1. U2, Glen Hansard Star in 'Music of Ireland' Documentary

    August 27, 2010 4:30 PM EDT U 2 , Glen Hansard, Damien Rice and The Script will star in the second installment of the "Music of Ireland" documentary series, which originally premiered on PBS stations in February. "Music of Ireland - Welcome to America" will roll out nationwide on public television…

  2. SXSW Kicks Off With Spoon, Sharon Jones, Drive-By Truckers and More

    March 18, 2010 12:10 PM EDT Hundreds of bands, thousands of registrants, and countless numbers of music fans poured into Austin, Tex. yesterday for the start of the music week of the annual South by Southwest Music + Media Conference. At the Austin Convention Center, more than 10,000 music industry veterans and wannabes…

  3. U2, Pete Seeger, Sinead O'Connor In PBS 'Music of Ireland' Doc

    February 10, 2010 3:40 PM EST "The Music of Ireland - Welcome Home," a documentary featuring interviews and performances from U2 , Pete Seeger , Sinead O'Connor and the Chieftans will debut on New York public television station WLIW on Feb. 17, then rollout to other PBS affiliates throughout March. "…

  4. Thom Yorke Writes Songs For Free Tibet Film

    January 06, 2010 7:33 AM EST Thom Yorke , Damien Rice and Philip Glass have composed songs for a documentary film about Tibet. The Radiohead frontman has written three songs for "When The Dragon Swallowed the Sun," a film about the Free Tibet movement's ongoing struggle to gain autonomy from Chinese rule.…

  5. Best Of The 2000s: By-The-Numbers

    December 30, 2009 1:30 PM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22: Best of the 2000s, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 23…

  6. June 1, 2009

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Tony Thompson of Hi-Five dies from a Freon overdose in Waco, Texas, at the age of 31. 2006 – Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies of pancreatic cancer at her Madrid home. She is 61. 2001 – Rapper Jamal “Shyne” Barrow is sentenced in a Manhattan court to 10 years in prison for his part in a…

  7. Pearl Jam, Beasties, Dave Matthews To Headline Austin City Limits Fest

    April 28, 2009 1:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, and the Beastie Boys will make their Austin City Limits Music Festival debuts as headliners of the eight edition of the event in Austin's Zilker Park on Oct. 2-4. Kings of Leon, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Thievery Corporation, John Legend, the Dead Weather…

  8. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the Palace at Auburn Hills (Mich.) to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The Country Cares concert is presented by Detroit 2005 - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the…

  9. Lisa Hannigan Inks With ATO

    November 18, 2008 4:14 PM EST American audiences were first exposed to the talents of Lisa Hannigan earlier this decade when she was recording and touring with Damien Rice as a backup singer. Now the Irish singer/songwriter has struck out on her own as a solo artist and signed to ATO, which will issue her solo debut, …

  10. Lisa Hannigan Inks With ATO

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST American audiences were first exposed to the talents of Lisa Hannigan earlier this decade when she was recording and touring with Damien Rice as a backup singer. American audiences were first exposed to the talents of Lisa Hannigan earlier this decade when she was recording and touring with…

  11. Lisa Hannigan

    November 14, 2008 4:54 PM EST It took her a month, but Lisa Hannigan hand-stitched all of the lyrics to her album "Sea Sew" for its liner notes. The cover features felt dice arranged on navy knitted wool. "I feed your words through my buttonholes," she sings on swaying opener "An Ocean and a Rock.…

  12. Billboard Underground: Lisa Hannigan

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST It took her a month, but Lisa Hannigan hand-stitched all of the lyrics to her album "Sea Sew" for its liner notes. It took her a month, but Lisa Hannigan hand-stitched all of the lyrics to her album "Sea Sew" for its liner notes. The cover features felt dice arranged on…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins dies in his sleep at his home in Florida at the age of 56. The cause of death is not made public. 2005 - Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins dies in his sleep at his home in Florida at the age of 56. The cause of death is not made public. 2003 - Irish…

  14. Bit of a Blur: The Autobiography

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Former Blur bassist Alex James recounts his ascent to rock stardom in mid-1990s London and the subsequent rapid explosion of his ego with plenty of wit in hindsight. London in the mid-1990s was an epicenter of the music and art worlds, verging on a major political shift. James, formerly the…

  15. This Day in Music

    June 01, 2008 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…

  16. Backstage At The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT News and notes from backstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held last night (March 10) at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Madonna, John Mellencamp, Leonard Cohen, the Venture News and notes from backstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony,…

  17. Madonna, Mellencamp Lead Rock Hall's '08 Class

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pop superstar Madonna, heartland rocker John Mellencamp, singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen, British Invasion pioneers the Dave Clark Five and instrumental rock legends the Ventures were inducted into th Pop superstar Madonna, heartland rocker John Mellencamp, singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen,…

  18. And The Best Original Song Oscar Nominees Are...

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billboard.com takes a look at -- and listens to -- the 2008 nominees for the best original song Oscar: songs from "Enchanted," "Once" and "August Rush." With the 13-week writers' strike settled and the Academy Awards ceremony set to go on in the usual star…

  19. U2 Hits The Studio In Dublin

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST U2 has hit the studio in Dublin to continue work on its next album with longtime collaborators Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. "We're going to try and break new sonic ground and deliver a masterpiece," L U2 has hit the studio in Dublin to continue work on its next album with…

  20. Feist's 'The Reminder' Wins 2007 Shortlist Prize

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Feist's "The Reminder" (Cherry Tree/Interscope) has won the 2007 Shortlist Prize, which recognizes albums released between January and November 2007 that have yet to be certified gold by the Recording Feist's "The Reminder" (Cherry Tree/Interscope) has won the…

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