1. Ultravox Reuniting For 2009 Tour

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop/rock outfit Ultravox's 1980s lineup will reunite for a 2009 tour, marking this version of the band's first performance since Live Aid in 1985. U.K. pop/rock outfit Ultravox's 1980s lineup will reunite for a 2009 tour, marking this version of the band's first…

  2. Billboard Bits: 'Hairspray,' McDonald/Steely Dan, Duran Duran

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on 'Hairspray,' McDonald/Steely Dan, Duran Duran Queen Latifah and John Travolta are the first stars cast for New Line Cinema's film adaptation of the smash Broadway musical "Hairspray." Latifah will portray Motormouth Maybelle, while Travolta will transform into…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses 'greatest hits' collections, chart methodology and more with readers. THE GREATEST GREATEST HITS Hi Fred, I remember reading that when Madonna's "Immaculate Collection" peaked at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 in 1990, it was the highest peak for a greatest…

  4. Junior Boys Melding Simple Minds, Gershwin On New CD

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Eclectic Canadian electronica/rock act Junior Boys is eyeing an early 2006 release for its second album via KIN/Domino. Eclectic Canadian electronica/rock act Junior Boys is eyeing an early 2006 release for its second album via KIN/Domino. The set will be the follow-up to last year's…

  5. Geldof Planning African Fundraising Concert

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Geldof and Midge Ure are expected on Tuesday (May 31) to confirm details of a major summer charity concert. Bob Geldof and Midge Ure are expected on Tuesday (May 31) to confirm details of a major summer charity concert. A media gathering has been arranged in London that day to announce…

  6. New Band Aid Single Taking Shape

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Initial details have been nailed down for the impending all-star recording of a "Band Aid III" charity single. Initial details have been nailed down for the impending all-star recording of a "Band Aid III" charity single. A date has not yet been set for the new recording…

  7. Rhino Box Surveys Fertile '80s Underground

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial modern rock explosion of the following decade are the basis for Rhino's latest comprehensive musical survey. Due Oct. The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial…

  8. Rock Vets Fete Harrison On Tribute Disc

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Todd Rundgren, Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, former Byrds leader Roger McGuinn, and late Who bassist John Entwistle are among the artists who have contributed Todd Rundgren, Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, former…

  9. Rock Vets To Celebrate Harrison's 60th

    September 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In addition to a posthumous studio album from Beatles guitarist George Harrison, the coming months will bring a Harrison/Beatles tribute album under the moniker "Songs From the Material World." Accord In addition to a posthumous studio album from Beatles guitarist George Harrison,…

  10. Geldof Reemerges With 'Sex, Age & Death'

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "I never expected five years of sh*t to end up as an album," admits a typically blunt Bob Geldof, referring to "Sex, Age & Death," his first North American release of new material since 1993's "Th "I never expected five years of sh*t to end up as an…

  11. Billboard Bits: Stuart Adamson, Robert Earl Keen, & More

    April 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Stuart Adamson, Robert Earl Keen, & More A tribute concert in memory of Stuart Adamson, the late singer/guitarist and chief songwriter of '80s rock act Big Country, will take place May 31 at Glasgow's Barrowlands, Billboard Bulletin reports. The concert will benefit two…

  12. The Voice

    April 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "Opera with an attitude" goes the promo line for soccer-arena tenor Russell Watson's debut disc; it should rather be "Opera without aptitude." The young Brit indeed has a voice, one perhaps better tha "Opera with an attitude" goes the promo line for soccer…

  13. Daltrey Joins Marriott Tribute, Adds Acting Roles,

    April 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Who's Roger Daltrey is the latest artist to join the Steve Marriott tribute concert, set for April 20 at London's Astoria Theatre. The show, which will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Humb The Who's Roger Daltrey is the latest artist to join the Steve Marriott…

  14. U.K. Stars On Tap For Steve Marriott Tribute

    March 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST A variety of veteran musicians, including Peter Frampton, the Sex Pistols' Glen Matlock, and progressive rocker Roger Chapman, are set to take to the stage April 20 at London's Astoria Theatre to comm A variety of veteran musicians, including Peter Frampton, the Sex Pistols'…