1. Zevon Saluted With Album, Reissues, Book

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Late singer/songwriter Warren Zevon, who died of cancer in 2003, will be the subject of a double-disc rarities collection, three expanded reissues of vintage albums and a book in the coming weeks. Late singer/songwriter Warren Zevon, who died of cancer in 2003, will be the subject of a double…

  2. Billboard Bits: Bill Callahan, Hammond Jr., Killswitch Engage

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bill Callahan has retired his longtime Smog moniker and will release his next album under his own name. "Woke on a Whaleheart" is due April 17 via Drag City; a single, "Diamond Dancer,' arrives March Bill Callahan has retired his longtime Smog moniker and will release his…

  3. Jazze Pha Busy With Cee-Lo, Yung Joc, Clothing Store

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST In addition to working with Cee-Lo, Yung Joc and UGK, producer Jazze Pha has partnered with Tamara Knechtel and longtime friend and business partner Ryan Glover to launch the clothing store Knitch. Producer Jazze Pha has partnered with Tamara Knechtel and longtime friend and business partner…

  4. White Stripes Meets Classical On 'Aluminium'

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ten White Stripes tracks have been given new orchestral readings for an album dubbed "Aluminium," due Nov. 6 internationally via XL Recordings. A North American release date has yet to be announced. Ten White Stripes tracks have been given new orchestral readings for an album dubbed…

  5. 32OnTV

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 7-14, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 7 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Jody Watley. "Djangomania!" Sundance Channel Featured artist(s): Django Reinhardt, Quintet of the Hot Club of France. "Gene Simmons Family Jewels,…

  6. Strokes' Guitarist Hammond Readies Solo Debut

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. will release his solo debut, "Yours To Keep," Oct. 9 in the United Kingdom via Rough Trade. There are no plans to release the set in the United States at prese The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. will release his solo debut, "Yours…

  7. Ask Billboard

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about the Pussycat Dolls, Goldfrapp and Jody Watley. IT'S JUST A LITTLE CRUSH Greetings Keith, I have been a big fan of Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls since her days in Eden's Crush. Could you tell me how many copies of the Dolls CD have…

  8. Feeling 'Fine'

    July 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lost Highway this week brings forth "Another Fine Day," the first release in eight years from Golden Smog. The lauded supergroup features Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Soul Asylum's Dan Murphy, Big Star's Jody Lost Highway this week brings forth "Another Fine Day,"…

  9. This Day in Music

    June 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>R&B vocalist Jody Watley says she was told "by the powers that be" at Atlantic Records that although they intend to release her album "Flowers" outside of the U.S., the label will no 2005 - Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the…

  10. This Day in Music

    June 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Kenny G, Diana Krall, and Joe Sample featuring Lalah Hathaway are big winners at the Billboard/BET On Jazz Awards, presented at the BET On Jazz Studios in Washington, D.C. Awards include 2005 - U2 frontman Bono urges the European Union to step up efforts to support…

  11. Billboard Bits: Tegan & Sara, Golden Smog, Robbie Basho

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Tegan & Sara, Golden Smog, Robbie Basho As previously tipped here , Tegan & Sara have wrapped work on their first DVD, "It's Not Fun. Don't Do It!," due Aug. 8 via Vapor/Sanctuary. The footage is drawn from a performance at Toronto's Phoenix on the…

  12. JONNY LIVES!, "Get Steady"

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hailing from New York's Lower East Side, Jonny Lives! may not be breaking any new musical ground, but their EP "Get Steady" sure is fun to listen to. Hailing from New York's Lower East Side, Jonny Lives! may not be breaking any new musical ground, but their EP "Get…

  13. Jayhawks Principals Regroup For Tour

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After regrouping for a tour last year, Mark Olson and Gary Louris have once again reunited for brief Western U.S. swing this spring. After regrouping for a tour last year, Mark Olson and Gary Louris have once again reunited for brief Western U.S. swing this spring. The former principals of…

  14. Shelved Big Star Tribute Due In May

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST A Big Star tribute album that was originally planned for release in 1999 will finally see the light of day this spring. A Big Star tribute album that was originally planned for release in 1999 will finally see the light of day this spring. "Big Star, Small World" is due May 23 via…

  15. 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…

  16. Manager Pleads Guilty In Great White Fire

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The manager of rock act Great White, who set off fireworks inside a Rhode Island nightclub and started a fire that killed 100 people three years ago, pleaded guilty yesterday (Feb. 7) to involuntary m The manager of rock act Great White, who set off fireworks inside a Rhode Island nightclub…

  17. Billboard Bits: Black Sabbath, Garcia, Brookville

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Black Sabbath, Jerry Garcia, Brookville Warner Bros./Rhino will celebrate Black Sabbath's induction into the Rock and Hall of Fame with "Greatest Hits 1970-1978," due March 14, the day after the ceremony. The 16-track set is drawn exclusively from the eight studio…

  18. Fountains Of Wayne Get Busy On New Album

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fountains Of Wayne have begun work on their first studio album since 2003. The group has already logged time at Bearsville Studios near Woodstock in upstate New York and plans to resume work this mont Fountains Of Wayne have begun work on their first studio album since 2003. The group has…

  19. Bonnie Raitt / Oct. 11, 2005 / Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan Theater)

    October 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bonnie Raitt's been around long enough to have ghosts -- or at east friendly spirits -- all over the country. And she was feeling them when she and her band hit Ann Arbor for the fifth show of their N Bonnie Raitt's been around long enough to have ghosts -- or at east friendly…

  20. Waylon Payne Drifts Into Film

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "If you nail yourself down to one thing, you're gonna have a hurt foot," Waylon Payne says. "If you nail yourself down to one thing, you're gonna have a hurt foot," Waylon Payne says. The country singer/songwriter has been a hard man to nail down lately. The…

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