1. This Day in Music

    February 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for his 1977 song "Take This Job and Shove It," dies in a Nashville nursing home of emphysema and diabetes, among other problems. He is 64. 2003 - Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known ...

  2. Newman Battling 'Dreamgirls' For Oscar Glory

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Randy Newman has heard the conventional wisdom about the best original song competition in this year's Academy Awards; with three of the category's five nominations, "Dreamgirls" will split the vote, Randy Newman has heard the co ...

  3. KCRW Collects 'Covers' For Starbucks Release

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Starbucks is getting "eclectic" in a collaboration with California radio station KCRW for "Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project." Starbucks is getting "eclectic" in a collaboration with California radio station KCRW for ...

  4. Mitchell, Ferland Inducted Into Canadian Hall of Fame

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian singer/songwriters Joni Mitchell and Jean-Pierre Ferland were inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame last night (Jan. 28) at Toronto's John Bassett Theatre. Revered Montreal-born Quebec legend Ferland was recognized in p ...

  5. Saxophonist Michael Brecker Dies After Leukemia Fight

    January 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Brecker, a versatile and influential tenor saxophonist who won 11 Grammys over a career that spanned more than three decades, died Saturday. He was 57. Brecker died in a hospital in New York o Michael Brecker, a versatile and influential ten ...

  6. Bjork, Prince Lead Joni Mitchell Tribute Disc

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bjork, Prince, James Taylor and Elvis Costello are among the artists who have recorded covers for "A Tribute to Joni Mitchell," due in the spring via Nonesuch. The 12-track set also boasts contributio Bjork, Prince, James Taylor and Elvis ...

  7. 48OnTV

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 27 "Dew Circuit Breakout Challenge," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer, Brandtson. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured art ...

  8. This Day in Music

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>"Coldplay Live 2003," a forthcoming DVD release from Coldplay, receives big screen premieres across the U.S.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Colombian vocalist Juanes add ...

  9. Ask Billboard

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Answers to readers' questions about George Michael, Christmas albums and Pink. GEORGE IN THE U.S.A. Dear Keith, I love your column and eagerly await reading it each and every week. I have a question concerning a favorite artist of mine, George ...

  10. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Los Angeles sheriff's investigators search for Sandra Ann Rosas, the wife of Los Lobos singer-guitarist Cesar Rosas, after finding her van abandoned in La Puente, Calif., and arresting h 2004 - For his enduring influen ...

  11. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1992 - </b>Amy Grant gives birth to a daughter, Sarah Cannon, in Nashville, Tenn. It is the third child for the Grammy-winning singer and her husband, songwriter Gary Chapman.<br clear="none"/><br 2004 - The Vote fo ...

  12. Chesney Rules As King Of Summer Touring

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 s Kenny Chesney is playing live for more peop ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Australian rocker Ted Mulry dies in a Sydney hospital, following a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He is 49.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who exp ...

  15. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>New York's hip-hop community comes out at New York's New Age Cabaret in support of the Black August Hip-Hop Collective. The organization's third-annual benefit concert features appearanc 2004 - For the first ...

  16. Tony Bennett To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Legendary vocalist Tony Bennett has been chosen as the recipient for the 2006 Billboard Century Award, the magazine's highest honor for creative achievement. The award will be presented to Bennett in Legendary vocalist Tony Bennett has been cho ...

  17. Tony On TV

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Columbia Records is celebrating Tony Bennett's 80th birthday with an album release and marketing strategy worthy of the milestone. Columbia Records is celebrating Tony Bennett's 80th birthday with an album release and marketing strategy wo ...

  18. Colvin Stretches Beyond 'Four Walls'

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Shawn Colvin will ring in the "second half" of her life with "These Four Walls," due Sept. 12 via Nonesuch. Shawn Colvin will ring in the "second half" of her life with "These Four Walls," due Sept. 12 via Non ...

