1. Pharrell Williams Is Collaborating With Al Gore… On Live Earth's Return

    January 21, 2015 5:45 PM EST The June 18 concerts will take place across all seven continents, though artists have not yet been announced. Live Earth is returning June 18, 2015, with over 100 artists playing across seven continents to raise environmental awareness. Pharrell W ...

  2. Ex-Soda Stereo Drummer Charly Alberti's R21 Foundation Partners with NRDC on U.S. Environmental Education

    November 28, 2014 10:47 AM EST The Argentine drummer's R21 Foundation has partnered with the Natural Resources Defense Council to support environmental education for Spanish-speaking youth. Charly Alberti ’s R21 Foundation uses the former Soda Stereo drummer’s rock star ap ...

  3. Irving Azoff's Exit: The Invisible Hand of John Malone

    December 31, 2012 9:57 PM EST The exit of veteran music manager Irving Azoff as executive chairman at Live Nation comes two months after another media veteran, Mel Karmazin, stepped down as chairman and CEO of SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The person they have in common? Veteran m ...

  4. Top 5 Lollapalooza 'WTF?!' Moments

    August 01, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 More than two decades into Lollapalooza's history, and there's no shortage of eyebrow-raising moments. Perry Farrell's formally touring, now Chicago-based fest started as alt-rock's time to shine -- a fact cemented by Rage Agains ...

  5. Francis W. Preston, 1928-2012

    June 14, 2012 7:30 PM EDT Former BMI ­president/CEO Frances Williams Preston, often referred to as "the best friend a songwriter ever had," died of congestive heart failure on June 13 at her home in Nashville. The tireless executive, whose early career duties inc ...

  6. Jason Mraz Is Focusing on Green Issues With New Album

    April 14, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 How do you follow up the longest-running Billboard Hot 100 hit ever? For Jason Mraz , the answer is try and save the world. After "I'm Yours" lit up the Hot 100 with its easygoing ukulele licks and unapologetic optimism for a record 7 ...

  7. SXSWi: Can There Be Too Much Technology?

    March 14, 2012 7:19 AM EDT AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- At South By Southwest's 2012 interactive conference, there was, as usual, no shortage of eagerness for new developments and excitement for gadgetry. What's the future of online scrapbook Pinterest? Will the location ...

  8. SXSWi Panel Explores The Future of High Quality Audio, 4K Televisions

    March 13, 2012 10:46 AM EDT While some SXSW attendees were choosing between happy hour or Sean Parker's interview of Al Gore ("If you like platitudes, then it was great," the Los Angeles Times' Jon Healey said afterward), some fortunate people were gettin ...

  9. Sean Parker, Al Gore Deliver SXSWi Talk On Power of Tech and Democracy -- Online and Off

    March 13, 2012 9:06 AM EDT Sean Parker and Al Gore took the stage at the SXSWi keynote speech to express one main point: "Democracy no longer works to serves the best interests of the people in this country," Gore said. The two believe that the people have the pow ...

  10. Steve Jobs Remembered at Memorial Service for Apple Employees

    October 19, 2011 8:53 PM EDT Coldplay and Norah Jones performed Wednesday at a Steve Jobs memorial that drew tens of thousands of Apple employees, the Wall Street Journal reported . Apple CEO Tim Cook, who over from Jobs in August, spoke at the outdoor service, held at the co ...

  11. Apple's Steve Jobs Dead At 56

    October 05, 2011 7:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder who used digital technology to resurrect animated feature films, reshape the music industry and shake up film and television distribution models, died Wednesday. He was 56. Jobs, a computer genius who, with fellow co ...

  12. Bono, The Edge Rock Toronto Film Fest With U2 Doc

    September 09, 2011 9:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 U2 singer Bono, guitarist The Edge and their band mates have let their guard down for a revealing documentary about their creative development and a pivotal career shift 20 years ago. "From the Sky Down" opened the Toronto International Fi ...

  13. Charlie Sheen Redeems Self in Second New York Show

    April 11, 2011 8:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 After bombing in New York on Friday night, Charlie Sheen returned to Radio City Music Hall on Sunday and received two standing ovations. "The show is entirely different from Friday night," TMZ wrote in its play-by-play of Sheen's sixt ...

  14. Billboard Bits: Bieber Director Drops Out, Joe Perry Slams Steven Tyler

    August 04, 2010 7:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Bieber Biopic Director Drops Out Davis Guggenheim has reportedly backed out of directing Justin Bieber's upcoming 3D biopic. According to Deadline, the filmmaker -- ...

  15. May 1, 2009

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – 1,581 guitarists break a Guinness World Record when they simultaneously play Jimi Hendrix’s “Hey Joe” in the town square of Wrocław, Poland. 2006 – Rapper Big Hawk (born John Edward Hawkins) of Screwed Up Click dies of gunshot wounds in Houst ...

