1. Shirley Bassey Returns With 'The Performance'

    November 03, 2009 3:10 PM EST One of Britain's most beloved entertainers, with global career sales estimated at 135 million by her label, Shirley Bassey hardly needs to make albums anymore. But on November 9 in the United Kingdom, Geffen/Universal will release "The Performance," produced by James Bond…

  2. Rufus Wainwright Channels Puccini For New Opera, Releases Live Set

    October 07, 2009 12:03 PM EDT Singer and songwriter Rufus Wainwright is known for navigating the border between classical and pop. Now his longtime obsession with opera has led him to write one of his own. Wainwright composed the score and wrote French lyrics for his debut classical opera "Prima Donna," which…

  3. Q&A: Rosanne Cash Sings Her Father's Favorites

    September 28, 2009 12:52 PM EDT A consummate Renaissance woman, Rosanne Cash has eschewed genre conventions throughout her long career. Of course, she had an excellent role model, being the eldest daughter of the late Johnny Cash . She scored her own string of country hits in the '80s and continues to record, as well…

  4. U2, Scarlett Johannson, Courtney Love Set For AIDS Charity Concert

    September 15, 2009 3:48 PM EDT U2 will take time away from its "360 Tour" to join fellow musicians Laurie Anderson , Rufus Wainwright , Antony Hegarty , Scarlett Johannson , and Courtney Love for a (RED) Campaign benefit concert on October 4 at New York's Carnegie Hall. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday,…

  5. A Fine Frenzy Gets "Happier"

    August 17, 2009 11:24 AM EDT Seattle-born Alison Sudol didn't start playing piano until her late teens, but her keyboard-rich pop has already earned her numerous television appearances and opening spots for the Stooges and Rufus Wainwright . Since, the 24-year-old artist has released her 2007 debut album, "One…

  6. Faithfull Surrounded By Stars On New Album

    January 22, 2009 5:08 PM EST Veteran vocalist Marianne Faithfull is surrounded by top-shelf collaborators on the album "Easy Come, Easy Go," due March 17 from Decca. The Hal Willner-produced project, his first full album with Faithfull since 1987, features covers of Morrissey's "Dear God Please Help…

  7. New York Venue City Winery Preps For Opening

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST City Winery, a new New York venue being launched by Knitting Factory founder Michael Dorf, will open on New Year's Eve with a concert by Joan Osborne. City Winery, a new New York venue being launched by Knitting Factory founder Michael Dorf, will open on New Year's Eve with a…

  8. Wainwright Family Teams For Xmas Show

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A host of notable guests will join the Wainwright and McGarrigle families for their third annual holiday show on Dec. 10 at New York's Carnegie Hall. A host of notable guests will join the Wainwright and McGarrigle families for their third annual holiday show on Dec. 10 at New York'…

  9. Wainwright To Keep It Simple On Next Album

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rufus Wainwright is planning to scale back the sonics for his next album. "I'm planning at the moment -- and I really want to stick to this -- that the album will just be a solo piano/voice, just sitt Rufus Wainwright is planning to scale back the sonics for his next album. "I&…

  10. War Child Benefit Album Postponed Until Feb.

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The War Child charity and Parlophone Records have postponed the U.K. release of the multi-artist fund-raising album "Heroes" to early 2009 from its scheduled date of Nov. 24. The set will be issued in The War Child charity and Parlophone Records have postponed the U.K. release of…

  11. The Billboard Q&A: Loudon Wainwright III

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Since the late 1960s when he emerged on the New York and Boston folk scenes as a sharp and promising young songwriter, Loudon Wainwright III hasn't paused for a second. Since the late 1960s when he emerged on the New York and Boston folk scenes as a sharp and promising young songwriter,…

  12. Ask Billboard: Tina Turner, Top-Selling Rap, Lauper

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith and his readers discuss Tina Turner, top-selling rappers and Cyndi Lauper. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside…

  13. Martha Wainwright / July 23, 2008 / New York (Highline Ballroom)

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Martha Wainwright's voice and an unexpected Wainwright family singalong drove this NYC performance. With only her acoustic guitar, Wainwright began her set at New York's Highline Ballroom on Wednesday (July 23) with “I Wish I Were,” a simple waltz from her new album, “I Know You’re…

  14. Chart Beat

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses the Chipmunks, The Bee Gees, Taylor Swift and more! NOTABLE RETURN: Al Bennett was at Dot Records before he was named president of the Liberty label. From there, he went on to found the Cream imprint. But he's probably best known for lending his (full) name, along with…

  15. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    December 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Wyclef Jean assembles a diverse cast for his new album, Ghostface Killah unveils his third release in a year's time, Daft Punk brings its acclaimed live show to disc and "American Idol" runner-up Blak The Columbia soundtrack to the John C. Reilly-starring film "Walk Hard:…

  16. Wainwright's Garland Gigs Head To CD/DVD

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fans who missed Rufus Wainwright's live, song-for-song interpretation of Judy Garland's 1961 concert at Carnegie Hall can experience them thanks to an upcoming CD and DVD. Fans who missed Rufus Wainwright's live, song-for-song interpretation of Judy Garland's 1961 concert…

  17. Music On TV Aug. 27-Sept. 2.

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television listings from Aug. 27-Sept. 2. MONDAY, Aug. 27 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ringo Starr, Katie Brown, Tory Johnson. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Yung Joc. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured…

  18. Heart's Wilson Seeks 'Hope' On First Solo Album

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Heart's Ann Wilson has a host of big names in her corner for her first solo album, "Hope & Glory." Due Sept. 11 via Zoe/Rounder, the 12-track project features contributions from Wilson's sister/He Heart's Ann Wilson has a host of big names in her corner for her…

  19. Rufus Wainwright / June 9, 2007 / New York (Blender Theatre at Gramercy)

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The final evening of Rufus Wainwright's four-night residency at New York's Gramercy Theater (June 9) was a glitzy, over-the-top affair, much to the amusement and delight of the singer and audience ali The final evening of Rufus Wainwright's four-night residency at New York'…

  20. 23OnTV

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 4-10, 2007. MONDAY, June 4 "Park City: Where Music Meets Film," WE Featured Artist(s): Marc Broussard, Joss Stone, Babyface, Shelby Lynne, Joan Osborne, Shawn ColvinJonny Lang, Daniel Powter, Keb' Mo', Monte Montgomery, Bird York, Stanley…

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