1. Top Acts Perform At Olympic Medals Ceremonies

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Operatic tenor Andrea Bocelli and pop star Kelly Clarkson have already performed concerts following ceremonies awarding the day's medals at the Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy. Operatic tenor Andrea Bocelli and pop star Kelly Clarkson have already performed concerts following…

  2. Stones Roll Into Rio For Free Copacabana Beach Gig

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Roll over, bossa nova. The Rolling Stones will take over Rio de Janeiro's famed Copacabana Beach Saturday (Feb. 18) for what promises to be a historic rock'n'roll extravaganza. Organizers expect more Roll over, bossa nova. The Rolling Stones will take over Rio de Janeiro's…

  3. John Corbett

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Actor takes a stab at the role of country music star. He's best known for playing such television characters as the quirky Chris in the Morning on "Northern Exposure" and Aidan on "Sex & the City," as well as the fish-out-of-water groom in "My Big Fat Greek…

  4. Led Zeppelin 1968-1980: The Story Of A Band And Their Music (continued)

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Led Zeppelin may have disbanded in 1980, but the band's legacy lives on. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham always insisted that the music they made, onstage or in the studio, w Grant's early-December press release that the band had "written a special…

  5. Rhino Revisits Costello's 'Juliet Letters'

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Continuing its Elvis Costello catalog reissue campaign, Rhino has revamped the artist's collaboration with string ensemble the Brodsky Quartet, "The Juliet Letters." Continuing its Elvis Costello catalog reissue campaign, Rhino has revamped the artist's collaboration with…

  6. PAUL McCARTNEY

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST The cute Beatle may not have been quite so cuddly. The cute Beatle may not have been quite so cuddly. Christopher Sandford ("Keith Richards: Satisfaction," 2004, etc.) rejects the idea that among the Beatles, John Lennon was the caustic poet of depth and insight while Paul, though…

  7. Jazz Fest Stays Put In New Orleans

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 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. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will be held in its usual location at the city's Fair…

  8. Yellowcard To Headline Virgin College Mega Tour

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Confirmed dates for the third Virgin College Mega Tour are beginning to trickle in. Headlined by Yellowcard, the Dentyne Soft Chew-sponsored outing will also feature sets by Mae and Reeve Oliver. Confirmed dates for the third Virgin College Mega Tour are beginning to trickle in. Headlined by…

  9. This Day in Music

    January 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1988 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Need You Tonight," INXS. The group is only the third from Australia - and the first in five years - to top the pop chart.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Detroit radio legend Martha Jean …

  10. Nick Cave Tries His Hand At Film

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Australian singer/songwriter Nick Cave is best known for his violent lyrics and legions of black-clad fans, but his latest incarnation is as screenwriter of a gritty Australian western. Australian singer/songwriter Nick Cave is best known for his violent lyrics and legions of black-clad fans,…

  11. Billboard Bits: KT Tunstall, DFA, Avril Lavigne

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on KT Tunstall, DFA, Avril Lavigne In a first, iTunes is offering a download of a performance from NBC's "Today" show. "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree," the first single from KT Tunstall's Feb. 7 Virgin album, "Eye to the Telescope," is available…

  12. Devo 2.0: Coming To A Mall Near You

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST With its self-titled CD/DVD debut ready for a March 14 release via Disney Sound, the kid-staffed Devo 2.0 is preparing to take the original band's music to such unlikely locales as state fairs and sub With its self-titled CD/DVD debut ready for a March 14 release via Disney Sound, the…

  13. Johnson Drafts Harper, Nelson For Hawaii Benefits

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson will be joined by Ben Harper and Willie Nelson and the Planetary Bandits at his third annual Kokua Festival. Jack Johnson will be joined by Ben Harper and Willie Nelson and the Planetary Bandits at his third annual Kokua Festival. The event will be held April 19 at Maui's…

  14. Rick Moranis Channels His Inner 'Cowboy'

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Having phased out his Hollywood career a decade ago, actor Rick Moranis ("Ghostbusters," "Spaceballs") returns to his first love, music, on the album "The Agoraphobic Cowboy," which earned a Grammy no Anyone who came of age in the 1980s is well-versed in the…

  15. Billboard Bits: Bud Bowl, Frankie J, Radiohead

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Bud Bowl, Frankie J, Radiohead Snoop Dogg and 3 Doors Down will headline separate shows as part of Bud Bowl 2006 in the days before the National Football League's Super Bowl in Detroit. Snoop will perform Feb. 3, followed by 3 Doors Down the next night at Club 1620, a specially…

  16. Billboard Bits: Malkmus, I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, Twist

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Stephen Malkmus, I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, Twist Stephen Malkmus made a rare foray into his ex-band's catalog last night (Jan. 10) during a solo acoustic opening set for former Spinanes member Rebecca Gates at New York's Knitting Factory Tap Bar. Taking…

  17. 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…

  18. Guitarist, Family Murdered On New Year's Day

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bryan Harvey, former guitarist with the early 1990s duo House Of Freaks, was found murdered along with his family over the weekend in Richmond, Va., according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Bryan Harvey, former guitarist with the early 1990s duo House Of Freaks, was found murdered along with…

  19. Ringin' In The New Year

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST At best, New Year's Eve is not only a time to celebrate another year passing, but also a time to see great music. New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas will be hosting the biggest names in pop and rock, At best, New Year's Eve is not only a time to celebrate another year passing, but…

  20. Billboard Bits: Stevie Wonder, Garrison Starr, Railroad Earth

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Stevie Wonder honored by United Negro College Fund, Garrison Starr and Railroad Earth prep new albums. Fantasia, Maroon 5, India.Arie and Toni Braxton are among those who will pay tribute to Stevie Wonder during the United Negro College Fund's annual "An Evening of Stars"…

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