1. MONSTRANCE, "Monstrance"

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As you may already know from such historic bootleg recordings of impromptu sessions between the likes of Prince and Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Johnny Winter, the idea of great mind As you may already know from such historic bootleg recordings of impromptu sessions between…

  2. Garage Rock

    March 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT So I'm hearing Paul McCartney will be Howard Shultz's first artist on the new Starbucks label. Mazel tov, baby! We wish them both well. But at the same time, we can't help but feel that if it ain't br So I'm hearing Paul McCartney will be Howard Shultz's first…

  3. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Sex Pistols opt not to attend their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. "We're not coming. We're not your monkeys," reads a handwritten statem 2006 - The Sex Pistols opt not to attend their induction into the…

  4. This Day in Music

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she owes him a 15% personal manager's fee involving the proceeds of "Believe," her hit single. Sammeth says he masterminded her comeback as a 1999 - Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she owes him a 15%…

  5. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon (page 5)

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Continued from page 4 ... You once tried to buy Island Records, years before…

  6. 05OnTV

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 29-Feb. 4 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 29 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Norah Jones (also scheduled: Bill Gates, John Bernstein). "The Electrifying Conclusion," STARZ! Cinema Featured Artist(s): Guided By Voices. "The Late Show With David…

  7. Saxophonist Michael Brecker Dies After Leukemia Fight

    January 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Michael Brecker, a versatile and influential tenor saxophonist who won 11 Grammys over a career that spanned more than three decades, died Saturday. He was 57. Brecker died in a hospital in New York o Michael Brecker, a versatile and influential tenor saxophonist who won 11 Grammys over a…

  8. R.E.M., Van Halen Lead 2007 Rock Hall Class

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST R.E.M., Van Halen, Patti Smith, the Ronettes and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame March 12 during a ceremony at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Ho R.E.M., Van Halen, Patti Smith, the Ronettes and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five…

  9. R.E.M., Van Halen, Stooges On Rock Hall Ballot

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST R.E.M., Van Halen, the Stooges and Patti Smith are among the nine acts on the ballot for the 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, to be held March 12 at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Also on R.E.M., Van Halen, the Stooges and Patti Smith are among the nine acts on the ballot…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald runs in the 26th annual Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. McDonald raises over $1,000 in pledge money for patients at St. Jude Children's Resear 2004 - The third time is the charm for Rod Stewart, who with his third…

  11. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Country group Alabama joins the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hollywood mayor Johnny Grant honors band members Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, Jeff Cook and Mark Herndon during a special ceremony. T 2004 - Maverick broadcaster Howard Stern announces he will abandon terrestrial…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Barbra Streisand sings her farewell concert at New York's Madison Square Garden.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - In a Los Angeles Times editorial, Yusuf Islam blasts the United States' system of screening airline…

  13. This Day in Music

    June 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Kenny G, Diana Krall, and Joe Sample featuring Lalah Hathaway are big winners at the Billboard/BET On Jazz Awards, presented at the BET On Jazz Studios in Washington, D.C. Awards include 2005 - U2 frontman Bono urges the European Union to step up efforts to support…

  14. Montreux On The Record

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT From the beginning of the Montreux Jazz Festival four decades ago, festival founder Claude Nobs sought to record every artist who appeared on its stages. From the beginning of the Montreux Jazz Festival four decades ago, festival founder Claude Nobs sought to record every artist who appeared…

  15. Memories Of Montreux

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the Montreux Jazz Festival marks its 40th anniversary June 30-July 15, Billboard asked musicians and executives for their memories of Montreux and its illustrious founder, Claude Nobs. As the Montreux Jazz Festival marks its 40th anniversary June 30-July 15, Billboard asked musicians and…

  16. Q&A: Montreux Founder Claude Nobs (continued)

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard interview with the founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival - page two. This year you have quite a few artists who will be performing who have been regulars at Montreux. It's becoming something like Claude Nobs & friends. Exactly. Carlos Santana, for example, will be…

  17. Q&A: Montreux Founder Claude Nobs (continued)

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard interview with the founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival - page three. The cost of booking artists has been rising in past years. How do you deal with this new environment? In general, artists accept lower fees because it is Montreux. They also accept to be filmed and they get a…

  18. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Modern rock acts Tantric, Powderfinger, Poe, and Ours inaugurate Atlanta's On The Bricks free weekly concert series. As previously reported, the concerts are to take place each Friday th 2005 - The "country girl" prevails as Carrie Underwood is named…

  19. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival / April 28-30, 2006 / New Orleans (Fair Grounds)

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For the 37th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the cherished annual roots and rock gathering that almost didn't happen, emotions were as turbulent as the floodwaters that ravaged this historic c For the 37th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the cherished annual roots and…

  20. ON TV

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 17-23, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 17 “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): Jamie Foxx (also scheduled: Jeff Bridges). “My Music Mix,” Great American Country Featured artist(s): Sara Evans “VH1 News Presents: Blackmail,” VH1 Featured artist(s):…

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