1. 'Dancin' Queen

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris shows off multiple sides of his musical personality, Alan Jackson flips the script with Alison Krauss, Janet Jackson looks to the past for new inspiration and the Scissor Sisters keep the par A double-disc live album from rock act My Morning Jacket, "Okonokos" (ATO/RCA). A…

  2. Pearl Jam, Reznor, DMB Help Bridge School Turn 20

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and the Dave Matthews Band will perform alongside Neil Young at the 20th anniversary Bridge School Benefit, to be held Oct. 21-22 at Shoreline Amphitheatre out Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and the Dave Matthews Band will perform…

  3. Death Cab Drafts Leo, Lewis, OK Go For Tour

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Death Cab For Cutie has signed up Ted Leo + the Pharmacists, Jenny Lewis and OK Go as support acts for its fall tour, which begins Oct. 26 in Philadelphia. Death Cab For Cutie has signed up Ted Leo + the Pharmacists, Jenny Lewis and OK Go as support acts for its fall tour, which begins Oct.…

  4. Q&A: Janet Jackson Still In Control

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Super diva. Very few artists can legitimately lay claim to that title. Fewer still can sustain an extraordinary career that, despite a few bumps along the way, has fans anticipating your every move af Super diva. Very few artists can legitimately lay claim to that title. Fewer still can…

  5. Janet's Juggernaut

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson conceived her new Virgin Records release, "20 Y.O." (due Sept. 26), as a celebration of the joyful liberation and history-making musical style of her 1986 breakthrough album, "Control." Don't call it a comeback. Janet Jackson conceived her new Virgin…

  6. 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…

  7. News And Notes From Backstage At The VMAs

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Billboard goes behind the scenes at last night's MTV Video Music Awards in New York to get the latest from Ne-Yo, Rick Ross, Method Man, Mario and more. Billboard goes behind the scenes at last night's MTV Video Music Awards in New York to get the latest scoop from Ne-Yo, Rick Ross,…

  8. Janet Ready To Dance Again On New Album

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson conceived her new album, "20 Y.O.," as a celebration of the joyful liberation and history-making musical style of her 1986 breakthrough album, "Control." Janet Jackson conceived her new album, "20 Y.O.," as a celebration of the joyful liberation and…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Australian rocker Ted Mulry dies in a Sydney hospital, following a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He is 49.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after…

  10. Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov't Mule Round Out Farm Aid Bill

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov't Mule, Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Los Lonely Boys are among the acts that have been added to the lineup for the 20th annual Farm Aid benefit. Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov't Mule, Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Los Lonely Boys are among the…

  11. 'Public' Image

    August 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jessica Simpson this week releases her first post-divorce album, "A Public Affair," which includes the single of the same name. Jessica Simpson this week releases her first post-divorce album, "A Public Affair," which includes the single of the same name. The 12-track Epic…

  12. Lewis & Clarke

    August 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With a sound that recalls Elliott Smith and Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Lewis & Clarke has carved out its own niche thanks to the lush arrangements of its debut, 2005's "Bare Bones and Branches." With a sound that recalls Elliott Smith and Bonnie "Prince"…

  13. This Day in Music

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>It is announced that a 53-year-old Englishwoman by the name of Ingrid Pedersen has declared herself John Lennon's half-sister. "Now at last I can admit who I am - the little sis John lov 2001 - Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of pop star Prince, dies…

  14. 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…

  15. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Blues Traveler bassist Bobby Sheehan is found dead in bed at his New Orleans home. Sheehan, who had recently begun work on a solo project, is 31.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - The Occupational Safety and Health…

  16. Willie Nelson Teams With Ryan Adams For New CD

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Seventy-three-year-old music icon Willie Nelson collaborates with 31-year-old singer/songwriter Ryan Adams on his new album, "Songbird." Due Oct. 31 via Lost Highway, the 11-track set was produced by Seventy-three-year-old music icon Willie Nelson collaborates with 31-year-old…

  17. This Day in Music

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The 7-year-old son of Grammy-winning producer Bill Bottrell falls to his death from a cliff on the Mendocino County coast in Northern California. Bottrell's son, William, wanders away la 2001 - Guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies in Nashville of natural…

  18. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Nat Gonella, one of Britain's most respected jazz trumpeters, dies in Gosport, Hampshire. He is 90. Gonella led one of the most popular dance bands of the '30s and was regarded by some a 2005 - Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the stars of the 1990s…

  19. Star-Packed Jerry Lee Lewis CD Back On Track

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After five years and four different record labels, Jerry Lee Lewis' "Last Man Standing" will arrive Sept. 26 on Jeff Ayeroff's Artists First label. After five years and four different record labels, Jerry Lee Lewis' "Last Man Standing" will arrive Sept. 26…

  20. Top Acts Salute Harry Smith On Four-Disc Set

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The life and work of musicologist Harry Smith will be saluted by acts such as Elvis Costello, Beck, Wilco and Lou Reed on the four-disc boxed set "The Harry Smith Project: Anthology of American Folk M The life and work of musicologist Harry Smith will be saluted on the four-disc boxed…

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