1. This Day in Music

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose is arrested in after allegedly biting a security guard in the leg outside his hotel. 2006 - Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose is arrested in after allegedly biting a security guard in the leg outside hi ...

  2. Neil Diamond Signs With Irving Azoff

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond has signed with Irving Azoff for management. Sources tell Billboard.biz that Diamond is currently in the studio recording his next album with producer Rick Rubin, who collaborated on Diamond's 2005 offering "12 Songs" ( ...

  3. This Day in Music

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The Twist," dies in L.A. of throat cancer. His age is variously reported as 66 and 75. 2003 - Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The Twist,& ...

  4. Irish Promoter Aiken Dies

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST One of Ireland's leading concert promoters Jim Aiken died Tuesday after a short illness. He was 74. A popular man in a sector not known for its chivalry, the Belfast music impresario acquired the nickname "Gentleman Jim" from his co ...

  5. Veteran Tour Producer Bonafede Dies

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music industry veteran Sal Bonafede passed away late Wednesday (Feb. 14) night at his home in Los Angeles. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne, sons Jeff and Chris, and his four grandchildren. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Bonafede wo ...

  6. Goo Goo Dolls Ready QVC Debut

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Taking a cue from Carly Simon, Elton John, Barry Manilow, Chaka Khan, Neil Diamond and Alabama, the Goo Goo Dolls make their QVC debut tonight (Feb. 6). The trio will promote and sell its "Let Love In" DVD and CD set on the eve of the tw ...

  7. Sources: Rick Rubin Headed To Columbia

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Columbia Records is in talks with producer Rick Rubin to take the role of co-chairman of the label, sources confirm. Columbia Records is in talks with producer Rick Rubin to take the role of co-chairman of the label, sources confirm. Rubin, nominate ...

  8. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Lavigne wins for favorite female artist and breakthrough artist, as well as the style awar 2003 - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops t ...

  9. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Young Jeezy makes himself heard amid Def Jam's crowded November/December release schedule, Fantasia roars back with her second solo album and Tyrese indulges two sides of his musical personality in th A new edition of Neil Diamond's acclai ...

  10. Diamond Re-Teaming With Rick Rubin For New Album

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Neil Diamond and Rick Rubin have begun working on the follow-up to the former's acclaimed 2005 album "12 Songs." While an album of covers or another album of originals have both been discussed, Rubin After he recovered from a bout of ...

  11. This Day in Music

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Producer Phil Spector pleads not guilty in the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson. Spector is formally charged with one count of murder by the Los Angeles County District Attorney.< 2005 - Madonna adds a ninth U.K. ...

  12. Diamond Offers Up Demos For '12 Songs' Reissue

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Neil Diamond's 2005 album "12 Songs," which garnered some of the loftiest praise of his career, will be reissued as a double-disc set Dec. 12 via Columbia. Neil Diamond's 2005 album "12 Songs," which garnered some of th ...

  13. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Barbra Streisand releases her 60th album on Columbia Records. The set finds the chanteuse covering 12 songs made popular in movies from 1935-1988. "The Movie Album" comprises all-new rec 2005 - Wyclef Jean and Nor ...

  14. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Country group Alabama joins the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hollywood mayor Johnny Grant honors band members Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, Jeff Cook and Mark Herndon during a special ceremony. T 2004 - Maverick broadcaster Howard S ...

  15. ROGER JOSEPH MANNING JR., "The Land of Pure Imagination"

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's hard to believe that a musician of Roger Joseph Manning Jr.'s caliber has taken this long to release a solo album, but as one listens, it begins to make sense. It's hard to believe that a musician of Roger Joseph Manning Jr.' ...

  16. DMB's 'Live Trax' Making Retail Debut With Boston Shows

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time, an installment of Dave Matthews Band's mail order-only Live Trax series will be made available to retail outlets next month. For the first time, an installment of Dave Matthews Band's mail order-only Live Trax series wi ...

  17. Chart Beat

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Keith Urban, Danity Kane, Elton John and more! URBAN HEIGHTS: A blog published in December 2005 suggested that if Keith Urban were to marry Nicole Kidman, his popularity would plunge. Urban and Kidman tied the knot in June and, judgin ...

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses related chart entries, "American Idol" on the radio and Billboard chart eligibility with readers. WILL PARIS MATCH? Hey Fred, With Ashlee and Jessica Simpson songs sandwiched around Paris Hilton's debut single, the Hot ...

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss artists with multiple No. 1s in a single year, Madonna and single-word song titles. Fred and his readers discuss artists with multiple No. 1s in a single year, Madonna and single-word song titles. NO REPEATS Hi Fred, I r ...

  20. Ask Billboard

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Answers to readers' questions about singles, U2, "essential" albums and Snoop remixes. THE SINGLES STRUGGLE Hi Keith, In your June 12 column you noted "CD singles barely exist anymore in the U.S." WHY IS THAT? In particular, ...

  21. This Day in Music

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Jazz composer and arranger Arturo "Chico" O'Farrill dies in New York of natural causes. He is 79.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley unde ...

