1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss artists with multiple No. 1s in a single year, Madonna and single-word song titles. Fred and his readers discuss artists with multiple No. 1s in a single year, Madonna and single-word song titles. NO REPEATS Hi Fred, I read your columns every week and really enjoy…

  2. Matisyahu Hits The Road With Gomez, Polyphonic Spree

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hasidic reggae rapper Matisyahu will hit the road this fall for U.S. dates with the Polyphonic Spree and Gomez. The trek begins Sept. 3 in Denver and runs through a Sept. 20 appearance at Nashville's Hasidic reggae rapper Matisyahu will hit the road this fall for U.S. dates with the…

  3. Mindy McCready Testifies In DUI Trial

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Country singer Mindy McCready testified today (July 18) in Nashville that she thought police pulled her over to "give her a hard time" -- not because they thought she was driving under the influence. Country singer Mindy McCready testified today (July 18) in Nashville that she…

  4. Yorke Vies With Monkeys For Mercury Prize

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Only eight days after its release, Radiohead frontman Thom Yoke's solo debut "The Eraser" (XL) was installed today (July 18) as the bookmakers' joint favorite for the 2006 Nationwide Mercury Prize alo Only eight days after its release, Radiohead frontman Thom Yoke's…

  5. 29OnTV

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 17-23, 2006. MONDAY, JULY 17 "One Life To Live," ABC Featured artist(s): Jeannie Ortega. "Lil' Wayne Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Lil' Wayne, Robin Thicke. "Larry King Live," CNN Featured artist(s): Sheryl…

  6. This Day in Music

    July 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>26-year-old Karen Manders dies from injuries sustained from a 30-foot fall from a barrier at an overcrowded free concert in Brighton, England, headlined by Fatboy Slim.<br clear="none"/> 2005 - The Intonation Music Festival opens its gates at Chicago&…

  7. Basement Jaxx Scratches New 'Itch'

    July 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran electronica duo Basement Jaxx will return Sept. 12 with is new album, "Crazy Itch Radio." The 14-track XL Recordings set is the follow-up to 2003's "Kish Kash," which debuted at No. 2 on Billb Veteran electronica duo Basement Jaxx will return Sept. 12 with is…

  8. Ludacris Digs Deep On 'Release Therapy'

    July 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Ludacris has set a Sept. 26 relese date for his ambitious new album, "Release Therapy." The Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam set will be preceded by the single "Money Maker," which arrives Monday ( Rapper Ludacris has set a Sept. 26 relese date for his ambitious new…

  9. This Day in Music

    July 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Skip Battin, former bassist for the Byrds and other notable country-rock bands of the '70s and '80s, dies near Palm Springs, Calif., of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He is 69. 2005 - A bus carrying performers bound for the Denver stop on the…

  10. Unreleased Cash Duet Bolsters Jennings Box

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A previously unreleased duet with Johnny Cash is among the special tracks to be found on the Waylon Jennings boxed set "Nashville Rebel," due Sept. 26 via RLG Nashville/Legacy. A previously unreleased duet with Johnny Cash is among the special tracks to be found on the Waylon…

  11. Commodores Member Milan Williams Dies

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, died yesterday (July 9) at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer. He was 58. Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, died yesterday (July 9) at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer…

  12. 27OnTV

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 10-16, 2006. MONDAY, JULY 10 "TRL," MTV Featured artist(s): Teddy Geiger, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ne-Yo. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): The Fray (also featured: Michael Douglas, John Witherspoon). "The…

  13. Kasting A Wide Net

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT OutKast duo Antwan Patton and Andre Benjamin are sitting in a suite at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills picking at pancakes. They need to figure out the track listing for their upcoming soundtr OutKast duo Antwan Patton and Andre Benjamin are sitting in a suite at the Four Seasons…

  14. Phinally! Pharrell Makes Up His 'Mind'

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pharrell Williams' solo debut, "In My Mind," has had almost as many release dates as a cat has lives. First slated to street last November, then December, then early 2006, then April, the Star Trak/In Pharrell Williams' solo debut, "In My Mind," has had almost as…

  15. Timberlake Aiming To Push Boundaries Of Pop

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake wants to push the boundaries of pop music with his new album, "FutureSex/LoveSounds," due Sept. 12 via Jive. "I realize that I have a platform to push the sound of pop music. That's Justin Timberlake wants to push the boundaries of pop music with his new…

  16. Leak Bumps Lupe Fiasco Album To August

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Originally due June 27, Lupe Fiasco's debut album, "Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor," will now arrive Aug. 29 via 1st and 15th/Atlantic. The disc, which is co-executive-produced by Jay-Z, had been she Originally due June 27, Lupe Fiasco's debut album, " Lupe…

  17. Chart Beat

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Katharine McPhee, India.Arie, "Superman" and more! 'RAINBOW' CONNECTION: "The Wizard of Oz" had its world premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood on Aug. 15, 1939. Exactly 65 years and 11 months later, one of the songs from that…

  18. New Album On The Way From Yet Another New Fall

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Although a hastily recruited new lineup has only been in place for a few weeks, British post-punk pioneers the Fall are already halfway finished with a new album. Although a hastily recruited new lineup has only been in place for a few weeks, British post-punk pioneers the Fall are already…

  19. This Day in Music

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1991 - </b>Van Halen's "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's pop album chart.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Jimmie Lee Robinson, a Chicago blues stalwart known for his pointed lyrics and…

  20. India.Arie's 'Testimony' Debuts At No. 1

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT India.Arie earns her first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with Universal Motown's "Testimony: Vo. 1, Life & Relationship." The set sold 161,000 copies in its first week in the United States, according India.Arie earns her first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with Universal Motown&…

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