1. Billboard Bits: Randy Newman, Trapt/Shinedown, Joan Jett

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Randy Newman, Trapt/Shinedown, Joan Jett Steve Earle, Allison Moorer, Guster, Bela Fleck and the Del McCoury Band are among the artists recasting songs penned by Randy Newman on the tribute album "Sail Away: The Songs of Randy Newman." Due May 9 via Sugar Hill, the 12-track…

  2. Little Steven's Underground Garage

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jack White is taking a minute away from the White Stripes (his bandmate Meg is the cruelest of taskmasters), to hang out with the Raconteurs, who top our chart this week. WELCOME, fellow freaks, misfits and outcasts. Jack White is taking a minute away from the White Stripes (his bandmate Meg…

  3. Lineup, Dates Unveiled For 12th Warped Tour

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST The 2006 Vans Warped Tour will feature performances by AFI, Saves The Day, Against Me, Helmet, Less Than Jake, Say Anything, Senses Fail, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, the Academy Is, Underoath, the The 2006 Vans Warped Tour will feature performances by AFI, Saves The Day, Against Me, Helmet…

  4. Ringin' In The New Year

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST At best, New Year's Eve is not only a time to celebrate another year passing, but also a time to see great music. New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas will be hosting the biggest names in pop and rock, At best, New Year's Eve is not only a time to celebrate another year passing, but…

  5. I 'Me' Mine

    October 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lest anyone has forgotten, Ashlee Simpson appeared on "Saturday Night Live" last October. As she prepared to sing her second song, a prerecorded vocal track of her first performance erroneously began Lest anyone has forgotten, Ashlee Simpson appeared on "Saturday Night Live…

  6. This Day in Music

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Diana Ross is held in police custody at London's Heathrow Airport for several hours following an incident involving a member of the airport's security staff. Ross is arrested then cautio 2002 - Sting receives an Emmy for the A&E documentary, "Sting…

  7. Ashlee Planning 'SNL' Redux?

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ashlee Simpson is in talks with "Saturday Night Live" to host and perform on the NBC show around the release of her sophomore album, "I Am Me," due Oct. 11 via Geffen. "It's not confirmed yet, but I w Ashlee Simpson is ready to return to the scene of the crime.…

  8. Jett, Chingy Lead 'Run Hit Wonder' Bill

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rocker Joan Jett, rapper Chingy and modern rock act Fountains Of Wayne are among the acts slated to take part in the third Nike Run Hit Wonder tour. Veteran rocker Joan Jett, rapper Chingy and modern rock act Fountains Of Wayne are among the acts slated to take part in the third Nike…

  9. Singing's Not An Act For Ashlee Simpson

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Video may have killed the radio star 25 years ago, but in today's multimedia universe, it seems that the more exposure one fosters -- through TV, movies, commercials, the Internet or Billboard's Hot 100 -- the better the chance for…

  10. Music Fuels New Year's Eve Celebrations

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST While the winter holidays often signal a break from live performance and touring for many music acts, the festivities surrounding New Year's Eve tend to drag others off of the couch and onto the stage While the winter holidays often signal a break from live performance and touring for…

  11. Breaking & Entering

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Peaches, Aesop Rock and Give Up The Ghost. DIRTY PEACHES: There's an element of performance art in the sex-obsessed electro-rap of Peaches. In concert she dresses like a Hooters waitress trapped in 1984…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Sting receives an Emmy for the A&E documentary, "Sting in Tuscany: All This Time." He dedicates his award to his "dear late friend Timothy White." 2002 - Sting receives an Emmy for the A&E documentary, "Sting in Tuscany: All This Time…

  13. Peaches Seeks Sexual Equality On New Disc

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With only one album under her faux-leather white belt -- "The Teaches of Peaches" -- novel performer Peaches has given new meaning to the phrase "women in rock." Salacious tracks like "F*** the Pain Away" and "…

  14. Owner To Sell Stone Pony Nightclub

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The owner of a legendary Asbury Park, N.J., nightclub that was once a haunt of Bruce Springsteen has agreed to sell to developers, who say they'll keep the building where it is and fix it up. The owner of a legendary Asbury Park, N.J., nightclub that was once a haunt of Bruce Springsteen…

  15. Chart Beat Bonus

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Chart news on Common, Snoop Dogg, Johnny Cash, and Hayseed Dixie. EITHER OR: Just as "Picture" (Lava/Atlantic or Universal South) by Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow or Allison Moorer reaches the top-10 of Billboard's Hot 100, this chart features a second title that offers a…

  16. Shut Up

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST For a kid of a spectacularly famous musician, releasing an album of his or her own can be painful. RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26 For a kid of a spectacularly famous musician, releasing an album of his or her own can be painful. Comparisons to mom or, in this case, dad, often pile onto the work…

  17. Online Benefit Auction Boasts Music Memorabilia

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST A gold record signed by R.E.M., a harmonica autographed by Alanis Morissette, rare photographs of the Beatles during the filming of "A Hard Day's Night," an autographed Aerosmith guitar, and handwritt A gold record signed by R.E.M., a harmonica autographed by Alanis Morissette,…

  18. Joan Jett Sues Movie Producers for 'Prey' Pay

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran rocker Joan Jett is suing the producers of a would-be movie "Prey for Rock & Roll," saying she hasn't been paid for her work on the film, according to a federal lawsuit filed yesterday (Oc Veteran rocker Joan Jett is suing the producers of a would-be movie "…

  19. This Day in Music

    September 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Isaac Stern, one of the last great violinists of his generation, a fiddler who saved Carnegie Hall from the wreckers and a mentor to generations of classical musicians who followed him, 2001 - Isaac Stern, one of the last great violinists of his generation, a fiddler…

  20. Jett Offers Out Of Print Albums Online

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock artist Joan Jett has taken matters into her own hands and is offering downloads of three out-of-print albums for purchase on her official Web site. Veteran rock artist Joan Jett has taken matters into her own hands and is offering downloads of three out-of-print albums for…

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