1. SUNSET RUBDOWN, "Shut Up I Am Dreaming"

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Side projects should be taken with a grain of salt, but in this case Spencer Krug's Sunset Rubdown is one worthy of investigation. Side projects should be taken with a grain of salt, but in this case Spencer Krug's Sunset Rubdown is one worthy of investigation. Krug's "…

  2. Snoop Dogg Accepts Blame In Heathrow Flap

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg has accepted responsibility for using "threatening words or behavior" in a brawl last month at London's Heathrow Airport. Snoop Dogg has accepted responsibility for using "threatening words or behavior" in a brawl last month at London's Heathrow…

  3. Kid Rock Taping DVD In Motor City

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fans attending Kid Rock's home town Detroit concerts at the Palace of Auburn Hills this weekend just might end up on film. Fans attending Kid Rock's home town Detroit concerts at the Palace of Auburn Hills this weekend just might end up on film. Rock -- who recorded his recent…

  4. Petty Fights Back Against Scalpers

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty and his fans are fighting back against scalpers who used the artist's fan club to score tickets to an upcoming run of shows with Pearl Jam in St. Paul, Minn. Some 600 tickets purchased via a Tom Petty and his fans are fighting back against scalpers who used the artist's…

  5. Snoop Dogg Faces London Police

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg flew into London Wednesday for a meeting with police after getting involved in a brawl at Heathrow Airport last month. Snoop Dogg flew into London Wednesday for a meeting with police after getting involved in a brawl at Heathrow Airport last month. The 34-year-old rapper and five…

  6. Ask Billboard

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Toni Childs, Paula Cole, the RIAA, Nielsen SoundScan and Ricky Martin. UNION FIRE Hi Keith, I was curious if you could give me sales figures for two artists, Toni Childs and Paula Cole, who have each released three albums. I realize that Toni Child&…

  7. DMX Eyeing August For Sony Urban Debut

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rapper DMX has set an Aug. 1 release for his first project in a three-album deal with Sony Urban, "Year of the Dog, Again." The Scott Storch-produced single "Lord Give Me a Sign" is at radio and iTune Rapper DMX has set an Aug. 1 release for his first project in a three…

  8. Billboard Bits: MTV Movie Awards, Grant-Lee Phillips, Joseph Arthur

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV Movie Awards, Grant-Lee Phillips, Joseph Arthur Christina Aguilera and AFI are the first artists confirmed to perform at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards, to be taped June 3 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif. Aguilera will perform an as-yet-unannounced track from her next…

  9. Roger Waters Revisits The 'Dark Side'

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT An exclusive Billboard Q&A with the former Pink Floyd fronman about the album that changed his band forever and made his wife cry. This week, Pink Floyd's landmark album "Dark Side of the Moon" notches a significant milestone: 1,500 weeks on the Billboard charts (The…

  10. T.I. Resuming Tour In New Orleans

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, will also reschedule an appearance that had been set for Wednesday in St. Louis, according to his Grand Hustle label. T.I. plans to resume his U.S. tour Tuesday (May 9) in New Orleans, a week after the fatal shooting of his personal assistant and the…

  11. Floyd's 'Dark Side' Celebrates Chart Milestone

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT On March 17, 1973, a band in musical transition named Pink Floyd hit the Top 200 chart with the release of its new album, "Dark Side of the Moon." It entered the chart at No. 95, the top debut that we On March 17, 1973, a band in musical transition named Pink Floyd hit the Top 200…

  12. Cheap Trick Roars Back On 'Rockford'

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock act Cheap Trick will return on June 6 with "Rockford," an album named after the Illinois town that birthed the group over three decades ago. Veteran rock act Cheap Trick will return on June 6 with "Rockford," an album named after the Illinois town that birthed…

  13. The Dears 'Gang' Up For New Album

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Canadian rock act the Dears is eyeing an August release for its next spinART album, "Gang of Losers." Canadian rock act the Dears is eyeing an August release for its next spinART album, "Gang of Losers." One new track, "Fear Made the World Go Round," can be…

  14. This Day in Music

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>A bill is introduced in the Michigan state legislature that would regulate concert attendance by minors under the age of 18. SB 1000 would give local governments in Michigan the authorit 2005 - Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite lead the field with three trophies…

  15. Bambino CD Inaugurating Roc La Familia

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton artist Hector "El Father" Bambino's debut album will be the first release on Def Jam's new world music imprint Roc La Familia. Reggaeton artist Hector "El Father" Bambino's debut album will be the first release on Def Jam's new world music…

  16. Claypool Scores With Book, Jam Band Mockumentary

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The book, "South of the Pumphouse," is due in July via Akashic Books, while the movie, "Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo," has been making the rounds at film festivals in recent months. Between finishing a new studio album and regular touring, Primus bassist/vocalist…

  17. Daz Feeling 'Gangsta' On So So Def Debut

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rapper/producer Daz Dillinger, one-half of Tha Dogg Pound, will on Aug. 1 release his So So Def/Virgin debut "So So Gangsta." Rapper/producer Daz Dillinger, one-half of Tha Dogg Pound, will on Aug. 1 release his So So Def/Virgin debut "So So Gangsta." The set features…

  18. This Day in Music

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>The Neville Brothers, the Dixie Cups, Allen Toussaint and Professor Longhair are inducted into the New Orleans Musical Walk of Fame.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made,…

  19. Houston Rapper Big Hawk Shot To Death

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Big Hawk, a rapper whose self-titled 2001 album reached No. 45 on Billboard's Top Rap Albums chart, was shot to death last night (May 1) in Houston, police said. Big Hawk, a rapper whose self-titled 2001 album reached No. 45 on Billboard's Top Rap Albums chart, was shot to death…

  20. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival / April 28-30, 2006 / New Orleans (Fair Grounds)

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For the 37th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the cherished annual roots and rock gathering that almost didn't happen, emotions were as turbulent as the floodwaters that ravaged this historic c For the 37th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the cherished annual roots and…

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