1. This Day in Music

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>James Louis "J.J." Johnson, the father of modern jazz trombone, dies at home in Indianapolis of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had been suffering from prostate cancer. He i 2004 - One of the most respected groups to emerge from the 1980s…

  2. Townshend Reaffirms Who Album, Tour Plans

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST "There will be a tour," he insisted. "We already have European festival dates slotted in June and July." Pete Townshend took to his official Web site yesterday (Feb. 1) to squash rumors that the Who's planned 2006 tour might not get off the ground after all. "…

  3. Update: Tool Joins Depeche Mode As Coachella Headliner

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tool will join Depeche Mode as the headliners for the 2006 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which will be held April 29-30 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Tool performed at the first Tool will join Depeche Mode as the headliners for the 2006 Coachella Valley Music & Arts…

  4. Me, You And Everyone We Know

    January 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pop/rock act Train returns this week with "For Me, It's You," its first new studio album in two-and-a-half years. The 13-track Columbia release was produced by longtime collaborator Brendan O'Brien an Pop/rock act Train returns this week with "For Me, It's You,…

  5. This Day in Music

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Blues drummer S.P. Leary dies at the age of 67 of complications from cancer. During his half-century-long career, the Texas-born musician supported such performers as T-Bone Walker, Mudd 2003 - U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles'…

  6. 50 Cent Sued For Copyright Infringement

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rapper 50 Cent stole some of the lyrics for his 2003 hit "In Da Club" from a song by former 2 Live Crew frontman Luther Campbell, an attorney claims in a lawsuit. Rapper 50 Cent stole some of the lyrics for his 2003 hit "In Da Club" from a song by former 2 Live Crew…

  7. 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…

  8. Indie Rockers Sign On For Arthurball, No Fun Fest

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST A host of notable names have signed on for two upcoming indie-centric music festivals. A host of notable names have signed on for two upcoming indie-centric music festivals. First up is the inaugural Arthurball, which will be held Feb. 25-26 at the Echo and Ex-Plex in Los Angeles. The event…

  9. Seether Reteams With Shinedown On Snocore Trek

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nearly three years removed from touring with Shinedown, Seether couldn't resist hitting the road with the band again on the upcoming Winterfresh SnoCore tour. Nearly three years removed from touring with Shinedown, Seether couldn't resist hitting the road with the band again on the…

  10. Doherty Pleads Guilty To Drug Possession

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Babyshambles lead singer Pete Doherty pleaded guilty today (Jan. 11) to possessing heroin and cocaine. Babyshambles lead singer Pete Doherty pleaded guilty today (Jan. 11) to possessing heroin and cocaine. The 26-year-old rocker was greeted by dozens of photographers and reporters and a small…

  11. VARIOUS ARTISTS, "Elton John's Christmas Party"

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST DJ E-Pro selects his Christmas time favorites on this sprawling, inclusive 21-song mixtape, the sort of thing best enjoyed with a nice hot cocoa or a coffee. DJ E-Pro selects his Christmas time favorites on this sprawling, inclusive 21-song mixtape, the sort of thing best enjoyed with a nice…

  12. Pete Doherty To Face Drug Charges

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty, best known for his on-off relationship with supermodel Kate Moss, has been charged with possession of cocaine and heroin, British police said today (Jan. 10). Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty, best known for his on-off relationship with supermodel Kate…

  13. This Day in Music

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Melissa Etheridge ends speculation about the paternity of the children the rock star shares with partner Julie Cypher, when she announces that David Crosby is the children's father.<br c 2003 - Thomas D. Mottola, who spent 14 years at the helm of Sony Music…

  14. Fall Out Boy Readies First Headlining Arena Tour

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST It has been a slow and steady climb to Chicago rock group Fall Out Boy's first North American headlining arena tour. It has been a slow and steady climb to Chicago rock group Fall Out Boy's first North American headlining arena tour. The best new artist Grammy nominees' major…

  15. On TV

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 2-8, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 2 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Willie Nelson. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Ginuwine (also scheduled: Tea Leoni, Enrique Murciano). "Inked: Rockers & Ribbons," A&E…

  16. TIME WON'T LET ME

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST This rock-'n'-roll novel about the reunion of a New England garage band has a promising premise, but an off-key execution. This rock-'n'-roll novel about the reunion of a New England garage band has a promising premise, but an off-key execution. Scheft (The Ringer, 2002)…

  17. Chart Beat

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chart news about Mariah Carey, Kristine W, James Blunt and Nelly, as well as Fred's top singles and albums of the year. GIFT-WRAPPED: For the first time in the short history of Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart, a track that is not a current hit ranks No. 1. The 11-year-old song …

  18. Emerson Drive Seeks Midas Touch

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Three-month-old Nashville indie label Midas Records has signed the Canadian country band Emerson Drive as its flagship act. Three-month-old Nashville indie label Midas Records has signed the Canadian country band Emerson Drive as its flagship act. The group, which previously spent five years…

  19. Adkins Nabs Morgan, Gracin For 'Honky Tonk Badonkadonk'

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Trace Adkins has announced his plans for the 2006 Honky Tonk Badonkadonk tour, which kicks off in January. Trace Adkins has announced his plans for the 2006 Honky Tonk Badonkadonk tour, which kicks off early in the New Year. Tapping Craig Morgan and Josh Gracin as trading openers, the tour…

  20. OnTV

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 5-11, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artists: Clay Aiken, Tony Bennett, Tina Turner (also scheduled: Gisele Bundchen, Adam Rodriguez, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show,"…

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