1. Everything I'm Cracked Up To Be: A Rock & Roll Fairy Tale

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a series of dizzying, hilarious, heartbreaking snapshots, Jen Trynin captures what it's like to be catapulted to the edge of rock stardom, only to plummet back down to earth. "Everything I'm Cracke "With plenty to say and ample musical gifts with which to say it, Boston…

  2. Amos Rounds Up Videos For DVD

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Videos spanning Tori Amos' solo career will be found on the two-DVD set "The Video Collection: Fade to Red." Videos spanning Tori Amos' solo career will be found on the two-DVD set "The Video Collection: Fade to Red." Due Feb. 14 via Rhino, the set also features…

  3. Pink Asserts Vitality On New Album

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pink will release her next album, "I'm Not Dead," April 4 via LaFace. The Dave Meyers-directed video for first single "Stupid Girl" will premiere Thursday (Jan. 26) on the MTV broadband network Overdr Pop vocalist Pink will release her next album, "I'm Not…

  4. Ask Billboard

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Julia Fordham, Pink, Destiny's Child and TLC. SEEKING JULIA Hi Keith, I am huge fan of Julia Fordham's work. Her last three albums -- "Concrete Love," "That's Life" and "That's Live" are all great -- as…

  5. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Newcomer Nelly Furtado grabs five 2001 Juno Awards nominations for her debut album, "Whoa Nelly!"<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at the…

  6. Arctic Monkeys, Hard-Fi Rule U.K. Charts

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST New British rock bands rule the new U.K. sales charts, with Arctic Monkeys notching their second straight singles chart-topper and Hard-Fi ascending to No. 1 with its first album. After a surprise No. New British rock bands rule the new U.K. sales charts, with Arctic Monkeys notching their…

  7. LADY SOVEREIGN, "Vertically Challenged"

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z's latest project is this elfin 19-year-old northwest Londoner, whose cheeky spitball of an EP, "Vertically Challenged," indicates that, as Def Jam president, he's certainly casting his net wide. Jay-Z's latest project is this elfin 19-year-old northwest Londoner…

  8. Keys Crossing Over Into TV, Film

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys is branching outside of music, with upcoming projects in film and television and a newly formed production company with her longtime manager, Jeff Robinson. Alicia Keys is branching outside of music, with upcoming projects in film and television and a newly formed production…

  9. 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…

  10. Fagen Forging Ahead With Solo Tour

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Steely Dan principal Donald Fagen will begin his first-ever solo tour March 1 in New Brunswick, N.J. Steely Dan principal Donald Fagen will begin his first-ever solo tour March 1 in New Brunswick, N.J. At deadline, 18 dates were on tap through March 28 in Oakland, Calif. The trek comes in…

  11. This Day in Music

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>As in previous years, Hong Kong and Taiwan acts dominate the sixth annual Channel V Music Awards, held in Beijing. Hong Kong's Andy Lau is named most well-received singer, while Faye Won 2005 - Tenacious D drafts a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at…

  12. This Day in Music

    January 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Mel "Sporty Spice" Chisholm, drum'n'bass artist Goldie, and Everything But The Girl's Ben Watt are among the pop glitterati whose donated sneakers hit the auction block running. The foot 2000 - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City…

  13. 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…

  14. Classic Cheap Trick Albums To Be Reissued

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST The classic Cheap Trick albums "Dream Police" and "All Shook Up" will be reissued in expanded form March 7 via Epic/Legacy. The classic Cheap Trick albums "Dream Police" and "All Shook Up" will be reissued in expanded form March 7 via Epic/Legacy. The…

  15. Oakenfold Feeling 'Lively' On New CD

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold will release his next artist album, "A Lively Mind," April 11 via Maverick. Superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold will release his next artist album, "A Lively Mind," April 11 via Maverick. Oakenfold recruited the guest vocal talents of singer/actress…

  16. Keys, Simmons Bringing Projects To TV

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST UPN, riding high with its new Chris Rock sitcom "Everybody Hates Chris," has joined forces with Grammy-winning R&B singer Alicia Keys to develop a drama loosely based on her childhood. UPN, riding high with its new Chris Rock sitcom "Everybody Hates Chris," has joined…

  17. Chart Beat

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nelly returns to the top of the Hot 100 for a fourth time, Carrie Underwood notches a pair of country No. 1s and new Billboard charts are among this week's topics. 'GRILLZ' GONE WILD: A surprise 5-1 move carries Nelly to the top of The Billboard Hot 100. "Grillz" …

  18. Billy Joel / Jan. 10, 2006 / Jacksonville, Fla. (Veterans Memorial Arena)

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Next phase, new wave, Broadway-pop, cinematic epics, sped-rapped history lessons: Billy Joel has brought many things to many people over his three-plus decades, though he insists he's sticking by the No longer the angry young man but a gray, assured and fiery one, Billy Joel, in his…

  19. The Morning After Girls

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Morning After Girls guitarist/vocalist Martin B. Sleeman cannot wait to leave Australia again, and he means it in the nicest way possible. The Morning After Girls guitarist/vocalist Martin B. Sleeman cannot wait to leave Australia again, and he means it in the nicest way possible. When…

  20. Solo Stars Dream On

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST A golden dream shines on for the three solo stars of Destiny's Child, with film and music plans on the horizon. A gold record. That was the one goal a young female group from Houston hoped to achieve after signing with Columbia Records in 1997. Not only did Destiny's Child realize…

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