1. Billboard Bits: Kanye West, John Legend, Starbucks

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West will stage a benefit concert for his charitable foundation Aug. 24 at Chicago's House of Blues. At the gig, West will perform material from his upcoming Def Jam album, "Graduation," and giv Kanye West will stage a benefit concert for his charitable foundation Aug. 24…

  2. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    July 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Aly & AJ extend their brand and toughen up their sound, Smashing Pumpkins are reborn after a seven-year hiatus, Spoon keeps on growing alongside its indie label partner and Interpol doesn't stray The first new studio album in 14 years from Australian rock outfit Crowded House, "…

  3. Springsteen, Seeger Team Up For New Recordings

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New recordings featuring both Bruce Springsteen and folk legend Pete Seeger will appear on two separate albums this fall. New recordings featuring both Bruce Springsteen and folk legend Pete Seeger will appear on two separate albums this fall. First up is a new version of Springsteen's …

  4. Buffalo Tom Picks Up The 'Pieces' On New Album

    April 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Veteran alternative rock trio Buffalo Tom will break a nine-year hiatus from the studio with the July 10 release of "Three Easy Pieces." The 13-track set will be the first release on Danny Goldberg's Veteran alternative rock trio Buffalo Tom will break a nine-year hiatus from…

  5. Poison Pumped For Ratt Tour, New Album

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A full itinerary is still being confirmed, but Poison and Ratt will join forces for a summer trek starting June 13 at the Bi Lo Center in Greenville, S.C., and wrapping Aug. 19 at the Coors Amphitheat A full itinerary is still being confirmed, but Poison and Ratt will join forces for a summer…

  6. Industry Icon Ahmet Ertegun Dies At 83

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun died today (Dec. 14) at New York's Weill Cornell Medical Center. He was 83. Ertegun was critically injured when he fell backstage at a Rolling Stones concert Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun died today (Dec. 14) at New York's Weill…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Garth Brooks is named country artist of the year at the 1998 Billboard Music Awards.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed Man," which finds the venerable…

  8. Sparklehorse Sees The 'Light' On New Album

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mark Linkous, the guiding force behind acclaimed rock act Sparklehorse, will release his fourth full-length album Sept. 26 via Astralwerks. Mark Linkous, the guiding force behind acclaimed rock act Sparklehorse, will release his fourth full-length album Sept. 26 via Astralwerks. "Dreamt…

  9. Billboard Bits: Keane, 'Dead Man Walking,' West Memphis Three

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Keane, 'Dead Man Walking,' West Memphis Three Keane will celebrate the June 20 release of its sophomore album , "Under the Iron Sea," with five U.S. club shows. The U.K. trio will play on release day at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall, June 21 at Los…

  10. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival / April 28-30, 2006 / New Orleans (Fair Grounds)

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For the 37th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the cherished annual roots and rock gathering that almost didn't happen, emotions were as turbulent as the floodwaters that ravaged this historic c For the 37th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the cherished annual roots and…

  11. Suwannee Springfest / March 23-26, 2006 / Live Oak, Fla. (Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park)

    April 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Y'all are the last of the flower children," Mavis Staples told a crowd of folk and acoustic music enthusiasts wrapped up in heavy coats and blankets and seated under moss-draped ancient Oaks for the "Y'all are the last of the flower children," Mavis Staples told…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Garth Brooks is named country artist of the year at the 1998 Billboard Music Awards.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed Man," which finds the venerable…

  13. Brendan Little

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After running away from home in his early teens, Brendan Little began performing in Boston's Newbury Street shopping district to earn money for food and cigarettes. After running away from home in his early teens, Brendan Little began performing in Boston's Newbury Street shopping…

  14. Mike Peters

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Frontman of the Alarm on the road with fellow 'survivors' from the Stray Cats, the Damned and Spear Of Destiny in the United States and England. Thursday 22nd September-California I'm driving back from the House of Blues in Anaheim. What a night. It was the opening show of the…

  15. Petty, Crowes Link For Summer Tour

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have secured the reunited Black Crowes for much of a North American tour that will kick off in early June and remain on the road through late August. The run will mar Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have secured the reunited Black Crowes for much of a North…

  16. South By Southwest Diary: March 18

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the third installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marten Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) event is a music festival and…

  17. South By Southwest Diary: March 16

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the first installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marten Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music festival and media…

  18. U.K. Acts To Descend On SXSW

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST A U.K. new talent showcase will be sponsored by BBC Radio 2 and its digital station, 6 Music, in conjunction with the British Phonographic Industry. A second showcase will be aired in the United Kingd There will be a significantly upgraded British presence at this year's South By…

  19. 2004 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here are the 2004 BMI Country Awards Winners: BMI Country Song of the Year "FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS" Shania Twain Loon Echo, Inc. Universal-Songs of PolyGram International, Inc. BMI Country Songwriter of the Year Casey Beathard BMI Country Songwriter…

  20. TV

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 8-14, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 8 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Elton John. "Bands Reunited," VH1 Featured artist: Scandal. "Total Request Live," MTV Featured artist:…

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