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  1. Jazz Performer Alice Coltrane Dies

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Alice Coltrane, a jazz performer and composer and wife of the late saxophone legend John Coltrane, has died. She was 69. Coltrane died Friday of respiratory failure at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center, said her sister, Marilyn McLeod. For ne ...

  2. Chesney Lines Up NFL Tour

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Country music's top ticket seller, Kenny Chesney, will take his tour to NFL stadiums in 2007 with the "Flip Flop Summer 2007 Tour." The tour kicks off at Heinz Field, home to the Pittsburgh Steelers, on June 9. As with past tours, T ...

  3. Seger Taping Detroit Shows For Future Release

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bob Seger told a 1975 audience at Detroit's Cobo Arena, where he taped his famed "Live Bullet" album, that it "might just end up on a record." He'll be able to say it again this week at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Seg ...

  4. Aretha Corrals Faith Hill, Shirley Caesar For New Album

    December 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Aretha Franklin says her new album, "Aretha: A Woman Falling Out of Love," is "the real deal," and she has a guest list to back that up. Franklin is joined on the set by gospel greats Shirley Caesar, Karen Clark-Sheard and the ...

  5. Ciara Proves 'Evolution' At No. 1

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ciara takes her second album, "The Evolution," straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as it sells 338,000 ... Also starting strong is the "Eminem Presents the Re-Up" compilation at No. 2 and Gwen Stefani's "The Sweet ...

  6. Fintage's Lampcov Goes West

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fintage Music executive VP Bruce Lampcov has relocated from London to L.A. in a move which triggers the financial services firm's expansion into the West Coast. Fintage has existing representation in North America, through Nashville-based Pau ...

  7. Fall Out Boy Building Buzz With Small Venue Tour

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Two-week jaunt starts Jan. 4. Fall Out Boy will play two week's worth of club shows next month as it builds buzz for its next Fueled by Ramen/Island album, "Infinity on High." The Friends or Enemies trek begins Jan. 4 in San Francis ...

  8. Indie Labels Look To Post-Tower World

    November 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Labels rethinking marketing, staffing in wake of chain's closure. With independent labels slowing down their releases for the fourth quarter, the long-term effects of Tower Records' closing may not be realized for a while in the indie re ...

  9. Williams Tops Euro Albums Chart

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'Rudebox' moves 147,000 in the U.K. Robbie Williams debuts on top of the European Top 100 Albums chart with his new studio set "Rudebox" (Chrysalis). It's new at No. 1 in the United Kingdom on sales of 147,000, a dramatic ...

  10. Williams Tops Euro Albums Chart

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'Rudebox' moves 147,000 in the U.K. Robbie Williams debuts on top of the European Top 100 Albums chart with his new studio set "Rudebox" (Chrysalis). It's new at No. 1 in the United Kingdom on sales of 147,000, a dramatic ...

  11. Industry Vet Tom Noonan Dies

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST He was 78. Tom Noonan, 78, who was a Billboard institution during his 30-plus year tenure with the magazine, died Sunday (Oct. 29) in Los Angeles. He had been battling bladder cancer for more than a year. The enthusiastic Noonan punctuated his Bil ...

  12. Chesney Rules As King Of Summer Touring

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney is playing live for more people each summer than any country music artist on the planet. In fact, Chesney's five-year attendance total of nearly five million ranks him in the league of such global heavyweight touring artists as ...

  13. Apregan To Consult GSN

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nonprofit GSN is seeking more events for stadium network. The Gridiron Stadium Network (GSN) has brought on Jeff Apregan, president of Thousand Oaks, Calif.-based Apregan Group, as a consultant. Apregan, who has worked in the live entertainment bu ...

  14. White Stripes Win Lawsuit Over Royalties

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Producer brought claim against band. A federal jury ruled today (June 15) in Detroit that the White Stripes don't have to share royalties with a producer who worked on the rock band's first two albums and claimed he played a pivotal role ...

  15. Opie & Anthony Comedy Tour Set First Dates

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Stops include Massachusetts, New Jersey. Shock jocks Opie and Anthony are fielding the Opie & Anthony Traveling Virus - The Comedy Event of the Year! tour, a multi-act, festival style comedy tour. The syndicated jocks’ flagship station is 92.3 ...

  16. UPDATED: Chicks' Ticket Sales Below Expectations

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT At least four shows cancelled. Out-of-the-gate ticket sales for the Dixie Chicks' upcoming Accidents & Accusations tour are far below expectations and several dates will likely be cancelled or postponed. Initial ticket counts for the 20-p ...

  17. Dixie Chicks Tour Dates Revealed

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The North American leg of the Dixie Chicks' Accidents & Accusations tour will begin July 21 in Detroit, and will run through early November. The North American leg of the Dixie Chicks' Accidents & Accusations tour will begin ...

