1. Midler Replacing Dion At Caesars Palace

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bette Midler will replace Celine Dion as the headliner at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, answering the lingering question of who would step into some big shoes and the 4,100-seat Colosseum, which Dion v Bette Midler will replace Celine Dion as the headliner at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas,…

  2. Chart Beat Chat

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss "American Idol," Diane Warren, changing song titles and more. IT'S NOT WHERE YOU FINISH Hi Fred, I saw that Bucky Covington, the eighth-place finalist on season five of "American Idol," debuted at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 this week. It…

  3. This Day in Music

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Switchfoot, the Crabb Family and Casting Crowns are the big winners at the 36th annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards, held at Nashville's Grand Ole OpryHouse. Switchfoot is named artist of th 2005 - Switchfoot, the Crabb Family and Casting Crowns are the big winners at the 36th…

  4. This Day in Music

    March 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - In what is her first live television performance since her infamous Super Bowl halftime show, Janet Jackson appears on ABC's "Good Morning America." Jackson is interviewed by anchors Diane Sawy 2004 - In what is her first live television performance since her infamous…

  5. 11OnTV

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Mar. 12 - Mar. 18, 2007. MONDAY, Mar. 12 "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony," VH1C Featured Artists: : Grandmaster Flash, R.E.M., The Ronettes (also scheduled: Patti Smith, Van Halen, Eddie Vedder, Keith Richards, Jay-Z, Velvet Revolver,…

  6. This Day in Music

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who became a cult favorite on the rodeo circuit during the 1970s, dies in a Casper, Wy., hospital after a lengthy illness. He is 56. 2005 - Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who became a cult favorite on the rodeo circuit during the 1970s, dies in a Casper…

  7. This Day in Music

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she owes him a 15% personal manager's fee involving the proceeds of "Believe," her hit single. Sammeth says he masterminded her comeback as a 1999 - Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she owes him a 15%…

  8. This Day in Music

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested just before 3 a.m. after taking a joy ride in an ambulance. Griggs and band member Kevin Weaver came upon the vehicle, with keys inside, in the parking lo 2001 - Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested just before 3 a.m. after taking a joy ride in…

  9. Ask Billboard

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Christina Aguilera, Spears v. Federline, Ricky Martin and more! Dear readers: We're doubling up on 'Ask Billboard' this week. Our newest three questions are followed by last week's three questions (which were posted belatedly on Jan…

  10. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST - The Japanese government names female pop duo Puffy as goodwill ambassadors to the United States. The act, comprised of Ami Onuki and Yumi Yoshimura, fronts an initiative to encourage Americans 2006 - The Japanese government names female pop duo Puffy as goodwill ambassadors to the…

  11. This Day in Music

    January 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors, dies in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He is 50. 2005 - Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors, dies in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He is 50. 2004 - Married for two days, pop star Britney Spears,…

  12. This Day in Music

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>President Clinton gives his first in-depth interview since the White House sex scandal to Black Entertainment Television talk show host and political commentator Tavis Smiley on the netw 2005 - Depeche Mode cancels its planned North American tour opener at Ft.…

  13. Billboard Bits: Tony Bennett, UME, All Tomorrow's Parties

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The star-studded Tony Bennett special, "An American Classic," will air Nov. 21 on NBC. The star-studded Tony Bennett special, "An American Classic," will air Nov. 21 on NBC. As previously reported , the program finds Bennett performing tracks from his new duets album with…

  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. Madonna's 'Confessions' Tour Sets Record

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Madonna will wrap her Confessions tour tomorrow (Sept. 21) at the Tokyo Dome as the top-grossing tour ever by a female artist. Although final numbers are not all in, tour producer Arthur Fogel puts th Madonna will wrap her Confessions tour tomorrow (Sept. 21) at the Tokyo Dome as the top…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>New York's hip-hop community comes out at New York's New Age Cabaret in support of the Black August Hip-Hop Collective. The organization's third-annual benefit concert features appearanc 2004 - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Celine Dion, Taylor Hicks, ageism and more! IT'S ALL COMING BACK TO US NOW Hello Fred, You must get quite frustrated with so many questions about the divas: Janet [Jackson], Whitney [Houston], Mariah [Carey] and Madonna. However, a diva not mentioned a lot is…

  18. 33OnTV

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 14-20, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 14 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Michael Bolton. "Sesame Street," PBS Featured Artist(s): John Legend. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Cyndi Lauper, Usher …

  19. This Day in Music

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1987 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," U2. The album "The Joshua Tree" is U2's first top 10 album in the U.S.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Alicia Keys is…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Sandra Crouch is ordained as pastor of her church, despite a ban on woman ministers by the Church of God in Christ. The singer is ordained by her broth 2005 - Alfred G. Aronowitz, a pioneering rock journalist, dies of cancer in…

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