1. Byrne, Eno Revisit 'Bush Of Ghosts'

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST David Byrne and Brian Eno's landmark 1981 collaboration "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts" will be reissued March 28 via Nonesuch. The new edition features seven previously unreleased tracks that date fr David Byrne and Brian Eno's landmark 1981 collaboration "My Life in…

  2. Billboard Bits: 'Nashville Star,' TRL Awards, moe.

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson to appear on 'Nashville Star,' fourth annual TRL Awards set, moe. plans tour, festival and cruise dates. Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson have signed on to appear on the opening episodes of the fourth season of "Nashville Star." The USA…

  3. Hendryx: LaBelle Reunion In The Works

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nona Hendryx, one-third of the pop-soul act LaBelle (of "Lady Marmalade" fame), is hard at work on her first new music in 10 years, including a planned reunion album with LaBelle members Patti LaBelle Nona Hendryx, one-third of the pop-soul act LaBelle (of "Lady Marmalade"…

  4. R. Kelly Leads Soul Train Award Nominees

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST R. Kelly leads the list of nominees for the 20th annual Soul Train Music Awards, announced today (Feb. 2) by Tyrese and actress Vivica Fox at Spago restaurant in Beverly Hills, Calif. R. Kelly leads the list of nominees for the 20th annual Soul Train Music Awards, announced today (Feb. 2) by…

  5. mtvU Ramps Up Artist-Driven Programming

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Arctic Monkeys, the Federation, Gym Class Heroes, Lady Sovereign and MF Doom have been selected as the inaugural "mtvU Freshman Five," an initiative created by the college-focused network to champion Arctic Monkeys, the Federation, Gym Class Heroes, Lady Sovereign and MF Doom have…

  6. Killers, Van Dyk Heat Up Ultra Fest Lineup

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Killers, Paul Van Dyk, BT, Hot Hot Heat, Hard-Fi and Carl Cox have joined the lineup for the eighth Ultra Music Festival. The Killers, Paul Van Dyk, BT, Hot Hot Heat, Hard-Fi and Carl Cox have joined the lineup for the eighth Ultra Music Festival, which will be held March 25 at Miami'…

  7. Update: Tool Joins Depeche Mode As Coachella Headliner

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tool will join Depeche Mode as the headliners for the 2006 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which will be held April 29-30 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Tool performed at the first Tool will join Depeche Mode as the headliners for the 2006 Coachella Valley Music & Arts…

  8. Ask Billboard

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Julia Fordham, Pink, Destiny's Child and TLC. SEEKING JULIA Hi Keith, I am huge fan of Julia Fordham's work. Her last three albums -- "Concrete Love," "That's Life" and "That's Live" are all great -- as…

  9. LADY SOVEREIGN, "Vertically Challenged"

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z's latest project is this elfin 19-year-old northwest Londoner, whose cheeky spitball of an EP, "Vertically Challenged," indicates that, as Def Jam president, he's certainly casting his net wide. Jay-Z's latest project is this elfin 19-year-old northwest Londoner…

  10. Keys Colleague Brothers Tries Other Side Of The Mic

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Best known for his work with Alicia Keys, songwriter/producer Kerry "Krucial" Brothers is stepping out from behind the boards with his own solo rap project. Best known for his work with Alicia Keys, songwriter/producer Kerry "Krucial" Brothers is stepping out from behind…

  11. Top Acts, Motown Legends Set For Super Bowl Show

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Contemporary urban stars Nelly, John Legend and Jamie Foxx will appear alongside a host of Motown legends at Motown Music Fest, to be held Feb. 4 at Detroit's Masonic Temple, the day before the Nation Contemporary urban stars Nelly, John Legend and Jamie Foxx will appear alongside a host…

  12. Amina

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Icelandic ladies of Amina are like musical sorceresses wielding an array of instruments. The Icelandic ladies of Amina are like musical sorceresses wielding an array of instruments. The quartet, best-known as the string section and supporting group for post-rock act Sigur Rós, draws from…

  13. Clarkson, McGraw Win People's Choice Music Awards

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw and Green Day were the top music winners at the 32nd People's Choice Awards, held last night (Jan. 10) at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and broadcast on CBS. Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw and Green Day were the top music winners at the 32nd People's…

  14. Rawls Funeral To Be Held Friday

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Rev. Jesse Jackson will lead last rites Friday (Jan. 13) for Lou Rawls, the velvet-voiced singer of "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" and "Lady Love" who died of cancer last week. The Rev. Jesse Jackson will lead last rites Friday (Jan. 13) for Lou Rawls,…

  15. Solo Stars Dream On

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST A golden dream shines on for the three solo stars of Destiny's Child, with film and music plans on the horizon. A gold record. That was the one goal a young female group from Houston hoped to achieve after signing with Columbia Records in 1997. Not only did Destiny's Child realize…

  16. Solo Stars Dream On (continued...)

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Page two of a Destiny's Child artist feature. Sony Urban Music president Lisa Ellis recalls that early on, the girls' talent and determination left a lasting impression. She witnessed both qualities during the group's first radio promo show for top 40 WJJS Roanoke, Va. "…

  17. Beyonce Putting Film Ahead Of New Album

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST With Destiny's Child having split last fall, group member Beyonce is focusing on her role in the upcoming film "Dreamgirls" before she transitions back into recording mode. Discussions are under way a With Destiny's Child having split last fall, group member Beyonce is…

  18. Veteran Vocalist Lou Rawls Dies At 72

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Lou Rawls, the velvet-voiced singer who started as a church choir boy and went on to record such classic tunes as "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine," died Friday of cancer. He was 72. Lou Rawls, the velvet-voiced singer who started as a church choir boy and went on to…

  19. Weezer Preps Live DVD As Hiatus Begins

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Having completed its promotional obligations in support of its 2005 Geffen album, "Make Believe," Weezer has begun a hiatus of undetermined length. Having completed its promotional obligations in support of its 2005 Geffen album, "Make Believe," Weezer has begun a hiatus…

  20. 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…

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