1. Hawaiian Singer Don Ho Dies At 76

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Legendary crooner Don Ho, who entertained tourists for decades wearing raspberry-tinted sunglasses and singing the catchy signature tune "Tiny Bubbles," has died. He was 76. Legendary crooner Don Ho, who entertained tourists for decades wearing raspberry-tinted sunglasses and…

  2. Lovett, Raitt Celebrate 'Crossroads'

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Longtime friendship leads to 'Crossroads' pairing for Bonnie Raitt and Lyle Lovett. Twenty years ago a lanky young country singer from Texas headed to Milwaukee to open a concert for a raspy-voiced blues rocker. Lyle Lovett arrived a day early for the show with Bonnie Raitt and got…

  3. Colter Returns With First CD In 20 Years

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST "I've been circling," Jessi Colter says. "The recording had to happen at the right time and the right place." But Colter's circling is over. "I've been circling," Jessi Colter says. "The recording had to happen at the right time and the right…

  4. Billboard Bits: Aerosmith/Kravitz, Kristofferson, Stellar Awards

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Aerosmith/Kravitz, Kristofferson, Stellar Awards As expected, the Aerosmith/Lenny Kravitz tour will roll on into 2006. A new round of dates will begin Jan. 5 in Orlando, Fla., and last through Feb. 24 in Anaheim, Calif. The acts will be on the road next month through a Dec. 17 show in…

  5. Stones Talk With Mick

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones' first studio album in eight years, "A Bigger Bang," is due Sept. 6 via Virgin. The band's iconic frontman, Mick Jagger, and guitarist, Keith Richards, talked to Billboard first abo The Rolling Stones' first studio album in eight years, "A…

  6. Final Highwaymen Album Gets Expanded

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The third and final album from country supergroup the Highwaymen -- Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson -- will be reissued in expanded form this fall to celebrate its 1 The third and final album from country supergroup the Highwaymen -- Johnny Cash, Waylon…

  7. Billboard Bits: Rolling Stones, 'Brown Hotel,' Eazy-E

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Rolling Stones, 'Brown Hotel,' Eazy-E The Rolling Stones' new single, "Streets of Love"/"Rough Justice," will be released Aug. 22 in the U.K. as a limited edition, numbered CD and on seven-inch vinyl. "Streets of Love" was given its first…

  8. CHART BEAT

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Carole King, Michael Buble, Kelly Clarkson, Zucchero, Willie Nelson, Mariah Carey, the Del McCoury Band, Paul Hardcastle, Elvis Costello and more. WE STILL LOVE HER TOMORROW: In the lyrics of her very first hit, Carole King asked, "Will…

  9. Hot Product

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson Country Kitchen Nearly a decade after hatching the idea for a country album that infuses reggae, Willie Nelson will release the set, "Countryman," this week via Lost Highway. The album finds the outlaw country icon covering Jimmy Cliff's "The Harder They Come…

  10. Willie Readies Reggae Riddims

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nearly a decade after hatching the idea for a country album that infuses reggae, Willie Nelson's "Countryman" will see release this summer by Lost Highway. Nearly a decade after hatching the idea for a country album that infuses reggae, Willie Nelson's "Countryman…

  11. Make Do With What You Got

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sixties soul great Solomon Burke continues the comeback that began when "Don't Give Up on Me" won the 2002 Grammy Award for best contemporary blues album. Sixties soul great Solomon Burke continues the comeback that began when "Don't Give Up on Me" won the 2002…

  12. Ask Billboard

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Rolling Stones, Mariah Carey, Sarah McLachlan, Madonna and Kelly Clarkson. STONED Hi Keith! I heard that the Rolling Stones are recording a new album, its first in eight years. Can you tell me how many copies of the band's last…

  13. Rolling Stones Recording With Don Was

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones recently concluded recording sessions for a new album in Paris with producer Don Was. The band will reconvene in the New Year for additional sessions for an album tentatively due in The Rolling Stones recently concluded recording sessions for a new album in Paris with…

  14. Smile

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST During the course of a career that long ago transcended the country format, Lyle Lovett has built quite a canon of material within the film industry. During the course of a career that long ago transcended the country format, Lyle Lovett has built quite a canon of material within the film…

  15. Hootie And The Blowfish Return With New Album

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hootie and the Blowfish have finished their first new studio album in four-and-a-half-years. The self-titled set, largely produced by Don Was, arrives March 4 via Atlantic and will be preceded by the Hootie and the Blowfish have finished their first new studio album in four-and-a-half-years.…

  16. Stones Offer A Career Taste On 'Licks'

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the Rolling Stones have recorded four new tracks for an upcoming retrospective double-disc, set for an Oct. 1 release via Virgin (Sept. 30 outside North America; Sept. 23 in Japan). The 4 As expected , the Rolling Stones have recorded four new tracks for an upcoming retrospective…

  17. The Lovin' Side

    February 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST In terms of sheer power, soulfulness, and style, Travis Tritt has few if any vocal equals in country music. In terms of sheer power, soulfulness, and style, Travis Tritt has few if any vocal equals in country music. Nowhere is that more apparent than when he points his muscular voice toward…

  18. Exclusive: Paul Westerberg Returns On Vagrant

    January 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Paul Westerberg has signed a multi-album deal with Los Angeles-based independent label Vagrant and will release a two-CD set April 23, Billboard exclusively reveals this week. The package will contain Paul Westerberg has signed a multi-album deal with Los Angeles-based independent label…

  19. Black Crowes On 'Hiatus,' Drummer Exits

    January 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Black Crowes have gone on "hiatus," according to a statement issued yesterday afternoon (Jan. 8). The briefly worded release states that lead singer Chris Robinson has begun pursing a solo career, The Black Crowes have gone on "hiatus," according to a statement issued…

  20. The 'Great' Journey Of Willie Nelson

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Upon a casual listen, Willie Nelson's forthcoming Lost Highway album, "The Great Divide," sounds like it could be pages ripped from the Red-Headed Stranger's road-worn journal. Themes of passionate re Upon a casual listen, Willie Nelson's forthcoming Lost Highway…

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