1. 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…

  2. 22TunesOnTV

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 23-29, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 23 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kelly Clarkson (also scheduled: Morgan Spurlock). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artists: Gretchen Wilson, Faith Hill …

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. PAID FOR PLAY Dear Fred, Does an artist receive royalties every time a single is played on the air? If so, how much is each play worth? Are higher royalties paid by radio stations with larger listener impressions? What percentage of the…

  4. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Blur plays a surprise show at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. In addition to being one of the group's first ever performances without guitarist Graham Coxon, who 2003 - Blur plays a surprise show at the South By Southwest music festival…

  5. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer Brit Award revoked after officials realize she isn't that new after all. The singer's song "Thank You" was made famous as the backin 2002 - Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer…

  6. Tommy Lee Embracing Cornhusker Life

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT You'd think he'd be good at the drums. But there was rocker Tommy Lee, struggling to keep up with 22-year-old University of Nebraska marching band veteran Ben Coleman. You'd think he'd be good at the drums. But there was rocker Tommy Lee, struggling to keep up with 22-year…

  7. Vintage Acts Lead 'Flashback To The Future'

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Such '80s-era acts as Devo, Billy Idol, Tears For Fears, X, Missing Persons, Siouxsie Sioux and a Flock of Seagulls will turn back the musical clock at Los Angeles radio station KROQ's fourth Inland I Such '80s-era acts as Devo, Billy Idol, Tears For Fears, X, Missing Persons,…

  8. McGraw To Tour Through The Fall

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw and his band are planning to stay on the road through the fall, with a new leg of tour dates to kick off just two weeks after his current summer trek ends. Tim McGraw and his band are planning to stay on the road through the fall, with a new leg of tour dates to kick off just two…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s and '70s, dies at a hospital in Roswell, Ga. He is 57 years old. 1999 - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting…

  10. 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…

  11. ATP Fest To Revisit California

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Organizers for the U.K.-bred All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival have confirmed that the multi-day event will return to Southern California in 2004. Organizers for the U.K.-bred All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival have confirmed that the multi-day event will return to Southern…

  12. 2003 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here's are the winners of BMI's annual Country Awards, handed out Nov. 4 in Nashville. "The Baby," songwriter Harley Allen, recorded by Blake Shelton, (Warner Bros. Nashville) published by Coburn Music, Inc. "Beautiful Mess," Sonny…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Billy Ray Cyrus lends his support to two causes when his tour bus stops in 16 different locations on Nashville's Music Row throughout the day to collect food for Second Harvest Food Bank 2000 - Billy Ray Cyrus lends his support to two causes when his tour bus…

  14. This Day in Music

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Jazz pianist Ellis Larkins dies of pneumonia in Baltimore. He is 79. As a vocal accompanist, Larkins backed Ella Fitzgerald on two celebrated albums in the '50s; he also worked with Mild 2002 - Jazz pianist Ellis Larkins dies of pneumonia in Baltimore. He is 79.…

  15. Wildwood Flower

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On the last recording of a life well lived, June Carter Cash revisited the music she knew best, the songs of the Carter Family. On the last recording of a life well lived, June Carter Cash revisited the music she knew best, the songs of the Carter Family. This is an unequalled canon,…

  16. This Day in Music

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, with five wins. 2001 - Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, with five wins. 2001 - Country singer Chris Cagle…

  17. KROQ To Host '80s 'Invasion'

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This year's third annual event will be a largely '80s affair. While Los Angeles station KROQ's 2002 Inland Invasion concert was defiantly punk-themed, this year's third annual event will be a largely '80s affair. Set for Sept. 20 at the Glen Helen Hyundai Pavilion in…

  18. 'Wildwood Flower': June's Final Bloom

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT June Carter Cash's final recordings will be released Sept. 9 via Dualtone Records. Produced by John Carter Cash, her son by fellow country music legend Johnny Cash, "Wildwood Flower" was completed jus June Carter Cash's final recordings will be released Sept. 9 via…

  19. Cranberries, AC/DC Singers Collaborating

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan plans to lend vocals to a long-incubating musical play version of the "Helen of Troy" story being created by AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson. Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan plans to lend vocals to a long-incubating musical…

  20. Organizers: Lollapalooza Tour Faring Well

    July 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The cost of meeting Lollapalooza's production needs at nontraditional venues created an untenable risk/reward ratio that has contributed to the cancellation of two dates on the Jane's Addiction-headli The cost of meeting Lollapalooza's production needs at nontraditional venues…

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