1. Archie Roach Recognized in Queen's Birthday List

    June 08, 2015 3:13 AM EDT Celebrated indigenous singer, songwriter and guitarist Archie Roach was among the musicians recognized in the Queen’s 2015 Birthday Honours list, published on Monday (June 8). Roach, a Gunditjmara Bundjalung man, was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division for his…

  2. Joan Armatrading on Farewell Tour: 'I Wanted to Give Myself a Memory'

    June 01, 2015 6:05 PM EDT As Joan Armatrading nears the end of her farewell world tour, the 64-year-old U.K.-based singer/songwriter wants to make something clear: She is not retiring from music, just the road.   "I feel very lucky to know exactly why I'm here," she tells Billboard . "I'm here…

  3. Chart Beat Thursday: Robin Williams, BNL, Maxwell

    April 08, 2010 4:15 PM EDT COMIC RELIEF: "I had open heart surgery. I had a blown valve ... which makes me sound like a Chevrolet. "They started offering me choices about what kinds of valves I could get. I thought, maybe I can get the new Apple iHeart. That would be great. It comes with 20,000 emotions!"…

  4. This Day in Music

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST - U2 wraps its box-office busting Vertigo tour in front of a packed house at Honolulu's Aloha Stadium with a show that features guest turns from members of opening act Pearl Jam as well as Green 2006 - U2 wraps its box-office busting Vertigo tour in front of a packed house at…

  5. E Street Band Keyboardist Danny Federici Dies

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Danny Federici, the longtime keyboard player for Bruce Springsteen whose stylish work helped define the E Street Band's sound on hits from "Hungry Heart" through "The Rising," died last night (April 1 Danny Federici, the longtime keyboard player for Bruce Springsteen…

  6. Lauper, B-52s Anchoring True Colors Tour

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Cyndi Lauper and the B-52s will anchor this summer's True Colors tour, which will begin May 31 at Boston's Bank of America Pavilion. TV personality Carson Kressley will host the shows, which will also Cyndi Lauper and the B-52s will anchor this summer's True Colors tour, which…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST - U2 wraps its box-office busting Vertigo tour in front of a packed house at Honolulu's Aloha Stadium with a show that features guest turns from members of opening act Pearl Jam as well as Green 2006 - U2 wraps its box-office busting Vertigo tour in front of a packed house at…

  8. Chart Beat

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses John Lennon, Joan Armatrading, Kimberley Locke and more! JOHN: For the third year in a row, a song written by John Lennon makes its debut on The Billboard Hot 100. The latest Lennon composition to see chart ink is Green Day's remake of "Working Class Hero," a…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Shots are fired and one man is killed during a Toronto-area video shoot for "Get Busy" by Jamaican dance hall artist Sean Paul.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - AMC Theaters screen the White Stripes' live DVD, …

  10. This Day in Music

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Shots are fired and one man is killed during a Toronto-area video shoot for "Get Busy" by Jamaican dance hall artist Sean Paul.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - AMC Theaters screen the White Stripes' live DVD, …

  11. Bonus Tracks Pack Eurythmics Reissues

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The entirety of the Eurythmics catalog has been remastered and expanded by group member Dave Stewart. Each of the act's eight albums has been bolstered with bonus tracks -- 44 in all, 11 of which are The entirety of the Eurythmics catalog has been remastered and expanded by group member…

  12. LaVette Taps Female Tunesmiths For Comeback

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Armed with a cache of proven songs, soul singer Bettye LaVette is aiming to make a comeback with her Anti- Records debut, "I've Got My Own Hell To Raise." Armed with a cache of proven songs, soul singer Bettye LaVette is aiming to make a comeback with her Anti- Records debut, …

  13. This Day in Music

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Ashanti takes home a leading eight awards, including R&B/hip-hop artist and female artist of the year for her self-titled debut album and the hit single "Foolish," at the 2002 Billbo 2002 - Ashanti takes home a leading eight awards, including R&B…

  14. Coverage

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mandy Moore seems a world away from her 1999 debut, the chirpy single, "Candy." In the four years since, the poised 19-year-old has become an acclaimed film actress and is well on her way to major-Hol Mandy Moore seems a world away from her 1999 debut, the chirpy single, "Candy…

  15. Moore 'Covers' New Bases

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Mandy Moore has just released a new album and is looking forward to two major movie roles in the coming year. Not bad for a burgeoning artist -- but considering she is only 19, the agenda is remarkable. And, like most 19-year-olds, Moore is…

  16. Mandy Moore Goes Under 'Covers'

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT For her fourth album, Mandy Moore is moving away from teen-leaning pop to interpreting an array of songs she says hold great meaning for her. Due Oct. 21 via Epic, "Coverage" finds Moore interpreting For her fourth album, Mandy Moore is moving away from teen-leaning pop to…

  17. 'Celebrate Brooklyn' Sets Summer Lineup

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The 25th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! summer concert series has announced its slate of shows for the next few months, with artists such as Joan Armatrading, Mos Def, Stephen Malkmus; Rufus Wainwright, K The 25th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! summer concert series has announced its slate of shows…

  18. Lovers Speak

    April 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Joan Armatrading has remained busy since her last widely distributed release, What's Inside, which arrived in 1995. Joan Armatrading has remained busy since her last widely distributed release, What's Inside, which arrived in 1995. She earned a doctorate in music from the University…

  19. Hot Product

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- New albums from the all-star rap outfits Hot Boys ("Let 'Em Burn," Cash Money) and the Diplomats ("Diplomatic Immunity," Diplomat/Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam). -- The 12th installment in the "NOW…

  20. Armatrading Decides To 'Speak' After 8 Years

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When Denon issues Joan Armatrading's "Lover's Speak" March 25, it will mark the first release by the acclaimed singer/songwriter in eight years. But Armatrading has hardly been idle during that time: She worked on charitable…

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