1. Jackson To Resurface At MTV Japan Awards

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson plans to make his first public appearance since his trial acquittal last June at a ceremony in Tokyo to accept MTV Japan's "Legend Award," his spokesman said. Michael Jackson plans to make his first public appearance since his trial acquittal last June at a…

  2. Billboard Bits: ACM Awards, Blues & Brews, Celebrate Brooklyn

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on ACM Awards, Blues & Brews, Celebrate Brooklyn Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town, Sara Evans, Montgomery Gentry, Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson have joined the performance lineup for the 41st Academy of Country Music Awards. The May 23 show will air live on CBS from the MGM Grand in…

  3. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1975 - </b>Country & Western star Bob Wills dies of pneumonia at the age of 70. His group Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys have six No. 1 country singles. The most successful is "New Spanish 2002 - Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham's…

  4. Billboard Bits: Jerry Lee Lewis, ACM Awards, Bee Gees

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Jerry Lee Lewis, ACM Awards, Bee Gees Originally expected in February 2005 via DreamWorks Nashville, a long-in-the-works, star-studded album from rock legend Jerry Lewis has shifted to Columbia. "Redemption" is due in September and features guest appearances from Eric…

  5. Billboard Bits: ACM Awards, Joey Ramone Benefit, !!!

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on ACM Awards, Joey Ramone Benefit, !!! Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts and Sugarland are the first performers confirmed for the Academy of Country Music Awards, which will be held May 23 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena and broadcast live on CBS. The…

  6. DVD Chronicles 2004 PJ Harvey Tour

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Several performances from PJ Harvey's 2004 tour are culled on the upcoming DVD, the acclaimed U.K. band's first such release. Several performances from PJ Harvey's 2004 tour are culled on the upcoming DVD, the acclaimed U.K. band's first such release. Due May 23 in the…

  7. Three 6 Mafia Collaborating With Paris Hilton

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys have just finished their fourth studio album, which will arrive Sept. 3. Three 6 Mafia Collaborating With Paris Hilton Jonathan Cohen, N.Y. Socialite Paris Hilton is working on tracks for her debut album with recent Oscar-winning hip-hop trio Three 6…

  8. John Mellencamp Eyeing Universal Deal

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST John Mellencamp is eyeing a new recording deal with Universal Records. John Mellencamp is eyeing a new recording deal with Universal Records. The veteran singer/songwriter has been signed for the past eight years to Columbia, which issued his most recent studio album, 2003's "…

  9. Summing Up Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Page three of three To mark the 30th anniversary of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' self-titled debut, Billboard surveyed some of Petty's contemporaries, some of the band's members and those who have worked closely with the group over the years about their favorite Petty …

  10. Diddy Finishing Album, Eyeing Tour

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST While he has great marquee value, Sean "Diddy" Combs does not have an extensive touring history. While he has great marquee value, Sean "Diddy" Combs does not have an extensive touring history. The artist is hoping to change that after signing with the William Morris…

  11. Rick Moranis Channels His Inner 'Cowboy'

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Having phased out his Hollywood career a decade ago, actor Rick Moranis ("Ghostbusters," "Spaceballs") returns to his first love, music, on the album "The Agoraphobic Cowboy," which earned a Grammy no Anyone who came of age in the 1980s is well-versed in the…

  12. Veteran Vocalist Lou Rawls Dies At 72

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Lou Rawls, the velvet-voiced singer who started as a church choir boy and went on to record such classic tunes as "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine," died Friday of cancer. He was 72. Lou Rawls, the velvet-voiced singer who started as a church choir boy and went on to…

  13. Adkins Nabs Morgan, Gracin For 'Honky Tonk Badonkadonk'

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Trace Adkins has announced his plans for the 2006 Honky Tonk Badonkadonk tour, which kicks off in January. Trace Adkins has announced his plans for the 2006 Honky Tonk Badonkadonk tour, which kicks off early in the New Year. Tapping Craig Morgan and Josh Gracin as trading openers, the tour…

  14. Stevie Wonder / Nov. 9, 2005 / London (Abbey Road Studios)

    November 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Among the packed, excited crowd of 300 at one of London's most famous musical landmarks, a sense of Wonder was tangible. The Motown legend was about to perform a one-off concert for national adult con Among the packed, excited crowd of 300 at one of London's most famous musical…

  15. U2 Dominates Billboard Touring Awards

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2 came away with the most honors at last night's (Oct. 26) Billboard Roadwork '05 Touring Awards, winning top tour for its Vertigo trek, top draw and top Boxscore for its June 24-27 dates at Croke Pa U2 came away with the most honors at last night's (Oct. 26) Billboard…

  16. BEETHOVEN: The Universal Composer

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Supreme talent facilitated Beethoven's staggering achievement, but it was his genius for transforming his peculiar torment into art that ensured masterpieces. Supreme talent facilitated Beethoven's staggering achievement, but it was his genius for transforming his peculiar torment…

  17. TV

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT, 26 "Today," NBC Featured artists: Josh Groban, Tracy Chapman. "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Boz Scaggs (also scheduled: Denise Richards,…

  18. Country Stars Line Up For Katrina Benefit

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, ZZ Top and Willie Nelson have signed on for an Oct. 1 Hurricane Katrina relief concert dubbed One Country at Reliant Stadium in Houston. CM George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, ZZ Top and Willie Nelson have…

  19. Stewart Found Liable In Concert Cancellation

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal jury decided today (Sept. 7) that Rod Stewart should pay a Las Vegas casino $2 million plus interest for a canceled show in December 2000. A federal jury decided today (Sept. 7) that Rod Stewart should pay a Las Vegas casino $2 million plus interest for a canceled show in December…

  20. Stewart Appears In Court Over Vegas Cancellation

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rod Stewart appeared in federal court yesterday (Aug. 23) in Las Vegas, saying he was there to "defend my honor" in a breach of contract lawsuit filed by one of the city's resorts. Rod Stewart appeared in federal court yesterday (Aug. 23) in Las Vegas, saying he was there to …

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