1. SXSW Finally Confirms First Round Of Artists

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bloc Party, the Good, the Bad & the Queen, Taylor Hicks, Daniel Johnston (with the Nightmares), Mastodon, Lily Allen, Paolo Nutini, Spoon, Mogwai, the Stooges, the Apples In Stereo and Amy Winehou Bloc Party, the Good, the Bad & the Queen, Taylor Hicks, Daniel Johnston (with the…

  2. Maximo Park Indulge 'Pleasures' On New Album

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock outfit Maximo Park will release its second album, "Our Earthly Pleasures," April 3 via Warp in North America and a day earlier internationally. First single "Our Velocity" is due March 19. U.K. rock outfit Maximo Park will release its second album, "Our…

  3. Anybody who's ever followed the path of their

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Anybody who's ever followed the path of their favorite hip-hop breakbeat has more often than not led themselves to the wellspring of funk and soul records released by the Warner Bros. family tree of c Anybody who's ever followed the path of their favorite hip-hop breakbeat has more…

  4. Ask Billboard

    November 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Sugababes, Maroon 5 and Madonna's "Jump." SUGA OVERLOAD Hi Keith, I have been wondering if the Sugababes will release "Overloaded: The Singles Collection" in the U.S. The album debuted at No. 3 in the U.K. and I've read…

  5. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Henry Berthold "Spike" Robinson, a Britain-based American Saxophonist admired for his liquid tone and lyrical verve, dies at the age of 71.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - Italian tenor Franco Corelli, one of opera…

  6. This Day in Music

    October 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald runs in the 26th annual Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. McDonald raises over $1,000 in pledge money for patients at St. Jude Children's Resear 2004 - The third time is the charm for Rod Stewart, who with his third…

  7. Maximo Park Recording Sophomore Album

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Maximo Park is recording the follow-up to its 2005 Warp debut, "A Certain Trigger," in London. The group is eyeing 13 tracks for the as-yet-untitled set, which was whittled down after pr U.K. rock act Maximo Park is recording the follow-up to its 2005 Warp debut, "…

  8. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Sir Rudolph Bing, the autocratic impressario who propelled New York's Metropolitan Opera to new heights in popularity and artistic achievement during 22 years as general manager, dies at 2003 - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin…

  9. Sunshine Anderson Returns With New Album

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT R&B vocalist Sunshine Anderson will release her sophomore disc, "Sunshine at Midnight," in January via her label, Shining Star Incorporated, and Matthew Knowles' Music World company. R&B vocalist Sunshine Anderson will release her sophomore disc, "Sunshine at…

  10. Kweller Goes It Alone On Upcoming Album

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ben Kweller self-titled his upcoming effort, as it is his most "quintessentially Kweller" record yet: in a career first, he played every instrument on the 11-track set. Ben Kweller self-titled his upcoming effort, as it is his most "quintessentially Kweller" record yet: in…

  11. Ask Billboard

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Madonna, Renee Olstead and Dannii Minogue. MADONNA'S SINGLE Hello Keith. I was wondering about the status of Madonna's third single from "Confessions on a Dance Floor." I heard that "Get Together" was her last commercial…

  12. New Counting Crows: One Part Rock, One Part Country

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A little bit county and a little bit rock'n'roll is how Counting Crows guitarist Dan Vickrey describes the band's upcoming fifth studio release to Billboard.com. A little bit county and a little bit rock'n'roll is how Counting Crows guitarist Dan Vickrey describes the…

  13. 'Blues' Clues

    June 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT An album of jazz standards Diana Ross recorded more than 30 years ago will see the light of day for the first time this week via Motown/UME. "Blue" was intended as a companion to the hit 1972 soundtra An album of jazz standards Diana Ross recorded more than 30 years ago will see the…

  14. This Day in Music

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Latin jazz legend Tito Puente dies on the operating table of a New York hospital as a result of complications following 12 hours of open-heart surgery. He is 77.<br clear="none"/><br cle 2004 - One of France's most celebrated lyricists of the…

  15. 'Lost' Diana Ross Jazz Album Due In June

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST An album of jazz standards Diana Ross recorded more than 30 years ago will see the light of day for the first time this summer. An album of jazz standards Diana Ross recorded more than 30 years ago will see the light of day for the first time this summer. Due June 20 via Motown/UME, "…

  16. Gil Goldstein / Jan. 11, 2006 / New York (Blue Note)

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Melody and sonority were plentiful during pianist-accordionist Gil Goldstein's first set Jan. 11 at the Blue Note, the second of six nights at the popular Greenwich Village jazz club. Goldstein was jo What's the thread that runs through the music of Jaco Pastorius, Gil Evans and…

  17. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Henry Berthold "Spike" Robinson, a Britain-based American Saxophonist admired for his liquid tone and lyrical verve, dies at the age of 71.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - Italian tenor Franco Corelli, one of opera…

  18. This Day in Music

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald runs in the 26th annual Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. McDonald raises over $1,000 in pledge money for patients at St. Jude Children's Resear 2004 - The third time is the charm for Rod Stewart, who with his third…

  19. Guests Lift Botti 'To Love Again'

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chris Botti's "To Love Again" is an impressive pop-jazz crossover outing that includes guest singers from Sting to Steven Tyler sharing the spotlight. It is an anomaly when a mainstream, largely instrumental jazz album breaks into The Billboard 200, but it is particularly…

  20. International Musicians Unite At UN Concert

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Youssou N'Dour & Friends concert at the Arena in Geneva. Gilberto Gil (Brazil), Swedish born Neneh Cherry, Amadou Bagayoko (Malia), Rokia Traore (Mali) and Amadou Bagayoko (Malia)during the Oct. 8 Youssou N'Dour & Friends concert at the Arena in Geneva. The anti-malaria…

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