1. Exclusive: Eels Invite President To D.C. Gig

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eels frontman Mark "E" Everett has high hopes that President George W. Bush and the First Lady can make it to the band's Washington D.C. concert on March 29; the singer/songwriter wrote a lengthy pers Eels frontman Mark "E" Everett has high hopes that President George…

  2. Wood Brothers 'Load' Up On Next Album

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Medeski Martin & Wood's Chris Wood is joining his brother Oliver for a second time to release another set of blues/roots-themed songs, "Loaded." The 12-song set is due April 1 via Blue Note. Medeski Martin & Wood's Chris Wood is joining his brother Oliver for a…

  3. Paula Abdul Plotting Comeback Album

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST After re-launching her music career with an appearance on fellow "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson's new album, Paula Abdul is getting busy on her first new album since 1995's "Head Over Heels." The After re-launching her music career with an appearance on…

  4. In Our Talons: The Bowerbirds

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bowerbirds were born of the natural surroundings in the rural Carolinas and with song titles like "Bur Oak," "Hooves," "In Our Talons" and "Olive Hearts," the trio wears their organic sound on their ( Bowerbirds were born of the natural surroundings in…

  5. This Day in Music

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Scottish artist Martyn Bennett dies in Edinburgh following a long battle with cancer. He is 33. A traditional bagpiper and fiddler, Bennett also experimented with electronic music, creating tec 2005 - Scottish artist Martyn Bennett dies in Edinburgh following a long battle with cancer.…

  6. Jazz Pianist Oscar Peterson Dies At 82

    December 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST Oscar Peterson, whose early talent, speedy fingers and musical genius made him one of the world's best known jazz pianists, has died. He was 82. Peterson died yesterday (Dec. 23) at his home in the To Oscar Peterson, whose early talent, speedy fingers and musical genius made him one of…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST - U2 wraps its box-office busting Vertigo tour in front of a packed house at Honolulu's Aloha Stadium with a show that features guest turns from members of opening act Pearl Jam as well as Green 2006 - U2 wraps its box-office busting Vertigo tour in front of a packed house at…

  8. Rock Hall Pays Tribute To Beatles' 'Help'

    November 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ed Sullivan introduced Americans to the Beatles, but "Help!" was the first time they saw the Fab Four in color. It may not sound like a big deal in an age of HDTV, but in 1965, at the height of Beatle Ed Sullivan introduced Americans to the Beatles, but "Help!" was the…

  9. Eels Offering Up Retrospective Bonanza

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST A whole lot of Eels music will hit stores next month via two different albums aimed at two different types of fan. A whole lot of Eels music will hit stores next month via two different albums aimed at two different types of fan. Due Jan. 15 via Geffen, "Meet the Eels: Essential Eels Vol…

  10. Xzibit Going To War For Oliver Stone

    November 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rapper and "Pimp My Ride" star Xzibit has joined the cast of Oliver Stone's "Pinkville." Rapper and "Pimp My Ride" star Xzibit has joined the cast of Oliver Stone's "Pinkville." Xzibit, whose real name is Alvin Nathaniel Joiner, joins Bruce…

  11. This Day in Music

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - 21-year-old U.K. hip-hop sensation Lily Allen makes her first U.S. appearance at New York's Hiro Ballroom. Appearing with a three-piece horn section, bassist and keyboardist, Allen blasts throu 2006 - 21-year-old U.K. hip-hop sensation Lily Allen makes her first U.S. appearance at…

  12. Tunes On TV

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television for the week of September 24- 30. MONDAY, Sept. 24 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Jamie Foxx, Tony Bennett, Chris Botti. "Larry King Live," CNN Featured Artist(s): Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, Faith Hill, Britney Spears, Kevin Federline. "The…

  13. This Day in Music

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Zwan leader Billy Corgan presents a multimedia poetry performance in his Chicago hometown, opening the Poetry Center of Chicago's 31st Annual Reading Serie 2003 - Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Zwan leader Billy Corgan presents a…

  14. Wu-Tang Clan Lights Up Seattle To Close Bumbershoot

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Wu-Tang Clan provided a memorable send-off to the 2007 Bumbershoot festival last night (Sept. 3) at Seattle's Memorial Stadium, rolling out classics like "Protect Ya Neck," "C.R.E.A.M." and "Trium The Wu-Tang Clan provided a memorable send-off to the 2007…

  15. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2007 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, dies in a Memphis hospital. He is 78. 2005 - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum…

  16. Daft Punk Reveals Live Album Track List

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As first reported here earlier this month, Daft Punk's June 14, 2007, show in its Paris hometown forms the basis of "Daft Punk Alive 2007," due Nov. 20 via Capitol. The album will be available as a si As first reported here earlier this month, Daft Punk's June 14, 2007,…

  17. 'Life' Goes On

    August 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Technically speaking, Ben Harper's new record, "Lifeline," due this week on Virgin, was recorded during a single lively week in the artist's Paris home base. But it was truly born during two months' w Technically speaking, Ben Harper's new record, "Lifeline,…

  18. Exclusive: Live Album To Chronicle Daft Punk Tour

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Daft Punk will in late November release a live album chronicling the June 14 Paris stop on its first tour in a decade, Billboard.com can reveal. The as-yet-untitled Capitol set will be available in a Daft Punk will in late November release a live album chronicling the June 14 Paris stop on…

  19. Billboard Bits: Pearl Jam/Wilco, Meshell Ndegeocello, Rihanna

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A pair of bands with Chicago roots have announced one-off shows in the Windy City in the coming weeks. First up is an Aug. 2 Pearl Jam concert at the intimate Vic Theatre, which will serve as a warm-u A pair of bands with Chicago roots have announced one-off shows in the Windy City in the…

  20. Martin, Medeski Discuss Mago, MMW, Wood Bros.

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Crowds tonight (June 15) at the 2007 Bonnaroo Music Festival will be treated to a rare occurrence, as keyboardist John Medeski and drummer Billy Martin perform as Mago for only the second time ever. T Crowds tonight (June 15) at the 2007 Bonnaroo Music Festival will be treated to a rare…

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