1. Westlife, Jamiroquai Assume Control Of U.K. Charts

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Irish boy band Westlife achieved its 14th U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Nov. 12), as its version of Bette Midler's 1980 American hit "The Rose" for S/Sony BMG entered at the top. Meanwhile, Jamiroquai Irish boy band Westlife achieved its 14th U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Nov. 12…

  2. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Australian rocker Ted Mulry dies in a Sydney hospital, following a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He is 49.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after…

  3. This Day in Music

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1987 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Who's That Girl," Madonna. It is the title song of Madonna's third film.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1998 - Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near…

  4. Veteran Guitarist Johnny Jenkins Dies

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Johnny Jenkins, a guitarist who worked with Otis Redding in the early 1960s and influenced Jimi Hendrix through his acrobatic playing style, has died. Johnny Jenkins, a guitarist who worked with Otis Redding in the early 1960s and influenced Jimi Hendrix through his acrobatic playing style,…

  5. Weapons Charges Dropped Against Young Jeezy

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Weapons charged were dropped today (May 16) against Young Jeezy because of insufficient evidence regarding his involvement in a March shootout in Miami Beach. Weapons charged were dropped today (May 16) against Young Jeezy because of insufficient evidence regarding his involvement in a March…

  6. Young Jeezy Arrested After Florida Shootout

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Young Jeezy was arrested after an alleged shootout in Miami's South Beach involving some of his friends. The 28-year-old rapper, born Jay Jenkins, was charged with two counts of carrying a concealed f Young Jeezy was arrested after an alleged shootout in Miami's South Beach…

  7. Pinback Dusts Off For Spring Tour

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST San Diego-based rock act Pinback will return to the road April 20 in Santa Barbara, Calif., for a month-long North American tour. San Diego-based rock act Pinback will return to the road April 20 in Santa Barbara, Calif., for a month-long North American tour. The group has been off the road…

  8. Billboard Bits: Pearl Jam, Vanessa Carlton, Don Caballero

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Pearl Jam, Vanessa Carlton, Don Caballero The first taste of music from the new Pearl Jam album , the single "World Wide Suicide," was digitally delivered by J Records this morning (Feb. 24) to U.S. rock radio outlets in the form of a 15-second chorus snippet. The full track…

  9. Billboard Bits: Nobel Prize, CSN, Carl Craig

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Nobel Prize, CSN, Carl Craig Veteran artists Duran Duran and Gladys Knight, Latin star Juanes, U.K. pop act Sugababes and cellist Yo-Yo Ma are among the artists who will perform at the 2005 Nobel Peace Price Concert. The Dec. 11 event in Oslo, Norway, will also include performances by…

  10. Westlife Assumes Control Of U.K. Charts

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Irish pop act Westlife not only started a second week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Nov. 6) with "You Raise Me Up" (S/Sony BMG), but now also wear the album chart crown after "Face To Face" e Irish pop act Westlife not only started a second week atop the U.K.…

  11. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Van Morrison becomes the first inductee to the Hot Press Irish Music Hall of Fame (IMHF) at a ceremony in Dublin.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Panamanian Singer/songwriter and actor Ruben Blades begins his tenure as…

  12. This Day in Music

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1987 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Who's That Girl," Madonna. It is the title song of Madonna's third film.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1998 - Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near…

  13. Snow Patrol Rides Live 8 Momentum, Polishes New Tunes

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scottish/Irish rock act Snow Patrol is among the acts performing tonight at the last of the 10 Live 8 shows in Edinburgh, having already appeared at the London edition of the event on Saturday. Scottish/Irish rock act Snow Patrol is among the acts performing tonight (July 6) at the last of…

  14. Rounder, Sun Expose Archives Digitally

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The digital world has added many new wrinkles to the music landscape, the latest being the immediate availability of sought-after vintage and long out-of-print works. The digital world has added many new wrinkles to the music landscape, the latest being the immediate availability of sought…

  15. Billboard Bits: Michael Franti, B.G., Lizz Wright

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Michael Franti, B.G., Lizz Wright Outspoken musician/poet/activist Michael Franti will record his next album in Kingston, Jamaica, with Island Records founder Chris Blackwell executive producing. Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare and Mario Caldato Jr. (Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson) are…

  16. 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 …

  17. First CMA Music Fest Artists Confirmed

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts and Gretchen Wilson are among the initial slate of performers set to appear at the 2005 CMA Music Festival. Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts and Gretchen Wilson are…

  18. Carlton Finds Harmony On Sophomore CD

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Vanessa Carlton will unveil her sophomore album, "Harmonium," Nov. 9 via Interscope. First single "White Houses" debuts this week at No. 100 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is No. 32 in Singer/songwriter Vanessa Carlton will unveil her sophomore album, "…

  19. Reed, Roots, Macy To Rock For Vanity Fair

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lou Reed, the Roots and Macy Gray are among the acts confirmed for Vanity Fair and DKNY Jeans' "In Concert," to be held Oct. 21 at New York's Irving Plaza and Oct. 23 at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Ang Lou Reed, the Roots and Macy Gray are among the acts confirmed for…

  20. Newman, Connick Win Music Emmys

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Randy Newman and Harry Connick Jr. were among the music-related winners of the 56th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Randy Newman and Harry Connick Jr. were among the music-related winners of the 56th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Newman picked up a trophy for outstanding title theme music for…

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