1. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Sir Rudolph Bing, the autocratic impressario who propelled New York's Metropolitan Opera to new heights in popularity and artistic achievement during 22 years as general manager, dies at 2003 - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Eurovision, the Top 100 and Hot 100 debuts . FROM ESC TO ASC Hello Mr. Bronson, I know that you are an avid follower of the Eurovision Song Contest. I hear that a major U.S. TV network is working on an American version of Eurovision. Will it be called "…

  3. MARK FOSSON, "The Lost Takoma Sessions"

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT So the story goes: Tiffany Anders, while obsessing about John Fahey, discovers her cousin Mark Fosson recorded an album for him. So the story goes: Tiffany Anders, while obsessing about John Fahey, discovers her cousin Mark Fosson recorded an album for him. She tracks the album down,…

  4. KAADA, "Music for Moviebikers"

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's too bad Norwegian sound clasher Kaada wasn't making music 40 or 50 years ago, because he would've given Ennio Morricone and John Barry a serious run for their money. It's too bad Norwegian sound clasher Kaada wasn't making music 40 or 50 years ago, because he…

  5. Corey Miller Ordered Into Home Confinement

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT An appearance by Corey Miller at a Hurricane Katrina documentary premiere in New Orleans has led a judge to put the rapper on full home confinement until his second trial on a second-degree murder cha An appearance by Corey Miller at a Hurricane Katrina documentary premiere in New Orleans has…

  6. Love! Boys In Mascara

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT I love emo. There, I said it. Emo, emo, emo. I love emo. There, I said it. Emo, emo, emo. (Trade secret: If I love a genre, it usually means that said genre has morphed into pure, delicious pop.) By far the best band of the broody bunch is Panic! At The Disco and I'm here to say that it&…

  7. Rhino Boxes Up Sinatra's 'Vegas' Sojourns

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Five previously unreleased Frank Sinatra concerts taped in Las Vegas throughout his storied career have been collected for the boxed set "Sinatra: Vegas," due Nov. 7 via Rhino. Five previously unreleased Frank Sinatra concerts taped in Las Vegas throughout his storied career have…

  8. Byrne Sharing 'Perspectives' At Carnegie Hall

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT David Byrne has unveiled the lineup for his Perspectives series, which will he curate at New York's Carnegie Hall from Feb. 1-4. David Byrne has unveiled the lineup for his Perspectives series, which will he curate at New York's Carnegie Hall from Feb. 1-4. The former Talking Heads…

  9. Peeping Tom, Dub Trio / Aug. 16, 2006 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Warsaw)

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the co-writer of Faith No More's 1990 hit, "Epic," Mike Patton helped supply a major building block to perhaps the most Darth Vader-esque music style that ever existed in this galaxy: rap metal. As the co-writer of Faith No More's 1990 hit, "Epic," Mike Patton…

  10. A Tribe Called Quest Unsure About Future Projects

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Although A Tribe Called Quest's first tour in six years is looming next month, principal member Phife Dawg admits the pioneering hip-hop group is still uncertain whether the shows will lead to any fur Although A Tribe Called Quest's first tour in six years is looming next month,…

  11. The Jonas Brothers

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Their album title says it all: "It's About Time" that the Jonas Brothers made their debut. The Daylight/Columbia set has been in the works for more than two-and-a-half years, and was originally suppos Their album title says it all: "It's About Time" that the…

  12. Megadeth 'United' For Roadrunner Debut

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The next Megadeth album has a title -- "United Abominations" -- but that's about it for the time being. The next Megadeth album has a title -- "United Abominations" -- but that's about it for the time being. "We're putting the finishing touches on it,…

  13. Billboard Bits: MTV VMAs, Keith Jarrett, Scissor Sisters

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MTV will kick off its Video Music Awards festivities on Aug. 29, when All-American Rejects, Rihanna, Chamillionaire, Cartel and New Found Glory perform at a free concert in New York's Battery Park. MTV will kick off its Video Music Awards festivities on Aug. 29, when All-American Rejects…

  14. Aguilera Scores First U.K. No. 1 Album

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Christina Aguilera scored her first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Aug. 20) as "Back to Basics" (RCA) opened at the top of the new sales charts. Christina Aguilera scored her first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Aug. 20) as "Back to Basics" (RCA) opened at the top of the new…

  15. This Day in Music

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Utterly unique, 6'5", 300-pound singer/songwriter Wesley Willis passes away at the age of 40 after a long battle with chronic myelogenous leukemia. The Chicago-based artist underwent eme 2005 - Bob Moog, inventor of his namesake range of synthesizers and…

  16. 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…

  17. Chart Beat

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses the Gin Blossoms, the Killers, George Strait and ladies whose names end with an "a." A VERY SPECIAL BLOSSOMS: For those who have been counting, it's been 10 years, one month and two weeks since the Gin Blossoms appeared on The Billboard 200. The band from Tempe,…

  18. Billboard Bits: Chris Cornell, John Phillips, The Walkmen

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Chris Cornell has tapped Steve Lillywhite (U2, Morrissey) to produce his second solo album, which will be released early next year via Interscope. Chris Cornell has tapped Steve Lillywhite (U2, Morrissey) to produce his second solo album, which will be released early next year via Interscope.…

  19. TV Personality/Singer Mike Douglas Dies At 81

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mike Douglas, who drew on his affable personality and singing talent during 21 years as host of a syndicated television talk show, died today (Aug. 11) on his 81st birthday, his wife said. Mike Douglas, who drew on his affable personality and singing talent during 21 years as host of a…

  20. Vintage Folk Concerts Revived For Three-CD Set

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Vintage previously unreleased performances by Bill Monroe, Mississippi John Hurt, Maybelle Carter, Dock Boggs, Doc Watson and the Stanley Brothers will be heard for the first time on the three-CD set Vintage previously unreleased performances by Bill Monroe, Mississippi John Hurt, Maybelle…

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