1. Memories Of Montreux

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the Montreux Jazz Festival marks its 40th anniversary June 30-July 15, Billboard asked musicians and executives for their memories of Montreux and its illustrious founder, Claude Nobs. As the Montreux Jazz Festival marks its 40th anniversary June 30-July 15, Billboard asked musicians and…

  2. Q&A: Montreux Founder Claude Nobs (continued)

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard interview with the founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival - page three. The cost of booking artists has been rising in past years. How do you deal with this new environment? In general, artists accept lower fees because it is Montreux. They also accept to be filmed and they get a…

  3. Petty, Morrison, Nelson Top 'Austin City Limits' Bill

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Massive Attack and Gnarls Barkley are among those lined up to play the 2006 Austin City Limits Festival. The Sept. 15-17 event will present 130 artists on eight Tom Petty, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Massive Attack and Gnarls Barkley are among those…

  4. 18OnTV

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 1 - 7, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 1 “The Tony Danza Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): James Hill (also scheduled: Brooke Burns, Matt Daves). “TRL,” MTV Featured artist(s): Fort Minor. “The Apprentice,” NBC Featured artist(s): Burt Bacharach. “Phil Vassar: Piano…

  5. Matt Costa

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A reissue and wider distribution puts singer/songwriter's debut in front of a whole new audience. On his full-length debut, modestly titled "Songs We Sing," singer/songwriter Matt Costa channels the spirit of the 1960s. It's an era that has influenced Costa's music…

  6. NICOLAI DUNGER, "Here's My Song. You Can Have It ... I Don't Want It Anymore/Yours 4-Ever"

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Recorded in 2003 and sitting in limbo until now, former Swedish soccer sensation Nicolai Dunger's latest album is finally up and out thanks to the Zoe/Rounder A&R department. Recorded in 2003 and sitting in limbo until now, former Swedish soccer sensation Nicolai Dunger's latest…

  7. Chart Beat

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Van Morrison, Kris Kristofferson, David Gilmour, Pearl Jam, Daniel Powter, Bo Bice and the Dixie Chicks are among those making noteworthy moves and news. 'PAY' PER VAN : One of the most consistent hitmakers of the last four decades returns to The Billboard 200 with his 39th chart…

  8. Juvenile's 'Reality' Upends Ne-Yo At No. 1

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rapper Juvenile scores the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200 chart for the first time in his career this week. "Reality Check" (UTP/Atlantic) sold 174,000 copies this week in the United States, accordin Rapper Juvenile scores the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200 chart for the first…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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 …

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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.…

  18. 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&…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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