1. KCRW Collects 'Covers' For Starbucks Release

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Starbucks is getting "eclectic" in a collaboration with California radio station KCRW for "Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project." Starbucks is getting "eclectic" in a collaboration with California radio station KCRW for "Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project.…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss chart-topping collaborations, Beyonce, clean song versions and more! LET'S WORK TOGETHER Hello Fred, With the ascent of "I Wanna Love You" by Akon featuring Snoop Dogg to the top of The Billboard Hot 100 last week, I believe we may have a new record…

  3. 'Dancin' Queen

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "American music fans are just as musically open-minded as their British counterparts, but the powers that be in the U.S. may not be as open-minded. Which, to a degree, will hold us back in the U.S.," "American music fans are just as musically open-minded as their British…

  4. 33OnTV

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 14-20, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 14 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Michael Bolton. "Sesame Street," PBS Featured Artist(s): John Legend. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Cyndi Lauper, Usher …

  5. 80 Years Of Tony Bennett

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tony Bennett is a rebel -- he has walked away from recording contracts to keep his integrity and won't sing a song he does not believe in. He adheres to the philosophy of art for art's sake -- whether Tony Bennett is a rebel -- he has walked away from recording contracts to keep his…

  6. Scissor Sisters Keep The Party Going On 'Ta-Dah'

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Scissor Sisters keep the party going on their sophomore album, "Ta-Dah," a synthesis of three decades worth of pop that alternately references early Prince, Elton John, the Bee Gees and even such The Scissor Sisters keep the party going on their sophomore album, "Ta-Dah,…

  7. When the Hits Flowed From Philly

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It has been 35 years since Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the legendary architects of the renowned Philly sound, founded their record company and made pop music history. It has been 35 years since Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the legendary architects of the renowned Philly sound, founded their…

  8. Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival / April 29-30, 2006 / Indio, Calif. (Empire Polo Field)

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With more than 90 bands playing on five stages, it was impossible to see everything at the seventh Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. So what follows are some of the plentiful Billboard's Jonathan Cohen, Todd Martens and Brian Cohen hit the California desert for…

  9. Smokey Robinson Pledges 'Timeless Love'

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Motown legend Smokey Robinson delves into the Great American Songbook on "Timeless Love," an album of standards due June 13 via Universal's New Door imprint. Motown legend Smokey Robinson delves into the Great American Songbook on "Timeless Love," an album of…

  10. Juliet

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Desperate times call for desperate measures. September 25 Let me write about last night: Philadelphia We pulled up to the World Café and there was already a band on. I went to the dressing room that we had used 2 weeks ago to lay down. It was full of guys who were in the 3 bands on before us.…

  11. Juliet

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Television is addictive, venting is theraputic. September 18 3:18 pm There is a tom cruise movie on now. Come on Jim, you can’t be serious about watching this. I can’t avoid the tv situation because wireless internet only works in the living room. Tom is young and she is hot And the music wow…

  12. Juliet

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The perils of touring are many and include tables and chairs. September 11 I woke up this morning in Philadelphia. Four years later… God Bless us all. Last night was a trip. It’s midnight and I’m back in NY I spent the day with friends… in another life. Right, the show… None of us knew what…

  13. Juliet

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST A September residency begins and brings stress, exhilaration and more. September 4 4 am Oh no! A car will be here in 3 hours & I haven’t packed I haven’t packed I haven’t packed one thing. Dream dream dream until the twenty second hour… It’s not the end of the world for today’s debauchery…

  14. Mike Peters

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Life is great when the unexpected happens and expectations are met and exceed. Let's do it... Thursday 27th October-Portsmouth Arrived at Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms around 4:30 p.m. Spent the remainder of the afternoon in the dressing room working on the Alarm b-side songs. Managed to…

  15. Tori Boxes Up 2005 'Bootlegs'

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Six live recordings stemming from Tori Amos' spring and fall solo tours of the United States and England are being bundled together in time for the holiday shopping season. Six live recordings stemming from Tori Amos' spring and fall solo tours of the United States and England are…

  16. Mike Peters

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As the tour nears its end, camaraderie among the Dead Men is excellent, as are the shows. Thursday 20th October-Birmingham Spent the day in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Arrived at venue around 4:30 p.m. My friend Keith Birtschin who is a coach with Birmingham City Football Club came over to have a…

  17. Mike Peters

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Dead Men Walking tour continues, a new Alarm album is mastered and future plans are made. Thursday 13th October-Colchester Long drive down to Colchester today so I whiled away the hours watching 'No Direction Home', the Bob Dylan film put together by Martin Scorsese. What an…

  18. Mike Peters

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Dead Men walk into a recording studio for the first time and the results are even better than expected. Mike Peters Thursday 6th October-Cleethorpes A drive out to the East Coast, Cleethorpes and the fresh sea air. Jim and I take a walk down the beach and into the small town.…

  19. Mike Peters

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT His wife and toddler son in tow, Mike resumes the Dead Men Walking tour in Scotland and Captain Sensible decides the gigs are 'clothing optional.' Friday 30th September-Kinloss, Scotland Big drive up to Scotland today. The whole of the Peters family is on the road. Myself, Jules and…

  20. Chart Beat

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Monk, Colbrane, Shearing, Hancock and others give Billboard's jazz charts a vintage feel. JAZZ MEN AND WOMEN: The Billboard jazz charts look like they were compiled in the 1950s or 1960s this week, with six debuts from artists whose careers harken back five decades or more. Debuting at…

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