1. Aiken Covers Elton, Adams, Celine On New Album

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Season two "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken tackles a host of enduring power ballads on his third album, "A Thousand Different Ways." Due Sept. 19 via RCA, the set features 10 covers and four new Season two "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken tackles a host…

  2. Rolling Stones Set Fall North American Stadium Run

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones will return to North American for another leg of their A Bigger Bang tour, which is destined to be the top-grossing trek in history. The second North American leg, which follows a r The Rolling Stones will return to North American for another leg of their A Bigger Bang tour…

  3. This Day in Music

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1977 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Got to Give It Up (Pt. 1)," Marvin Gaye.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Industrial supergroup the Damage Manual is forced to scrap its North American tour, due to what an Invisible…

  4. 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…

  5. Buck Shout

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Buck 65 gives a shout out to Canadians at the Juno Awards. Rich Terfry, aka Buck 65, performs during the Juno Awards April 2 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The artist won a Juno for video of the year for "Devil's Eyes" and co-hosted the event. News …

  6. NGDB Teams With Nelson During 40th Anniv. Tour

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As it celebrates its 40th anniversary, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will hit the road in North America throughout the year. Among the plans are a string of Canadian dates opening for Willie Nelson. As it celebrates its 40th anniversary, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will hit the road in North…

  7. Tool Counts Down 'Days' To New Album

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rock act Tool will break a five-year silence on May 2 with its next Volcano album, "10,000 Days." No other details have yet been revealed about the project, which is the follow-up to 2001's "Lateralus Rock act Tool will break a five-year silence on May 2 with its next…

  8. Alice In Chains Members Regroup For Tour

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST The surviving members of Alice In Chains are hitting the road this summer for the first time since frontman Layne Staley's death from a drug overdose in 2002. With Staley, Alice In Chains' last tour w The surviving members of Alice In Chains are hitting the road this summer for the…

  9. Nickelback Tops Junos Nominees

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nickelback leads the pack with six nominations for the Junos, Canada's music awards. With six nominations Nickelback dominate the nomination list for Canada's 2006 Juno Awards. The Albertan rock act garnered nominations for top group, fan's choice award and the single award for…

  10. Stones Roll Into Rio For Free Copacabana Beach Gig

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Roll over, bossa nova. The Rolling Stones will take over Rio de Janeiro's famed Copacabana Beach Saturday (Feb. 18) for what promises to be a historic rock'n'roll extravaganza. Organizers expect more Roll over, bossa nova. The Rolling Stones will take over Rio de Janeiro's…

  11. This Day in Music

    January 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>A benefit concert for convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal is held at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. The event, with attendance pegged at around 16,000, is organ 2005 - Legendary rock drummer Jim Capaldi dies after a brief fight with stomach…

  12. Billboard Bits: Junos, Top Of The Pops, Neil Young

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Junos, Top Of The Pops, Neil Young U.K. rock group Coldplay joins native crooner Michael Buble and rock act Nickelback as the first artists confirmed to perform at Canada's 2006 Juno Awards ceremony. The April 2 event will take place at the Halifax (Nova Scotia) Metro Centre and…

  13. Feist Keeps Touring, Plots Next Album

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST For more than two years, Calgary native/Paris resident Leslie Feist has been touring behind her debut Cherry Tree/Interscope album, "Let It Die." For more than two years, Calgary native/Paris resident Leslie Feist has been touring behind her debut Cherry Tree/Interscope album, "…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Trail-blazing Brazilian composer/guitarist Luis Bonfa dies of cancer in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 78. Bonfa wrote the bossa nova score for the 1959 film "Black Orpheus," which introdu 2003 - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach…

  15. 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…

  16. NEIL YOUNG NATION: A Quest, an Obsession (and a True Story)

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Vancouver novelist Chong (Baroque-A-Nova, 2002) hits the road with a few buddies to retrace Neil Young's steps to rock stardom. Vancouver novelist Chong (Baroque-A-Nova, 2002) hits the road with a few buddies to retrace Neil Young's steps to rock stardom. In 2004, Chong was nearing…

  17. DUDLEY MOORE: An Intimate Portrait

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Musician and journalist Fruchter recalls 15 warm, happy years with actor/musician Dudley Moore. Musician and journalist Fruchter recalls 15 warm, happy years with actor/musician Dudley Moore. How refreshing that "Intimate" in the subtitle of this show-business memoir refers not to…

  18. Billboard Bits: DMB, Northern State, Nickelback

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Dave Matthews Band, Northern State, Nickelback Dave Matthews Band's latest studio album, "Stand Up," is only four months old, but the group is already itching to make its sequel. Indeed, according to RCA senior VP of marketing Hugh Surratt, a new DMB album could be out…

  19. Nouvelle Vague Ready For Debut U.S. Tour

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT French duo Nouvelle Vague will embark on its first U.S. headlining tour starting this weekend in New York. French duo Nouvelle Vague will embark on its first U.S. headlining tour starting this weekend in New York. The group is the brainchild of French producers Marc Collins and Olivier Labaux…

  20. Parton Gearing Up For 'Vintage' Tour

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dolly Parton will return to the road next month as part of the Vintage Tour, which will get underway Aug. 16 at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, N.J. Dolly Parton will return to the road next month as part of the Vintage Tour, which will get underway Aug. 16 at the House of Blues in…

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