  19. Carly Simon Revisits Pop, Lullabies On 'Into White'

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A veteran of interpreting a wide range of material by other artists, Carly Simon will release "Into White," a collection of pop standards and traditional lullabies, Oct. 24 via Columbia. A veteran of interpreting a wide range of material b ...

  20. Stars Help Bennett Celebrate 80th On 'Duets'

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As first reported here in February, some of the biggest names in music have joined Tony Bennett for his 80th birthday celebration album, "Duets -- An American Classic." The 18-track project arrives Se As first reported here in February, so ...

  21. 24OnTV

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for June 12-18, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 12 "Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Lil' J. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s): Gnarls Barkley (also featured: ...

  22. Behind The Wheel Of A Large Automobile

    June 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In addition to a score by Randy Newman, the Walt Disney Records soundtrack for the Disney/Pixar film "Cars" boasts new songs by Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow and James Taylor, who performs the Newman-penn In addition to a score by Randy Newman ...

  23. This Day in Music

    May 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Otis Blackwell, who wrote dozens of hit songs _ including "Don't Be Cruel," "Return To Sender" and "All Shook Up" for Elvis Presley _ dies of a heart attack. He is 70.<br clear="no ...

  24. Paisley, Crow Rev Up 'Cars' Soundtrack

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In addition to a score by Randy Newman, the Walt Disney Records soundtrack for the Disney/Pixar film "Cars" boasts new songs by Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow and James Taylor, who performs the Newman-penn In addition to a score by Randy Newman ...

  25. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1974 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Bennie and the Jets," Elton John. The song is first released as the B-side to "Candle in the Wind," an ode to Marilyn Monroe.<br clear="none"/><br clear=" ...

  26. Sting Sets Rainforest Date, Euro Tour Support

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sting will be joined by recent duet partner Sheryl Crow and James Taylor for the 2006 Rainforest Benefit. Sting will be joined by recent duet partner Sheryl Crow and James Taylor for the 2006 Rainforest Benefit. The event will be held May 19 at New ...

  27. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Canadian music newcomer Chantal Kreviazuk dominates Canada's Juno Awards, which honor the best in Canadian music. She captures the trophy in the best female artist juried category and th 2004 - Blink-182 drummer Travis ...

  28. This Day in Music

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>First ladies of hip-hop Salt-N-Pepa embark on their first North American tour in four years in Indianapolis.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who bec ...

  29. Stars Align For Bennett Birthday Album

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 By 11 a.m. the morning after the Grammy Awards, while other winners were undoubtedly still sleeping off the night before, Tony Bennett was doing what he does best: singing. By 11 a.m. the morning after the Grammy Awards, while other winners were und ...

  30. This Day in Music

    February 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Robert Smith of the Cure does battle with the forces of musical evil as embodied by a monstrous Barbra Streisand on the animated television show South Park.<br clear="none"/><br clear="n 2003 - Count ...

  31. Q&A: James Taylor

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For more than 35 years, James Taylor has been making music that touches people to their core. With modern-day standards like "Fire and Rain," "Carolina in My Mind" and "Shower the People," Taylor has For more than 35 ye ...

  32. Stars Salute James Taylor In L.A.

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 From Bruce Springsteen's mournful harmonica on "Millworker" to Sting's acoustic guitar on "Close Your Eyes," a generation of singer-songwriters influenced by James Taylor paid tribute to him last nigh From Bruce Springs ...

  33. James Taylor Writing Material For New Album

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter James Taylor has begun work on his first studio album since 2002's "October Road," his final release for longtime label Columbia. Singer/songwriter James Taylor has begun work on his first studio album since 2002 ...

  34. McCartney, Clarkson, Ciara Join Grammy Lineup

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The performance lineup for the 48th annual Grammy Awards continues to swell. Following yesterday's (Feb. 1) confirmation of a show-opening Madonna/Gorillaz pairing, the Recording Academy has added Pau The performance lineup for the 48th annual ...

