1. Underground Support Brings Dir En Grey To Forefront

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Japanese metal act sees U.S. breakout, mainstream interest. Before having released an album in America, Dir En Grey is causing a commotion here. In March, the Japanese band ignited frenzied response with its first three U.S. shows. Dir en grey made its stateside debut with a showcase…

  2. Live 8 To Host Five Summer Shows

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale than 1985's historic Live Aid was unveiled today (May 31). On July 2, London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin and Rome will simult Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale…

  3. 2004 World Music Awards Winners

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the World Music Awards, handed out Sept. 15 in Las Vegas and broadcast live on ABC. Below is the list of winners of the World Music Awards, handed out Sept. 15 in Las Vegas and broadcast live on ABC. World's best male artist: Usher World's best female artist: Norah Jones…

  4. Billboard Bits: Soribada, Innocence Mission, and more

    August 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on South Korean download site Soribada, Innocence Mission, and a donation made by the estate of late "Peanuts" cartoonist Charles Schulz. The prosecutor's office of Seoul, South Korea, has indicted the operators of local peer-to-peer MP3 download site Soribada for…