1. Billboard Bits: Ray Davies, Kotche/Cline, Wax On Radio/The North Atlantic

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kinks frontman/co-founder Ray Davies will be honored with the prestigious BMI Icon award during the performing rights organization's annual London awards, to be held Oct. 3 at the Dorchester Hotel. Kinks frontman/co-founder Ray Davies will be honored with the prestigious BMI Icon award…

  2. This Day in Music

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>At the request of NASA, Diamond Rio hosts a 30th anniversary bash for the Kennedy Space Center. The group performs in the Rocket Garden area of the Visitor Center.<br clear="none"/><br c 2004 - Legendary Southern Rock figure Lacy Van Zant dies at…

  3. This Day in Music

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Country singer Tanya Tucker files a $300,000 lawsuit against Capitol Records Nashville, contending that the label has willfully neglected her career.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the…

  4. This Day in Music

    July 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Skip Battin, former bassist for the Byrds and other notable country-rock bands of the '70s and '80s, dies near Palm Springs, Calif., of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He is 69. 2005 - A bus carrying performers bound for the Denver stop on the…

  5. Superstar Artists Enrich Moore's 'Sensation'

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Superstars such as Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mariah Carey and Eric Clapton are among the contributors to soul legend Sam Moore's upcoming album, "Overnight Sensational." Superstars such as Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mariah Carey and Eric Clapton are among the contributors to…

  6. This Day in Music

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>George Jones pleads guilty in Franklin, Tenn., to driving while impaired and violating the state's open-container law, in charges stemming from his near-fatal March 6 car accident. Jones 2002 - Singer Dionne Warwick is arrested when baggage screeners at Miami…

  7. ON TV

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 20-26, 2006. MONDAY, MARCH 20 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Chris Brown (also scheduled: Joy Philbin, Wentworth Miller). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: The Coby Brown Group (also…

  8. This Day in Music

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Honoring a roster of music artists that range from the Beatles to the Backstreet Boys, the Recording Industry Association of America presents the first Diamond Awards, given in recogniti 2004 - Steve Winwood receives a lifetime achievement award at the 2004 Jammys,…

  9. Blind Faith's Live Debut Heads To DVD

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Short-lived supergroup Blind Faith's live debut will be chronicled on the DVD "London Hyde Park 1969," due April 10 in Europe and the following month in North America via Sanctuary. Short-lived supergroup Blind Faith's live debut will be chronicled on the DVD "London…

  10. Led Zeppelin 1968-1980: The Story Of A Band And Their Music (continued)

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Led Zeppelin may have disbanded in 1980, but the band's legacy lives on. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham always insisted that the music they made, onstage or in the studio, w Plant has self-confessedly had a long fascination with what is often termed '…

  11. Elektra Vaults Emptied For New Series

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Collectors' Choice Music has set a Feb. 21 release date for reissues of 15 rarities from the Elektra archive, including material by Eric Clapton's supergroup Powerhouse, Lovin' Spoonful, Roxy, the Wac Collectors' Choice Music has set a Feb. 21 release date for reissues of…

  12. Billy's Back Pages

    November 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST A host of unreleased tracks and rarities are found on the Billy Joel boxed set "My Lives," due this week via Columbia/Legacy. Joel personally selected the material for the five-disc collection, which A host of unreleased tracks and rarities are found on the Billy Joel boxed set …

  13. Ask Billboard

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Robbie Williams, Erick Prydz and more. LESS INTENSIVE CARE Hi Keith, I really enjoy reading your answers every week. I was recently looking in the Apple iTunes Music Store and saw that Robbie Williams' new album, "Intensive Care" is…

  14. Unreleased Tracks Span Joel's 'My Lives'

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A host of unreleased tracks and rarities will be found on the upcoming Billy Joel boxed set "My Lives," due Dec. 6 via Columbia/Legacy. A host of unreleased tracks and rarities will be found on the upcoming Billy Joel boxed set "My Lives," due Dec. 6 via Columbia/Legacy.…

  15. Winwood Getting Back Into Traffic

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Traffic was going to tour in October of '04 and because of Jim Capaldi's untimely [illness], we weren't able to do that and so we felt that this DVD is a very fitting tribute to Jim," Winwood tells B In the wake of Traffic co-founder Jim Capaldi's death earlier…

  16. Music Remains Substantial Source Of Katrina Aid

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks following the devastating Hurricane Katrina, a host of music-related initiatives are raising funds for those suffering the effects of the storm. Two weeks following the devastating Hurricane Katrina, a host of music-related initiatives are raising funds for those suffering the…

  17. Winwood Gearing Up For Fall Tour

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Steve Winwood will hit the road in North America this fall in conjunction with a reissue of his 2003 Wincraft solo album "About Time" and the ... Steve Winwood will hit the road in North America this fall in conjunction with a reissue of his 2003 Wincraft solo album "About Time…

  18. Nokia Theatre Opening In Times Square

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New York's 2,100-capacity Nokia Theatre Times Square, AEG's newest concert venue, will open in September, with tickets for many shows set to go on sale Aug. 12. New York's 2,100-capacity Nokia Theatre Times Square, AEG's newest concert venue, will open in September, with…

  19. This Day in Music

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>At the request of NASA, Diamond Rio hosts a 30th anniversary bash for the Kennedy Space Center. The group performs in the Rocket Garden area of the Visitor Center.<br clear="none"/><br c 2004 - Legendary Southern Rock figure Lacy Van Zant dies at…

  20. This Day in Music

    July 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Country singer Tanya Tucker files a $300,000 lawsuit against Capitol Records Nashville, contending that the label has willfully neglected her career.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the…

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