1. Manson Seeks Support For Carroll Film

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rocker Marilyn Manson is heading to Berlin's European Film Market, which runs from Feb. 9-19, to drum up financial support for his directorial debut, "Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll." Rocker Marilyn Manson is heading to Berlin's European Film Market, which…

  2. With Devo On Hold, Casale Pursues Evildoers

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST With pioneering synth-rock act Devo unlikely to pursue a new studio album and/or extensive touring in the near future, principal member Gerald V. Casale is progressing with his solo project, Jihad Jer With pioneering synth-rock act Devo unlikely to pursue a new studio album and/or extensive…

  3. The Cult Energized For 2006 Tour

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST After a three-and-a-half year break, veteran rock act the Cult will return to the road this spring. After a three-and-a-half year break, veteran rock act the Cult will return to the road this spring. The group, which features core members Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy, is in the midst of…

  4. Cannon Crowns Motown Imprint With New CD

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nick Cannon has exited Jive Records and established his own imprint, Can I Ball, via Motown. Nick Cannon has exited Jive Records and established his own imprint, Can I Ball, via Motown. The first project as part of the deal will be his sophomore album, "Stages," due this spring. The…

  5. Zombie's Wild 'Horses' Due In March

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rob Zombie will unleash his third solo album, "Educated Horses," March 28 via Geffen. Rob Zombie will unleash his third solo album, "Educated Horses," March 28 via Geffen. First single "Foxy Foxy" is due to arrive the second week of February at U.S. rock radio…

  6. Vintage Springsteen Show Headed To CD

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's Nov. 18, 1975, show at London's Hammersmith Odeon will be released as a two-disc set Feb. 28 via Columbia. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's Nov. 18, 1975, show at London's Hammersmith Odeon will be released as a two-disc…

  7. Keys Craves 'Strange As Hell' Collaborations

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST "I definitely see the album being a little bit edgier," Keys tells Billboard.com. "I feel like it's going to have a lot of political elements to it as well and be a bit more guitar-driven. Amid new ventures in film and television, Alicia Keys is writing new material for…

  8. 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…

  9. Keys, Simmons Bringing Projects To TV

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST UPN, riding high with its new Chris Rock sitcom "Everybody Hates Chris," has joined forces with Grammy-winning R&B singer Alicia Keys to develop a drama loosely based on her childhood. UPN, riding high with its new Chris Rock sitcom "Everybody Hates Chris," has joined…

  10. Chart Beat

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nelly returns to the top of the Hot 100 for a fourth time, Carrie Underwood notches a pair of country No. 1s and new Billboard charts are among this week's topics. 'GRILLZ' GONE WILD: A surprise 5-1 move carries Nelly to the top of The Billboard Hot 100. "Grillz" …

  11. Ask Billboard

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about the 'Grease' Soundtrack, Whitney Houston and Crossfade. 'GREASE' IS THE WORD Keith, As the manager of Billboard's Pop Catalog and Soundtracks charts, you must certainly be aware of how well the "Grease" soundtrack…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. TOMMY DORSEY: His Life and Times

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST "The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing," the embodiment of a leader of the big-band era, was actually a temperamental martinet of the age, says music biographer Levinson (September in the Rain, 2001, etc "The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing," the embodiment of a leader of the…

  16. Evolution Of The Banjo On Display

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Consider the evolution of the humble banjo. It morphed from a hollow gourd, strummed by African slaves, into an elegant toy for Victorian society ladies. Later, it grew into one of the mainstays of bl Consider the evolution of the humble banjo. It morphed from a hollow gourd, strummed by…

  17. Sevendust

    December 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Masters Of Horror tour comes to a close and the band makes plans to ring in the new year. Morgan Rose coming to you after a week of Christmas shows and birthday celebrations! This run with Mudvayne has been a blast. It has been an adventure with new and old friends. We have been all…

  18. Death Cab Commissions Twelve 'Plans' Videos

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Taking a page from rapper 50 Cent's playbook, Death Cab For Cutie has commissioned music videos for each of the 12 tracks on its Atlantic debut, "Plans." The clips, which were created by a mix of expe Taking a page from rapper 50 Cent's playbook, Death Cab For Cutie has…

  19. Ball, Slim, Campbell Lead Blues Award Nominees

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer-pianist Marcia Ball, guitarist Magic Slim and the late vocalist-guitarist Little Milton Campbell lead nominees for the 2006 Blues Music Awards with four nominations apiece. Singer-pianist Marcia Ball, guitarist Magic Slim and the late vocalist-guitarist Little Milton Campbell lead…

  20. Chart Beat

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chart news about Mariah Carey, Kristine W, James Blunt and Nelly, as well as Fred's top singles and albums of the year. GIFT-WRAPPED: For the first time in the short history of Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart, a track that is not a current hit ranks No. 1. The 11-year-old song …

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