1. Wolfgang's Vault Opening Entire Concert Catalog For Downloads

    September 29, 2009 6:12 PM EDT The once controversial Wolfgang's Vault , which has amassed the largest collection of licensed streaming live recordings on the Internet, is about to make a treasure trove of those concerts available for downloading. Beginning Nov. 3, the site will add more than 1,000 titles from 919…

  2. Late-Night Phoenix Set Entertains At Bonnaroo

    June 14, 2009 8:22 AM EDT Phoenix French indie pop group Phoenix made the best of tough late-night timeslot on Friday at Bonnaroo '09: With headliners Phish drawing the bulk of the crowd to the main What Stage, Phoenix held its own party in That Tent at 11:30, playing up the rock angle of its music for a taut, 45…

  3. Phoenix Conquers The States

    May 11, 2009 11:04 AM EDT Win Phoenix Tickets As the French rock band Phoenix gears up for the May 26 release of its fifth LP, "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix," Billboard is giving you the chance to see the group perform live in New York and Los Angeles. Click here to win a pair of tickets to see Phoenix in…

  4. March 16, 2009

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Daniel MacMaster, former lead singer of Bonham, dies of pneumonia at a hospital in Ontario, Canada at the age of 39. 2008 – Former ABBA drummer Ola Brunkert, 62, is found dead with cuts to his neck in the garden of his house on the Spanish island of Mallorca. Police say his death was…

  5. Phoenix Rises With New Album, Label

    February 26, 2009 3:41 PM EST French rock/house band Phoenix will release its fifth studio album, "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix," on May 26. The ten-song set will come out worldwide via the band's own imprint Loyaute, and on Glassnote in the U.S.. "Wolfgang" was recorded in the Paris home studio of…

  6. Eddie Van Halen Hopeful For New Music, Tour

    February 03, 2009 4:30 PM EST Almost nine months since Van Halen wrapped its first tour since 1984 with original lead singer David Lee Roth, guitarist Eddie Van Halen is hopeful there will be future activity for the group. Van Halen tells Spinner.com that after he and girlfriend Janie Liszewski get married in June and his…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - BMI assistant vice president Patricia Baird, whose more than 35-year career helped to launch such stars as Isaac Hayes, Donny Hathaway, Three Dog Night, Blood, Sweat Y Tears, and Grand Funk Rai 2006 - BMI assistant vice president Patricia Baird, whose more than 35-year career helped to…

  8. No New Hendrix Just Yet On Wolfgang's Vault

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Enterprises (UME) says there are no plans to release Jimi Hendrix archival material as part of a recent agreement with Wolfgang's Vault to sell vintage live performance downloads on th Universal Music Enterprises (UME) says there are no plans to release Jimi Hendrix…

  9. Van Halen Tour Grosses More Than $93 Mil

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Though not without setbacks, the Van Halen reunion tour ended up a massive success, wrapping June 2 in Grand Rapids, Mich., with a total gross of more than $93 million and close to one million in atte Though not without setbacks, the Van Halen reunion tour ended up a massive success, wrapping…

  10. Wolfgang's Vault Opens For Downloading

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The recordings include live performances by UMG artists culled from thousands of Bill Graham-promoted concerts, along with gems from other catalogs and archives dating back decades. Through a new arrangement between Wolfgang's Vault and Universal Music Group, vintage concert recordings…

  11. This Day in Music

    May 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Eurovision Song Contest reaches the milestone of its 1000th Eurovision song when Ireland's representative, Brian Kennedy, performs his own composition, "Every Song Is a Cry for Love." 2006 - The Eurovision Song Contest reaches the milestone of its 1000th Eurovision…

  12. This Day in Music

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Galway singer Julie Feeney is the surprise winner of Ireland's inaugural Choice Music Prize, announced during a ceremony at Dublin's Vicar Street music. 2006 - Galway singer Julie Feeney is the surprise winner of Ireland's inaugural Choice Music Prize, announced during a…

  13. Van Halen Reschedules Spring Shows

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Van Halen has rescheduled tour dates postponed earlier this month when guitarist Eddie Van Halen was undergoing tests for an unspecified medical condition. Van Halen has rescheduled tour dates postponed earlier this month when guitarist Eddie Van Halen was undergoing tests for an unspecified…

  14. This Day in Music

    March 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The video for the hit Natasha Bedingfield single "Unwritten" premieres on Microsoft Xbox 360, kicking off a year-long partnership between the gaming company and Epic Records. 2006 - The video for the hit Natasha Bedingfield single "Unwritten" premieres on Microsoft…

  15. Van Halen Putting Tour On Hold For A Month

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After postponing a handful of dates last week in order for guitarist Eddie Van Halen to undergo tests for an unspecified medical condition, Van Halen is postponing all tour activity until April 19. Se After postponing a handful of dates last week in order for guitarist Eddie Van Halen to…

  16. Sources: Van Halen Tour Not Being Canceled

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Despite reports to the contrary, sources with Van Halen tell Billboard the band's tour is not being canceled, though tonight's (March 3) scheduled show at the American Airlines Center in Dallas has be Despite reports to the contrary, sources with Van Halen tell Billboard the band&…

  17. Van Halen Beefs Up 2008 Itinerary

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Van Halen has added 23 new U.S. dates to its reunion tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth, extending the trek into April. Van Halen has added 23 new U.S. dates to its reunion tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth, extending the trek into April. Beyond the five shows added in…

  18. Van Halen Extends Tour With 2008 Dates

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected, Van Halen's tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth has been extended into 2008. The Live Nation produced trek -- Roth, Eddie and Alex Van Halen and Eddie Van Halen's teenage son Wo As expected, Van Halen's tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth has…

  19. Van Halen / Nov. 13, 2007 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST It's all so unlikely, or is it? I'm talking about the fact that David Lee Roth, at 53, has a lustrous, full head of hair, a mind-bogglingly ripped physique and enough command over his voice to lead Va It's all so unlikely, or is it? I'm talking about the fact that David…

  20. Anthony 'Totally Fine' Without Van Halen

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Michael Anthony is getting his post-Van Halen career going in earnest. Michael Anthony is getting his post-Van Halen career going in earnest. After his acrimonious and controversial ouster from the hard rock group he helped to found -- which is currently on the road with original frontman…

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