1. Calexico / Jan. 24, 2006 / New York (Joe's Pub)

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST The packed house at Joe's Pub, mostly poor-looking rich hipsters guzzling down $12 boutique drinks, looked like the farthest cry from the border town banditos who come to mind when you listen to a Cal The packed house at Joe's Pub, mostly poor-looking rich hipsters guzzling down $12…

  2. Stipe Covers Arthur Song For Katrina Relief

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has recorded singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur's "In the Sun" for a digital EP, proceeds from which will benefit Mercy Corps' efforts to rebuild New Orleans neighborhoods d R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has recorded singer/songwriter Joseph…

  3. Manson Seeks Support For Carroll Film

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rocker Marilyn Manson is heading to Berlin's European Film Market, which runs from Feb. 9-19, to drum up financial support for his directorial debut, "Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll." Rocker Marilyn Manson is heading to Berlin's European Film Market, which…

  4. Billboard Bits: Daft Punk, Van Morrison, Elf Power

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Daft Punk, Van Morrison, Elf Power In what will be a rare live appearance in the United States, French techno duo Daft Punk has joined the lineup for the 2006 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. The group didn't play any shows in North America in support of its 2005…

  5. All-Stars To Celebrate Les Paul In L.A.

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Merle Haggard, Buddy Guy and Alison Krauss are among the guests who will join Les Paul Feb. 7 in Los Angeles for a celebration of the guitar legend's 90th birthday. Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Merle Haggard, Buddy Guy and Alison Krauss are among the guests who…

  6. DRUGS ARE NICE: A Post-Punk Memoir

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Alt-culture celeb Carver's debut memoir asks: What comes next when you've lived more by the age of 20 then most people have in their whole lives? Alt-culture celeb Carver's debut memoir asks: What comes next when you've lived more by the age of 20 then most people have in…

  7. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Travis Tritt performs at the Republican Texas Senators Ball in Washington, D.C., part of the festivities surrounding the inauguration of President-elect George W. Bush. Tritt supported B 2004 - Dancehall rapper Beenie Man suffers broken ribs and a broken nose in a…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses chart fans, 'bullets,' his love of Swedish music and a lot more with readers this week. IRAQ (SO FAR AWAY) Was there a watershed moment when the Billboard charts became a fan tool as well as an industry tool? I often read you patiently explain that the charts exist…

  9. Billy Joel: The Life & Times Of An Angry Young Man

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Successful, volatile, creative, self—aware and self—destructive, singer—songwriter Billy Joel's life reads like a popular novel. Hank Bordowitz's "Billy Joel: The Life & Times of an Angry Yo Doesn't Matter What They Say in the Papers Late in the winter of 1980, ads…

  10. This Day in Music

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1993 - </b>Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie dies in an Englewood, N.J., hospital after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 75. The jazz legend received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1989 fr 1999 - French Jazz piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani dies in New York following…

  11. Billboard Bits: Santana, Hallyday, Obie Trice

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Santana, Hallyday, Obie Trice Santana is the first act confirmed to play the second Rock In Rio -- Lisbon festival, set for May 26-27 and June 2-4 at Bela Vista Park. The massive event was staged in Brazil in 1985, 1991 and 2001 and moved last year to Lisbon, where organizers say it…

  12. Billboard Bits: Songwriters Hall, Big & Rich, Pretty Girls Make Graves

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Canadian Songwriters Hall, Big & Rich, Pretty Girls Make Graves Willie Nelson, k.d. lang, and Rufus Wainwright are among the performers tapped to perform Feb. 5 at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Third Annual Gala in Toronto. The event will be broadcast nationally on both…

  13. Tests To Determine If Skull Is Mozart's

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Have scientists found Mozart's skull? Researchers say they'll reveal the results of DNA tests in a documentary airing Sunday (Jan. 8) on Austrian television as part of a year of celebratory events mar Have scientists found Mozart's skull? Researchers say they'll reveal the…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1982 - </b>Jamaica issues a Bob Marley commemorative stamp.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - The world's oldest active conductor, Takashi Asahina, the musical director of the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra dies at the age of 93. 2000…

  15. Connick, Marsalis Aid Big Easy Musicians' Village

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis have teamed with Habitat for Humanity New Orleans Area to build a Musicians' Village in the city. Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis have teamed with Habitat for Humanity New Orleans Area to build a Musicians' Village in the city. The…

  16. Celine Dion: For Keeps

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST More than an authorized biography, Jenna Glatzer's "Celine Dion: For Keeps" draws on the artist's personal archives, compiling photographs and mementoes from throughout her career. In addition to new Some of her producers say that it's actually a danger to have talent…

  17. Billboard Bits: Widespread Panic, Underworld, Harmer

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Widespread Panic, Underworld, Harmer Widespread Panic will close out 2005 with a Dec. 30-31 run at Atlanta's Philips Arena and will also drop by the city's Roxy Theatre for a Dec. 29 benefit for Tunes for Tots. Tickets for that gig go on sale Saturday (Dec. 3), with all…

  18. This Day in Music

    November 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1997 - </b>The sixth album from late rapper 2Pac, "R U Still Down? (Remember Me)," is released posthumously.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Kenny Chesney ends his 2000 tour with a sold out concert in Johnson City, Tenn.…

  19. A Queens' Ransom

    November 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Queens Of The Stone Age's summer shows at the London venues Brixton Academy and Koko make up the bulk of the live CD/DVD "Over the Years and Through the Woods," due this week via Interscope. Queens Of The Stone Age's summer shows at the London venues Brixton Academy and…

  20. This Day in Music

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>EMI Music Distribution begins offering retailers a $3 rebate on each unit sold of the latest Garth Brooks album "In... The Life Of Chris Gaines," in order to boost sales. In exchange for 2004 - French film score composer Michel Colombier dies at his home in…

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