1. 6 Questions With Van Morrison

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rare insight into his country covers album, "Pay the Devil," and future plans. Few long-term recording artists remain as enigmatic as Van Morrison. The Belfast, Ireland-born creator of countless classic albums and songs is notoriously media-wary and prefers to focus his energy on a…

  2. Gilmour's 'Island' Grabs No. 1 In U.K.

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST David Gilmour's third solo album, "On an Island" (EMI), powered to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (March 13), becoming his first chart-topper in his own name. David Gilmour's third solo album, "On an Island" (EMI), powered to No. 1 on the U.K. album…

  3. Country Cousins

    March 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Veteran singer/songwriter Van Morrison aligned with Lost Highway for the release of his new studio album, the country-dominated "Pay the Devil." Veteran singer/songwriter Van Morrison aligned with Lost Highway for the release of his new studio album, the country-dominated "Pay…

  4. Billboard Bits: Daft Punk, Van Morrison, Elf Power

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Daft Punk, Van Morrison, Elf Power In what will be a rare live appearance in the United States, French techno duo Daft Punk has joined the lineup for the 2006 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. The group didn't play any shows in North America in support of its 2005…

  5. Strokes Earn First U.K. No. 1 Album

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. album yesterday (Jan. 9) with their third Rough Trade set, "First Impressions of Earth." The group reached No. 2 with their two previous stud New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. album yesterday (Jan. 9…

  6. Van Morrison Signs With Lost Highway

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Veteran singer/songwriter Van Morrison has aligned with Lost Highway for the release of his next studio album, the country-dominated "Pay the Devil." Veteran singer/songwriter Van Morrison has aligned with Lost Highway for the release of his next studio album, the country-dominated …

  7. A Thea Thing

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Intensity and independence, 'not to mention the visceral thrill of the music,' sends one looking for more Thea Gilmore. I first heard Thea Gilmore a few years ago on a noncommercial New York station. The song was "Mainstream," and it was a pull-off-to-the-side of the road…

  8. This Day in Music

    November 30, 2005 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…

  9. This Day in Music

    November 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1997 - </b>The sixth album from late rapper 2Pac, "R U Still Down? (Remember Me)," is released posthumously.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Kenny Chesney ends his 2000 tour with a sold out concert in Johnson City, Tenn.…

  10. This Day in Music

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1997 - </b>Following in the footsteps of Garth Brooks, Metallica holds a free concert in Philadelphia to celebrate the release of its newest album "Re-Load."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - Van Morrison is ordered in London&…

  11. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2005 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…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Van Morrison becomes the first inductee to the Hot Press Irish Music Hall of Fame (IMHF) at a ceremony in Dublin.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Panamanian Singer/songwriter and actor Ruben Blades begins his tenure as…

  13. This Day in Music

    August 31, 2005 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…

  14. Friends Line Up To Duet With B.B. King

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With a special birthday just around the corner, B.B. King is nearly ready to unveil his latest star-studded duets album. Due Sept. 13, just three days before the blues great's 80th birthday, the Geffe With a special birthday just around the corner, B.B. King is nearly ready to unveil his…

  15. Glastonbury Gears Up For Another Year

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rain, hail or mud: nothing is likely to dampen the spirits of those visiting England's annual Glastonbury Festival. The three-day event, which begins Friday (June 24), is widely recognized as one of t Rain, hail or mud: nothing is likely to dampen the spirits of those visiting England&…

  16. Kings Of Leon, Secret Machines Make Touring Team

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here in April, Kings Of Leon and Secret Machines will head out on the road together this summer. As first tipped here in April, Kings Of Leon and Secret Machines will head out on the road together this summer. The tour will begin July 15 in Portland, Ore., and will last…

  17. Benefit Bash To Celebrate B.B. King's 80th

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT B.B. King will celebrate his approaching 80th birthday with a multi-artist blues concert in Mississippi that will benefit the planned B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center. B.B. King will celebrate his approaching 80th birthday with a multi-artist blues concert in Mississippi that…

  18. System Of A Down 'Mezmerizes' Album Chart

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scoring its second No. 1 with "Mezmerize," System Of A Down leads an influx of Billboard 200 entries, breathing life into the chart after weeks of declining sales. The American/Columbia title provided Scoring its second No. 1 with "Mezmerize," System Of A Down leads an…

  19. Oasis Tops U.K. Singles Chart

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Lyla" (Big Brother) gave Oasis its seventh No. 1 U.K. single yesterday (May 22), ending Akon's two-week run at the top with "Lonely" (Universal). Meanwhile, veteran dance act Faithless scored an inst "Lyla" (Big Brother) gave Oasis its seventh No. 1 U.K.…

  20. Hot Product

    May 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from New York-based psychedelic rock outfit Mercury Rev, "The Secret Migration" (V2). An expanded reissue of influential U.K. rock quartet Gang Of Four's 1977 debut album, "Entertainment!…

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