1. Billboard Bits: Tom Petty, DMX/Keyshia Cole, Tom Snyder

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty has drafted the Strokes, John Mayer and Frank Black as support acts for the third leg of his North American tour. Tom Petty has drafted the Strokes, John Mayer and Frank Black as support acts for the third leg of his North American tour. The run begins with a Sept. 14-15 stand in…

  2. Throng Greets Lil' Kim Outside Philly Jail

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lil' Kim celebrated Independence Day one day early with her release from a Philadelphia federal detention center this morning (July 3) after nearly 10 months behind bars. Lil' Kim celebrated Independence Day one day early with her release from a Philadelphia federal detention center…

  3. Billboard Bits: Everclear, Jeremy Spencer, Dead Moon

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Everclear's new studio album, "Welcome to the Drama Club," will be released Sept. 12 via Eleven Seven Music. Everclear's new studio album, "Welcome to the Drama Club," will be released Sept. 12 via Eleven Seven Music. The self-produced effort is an homage to…

  4. Ciara, Kelis 'Step Up' For Soundtrack

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ciara, Kelis, Chris Brown and Yung Joc are among the artists featured on the soundtrack to the romantic drama "Step Up," due in theaters Aug. 11. Ciara, Kelis, Chris Brown and Yung Joc are among the artists featured on the soundtrack to the romantic drama "Step Up," due in…

  5. This Day in Music

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Neil Young is honored in Toronto with a star on the Canada Walk Of Fame. The Toronto native joins prior honorees Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, Gordon Lightfoot, Rush, Christopher Plummer, Ji 2005 - Four people are stabbed, one fatally, at a Corrosion Of Conformity show…

  6. Foxx Out Front Of Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Finalists

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jamie Foxx tops the list of finalists for this year's Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. The artist, who took home a best actor Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Charles in "Ray," is a contender in eight Jamie Foxx tops the list of finalists for this year's Billboard R&B…

  7. 2006 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Finalists for the 2006 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be handed out Sept. 8 in Atlanta. Finalists for the 2006 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be handed out Sept. 8 in Atlanta. This year's finalists and winners reflect the performance of recordings on the Billboard R&B/hip…

  8. 26OnTV

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 26-July 2, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 26 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Def Leppard (also scheduled: Carson Kressley). "Tavis Smiley," PBS Featured artist(s): Corinne Bailey Rae (also scheduled: Amy Walter). "The…

  9. 'Blues' Clues

    June 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT An album of jazz standards Diana Ross recorded more than 30 years ago will see the light of day for the first time this week via Motown/UME. "Blue" was intended as a companion to the hit 1972 soundtra An album of jazz standards Diana Ross recorded more than 30 years ago will see the…

  10. This Day in Music

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Radiohead scores its fourth consecutive U.K. No. 1 album as "Hail to the Thief" goes straight to the top of the new U.K. album chart.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - The Pixies releases its first new song in 13…

  11. 24OnTV

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 12-18, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 12 "Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Lil' J. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s): Gnarls Barkley (also featured: Keanu Reeves, Joey Lauren Adams). "…

  12. Seger Prepping First New Album In 11 Years

    June 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bob Seger will end a lengthy gap between new albums with the Sept. 12 release of "Face the Promise" on Capitol Records. The first single, "Wait For Me," is due out shortly after the Fourth of July. Bob Seger will end a lengthy gap between new albums with the Sept. 12…

  13. 23OnTV

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 5 - 11, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Katharine McPhee. "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Chris Brown (also scheduled: Sigourney Weaver). "The Essentials," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Gorillaz. …

  14. This Day in Music

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Andy Simpkins, a top-ranked jazz bassist who toured for many years with singers Sarah Vaughan and Carmen McRae, dies of stomach cancer at Brotman Medical Center in Culver City. He is 67. 2000 - Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father of…

  15. This Day in Music

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>The Oak Ridge Boys receive the Silver Buffalo Award from the Boy Scouts of America in Boston. The awards recognizes distinguished service to youth.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - U2 frontman Bono tries to persuade European…

  16. 21OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 22-29, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley (also scheduled: Bruce Willis). "Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball," ABC Featured artist(s): John Legend, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight,…

  17. This Day in Music

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>They Might Be Giants begins offering its second MP3-only release, the EP "Working Undercover For The Man." Comprised of all new, previously unreleased studio recordings, the eight-song s 2005 - Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson are the big winners at the…

  18. Jamie, Mary, Missy, Busta Lead BET Nominations

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jamie Foxx leads the field with five nominations for the 2006 BET Awards. Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes are tied at four nominations each. Now in its sixth year, the ceremony will shif Jamie Foxx leads the field with five nominations for the 2006 BET Awards. Mary J. Blige,…

  19. 20OnTV

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 15-21, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 15 “The Early Show,” CBS Featured artist(s): Harry Connick Jr. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): Kanye West, Stomp (also scheduled: Howie Mandel). “The View,” ABC Featured artist(s): Jewel (also scheduled: Jim…

  20. Ask Billboard

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Toni Childs, Paula Cole, the RIAA, Nielsen SoundScan and Ricky Martin. UNION FIRE Hi Keith, I was curious if you could give me sales figures for two artists, Toni Childs and Paula Cole, who have each released three albums. I realize that Toni Child&…

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