  18. New HD Digital Radio Retail Support

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Four new allies join fold. The HD Digital Alliance sees four new retail allies join its fold while promotional campaigns launch or intensify at existing retail partners. RadioShack becomes the first major national retail brand to add HD digital ra ...

  19. D12 Rapper Proof Shot And Killed In Detroit

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT D12 rapper Proof was shot to death this morning (April 11) at a Detroit club that was operating illegally after hours, according to the Detroit Free Press. The artist, whose real name was DeShaun Holt D12 rapper Proof was shot to death this mornin ...

  20. Songwriters Picked for Hall of Fame

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bell, Davis, Jennings, Moy among inductees. Thom Bell, Mac Davis, Will Jennings, Sylvia Moy and Henry Cosby have been tapped as inductees by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The prolific songwriters will accept their awards at the 37th annual inducti ...

  21. Chesney Plans Stadium Trek

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Country superstar Kenny Chesney has included nine stadium dates on his tour route this year, including National Football League stadiums in Boston, Nashville, Seattle, Detroit, and Tampa, and Major Le Country superstar Kenny Chesney has included n ...

  22. McGraw/Hill Tour Is Fastest-Selling of 2006

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST More than 350,000 tickets have been sold. Organizers for the Tim McGraw/Faith Hill tour “Soul2Soul II” are reporting that the trek is the fastest-selling of the year with more than 350,000 tickets sold already. Sales have also outpaced the country ...

  23. RIAA File New Lawsuits Against File Traders

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Brought against 750 individuals. RIAA-member labels filed a new round of copyright infringement lawsuits today (Feb. 28) against 750 individuals for distributing copyrighted music over peer-to-peer services without permission. The "John Doe&q ...

  24. Koch Canada To Donate To J Dilla Fund

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop producer died Feb. 10. Koch Entertainment Canada will donate $1.00 Canadian (86 cents U.S.) from the sale of each copy of J Dilla's "Donuts" CD sold in Canada to a fund set up for Dilla's mother Maureen Yancey in order ...

  25. Hip-Hop Producer/Rapper J Dilla Passes Away

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST His "Donuts" album was released last week. Hip-hop producer/rapper J Dilla passed away today (Feb. 10) of an unspecified ailment in Los Angeles. J Dilla (born James Yancy) was a founding member of Slum Village, and formed the group Jayli ...

  26. RIAA Files New Round Of Lawsuits

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST targeted for illegally distributed copyrighted music. RIAA-member record companies filed a new round of "John Doe" copyright infringement lawsuits today (Jan. 31) against 750 individuals. These suits come less than a month after the ...

  27. Hill, McGraw Unveil First Soul2Soul Dates

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Trek will begin April 21 in Columbus, Ohio. As tipped here earlier this month, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw will embark on a sequel to their 2000 Soul2Soul tour this spring. The arena trek will begin April 21 in Columbus, Ohio, and is expected to e ...

  28. Soul Legend Wilson Pickett Dies

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett died of a heart attack today (Jan. 19) at a hospital near his Virginia home, according to a spokesperson. He was 64. The artist is survived by his fiancé and four c Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett died of ...

  29. Clear Channel Begins Massive HD2 Rollout

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Radio Thursday (Jan. 19) revealed its 15-months-in-the-making HD2 digital radio multicast programming strategy. The aggressive rollout calls for 25 of the company's stations in five mar Clear Channel Radio Thursday (Jan. 19) rev ...

  30. Greater Media, Emmis Unveil HD2 Strategies

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Markets include N.Y, L.A., Chicago, Philly, more. Greater Media, a founding member of the HD Digital Radio Alliance, has announced the details of its digital multicast channels for the Boston and Philadelphia markets. The eight new channels are mo ...

  31. Fintage Completes 8 Mile Deal

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fintage Music has struck a sub-publishing deal with 8 Mile Style covering a collection of songs written by the Detroit-based firm's hitmaking songwriters Eminem, Luis Resto and Steve King. Fintage Music has struck a sub-publishing deal with 8 ...

  32. Fintage Completes 8 Mile Deal

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fintage Music has struck a sub-publishing deal with 8 Mile Style covering a collection of songs written by the Detroit-based firm's hitmaking songwriters Eminem, Luis Resto and Steve King. Fintage Music has struck a sub-publishing deal with 8 ...

  33. Fintage Completes 8 Mile Deal

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fintage Music has struck a sub-publishing deal with 8 Mile Style covering a collection of songs written by the Detroit-based firm's hitmaking songwriters Eminem, Luis Resto and Steve King. Fintage Music has struck a sub-publishing deal with 8 ...

