1. This Day in Music

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Anthony Burger, known primarily as the pianist on the Gaither Homecoming concerts, dies of a heart attack at the age of 44. Burger was playing piano on a Gaither Homecoming Cruise, finished a s 2006 - Anthony Burger, known primarily as the pianist on the Gaither Homecoming concerts,…

  2. Costello, Crow, Nelson Set For June Carter Tribute

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris and Brad Paisley are among the stars appearing on the June Carter Cash tribute album "Anchored in Love," du Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris and Brad…

  3. Paul Wall Stays 'True' On Sophomore Album

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Metal-mouthed Houston rapper Paul Wall will release his sophomore album, "Get Money -- Stay True," April 3 via SwishaHouse/Asylum/Atlantic. First single "Break 'Em Off" is at radio now and can be stre Metal-mouthed Houston rapper Paul Wall will release his sophomore…

  4. Underwood, Chicks, Chesney Top CMT Nominations

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Carrie Underwood, the Dixie Chicks, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts and Sugarland scored a leading three nominations each for the 2007 CMT Music Awards, to be held April 16 at Nashville's Curb Event Cent Carrie Underwood, the Dixie Chicks, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts and Sugarland scored a…

  5. Billboard Bits: The Sea & Cake, Cowboy Junkies, Townes Van Zandt

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Chicago rock outfit The Sea & Cake will return May 8 with a new Thrill Jockey album, "Everybody." The 10-track set was recorded by indie vet Brian Paulson (Slint, Superchunk), marking the first ti As tipped here last month, Chicago rock outfit The Sea & Cake will return May…

  6. Rage, Bjork, Chili Peppers Sign On For Coachella

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here on Friday, a reunited Rage Against The Machine, Bjork and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will lead the lineup for the 2007 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April As first tipped here on Friday, a reunited Rage Against The Machine, Bjork and the Red Hot…

  7. Nelson, Haggard, Price Pool Talents For New Album

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Country legends Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price have wrapped work on a collaborative album, "Last of the Breed," due March 20 via Lost Highway. Country legends Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price have wrapped work on a collaborative album, "Last of the Breed,…

  8. Country Descending On Desert For Stagecoach Fest

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST The lineup is set for the inaugural Stagecoach festival, which, as previously reported, will be held May 5-6 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif., the site of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Fe The lineup is set for the inaugural Stagecoach festival, which, as previously reported ,…

  9. Billboard Bits: Swizz Beatz, Joseph Arthur, Kinky Friedman

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Producer Swizz Beatz, Bilal, Inner Voice, Cassidy and Marsha Ambrosius of Floetry will help launch an international peace campaign tomorrow (Sept. 21) with the premiere the tribute single "One Day." Producer Swizz Beatz, Bilal, Inner Voice, Cassidy and Marsha Ambrosius of Floetry…

  10. Billboard Bits: 'XM Artist Confidential,' 'Rising Son,' +/-

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Live recordings from Coldplay, Robert Plant, Tori Amos, Willie Nelson and Phil Collins will be found on "XM Artist Confidential, Vol. 1," drawn from exclusive performances on the satellite radio provi Live recordings from Coldplay, Robert Plant, Tori Amos, Willie Nelson and Phil…

  11. Billboard Bits: Robyn Hitchcock, John Anderson, Tapes 'N Tapes

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock gets an assist from R.E.M./Minus 5 principals Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey and Bill Rieflin on his new album, "Ole! Tarantula." Singer/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock gets an assist from R.E.M./Minus 5 principals Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey and Bill…

  12. This Day in Music

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Jimmy Chamberlin announces that he has rejoined the Smashing Pumpkins, 3 1/2 years after being ousted from the group for his involvement in the fatal drug overdose of keyboardist Jonatha 2004 - Although already quite animated, "American Idol" judge Simon…

  13. Billboard Bits: Pearl Jam, Gov't Mule, the 5 Browns

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Pearl Jam, Gov't Mule, the 5 Browns As Pearl Jam nears completion on its new studio album , the group has finalized the track list for its upcoming holiday single, sent annually to members of its Ten Club fan organization. This year's single will feature a live cover of the…

  14. Billboard Bits: Songwriters Hall, Big & Rich, Pretty Girls Make Graves

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Canadian Songwriters Hall, Big & Rich, Pretty Girls Make Graves Willie Nelson, k.d. lang, and Rufus Wainwright are among the performers tapped to perform Feb. 5 at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Third Annual Gala in Toronto. The event will be broadcast nationally on both…

  15. Billboard Bits: Toby Keith, Coldcut, Carlos Ponce

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Toby Keith, Coldcut, Carlos Ponce Shooting has begun in Atlanta on Toby Keith's first feature film, "Angel From Montgomery," which is being produced by Paramount and MTV Networks' new CMT Films division. Noted country music video director Steven Goldmann is…

  16. Billboard Bits: Alicia Keys, 3 Doors Down, Elton/Dolly

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Alicia Keys, 3 Doors Down, Elton John and Dolly Parton. Alicia Keys will host and perform at a Thursday (Nov. 3) fundraiser for the AIDS charity Keep a Child Alive at New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center. She will be joined by fellow music heavyweights Usher, Paul Simon, John Mayer…

  17. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, Buffett, Andrew W.K.

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, Jimmy Buffett, Andrew W.K. Adding local flavor to the staging of the 39th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, New York's Paul Simon and New Jersey's Jon Bon Jovi have been tapped to perform during the Nov. 15 ceremony at Madison Square Garden. The…

  18. Ask Billboard

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Princess Superstar, Eurythmics and Aaliyah. HIP-HOP ROYALTY Keith, I am a huge fan of the independent female hip-hop artist Princess Superstar, who recently released her brilliant fifth album "My Machine" in the United States.…

  19. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, O'Connor, Incubus

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, O'Connor, Incubus Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack, the top nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, have been added to the list of confirmed performers for the Nov. 15 ceremony. Keith Urban and host duo Brooks & Dunn are also new to the lineup…

  20. 'Wind' Blowing In New, Rare Young Albums

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young has christened his new studio album "Prairie Wind," which will be released as a CD/DVD package Sept. 20 via Reprise. "The DVD shows us recording the whole record," the artist writes on his Neil Young has christened his new studio album "Prairie Wind,"…

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