1. Billy Joel: The Life & Times Of An Angry Young Man

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Successful, volatile, creative, self—aware and self—destructive, singer—songwriter Billy Joel's life reads like a popular novel. Hank Bordowitz's "Billy Joel: The Life & Times of an Angry Yo Doesn't Matter What They Say in the Papers Late in the winter of 1980, ads…

  2. Billboard Bits: Santana, Hallyday, Obie Trice

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Santana, Hallyday, Obie Trice Santana is the first act confirmed to play the second Rock In Rio -- Lisbon festival, set for May 26-27 and June 2-4 at Bela Vista Park. The massive event was staged in Brazil in 1985, 1991 and 2001 and moved last year to Lisbon, where organizers say it…

  3. Grand National Album Coming To North America

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock act Grand National's acclaimed 2004 debut, "Kicking the National Habit," will finally see North American release Feb. 21 via Recall Records, which issued the album in France last year. U.K. rock act Grand National's acclaimed 2004 debut, "Kicking the…

  4. Stones Set For European Tour, Super Bowl

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones have big plans for 2006, with a Super Bowl XL halftime performance and a European leg of their A Bigger Bang tour on the schedule. The Rolling Stones have big plans for 2006, with a Super Bowl XL halftime performance and a European leg of their A Bigger Bang tour on the…

  5. Supergrass Plugging In For 2006 Tour

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock quartet Supergrass will return to North America for a 15-date tour that begins Feb. 6 in Toronto. U.K. rock quartet Supergrass will return to North America for a 15-date tour that begins Feb. 6 in Toronto. The trek will be in support of the group's latest Capitol album, "…

  6. Jackson In The Desert

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson with Desert Challenge car rally winner Stephane Peterhansel. Michael Jackson poses with Desert Challenge car rally winner Stephane Peterhansel of France Nov. 14 in a Dubai hotel. Jackson attended the gala dinner marking the end of the rally. News Michael Jackson , Stephane…

  7. Madonna Confesses

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Her latest studio album due, Madonna sits with Billboard to discuss its content and controversy and more. Madonna is among your busier superstars. On Nov. 15, Warner Bros. will release her latest studio album, "Confessions on a Dance Floor," an upbeat, disco-savvy set that may bring…

  8. This Day in Music

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Henry "The Sunflower" Vestine, original guitarist for Canned Heat, is found dead in his hotel room in France. The cause of death is undetermined.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - A man identifying himself as Kid…

  9. International Musicians Unite At UN Concert

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Youssou N'Dour & Friends concert at the Arena in Geneva. Tiken Jah Fakoly (Ivory Coast), Anggun (Indonesia), Peter Gabriel (Great Britain) and Axelle Red (France) during the Oct. 8 Youssou N'Dour & Friends concert at the Arena in Geneva. The anti-malaria event celebrated the…

  10. Reunion Nearly Complete, Pixies Look Ahead

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With the first phase of its reunion nearly complete, the Pixies have begun contemplating the future. Six shows in Japan are on tap in December, but what will happen afterward is anybody's guess. Guita With the first phase of its reunion nearly complete, the Pixies have begun…

  11. Reunited Fugees Plan Euro Tour

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After releasing their first single in nearly a decade, the Fugees continue their reunion with a set of European tour dates planned for the end of the year. After releasing their first single in nearly a decade, the Fugees continue their reunion with a set of European tour dates planned for…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The family of Frank Sinatra files suit against Newark, Calif.-based discount clothing company Ross Stores Inc. for copyright infringement. The suit alleges that an album of 75 songs, "Th 2003 - California country singer Wesley Tuttle dies of heart failure at a…

  13. ABBA Film Making DVD Debut

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "ABBA -- The Movie," the documentary film based on the Swedish supergroup's tour of Australia, will arrive for the first time on DVD via Polar Music International/Universal Music throughout Europe tod "ABBA -- The Movie," the documentary film based on the Swedish…

  14. This Day in Music

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>A week after his death at the age of 71, country legend Johnny Cash is bestowed with artist, song and album of the year awards at the Americana Music Awards ceremony in Nashville. Cash w 2004 - - Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, dies at Nashville'…

  15. Love Avoids Jail, Sentenced To Rehab

    September 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A subdued Courtney Love, clutching a copy of Bob Dylan's autobiography, was sentenced on Friday in Los Angeles to 180 days in jail for violating her probation, but will serve her time in a live-in dru A subdued Courtney Love, clutching a copy of Bob Dylan's autobiography, was…

  16. Nouvelle Vague Ready For Debut U.S. Tour

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT French duo Nouvelle Vague will embark on its first U.S. headlining tour starting this weekend in New York. French duo Nouvelle Vague will embark on its first U.S. headlining tour starting this weekend in New York. The group is the brainchild of French producers Marc Collins and Olivier Labaux…

  17. Hot Product

    September 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rolling Stones Still Rolling When Mick Jagger had qualms about recording a new Rolling Stones album at his house in France, Keith Richards had a simple retort. "I said to Mick, 'Listen, once upon a time, we cut a record in the South of France in my house, and it's called "…

  18. Blues Veteran R.L. Burnside Dies

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum Records in the 1990s, died today in a Memphis hospital. He was 78. Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum…

  19. Yearwood Returns With New Album, Tour

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Save for a handful of one-off performances and appearances, Trisha Yearwood has not been on the road in three years. Save for a handful of one-off performances and appearances, Trisha Yearwood has not been on the road in three years. That will change this fall with a 27-date tour that will…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>DMX and Lauryn Hill are the big winners at the 1999 Source Hip-Hop Awards at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. DMX goes home with artist and live performer of the year, while Hill takes 2004 - Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein dies in his sleep at…

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