1. This Day in Music

    February 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1996 - </b>Composer Toru Takemitsu dies at the age of 66.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - Tragedy strikes at a Great White show at West Warwick, Rhode Island nightclub The Station when a pyrotechnic ignites soundproofing foam around…

  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. Manson Offers Glimpse Of Film-In-Progress

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Marilyn Manson paid a visit to the Berlin International Film Festival yesterday (Feb. 12) to drum up interest for his directorial debut, a surreal-horrific look at the life of English writer Charles L Marilyn Manson paid a visit to the Berlin International Film Festival yesterday (Feb. 12) to…

  4. Grammys Deliver Promised Musical 'Moments'

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST From the opening number, the Grammy Awards were a musical spectacle with plenty of the "one of a kind moments" the Recording Academy had been promising in the weeks preceding last night's (Feb. 8) eve From the opening number, the Grammy Awards were a musical spectacle with…

  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. Grammys To Pay Tribute To New Orleans

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST New Orleans natives Allen Toussaint, Dr. John and Irma Thomas will be joined by Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello tomorrow night (Feb. 8) in Los Angeles as the Grammy Awards pay tribute to the hurr New Orleans natives Allen Toussaint, Dr. John and Irma Thomas will be joined by Bruce…

  7. This Day in Music

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Beijing songstress Faye Wong and Hong Kong Canto-pop star Andy Lau share the Century Award for best artist at the Channel V Chinese Music Awards, held at the mainland capital's Internati 2005 - Following a suicide attempt, Capitol Records artist Houston gouges…

  8. 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…

  9. Billboard Bits: Tibet House, Imogen Heap, Bernadette Peters

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Damien Rice, Allen Toussaint and others confirmed for the 16th annual Tibet House benefit concert, Imogen Heap and Bernadette Peters make U.S. tour plans. Damien Rice, Allen Toussaint, Laurie Anderson and Sufjan Stevens are the initial artists confirmed to take part in the 16th annual Tibet…

  10. A Musical Twist

    December 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jamie Foxx began recording "Unpredictable" nearly three years ago between juggling roles in "Stealth," the recently released "Jarhead" and the just-wrapped "Miami Vice." A funny thing happened to Jamie Foxx on the way to starting a music career. Acting…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Bianca Halstead, lead singer of the rock band Betty Blowtorch, dies while riding in a speeding car that goes out of control and crashes on Interstate 10 near New Orleans. She is 36.<br c 2003 - Rapper Nas is charged with assault stemming from a Dec. 10 altercation…

  12. Foxx Returns To Musical Roots

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Oscar-winning actor returns to music after a 12-year layoff, bolstered by guest turns from Ludacris, Mary J. Blige, Twista and Kanye West. A funny thing happened to Jamie Foxx on the way to starting a music career. Acting on a girlfriend's dare to take the stage during a comedy club&…

  13. OnTV

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 12-18, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 12 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist: Madonna. "Today," NBC Featured artists: Fiona Apple (also scheduled: Jack Black, Dermot Mulroney). "The Tyra Banks Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Institute.…

  14. Emerson Drive Seeks Midas Touch

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Three-month-old Nashville indie label Midas Records has signed the Canadian country band Emerson Drive as its flagship act. Three-month-old Nashville indie label Midas Records has signed the Canadian country band Emerson Drive as its flagship act. The group, which previously spent five years…

  15. Eclectic Soundtrack Compiled For 'Grandma's Boy'

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rappers Paul Wall and Kool Keith and modern rock acts Bloc Party, the Futureheads and the Twenty Twos are among those who have contributed tracks to the soundtrack to "Grandma's Boy." Rappers Paul Wall and Kool Keith and modern rock acts Bloc Party, the Futureheads and the…

  16. Daddy Yankee To Launch Reebok Collection

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Reggaeton sensation Daddy Yankee has inked a multi-year deal with Reebok to launch DY, a signature sport collection that will include athletic footwear, apparel and accessories. Reggaeton sensation Daddy Yankee has inked a multi-year deal with Reebok to launch DY, a signature sport collection…

  17. NIN Extends North American Run

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nine Inch Nails has added new dates to its North American tour, which now extends to March 2006. Nine Inch Nails has added new dates to its North American tour, which now extends to March 2006. The Trent Reznor-led act will take a two-month break after performance Saturday (Dec. 10) at KROQ…

  18. OnTV

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 5-11, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artists: Clay Aiken, Tony Bennett, Tina Turner (also scheduled: Gisele Bundchen, Adam Rodriguez, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show,"…

  19. Costello Planning Symphony Tour, Live CD

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Elvis Costello is planning a world symphony tour with longtime collaborator Steve Nieve. Dates have not yet been confirmed for the outing, which is expected to launch early in January. Elvis Costello is planning a world symphony tour with longtime collaborator Steve Nieve. Dates have not yet…

  20. ROCK AND ROLL ARCHAEOLOGIST: How I Chased Down Kurt's Stratocaster, the "Layla" Guitar, and Janis's Boa

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST A Seattle music fan is transformed from mere collector to museum curator. A Seattle music fan is transformed from mere collector to museum curator. There was a time not so long ago when collecting pop culture artifacts was a much less crowded field, according to music historian Blecha (Taboo…

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