1. Wolfgang's Vault Files Countersuit Over Archives

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST A rock archive Web site is fighting back against a copyright lawsuit brought by some of music's most notable classic rock acts, dragging two major record labels into the battle. A rock archive Web site is fighting back against a copyright lawsuit brought by some of music's most…

  2. Van Halen Tour On Hold But Still In The Works

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST A prospective Van Halen tour with original frontman David Lee Roth has derailed. Sources tell Billboard.com the decision to postpone the outing indefinitely was not due to any internal strife among ba A prospective Van Halen tour with original frontman David Lee Roth has derailed. Sources…

  3. Beyonce Reigns Over Soul Train Nominations

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST With three nominations, Beyonce is leading contender for the 2007 Soul Train Music Awards. The nominations for the 21st edition of the awards were announced this morning (Feb. 6) at Spago restaurant i With three nominations, Beyonce is leading contender for the 2007 Soul Train Music Awards.…

  4. Roth Rejoins Van Halen For Summer Tour

    February 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Van Halen summer tour with David Lee Roth exclusively revealed here last week has now been confirmed by the band's publicist. In a statement, the group said it would tour with David Lee Roth on vo The Van Halen summer tour with David Lee Roth exclusively revealed here last week has…

  5. Exclusive: Van Halen Reuniting With Roth For Tour

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sources tell Billboard.com a contract could be signed as soon as today for Live Nation to produce a 40-date amphitheatre tour by Van Halen this summer, with original frontman David Lee Roth back in th Sources tell Billboard.com a contract could be signed as soon as today for Live Nation to…

  6. THE LIBRETTIST OF VENICE

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Lively biography of the Italian librettist of Mozart's three most famous operas emphasizes his restless desire for distinction. Lively biography of the Italian librettist of Mozart's three most famous operas emphasizes his restless desire for distinction. Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749–1838…

  7. PLAY, MOZART, PLAY!

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST In celebration of the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth, S"s beautifully harmonizes words and illustration in a delightful and accessible biography of the composer for the picture-book audience. In celebration of the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth, S"s beautifully…

  8. Hagar Hoping Van Halen Takes High Road At Rock Hall

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Van Halen's appearance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on March 12 "could go a lot of different ways," according to Sammy Hagar. That said, Hagar -- the group's second frontman, f Van Halen's appearance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction…

  9. Rock Legends Sue Over Graham-Sourced Recordings

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Some of rock'n'roll's biggest names have teamed up to sue the owner of a Web site that specializes in streaming rare concert recordings. Wolfgang's Vault offers thousands of recordings of rare audio a Some of rock'n'roll's biggest names have teamed up to sue…

  10. Eddie Van Halen Taps Teenage Son As New Bassist

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Eddie Van Halen has tapped his 15-year-old son, Wolfgang, as the replacement for Michael Anthony in Van Halen, a spokesperson confirms to Billboard.com. Father and son, along with Eddie's drummer brot Eddie Van Halen has tapped his 15-year-old son, Wolfgang, as the replacement for…

  11. Billboard Bits: Phil Lesh, AOL Music, Tokio Hotel

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Grateful Dead principal Phil Lesh has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to a post on his Web site. Grateful Dead principal Phil Lesh has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to a post on his Web site . The 66-year-old artist, who had a liver transplant in 1998, will…

  12. This Day in Music

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Utterly unique, 6'5", 300-pound singer/songwriter Wesley Willis passes away at the age of 40 after a long battle with chronic myelogenous leukemia. The Chicago-based artist underwent eme 2005 - Bob Moog, inventor of his namesake range of synthesizers and…

  13. This Day in Music

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>The Backstreet Boys release their highly anticipated third album, "Millennium." The album goes on to become the best-selling album of the year.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Composer Graeme Revell is presented…

  14. Documents Suggest Mozart Wasn't Poor

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For centuries, historians have portrayed Mozart as poor, but new documents suggest the composer was not nearly as strapped for cash as many have believed. For centuries, historians have portrayed Mozart as poor, but new documents suggest the composer was not nearly as strapped for cash as…

  15. This Day in Music

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Raymond Rogers, who performed under the name Freaky Tah in the hip-hop group the Lost Boyz, is fatally shot in New York. Rogers, 28, is fired on by an unidentified black male wearing a s 2004 - Adan Chalino Sanchez, one of the most promising young regional Mexican…

  16. This Day in Music

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Honoring a roster of music artists that range from the Beatles to the Backstreet Boys, the Recording Industry Association of America presents the first Diamond Awards, given in recogniti 2004 - Steve Winwood receives a lifetime achievement award at the 2004 Jammys,…

  17. Rock Legends Emerge From Wolfgang's Vault

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST A wealth of vintage performances from some of rock's biggest names will hit the Internet "airwaves" tomorrow (Feb. 8) via Wolfgang's Vault. A wealth of vintage performances from some of rock's biggest names will hit the Internet "airwaves" tomorrow (Feb. 8)…

  18. DRUGS ARE NICE: A Post-Punk Memoir

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Alt-culture celeb Carver's debut memoir asks: What comes next when you've lived more by the age of 20 then most people have in their whole lives? Alt-culture celeb Carver's debut memoir asks: What comes next when you've lived more by the age of 20 then most people have in…

  19. MOZART'S WOMEN: The Man, the Music, and the Loves of His Life

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST A thoughtful portrait of the famed composer and the less famous women who inspired his work and served as its greatest vehicles. A thoughtful portrait of the famed composer and the less famous women who inspired his work and served as its greatest vehicles. Tom Hulce played it right in…

  20. 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…

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