1. Sting, Robert Downey Jr. Team for 'Prayer Cycle 2' Benefit Album

    January 20, 2011 12:30 PM EST Sting , Korn 's Jonathan Davis, System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian, Angelique Kidjo, Yes ' Jon Anderson, actor Robert Downey, Jr., and the late Jim Morrison are all part of "Prayer Cycle 2: Path to Zero," a benefit for the anti-nuclear organization Global Zero. The…

  2. Ask Billboard: Bad Medicine, Good Concerts

    October 15, 2010 4:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Last week , upon…

  3. Sara Bareilles Sings from the 'Heart' At L.A. Show

    September 30, 2010 10:26 AM EDT Judging from her recent No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 album chart, Sara Bareilles has quite a following. And while chart position says a lot about broad consumer appeal, she is much more than the typical studio musician who can sell albums. Tuesday's sold-out show at the Orpheum…

  4. U2, Glen Hansard Star in 'Music of Ireland' Documentary

    August 27, 2010 4:30 PM EDT U 2 , Glen Hansard, Damien Rice and The Script will star in the second installment of the "Music of Ireland" documentary series, which originally premiered on PBS stations in February. "Music of Ireland - Welcome to America" will roll out nationwide on public television…

  5. Sarah McLachlan Taking Lilith Fair Down Under

    August 23, 2010 12:45 PM EDT Despite a stuttering run in North America, the Lilith Fair tour is heading to Australia. Lilith co-founder Sarah McLachlan will headline the all-female lineup, which will visit these shores in October for a five-date tour. Sarah McLachlan, Miranda Lambert Among Lilith Highlights Multiple-ARIA…

  6. Ask Billboard: Is 'Idol' Ruining Rock?

    March 05, 2010 4:05 PM EST ''AMERICAN IDOL' IS DESTROYING REAL MUSIC TALENT' Hi Gary, What is going on with the charts of today? There are not enough alternative or rock songs charting high on the Billboard Hot 100. Instead we are seeing more and more music from television, such as songs from "…

  7. U2, Pete Seeger, Sinead O'Connor In PBS 'Music of Ireland' Doc

    February 10, 2010 3:40 PM EST "The Music of Ireland - Welcome Home," a documentary featuring interviews and performances from U2 , Pete Seeger , Sinead O'Connor and the Chieftans will debut on New York public television station WLIW on Feb. 17, then rollout to other PBS affiliates throughout March. "…

  8. This Day in Music

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST - MTV gives viewers a glimpse into the holiday season at the home of Ozzy Osbourne and his family with "The Osbourne Family Christmas Special." A wide range of celebrity guests join in on the fes 2003 - MTV gives viewers a glimpse into the holiday season at the home of Ozzy…

  9. This Day in Music

    November 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Perry Henzell, who in 1972 co-authored, directed and produced the Jamaican movie, "The Harder They Come," dies in Kingston, Jamaica at the age of 70. The film's soundtrack, featuring the likes 2006 - Perry Henzell, who in 1972 co-authored, directed and produced the…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Trey Anastasio begins an 18 consecutive hour DJs stint on Sirius Satellite Radio for "Trey Day, Vol. 2." 2006 - Trey Anastasio begins an 18 consecutive hour DJs stint on Sirius Satellite Radio for "Trey Day, Vol. 2." 2006 - British alternative rock trio Muse and…

  11. This Day in Music

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - British R&B artist "Long John" Baldry dies in Vancouver after battling a chest infection for four months. He is 64. Having begun his career playing folk and jazz in the late 1950s, Baldry w 2005 - British R&B artist "Long John" Baldry dies in Vancouver after…

  12. This Day in Music

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Not even the Man of Steel could stop the new album by critically acclaimed artist Sufjan Stevens from hitting most store shelves. Stevens' "Illinois" features a comic-book-style cover image of 2005 - Not even the Man of Steel could stop the new album by critically…

  13. This Day in Music

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - It is announced by his family that Ricardo Cane, singer of Afro-Cuban rumba band Los Munequitos de Matanzas, died earlier in the month of a heart condition in his hometown of Matanzas, Cuba. He 2003 - It is announced by his family that Ricardo Cane, singer of Afro-Cuban rumba band Los…

  14. This Day in Music

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A 3 to 1 move on Billboard's Hot 100 for Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" ends the nine-week reign of 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia, which slips to No. 3. 2005 - A 3 to 1 move on Billboard's Hot 100 for Gwen Stefani's "…

  15. R.E.M., NIN, STP Set For Voodoo Music Experience

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock titans R.E.M., Nine Inch Nails and Stone Temple Pilots will headline the 10th Voodoo Music Experience, Billbord.com can reveal. The event will be held Oct. 24-26 at New Orleans' City Park; Modern rock titans R.E.M., Nine Inch Nails and Stone Temple Pilots will headline the…

  16. This Day in Music

    April 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Erika Jo Heriges, an 18-year-old high school senior, is named the winner of the USA Network talent series "Nashville Star" during a live broadcast from Nashville. Her prizes include a recording 2005 - Erika Jo Heriges, an 18-year-old high school senior, is named the winner of…

  17. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting four of the five counts brought against the singer. 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting…

  18. U2 Hits The Studio In Dublin

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST U2 has hit the studio in Dublin to continue work on its next album with longtime collaborators Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. "We're going to try and break new sonic ground and deliver a masterpiece," L U2 has hit the studio in Dublin to continue work on its next album with…

  19. This Day in Music

    February 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The first new music to emerge from the Jessica Simpson/Nick Lachey split comes from Lachey, in the form of the ballad "What's Left of Me." The track premieres at 12:01 AM ET via AOL Music. 2006 - The first new music to emerge from the Jessica Simpson/Nick Lachey split…

  20. This Day in Music

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST - "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" takes home the awards in both musical categories of the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Composer Howard Shore wins the best original sco 2004 - "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" takes home the awards…

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