1. Artists Rock Against Iraq War In New York

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Michael Stipe, Rufus Wainwright, Moby and surprise guest James Iha all performed last night (March 20) in New York for the Bring 'Em Home concert, marking the third anniversary of the United States-le Michael Stipe, Rufus Wainwright, Moby and surprise guest James Iha all performed last…

  2. Two 'Sides' Of Ben

    March 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Ben Harper unveils 18 new songs spread across two discs on the new album "Both Sides of the Gun," due this week via Virgin. Singer/songwriter Ben Harper unveils 18 new songs spread across two discs on the new album "Both Sides of the Gun," due this week…

  3. Chart Beat Chat

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses song origins, Mariah Carey, U.S. geography, birthdates, Ed Cobb and Kristine W with readers. BET THE NANNY OF McPHEE WOULD HAVE KNOWN Dear Fred, I have noticed that the younger generation in the entertainment field has no knowledge of musical history, regardless of genre. That…

  4. 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists, to be handed out April 27 in Miami during a ceremony that will air live on the Telemundo network. Below are the 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists (listed in alphabetical order by artist). The awards will be handed out April 27 in Miami…

  5. 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…

  6. Bocelli Sends His 'Amore'

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST The difference between "Amore" and "Amor" is more than just a letter. The words are the two titles to Andrea Bocelli's upcoming albums. "Amore," the international, multilingual version, comes out Jan. 31 in the United States and Feb. 24 in much of the rest…

  7. Guitar Fest To Salute Springsteen's 'Nebraska'

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen's celebrated 1982 album, "Nebraska," will be performed in its entirety by a host of notable artists next month as part of the New York Guitar Festival. Bruce Springsteen's celebrated 1982 album, "Nebraska," will be performed in its entirety by a…

  8. 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.…

  9. Foxy Brown Addresses Hearing Loss

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Despite not having heard a human voice in six months, rapper Foxy Brown, 26, told reporters today (Dec. 15) she is "strong, resilient and fortunate" and is focused on the "necessary surgery" to restor Despite not having heard a human voice in six months, rapper Foxy Brown,…

  10. Bennett, Turner Honored In D.C.

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tina Turner and Tony Bennett, two legends of American music, earned accolades from a broad array of pop and jazz stars Sunday during the Kennedy Center Honors. Tina Turner and Tony Bennett, two legends of American music, earned accolades from a broad array of pop and jazz stars Sunday during…

  11. Billboard Bits: Muppets, LeAnn Rimes, New York Guitar Festival

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Martina McBride Joins "Muppet Christmas Carol" soundtrack, LeAnn Rimes plans free New York show and the New York Guitar Festival readies for its sixth year. Martina McBride's version of "When Love Is Gone" is a new addition to "The Muppet Christmas Carol"…

  12. Madonna, Il Divo Lead U.K. Charts

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Madonna's "Hung Up" (Warner Bros.) became her 11th U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Nov. 13), and first for five years. The first single from the album "Confessions on a Dance Floor" extends her span of U Madonna's "Hung Up" (Warner Bros.) became her 11th U…

  13. 2005 Latin Grammy Awards Winners

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Winners of the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards, held Nov. 3 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and broadcast live via Univision. Below is a complete list of winners of the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards, held Nov. 3 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and broadcast live via Univision. Record of…

  14. OnTV

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 31 "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Midtown. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured artists: Damian "Junior Gong" Marley, Ozzy Osbourne (also scheduled: Rosario Dawson). "Jimmy…

  15. Billboard Bits: Latin Grammys, Wilco, Carly Simon

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Latin Grammys, Wilco, Carly Simon Performances by Juan Luis Guerra, Los Tigres Del Norte, Kumbia Kings, Julieta Venegas and a pairing of Bebo Valdes, Cachao, Arturo Sandoval, Johnny Pacheco, Generoso Jimenez and Ed Calle are confirmed for the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards. The event will…

  16. José José Honored By Latin Academy

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran performer José José has been selected as the Latin Recording Academy's 2005 person of the year. The honor will be conveyed during at a gala Nov. 1 celebration in Los Angeles, two day Veteran performer José José has been selected as the Latin Recording Academy's 2005 person…

  17. Tunes On TV

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 3-9, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 3 "Today," NBC Featured artists: Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas. "Total Request Live," MTV Featured artists: Kelly Clarkson, Hawthorne Heights. "GAC Nights," Great…

  18. Unreleased Waits Track Leads Katrina Benefit CD

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An exclusive track featuring Tom Waits and the Kronos Quartet leads the lineup for an upcoming double-disc compilation from clothing retailer Urban Outfitters and Filter magazine. An exclusive track featuring Tom Waits and the Kronos Quartet leads the lineup for an upcoming double-disc…

  19. Hot Product

    September 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ray Charles From Ray's Vaults In celebration of what would have been the 75th birthday of Ray Charles, Rhino is releasing two albums by the icon this week: a collection of duets, "Genius and Friends," and, as previously reported, a 146-track boxed set of his seminal work, "…

  20. Billboard Bits: Coldplay, ARIA Awards, 'Squid'

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Coldplay, ARIA Awards, 'Squid' Beginning today (Sept. 14), Apple's iTunes Music Store is selling a digital EP from Coldplay led by the group's new single, "Fix You." Also bundled with the track is "The World Turned Upside Down" (leftover from…

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