1. Blondie Songs Headed To London Musical

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock outfit Blondie is lending its songs to a West End musical based on the Madonna movie "Desperately Seeking Susan." The show, adapted from the 1985 film that helped propel the Material Girl Veteran rock outfit Blondie is lending its songs to a West End musical based on…

  2. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer. He is 58. 2006 - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer. He is 58. 2004 - A…

  3. Erasure Seeing The 'World' On Summer Tour

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The veteran synth-pop duo will also visit Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Mexico on the way to an Aug. 1 finale in Cleveland. A week after it concludes its stint on the summer True Colors tour with Cyndi Lauper, Blondie's Debbie Harry and the Gossip, Erasure will embark on a run…

  4. Billboard Bits: Dresden Dolls, Click Five, Sir Andre Previn

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dresden Dolls vocalist Amanda Palmer is recording her debut solo album in Nashville with Ben Folds. No release date has been penciled in for the as-yet-untitled project. Dresden Dolls vocalist Amanda Palmer is recording her debut solo album in Nashville with Ben Folds. No release date has…

  5. Erasure, Lauper, Harry Anchor True Colors Tour

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As first reported here last month, Erasure, Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry and the Gossip will anchor the first True Colors tour this summer. Dresden Dolls, Misshapes and host Margaret Cho are also on boa As first reported here last month, Erasure, Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry and the Gossip will…

  6. All-Star Lineup Rocks Tibet House Benefit

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Michael Stipe, Patti Smith, Lou Reed and Ray Davies were among the featured performers at the 17th annual Tibet House Benefit at Carnegie Hall last night (Feb. 26) in New York. Debbie Harry, Ben Harpe Michael Stipe, Patti Smith, Lou Reed and Ray Davies were among the featured performers at…

  7. Erasure Sees The 'Light' On New Album

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST After an unexpected acoustic detour with last year's "Union Street," veteran synth-pop duo Erasure is back in familiar territory for "Light at the End of the World," due May 22 via Mute. The 10-track After an unexpected acoustic detour with last year's "…

  8. Billboard Bits: Gwen Stefani, Tibet House, Peter Gabriel

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Stefani will be out behind "The Sweet Escape," her second Interscope solo album. First single "Wind It Up" reached No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100, while the title track, which features Akon, rocketed Akon and Lady Sovereign have been tapped as the opening acts for Gwen…

  9. Moby Compiles His 'Best' For Two-Disc Set

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Moby has set an Oct. 24 release for the V2 collection "Go: The Very Best Of," which will include a disc of hits and a second featuring remixes. The album features the previously unreleased "New York, Moby has set an Oct. 24 release for the V2 collection "Go: The Very Best…

  10. '80s Hits, Custom Mixing Spark 'Scarface' Game

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Johnny Cash, Debbie Harry, Iggy Pop, Public Enemy and Run-D.M.C are among the artists contributing hit tracks to Vivendi Games' Sierra Entertainment division's "Scarface: The World Is Yours," due in O Johnny Cash, Debbie Harry, Iggy Pop, Public Enemy and Run-D.M.C are…

  11. This Day in Music

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1978 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Miss You," The Rolling Stones. The song is the band's eighth No. 1 single.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1995 - Selling 331,000 copies, Selena's "Dreaming of You," her first…

  12. 30OnTV

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 24-30, 2006. MONDAY, JULY 24 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Miranda Lambert (also scheduled: Matt Dallas). "CMA Music Festival: Country Music's Biggest Party," ABC Featured Artist(s): Brooks & Dunn, Martina…

  13. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Babyface is honored by the state of Indiana, which renames a 25-mile stretch of federal highway (Interstate Route 65) as "Kenneth Babyface Edmonds Highway." In conjunction with the honor 2004 - A segment of Interstate 85 is declared "The Alan Jackson…

  14. TOO MUCH, TOO LATE

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST A garage-rock band made up of middle-aged guys suddenly hits the big time in this lightweight comedy. A garage-rock band made up of middle-aged guys suddenly hits the big time in this lightweight comedy. Back in the early '90s, the Jane Ashers, a power-pop quartet led by charismatic…

  15. Poll: Blondie Is Rock Hall Fave

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Blondie is the fan favorite among the recently inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2006. The New York-based rock act pulled in 46% of 1,483 votes in a Billboard.com poll. Blondie is the fan favorite among the recently inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2006. The New York…

  16. Sabbath, Blondie Lead Rock Hall's 2006 Class

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Iconic heavy metal quartet Black Sabbath, new-wave pop crossover combo Blondie, late jazz legend Miles Davis, southern rock mainstays Lynyrd Skynyrd, notorious punk outfit the Sex Pistols and A&M Iconic heavy metal quartet Black Sabbath, new-wave pop crossover combo Blondie, late jazz…

  17. Ask Billboard

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Blondie, Janet Jackson and Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. BLONDIE ON [RAREST] BLONDIE Hi Keith, As this year is Blondie's 30th anniversary, I was wondering if you knew what the group's rarest single would be? In 1984 Chrysalis Records in Canada…

  18. Music Remains Substantial Source Of Katrina Aid

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks following the devastating Hurricane Katrina, a host of music-related initiatives are raising funds for those suffering the effects of the storm. Two weeks following the devastating Hurricane Katrina, a host of music-related initiatives are raising funds for those suffering the…

  19. Van Zandt Taking 'Underground Garage' To TV

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT E Street band guitarist Little Steven Van Zandt's Underground Garage radio show has become a big hit, having branched out to 130 stations in 190 markets nationwide. But it may soon be coming to a new E Street band guitarist Little Steven Van Zandt's Underground Garage radio show has…

  20. Ask Billboard

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, Blondie and more. FAVORITES Hey Keith, I've recently been wondering about a couple artists that have, for the most part, gone unnoticed with the mainstream media. Specifically, I would like to know how much…

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