1. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum Records in the 1990s, dies in a Memphis hospital. He is 78. 2005 - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum…

  2. This Day in Music

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Lil' Kim appears at the 2006 MTV Video Music awards fresh from prison, wearing a business suit that is a far cry from the skimpy getups of her past. 2006 - Lil' Kim appears at the 2006 MTV Video Music awards fresh from prison, wearing a business suit that is a far cry from…

  3. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival / April 27-29, 2006 / New Orleans (Fair Grounds Race Course)

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Last year's edition of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was aptly dubbed a miracle, because divine intervention -- manifested via major sponsorship from Shell Oil Co. and the sheer determina Last year's edition of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was aptly dubbed…

  4. Norah Rebounds To No. 1 In Post-Grammy Week

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a week where the top nine albums moved more than 100,000 units, Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" tops The Billboard 200 for a second time. The Blue Note effort crowned the list when it debuted two weeks In a week where the top nine albums moved more than 100,000 units, Norah…

  5. Mika Tops U.K. Singles, Album Chart Again

    February 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Casablanca/Universal Island's breakthrough artist Mika again scored "double top" as the new U.K. sales charts were published yesterday (Feb. 18). "Grace Kelly" started a fifth week atop the singles su Casablanca/Universal Island's breakthrough artist Mika again…

  6. Ask Billboard

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about the Fixx, the Jonas Brothers and Van Morrison. IT'S ABOUT TIME Hi Keith, I'm a little embarrassed that my first question to you is about the Jonas Brothers. I noticed that they debuted this week at No. 40 on The Billboard Hot 100 with "…

  7. Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rod Stewart has spent the past five or so years singing the Great American Songbook and, more recently, the "Great Rock Classics of Our Time." But in concert this year, he's reminding us that he's bee Rod Stewart has spent the past five or so years singing the Great…

  8. Stewart, Connick Jr., Morrison Set For Jazz Fest

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Organizers of the 38th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival have announced the lineup for this year's two-weekend event. Rod Stewart, Van Morrison, Norah Jones, Brad Paisley and Dr. John le Organizers of the 38th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival have announced…

  9. This Day in Music

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>An early collection of Shania Twain's work - recorded when she was still billing herself Eilleen Shania Twain - is released by Jomato Records. The set, "Beginnings (1989-90)," predates t 2002 - Oasis is forced to postpone its remaining two German tour…

  10. This Day in Music

    November 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Clint Black is on hand to help the Salvation Army launch its annual holiday fundraising drive. Black entertains during the third annual "National Kettle Kick-off," a half-time event at t 2005 - Country music makes itself comfortable all around New York when…

  11. 46OnTV

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 13-20, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 13 "GAC Nights," Great American Country Featured artist(s): Sugarland. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): George Jones (also scheduled: Robin Williams). "The Tonight Show with Jay…

  12. This Day in Music

    November 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Madrid band Jarabe De Palo tops the 45th Premios Ondas in Barcelona, winning for best album ("Depende") and best video. Other winners include Alejandro Sanz for best song ("Corazon") and 2005 - Billy Joel announces his return to the road as a solo…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Los Angeles sheriff's investigators search for Sandra Ann Rosas, the wife of Los Lobos singer-guitarist Cesar Rosas, after finding her van abandoned in La Puente, Calif., and arresting h 2004 - For his enduring influence and contributions to music, Stevie Wonder…

  14. Billboard Bits: Tom Petty, Bono/Dave Stewart, Siouxsie Sioux

    September 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty was in a celebratory mood last night (Sept. 26) at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, coercing Jeff Lynne on stage to perform the Traveling Wilburys' hit "Handle With Care" with he and the H Tom Petty was in a celebratory mood last night (Sept. 26) at the Hollywood…

  15. 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…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Songwriter Harold Clayton, who co-wrote the SOS Band hit "Take Your Time (Do It Right)," is killed in a hit-and-run accident in Los Angeles. He is 53.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Carl Wayne, the former lead…

  17. Billboard Bits: Ray Davies, Kotche/Cline, Wax On Radio/The North Atlantic

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kinks frontman/co-founder Ray Davies will be honored with the prestigious BMI Icon award during the performing rights organization's annual London awards, to be held Oct. 3 at the Dorchester Hotel. Kinks frontman/co-founder Ray Davies will be honored with the prestigious BMI Icon award…

  18. Shout! Factory Preps Decades-Spanning Hooker Box

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The music of legendary bluesman John Lee Hooker will be released on a 4-CD box set Oct. 31 via Shout! Factory. The music of legendary bluesman John Lee Hooker will be released on a 4-CD box set Oct. 31 via Shout! Factory. "Hooker" will cull material from all eras of the artist'…

  19. Rod Stewart Returns To Rock On New Album

    July 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rod Stewart is retiring his series of standards albums and returning to the rock and roll of his roots. Rod Stewart is retiring his series of standards albums and returning to the rock and roll of his roots. Due Oct. 10 via J, "Still the Same ... Great Rock Classics of Our Time"…

  20. Hooker Estate Licenses Catalog To Shout Factory

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT John Lee Hooker could not read or write, but the legendary Delta blues man's estate is hoping to educate a new legion of fans about his 50-year musical legacy. John Lee Hooker could not read or write, but the legendary Delta blues man's estate is hoping to educate a new legion of…

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