1. 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…

  2. Yusuf Islam Album Due This Fall

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Yusuf Islam, the 1960s and 70s pop-rock singer-songwriter formerly known as Cat Stevens, is returning with an album of new songs this fall. Released through Polydor Records, it will mark his first mai As tipped here in March , Yusuf Islam, the 1960s and 70s pop-rock singer-songwriter formerly…

  3. Compilation Previews Summer Warped Tour

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In keeping with tradition, SideOneDummy Records will be releasing a two-disc 2006 Warped Tour compilation just over a week before the annual traveling punk/hard rock fest kicks off. In keeping with tradition, SideOneDummy Records will be releasing a two-disc 2006 Warped Tour compilation just…

  4. Eclectic Artists To Rock SummerStage

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A typically eclectic crew of artists will perform in the coming months as part of the SummerStage series in New York's Central Park. A typically eclectic crew of artists will perform in the coming months as part of the SummerStage series in New York's Central Park. Among the acts…

  5. ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO, "Starless and Bible Black Sabbath"

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT There's only one band who can riff off the first Black Sabbath album cover and not look like complete tools, and that's Japan's Acid Mothers Temple, who do so amazingly on their killer new LP. There's only one band who can riff off the first Black Sabbath album cover and…

  6. Billboard Bits: Intonation, Pearl Jam/Kings Of Leon, Clapton

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Intonation, Pearl Jam/Kings Of Leon, Clapton Rapper Ghostface Killah and reclusive underground rock hero Roky Erickson have joined the bill for the Intonation Music Festival, which will be held June 24-25 in Chicago's Union Park. For Erickson, this will be his first performance…

  7. Lonelady

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Armed with a guitar and some drum loops, LoneLady does not let the lack of a full band lessen her rock'n'roll attack. Armed with a guitar and some drum loops, LoneLady does not let the lack of a full band lessen her rock'n'roll attack. For her first shows outside her home…

  8. 19OnTV

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 8 - 14, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 8 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Nick Lachey (also scheduled: Mary Cheney, Josh Lucas, Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer). "TRL," MTV Featured artist(s): A.F.I., Lindsay Lohan. "The Tonight Show…

  9. Butch Walker Drafts Pink For Third Album

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Butch Walker and the Lets Go Out Tonites channel their inner David Bowie for on the new album "The Rise & Fall of Butch Walker and the Lets Go Out Tonites." Butch Walker and the Lets Go Out Tonites channel their inner David Bowie for on the new album "The Rise & Fall of…

  10. Zero 7 Tends To The 'Garden'

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Electronic/pop outfit Zero 7 will return June 6 with its third album, "The Garden." Electronic/pop outfit Zero 7 will return June 6 with its third album, "The Garden." The 12-track set will be released via Atlantic and is the follow-up to 2004's "When It Falls,…

  11. Tejano Legend 'Rosita' Dies

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's first lady of song, died Tuesday (May 2) from heart complications in San Antonio. She was 88. Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's first lady of song, died Tuesday (May 2) from heart…

  12. Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival / April 29-30, 2006 / Indio, Calif. (Empire Polo Field)

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With more than 90 bands playing on five stages, it was impossible to see everything at the seventh Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. So what follows are some of the plentiful Billboard's Jonathan Cohen, Todd Martens and Brian Cohen hit the California desert for…

  13. Billboard Bits: The Sadies, Diana Ross, Maximo Park

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on The Sadies, Diana Ross, Maximo Park The Sadies will on Aug. 8 release a double-disc live album recorded earlier this year at Toronto's Lee's Palace. "The Sadies: Volume 1" (Yep Roc) will feature 41 tracks engineered by Steve Albini and featuring guest appearances…

  14. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Country star LeAnn Rimes sues her father and former co-manager for allegedly funneling away millions of dollars from the company set up to manage her finances.<br clear="none"/><br clear 2002 - Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban…

  15. Q&A: Jewel

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After a turn towards a more pop-dance sound, the singer/songwriter returns to her roots on 'Goodbye Alice in Wonderland." The last time we all saw Jewel, she was hot. Not hot, like beautiful-hot, the sort of earthy-granola beauty that Jewel fans had come to expect. It was more of a …

  16. Daddy Yankee Hoping To Push Reggaeton Forward

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Daddy Yankee demonstrated his star presence during an exclusive Q&A yesterday (April 25) at the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards in Miami. The reggaeton innovator sadi he is hoping to Daddy Yankee demonstrated his star presence during an exclusive Q&A yesterday (April 25)…

  17. This Day in Music

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Georgia rockers Third Day take top honors at the 32nd annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards, presented at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. The act wins five honors: rock recorded song, 2005 - Erika Jo Heriges, an 18-year-old high school senior, is named the…

  18. Pink Playing For Europe, Readies DVD

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pink has lined up an extensive fall European arena tour, beginning Sept. 27 in Zurich and running through Dec. 12 in Hamburg, Germany. A DVD chronicling a 2004 appearance in Manchester, England, is al Pink has lined up an extensive fall European arena tour, beginning Sept. 27 in Zurich and…

  19. Ask Billboard

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Kelly Clarkson, the Eagles and 1990s R&B groups. NOT YET 'GONE' Dear Keith, I am an avid reader of your column as well as Fred Bronson's " Chart Beat Chat ," and I am hoping you could shed some light on this question for me…

  20. Billboard Bits: Intonation Fest, Kuyahoga, Lili Claire Benefit

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Intonation Fest, Kuyahoga, Lili Claire Benefit Robert Pollard, the Sword, Rhymefest and Erase Errata have been added to the lineup for the Intonation Music Festival, which will be held June 24-25 at Chicago's Union Park. Also new to the bill is legendary rock trio Blue Cheer,…

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