1. Brandi Carlile Returns With New 'Stories'

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile will release her sophomore album, "The Story," April 3 via Columbia. The 13-track set sports guest appearances by the Indigo Girls on the song "Cannonball" as well as Singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile will release her sophomore album, "…

  2. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon (page 3)

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Continued from page 2 ... Why the name Atlantic? We tried 15 other names first.…

  3. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music…

  4. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon (page 2)

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Continued from page 1 ... What did it take to sign artists in the early '50s?…

  5. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon (page 4)

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Continued from page 3 ... You hired Phil Spector as your assistant around this…

  6. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon (page 5)

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Continued from page 4 ... You once tried to buy Island Records, years before…

  7. Ace Young Performs "What's Going On"

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ace Young Perorms "What's Going on" Released in 1971 by soul singer Marvin Gaye, this was the song of a generation. With America deep in the midst of the Vietnam War, Gaye saw instant success with the powerful lyrics that came with the song. American Idol finalist Ace Young…

  8. Cornell Splits Audioslave, Covers Michael Jackson

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Chris Cornell has split Audioslave, the band he formed with three former members of Rage Against The Machine, due to unspecified "irresolvable personality conflicts as well as musical differences," ac Chris Cornell has split Audioslave, the band he formed with three former members…

  9. Billboard Bits: Michael Jackson, The Explosion, Butch Walker

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Reclusive pop star Michael Jackson has popped up as a guest artist on New York rapper Tempamental's "No Friend of Mine," alongside the Fugees' Pras Michel. Reclusive pop star Michael Jackson has popped up as a guest artist on New York rapper Tempamental's "No…

  10. Top Acts Sign On For 'Live Earth' Benefit Concerts

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ex-Vice President Al Gore and a host of celebrities gathered today (Feb 15) in Los Angeles to reveal plans for Live Earth -- the Concert for a Climate in Crisis, a series of seven concerts set to take Ex-Vice President Al Gore and a host of celebrities gathered today (Feb 15) in Los Angeles…

  11. Lopez Swaps Stardom For Activism In New Film

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez swaps her 'A'-list celebrity for social activism in a new film about the plight of Mexican women working in factories near the U.S. border who are raped and murdered. Jennifer Lopez swaps her 'A'-list celebrity for social activism in a new film about the…

  12. Chart Beat

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Nelly Furtado, George Strait, John Mayer and more! REPLACING THE 'IRREPLACEABLE': After a 10-week reign, Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" (Columbia) has been replaced at the top of The Billboard Hot 100 Chart by Nelly Furtado's "Say It Right" …

  13. 'American Idol' Unveils Top 24 Finalists

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST No more audition silliness -- it's time to get serious on "American Idol." The Fox talent show trimmed down the competition last night (Feb. 14), leaving 24 semifinalists -- 12 men and 12 women -- to No more audition silliness -- it's time to get serious on "American…

  14. Rush Not 'Far' From New Album, Tour

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rush has set a May 1 release date for its 18th studio album, "Snakes & Arrows." The Anthem/Atlantic set will be preceded by the single "Far Cry," which will hit U.S. rock radio outlets in mid-Marc Rush has set a May 1 release date for its 18th studio album, "…

  15. Wilco Cements 'Sky Blue Sky' Track List

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Wilco has finalized the track list for its upcoming album, "Sky Blue Sky," which, as previously reported, is due May 15 via Nonesuch. The 12-track set includes several tunes that have already been pla Wilco has finalized the track list for its upcoming album, "Sky Blue Sky,…

  16. Coachella: Already Sold Out, But Staying Put In Indio

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a first, the 2007 edition of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is officially sold out in advance, more than two months prior to its April 27-29 engagement at Empire Polo Field in Indio In a first, the 2007 edition of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is officially…

  17. This Day in Music

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Kaiser Chiefs take home three trophies to dominate the BRIT Awards 2006, held at London's Earls Court. 2006 - Kaiser Chiefs take home three trophies to dominate the BRIT Awards 2006, held at London's Earls Court. 2006 - French songwriter Anna Marly dies in her house in Alaska…

  18. Billboard Bits: Keren Ann, Emily King, the Exies

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST After a three-year absence of solo material, singer/songwriter Keren Ann will return with new, eponymous album, due May 8 via Metro Blue/Blue Note. The nine-track set was recorded in five different co After a three-year absence of solo material, singer/songwriter Keren Ann will return with…

  19. Braxton Settles Lawsuit Against Ex-Manager

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Toni Braxton has settled her multimillion-dollar lawsuit against her former personal manager, representatives of both parties said. Toni Braxton has settled her multimillion-dollar lawsuit against her former personal manager, representatives of both parties said. Under the settlement, the 39…

  20. Elliott Smith Rarities Compiled On 'New Moon'

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST As first reported by Billboard last November, a collection of unreleased music from late singer/songwriter Elliott Smith will be released this spring. "New Moon" rounds up 24 tracks recorded between 1 As first reported by Billboard last November, a collection of unreleased music…

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