1. Gabriel Scales Back On New Live DVD

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Peter Gabriel spotlights recent performances in intimate venues on the upcoming DVD "Still Growing Up: Peter Gabriel Live & Unwrapped." Peter Gabriel spotlights recent performances in intimate venues on the upcoming DVD "Still Growing Up: Peter Gabriel Live & Unwrapped.…

  2. Supergrass / Sept. 27, 2005 / New York (Bowery Ballroom)

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Supergrass is a decade removed from debuting as a trio of teenagers, mugging for cameras and cavorting to the top of the U.K. charts. The group is older, larger and showing classic signs of maturity f Supergrass is a decade removed from debuting as a trio of teenagers, mugging for cameras and…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Mariah Carey, Madonna, chart records and more with readers. CRAZY FOR THE MATERIAL GIRL Hi Fred, In your "Chart Beat" column, you wrote that Mariah Carey was one of only six acts on The Billboard Hot 100 to occupy the top spot as well as the number two spot in…

  4. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2005 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…

  5. Waters Opera Memorializes French Revolution

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Back in his days with Pink Floyd, Roger Waters took on the big issues of life. In high-concept projects like "Dark Side of the Moon" and "The Wall," he grappled with such challenging topics as social oppression, the long…

  6. Waters Previews French Revolution Opera

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT It was a far cry from "we don't need no education" yesterday (July 25) in New York when Pink Floyd's Roger Waters presented excerpts for the first time from "Ca Ira," his new three-act opera about the It was a far cry from "we don't need no education…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>One of France's most celebrated lyricists of the past four decades, Etienne Roda-Gil, dies of a stroke. He is 62. 2004 - One of France's most celebrated lyricists of the past four decades, Etienne Roda-Gil, dies of a stroke. He is 62. 2001 - The first live…

  8. Waters Completes Long-Gestating Opera

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters has completed work on a long-gestating project that tells the story of the French Revolution via modern opera. Former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters has completed work on a long-gestating project that tells the story of the French Revolution via…

  9. Gilberto Gil Receives Polar Music Prize

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian pop star and Culture Minister Gilberto Gil received the Polar Music Prize from Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf at a ceremony last night (May 23) in Stockholm. Brazilian pop star and Culture Minister Gilberto Gil received the Polar Music Prize from Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf at a…

  10. South By Southwest Diary: March 18

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the third installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marten Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) event is a music festival and…

  11. Closer

    January 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Despite the polished orchestrations that give it an overall glossy sheen, David Sanborn's new collection, "Closer," has its share of moving moments, especially when the alto saxophonist renders ballad Despite the polished orchestrations that give it an overall glossy sheen,…

  12. 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…

  13. Gil, Fischer-Dieskau Win Polar Music Prize

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil and German romance singer Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau are the 2005 winners of the Polar Music Prize for their contributions to music. Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil and German romance singer Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau are the 2005 winners of the Polar Music Prize for…

  14. Madonna Visiting Israel On Spiritual Quest

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Madonna is on her way to the Holy Land. The pop diva, a student of Jewish mysticism, is headed to Israel on a spiritual quest for the Jewish New Year, which begins at sundown today (Sept. 15). Madonna is on her way to the Holy Land. The pop diva, a student of Jewish mysticism, is headed to…

  15. Producer Tom Capone Killed In Crash

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian music producer Tom Capone, who was nominated for five Latin Grammy awards this year, was killed in a motorcycle crash in Los Angeles early today (Sept. 2), hours after leaving the awards sho Brazilian music producer Tom Capone, who was nominated for five Latin Grammy awards this…

  16. Organizers Scrap Watershed Festival

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Watershed Festival, which was to feature Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks, Gil Grand and Fred Eaglesmith this weekend in Walkerton, Ontario, has been postponed. The Watershed Festival, which was to feature Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks, Gil Grand and Fred Eaglesmith this weekend in Walkerton,…

  17. Johnson Leads Canadian Country Awards Nominees

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carolyn Dawn Johnson leads the nominations for the 2004 Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) with six, including top female artist. Carolyn Dawn Johnson leads the nominations for the 2004 Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) with six, including top female artist. Right behind her, Doc Walker…

  18. Weller Inaugurates V2 Deal With Covers Set

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran U.K. artist Paul Weller's eighth studio album will be his first to be released worldwide through V2. An album of covers, "Studio 150" is due for simultaneous U.S. and U.K. release in late Sept Veteran U.K. artist Paul Weller's eighth studio album will be his first…

  19. 'Danger': Mos Def Returns In September

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Mos Def will release his long-in-the-works sophomore solo album, "The New Danger," Sept. 28 via Geffen. Rapper Mos Def will release his long-in-the-works sophomore solo album, "The New Danger," Sept. 28 via Geffen. The 18-track set will feature the tracks "…

  20. Maria Rita Steps Out Of Mother's Shadow

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. She is a member of one of the most hallowed pop music dynasties in Brazil. Her mother, Elis Regina, is widely considered the greatest Brazilian singer of all time. Her father, Cesar Camargo Mariano, is a renowned pianist/keyboardist/arranger…

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