1. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Blues Traveler bassist Bobby Sheehan is found dead in bed at his New Orleans home. Sheehan, who had recently begun work on a solo project, is 31.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - The Occupational Safety and Health…

  2. Duran Duran Moving Along On New Album

    August 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran British pop/rock outfit Duran Duran has no desire to slow down. Despite cruising well past its 25th anniversary as a recording entity, the members of the quintet are raring to hit the road aga Veteran British pop/rock outfit Duran Duran has no desire to slow down. Despite cruising…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Celine Dion, Taylor Hicks, ageism and more! IT'S ALL COMING BACK TO US NOW Hello Fred, You must get quite frustrated with so many questions about the divas: Janet [Jackson], Whitney [Houston], Mariah [Carey] and Madonna. However, a diva not mentioned a lot is…

  4. 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…

  5. Tom Waits / Aug. 9, 2006 / Chicago (Auditorium Theatre)

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The album-tour-album-tour pattern is so well established that any deviation comes as a pleasant surprise. Of course, anything Tom Waits does is generally full of surprises and more than a little bit d The album-tour-album-tour pattern is so well established that any deviation comes as a…

  6. 33OnTV

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 14-20, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 14 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Michael Bolton. "Sesame Street," PBS Featured Artist(s): John Legend. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Cyndi Lauper, Usher …

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 'NOW 22' Edges Out DMX's 'Dog' At No. 1

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With a margin of only a few hundred copies, "NOW 22" is back at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. After moving 127,000 units in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan, the 22nd installment of the With a margin of only a few hundred copies, "NOW 22" is back at No. 1 on…

  10. Sir, Indeed You Make Us Proud

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Out of 3,245 voters, the overwhelming majority of our readers are card-carrying members of AmIdol winner Taylor Hicks' Soul Patrol. Out of 3,245 voters, the overwhelming majority of our readers are card-carrying members of AmIdol winner Taylor Hicks' Soul Patrol. Despite the…

  11. 'Idol' Auditions Begin Today In Pasadena

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The competitors preparing to take the field today (Aug. 8) at the Rose Bowl had "American Idol" fame in mind, not football. The competitors preparing to take the field today (Aug. 8) at the Rose Bowl had "American Idol" fame in mind, not football. Producers of Fox TV'…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses related chart entries, "American Idol" on the radio and Billboard chart eligibility with readers. WILL PARIS MATCH? Hey Fred, With Ashlee and Jessica Simpson songs sandwiched around Paris Hilton's debut single, the Hot 100 has three consecutive positions occupied…

  13. Tony Bennett To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary vocalist Tony Bennett has been chosen as the recipient for the 2006 Billboard Century Award, the magazine's highest honor for creative achievement. The award will be presented to Bennett in Legendary vocalist Tony Bennett has been chosen as the recipient for the 2006 Billboard…

  14. Tony On TV

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Columbia Records is celebrating Tony Bennett's 80th birthday with an album release and marketing strategy worthy of the milestone. Columbia Records is celebrating Tony Bennett's 80th birthday with an album release and marketing strategy worthy of the milestone. "Tony Bennett:…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The first headlining tour of matchbox 20 begins at UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - Bobby Thompson, Ozzy Osbourne's longtime tour manager, dies in his hotel room in Birmingham, Mich.,…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss "Top of the Pops," Sanny X and Tina Charles, Montgomery Gentry, Mariah and Madonna. HERE LIES TOTP, JAN. 1, 1964 - JULY 30, 2006 Fred, This Sunday (July 30) sees the last ever [broadcast of the British TV series] "Top of the Pops" after 42…

  17. Chart Beat

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses top 30 singles, Ashlee Simpson, Debbie Gibson, the Cyrus family and more! VISIBILITY: There have been more debuts inside the top 30 of The Billboard Hot 100 in 2006 than any other year in this millennium. Ashlee Simpson's "Invisible" (Geffen), a new entry at No.…

  18. 30OnTV

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 24-30, 2006. MONDAY, JULY 24 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Miranda Lambert (also scheduled: Matt Dallas). "CMA Music Festival: Country Music's Biggest Party," ABC Featured Artist(s): Brooks & Dunn, Martina…

  19. 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…

  20. 29OnTV

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 17-23, 2006. MONDAY, JULY 17 "One Life To Live," ABC Featured artist(s): Jeannie Ortega. "Lil' Wayne Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Lil' Wayne, Robin Thicke. "Larry King Live," CNN Featured artist(s): Sheryl…

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