1. Billboard Bits: Muppets, LeAnn Rimes, New York Guitar Festival

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Martina McBride Joins "Muppet Christmas Carol" soundtrack, LeAnn Rimes plans free New York show and the New York Guitar Festival readies for its sixth year. Martina McBride's version of "When Love Is Gone" is a new addition to "The Muppet Christmas Carol"…

  2. Becoming A Kid All Over Again

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Discovering the joy of a new era of kids music. I absolutely love music. I'm sure that seems like a no-brainer, but it's the main reason I and so many others ended up here at Billboard. Sure, various business-related talents scored these jobs. But it is music that started all of us…

  3. JUMP UP!

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Infectious, joyous and zany are a few words that come to mind to describe Zanes and his music. Infectious, joyous and zany are a few words that come to mind to describe Zanes and his music. His latest offering is no different. Inspired by both his concert experience and by a friend's…

  4. 'Family Music' Keeps Zanes Busier Than Ever

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite having new children's book and DVD projects in stores this month, Dan Zanes has no plans of slowing down. On horizons near and not so far for the popular "family music" maker is a U.S. tour, a Despite having new children's book and DVD projects in stores this month…

  5. Zanes Plans Starbucks Disc

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks' Hear Music label plans to bring Dan Zanes back into its brew of exclusive albums. The artist, who previously contributed a track to one of the company's family compilations, is putting toge Starbucks' Hear Music label plans to bring Dan Zanes back into its brew of…

  6. Billboard Bits: Boards Of Canada, Braxton, Chapin

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Boards Of Canada, Braxton, Chapin Electronica duo Boards Of Canada has completed work on its next studio album. The as-yet-untitled set will be released in October via Music70/Warp. It's the follow-up to 2002's "Geogaddi," which debuted at No. 3 on Billboard's…

  7. Homme Comes Clean On Oliveri Firing

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Josh Homme has revealed for the first time why he fired longtime friend Nick Oliveri from Queens Of The Stone Age in 2004. Josh Homme has revealed for the first time why he fired longtime friend Nick Oliveri from Queens Of The Stone Age in 2004. Speaking to Zane Lowe tonight (July 6) on BBC…

  8. 19TunesOnTV

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 2-8, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 2 "Today," NBC Featured artists: Ashanti, Phil Vassar (also scheduled: Chris Berard. Carrie Wiatt). "Simple Plan Makes a Video,": MTV2 Featured artist: Simple Plan ("…

  9. This Day in Music

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson makes his Broadway debut joining the cast of "Chicago." The singer portrays slick lawyer Billy Flynn, replacing Billy Zane. 2003 - Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson makes his Broadway debut joining the cast of …

  10. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2003. What to watch, what to watch? Read on McDuff and I'll tell you. Monday night, you've got your football. It's right in the title of ABC's "Monday Night Football," which…

  11. TunesOnTV

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 27 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Clint Black (also scheduled: Hayden Christensen) "VH1 All Access," VH1 Featured Artist: Mandy Moore. …

  12. The Big Zane Theory

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Zane, formerly known as Lil' Zane, attempts to enter the major leagues on his sophomore set for Priority. Zane, formerly known as Lil' Zane, attempts to enter the major leagues on his sophomore set for Priority. Taking his cue from LL Cool J and Jay-Z, Zane refashions himself as an…

  13. Hot Product

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: &#149; The third album from pop vocalist Jessica Simpson, "In This Skin" (Columbia), featuring the single "Sweetest Sin." &#149; Albums from rock acts the Star Spangles ("Bazooka!!!,"…

  14. Beyonce Tunes Lead 'Temptations' Soundtrack

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A host of new songs featuring Destiny's Child's Beyonce Knowles power the soundtrack to "The Fighting Temptations," due Sept. 9 from Sony Music Soundtrax. A host of new songs featuring Destiny's Child's Beyonce Knowles power the soundtrack to "The Fighting…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Duran Duran, chart policies, commercial singles, veteran artists and Bob Hope. IS THERE SOMETHING HE SHOULD KNOW? Mr. Bronson, I understand most of the rules and regulations regarding charts, but one recent release has me stumped. On June 10, Duran Duran released a box…

  16. NBA Finalizes All-Star Entertainment

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Country star Martina McBride, singer/actress Gloria Ruben ("ER," "The Agency"), Gladys Knight, and Kool & the Gang are the latest additions to the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 2003 All- Country star Martina McBride, singer/actress Gloria Ruben ("ER…

  17. Club NBA Drafts Top Acts

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nelly, Ja Rule, Jermaine Dupri, the Clipse, and Nappy Roots are among the wide array of artists confirmed to appear on the Club NBA live music stage during the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Nelly, Ja Rule, Jermaine Dupri, the Clipse, and Nappy Roots are among the wide array of…

  18. Backstreet Boy Goes Broadway In 'Chicago'

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson made his Broadway debut yesterday (Jan. 20) joining the cast of "Chicago." The singer has taken the role slick lawyer Billy Flynn, replacing Billy Zane ("Titani Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson made his Broadway debut yesterday …

  19. Dope To Incite $12 Riot Tour

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Jagermeister-sponsored $12 Riot Tour, billing itself as a cheap alternative to today's expensive package trek, will kick off Oct. 31 in Randolph, N.J., with headliner Dope alongside Primer 55, Ski The Jagermeister-sponsored $12 Riot Tour, billing itself as a cheap alternative to…

  20. Columbia/Legacy Readies 'Freedom' Box Set

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Columbia/Legacy will release the box set, "Freedom: Songs From the Heart of America," on Nov. 19. Featuring timeless recordings from Bruce Springsteen ("Chimes of Freedom"), Bob Dylan ("The Times They Columbia/Legacy will release the box set, "Freedom: Songs From…

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