1. Artist Anoushka Shankar Discusses Abuse, Backs 'One Billion Rising' Campaign

    February 14, 2013 5:29 AM EST The daughter of late Indian sitar great Ravi Shankar has spoken out about how she was sexually abused as a child. Anoushka Shankar, herself a talented sitar player, has told of how she had suffered "groping, touching and verbal abuse" by a man “my parents trusted".  Shankar…

  2. Ravi Shankar to Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy

    December 12, 2012 10:45 AM EST Carole King, The Temptations, Patti Page and Lightnin' Hopkins Among Honorees On the morning after his death, the Recording Academy announced that Ravi Shankar and six others -- Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Lightnin' Hopkins, Carole King, Patti Page and the Temptations -- will…

  3. Ravi Shankar, Sitar Maestro, Dead at 92

    December 11, 2012 11:45 PM EST Ravi Shankar, the master sitar player who earned three Grammys and left an indelible mark on generations of pop influencers including the Beatles, died on Tuesday at a hospital near his home in San Diego, his foundation and record label announced . He was 92. RAVI SHANKAR & FRIENDS •…

  4. Herbie Hancock Enlists All-Star Cast For 'Imagine Project'

    May 28, 2010 2:16 PM EDT Herbie Hancock says his forthcoming album "The Imagine Project" -- due out June 22 -- was "the hardest record I've ever made." And not just because of the music. In fact, the legendary keyboardist tells Billboard.com that actually playing the 10 tracks "was easy…

  5. Thievery Corporation To Work On New Album In 2010

    October 15, 2009 3:34 PM EDT As it winds down the cycle of its latest album, 2008's Grammy-nominated "Radio Retaliation," Thievery Corporation is planning to start the new year in the recording studio. "We're going to start recording in January," Rob Garza, who formed and leads the…

  6. Herbie Hancock Enlists Dave Matthews, Jeff Beck For 'Imagine' Project

    September 11, 2009 3:19 PM EDT After Herbie Hancock won the 2008 album of the year Grammy Award for "River: The Joni Letters," he did what anyone would do after a tremendous professional accomplishment: He sat down to watch TV. As Hancock watched the PBS documentary "Journey of Man"-which traces the…

  7. Sting, Spektor, Groban Join Joshua Bell 'At Home'

    September 02, 2009 9:04 AM EDT Sting, Regina Spektor, Josh Groban and jazz trumpeter Chris Botti are among the guests who join violin virtuoso Joshua Bell on his new album, "At Home With Friends." The sixteen song set, which also features appearances by Dave Grusin and Anoushka Shankar, was born out of the…

  8. Bon Jovi, Roger Waters Set For Live Earth India

    November 21, 2008 12:43 PM EST Bon Jovi, Roger Waters and the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am will join artists such as Anoushka Shankar, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Bipasha Basu at Live Earth India, to be held Dec. 7 at Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai. Shiamak Davar, Farhan…

  9. Bon Jovi, Waters Set For Live Earth India

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi, Roger Waters and the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am will join artists such as Anoushka Shankar, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Bipasha Basu at Live Eart Bon Jovi, Roger Waters and the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am will join artists such…

  10. Waits, Glass Featured On 'Healing' CD/DVD

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tom Waits, Philip Glass and Anoushka Shankar are featured on the upcoming CD/DVD release "Healing the Divide: A Concert for Peace and Reconciliation." Tom Waits, Philip Glass and Anoushka Shankar are featured on the upcoming CD/DVD release "Healing the Divide: A Concert for…

  11. On TV

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2005. MONDAY, JAN. 30 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Leif Garrett (also scheduled: Mark DiCarlo, Garrett's mother Carolyn Stellar). "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Barry Manilow (also scheduled: Rosie…

  12. Thievery Corporation Empties Remix Vaults

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Electronic duo Thievery Corporation will issue a compilation of its remixes, "Versions," in April on its own ESL Music label. Electronic duo Thievery Corporation will issue a compilation of its remixes, "Versions," in April on its own ESL Music label. The album highlights…

  13. Shankar All Night Long

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Anoushka Shankar promotes her newest tour in India. Anoushka Shankar, daughter of noted sitarist Ravi Shankar, poses with a sitar during a Jan. 24 press conference in Bombay staged to promote her tour of India. Shankar will perform live in Bombay on Wednesday (Jan. 25) in support of her…

  14. OnTV

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 17-23, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 17 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Rod Stewart (also scheduled: Billie Jean King). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Simply Red (also scheduled: Dakota Fanning). "Total…

  15. Hot Product

    November 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beatles Ever Seen A Grown Man... 'Naked'? In a move that has been bantered about for years, a new edition of the Beatles' 1970 swan song "Let It Be" will be released this week internationally by EMI. Now dubbed "Let It Be ... Naked," the album has been…

  16. CD, DVD Release Set For 'Concert For George'

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The November 2002 celebration of George Harrison's life and music, will be documented in CD and DVD releases by that name Nov. 18 via Warner Strategic Marketing. " Concert for George ," the November 2002 celebration of George Harrison's life and music, will be documented…

  17. Sacred Love

    October 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sting has never been one to shy away from rhythms of the world—or of the dancefloor, for that matter. Sting has never been one to shy away from rhythms of the world—or of the dancefloor, for that matter. His previous studio recording, "Brand New Day," spawned a global crossover hit…

  18. 'Concert For George' To Hit Theaters, DVD

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Filmed in high definition and recorded in 5.1 surround sound, "A Concert for George" will be released worldwide on DVD in November, distributed internationally via ArenaPlex LLC. A film chronicling last fall's star-studded George Harrison tribute at London's Royal Albert…

  19. Billboard Bits: Tom Waits, R.E.M./Wilco, Fuse/Voodoo

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Tom Waits, R.E.M./Wilco, Fuse/Voodoo Singer/songwriter Tom Waits has joined the lineup of Healing the Divide - A Benefit Concert for Peace and Reconciliation. Set for Sept. 21 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York, the event will also feature performances by Hamza El…

  20. Sting Professes 'Sacred Love'

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sting's new studio album, "Sacred Love," will be released Sept. 23 in North America by A&M/Interscope and a day earlier internationally. Sting's new studio album, "Sacred Love," will be released Sept. 23 in North America by A&M/Interscope and a day…

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