1. Billboard Bits: Janet Jackson, Martin Gilks, Clapton

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Janet Jackson, Martin Gilks, Clapton Janet Jackson's new studio album has been given the tentative title "20 Years Old," an apparent reference to the 20-year-anniversary of her 1986 smash album "Control." As previously reported , the set is being produced by…

  2. This Day in Music

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Norah Jones is the big winner at the 45 annual Grammy Awards ceremony in New York, taking home all five awards for which she is nominated. Jones wins the coveted best new artist award, a 2004 - Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop crossover hit …

  3. Gabriel, Pavarotti Participate In Surreal Olympic Opening

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Peter Gabriel performed John Lennon's "Imagine" and tenor Luciano Pavarotti delivered the finale at today's (Feb. 10) opening ceremony to the Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy. Peter Gabriel performed John Lennon's "Imagine" and tenor Luciano Pavarotti…

  4. This Day In Music

    January 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST - Bee Gees members Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb are among those named by the Queen to the New Year Honours list. The Gibb brothers each receive a CBE (Commander of the British Empire). 2002 - No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin…

  5. This Day in Music

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>On stage at the Grand Ole Opry, Vince Gill honors his late friend and influence, John Denver. Gill plays "Take Me Home, Country Roads," and invites the audience to sing along.<br clear=" 2004 - Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and Eurythmics co…

  6. MTV Launches Tempo With Caribbean Concert Series

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In conjunction with the Nov. 21 launch of a new cable television network devoted to Caribbean music and culture, MTV Networks will host Caribbean Rising, a series of concerts featuring performances fr In conjunction with the Nov. 21 launch of a new cable television network devoted to…

  7. This Day in Music

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>The soundtrack to Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous" hits stores with something on it that no other soundtrack has ever had before: the authorized use of a vintage Led Zeppelin song. Zeppel 2004 - Legendary studio drummer Kenneth Aaron (Kenny) Buttrey…

  8. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Irie Jamboree, The Like

    August 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Madonna, Irie Jamboree, The Like Madonna's "all dance" new album, "Confessions on a Dancefloor," will be released Nov. 15 via Warner Bros. According to her official Web site , first single "Hung Up" will hit U.S. radio outlets on Oct. 17. That track…

  9. This Day in Music

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia's Emerald Coast. 2002 - Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia's Emerald Coast. 2000 - Boyz II Men…

  10. Pavarotti Pulls Out Of Show With Illness

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Luciano Pavarotti has pulled out of a concert planned for tomorrow (June 4) in Monterrey, Mexico, after contracting laryngitis, according to his manager. Luciano Pavarotti has pulled out of a concert planned for tomorrow (June 4) in Monterrey, Mexico, after contracting laryngitis, according…

  11. Starbucks Nabs King, Zucchero Albums

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Carole King and Italian vocalist Zucchero are the latest artists with releases due from the partnership between Starbucks Hear Music and Los Angeles-based Concord Records. Carole King and Italian vocalist Zucchero are the latest artists with releases due from the partnership between Starbucks…

  12. Sinatra Biography Cites New Claim Of Mob Ties

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Frank Sinatra once served as a Mafia courier and narrowly escaped arrest with a briefcase containing $3.5 million in cash, entertainer Jerry Lewis told authors of a new book excerpted in Vanity Fair m Frank Sinatra once served as a Mafia courier and narrowly escaped arrest with a briefcase…

  13. This Day in Music

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop crossover hit "Just One Look," dies in Las Vegas. The 67-year-old singer/songwriter had suffered from emphysema. Born Doris Payne 2004 - Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. 2002 - No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. 2002 - Veteran rock guitarist Eric Clapton marries Melia McEnery,…

  15. Di Stefano Hospitalized Following Attack

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Italian tenor Giuseppe di Stefano was in intensive care at a hospital on the Kenyan coast following an attack by unknown assailants last week. Italian tenor Giuseppe di Stefano was in intensive care at a hospital on the Kenyan coast following an attack by unknown assailants last week. Di…

  16. Pavarotti Plotting Farewell Tour

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Opera legend Luciano Pavarotti has confirmed plans for a Farewell Celebration world tour. Opera legend Luciano Pavarotti has confirmed plans for a Farewell Celebration world tour. The 40-date trek will take the 69-year-old Italian tenor to venues throughout North America and South America,…

  17. 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards Winners

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, held Sept. 1 in Los Angeles. Below are the winners of the 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, held Sept. 1 in Los Angeles. Record of the year: "No Es Lo Mismo," Alejandro Sanz; Lulo Perez & Alejandro Sanz, producers; Mick Guzauski &…

  18. Hot Product

    August 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan/Johnny Paycheck This Is Just A Tribute Toots Hibbert, Beres Hammond, Sizzla and Israel Vibration's Apple Gabriel are among the reggae heavyweights contributing to "Is It Rolling, Bob?," a reggae tribute to Bob Dylan. The 15-track set arrives this week via Sanctuary…

  19. Tunes On TV

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 17-23, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 17 "VH1 Classic in Concert," VH1 Classic Featured Artist: U2 (Excerpted from the DVD "U2 Go Home: Live From Slane Castle Ireland") "Total Request Live," MTV…

  20. For Pavarotti, Time To Go 'Pop'

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Tenor Luciano Pavarotti has been a superstar for decades. He is a household name around the world -- whether his fans first encountered him on the stage of Milan's La Scala, the Hollywood Bowl or at London's Wembley Stadium. But now…

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