1. This Day in Music

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>President Clinton gives his first in-depth interview since the White House sex scandal to Black Entertainment Television talk show host and political commentator Tavis Smiley on the netw 2005 - Depeche Mode cancels its planned North American tour opener at Ft.…

  2. Shaw, Blades Revisit '70s Favorites On New Album

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Styx's Tommy Shaw and Night Ranger's Jack Blades turn back the clock to the 1960s and '70s on their second album as Shaw Blades, "Influence," due Feb. 20 via VH1 Classic Records. Styx's Tommy Shaw and Night Ranger's Jack Blades turn back the clock to the…

  3. Andy Taylor Splits With Duran Duran

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Duran Duran's comeback will continue without the services of Andy Taylor. Duran Duran's comeback will continue without the services of Andy Taylor. The band's founding guitarist has split with the band again, this time ahead of a string of U.S. dates, beginning tonight (Oct. 26…

  4. This Day in Music

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>To launch Creed singer Scott Stapp's With Arms Wide Open Foundation, the band and Wind-Up Records release a limited edition single of Creed's hit song "With Arms Wide Open." A donation o 2003 - British singer Robert Palmer, best known for his…

  5. Trail Of Dead Crosses The Great 'Divide'

    September 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Texas rock outfit ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead will return Nov. 14 with its third Interscope album in four years, "So Divided." The 11-track set includes guest appearances from King Cr Texas rock outfit ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead will return Nov. 14…

  6. Switchfoot Gets 'Dirty' For Sixth Studio Album

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Barely a year out from the release of its last album, rock act Switchfoot will return Dec. 26 with another new studio set, "Oh! Gravity." Barely a year out from the release of its last album, rock act Switchfoot will return Dec. 26 with another new studio set, "Oh! Gravity.…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Mindy McCready, Kenny Chesney, Jason Sellers, Ray Vega, Sara Evans, Ricochet's Heath Wright, Skip Ewing and Kippi Brannon join catalyst Randy Owen for a special "We Are the World"-style 2001 - R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies when a small plane…

  8. Billboard Bits: Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Belinda, Graham Coxon

    August 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Shout! Factory has acquired the catalog of progressive rock supergroup Emerson Lake & Palmer, Billboard.com has learned. Shout! Factory has acquired the catalog of progressive rock supergroup Emerson Lake & Palmer, Billboard.com has learned. The label will assume North American rights…

  9. Billboard Bits: Jeff Beck, Ween, KeKe Wyatt

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Guitar god Jeff Beck will begin a four-week U.S. small venue tour Sept. 6 at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Tampa, Fla., wrapping Oct. 1 at the Ikeda Theatre in Mesa, Ariz. Guitar god Jeff Beck will begin a four-week U.S. small venue tour Sept. 6 at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Tampa, Fla., wrapping Oct. 1 at…

  10. Lollapalooza / Aug. 4-6, 2006 / Chicago (Grant Park)

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne promised to stop traffic on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive, and Kanye West swore there'd be "repercussions" for sound issues during his set. But when the three-day Lollapaloo The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne promised to stop traffic on…

  11. ABC's Fry Is Hugh Grant's New Vocal Coach

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Wearing gold lame and crooning suave, blue-eyed soul, Martin Fry has always seemed the quintessential frontman. Wearing gold lame and crooning suave, blue-eyed soul, Martin Fry has always seemed the quintessential frontman. But the lead singer of '80s hitmakers ABC stepped behind the…

  12. Lil J Xavier Gets Hometown Help On Debut CD

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fourteen-year-old Houston rapper Lil J Xavier will on Nov. 7 issue his debut album, "Young Prince of Tha South" via Noo Day Entertainment/Music World Music. Fourteen-year-old Houston rapper Lil J Xavier will on Nov. 7 issue his debut album, "Young Prince of Tha South" via…

  13. Trail Of Dead Trudges Forward On New Album

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bouncing back from 2005's delayed and critically maligned "Worlds Apart," Texas rockers ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead have completed their third album for Interscope. Bouncing back from 2005's delayed and critically maligned "Worlds Apart," Texas…

  14. Billboard Bits: Snow Patrol, DJ Screw, Platinum Weird

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Snow Patrol, DJ Screw, Platinum Weird Snow Patrol has rescheduled a host of North American tour dates that were recently scrapped due to frontman Gary Lightbody's vocal ailments. The group will play radio station-sponsored festivals outside Seattle (Aug. 12) and Portland, Ore., …

  15. Dresden Dolls

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Although tagged as 'theatrical' this flamboyant duo really does a lot with a little. Self-proclaimed Brechtian punk cabaret duo the Dresden Dolls has made a name for itself with theatrical videos and a sideshow-like atmosphere during its live performances. Now the Boston-based band…

  16. Houston Rapper Big Hawk Shot To Death

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Big Hawk, a rapper whose self-titled 2001 album reached No. 45 on Billboard's Top Rap Albums chart, was shot to death last night (May 1) in Houston, police said. Big Hawk, a rapper whose self-titled 2001 album reached No. 45 on Billboard's Top Rap Albums chart, was shot to death…

  17. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Carlos Rivolta, the Argentine-born bassist of Spanish band Dusminguet, is electrocuted during a concert in Guadalajara, Mexico.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Composer John Debney is honored with the Henry Mancini Award at…

  18. 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,…

  19. Howe Touring Solo While Yes Sleeps

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Howe says that after extensive touring in 2003-2004, Yes had agreed to take 2005 off but expected to be back to work this year. When considering his fans' wishes for his solo shows, guitarist Steve Howe notes, "I think they like the Yes music. There's no doubt about it."…

  20. Dresden Dolls Rock With Three Chords On 'Virginia'

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST "I'm an impressionable songwriter, I don't set things in stone," head Doll Amanda Palmer tells Billboard.com. "We liked to shape and polish these songs over time." The Dresden Dolls will release their sophomore album , "Yes, Virginia," April 18 via…

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