1. Chart Beat

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses songs with city-themed names, DMX, Buck Owens and Gnarls Barkley. CITY TO CITY: It may be a major international city, but London had to wait its turn to be name-checked in a song title that reached pole position on The Billboard Hot 100. Five cities beyond the borders of the…

  2. Byrds Boxed Up On 'There Is A Season'

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary rock act the Byrds will be back in the spotlight this fall thanks to the four-CD/one-DVD boxed set "There Is a Season," due Sept. 26 via Columbia/Legacy. Legendary rock act the Byrds will be back in the spotlight this fall thanks to the four-CD/one-DVD boxed set "…

  3. This Day in Music

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>It is announced that Oasis founding member Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs has decided to leave the band. Less than three weeks later, Paul McGuigan, the Oasis bassist known as "Guigsy," hands i 2002 - Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the…

  4. Pete Yorn

    August 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pete Yorn enjoys some time off in the city of Angels. Just landed at LAX.....got 3/4 of a day in los angeles to relax....I had to stop off on way home from airport at pepe's tacos on centinella....had a serious al pastor craving. It's pretty wild to be back on the west coast....sort…

  5. Chart Beat

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Fergie's big solo bow, Gnarls Barkley, Tom Petty and more. 'LONDON BRIDGE' IS FALLING UP : Going solo might give Stacy Ferguson the biggest hit of her career, which could come just in time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of her Hot 100 debut. In its second week…

  6. Pitchfork Music Festival / July 29-30, 2006 / Chicago (Union Park)

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT On the scorching hot first day of Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival, there was one band that was able to inspire an audience clap-along without any prodding from the stage. That band was Britain's Ar On the scorching hot first day of Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival, there…

  7. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Iron Maiden drummer Michael "Nicko" McBrain is arrested and charged with assault after hitting a parking attendant with his car, according to reports. The incident occurs backstage at th 2003 - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent…

  8. BRIGHTBLACK MORNING LIGHT, "Brightblack Morning Light"

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Brightblack Morning Light has crossover written all over it: Two hippies from Northern California who live(d) in tents, care about wild life and create long, slowly winding, Rhodes-heavy jams. Brightblack Morning Light has crossover written all over it: Two hippies from Northern California…

  9. DON CABALLERO, "World Class Listening Problem"

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Type in "Don Caballero" on the MySpace music search engine and you will be flooded with a ton of acts who cite the Pittsburgh rockers as the main source of their every note. It's a classic case of tha Type in "Don Caballero" on the MySpace music search engine and you…

  10. VARIOUS ARTISTS, "Where's Neil When You Need Him?"

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia-based label Dancing Ferret Discs pays tribute to Neil Gaiman with "Where's Neil When You Need Him?," a collection of songs inspired by the writer's stories. Philadelphia-based label Dancing Ferret Discs pays tribute to Neil Gaiman with "Where's Neil…

  11. The Killers Debut 'Sam's Town' In New York

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Killers unveiled their sophomore Island Def Jam album, "Sam's Town," at a media gathering last night (July 24) in New York that drew label chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid and Def Jam head honcho Jay- The Killers unveiled their sophomore Island Def Jam album, "…

  12. This Day in Music

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1982 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Eye of the Tiger," Survivor. The song is the theme from the film "Rocky III."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1999 - In his speech at the 4th annual Plug.In music and technology…

  13. American Idols Live / July 16, 2006 / Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Guilty pleasure is the only way to describe the American Idols Live! tour, which rolled into Long Island on July 16. While many people claim not to be fans of the manufactured pop stars, the audience Guilty pleasure is the only way to describe the American Idols Live! tour, which rolled into…

  14. 'Gothic Box' Shines Light On Ultra Dark Music

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rhino has rounded up the top names in goth rock for the four-disc boxed set "A Life Less Lived -- The Gothic Box," due Sept. 19. Rhino has rounded up the top names in goth rock for the four-disc boxed set "A Life Less Lived -- The Gothic Box," due Sept. 19. Despite…

  15. Underground Garage

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Little Steven's Underground Garage column, produced exclusively for Billboard. The charts are a combination of airplay from the Underground Garage format and coolness. SORRY! Got carried away with the wild and wonderful Beatles show in Las Vegas last week so now we can catch up on things…

  16. Ludacris Digs Deep On 'Release Therapy'

    July 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Ludacris has set a Sept. 26 relese date for his ambitious new album, "Release Therapy." The Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam set will be preceded by the single "Money Maker," which arrives Monday ( Rapper Ludacris has set a Sept. 26 relese date for his ambitious new…

  17. Billboard Bits: Spoon, Brooke Hogan, Ciara

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Although Spoon was hoping to finish its next Merge album before the end of the summer, the band has opted to not rush the process and is now working on additional material. Although Spoon was hoping to finish its next Merge album before the end of the summer, the band has opted to not rush…

  18. 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…

  19. 27OnTV

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 10-16, 2006. MONDAY, JULY 10 "TRL," MTV Featured artist(s): Teddy Geiger, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ne-Yo. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): The Fray (also featured: Michael Douglas, John Witherspoon). "The…

  20. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Babyface is honored by the state of Indiana, which renames a 25-mile stretch of federal highway (Interstate Route 65) as "Kenneth Babyface Edmonds Highway." In conjunction with the honor 2004 - A segment of Interstate 85 is declared "The Alan Jackson…

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