1. Neko Case Crafts Spring Tour

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Neko Case will begin a spring tour March 17 in Austin, Texas, as part of the South by Southwest music festival. Singer/songwriter Neko Case will begin a spring tour March 17 in Austin, Texas, as part of the South by Southwest music festival. The trek comes in support of her…

  2. Billboard Bits: Linkin Park/Jay-Z, Rob Thomas, Sadies

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Linkin Park/Jay-Z, Rob Thomas, Sadies Linkin Park and Jay-Z will perform together Wednesday (Feb. 8) at the Grammy Awards, joining a performance lineup that will also features pairings between Madonna and Gorillaz, U2 and Mary J. Blige, Faith Hill and Keith Urban, Christina Aguilera…

  3. R. Kelly Goes 'Show Biz' For Spring Tour

    February 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Having already brought to life the multiple characters of the epic musical saga "Trapped in the Closet," R. Kelly is putting another twist on his own identity. The veteran R&B artist will hit the Having already brought to life the multiple characters of the epic musical saga …

  4. MAN MAN, "Six Demon Bag"

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Incorporating the whole sea chantey/carnival barker routine can either make or break your act in rock'n'roll. It has done wonders for the careers of Tom Waits, Procol Harum and Tod A. of Firewater/Cop Incorporating the whole sea chantey/carnival barker routine can either make or…

  5. Beyoncé, Slim Thug Battle Their Way To No. 1

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé's "Check on It" featuring Slim Thug rises one rung to claim the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut ends the two-week run of Nelly's "Grillz" featuring Paul Wall and Al Beyoncé's "Check on It" featuring Slim Thug rises…

  6. Sparxxx Hopes Third Album's 'The Charm'

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST With a new label and a new, club-friendly sound, southern rapper Bubba Sparxxx is viewing his third album as a new beginning. With a new label and a new, club-friendly sound, southern rapper Bubba Sparxxx is viewing his third album as a new beginning. "It's like the sun comin'…

  7. Flaming Lips Reveal 'Mystic' Track List

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Due April 4 via Warner Bros., the 12-track set is led by the single "The W.A.N.D.," which is available now from leading digital download stores. The Flaming Lips have set the track list for their upcoming album, " At War With the Mystics ," Billboard.com has learned. Due…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Readers discuss the rebounding singles market, songs with spoken lyrics, discovering Billboard and more with Fred. BORN AGAIN IN THE U.S.A. Dear Fred, As I read the column this week, I started thinking about the amazing rebirth of the single that has occurred in the last year. Here are some…

  9. Anthrax / Jan. 7, 2006 / New York (Nokia Theatre)

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST The moshing wasn't nearly as chaotic at Anthrax's triumphant homecoming gig at New York's new Nokia Theatre. But the true believers still turned out in droves to see the classic Anthrax lineup deliver I was a senior in high school when I first caught Anthrax live. It was in the…

  10. REGIS PHILBIN, "The Regis Philbin Christmas Album"

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST For its intended market, this collection of juiceless standards (and one original) powered by Philbin's surprisingly ineffective voice and inflated by big-band producer Steve Tyrell, is inoffensive en Customers who purchase "The Regis Philbin Christmas Album" at one major…

  11. Isley Brothers Craft 'Baby Makin' Music'

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST R&B icons the Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley a.k.a. "Mr. Biggs" will on March 7 release a new album, "Baby Makin' Music." R&B icons the Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley a.k.a. "Mr. Biggs" will on March 7 release a new album, "Baby…

  12. Keys To The Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST An encyclopedic sourcebook on one of the 20th century's most important artists, "Keys to the Rain" completely chronicles Bob Dylan's recorded work. Author Oliver Trager discusses of all of his officia "Blowin' in the Wind" (Bob Dylan) aka "Blowing in…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses chart weeks, Beyoncé and Trisha Yearwood. 53 CARD PICK-UP Dear Fred: In your Dec. 22, 2005, "Chart Beat" column, you mentioned that, "'Don't Forget About Us' is the eighth No. 1 of 2005 on the Billboard Hot 100. That's the fewest amount of…

  14. Glitter Paid To Ensure Cooperation

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Gary Glitter paid $4,000 to ensure the cooperation in his legal case of the families of Vietnamese girls he is accused of sexually abusing. Gary Glitter paid $4,000 to ensure the cooperation in his legal case of the families of Vietnamese girls he is accused of sexually abusing. The once…

  15. Chart Beat

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mariah ties an Elvis record, 'Georgia' and 'Postman' return to the charts, and American Idols and Madonna are among those making chart news. WHY YOU'LL REMEMBER 'FORGET': It was already Mariah Carey's most successful year on the charts, but she manages…

  16. A Musical Twist

    December 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jamie Foxx began recording "Unpredictable" nearly three years ago between juggling roles in "Stealth," the recently released "Jarhead" and the just-wrapped "Miami Vice." A funny thing happened to Jamie Foxx on the way to starting a music career. Acting…

  17. Foxx Returns To Musical Roots

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Oscar-winning actor returns to music after a 12-year layoff, bolstered by guest turns from Ludacris, Mary J. Blige, Twista and Kanye West. A funny thing happened to Jamie Foxx on the way to starting a music career. Acting on a girlfriend's dare to take the stage during a comedy club&…

  18. Juliet

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Television is addictive, venting is theraputic. September 18 3:18 pm There is a tom cruise movie on now. Come on Jim, you can’t be serious about watching this. I can’t avoid the tv situation because wireless internet only works in the living room. Tom is young and she is hot And the music wow…

  19. Ween / Dec. 2-3, 2005 / Boulder, Colo. (Boulder Theater, Fox Theater)

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a neighboring universe not so far away from this one, Ween are bigger than U2 or Led Zeppelin. Somehow, in our dimension, the duo's transgressive humor and tape-warped vocals have masked their scar In a neighboring universe not so far away from this one, Ween are bigger than U2 or Led…

  20. Secret Machines Set New Album Track List

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock trio Secret Machines has finalized the track list for its second Reprise album, "Ten Silver Drops." Rock trio Secret Machines has finalized the track list for its second Reprise album, "Ten Silver Drops." In the same vein as its nine-song 2004 predecessor, "Now…

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