1. Jackson's Katrina Song Said To Be Ready

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Eight days after Hurricane Katrina hit, Michael Jackson announced he would release an all-star charity single within two weeks. Eight days after Hurricane Katrina hit, Michael Jackson announced he would release an all-star charity single within two weeks. Nearly six months later, after…

  2. Dylan, Simon, DMB Sign On For Jazz Fest

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST The event will be held in its usual location at the city's Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28-30 and May 5-7, despite the ravages of Hurricane Katrina. Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Dave Matthews Band, Jimmy Buffet, Allen Toussaint with Elvis Costello, Lionel Richie, Keith Urban, Ani DiFranco…

  3. Bradley Bounces Back With Bloomington Live Album

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Detroit soulman Robert Bradley will release his first full-length live album, "What About That: New Year's in Bloomington" April 11 on Kufala Records. Detroit soulman Robert Bradley will release his first full-length live album, "What About That: New Year's in…

  4. 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…

  5. U2 Trumps Mariah, Kanye At Grammy Awards

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST U2 cruised by leading contenders Mariah Carey and Kanye West to win five awards at the 48th annual Grammy Awards, held last night (Feb. 8) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The band surprised many U2 cruised by leading contenders Mariah Carey and Kanye West to win five awards at the 48th…

  6. Harper Offering Up Two 'Sides' In March

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST A number of tracks on "Both Sides of the Gun" crackle with intensity and outrage over the political climate in the United States, particularly "Black Rain." Singer/songwriter Ben Harper will unveil 18 new songs spread across two discs on the new album "Both Sides of…

  7. Billboard Bits: Massive Attack, Hall & Oates, 'Natural Selection,' New Orleans Social Club

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Massive Attack, Hall & Oates, 'Natural Selection,' New Orleans Social Club Massive Attack has confirmed a long-rumored appearance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 29-30 in Indio, Calif. The U.K. act will play on the mainstage during the…

  8. Stipe Covers Arthur Song For Katrina Relief

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has recorded singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur's "In the Sun" for a digital EP, proceeds from which will benefit Mercy Corps' efforts to rebuild New Orleans neighborhoods d R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has recorded singer/songwriter Joseph…

  9. Jazz Fest Stays Put In New Orleans

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will be held in its usual location at the city's Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28-30 and May 5-7, despite the ravages of Hurricane Katrina. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will be held in its usual location at the city's Fair…

  10. Juvenile Heads Home For Video Shoot

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Juvenile recently spent four days shooting a music video for his single, "Get Ya Hustle On/What's Happenin'" in his hometown of New Orleans. Juvenile recently spent four days shooting a music video for his single, "Get Ya Hustle On/What's Happenin'" in…

  11. Costello Formalizes Symponic Tour, Album Plans

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Initially expected to begin sometime this month, Elvis Costello's orchestral tour will instead open March 27 in San Francisco. Initially expected to begin sometime this month, Elvis Costello's orchestral tour will instead open March 27 in San Francisco. The artist and frequent…

  12. Cowsills Member Found Dead In New Orleans

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST The body of Barry Cowsill, singer/bassist for the '60s pop act the Cowsills, has been discovered in New Orleans, more than four months after he went missing after Hurricane Katrina hit the city. He wa The body of Barry Cowsill, singer/bassist for the '60s pop act the Cowsills, has…

  13. "Cool" New Year

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Coolbone Brass Band plays New Orleans on New Years Eve. Coolbone Brass Band tuba player Ronell Johnson performs in Jackson Square, New Orleans. Despite the destruction still evident four months after Hurricane Katrina, the city decided to welcome the New Year with fireworks, concerts, and in…

  14. Ringin' In The New Year

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST At best, New Year's Eve is not only a time to celebrate another year passing, but also a time to see great music. New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas will be hosting the biggest names in pop and rock, At best, New Year's Eve is not only a time to celebrate another year passing, but…

  15. Marsalis, City Workers To Drop Ball in NYC

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Workers from city agencies that joined in the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, along with New Orleans jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, will serve as the guests of honor at the annual New Year's Eve ba Workers from city agencies that joined in the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, along…

  16. Bono Joins Gates, Wife As 'Persons Of The Year'

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST The richest man in the world, Bill Gates, and his wife, Melinda, were named Time magazine's "Persons of the Year" along with U2 frontman Bono for being Good Samaritans who made a difference in differe The richest man in the world, Bill Gates, and his wife, Melinda, were named…

  17. Country Cares Benefit / Dec. 8, 2005 / Auburn Hills, Mich. (The Palace)

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Amid the afterglow of the Country Music Association Awards and the buzz of the Grammy nominations, three of country's leading ladies -- Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood -- took time o Amid the afterglow of the Country Music Association Awards and the buzz of the Grammy…

  18. Dixie Chicks Eye Summer Tour

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Dixie Chicks will return to the road in North America in late June for an all-arena trek, sources tell Billboard.com. The Dixie Chicks will return to the road in North America in late June for an all-arena trek, sources tell Billboard.com. The Chicks last toured in 2003, grossing $62.2…

  19. 'Rock For Relief' Aims To Aid Disaster Victims

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson, Howie Day, Citizen Cope and O.A.R. are among the artists contributing to a new compilation intended to aid victims of natural disaster. Jack Johnson, Howie Day, Citizen Cope and O.A.R. are among the artists contributing to a new compilation intended to aid victims of natural…

  20. Connick, Marsalis Aid Big Easy Musicians' Village

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis have teamed with Habitat for Humanity New Orleans Area to build a Musicians' Village in the city. Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis have teamed with Habitat for Humanity New Orleans Area to build a Musicians' Village in the city. The…

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