  34. Obie Trice Shot On Detroit Freeway

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rapper Obie Trice was shot early Saturday (Dec. 31) while driving on a freeway, police said. Rapper Obie Trice was shot early Saturday (Dec. 31) while driving on a freeway, police said. Trice, a Detroit native and protege of Eminem, was on the Lod ...

  35. Fall Out Boy Plans First Headlining Tour

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST trek will hit about 40 markets. Fall Out Boy will be embarking on its first headlining arena tour next year. According to their label Island Def Jam, the group will tour with All American Rejects, Hawthorne Heights, From First to Last and an ...

  36. Rolling Stones To Perform At Super Bowl

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST NFL finale to take palce Feb. 5 at Detroit's Ford Field. The Rolling Stones' "A Bigger Bang" world tour just got a bit bigger. The legendary rock group is confirmed to perform during halftime at the 40th anniversary of the NFL ...

  37. Judge Issues Injunction To Block Mich. Videogame Law

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction Nov. 9 stopping a Michigan law that bars retailers from selling or renting violent videogames to minors from going into effect until a lawsuit filed by DETROIT (AP) -- A federal judge issued a prelim ...

  38. New VP/GM Named For Detroit Arenas

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Padgett assumes role at Joe Louis, Cobo.. Tim Padgett has been named VP/GM of Joe Louis Arena and Cobo Arena in Detroit, effective immediately. Prior to assuming his current position, Padgett was VP of park operations at Comerica Park for Major Le ...

  39. VOD Targets Hip Hop

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST The first video-on-demand channel targeting hip-hop fans--the DoD channel--will debut this Friday (Nov. 11) on Comcast Digital Cable. DoD, which is a subsidiary of the Simmons Lathan Media Group, will The first video-on-demand channel targeting hi ...

  40. Howard Stern's Replacements Revealed

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Infinity Broadcasting has announced its strategy to replace Howard Stern. Along with a rollout of Free FM stations, David Lee Roth and Adam Carolla will go on the air. The long wait for Howard Stern's replacement on 27 stations owned by Infin ...

  41. Country Cares To Benefit Habitat For Humanity

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 28. Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood will perform a holiday show at the Palace at Auburn Hills (Mich.) on Dec. 8 to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The Country Cares concert is presented by Detroit co ...

  42. Clear Channel Layoffs Begin

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the axe has been falling this week at Clear Channel Entertainment as the company preps for an upcoming spinoff from parent company Clear Channel Communications (Billboard.biz, Oct. 14). M As expected, the axe has been falling this wee ...

  43. Badfinger Drummer Michael Gibbins Dies

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT He was 56. Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins died yesterday (Oct. 4) in his sleep at his home in Florida at the age of 56. A cause of death was not made public. Funeral and visitation details can be found on Gibbins' official Web site . Origi ...

  44. Urban Hits The Road, Theaters

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Thirty-nine-date tour runs through Dec. Keith Urban will launch his fall Alive In '05 tour today (Sept. 9) in Boise, Idaho. The 39-date tour runs through Dec. 17 with stops in Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix and elsewhere. Op ...

  45. Jazz Bassist Al McKibbon Dies At 86

    August 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Performed with greats of bebop era. Al McKibbon, a bassist who brought a masterly fusion of jazz and Latin music to the George Shearing quintet and other groups in the 1940s and '50s, has died. He was 86. One of the last great string bass pla ...

  46. Eli "Lucky" Thompson Dies At 81

    August 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jazz tenor saxophonist played with bop era greats. Eli "Lucky" Thompson, a jazz tenor saxophonist known for his voluptuous tone and command of the instrument and his work with the greats of the bop era, died July 30 of dementia at an ass ...

  47. Fintage Recruits Lampcov As Exec VP

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran executive and record producer Bruce Lampcov has joined financial services firm Fintage Music as executive VP. Based in London, Lampcov will co-ordinate the company's marketing efforts in the f Veteran executive and record producer Bru ...

  48. Fintage Recruits Lampcov As Exec VP

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran executive and record producer Bruce Lampcov has joined financial services firm Fintage Music as executive VP. Based in London, Lampcov will co-ordinate the company's marketing efforts in the f Veteran executive and record producer Bru ...

  49. Judge Dismisses Defamation Suit Against Moore

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge has dismissed a $20 million defamation lawsuit filed against filmmaker Michael Moore by the brother of Oklahoma-bombing conspirator Terry Nichols. DETROIT (Reuters) -- A federal judge has dismissed a $20 million defamation lawsuit ...

  50. White Stripes Expand Fall Tour

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New run starts Sept. 8 in Milwaukee. The White Stripes have set out plans for a second leg of their fall North American tour, which will begin Aug. 6 in George, Wash. The new run of dates gets underway Sept. 8 in Milwaukee and will close with an O ...

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