  35. Superstars Sign On For Taylor Tribute

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen, the Dixie Chicks and Sting are among the high-profile acts confirmed to perform as part of the 2006 MusiCares Person of the Year dinner honoring James Taylor. Bruce Springsteen, the Dixie Chicks and Sting are among the high-profil ...

  36. Marsalis, City Workers To Drop Ball in NYC

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Workers from city agencies that joined in the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, along with New Orleans jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, will serve as the guests of honor at the annual New Year's Eve ba Workers from city agencies that joined in t ...

  37. Chart Beat

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Behind chart stats relating to "Up on the Housetop," American Idols, deSol, Madonna and Maria Carey. HOME RUN FOR ‘HOUSETOP': As predicted here last week, there is a new No. 1 song on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. Kimberley ...

  38. Petty To Receive Century Award From Armstrong

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Tom Petty will receive the Century Award from Green Day vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong at next week's 2005 Billboard Music Awards. The inaugural Century Award was presented by Petty to George Tom Petty will receive the Century Award fr ...

  39. This Day in Music

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Music retailers around the U.S. are flooded with a monster shipment of high-profile releases. Among the most anticipated are Alanis Morissette's sophomore set "Supposed Former Infatuatio 2003 - "Coldplay Live ...

  40. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Los Angeles sheriff's investigators search for Sandra Ann Rosas, the wife of Los Lobos singer-guitarist Cesar Rosas, after finding her van abandoned in La Puente, Calif., and arresting h 2004 - For his enduring influen ...

  41. Billboard Bits: James Taylor, Derek Trucks, Peter Buck

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on James Taylor, Derek Trucks, Peter Buck James Taylor will be honored Feb. 6 as the MusiCares person of the year at a gala dinner in Los Angeles two nights prior to the 48th annual Grammy Awards. The event will feature a tribute concert and si ...

  42. Jazz Artists Pitch In For Hurricane Relief

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Nov. 22 Blue Note release "Higher Ground" will feature highlights from Jazz at Lincoln Center's Hurricane Katrina benefit concert. The Nov. 22 Blue Note release "Higher Ground" will feature highlights from Jazz at Lincol ...

  43. U.K. Indie Labels Target China

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The British government is repeating its support for a trade mission to China by the country's independent labels following last year's successful inaugural initiative. The British government is repeating its support for a trade mission t ...

  44. Tom Petty To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Petty presented the inaugural Billboard Century Award in 1992 to George Harrison. Now it is Petty's turn to receive the honor. Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement, it will be presen Tom Petty presented the inaugural Bill ...

  45. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1992 - </b>Amy Grant gives birth to a daughter, Sarah Cannon, in Nashville, Tenn. It is the third child for the Grammy-winning singer and her husband, songwriter Gary Chapman.<br clear="none"/><br 2004 - The Vote fo ...

  46. Martha Getting Back Into Music With Holiday Set

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a newly created partnership with Sony BMG, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) is returning to music. With a newly created partnership with Sony BMG, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) is returning to music. Plans are for the uber-homema ...

  47. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Van Morrison becomes the first inductee to the Hot Press Irish Music Hall of Fame (IMHF) at a ceremony in Dublin.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Panamanian Singer/songwriter and a ...

  48. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>New York's hip-hop community comes out at New York's New Age Cabaret in support of the Black August Hip-Hop Collective. The organization's third-annual benefit concert features appearanc 2004 - For the first ...

  49. Sharp's New Tack

    August 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Kevin Sharp came out of the gate swinging. His debut album on 143/Asylum Records, released in 1996, went gold. The first three of his six charting singles went top 5, including "Nobody Knows," ...

  50. Crow Runs 'Wild' On New Album

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sheryl Crow has named her new album "Wildflower" after a track on the album inspired by her boyfriend, championship cyclist Lance Armstrong. Sheryl Crow has named her new album "Wildflower" after a track on the album inspired by ...

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