1. Ask Billboard

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about ABBA, Celine Dion and Guns 'N Roses. ABBA ACROSS THE AGES, CONTINENTS Keith, Is it true ABBA sold more records since 1992 than they did during their career? Joseph Gladstone, Hampstead, London Hi Joseph, Your very interesting question…

  2. McLachlan Salutes Holiday Season On New CD

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sarah McLachlan salutes the holiday season on her new album, "Wintersong," due Oct. 17 via Arista. Sarah McLachlan salutes the holiday season on her new album, "Wintersong," due Oct. 17 via Arista. Beyond a host of Christmas favorites, the set will feature the newly penned…

  3. Ex-Sixpence Vocalist Nash Goes Solo

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Former Sixpence None The Richer vocalist Leigh Nash will release her solo debut, "Blue on Blue," Aug. 15 via One Son Records/Nettwerk Productions. Former Sixpence None The Richer vocalist Leigh Nash will release her solo debut, "Blue on Blue," Aug. 15 via One Son Records…

  4. Sabbath, Blondie Lead Rock Hall's 2006 Class

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Iconic heavy metal quartet Black Sabbath, new-wave pop crossover combo Blondie, late jazz legend Miles Davis, southern rock mainstays Lynyrd Skynyrd, notorious punk outfit the Sex Pistols and A&M Iconic heavy metal quartet Black Sabbath, new-wave pop crossover combo Blondie, late jazz…

  5. This Day in Music

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Beatles principal George Harrison participates in his first-ever online chats via Yahoo! Chat and MSN Live.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Following a long illness, French popular singer Pierre Bachelet dies in the city of…

  6. This Day in Music

    February 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Tim Kelly, guitarist for Slaughter, dies from injuries suffered in a collision on a remote highway in Arizona. Kelly, 34, is driving on State Route 96 when an 18-wheel tractor-trailer ja 2003 - Legendary Czech crooner Karel Gott announces that he would consider…

  7. Tests To Determine If Skull Is Mozart's

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Have scientists found Mozart's skull? Researchers say they'll reveal the results of DNA tests in a documentary airing Sunday (Jan. 8) on Austrian television as part of a year of celebratory events mar Have scientists found Mozart's skull? Researchers say they'll reveal the…

  8. Billboard Bits: Dinosaur Jr, Presley, 'Idol'

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Dinosaur Jr, Presley, 'Idol' Reunited rock trio Dinosaur Jr will film a live DVD during its Dec. 2-3 run at New York's Irving Plaza. The DVD will be produced by the German company Gold in Berlin, which is run by Dinosaur Jr vocalist/guitarist J Mascis' brother-in…

  9. Trapt Taking Blindside, Aphasia On The Road

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock act Trapt will hit the road this fall with Blindside and Aphasia in tow. Modern rock act Trapt will hit the road this fall with Blindside and Aphasia in tow. The groups will spend most of the next three months on tour in North America, beginning Sept. 10 in Boston and running…

  10. Chevelle, Taproot Team For Summer Tour

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rock acts Chevelle and Taproot are joining forces for a summer club/theater tour that will kick off July 9 in Indianapolis. The pairing will be on the road into mid-August with 30 Seconds To Mars also Rock acts Chevelle and Taproot are joining forces for a summer club/theater tour that will…

  11. 47th Annual Grammy Awards Winners

    February 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Winners of the 47th annual Grammy Awards, presented Feb. 13, 2005, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Staples Center. Below are the winners of the 47th annual Grammy Awards, presented Feb. 13, 2005, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Staples Center. Record Of The Year …

  12. This Day in Music

    February 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Legendary Czech crooner Karel Gott announces that he would consider running for president of the Czech Republic, to replace playwright and former dissident Vaclav Havel, whose term in of 2003 - Legendary Czech crooner Karel Gott announces that he would consider…

  13. Wilson Named MusiCares 'Person Of The Year'

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brian Wilson has been selected as the 2005 MusiCares Person of the Year. Brian Wilson has been selected as the 2005 MusiCares Person of the Year. The former Beach Boys mastermind will be honored at the Recording Academy charitable foundation's 15th annual gala tribute, set for Feb. 11 in…

  14. Simple Plan Has ... A Simple Plan

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It used to be that rock bands lived for the present and didn't worry about the future. Not so for Simple Plan. The Montreal-based act made its U.S. debut just two years ago. But with the Oct. 26 release of its sophomore set for Lava Records,…

  15. Gil, Fischer-Dieskau Win Polar Music Prize

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil and German romance singer Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau are the 2005 winners of the Polar Music Prize for their contributions to music. Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil and German romance singer Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau are the 2005 winners of the Polar Music Prize for…

  16. Hot Product

    October 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Simple Plan 'Getting' Away With It Modern rock act Simple Plan this week unleashes its sophomore album, "Still Not Getting Any...," for Lava Records. The Bob Rock-produced set is led by the single "Welcome to My Life," which is No. 26 on Billboard's Top 40…

  17. B&E: Rilo Kiley

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering. A weekly column profiling acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Rilo Kiley. Profiles of breaking acts entering Billboard charts. With a stirring meld of country-pop, rock and political swagger, Los Angeles indie darling Rilo Kiley…

  18. Simple Plan Polishing Off Sophomore Album

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock act Simple Plan will unleash its sophomore album, "Still Not Getting Any," Oct. 26 via Lava Records. Modern rock act Simple Plan will unleash its sophomore album, "Still Not Getting Any," Oct. 26 via Lava Records. The Bob Rock-produced set will be led by the…

  19. LaBelle's Back In Fashion

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After years of making fashion statements as a diva, Patti LaBelle is about to launch her own clothing line. From Nov. 6, the first collection from the Patti LaBelle line will be sold exclusively throu After years of making fashion statements as a diva, Patti LaBelle is about to launch her own…

  20. B.B. King, Ligeti Win Polar Music Prize

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blues legend B.B. King and Hungarian-born composer Gyorgy Ligeti have each been selected by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music to receive the prestigious 2004 Polar Music Prize. Sweden's King Carl XVI Blues legend B.B. King and Hungarian-born composer Gyorgy Ligeti have each been…

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