1. Billboard Bits: The Who, $2 Bill Concert, Hawkins

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on The Who, $2 Bill Concert, Hawkins Veteran U.K. rock act the Who will stage its only planned U.S. performance of the year June 13 at Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope charity dinner at New York's Gotham Hall. Jon Bon Jovi will be among the event's "American Legends…

  2. Billboard Bits: Tom Waits, Torres, Yerba Buena

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Tom Waits, Torres, Yerba Buena Adamantly anti-commercial artist Tom Waits is contemplating legal action over an ad campaign for GM's Opel car line running in Europe's Scandinavian region that reportedly boasts music and a vocal resembling his own. The singer/songwriter…

  3. Diverse Lineup Set For Rochester Jazz Fest

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT More than 100 concerts have been scheduled for the fourth annual Rochester (N.Y.) International Jazz Festival, including shows by Sonny Rollins, Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Chris Botti, Chaka Khan and More than 100 concerts have been scheduled for the fourth annual Rochester (N.Y.)…

  4. La Espada de la Noche

    April 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excellence in jazz is all about the freedom to musically explore with an open mind and heart to ultimately find one's voice. Excellence in jazz is all about the freedom to musically explore with an open mind and heart to ultimately find one's voice. On "La Espada de la Noche,…

  5. 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists Below are the finalists for the 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards, to be presented April 28 in Miami. Hot Latin Track Of The Year: "Me Dedique A Perderte" Alejandro Fernandez (Sony Discos) "Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor" Juanes (Surco…

  6. Billboard Bits: Grammy Auction, Crespo, Cash

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Online auction benefits Grammy charities, Elvis Crespo to perform during La 2da Edicion de Premios Fox Sports and Rosanne Cash slates third and final acoustic concert at New York's Rubin Museum of Art Memorabilia from the likes of Madonna, Aerosmith, Beyoncé, U2 singer Bono, Melissa…

  7. 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong . . .

    November 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hardcore Bon Jovi fans will devour the band's first boxed set. But casual listeners beware: "100,000,000" does not cater to those looking for the familiar. Hardcore Bon Jovi fans will devour the band's first boxed set. But casual listeners beware: "100,000,000"…

  8. Bon Jovi: Rocking Millions From New Jersey To The World

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The following feature excerpted from a 28-page special Bon Jovi section in the Nov. 20 issue of Billboard. • To purchase the special Bon Jovi issue, click here . • Additional interview content not available in the magazine is…

  9. New Bon Jovi Studio Album, Tour Due

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A new Bon Jovi album due in the spring will be a "loud guitar, big rock record," says Jon Bon Jovi. "We're very excited about it, and I'm very confident it's going to be a big record for us." Guitaris A new Bon Jovi album due in the spring will be a "…

  10. Tunes On TV

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 18-24, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 18 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artists: Jane Monheit, Michael Buble (also scheduled: Jimmy Carter). "Live with Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist:…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses the Supremes, Usher, Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart and Laura Branigan with readers. WHERE DID THE TIME GO? Hi Fred, My name is Fernando. I am 24 years old from Ecuador and my favorite group in the world is the Supremes. Aug. 22 marked the 40th anniversary of…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Ashanti takes home a leading eight awards, including R&B/hip-hop artist and female artist of the year for her self-titled debut album and the hit single "Foolish," at the 2002 Billbo 2002 - Ashanti takes home a leading eight awards, including R&B…

  13. Nazario Breaks Latin Albums Chart Jinx

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. There's been a dry spell for women on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. Since the beginning of the year, only one female artist -- the late Celia Cruz -- has topped the list. As far as pop is concerned, no woman has been No. 1 in terms…

  14. Tunes on TV

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 20-26, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 20 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Annie Lennox (also scheduled: Angelina Jolie). "MWL Stacked," CMT Featured Artist: Shania Twain. "Monday Night…

  15. Compay Segundo Dead At 95

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Compay Segundo, one of Cuba's oldest "troubadours" and charming frontman for the Buena Vista Social Club group, died this morning (July 14) in Havana. He was 95. Segundo, whose real name was Francisco Compay Segundo, one of Cuba's oldest "troubadours" and…

  16. Tercera Dimension

    May 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With this debut disc, Julio Iglesias Jr. takes his first steps with some mighty big shoes. With this debut disc, Julio Iglesias Jr. takes his first steps with some mighty big shoes. And unlike his crooner dad, the younger Iglesias opts for a more rock-flavored adventure. Doubters may question…

  17. Billboard Bits: Eminem/Nas, Styx, Cabo Jazz Fest

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Eminem/Nas, Styx, Cabo Jazz Fest Rappers Eminem and Nas will receive awards for youth empowerment and community development at the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network's (HSAN) Detroit event on Saturday (April 26). Eminem will be honored with HSAN's outstanding achievement award…

  18. Freelon, Cubanismo Set For San Jose Jazz Fest

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Nnenna Freelon, saxophonist Jimmy Heath, flutist Nester Torres, and acclaimed groups Cubanismo and the Yellowjackets are among the acts booked for the 14th annual San Jose Jazz Festival. Vocalist Nnenna Freelon, saxophonist Jimmy Heath, flutist Nester Torres, and acclaimed groups…

  19. Billboard Bits: Ricky Martin, Les Nubians, 'rocktalk'

    December 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories about Ricky Martin's 2003 Spanish-launguage album, Les Nubians collaborate with Talib Kweli, and the WE: Women's Entertainment special "rocktalk." Ricky Martin will release his first Spanish-language album in five years in 2003, Billboard Bulletin reports. The disc…

  20. Jon Bon Jovi Aids N.J. School Raise Funds

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jon Bon Jovi took a break from his namesake band's international tour to help a high school group raise $36,500 for a local medical clinic. The artist performed 10 songs during his appearance yesterda Jon Bon Jovi took a break from his namesake band's international tour to help a…

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