1. This Day in Music

    July 15, 2007 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…

  2. Music On TV: July 2 - July 8

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 2 - July 8, 2007. MONDAY, July 2 "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Kings Of Leon, Conan O'Brien. "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ashley Judd, Matthew Bomer, The Bravery. "Late Night with Conan O&…

  3. This Day in Music

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, dies in Maplewood, New Jersey, after a long illness. He is 57 2006 - Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, dies in Maplewood, New Jersey, after a…

  4. This Day in Music

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She is 61. 2006 - Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She is 61. 2004 - U2 frontman Bono tries to persuade…

  5. This Day in Music

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST - In the wake of its prerelease leak, the new Pearl Jam single, "World Wide Suicide," becomes available for free download without digital rights management restrictions from the band's Web site. 2006 - In the wake of its prerelease leak, the new Pearl Jam single, "…

  6. New Label Launches With Target Exclusives

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST A new label is launching a branded music series by providing Target with a one-year exclusive to carry the line. A new label is launching a branded music series by providing Target with a one-year exclusive to carry the line. The label, 180 Music, was initiated by CEO Jim Brandmeier, who…

  7. This Day in Music

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Bono and the Edge aren't on hand to rub shoulders on stage with Ashlee Simpson, Kelly Clarkson and Trace Adkins, but U2 do have a presence during the FedEx Orange Bowl 2005 National Championshi 2005 - Bono and the Edge aren't on hand to rub shoulders on stage with Ashlee…

  8. 47OnTV

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 20-26, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 20 "Makes A Video|30 Seconds To Mars Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): 30 Seconds To Mars). "Making the Video," MTV Featured artist(s): Gwen Stefani.. "Charlie Rose," PBS Featured artist(s):…

  9. Diamond Offers Up Demos For '12 Songs' Reissue

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Neil Diamond's 2005 album "12 Songs," which garnered some of the loftiest praise of his career, will be reissued as a double-disc set Dec. 12 via Columbia. Neil Diamond's 2005 album "12 Songs," which garnered some of the loftiest praise of his career, will be…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Intel cybercasts the 13th annual Bridge School Benefit concert. The show features performances by the Who, Pearl Jam, and Brian Wilson, among others.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell)…

  11. Young Rocks With Pearl Jam, Wilson, DMB At Bridge School

    October 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young joined some of the biggest names in rock, including Pearl Jam, Brian Wilson and Dave Matthews Band, last night (Oct. 21) at the 20th anniversary benefit for the Bridge School, an educationa Neil Young joined some of the biggest names in rock, including Pearl Jam, Brian Wilson and…

  12. Young Remixes, Shoots Videos For Latest Album

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young has remixed his 2006 Reprise album "Living With War" and will re-release the set Nov. 7 via iTunes and Dec. 19 via traditional retailers. Neil Young has remixed his 2006 Reprise album "Living With War" and will re-release the set Nov. 7 via iTunes and Dec. 19…

  13. Underground Garage

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Little Steven's Underground Garage column, produced exclusively for Billboard. The charts are a combination of airplay from the Underground Garage format and coolness. Wanna have some fun? Tune in to intheattic.tv for Rachel Fuller's Internet TV show. Fuller is a very talented…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Rock band Powderfinger dominates the 15th annual Australian Record Industry Association awards with six victories at Sydney's Capitol Theatre.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, Kid Rock, Fat…

  15. 'Weird Al' Won't Back Down On Twelfth Album

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "Weird Al" Yankovic reports that his new single, the Star Trek-quoting, D&D-referencing, comic-obsessed tour de force called "White and Nerdy," represents nothing less than "a culmination of a lif "Weird Al" Yankovic reports that his new single, the Star…

  16. Wilson Drafts Jardine For 'Pet Sounds' Gigs

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Brian Wilson will be joined by ex-Beach Boys bandmate Al Jardine for four complete performances of the group's landmark "Pet Sounds" album later this fall. The gigs are set for Nov. 17 in Boston, Nov. Brian Wilson will be joined by ex-Beach Boys bandmate Al Jardine for four…

  17. Billboard Bits: U.K. Hall Of Fame, Jeff Beck, Next Music

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Led Zeppelin and Rod Stewart will be among the acts inducted this year into the U.K. Music Hall Of Fame. The third annual gala will be held Nov. 14 at north London ven Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Led Zeppelin and Rod Stewart will be among the acts…

  18. Pearl Jam, Reznor, DMB Help Bridge School Turn 20

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and the Dave Matthews Band will perform alongside Neil Young at the 20th anniversary Bridge School Benefit, to be held Oct. 21-22 at Shoreline Amphitheatre out Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and the Dave Matthews Band will perform…

  19. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>Natalie Merchant, one-time lead singer for 10,000 Maniacs becomes the first guest in a series of live chats on the Elektra Entertainment Group's World Wide Web site. Merchant says she wo 1999 - Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson files a suit to dissolve a 1997…

  20. A Deep Southern Journey

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT What do you call Southern music that's not soul our gospel, not country or blues or even crunk? Wayne Robins ponders that question while enjoying a steady dose of the Handsome Family, Johnny Dowd and I've been listening to a lot of southern music lately. But it's not country,…

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