  16. Maroon 5, John Legend Highlight D.C. Green Ball

    January 15, 2009 2:17 PM EST 0 0 0 The Green Ball, one of many high-profile gatherings as part of the inauguration of Barack Obama next week in Washington, is a hot ticket, with Maroon 5, will.i.am, Melissa Etheridge, John Legend and Michael Franti on the bill. Live Earth founder Kev ...

  17. Green Ball Sells Out In 12 Minutes

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Green Ball, one of many high-profile gatherings as part of the inauguration of Barack Obama next week in Washington, is a hot ticket, with Maroon 5, Will I. Am, Melissa Etheridge, John Legend and Michael Franti on the bill. Live Earth founder ...

  18. MSG Entertainment Announces Second Speaker Series

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Former U.S. VP Al Gore, former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, former Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove and many others political figures will appear in various cities as part of MSG Entertainment's second annual Speaker Series: The Minds Tha ...

  19. Live Earth India Canceled After Terror Attacks

    December 01, 2008 11:24 AM EST 0 0 0 The Live Earth India concert, scheduled to be held in Mumbai on Sunday (Dec. 7), has been called off after terror attacks in India's financial capital killed nearly 200 people. Jon Bon Jovi, Roger Waters and Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan wer ...

  20. Live Earth Returns In India

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will join Bollywood stars for a one-off Live Earth concert in Mumbai, India, on Dec. 7. Live Earth India will take place at the 20,000-capacity Andheri Sports Complex. Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan is also on the bill. The event will be ...

  21. Madonna Starts 'Sticky And Sweet' Tour In Wales

    August 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Even at 50, the queen of pop just can't stop courting controversy. As Madonna kicked off her international "Sticky and Sweet" tour Saturday night in Cardiff, Wales, she took a none-too subtle swipe at Even at 50, the queen of pop just ...

  22. This Day in Music

    August 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic, dies at his home in Athens from complications related to pancreatic cancer. He is 40. 2002 - Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgi ...

  23. Billboard Q&A: Live Earth Executive Producer Kevin Wall

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Last summer's global Live Earth megaconcerts were precedent-setting on many fronts, from the clarity of the cause and the mammoth logistical challenges faced, to the ambitiously green staging of the shows and the multiplatform mass-messaging. ...

  24. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett dies of a heart attack at a Reston, Va., hospital near his home. He is 64. Born in Pratville, Ala., Pickett moved to Detroit as a teen and joined the Falcons, 2006 - Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett dies o ...

  25. Dylan Misses Prince Of Asturias Award Ceremony

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan was absent from Friday evening's Prince of Asturias award ceremony in Spain, when the heir to the Spanish throne, Prince Felipe, presented the coveted International Cooperation award to Al Gore, and the Sports award to former Formul ...

  26. Live Earth Heading To CD/DVD In November

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 July's worldwide Live Earth concerts will be encapsulated as a 1-CD/2-DVD package due Nov. 20 via Warner Bros. July's worldwide Live Earth concerts will be encapsulated as a 1-CD/2-DVD package due Nov. 20 via Warner Bros. "Live Earth: ...

  27. House Debates Hip-Hop Lyrics At D.C. Hearing

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lawmakers, music industry executives and rappers disagreed today (Sept. 25) in Washington, D.C., over who was to blame for sexist and degrading language in hip-hop music but united in opposing governm Lawmakers, music industry executives and rappers ...

  28. This Day in Music

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic, dies at his home in Athens from complications related to pancreatic cancer. He is 40. 2002 - Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgi ...

  29. Etheridge Sending A 'Message' On New Album

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Melissa Etheridge's first album in more than three years will arrive in the fall. Due Sept. 25 via Island, "The Awakening" is led by the single Message to Myself," which goes to U.S. radio outlets on Melissa Etheridge's firs ...

  30. The Police, West, Mayer Close Out Live Earth New York

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Police got a little help from rapper Kanye West and guitarist John Mayer for their show-closing set at the New York-area edition of Live Earth tonight (July 7), with those guests joining the reuni The Police got a little help from rapper Kanye W ...

  31. Crowded House Stars As Live Earth Begins In Sydney

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The first of the Live Earth climate change concerts in Sydney began today (July 7) with an emotional welcome by a traditional Aboriginal troupe painted in white and waving eucalyptus leaves, and ended The first of the Live Earth climate change conce ...

  32. Live Earth London Wraps With Madonna Spectacular

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Live Earth London has drawn to a close with a spectacular headline set from Madonna. The queen of pop, an adopted Londoner, turned each song into a show-stopper in a vintage performance. She was backe Live Earth London has drawn to a close with a sp ...

  33. The Police, West, Mayer Close Out Live Earth New York

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police got a little help from rapper Kanye West and guitarist John Mayer for their show-closing set at the New York-area edition of Live Earth tonight, with those guests joining the reunited rock trio for "Message in a Bottle" to wra ...

