1. This Day in Music

    April 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Soul singer Edwin Starr dies of a heart attack in Nottingham, England. He is 61. 2003 - Soul singer Edwin Starr dies of a heart attack in Nottingham, England. He is 61. 1999 - The European festival season kicks off with the start of a two-day event at the former…

  2. A Q&A With Elton John

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST An edited version of this interview appears in the Nov. 20 issue of Billboard. The full text is presented exclusively on Billboard.com. As a major artist on major labels for nearly 35 years, Elton John long ago proved himself one of the most durable artists of the rock era. At 57, the many…

  3. Pickett Revamps 'Mash' As Anti-Bush Ditty

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the midst of the Halloween season when the 1960s novelty hit "Monster Mash" is annually revived, the song's singer and co-author has rewritten its lyrics to protest President George W. Bush's envir In the midst of the Halloween season when the 1960s novelty hit "…

  4. Live and Kickin'

    July 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The latest and seemingly umpteenth Willie Nelson live album is the soundtrack from the recent USA Network special, recorded in April at New York's Beacon Theatre, which commemorated Nelson's 70th birt The latest and seemingly umpteenth Willie Nelson live album is the soundtrack from…

  5. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of June 30-July 6, 2003. There's more music in the air than usual this week, thanks to Friday's Fourth of July celebrations across the country. A&E will broadcast "This Is Your Country," featuring…

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of "American Idol" Ruben Studdard & runner-up Clay Aiken, Monica, Luther Vandross, Annie Lennox and the Beach Boys. CLAYMOTION: During the run of the second season of "American Idol," one sign seen often in the audience was "…

  7. Haggard, Stuart Lead 'Barnyard' Tour

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Marty Stuart will shepherd a six-act country music festival through America's heartland beginning July 6 in Sierra Vista, Ariz. The two-month Electric Barnyard Tour will also feature Merle Haggard, BR Marty Stuart will shepherd a six-act country music festival through America's…

  8. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Previewing music-related television for the week of May 26-June 1, 2003. Close out your U.S. Memorial Day holiday weekend celebrating Willie Nelson 's 70th birthday with an amazing cast of his pals on the USA Network. A two-hour version of a marathon concert taped in April at New York&…

  9. Cold's World Heats Up

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 26-June 1, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 26 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: The Sounds (also scheduled: guest co-host Melissa Rivers, Carson Daly). "Driven: Nelly," VH1 Featured Artists: Nelly, Mase, St.…

  10. Beacon Theatre, New York

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It must be tough to make a live concert into a TV special. There are all sorts of production requirements that are satisfied by starting and stopping an event while taping. And while the end result ca It must be tough to make a live concert into a TV special. There are all sorts of production…

  11. Friends Wish Willie 'Happy Birthday'

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It was nearly one o'clock this morning (April 10) when Shania Twain and Toby Keith wheeled a guitar-shaped cake onstage to lead a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday" in country music legend Willie N It was nearly one o'clock this morning (April 10) when Shania Twain and…

  12. This Day in Music

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>The European festival season kicks off with the start of a two-day event at the former Spanish Formula 1 racing circuit in the southern sherry-producing city of Jerez de la Frontera. Mor 1999 - The European festival season kicks off with the start of a two-day event…

  13. Stars To Salute Willie Nelson In New York

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Eric Clapton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Norah Jones, and Sheryl Crow are among the stars who will pay a 70th birthday tribute to Willie Nelson April 9 in New York. Also on board are Ray Charles, Kenny Chesney, Eric Clapton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Norah Jones, and Sheryl Crow are among the stars who will pay…

  14. McCartney, Starr Lead Harrison Tribute Concert

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will make a rare appearance together as part of a London concert commemorating the one-year anniversary of the death of Beatles guitarist George Harrison. The event, set Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will make a rare appearance together as part of a London…

  15. Live in London

    July 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ready for the flashback of a lifetime? If so, give a listen to Live in London, which has lost none of its sheen. Ready for the flashback of a lifetime? If so, give a listen to Live in London, which has lost none of its sheen. Of course, a major part of its charm is its deliciously time…

  16. Rock Reigns At KC's Spirit Fest

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Better Than Ezra, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise, and .38 Special are among the acts appearing during the 19th annual Kansas City (Mo.) Spirit Festival. The May 31-June 2 event will present nati Better Than Ezra, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise, and .38 Special are among…

  17. Dando, Lambchop, Cocker Salute Hazlewood

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST The U.K. arm of Berlin-based independent label City Slang will simultaneously release two albums featuring the work of the veteran artist and former music business mogul Lee Hazlewood on June 3 in Eur The U.K. arm of Berlin-based independent label City Slang will simultaneously release two…

  18. 'O Brother,' Bluegrass Sweep Grammys

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B newcomer Alicia Keys and Irish rock veterans U2 snagged their fair share of honors, but as many as six Grammy Awards, including the prestigious album of the year statuette, originated from the R&B newcomer Alicia Keys and Irish rock veterans U2 snagged their fair share of honors,…

  19. How'd a White Boy Get the Blues?

    September 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Make no mistake, New York City guitarist Popa Chubby isn't your standard-issue blues guy. Make no mistake, New York City guitarist Popa Chubby isn't your standard-issue blues guy. "Daddy Played the Guitar and Mama Was a Disco Queen" opens in a dobro-inspired acoustic…

  20. The Very Best of Phoebe Snow

    August 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With her one-of-a-kind contralto, singer/ songwriter/guitarist Pheobe Snow revels in a mellifluous mix of R&B, jazz, pop, and folk. With her one-of-a-kind contralto, singer/ songwriter/guitarist Pheobe Snow revels in a mellifluous mix of R&B, jazz, pop, and folk. This set is the…

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