1. Billboard Bits: Dirty Pretty Things, Dulli/Lanegan, Chuck Berry

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Dirty Pretty Things, Dulli/Lanegan, Chuck Berry "Waterloo to Anywhere," the debut album from ex-Libertines principal Carl Barat's new band Dirty Pretty Things, will be released Aug. 1 in North America via Interscope. The set has been out since last month internationally…

  2. Jurassic 5 Nabs DMB, Mos Def For New Album

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop outfit Jurassic 5 will release its first album in four years, "Feedback," July 25 via Interscope. The set is led by the single "Work It Out," which features the Dave Matthews Band, while "Wher Hip-hop outfit Jurassic 5 will release its first album in four…

  3. Billboard Bits: Ziggy Marley, McCarren Park Pool, Peter Gammons

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Ziggy Marley, McCarren Park Pool, Peter Gammons Target will be the exclusive U.S. retailer for Ziggy Marley's second solo album, "Love Is My Religion," due July 4 via Tuff Gong Worldwide. The deal marks Marley's first independent release without employing the…

  4. 6 Questions With Joan Jett

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Joan Jett still loves rock'n'roll, and she'll show her fans just how much this summer when she headlines the Vans Warped tour. The festival dates come in conjunction with the release of "Sinner," the Joan Jett still loves rock'n'roll, and she'll show…

  5. Dixie Chicks' 'Long Way' Nests In At No. 1

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For the third time in their career, the Dixie Chicks roost on the top of The Billboard 200. The Columbia album "Taking the Long Way" tallied 526,000 copies in its first week of U.S. sales, according t For the third time in their career, the Dixie Chicks roost on the top of The…

  6. Memories Of Montreux

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the Montreux Jazz Festival marks its 40th anniversary June 30-July 15, Billboard asked musicians and executives for their memories of Montreux and its illustrious founder, Claude Nobs. As the Montreux Jazz Festival marks its 40th anniversary June 30-July 15, Billboard asked musicians and…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>The British punk revivalist band Manic Street Preachers refuse to play a concert to mark the opening of Wales' parliament because Queen Elizabeth II is present. The Welsh group has vowed 2004 - Toby Keith is the big winner at the 39th annual Academy of Country…

  8. Chart Beat

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in eight years and nine months, a song on the Motown imprint is No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100, along with news about Nelly Furtado and Depeche Mode. WHO WANTS TO BE A CHAMILLIONAIRE: For the first time in eight years and nine months, a song on the Motown imprint is No. 1…

  9. Latifah Finds 'Support' For HBO Telefilm

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Queen Latifah has signed on to star in HBO Films' "Life Support," a telefilm that centers on the HIV crisis in the black community. Queen Latifah has signed on to star in HBO Films' "Life Support," a telefilm that centers on the HIV crisis in the black community.…

  10. Chili's Warm To No. 1 Album Post Again

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A week after making its first No. 1 appearance on The Billboard 200, Red Hot Chili Peppers linger for another frame at the top of the chart with "Stadium Arcadium." The feat is accomplished even thoug A week after making its first No. 1 appearance on The Billboard 200, Red Hot Chili…

  11. Sasha Plans Live DJ Mixes

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT On-site concert recording and distribution provider Instant Live has teamed with British electronic DJ/producer Sasha to release a completely live, legally sanctioned DJ mix. The two-hour-plus, two-di On-site concert recording and distribution provider Instant Live has teamed with British…

  12. Bublé Plots U.S. Summer Trek

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Canadian vocalist Michael Bublé has lined up a string of U.S. tour dates this summer. The one-month trek kicks off June 22 in Madison, Wis., and includes a mix of arenas and amphitheaters. Canadian vocalist Michael Bublé has lined up a string of U.S. tour dates this summer. The one-month trek…

  13. Eurovision: Finally, Finland Finishes First

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's something most Eurovision fans never thought they would live to see: Finland has won the Eurovision Song Contest. It's something most Eurovision fans never thought they would live to see: Finland has won the Eurovision Song Contest. Heavy-metal monster-attired rock group Lordi…

  14. 'Person' To Person

    May 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Amidst ephemera of all sorts stored in a room behind his recording studio, Johnny Cash kept hundreds of tapes. Within that trove was a set marked "Personal File," which turned out to be a pot of gold. Amidst ephemera of all sorts stored in a room behind his recording studio, Johnny…

  15. Chart Beat Chat

    May 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses the 4 “Ws” in country, discrepancies in methodology, Rihanna and some of the biggest climbs yet this year. JOURNALISM 101 Hi Fred, I've always enjoyed your column and wanted to drop you a line to point out a chart oddity on the Hot Country Songs chart. The four most recent…

  16. Yusuf Islam Album Due This Fall

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Yusuf Islam, the 1960s and 70s pop-rock singer-songwriter formerly known as Cat Stevens, is returning with an album of new songs this fall. Released through Polydor Records, it will mark his first mai As tipped here in March , Yusuf Islam, the 1960s and 70s pop-rock singer-songwriter formerly…

  17. Billboard Bits: Breaking Benjamin, 'Radiodread,' Radio Birdman

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Breaking Benjamin, 'Radiodread' and Radio Birdman stories. Breaking Benjamin will release their third full-length effort, "Phobia," on Aug. 8 via Hollywood Records. The Pennsylvanian quartet tapped David Bendeth, who helmed their 2004 sophomore set "We Are Not Alone,…

  18. Compilation Previews Summer Warped Tour

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In keeping with tradition, SideOneDummy Records will be releasing a two-disc 2006 Warped Tour compilation just over a week before the annual traveling punk/hard rock fest kicks off. In keeping with tradition, SideOneDummy Records will be releasing a two-disc 2006 Warped Tour compilation just…

  19. Hard Work Pays Off For Tool's 'Days'

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The members of Tool had a credo when they formed the band 16 years ago: "substance over style, art over image." The four men of Tool -- anonymous band members behind vaguely androgynous frontman Maynard James Keenan -- had a credo when they formed the band 16 years ago: "…

  20. Guests Join Alice In Chains At Free Show

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A reformed Alice In Chains played a free show in its Seattle hometown yesterday (May 16) with help from such local heroes as former Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil and Heart principal Ann Wilson. A reformed Alice In Chains played a free show in its Seattle hometown yesterday (May 16) with…

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