  34. Live Earth London Wraps With Madonna Spectacular

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Earth London has drawn to a close with a spectacular headline set from Madonna. The queen of pop, an adopted Londoner, turned each song into a show-stopper in a vintage performance. She was backed by a choir for "Hey You" (written e ...

  35. Brooks, Yearwood Playing New Live Earth Event

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A ninth Live Earth concert was added today (July 6) to the global series of shows highlighting climate change. Country couple Garth Brooks and Tricia Yearwood will headline a show tomorrow in Washingt A ninth Live Earth concert was added today (July ...

  36. Live Earth Goes D.C.

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Initially rebuffed by Washington, former Vice President Al Gore's Live Earth concerts found a last-minute home in the U.S. capital on Friday after Native Americans offered their museum for the worldwide event. A few blocks from the U.S. Capit ...

  37. Judge Cancels Rio Live Earth Concert

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A judge has canceled a Live Earth concert planned for Saturday in Rio because police said they did not have enough officers to guarantee crowd safety. Organizers of the free show on Rio's Copacabana Beach said Wednesday they were trying to ov ...

  38. From Hippie To Hip

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Al Gore was ahead of his time. The presidential hopeful was discussing environmental issues for 20 some years-long before his documentary on global warming, "An Inconvenient Truth," picked up a couple of Academy Awards and long before Wa ...

  39. Crowded House, Jack Johnson Lead Aussie Live Earth

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The lineup for the Australian leg of the July 7 Live Earth concerts will feature the reformed Crowded House, Wolfmother, Missy Higgins and Jack Johnson at Sydney's Aussie Stadium, organizers revealed The lineup for the Australian leg of the Jul ...

  40. Melissa Etheridge Eyeing Fall For New Album

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Melissa Etheridge is eyeing a fourth-quarter release for her next Island album, her first in three years. The set began taking shape around the time Etheridge won the best original song Oscar in Febru Melissa Etheridge is eyeing a fourth-quarter rel ...

  41. Lineups Taking Shape For Live Earth Concerts

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Some of the biggest acts in music are confirmed for the New York area and London installments of the Live Earth concerts, happening worldwide on July 7. The Police, Smashing Pumpkins, Roger Waters, Da Some of the biggest acts in music are confirmed ...

  42. Billboard Bits: Foo Fighters, Pepsi, Z100 Zootopia

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Foo Fighters have re-signed with RCA Records, for which they've recorded since 1999's "There Is Nothing Left To Lose." The group is about to hit the studio with producer Gil Norton, who was previo The Foo Fighters have re-sig ...

  43. Ex-'Idol' Hudson Wins Best Supporting Actress

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Former "American Idol" contestant Jennifer Hudson won the best supporting actress Oscar last night (Feb. 25) for her role in the hit film "Dreamgirls." Hudson, who had never acted before, thanked her Former "American Idol&qu ...

  44. Top Acts Sign On For 'Live Earth' Benefit Concerts

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ex-Vice President Al Gore and a host of celebrities gathered today (Feb 15) in Los Angeles to reveal plans for Live Earth -- the Concert for a Climate in Crisis, a series of seven concerts set to take Ex-Vice President Al Gore and a host of celebrit ...

  45. 'Live Earth' Global Concert Plans Revealed

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Former United States vice president Al Gore and a host of celebrities gathered today (Feb. 15) in Los Angeles to reveal plans for "Live Earth -- The Concert For A Climate In Crisis," a series of seven concerts set to take place across th ...

  46. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett dies of a heart attack at a Reston, Va., hospital near his home. He is 64. Born in Pratville, Ala., Pickett moved to Detroit as a teen and joined the Falcons, 2006 - Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett dies o ...

  47. EMI Music Pub, Current TV Ink Deal

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Network will have access to publisher's songs. EMI Music Publishing has struck a deal with Current TV, the cable and satellite network founded by former vice president Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, to integrate EMI's repertoire with the networ ...

  48. This Day in Music

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>It is announced that Oasis founding member Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs has decided to leave the band. Less than three weeks later, Paul McGuigan, the Oasis bassist known as "Guigsy," hands i 2002 - Guitarist ...

  49. In your ideal world, how would you ALWAYS get your music? CDs, mobile, online?

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Remember the angry youth of the ‘80s, sporting hairspraied-doos, who fought hard for their beloved channel by screaming, “I want my MTV”? Well, their kids, including myself, now want our mp3s. Remember the angry youth of the ‘80s, sporting hairsprai ...

  50. 25OnTV

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for June 19-25, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 19 "Imus in the Morning," MSNBC Featured artist(s): Dwight Yoakam. "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Corinne Bailey Rae (also scheduled: Nicole Richie). & ...

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