1. Summer Run To Be The Police's Final Tour

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Police will take one more victory lap through North America on their massively successful reunion tour before calling it quits for good, sources close to the tour tell Billboard.com. The Police will take one more victory lap through North America on their massively successful reunion tour…

  2. Early Memories: The Grammy Awards

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Faced with the daunting task of commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Grammys while staging its usual annual awards telecast, the show's producers created an ingenious plan: They'd lessen the pres Faced with the daunting task of commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Grammys…

  3. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Person of the Year. 2003 - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Person of the Year. 2001 - E Street Band…

  4. The Police / July 31, Aug. 1, 2007 / Hartford, Conn. (Rentschler Field), New York (Madison Square Garden)

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT You shuffle into the venue, grab a couple of $7 Bud Lights and maybe peruse the $30 T-shirts. If you're there early, you watch the opening band, a rock trio whose singer bears an uncanny resemblance t You shuffle into the venue, grab a couple of $7 Bud Lights and maybe peruse the $30 T…

  5. The Police, Ween, Flaming Lips Star At Bonnaroo

    June 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police's first festival appearance since reuniting last month and performances by Ween and the Flaming Lips highlighted the Saturday (June 16) bill at the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn. Th The Police's first festival appearance since reuniting last month and performances…

  6. This Day in Music

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Madonna visits ABC's "The View" and reveals she hopes to release her then as-yet-untitled 10th studio album in late October or early November via Warner Bros. She adds that the album ("Confessi 2005 - Madonna visits ABC's "The View" and reveals she…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Blues singer Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore dies in Yazoo City, Miss., after a long illness. He is 90. Born in Topeka, Kan., Moore grew up in Memphis. He worked with various Kansas City jazz bands, a 2004 - Blues singer Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore dies in Yazoo City, Miss.,…

  8. Fiction Plane Resumes Flight With New Album

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Fiction Plane will release its second album, "Left Side of the Brain," May 22 via Bieler Bros., just before it begins its run as the opening act for the North American leg of the Police' U.K. rock act Fiction Plane will release its second album, "Left Side of…

  9. The Police Visiting Bonnaroo, Fenway On Reunion Tour

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST In what is destined to be an historic run, the Police will embark on their first tour in 23 years, beginning May 28 at the GM Arena in Vancouver. In what is destined to be an historic run, the Police will embark on their first tour in 23 years, beginning May 28 at the GM Arena in Vancouver.…

  10. The Police Confirm Grammy Reunion Performance

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST After weeks of speculation, the Police confirmed today (Jan. 30) that it will reunite to open the 49th annual Grammy Awards Feb. 11 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The group has not performed li After weeks of speculation, the Police confirmed today (Jan. 30) that it will reunite to…

  11. ONE TRAIN LATER: A Memoir

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Engaging memoir by the guitarist for megaselling rock band The Police. Engaging memoir by the guitarist for megaselling rock band The Police. Summers's account of his eventful career as a journeyman musician focuses squarely on his devotion to music and the process of mastering his…

  12. Police Reunion Rumors Reaching Fever Pitch

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rumors are swirling that the Police will reunite for 2007 dates in England and the United States, which would be the legendary trio's first since disbanding in 1986. Sources tell Billboard.com the rep Rumors are swirling that the Police will reunite for 2007 dates in England and the…

  13. Into The 'Labryinth'

    October 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sting says he's fully aware that an album of 16th century lute songs is not exactly a commercial slam-dunk. But he's holding out hope that his "Songs From the Labyrinth," due this week via Deutsche Gr Sting says he's fully aware that an album of 16th century lute…

  14. Moore Feels Validated By New CD, Itching For Another

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Now that his new Rhino album, "Overnight Sensational," is gaining acclaim, Sam Moore says he's finally gotten something out of the way. Now that his new Rhino album, "Overnight Sensational," is gaining acclaim, Sam Moore says he's finally gotten something out of…

  15. Sting's Lute Album A Labor Of 'Love'

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sting says he's fully aware that an album of 16th century lute songs is not exactly a commercial slam-dunk. But he's holding out hope that his "Songs From the Labyrinth," due Oct. 10 via Deutsche Gram Sting says he's fully aware that an album of 16th century lute…

  16. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Sir Rudolph Bing, the autocratic impressario who propelled New York's Metropolitan Opera to new heights in popularity and artistic achievement during 22 years as general manager, dies at 2003 - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin…

  17. Strong 'Sensations'

    August 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Superstars such as Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mariah Carey and Eric Clapton are among the contributors to soul legend Sam Moore's new album, "Overnight Sensational." Superstars such as Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mariah Carey and Eric Clapton are among the contributors to soul…

  18. A Pirate's Life

    August 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bono, Sting, Lou Reed and Nick Cave are just a handful of the artists who have lent their voices to "Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys," due this week via Anti-. Bono, Sting, Lou Reed and Nick Cave are just a handful of the artists who have lent their…

  19. Tony Bennett To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary vocalist Tony Bennett has been chosen as the recipient for the 2006 Billboard Century Award, the magazine's highest honor for creative achievement. The award will be presented to Bennett in Legendary vocalist Tony Bennett has been chosen as the recipient for the 2006 Billboard…

  20. Tony On TV

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Columbia Records is celebrating Tony Bennett's 80th birthday with an album release and marketing strategy worthy of the milestone. Columbia Records is celebrating Tony Bennett's 80th birthday with an album release and marketing strategy worthy of the milestone. "Tony Bennett:…

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