1. Timberlake Earns First No. 1 Album With 'FutureSex'

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a major week for new releases, Justin Timberlake's "FutureSex/LoveSounds" (Jive) rises to the top of The Billboard 200 with 684,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's In a major week for new releases, Justin Timberlake's "…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Robyn, "Diamonds," Janet Jackson and more! THE GIRL WONDER Hey Fred, In response to the reader who was asking about Robyn, I wanted to make sure he knew that Robyn's album "Robyn" (which features "Be Mine!") is currently…

  3. Powerman 5000

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Has anyone out there ever heard of Maplewood, MN? Well, neither had I but let me say that the show at the Rock may have topped them all so far. Alright, let's see…September 13th. Six shows deep and things are going well. All three Iowa shows were a success, each more rockin' than…

  4. Moby Compiles His 'Best' For Two-Disc Set

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Moby has set an Oct. 24 release for the V2 collection "Go: The Very Best Of," which will include a disc of hits and a second featuring remixes. The album features the previously unreleased "New York, Moby has set an Oct. 24 release for the V2 collection "Go: The Very Best…

  5. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake brings "sexy" back in a big way, John Mayer steeps his new album in soul, R.E.M. raids its archives and rock is on display via new projects from Peter Frampton and the Black Keys in The Interscope debut from acclaimed New York underground rock act TV On The Radio, …

  6. 37OnTV

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 11-17, 2006. MONDAY, SEPT. 11 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Jessica Simpson, Storm Large (also scheduled: Ron Livingston). "The View," ABC Featured Artist(s): Beyoncé. "Canadian Country Music Awards,…

  7. Classic Duran Duran Videos Hitting The Web

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For the first time, Duran Duran's glamorous, bold and sometimes risque catalog of music videos will be made available as digital downloads beginning next month. For the first time, Duran Duran's glamorous, bold and sometimes risque catalog of music videos will be made available as…

  8. Atlantic To Issue New Yusuf Islam Album

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic Records is eyeing a November release for Yusuf Islam's first album of pop music in 28 years in tandem with his own Ya imprint. Atlantic Records is eyeing a November release for Yusuf Islam's first album of pop music in 28 years in tandem with his own Ya imprint. As…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>R&B artist Erma Franklin, who sang backup for her better-known sister Aretha, dies of cancer in Detroit. She is 64.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the…

  10. Electric Picnic Festival / Sept. 1-3, 2006 / Co. Laois, Ireland (Stradbally Estate)

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT There are now more outdoor music festivals in Ireland than you can shake a muddy shoe at. But if they're approaching saturation point, there will always be room for the Electric Picnic, which, over th There are now more outdoor music festivals in Ireland than you can shake a muddy shoe…

  11. Arctic Monkeys Win U.K.'s Mercury Prize

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Arctic Monkeys have won the 2006 Nationwide Mercury Prize, the "album of the year" award for British and Irish acts. The act's debut set, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" (Domino), The Arctic Monkeys have won the 2006 Nationwide Mercury…

  12. Stevens Salutes Christmas With Boxed Set

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In the midst of a prolific release schedule, Sufjan Stevens managed to spend one week almost every year to record an EP of Christmas songs as a gift for family and friends. In the midst of a prolific release schedule, Sufjan Stevens managed to spend one week almost every year to record an EP…

  13. This Day in Music

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Sir Georg Solti, the Hungarian-born conductor who led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to international fame as its music director for more than 20 years dies at the age of 84.<br clear="n 2002 - Country icon Willie Nelson is forced to halt a show at TJ's…

  14. 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…

  15. 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 "…

  16. 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,…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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&…

  20. 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…

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