1. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    March 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST The first solo album since 1984 from Pink Floyd's David Gilmoor, the major-label studio debut from Hasidic reggae rapper Matisyahu, a non-New Pornographers effort from Neko Case and a country music di The Atlantic debut from rapper Juvenile, "Reality Check," featuring…

  2. This Day in Music

    March 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>The Wilkinsons are voted best country group/duo in at Canada's Juno Awards.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Guitarist John McGeoch, who co-founded post-punk outfit Magazine in 1977 and went on to play in Siouxsie &…

  3. Three 6 Mafia Ready To Make Oscar History

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Three 6 Mafia's performance of best original song Academy Award nominee "It's Hard out Here for a Pimp" on Sunday's (March 5) Oscar telecast will mark the first time a rap song has been performed at t Three 6 Mafia's performance of best original song Academy…

  4. This Day in Music

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Tony McCarroll, the drummer fired by British rock band Oasis, settles his legal action against the group - but for far less than the millions legal experts had predicted. Tony McCarroll, 2003 - Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The…

  5. Springsteen Does Seeger On First Covers Album

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Almost exactly a year since the release of his last Columbia studio album, "Devils & Dust," Bruce Springsteen will return April 25 with the first covers album of his career. "We Shall Overcome -- Almost exactly a year since the release of his last Columbia studio album, …

  6. Santana, Hancock Jam At Charity Show

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock joined roots rockers Los Lobos on stage last night (March 1) at the Beverly Hills Hilton during a fundraiser that saluted the guitarist's charity work. Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock joined roots rockers Los Lobos on stage last night (March 1) at the…

  7. upcoming book releases

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST upcoming book releases March Never Enough: The Story of the Cure Jeff Apter (Omnibus) All Yesterday's Parties: The Velvet Underground In Print 1966-1971 Edited by Clinton Heylin (Da Capo) Never Enough: The Story Of The Cure Jeff Apter (Omnibus) Tupac: Death Rap - A Life Barnaby Legg &…

  8. Billboard Bits: Richard Ashcroft, John Fahey, Sia

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Richard Ashcroft, John Fahey, Sia Former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft's third solo album, "Keys to the World," will see belated North American release March 21 via Virgin. The set has been out since last month in the United Kingdom, where it debuted at No. 2 on the…

  9. Campbell Plots First North American Tour

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Scottish chanteuse Isobel Campbell will launch her first North American tour this weekend to coincide with the March 7 release of her V2 debut, "Ballad of the Broken Seas." Scottish chanteuse Isobel Campbell will launch her first North American tour this weekend to coincide with the…

  10. Nelson Appears At Mardi Gras

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Willie Nelson joins in the Mardi Gras fun in New Orleans. Country music icon Willie Nelson throws some beads as he rides in a Mardi Gras parade Feb. 26 in New Orleans. Several parades have been held, marking the first Mardi Gras since Hurricane Katrina devestated the city in the fall. Nelson…

  11. Bocelli, Lavigne, Martin Help Close Winter Games

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, Latin vocalist Ricky Martin and Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne were among those on hand in Torino last night (Feb. 26) to participate in the Italian version of Winter Ol Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, Latin vocalist Ricky Martin and Canadian pop star Avril…

  12. Former Manager Sues The Killers For $16M

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Killers' former manager filed a lawsuit Tuesday (Feb. 21) for at least $16 million against the band members and their current manager, Robert Reynolds. The Killers' former manager filed a lawsuit Tuesday (Feb. 21) for at least $16 million against the band members and their…

  13. New, Veteran Country Acts Land Deals

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST The recent Country Radio Seminar, held in Nashville Feb. 15-17, brought with it a flurry of record deals for country artists both new and established. The recent Country Radio Seminar, held in Nashville Feb. 15-17, brought with it a flurry of record deals for country artists both new and…

  14. T.I. Flies Southern Hip-Hop Flag On CD, Film

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Three days after releasing his fourth album, "King" (Atlantic), Atlanta rapper T.I. will make his film debut in "ATL," also co-starring Big Boi of OutKast. Three days after releasing his fourth album, "King" (Atlantic), Atlanta rapper T.I. will make his film…

  15. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Marilyn Manson files a defamation countersuit against former Spin executive editor Craig Marks. Manson's action is in response to a multimillion-dollar suit Marks filed the month before 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of…

  16. Chart Beat Chat

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Beyonce, CeCe Winans, Jack Johnson, Lifehouse, Kelly Clarkson and more with readers. CHECK ON BEYONCÉ Hi, Fred! Thanks always for your informative and entertaining column! I recall a few years ago when Jennifer Lopez charted with her third Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 ("Ain&…

  17. Franti Preps Album, Film, Book Releases

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Two of the most pivotal and event-filled years in the life of lauded singer/songwriter Michael Franti will culminate in June with the simultaneous release of a new studio disc with Spearhead and a doc Two of the most pivotal and event-filled years in the life of lauded singer/songwriter…

  18. Chart Beat

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson's 'Curious' No. 1, Carrie Underwood's lengthy country run, plus Pink, Wisin and Yandel and other chart tibits. THE MONKEY TIME: Jack Johnson's fourth chart entry on The Billboard 200 is his first to reach pole position. Entering the chart at No. 1 is …

  19. Dear Ryan...

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST A big fan takes stock and asks: 'How much is too much?' Ryan Adams had a very busy 2005. He released three Lost Highway albums, one of which a double-disc, and tailed it with a major tour to support the first, "Cold Roses." Since the balloons have fallen and the glasses of…

  20. Dylan, Simon, DMB Sign On For Jazz Fest

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST The event will be held in its usual location at the city's Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28-30 and May 5-7, despite the ravages of Hurricane Katrina. Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Dave Matthews Band, Jimmy Buffet, Allen Toussaint with Elvis Costello, Lionel Richie, Keith Urban, Ani DiFranco…

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