1. Prince Nets First No. 1 Album Debut With '3121'

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prince achieves his first career No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 this week with his new NPG Music/Universal album, "3121." The set sold 183,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Sound Prince achieves his first career No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 this week with…

  2. Billboard Bits: Refused, Kenny Rogers, American Film Institute

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Refused, Kenny Rogers, American Film Institute Influential Swedish rock act Refused will be celebrated with the DVD "Refused Are F***ing Dead," due April 25 via Burning Heart/Epitaph. The release features every song from the group's landmark 1997 swansong "The…

  3. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    March 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST A fresh batch of funky tunes from the always-interesting Prince, a double-disc sonic salvo from Ben Harper, the second album from the Wilco side project Loose Fur and a new release from eccentric sibl A combination live CD/DVD package from breakthrough rock act My Chemical Romance, "Life…

  4. Palestinians Protest Waters' Israel Show

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Palestinian artists have appealed to former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters to cancel a concert in Israel out of solidarity with their fight against the West Bank barrier. Palestinian artists have appealed to former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters to cancel a concert in Israel out of…

  5. The Who, Waters Party With Hard Rock

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Hard Rock International will launch its 35th anniversary celebration with the festival Hyde Park Calling, to be held July 1-2 in the London venue. Hard Rock International will launch its 35th anniversary celebration with the festival Hyde Park Calling, to be held July 1-2 in the London venue.…

  6. Chart Beat Chat

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses song origins, Mariah Carey, U.S. geography, birthdates, Ed Cobb and Kristine W with readers. BET THE NANNY OF McPHEE WOULD HAVE KNOWN Dear Fred, I have noticed that the younger generation in the entertainment field has no knowledge of musical history, regardless of genre. That…

  7. Waters Returns To The 'Dark Side'

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST With Pink Floyd guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour about to launch a new solo album and world tour, the band's former bassist/vocalist Roger Waters is gearing up to perform the classic 1973 album "Dark With Pink Floyd guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour about to launch a new solo album…

  8. Gilmour Fine Without Floyd On New Album, Tour

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST David Gilmour has remained quiet since Pink Floyd's unexpected reunion last July for the Live 8 concert at Hyde Park, but hardly inactive. The man described as "the guitar and the voice of Pink Floyd" David Gilmour has remained quiet since Pink Floyd's unexpected reunion…

  9. Q&A: David Gilmour (continued)

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST David Gilmour interview, continued. Q: One of the things that defines you is your guitar playing. Is it correct to think that there's something of a blues guitarist in you? A: I am a lover of all sorts of different music. I love blues and every piece of music that I have listened to has…

  10. Q&A: David Gilmour

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST David Gilmour has remained quiet since Pink Floyd's reunion last July for the Live 8 concert at Hyde Park; quiet but hardly inactive. David Gilmour has remained quiet since Pink Floyd's reunion last July for the Live 8 concert at Hyde Park; quiet but hardly inactive. The man…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Jazz bassist and photographer Milt Hinton dies in Queens, N.Y., after a long hospitalization. He is 90.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Country outfit Lonestar gives an acoustic performance at the Vanderbilt Children's…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Jazz bassist Arvell Shaw dies at his home in Long Island, N.Y., of an apparent heart attack. He is 79.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) easily…

  13. Kenny Rogers Prepping New, Hits Albums

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country legend Kenny Rogers is eyeing a March release for a new studio album, "Water and Bridges." Country legend Kenny Rogers is eyeing a March release for a new studio album, "Water and Bridges." The Capitol Nashville set will be led by first single "Can't…

  14. This Day in Music

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>In an effort to raise awareness of the Clearwater Project Of Higher Ground For Humanity (HGH) Jewel makes a concert available for online streaming exclusively at the Netaid.org Web site. 2002 - Blues pianist/vocalist Mose Vinson dies of diabetes at his home in…

  15. OnTV

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 31 "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Midtown. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured artists: Damian "Junior Gong" Marley, Ozzy Osbourne (also scheduled: Rosario Dawson). "Jimmy…

  16. Keys To The Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia (continued)

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Mr. Tambourine Man" "Mr. Tambourine Man" (Bob Dylan) &#149; Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home (1965); Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (1967); Bob Dylan at Budokan (1979); Biograph/'64 (1985); The Bootleg Series, Volume 5: Live 1975—The Rolling Thunder Revue …

  17. This Day in Music

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>David Bowie launches a six-week tour of North America in Vancouver, British Columbia. The tour hits clubs, ballrooms, and theaters.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Atari Teenage Riot co-founder Carl Crack dies at the age of…

  18. Waters Opera Memorializes French Revolution

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Back in his days with Pink Floyd, Roger Waters took on the big issues of life. In high-concept projects like "Dark Side of the Moon" and "The Wall," he grappled with such challenging topics as social oppression, the long…

  19. Waters Previews French Revolution Opera

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT It was a far cry from "we don't need no education" yesterday (July 25) in New York when Pink Floyd's Roger Waters presented excerpts for the first time from "Ca Ira," his new three-act opera about the It was a far cry from "we don't need no education…

  20. This Day in Music

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Eagle-Eye Cherry, son of jazz artist Don Cherry and brother of singer Neneh Cherry, releases his debut set "Desireless."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1998 - Gospel singer O'Landa Draper dies at Meharry General…

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