1. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Rapper Lumumba Carson aka Professor X dies in New York at the age of 49. 2006 - Rapper Lumumba Carson aka Professor X dies in New York at the age of 49. 2005 - Prolific singer/songwriter/guitarist Lalo Guerrero, known as the "Father of Chicano Music," dies in Palm Springs,…

  2. Ask Billboard

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Beck, Belinda Carlisle and the death of the CD. Editor's Note: If you emailed a question to Ask Billboard in the past week (or two!), it's likely we never received it due to an evil email snafu. Please resubmit your question. "…

  3. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fall Out Boy storms back with a new album and one of the hottest singles in recent memory, Bloc Party aims for mainstream crossover on its second album and Jason Michael Carroll scores with country li A new album from Yoko Ono, "Yes, I'm a Witch" (Astralwerks), featuring…

  4. This Day in Music

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>In the penultimate show of its storied 13-year career, the Smashing Pumpkins say a long and loud goodbye at Chicago's United Center, where they rip through three hours of big hits, a few 2001 - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles'…

  5. Billboard Bits: Paul McCartney, Family Values, Belinda Carlisle

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Sept. 16, 2005, Miami opener of Paul McCartney's "US" tour will be released on the DVD "The Space Within US" Nov. 14 via A&E Home Video. The Sept. 16, 2005, Miami opener of Paul McCartney's "US" tour will be released on the DVD "The Space…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss artists who have succeeded in their solo career as well as their group career, Bob Dylan and future book ideas. NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE SUCCESSION Fred: A few weeks ago when Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" catapulted to No. 1, something was…

  7. Billboard Bits: Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Belinda, Graham Coxon

    August 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Shout! Factory has acquired the catalog of progressive rock supergroup Emerson Lake & Palmer, Billboard.com has learned. Shout! Factory has acquired the catalog of progressive rock supergroup Emerson Lake & Palmer, Billboard.com has learned. The label will assume North American rights…

  8. This Day in Music

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1987 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Who's That Girl," Madonna. It is the title song of Madonna's third film.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1998 - Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near…

  9. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Carlos Rivolta, the Argentine-born bassist of Spanish band Dusminguet, is electrocuted during a concert in Guadalajara, Mexico.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Composer John Debney is honored with the Henry Mancini Award at…

  10. ON TV

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 24-30, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 24 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Bruce Springsteen. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Elton John (also scheduled: Kim Raver). "American Chopper: Billy Joel Bike,…

  11. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>More than a quarter-century after its release as a double album of amplified noise and feedback, former Velvet Underground leader Lou Reed's "Metal Machine Music" gets its first live per 2005 - Prolific singer/songwriter/guitarist Lalo Guerrero, known…

  12. Chart Beat

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Behind chart stats relating to "Up on the Housetop," American Idols, deSol, Madonna and Maria Carey. HOME RUN FOR ‘HOUSETOP': As predicted here last week, there is a new No. 1 song on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. Kimberley Locke's seasonal "Up on the…

  13. Chart Beat

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kimberley Locke charts with a song from the 19th Century, plus Kirk Franklin, Green Day, Madonna, Rolling Stones and Reba McEntire. 'UP' RIGHT DIRECTION FOR 'HOUSETOP': A song written in the 1860s sets a record this week for the biggest leap into the top 5 of Billboard&…

  14. This Day in Music

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>In the penultimate show of its storied 13-year career, the Smashing Pumpkins say a long and loud goodbye at Chicago's United Center, where they rip through three hours of big hits, a few 2001 - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles'…

  15. This Day in Music

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1987 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Who's That Girl," Madonna. It is the title song of Madonna's third film.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1998 - Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near…

  16. Death Cab For Cutie Unveils Fall Tour Plans

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Death Cab For Cutie will begin a fall North American tour with an Oct. 3-4 stand at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom. The trek, which will feature Youth Group on the first portion and Stars on the secon Death Cab For Cutie will begin a fall North American tour with an Oct. 3-4 stand at…

  17. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Radiohead is forced to cancel its show in Melbourne after lead singer Thom Yorke develops severe problems with his voice. A local specialist diagnoses Yorke with hoarseness of voice, a s 2004 - Radiohead is forced to cancel its show in Melbourne after lead singer…

  18. TunesOnTV

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 18-24, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 18 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Il Divo (also scheduled: Simon Cowell, Debbie Travis, Michael Schlow). "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Jimmy Eat World, Ice…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Bill Carlisle, a Grand Ole Opry cast member who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame the previous year, dies at his Nashville home of complications from a stroke. He is 94. 2003 - Bill Carlisle, a Grand Ole Opry cast member who was inducted into the…

  20. Billboard Bits: Grammy Auction, Crespo, Cash

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Online auction benefits Grammy charities, Elvis Crespo to perform during La 2da Edicion de Premios Fox Sports and Rosanne Cash slates third and final acoustic concert at New York's Rubin Museum of Art Memorabilia from the likes of Madonna, Aerosmith, Beyoncé, U2 singer Bono, Melissa…

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