1. This Day in Music

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>Neil Young premieres his album, "Broken Arrow" via the Internet. The album is slated for release on July 2, two days after its technologically advanced premiere.<br clear="none"/><br cle 2001 - Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most…

  2. Chart Beat

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Nelly Furtado, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, George Strait and Paris Hilton. TWO 'LOOSE' TRACKS HOLD POLE POSITIONS: Nelly Furtado is No. 1 on the singles chart whether you live in the United States or the United Kingdom, but which track depends on your country of…

  3. Intonation Festival / June 24-25, 2006 / Chicago (Union Park)

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Drawing thousands of indie rock fans to an obscure park on Chicago's west side is no small feat, yet as so many other stationary fests (Coachella, Bonnaroo, et al.) have shown, a good lineup knows no Last year's inaugural Intonation Festival boasted the element of surprise and…

  4. Lou Reed Revisits 'Coney Island'

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The 30th anniversary of Lou Reed's 1976 album "Coney Island Baby" will be celebrated with a deluxe edition of the set, due Aug. 15 via RCA/Legacy. The 30th anniversary of Lou Reed's 1976 album "Coney Island Baby" will be celebrated with a deluxe edition of the…

  5. Bono, Sting, Lou Reed Fill 'Rogue's Gallery'

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bono, Sting, Lou Reed and Nick Cave are just a handful of the artists who have lent their voices to "Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys," due Aug. 22 via Anti-. Bono, Sting, Lou Reed and Nick Cave are just a handful of the artists who have lent their…

  6. '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…

  7. U2, Wainwright Rock Cohen Film Soundtrack

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U2, Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, Beth Orton, Jarvis Cocker and Antony are among the artists paying tribute to legendary singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen on the soundtrack to the new Cohen documentary " U2, Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, Beth Orton, Jarvis Cocker and Antony are among the…

  8. Barenaked Ladies Enjoy 'Easy' Living

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After three years out of the limelight, Barenaked Ladies will on Sept. 12 release their first non-holiday studio album since splitting with longtime label Reprise. After three years out of the limelight, Barenaked Ladies will on Sept. 12 release their first non-holiday studio album since…

  9. Chart Beat

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Christina Aguilera finds her "Man" on the Hot 100, plus news on the Bedingfields and Lionel Richie. SUPER 'MAN': After an absence of almost two years, Christina Aguilera returns to the Billboard Hot 100 with the highest debut of her career and the second-highest new entry…

  10. Billboard Bits: Barenaked Ladies, Opie & Anthony, M. Ward

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Barenaked Ladies are making 16 multi-track studio recordings for their new single, "Easy," available for paid download from their... Barenaked Ladies are making 16 multi-track studio recordings for their new single, "Easy," available for paid download from their Web site…

  11. Minnelli Paying Musical Tribute To Godmother

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Liza Minnelli plans to use her next album to pay tribute to her godmother, the singer, actress and writer Kay Thompson. Liza Minnelli plans to use her next album to pay tribute to her godmother, the singer, actress and writer Kay Thompson. "The Godmother and the Goddaughter" will be…

  12. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>James Eugene "Rosy" McHargue, a prolific jazz clarinetist, saxophonist and singer, dies in Los Angeles. He is 97. McHargue played with the bands of Benny Goodman and Kay Kyser.<br clear= 2003 - Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day Festival…

  13. Billboard Bits: Bumbershoot, Shakira, Reggae Sumfest

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jeremy Enigk, Badly Drawn Boy, Zero 7, Lady Sovereign, Alejandro Escovedo, Jose Gonzalez, the Veronicas, Particle, Great Big Sea, Sonya Kitchell and Rogue Wave are among the acts that have joined the Jeremy Enigk, Badly Drawn Boy, Zero 7, Lady Sovereign, Alejandro Escovedo, Jose Gonzalez, the…

  14. Hi-Tek Groomed Dion Inks With Aftermath

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dion, a protege of hip-hop producer Hi-Tek, has signed with Dr. Dre's Aftermath label. Dion, a protege of hip-hop producer Hi-Tek, has signed with Dr. Dre's Aftermath label. A due date for Dion's solo debut has yet to be set, but Billboard has learned that the recording gears…

  15. No Stopping Gnarls Barkley (Yet) On U.K. Chart

    May 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gnarls Barkley's gravity-defying run at the top of the U.K. singles chart continued, as "Crazy" (Warner Bros.) extended into a ninth week yesterday (Sunday). But the sequence may soon end -- thanks to Gnarls Barkley's gravity-defying run at the top of the U.K. singles…

  16. Elefant

    May 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "[I] think how much the neighborhood has changed in two weeks," says bassist Jeff James. We finished Ann Arbor and headed for the border. We arrived about 5:30 AM and I had just fallen asleep. For whatever reason we were held in customs for about two hours so when I woke up in…

  17. This Day in Music

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>Musician Barney (Bernard Jean) Wilen dies at the age of 59.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Rock act Motley Crue files suit against NBC, arguing the network violated the group's free speech rights and hurt its concert…

  18. 'Person' To Person

    May 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Amidst ephemera of all sorts stored in a room behind his recording studio, Johnny Cash kept hundreds of tapes. Within that trove was a set marked "Personal File," which turned out to be a pot of gold. Amidst ephemera of all sorts stored in a room behind his recording studio, Johnny…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is sentenced to six months in jail and three years' probation for kicking his soon-to-be ex-wife, onetime "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson, as she holds thei 2001 - Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian music in the post…

  20. Rockie Lynne

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Perseverance pays off for veteran singer/songwriter who finally found an 'in.' At age 40, Rockie Lynne's career is just getting started. That's how it appears on the surface, but in fact the country singer has spent years preparing for the release of his self-titled debut…

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