1. Elvis Remains Top-Earning Dead Celeb

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Elvis is still the king when it comes to earning royalties, according to Forbes magazine, but Shakespeare could have given him a run for the money. Elvis is still the king when it comes to earning royalties, according to Forbes magazine, but Shakespeare could have given him a run for the…

  2. JOHN LENNON: All I Want Is the Truth

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite his aunt's admonition, learning to make a living out of his guitar was the theme of John Lennon's life, and Partridge does a masterful job of placing Lennon's music in the context of his times "The guitar's all very well, John, but you'll never make a…

  3. Johnny Cash Musical Heads To Broadway

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT He topped Nashville charts, conquered New York publishing and is the subject of a new movie. He topped Nashville charts, conquered New York publishing and is the subject of a new movie. Now the late Johnny Cash will reach Broadway in February with the opening of "Ring of Fire," a…

  4. This Day in Music

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>The soundtrack to Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous" hits stores with something on it that no other soundtrack has ever had before: the authorized use of a vintage Led Zeppelin song. Zeppel 2004 - Legendary studio drummer Kenneth Aaron (Kenny) Buttrey…

  5. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>It is announced that Billy Joel has postponed the fall leg of his current world tour due to recurring throat problems.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album "…

  6. This Day in Music

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>U.S. books and music superstore chain Borders opens its first European outlet with a 40,000-square-foot store on London's Oxford Street.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Conductor-composer Andre Previn, 72, and violinist…

  7. O'Jays, Ronettes, Tokens Enter Vocal Hall Of Fame

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Vocal Group Hall of Fame inducted its seventh class today (July 6) in Wildwood, N.J., honoring 17 vocal trios, quartets, duos and other harmony, doo-wop and R&B groups. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame inducted its seventh class today (July 6) in Wildwood, N.J., honoring 17 vocal trios,…

  8. This Day in Music

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>U2 frontman Bono tries to persuade European Union ministers to extend debt relief programs for the world's poorest countries when he addresses a special meeting in Dublin. 2004 - U2 frontman Bono tries to persuade European Union ministers to extend debt relief…

  9. Cash's Sun Albums Collected In Limited Box

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Seven albums released by Johnny Cash on Memphis' storied Sun Records label will be packaged together in a limited edition box set due May 24 from Varese Sarabande's Varese Vintage label, distributed t Seven albums released by Johnny Cash on Memphis' storied Sun Records label…

  10. 'Now' Brings Presley Spring Tour

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST With the release of her sophomore full-length album nearing, Lisa Marie Presley has confirmed a spring tour that will kick off April 26 in St. Petersburg, Fla. With the release of her sophomore full-length album nearing, Lisa Marie Presley has confirmed a spring tour that will kick off April…

  11. Folds Saves Songs For 'Silverman'

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The fruit of the latter endeavor will emerge as "Songs for Silverman" April 26 via Epic. Since the release of 2001's "Rockin' the Suburbs," Ben Folds has toured various parts of the world time and time again, collaborated extensively with William Shatner ,…

  12. May To Bring Elvis Book, CD, Miniseries

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST The month of May will feature another Elvis Presley bonanza, led by Random House division Crown's May 3 publication of the book "Elvis by the Presleys." The month of May will feature another Elvis Presley bonanza, led by Random House division Crown's May 3 publication of…

  13. Travolta Sings For 'Bobby Long'

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST At the first peak of his career, actor John Travolta was also something of a pop star. On the soundtrack for his latest film, "A Love Song for Bobby Long," opening today (Dec. 29) in New York and Los At the first peak of his career, actor John Travolta was also something of a pop…

  14. Manilow Books Vegas Engagement

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Barry Manilow has signed a deal to perform an extended run at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel/casino. Barry Manilow has signed a deal to perform an extended run at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel/casino. The 61-year-old artist will perform five nights a week for 24 weeks through 2005 and into 2006. The…

  15. RCA Plans Barrage Of U.K. Elvis Singles

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG U.K.'s RCA label will launch an ambitious singles release campaign next year to mark the 70th anniversary of Elvis Presley's birth on Jan. 8. Sony BMG U.K.'s RCA label will launch an ambitious singles release campaign next year to mark the 70th anniversary of Elvis…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses country artists on the R&B chart, radio and ringtones with readers. SHOULD HAVE STUDIED THE BOOK A LITTLE MORE Hi Fred, You mentioned that Tim McGraw is the first country artist since Conway Twitty to appear on the R&B/hip hop singles chart. Actually, Kenny…

  17. Billboard Bits: Bon Jovi, Montgomery Gentry, Gil Melle

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Bon Jovi, Montgomery Gentry, Gil Melle New Jersey-based rock act Bon Jovi will on Nov. 14 join a club that includes Bing Crosby, Johnny Cash, Stevie Wonder, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra when it is presented with the American Music Awards' special Award of Merit. The honor will…

  18. Tony Joe's Campfire Songs

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the mag for Billboard.com. Some people swap stories around the campfire; others, like Tony Joe White and Shelby Lynne, write songs. They wrote a handful together a few years ago, when Lynne, who grew up in Alabama and resides in California, was living near White's place in…

  19. Land of the Sun

    September 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bassist Charlie Haden's 2002 CD of boleros, "Nocturne," won the Grammy Award for best Latin jazz album. Bassist Charlie Haden's 2002 CD of boleros, "Nocturne," won the Grammy Award for best Latin jazz album. It was a disc of balladic love songs from Cuba and…

  20. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>R. Kelly takes home a leading six awards, including R&B/hip-hop artist and R&B/hip-hop album of the year for "TP-2.com" at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las 2001 - R. Kelly takes home a leading six awards, including R&B/hip…

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