950s and more recaps of the week's notable new releases An album of Motown classics from the legendary the Temptations, "Reflections"…

  13. Elliott 'Sticking' With Soundtrack Work

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Missy Elliott is knee-deep in a career first, co-scoring the upcoming Disney/Touchstone Pictures film "Stick It." Starring Jeff Bridges and Missy Peregrym, the April 2006 theatrical release centers on Missy Elliott is knee-deep in a career first, co-scoring the upcoming Disney…

  14. LADY SOVEREIGN, "Vertically Challenged"

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z's latest project is this elfin 19-year-old northwest Londoner, whose cheeky spitball of an EP, "Vertically Challenged," indicates that, as Def Jam president, he's certainly casting his net wide. Jay-Z's latest project is this elfin 19-year-old northwest Londoner…

  15. Keys Crossing Over Into TV, Film

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys is branching outside of music, with upcoming projects in film and television and a newly formed production company with her longtime manager, Jeff Robinson. Alicia Keys is branching outside of music, with upcoming projects in film and television and a newly formed production…

  16. EA Bringing Def Jam To PSP

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Def Jam artists like Ludacris, Method Man and Redman who were previously involved in the top-selling Electronic Arts Def Jam console videogames will have a third shot at exposure via the March release Def Jam artists like Ludacris, Method Man and Redman who were previously involved in the top…

  17. VARIOUS ARTISTS, "Elton John's Christmas Party"

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST DJ E-Pro selects his Christmas time favorites on this sprawling, inclusive 21-song mixtape, the sort of thing best enjoyed with a nice hot cocoa or a coffee. DJ E-Pro selects his Christmas time favorites on this sprawling, inclusive 21-song mixtape, the sort of thing best enjoyed with a nice…

  18. REGIS PHILBIN, "The Regis Philbin Christmas Album"

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST For its intended market, this collection of juiceless standards (and one original) powered by Philbin's surprisingly ineffective voice and inflated by big-band producer Steve Tyrell, is inoffensive en Customers who purchase "The Regis Philbin Christmas Album" at one major…

  19. Pearl Jam Goes Through The Camera Eye

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Photographer Lance Mercer has put the finishing touches on his second Pearl Jam photo book, "5x1: Pearl Jam Through the Eye of Lance Mercer," which will appear this spring. In tandem with fellow renowned Seattle photographer Charles Peterson, Lance Mercer in 1998 issued the first…

  20. Loose Fur 'Born Again' On Sophomore CD

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Although Loose Fur played a handful of shows in support of the debut album, no live dates are in the works in conjunction with "Born Again in the U.S.A.," according to a Drag City spokesperson. As first tipped here in October, rock trio Loose Fur, which features Wilco's Jeff…

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