1. Amore In Italy

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Andrea Bocelli sings during the Winter Olympics closing ceremonies. Andrea Bocelli performs Feb. 26 at the end of the 2006 Winter Olympics closing ceremony in Turin, Italy. Bocelli's most recent, "Amore" sits at No. 5 this week on The Billboard 200. News Andrea Bocelli …

  2. See Ya L8r, Olympics

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Avril Lavigne performs at the Winter Olympics closing ceremony. Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne takes part in the Feb. 26 closing ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Canada will play host to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Lavigne is working on a new studio album and…

  3. Martin Helps Close Winter Games

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ricky Martin helps bring the 2006 Winter Olympics to a close. Ricky Martin performs during the Feb. 26 closing ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. The Puerto Rican star also performed on Saturday (Feb. 25) at the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, as part of 8th Wonder of the World…

  4. Gabriel, Pavarotti Participate In Surreal Olympic Opening

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Peter Gabriel performed John Lennon's "Imagine" and tenor Luciano Pavarotti delivered the finale at today's (Feb. 10) opening ceremony to the Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy. Peter Gabriel performed John Lennon's "Imagine" and tenor Luciano Pavarotti…

  5. Linkin Park Inks New Deal With Warner

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Linkin Park has settled its contract feud with Warner Music Group. The popular rock act inked a reported five-album, $15 million pact with Warner Bros. Records on Dec. 27, reversing an earlier demand Linkin Park has settled its contract feud with Warner Music Group. The popular rock act inked…

  6. Billboard Bits: Velvet Underground, Sasha & Digweed, Germano

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Velvet Underground, Sasha & Digweed, Germano Rhino has set a Jan. 24 release for the DVD debut of the Velvet Underground's "Live MCMXCIII," which chronicled the legendary act's brief 1993 reunion tour. Previously only available on VHS, "Live" was…

  7. Dream Boogie: The Triumph Of Sam Cooke

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT part three They saw their father as a stern but fair man, but their mother was someone they could tell their secrets to. She treated their friends with the same kind of gentle consideration that she showed all of them, never reluctant to add another place to the table or take a mattress and…

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

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Like a Rolling Stone" "Like a Rolling Stone" (Bob Dylan) • Bob Dylan, single (1965); Highway 61 Revisited (1965); Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (1967); Self Portrait (1970); Eat the Document (film)/'66 (1971); Masterpieces (1978); Bob Dylan at Budokan (1979…

  9. B&E: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah has achieved what every unsigned band dreams…

  10. Amos Plans 'Summer Of Sin' In North America

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT About a month after completing a European tour, Tori Amos will return to North America for a summer outing. About a month after completing a European tour, Tori Amos will return to North America for a summer outing. Although it was expected she'd add a band for her Summer of Sin dates,…

  11. Oasis Storms U.K. Chart, Coldplay Looming

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Oasis stormed to the top of the U.K. album chart on Sunday with its sixth studio release, "Don't Believe the Truth" (Big Brother). Oasis stormed to the top of the U.K. album chart on Sunday with its sixth studio release, "Don't Believe the Truth" (Big Brother).…

  12. Linkin Park Wants Out Of Warner Bros. Contract

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. Records rock act Linkin Park is demanding its release from Warner Music Group in the wake of a dispute over a renegotiation of the band's contract. Warner Bros. Records rock act Linkin Park is demanding its release from Warner Music Group in the wake of a dispute over a…

  13. Hot Product

    March 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Will Smith Fresh Prince Among Thieves Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith is joined by Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Timbaland on "Lost and Found," his first new album in three years. Due this week, the set is Smith's first for Interscope since parting ways with Columbia, which…

  14. Will Smith Drafts Snoop, Mary J. For New Album

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith is joined by Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Timbaland on "Lost and Found," his first new album in three years. Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith is joined by Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Timbaland on "Lost and Found," his first new album in…

  15. Breaking & Entering

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Soul Position, the Thrills and Dizzee Rascal. IN POSITION: "8 Million Stories," the debut album from hip-hop duo Soul Position , is framed by three tracks dubbed "Candyland." The brief,…

  16. Bassist Tobias Exits Guided By Voices

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On the eve of beginning an extensive touring schedule tonight (Sept. 3) in Boston, Guided By Voices Tim Tobias has left the band for unexplained reasons. On the eve of beginning an extensive touring schedule tonight (Sept. 3) in Boston, Guided By Voices Tim Tobias has left the band for…

  17. The Tangled Web

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Weekly column showcasing the Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: moe.down, Neil Young and Seal. FREE DOWN-MOE-DS: Jam band moe., whose fourth annual moe.down festival took place over the U.S. Labor Day holiday weekend (Aug. 29-31) at the Snow Ridge Ski resort in…

  18. Super Furry Animals Exercise 'Power'

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "You have to mix it up a bit," says Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys. "We always want to try out different ways of playing our music." "You have to mix it up a bit," says Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys. "We always want to try out different…

  19. Billboard Bits: Blue Rodeo, TMBG, Jeff Klein

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blue Rodeo joins Rolling Stones & Friends Toronto concert, They Might Be Giants song featured in GapKids commercial, and singer/songwriter Jeff Klein extends his New York residency. Blue Rodeo has been added to the massive Rolling Stones & Friends concert July 30 in Toronto. One day…

  20. Breaking And Entering

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Drive-By Truckers, Mogwai, Yonder Mountain String Band A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. KEEP ON TRUCKIN': A little-known cult act two…

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