1. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon (page 4)

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Continued from page 3 ... You hired Phil Spector as your assistant around this…

  2. Rock Star Supernova, the Panic Channel / Jan. 24, 2007 / Toronto (Massey Hall)

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST After some initial hiccups with its name and then an injury to bassist Jason Newsted, Rock Star Supernova began its current North American tour with a New Year's Eve gig in Las Vegas. Some critics wer After some initial hiccups with its name and then an injury to bassist Jason Newsted,…

  3. Chart Beat Chat

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss football, Fall Out Boy and more! GAMES PEOPLE PLAY Hi Fred, Like Chart Beat reader Darrell Roberts, I also fondly remember "The Super Bowl Shuffle." With the "big game" coming up this Sunday, I thought you might like this list of other football…

  4. Las Vegas (Club 3121 at the Rio)

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST When Prince announced last fall that he would start a run at the Rio, fans and critics wondered what the Purple One would do to Las Vegas -- or, worse yet, what Vegas would do to him. The city has a k When Prince announced last fall that he would start a run at the Rio, fans and critics…

  5. The Billboard Q&A: Lee Hazlewood

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Lee Hazlewood is one of a kind. Bridging country and pop music through a five-decade career, Hazlewood has brought his own unique and irrepressible personality to the roles of artist, actor, songwrite Lee Hazlewood is one of a kind. Bridging country and pop music through a five-decade career,…

  6. Switchfoot

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST I don't remember throwing the guitar as an isolated event. I remember a blur. So I threw a guitar at the drums last night. It broke in half. And I got a speeding ticket. It was a pricey evening. I suppose there are consequences for everything we do, a reaction for every action. I know…

  7. Switchfoot

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For me, music blurs the lines between the natural and the supernatural. I find true miracles in most of my favorite songs. Maybe it's a conflict of interest to mix business with therapy. Or maybe musi Howdy from Minneapolis! It's been a great first seven shows. Some of my favorite…

  8. Diddy: The Saga Continues

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sean Combs is bouncing around in his underwear. It's a sweltering August afternoon in downtown Los Angeles, and Combs is in his trailer on the set of the video shoot for "Come to Me," the debut single Sean Combs is bouncing around in his underwear. It's a sweltering August…

  9. Powerman 5000

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Has anyone out there ever heard of Maplewood, MN? Well, neither had I but let me say that the show at the Rock may have topped them all so far. Alright, let's see…September 13th. Six shows deep and things are going well. All three Iowa shows were a success, each more rockin' than…

  10. Frank Black / Aug. 13, 2006 / Indianapolis (Birdy's)

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Not many musicians would go out on tour a month after releasing a double album of new material and proceed to play a 26-song set with only one track representing the latest record. But nobody ever sai Not many musicians would go out on tour a month after releasing a double album of new…

  11. Boy George Begins Community Service In NYC

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With a city-issued broom in his hand, Boy George started his court-ordered community service early today (Aug. 14), sweeping leaves and trash off the sidewalks of New York. With a city-issued broom in his hand, Boy George started his court-ordered community service early today (Aug. 14),…

  12. Lollapalooza / Aug. 4-6, 2006 / Chicago (Grant Park)

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne promised to stop traffic on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive, and Kanye West swore there'd be "repercussions" for sound issues during his set. But when the three-day Lollapaloo The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne promised to stop traffic on…

  13. LeToya Powers Right To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Six years after a messy departure from Destiny's Child, LeToya Luckett's "LeToya" zooms straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, where it debuted last week due to s Six years after a messy departure from Destiny's Child, LeToya…

  14. Pitchfork Music Festival / July 29-30, 2006 / Chicago (Union Park)

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT On the scorching hot first day of Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival, there was one band that was able to inspire an audience clap-along without any prodding from the stage. That band was Britain's Ar On the scorching hot first day of Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival, there…

  15. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    July 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty goes solo for the first time in 12 years, Pharrell Williams finally brings forth his oft-delayed solo debut, the New York Dolls recharge after a 30-year hiatus and Tapes 'N Tapes climbs the A new album from hip-hop outfit Jurassic 5, "Feedback" (Interscope), with a…

  16. Appeals Court Upholds Glitter Conviction

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Disgraced British rocker Gary Glitter protested his innocence today (June 15) after an appeals court in Vietnam upheld his conviction and three-year prison sentence for molesting young girls at a seas Disgraced British rocker Gary Glitter protested his innocence today (June 15) after an…

  17. Singer Aviance Recovering From NYC Attack

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A recording artist assaulted by youths yelling anti-gay slurs in New York's East Village left the hospital yesterday (June 12), his leg in a brace and his jaw wired shut because of the injuries he had A recording artist assaulted by youths yelling anti-gay slurs in New York's East…

  18. Bits: Michael Franti, Polyphonic Spree, Echo & The Bunnymen

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Michael Franti preps new album and DVD, the Polyphonic Spree works on a new album and Echo & The Bunnymen plan a brief U.S. tour. Michael Franti will release a new album and documentary DVD July 25 via Epitaph's Anti- label. The latter is a chronicle of his travels to Baghdad, the…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Canadian music newcomer Chantal Kreviazuk dominates Canada's Juno Awards, which honor the best in Canadian music. She captures the trophy in the best female artist juried category and th 2004 - Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker breaks his right foot while in…

  20. Santana, Hancock Jam At Charity Show

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock joined roots rockers Los Lobos on stage last night (March 1) at the Beverly Hills Hilton during a fundraiser that saluted the guitarist's charity work. Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock joined roots rockers Los Lobos on stage last night (March 1) at the…

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