1. Raitt, Browne, Nash Back Hall's Congressional Bid

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Veteran artists Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and Graham Nash have put their collective weight behind a candidate for a New York Congressional seat. Veteran artists Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and Graham Nash have put their collective weight behind a candidate for a New York Congressional…

  2. Alvin Heads 'West' Into California Dream

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST An album of cover versions can sometimes be a window into a musician's roots An album of cover versions can sometimes be a window into a musician's roots. So it is with Dave Alvin's "West of the West," due May 30 from Yep Roc Records. The set gathers a baker's…

  3. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Jeff Beck begins a headlining U.S. tour at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., in support of his current Epic album, "Who Else!"<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob…

  4. Whenever You're Ready, Boss

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST News of a Bruce Springsteen album of Pete Seeger covers causes concern. Bruce Springsteen fans around the world are excited ... and also a bit nervous, I'm sure. Last week, the rocker announced that a new studio album is only six weeks away, but it's not going to be the big-sounding…

  5. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sergio Mendes offers up his first album in more than eight years flanked by a modern-day cast of characters like the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am, Bela Fleck regroups with the Flecktones and indie rocke The debut album from U.K. rock act the Subways, "Young for Eternity" (Sire).…

  6. Q&A: James Taylor

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST For more than 35 years, James Taylor has been making music that touches people to their core. With modern-day standards like "Fire and Rain," "Carolina in My Mind" and "Shower the People," Taylor has For more than 35 years, James Taylor has been making music that…

  7. Stars Salute James Taylor In L.A.

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST From Bruce Springsteen's mournful harmonica on "Millworker" to Sting's acoustic guitar on "Close Your Eyes," a generation of singer-songwriters influenced by James Taylor paid tribute to him last nigh From Bruce Springsteen's mournful harmonica on "…

  8. James Taylor Writing Material For New Album

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter James Taylor has begun work on his first studio album since 2002's "October Road," his final release for longtime label Columbia. Singer/songwriter James Taylor has begun work on his first studio album since 2002's "October Road," his final…

  9. Superstars Sign On For Taylor Tribute

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, the Dixie Chicks and Sting are among the high-profile acts confirmed to perform as part of the 2006 MusiCares Person of the Year dinner honoring James Taylor. Bruce Springsteen, the Dixie Chicks and Sting are among the high-profile acts confirmed to perform as part of the…

  10. Rhino Preps Larson Tribute Concert Set

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rhino has set a Feb. 14 release date for "Lotta Love Concert," a tribute to late vocalist Nicolette Larson staged Feb. 21-22, 1998, at the Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic Auditorium. Rhino has set a Feb. 14 release date for "Lotta Love Concert," a tribute to late vocalist…

  11. This Day in Music

    November 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1996 - </b>Jazz saxophonist, Eddie Harris dies of bone cancer at County-USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. Harris wrote most of the music for the much celebrated "The Cosby Show."<br clear="none"/> 2003 - Blue-eyed soul icon Bobby Hatfield, one-half of…

  12. Ask Billboard

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about INXS, 'Fast Times' and Expose. 'ROCK STAR' REALITY Keith, I see that "The Best of INXS" recently rose to No. 1 on the Top Pop Catalog chart. Any idea as to whether the CBS reality "Rock Star: INXS"…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1992 - </b>Amy Grant gives birth to a daughter, Sarah Cannon, in Nashville, Tenn. It is the third child for the Grammy-winning singer and her husband, songwriter Gary Chapman.<br clear="none"/><br 2004 - The Vote for Change tour wraps with a star-studded…

  14. The Week In New Releases

    October 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Alicia Keys, Ricky Martin, Jamie Cullum, Danger Doom and more. Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from music legend Doly Parton, "Those Were the Days," featuring collaborations with Norah Jones, Keith Urban and Alison Krauss,…

  15. Hot Product

    October 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from music legend Doly Parton, "Those Were the Days," featuring collaborations with Norah Jones, Keith Urban and Alison Krauss, among many others (Sugar Hill). An album from reunited U.K. rock quartet…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>On what would have been Beatles frontman John Lennon's 60th birthday, the John Lennon Museum opens to the public. Braving heavy rains, about 1,200 people line up around the museum, locat 2001 - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven…

  17. This Day in Music

    October 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>An environmental benefit concert at the Britt Grounds in Jacksonville, Ore., featuring Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne turns ugly as protesters begin to rally. The protesters are angered 2004 - After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the…

  18. Rhino Expands Browne's 'Running On Empty'

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jackson Browne's 1978 album "Running on Empty" will be recharged Nov. 15 in an expanded and remastered CD/DVD edition via Rhino. Jackson Browne's 1978 album "Running on Empty" will be recharged Nov. 15 in an expanded and remastered CD/DVD edition via Rhino. The…

  19. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Nearly 36 million viewers tune in for the 32nd Annual CMA Awards live on CBS television.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta-born Drusky studied…

  20. Browne Readies Acoustic Disc For Own Label

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne is prepping a disc of acoustic performances from his recent tours for release on his own label. Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne is prepping a disc of acoustic performances from his recent tours for release on his own label, Inside Recordings . Founded in 1999…

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