1. Billboard Bits: Siren Festival, Nelson Mandela, Gang Of Four, Tilly And The Wall

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Annual Siren Fest lineup revealed; Queen, Lennox rock for Mandela; Gang Of Four becomes gang of two; Tilly and the Wall talk new album Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Broken Social Scene, Annuals and Beach House are among the top acts announced for The Village Voice's annual Siren Music…

  2. Elton Concert Raises $2.5 Mil For Clinton

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Experience is central to Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential bid, and last night (April 9) she tapped one of music's most venerable rockers, Elton John, to help fill her campaign coffers wi Experience is central to Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential bid,…

  3. This Day in Music

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Rolling Stones play their first-ever concert in China with a gig in Shanghai. 2006 - The Rolling Stones play their first-ever concert in China with a gig in Shanghai. 2001 - Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while performing at a concert with Buena Vista Social Club…

  4. Sons & Daughters

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A few of us jump a taxi cab to the hotel for a wash of the undercarriage, and on the way back we meet a cab driver who tells us exactly who really knocked down the twin towers with planes. We travel beyond the night into morning, and arrive in Atlanta in the early hours. We fall sleepily out…

  5. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, "Peacekeeper," on the NBC series "Third Watch." The song, which premieres at the end of the episode, is off the group's album "Say You Will. 2003 - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, …

  6. Death Cab Sets Date For, Names New Album

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Death Cab For Cutie offers a little bit of everything on its second major label album, "Narrow Stairs," due May 13 via Atlantic. Death Cab For Cutie offers a little bit of everything on its second major label album, "Narrow Stairs," due May 13 via Atlantic. The 11-track…

  7. This Day in Music

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Tragedy strikes at a Great White show at West Warwick, Rhode Island nightclub The Station when a pyrotechnic ignites soundproofing foam around the stage. The fire quickly spreads, killing 97 an 2003 - Tragedy strikes at a Great White show at West Warwick, Rhode Island nightclub The…

  8. Billboard Bits: Rockstar Tour, 48Straight, Downloading

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST In addition to Slipknot and Disturbed, the inaugural Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival will feature Dragonforce and Mastodon on the main stage. In addition to Slipknot and Disturbed, the inaugural Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival will feature Dragonforce and Mastodon on the main stage. The trek,…

  9. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The Japanese government names female pop duo Puffy as goodwill ambassadors to the United States. The act, comprised of Ami Onuki and Yumi Yoshimura, fronts an initiative to encourage Americans 2006 - The Japanese government names female pop duo Puffy as goodwill ambassadors to the…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the Palace at Auburn Hills (Mich.) to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The Country Cares concert is presented by Detroit 2005 - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the…

  11. Dylan Reworks 'Hard Rain's' For Spanish Expo

    November 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bob Dylan has recorded a new version of his 1963 classic " A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" exclusively for the water-themed Expo Zaragoza 2008 world fair, to be held in the northern Spanish city of Zarago Bob Dylan has recorded a new version of his 1963 classic " A Hard Rain&…

  12. This Day in Music

    November 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert dies today of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July. 2006 - Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert dies today of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July. 2003 -…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell) is shot dead in the Jamaica section of Queens, N.Y. Two suspects are reportedly buzzed into Mizell's area recording studio where the rap pioneer is in a 2002 - Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell) is shot dead in the Jamaica section of…

  14. Nirvana's 'Unplugged' Finally Heading To DVD

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nirvana's Nov. 18, 1993, "MTV Unplugged" taping will make its DVD debut Nov. 20 via Universal Music Enterprises. "MTV Unplugged in New York" was released Nov. 1, 1994, on CD, the first Nirvana product Nirvana's Nov. 18, 1993, "MTV Unplugged" taping will…

  15. Smashing Pumpkins / Sept. 30, 2007 / Morrison, Colo. (Red Rocks)

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT When they first emerged into the spotlight with 1993's great "Siamese Dream," Smashing Pumpkins struggled to stay surprising. Singer/songwriter/auteur Billy Corgan, like Springsteen or Prince in his o When they first emerged into the spotlight with 1993's great "…

  16. Nickelback: A View From The Top

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback's Chad Kroeger recalls the words of caution he received at the end of the cycle for 2001's "Silver Side Up"—a five-times-platinum juggernaut that launched three hit singles including the Nickelback's Chad Kroeger recalls the words of caution he received at…

  17. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein dies in his sleep at his Ojai, Calif. home after a long illness. He is 82. Bernstein wrote the music for more than 200 films and television s 2004 - Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein dies in his sleep at his Ojai,…

  18. This Day in Music

    August 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - African author, composer and singer Gnonnas Pedro dies of prostate cancer in a hospital of Cotonou, the capital of the West African country Benin. Pedro, 61, was one of the five singers of pan- 2004 - African author, composer and singer Gnonnas Pedro dies of prostate cancer in a…

  19. Elvis Managers Plan Graceland Overhaul

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The thousands of Elvis Presley fans descending on Memphis for the 30th anniversary of his death Aug. 16 won't see much sign of it, but plans are moving along for big-time changes at Graceland. The thousands of Elvis Presley fans descending on Memphis for the 30th anniversary of his death…

  20. Music On TV: July 2 - July 8

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 2 - July 8, 2007. MONDAY, July 2 "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Kings Of Leon, Conan O'Brien. "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ashley Judd, Matthew Bomer, The Bravery. "Late Night with Conan O&…

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