1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss long single-word titles, Beyonce, Take That and more! WORD UP Fred: Call out the "Ghostbusters!" Beyonce doesn't seem to have any "Superstition" about the number 13 because the 13-letter "Irreplaceable" breaks a six-way tie for…

  2. The Fray To Live On The Road Through Summer

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Fray will be on the road through summer in support of their breakout Epic debut, "How To Save a Life," which has spawned two top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Guitarist Joe King tells Billboar The Fray will be on the road through summer in support of their breakout Epic…

  3. 'Dream' A Little Dream

    December 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Will "Dreamgirls" be this year's "Grease"? Director Bill Condon, who brings the Broadway musical to the big screen this Christmas, hopes its trajectory will mirror that of the popular stage play-turne Will "Dreamgirls" be this year's "Grease"?…

  4. Morrissey / Nov. 21, 2006 / Chicago (Aragon Ballroom)

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Morrissey, looking dapper but casual in a pink shirt and silver tie, sauntered out on stage at the sold-out Aragon Ballroom, basked in the applause, took a bow, then took his spot behind the microphon Morrissey, looking dapper but casual in a pink shirt and silver tie, sauntered out on stage…

  5. Shepherd Jams With Blues Legends On New CD/DVD

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nearly three years ago, Kenny Wayne Shepherd departed on a 10-day tour to collaborate with some of the most notable blues veterans available. Nearly three years ago, Kenny Wayne Shepherd departed on a 10-day tour to collaborate with some of the most notable blues veterans available. On Jan.…

  6. Troy Gentry Pleads Guilty In Hunting Flap

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Troy Lee Gentry pleaded guilty today (Nov. 27) in Duluth, Minn., to a misdemeanor charge of falsely registering a captive bear as being killed in the wild. Troy Lee Gentry pleaded guilty today (Nov. 27) in Duluth, Minn., to a misdemeanor charge of falsely registering a captive bear as being…

  7. Update: Stones Roll By U2 For Top Grossing Tour Ever

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Updating a story first posted here Friday (Nov. 24), the Rolling Stones have re-captured the "top-grossing tour ever" mantle from U2 with their $437 million A Bigger Bang trek, and tour producer Micha Updating a story first posted here Friday (Nov. 24), the Rolling Stones have re…

  8. Jazz Vocalist Anita O'Day Dies At 87

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Anita O'Day, whose sassy renditions of "Honeysuckle Rose," "Sweet Georgia Brown" and other song standards made her one of the most respected jazz vocalists of the 1940s and '50s, has died. She was 87. Anita O'Day, whose sassy renditions of "Honeysuckle…

  9. Blues Pioneer Robert Lockwood Jr. Dies

    November 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Robert Lockwood Jr., a pioneering Mississippi Delta blues guitarist and singer, has died. He was 91. Robert Lockwood Jr., a pioneering Mississippi Delta blues guitarist and singer, has died. He was 91. Lockwood died yesterday (Nov. 21) of respiratory failure at University Hospitals Case…

  10. The Chesterfield Kings

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST So...we all decided that this would be a happening thing to do…and it WAS! We had organized (or at least we tried to organize) some guitar players v. bass players, and drummers vs. lead singers cont *Tuesday November 14th: Minneapolis, Minnesota. First Avenue. Arrived during the night. Spent…

  11. Switchfoot

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST I often find that after I get off stage I still have more music left in me. Hanging out with our friends in Nickel Creek in Chicago taught me what to do with the leftover music. You play somewhere els I often find that after I get off stage I still have more music left in me. Hanging out with…

  12. THE WALKMEN, "Pussycats Starring The Walkmen"

    November 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST When most bands put the finishing touches on their new album, they're content to kick back, relax and marvel (or stress) at what they just accomplished. But not the Walkmen. When most bands put the finishing touches on their new album, they're content to kick back, relax and marvel …

  13. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Police and prosecutors raid Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos on a $3 million arrest warrant for child molestation.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Broadway composer and jazz pianist Cy Coleman dis of a…

  14. MTV Targets Unsigned Bands With New Intiatives

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST MTV is expanding its programming geared at promoting little-known and unsigned acts. The network is rolling out two initiatives, one for rock- and rap-focused MTV2 and another for college music specia MTV is expanding its programming geared at promoting little-known and unsigned acts. The…

  15. Beatles' 'Love' Looming As Christmas Hit

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST A masterclass in studio creativity, the new Beatles album project "Love" (Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol) is also shaping up to be a massive commercial success. A masterclass in studio creativity, the new Beatles album project "Love" (Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol) is also shaping up…

  16. Mandy Moore Returns With 'Organic' New Album

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST After spending the past several years focusing on acting in films like "Saved" and "American Dreamz," Mandy Moore is finishing her first new album since 2003's "Coverage," her last for Epic. After spending the past several years focusing on acting in films…

  17. The Chesterfield Kings

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST The New York Dolls (New York), Supersuckers (Seattle), the Chesterfield Kings (Rochester, N.Y.), Davie Allen & the Arrows (Los Angeles), and the Charms (Boston) all converged on the West Coast to Sunday November 5th: Day One Departure from Rochester, NY. We left for San Diego, as did all…

  18. THE MELVINS, "A Senile Animal"

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST From Mr. Bungle's Trevor Dunn to Kevin Rutmanis of the Cows to Shirley Temple's granddaughter, the Melvins have seen quite a cast of characters pass through their ranks over the course of 20-odd years From Mr. Bungle's Trevor Dunn to Kevin Rutmanis of the Cows to Shirley Temple…

  19. Modest Mouse: A Pretty Good Read

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Modest Mouse is an okay rock band with an unpleasant frontman. Intrigued? Modest Mouse is an okay rock band with an unpleasant frontman. Intrigued? Music journalist Goldsher (Hard Bop Academy, not reviewed, etc.) delivers an enthusiastic and somewhat unorthodox unauthorized biography of the…

  20. Paul Weller Plots Boxed Set, New York Run

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock mainstay Paul Weller will celebrate the late January release of a career-spanning boxed set with a three-night stand at New York's Irving Plaza. U.K. rock mainstay Paul Weller will celebrate the late January release of a career-spanning boxed set with a three-night stand at New…

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