Roger Waters, Brian Wilson, Jimmy Buffett, Sting, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow, and Don Henley came together at New York's Madison Square Garden last night (Oct. 8) for Music To My Ears, the second of two benefit concerts for the family of late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White. White passed away June 27 of a sudden heart attack in Billboard's New York office.
Highlights from the first leg of Paul McCartney's recent North American tour have been compiled for a two-hour ABC special "Back in the U.S.," which will air Nov. 27 on the network. Much of the footage, which captures McCartney and his band both on stage and off, mirrors the content of a similarly titled DVD and concert album, which will arrive in stores the previous day.
Naturi Naughton, a former member of the platinum-selling teen group 3LW, claims in a lawsuit that she was forced out of the R&B trio because she was not "ghetto enough." Naughton, 18, says she was ousted from the group.
Epic will on Oct. 22 release DVD and CD versions of "Divas Las Vegas," a collection of performances by top female stars Celine Dion, the Dixie Chicks, Cher, Stevie Nicks, Anastacia, and Shakira that took place May 23 in Las Vegas. The performance was aired on VH1 as the fifth annual "VH1 Divas Live" special.
The fact that John Wesley Harding isn't currently signed to a recording contract didn't stop him from recording and releasing a new album. He recently issued the studio set "Swings and Roundabouts," the fourth edition in the singer/songwriter's "Dynablob" series of albums sold only through his Web site and at shows. And it's already turned a profit.
The foundation created to honor slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl will mark what would have been his 39th birthday with classical, jazz, and bluegrass concerts around the world tomorrow (Oct. 10).
Pioneering synth-pop outfit Depeche Mode will release a double-disc DVD of music videos and unreleased material Nov. 26 via Warner Reprise Video. "The Videos 86>98+" accumulates 21 clips first released in 1998 on VHS and augments it with three U.S.-only videos ("Strangelove 88," "Condemnation (Paris Mix)," and "One Caress") plus three short documentaries.
Music superstars Roger Waters, Billy Joel, Sting, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow, and Don Henley came together at the FleetCenter in Boston last night (Oct. 7) for Music To My Ears, the first of two benefit concerts for the family of late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White. White passed away June 27 of a sudden heart attack in Billboard's New York office. He was 50. While there were poignant performances throughout, the four-hour concert mainly focused on celebrating White's life and talent with an upbeat flair.
The House of Representatives yesterday (Oct. 7) passed landmark legislation that will offer small Webcasters -- those whose gross revenues are less than $1 million a year -- significant discounts in royalty fees that they must pay to U.S. record companies and recording artists.
Stevie Wonder, DMX, Roberta Flack, Faith Evans, Hezekiah Walker, and Najee will perform at an Oct. 28 benefit concert in New York sponsored by the Artist Empowerment Coalition (AEC). The event will be the first in a series of concerts the AEC is planning to raise awareness about recording artists' rights. Montell Jordan, Naughty By Nature, and Scarface are also set to appear at the Beacon Theatre, with rapper Doug E. Fresh and BET TV personality Free serving as hosts.