1. Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rod Stewart has spent the past five or so years singing the Great American Songbook and, more recently, the "Great Rock Classics of Our Time." But in concert this year, he's reminding us that he's bee Rod Stewart has spent the past five or so years singing the Great…

  2. 48OnTV

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 27 "Dew Circuit Breakout Challenge," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer, Brandtson. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): Tom Waits (also scheduled: Kate…

  3. Chart Beat

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred tackles news on Akon, Yusuf Islam, Beyonce and more! DOUBLE TEAMED: Akon has secured his first No. 1 hit on The Billboard Hot 100, but it's not "Smack That," the single that remains No. 2 for the fifth consecutive week. Instead, "I Wanna Love You" (SRC/Up Front…

  4. The Billboard Q&A: Yusuf Islam

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST It's the comeback no one ever expected. November sees the return to the world stage of the artist known internationally as Cat Stevens, more than a quarter-century after his last commercial recording. It's the comeback no one ever expected. November sees the return to the world…

  5. Prevewing The Week's Top New Releases

    November 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Game presses on without the help of 50 Cent or Dr. Dre, Akon gets a pre-release boost thanks to two huge singles, Tenacious D rocks back with its first album in four years and Fat Joe starts fresh The first pop album in nearly 30 years from Yusuf Islam, the artist formerly known as Cat…

  6. This Day in Music

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Luciano Pavarotti is acquitted of tax evasion in a trial in his home town of Modena, Italy. The opera star, who was accused of owing the government $18 million for income earned from 198 2005 - The MTV Video Music Awards Latin America are canceled. The awards show,…

  7. This Day in Music

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Barbra Streisand sings her farewell concert at New York's Madison Square Garden.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - In a Los Angeles Times editorial, Yusuf Islam blasts the United States' system of screening airline…

  8. This Day in Music

    September 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Coldplay frontman Chris Martin brings a surprise element of glitz to an otherwise staid gathering of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Cancun, Mexico, when he delivers the so-called 2005 - U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie…

  9. Atlantic To Issue New Yusuf Islam Album

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic Records is eyeing a November release for Yusuf Islam's first album of pop music in 28 years in tandem with his own Ya imprint. Atlantic Records is eyeing a November release for Yusuf Islam's first album of pop music in 28 years in tandem with his own Ya imprint. As…

  10. This Day in Music

    July 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The Beastie Boys begin touring in support of their fifth release, "Hello Nasty," at Seattle's Key Arena. It is their first headlining tour since 1995's "Quadrophonic Joystick" tour.<br c 2005 - British R&B artist "Long John…

  11. This Day in Music

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Yusuf Islam, born Stephen Georgiou and formerly known by his stage name Cat Stevens denies that he has in the past supported militant Islamic group Hamas. Islam was denied entry into Isr 2005 - Veteran rock group INXS emerges from the land down under with a new…

  12. Yusuf Islam Album Due This Fall

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Yusuf Islam, the 1960s and 70s pop-rock singer-songwriter formerly known as Cat Stevens, is returning with an album of new songs this fall. Released through Polydor Records, it will mark his first mai As tipped here in March , Yusuf Islam, the 1960s and 70s pop-rock singer-songwriter formerly…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Available for the first time on video, "Good Times," the only movie starring Sonny & Cher, hits stores. The video includes an unreleased version of "I Got You Babe." The 1967 film wa 2004 - In what is her first live television performance…

  14. Yusuf Islam Readying New Pop Album

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Yusuf Islam, the musician formerly known as Cat Stevens, has finished his first pop album since 1978's "Back to Earth," sources tell Billboard.com. Yusuf Islam, the musician formerly known as Cat Stevens, has finished his first pop album since 1978's "Back to Earth,…

  15. Geldof To Receive Peace Award

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Live 8 organizer Bob Geldof is scheduled to receive a peace award in Rome today (Nov. 24) from a foundation headed by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Live 8 organizer Bob Geldof is scheduled to receive a peace award in Rome today (Nov. 24) from a foundation headed by former Soviet…

  16. This Day in Music

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Barbra Streisand sings her farewell concert at New York's Madison Square Garden.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - In a Los Angeles Times editorial, Yusuf Islam blasts the United States' system of screening airline…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Carolyn Dawn Johnson is again the big winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards, held in Calgary, Alberta. In addition to top female, Johnson takes home trophies for top single and top 2003 - Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel announce their first tour since 1994. 2003 -…

  18. This Day in Music

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Eagle-Eye Cherry, son of jazz artist Don Cherry and brother of singer Neneh Cherry, releases his debut set "Desireless."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1998 - Gospel singer O'Landa Draper dies at Meharry General…

  19. This Day in Music

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Singer/songwriter Jimmy Driftwood dies in Fayetteville, Ark., of a heart attack. He is 91. Driftwood, who was born James Corbett Morris, was best known for writing the Grammy-winning son 2000 - Yusuf Islam, born Stephen Georgiou and formerly known by his stage name…

  20. White, Benson Make A Racket With Greenhornes

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The project White Stripes vocalist/guitarist Jack White has been working on with singer/songwriter Brendan Benson and Greenhornes bassist Jack Lawrence and drummer Patrick Keeler has been christened t The project White Stripes vocalist/guitarist Jack White has been working on with singer…

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