1. 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,…

  2. 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.…

  3. 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…

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    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…

  5. 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…

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    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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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 …

  9. 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…

  10. 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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    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>Neil Young premieres his album, "Broken Arrow" via the Internet. The album is slated for release on July 2, two days after its technologically advanced premiere.<br clear="none"/><br cle 2001 - Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most…

  12. Ask Billboard

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Dixie Chicks, Cher and a Madonna-less Texas. LONG WAY TO DIXIE Keith, Now that the new Dixie Chicks album "Taking the Long Way" has been released, can you tell me how sales are doing and if they are considered good or disappointing? Thanks,…

  13. Madonna Crucifies Herself In L.A. Tour Opener

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Madonna launched her first world tour in two years on Sunday, delighting an enthusiastic Los Angeles crowd by suspending herself from a cross, insulting President George W. Bush and dusting off some o Madonna launched her first world tour in two years on Sunday, delighting an enthusiastic Los…

  14. This Day in Music

    May 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is sentenced to six months in jail and three years' probation for kicking his soon-to-be ex-wife, onetime "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson, as she holds thei 2001 - Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian music in the post…

  15. VH1 Orders Up Paul Wall Reality Series

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT VH1 has ordered a pilot for an unscripted series featuring top Houston rapper Paul Wall. Wall's major-label debut album, 2005's "The People's Champ," opened last year at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. VH1 has ordered a pilot for an unscripted series featuring top Houston…

  16. Chart Beat

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT LL Cool J re-enters the Hot 100 at a stunning No. 4, plus news on Ashley Parker Angel, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beatles, Lifehouse, Daniel Powter and Kool & the Gang. WE NOW RETURN 'CONTROL' TO YOU: "Control Myself" (Def Jam) by LL Cool J featuring Jennifer Lopez…

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    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>A claymation version of Canada's Barenaked Ladies makes an appearance on the UPN series "Gary & Mike." The episode features the voices of various bandmembers offering commentary on t 2005 - Switchfoot, the Crabb Family and Casting Crowns are the…

  18. 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…

  19. Chart Beat

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prince nets his fourth chart topping album, Daniel Powter moves to the head of the Hot 100, plus Neil Sedaka, the Raconteurs, Kenny Rogers and more. PARTY LIKE IT’S 3121: If you add 31 + 2 + 1, the total is 34 and coincidentally, Prince spends his 34th week on top of The Billboard 200 with …

  20. Chart Beat Chat

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses "American Idol," Daniel Powter, chart records and more with readers. LISA, LISTEN TO ME Hi Fred, I know that you have access to the "American Idol" finalists. Can you please tell Lisa Tucker for me NOT to choose bubblegum pop songs anymore, and go back to…

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