1. This Day in Music

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian music in the post-war era, dies in Rome at the age of 81. Carosone, a Neapolitan, was most famous for his 1956 hit "Tu Vuo'Fa'L'Americano" ("You 2001 - Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian…

  2. Rounder, Sun Expose Archives Digitally

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The digital world has added many new wrinkles to the music landscape, the latest being the immediate availability of sought-after vintage and long out-of-print works. The digital world has added many new wrinkles to the music landscape, the latest being the immediate availability of sought…

  3. Pixies, Malkmus Set For CMJ/Rock Hall Fest

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Pixies, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, the Futureheads, the Misfits, Spoon, the Clientele, Mindless Self Indulgence, Powerman 5000, El Pus, Nashville Pussy and Digable Planets have signed on to pe The Pixies, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, the Futureheads, the Misfits, Spoon, the…

  4. Solo Springsteen Ready To Tour

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen will begin a solo acoustic tour April 25 in Detroit, in support of his upcoming Columbia album, "Devils & Dust." The first North American leg of the tour will play 2,500- to 5,00 Bruce Springsteen will begin a solo acoustic tour April 25 in Detroit, in support…

  5. This Day in Music

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck walks free from court after a London jury acquits him of going on a drunken rampage on a trans-Atlantic flight a year before. 2002 - R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck walks free from court after a London jury acquits him of going on a drunken…

  6. This Day in Music

    March 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Actor/musician Dudley Moore-whose work as a jazz pianist was mainly overshadowed by his film roles-dies at his New Jersey home of pneumonia, a complication of progressive supranuclear pa 2002 - Actor/musician Dudley Moore-whose work as a jazz pianist was mainly…

  7. Summer Season To See Surge In '80s Acts

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST This summer, get ready to travel back in time. Although there have been package tours featuring '80s artists for years, the upcoming summer concert season marks a notable increase. This summer, get ready to travel back in time. Although there have been package tours featuring '80s…

  8. Billboard Bits: Morrissey, Loretta Lynn, Bob Benjamin

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Morrissey, Loretta Lynn, Bob Benjamin The upcoming Morrissey live DVD , "Who Put the 'M' in Manchester," will be screened in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Detroit and Washington, D.C., the evening before its March 29 release via Sanctuary. An additional…

  9. More Stars Join Tsunami Relief Efforts

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Madonna, Hilary Duff and Ricky Martin are among the latest high-profile artists to join the fight to raise funds for victims of the Dec. 26 earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Madonna, Hilary Duff and Ricky Martin are among the latest high-profile artists to join the fight to raise…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Kinks, Shania Twain, Olivia Newton-John and Fantasia with readers. A BAND THAT NEVER HAD ITS 'GREEN' DAY Hi Fred, Like many, "Chart Beat" is always on my Friday "to do list." I know this forum is for covering chart feats, but I have a…

  11. Springsteen Wins Name Change For Condos

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Less than a month after Asbury Park, N.J., broke ground on a waterfront redevelopment project, Bruce Springsteen rendered his verdict on a planned condominium called the Rising, the same name as his Less than a month after Asbury Park, N.J., broke ground on a waterfront redevelopment project,…

  12. Apple, U2 Team For Custom iPod

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple has teamed with U2 to create a customized iPod. As expected , Apple has teamed with U2 to create a customized iPod, which comes in black with a red click wheel and is engraved with band members' signatures. The device holds up to 5,000 songs and costs $349 -- a premium over the…

  13. Guitar String Maker Ernie Ball Dies

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ernie Ball, a pioneer maker of rock'n'roll guitar strings used by legions of artists from the Rolling Stones to Merle Travis, died yesterday (Sept. 9) at his home in San Luis Obispo, Calif. He was 74. Ernie Ball, a pioneer maker of rock'n'roll guitar strings used by…

  14. Satellite, Web Radio Emerge As New Piracy Front

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Technologies that enable digital recording of satellite and Internet radio broadcasts are opening a new front in the recording industry's war on music piracy. Technologies that enable digital recording of satellite and Internet radio broadcasts are opening a new front in the recording…

  15. Billboard Bits: Metallica, Latin Grammys, Warwick

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories about Metallica, Latin Grammys and Dionne Warwick. Elektra/Rhino Vinyl has set an Oct. 26 release date for Metallica's "Vinyl Box." The set will collect special editions of the veteran hard rock act's first four studio albums, plus the "Garage Days Re…

  16. Keys Hit Triggers Calls To Georgia Man

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans of Alicia Keys keep calling her number, but it's J.D. Turner of Statesboro, Ga., who picks up the phone. Fans of Alicia Keys keep calling her number, but it's J.D. Turner of Statesboro, Ga., who picks up the phone. The retired pastor has the unfortunate luck of having the same…

  17. Shortlist Prize Long On Big Names

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Although the Shortlist Music Prize won't be handed out until Nov. 11, as an indication of the event's growing prestige, the Shortlist has already lined up judges and sponsors. Listmakers include Norah Although the recipient of the Shortlist Music Prize won't be announced until…

  18. Ask Billboard

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Madonna, Kristine W. and Tori Amos. 'REVISITING' MADONNA Keith, I wanted to inquire on the chart position/sales of Madonna's "Remixed & Revisited." I love the album, and I appreciate how the mixes are…

  19. This Day in Music

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Singer Ronald Cheng, son of Universal Music Asia chairman Norman Cheng, is fined HK $5,000 ($641) and has his driver's license suspended for six months after he pleads guilty to a charge 2001 - Singer Ronald Cheng, son of Universal Music Asia chairman Norman…

  20. Blur's Albarn Goes 'Crazy'

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Blur/Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn has compiled a solo album out of raw demos and unformed song fragments that he recorded on a four-track in hotel rooms while on tour in the U.S. earlier this year. Blur/Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn has compiled a solo album out of raw demos and unformed…

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