  22. ON TV

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for March 20-26, 2006. MONDAY, MARCH 20 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Chris Brown (also scheduled: Joy Philbin, Wentworth Miller). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featur ...

  23. Newcomers Rae, Chico Rule U.K. Charts

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 English singer/songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae continued her meteoric emergence in the U.K by debuting at the top of the album chart yesterday (March 5) with her self-titled debut set. English singer/songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae continued her meteori ...

  24. This Day in Music

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Tony McCarroll, the drummer fired by British rock band Oasis, settles his legal action against the group - but for far less than the millions legal experts had predicted. Tony McCarroll, 2003 - Hank Ballard, the R&B sta ...

  25. Madonna, Jack Johnson Take Lead On U.K. Charts

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Madonna's "Sorry" (Warner Bros.) became her second consecutive U.K. No. 1 single from the album "Confessions on a Dance Floor" yesterday, while Jack Johnson's "In Between Dreams" (Brushfire/Island) su Madonna& ...

  26. Music Fans Blast Industry In Poll

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music executives love to blame illegal downloading for their industry's woes. But, based on the results of a new nationwide poll, they might want to look in the mirror. Music executives love to blame illegal downloading for their industry' ...

  27. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Newcomer Nelly Furtado grabs five 2001 Juno Awards nominations for her debut album, "Whoa Nelly!"<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops ...

  28. U2 Tops Billboard's Money Makers Chart

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With $255,022,633.35, U2 reigns supreme on Billboard's inaugural Money Makers chart, which brings together Nielsen Music data and the magazine's Boxscore numbers to create a master top 20 chart of act With $255,022,633.35, U2 reigns suprem ...

  29. U2's Vertigo Leads Year's Top Tours

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 U2's Vertigo tour was the top-grossing trek of 2005, according to year-end figures from Billboard Boxscore that will be published in the Dec. 24 issue of magazine, which hits newsstands Friday (Dec. 1 U2's Vertigo tour was the top-grossing ...

  30. This Day in Music

    November 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Aretha Franklin, Snoop Dogg, and Brian McKnight are among the performers who take part in the third annual "Soul Train" Christmas Starfest at the Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic Auditorium. 2003 - 50 Cent scores three ...

  31. Sony BMG Recalls Copy Protected CDs

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sony BMG is pulling millions of copy-protected CDs from U.S. store shelves in response to a mounting controversy over software contained on the discs that behaves like spyware. Sony BMG is pulling millions of copy-protected CDs from U.S. store shelv ...

  32. Chart Beat

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Neil Diamond's '12 Songs' ranks among his best, Kate Bush, Annie Lennox and Cyndi Lauper return and Chris Brown ascends to No. 1. ON THE CHART WITH DIAMOND: Neil Diamond's "12 Songs" (Columbia) is instantly tied for fou ...

  33. 'Road' Returns Chesney To No. 1

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For the second time in 2005, a Kenny Chesney album is on top of The Billboard 200. His BNA Records set ,"The Road and the Radio," debuts at No. 1 with first week sales of 470,000 copies in the United For the second time in 2005, a Kenny Ch ...

  34. A Polished Diamond

    November 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Neil Diamond unveils some of the most stripped-down, heartfelt material of his storied career on "12 Songs," due this week via Columbia. The project was produced by Rick Rubin, who encouraged Diamond Neil Diamond unveils some of the most s ...

  35. The Week In New Album Releases

    November 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing a stripped-down affair from veteran performer Neil Diamond, the first album in 12 years from Kate Bush, the second album of the year from Kenny Chesney, the "Live 8" DVDs and more. The soundtrack to the 50 Cent biopic "Get ...

  36. Diamond To Blend New Songs Into Tour

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With his new Rick Rubin-produced album, "12 Songs," due to hit stores Nov. 8 via Columbia, Neil Diamond plans to begin incorporating some of the material into his concert set lists. The artist will re With his new Rick Rubin-produced album ...

  37. Diamond Strips Down, Gets Personal On '12 Songs'

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond unveils some of the most stripped-down, heartfelt material of his storied career on "12 Songs," due Nov. 8 via Columbia. As previously reported, the project was produced by Rick Rubin, wh Neil Diamond unveils some of the most ...

  38. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Celine Dion releases "Une Fille Et 4 Types, her first French-language album in five years.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Ludacris, Public Enemy and Mase are among the acts t ...

  39. U2 Leads Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 U2's mammoth Vertigo tour is a finalist in four categories for the Billboard Touring Awards, the most of any outing this year. Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney and Dave Matthews Band are also among those v U2's mammoth Vertigo tour is a finalis ...

  40. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Country group Alabama joins the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hollywood mayor Johnny Grant honors band members Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, Jeff Cook and Mark Herndon during a special ceremony. T 2004 - Maverick broadcaster Howard S ...

  41. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses the Rolling Stones, digital single sales, rock music and more with readers. MORE BUCK FOR THE 'BANG' Fred, I enjoy your column, and I'm a huge Stones fan, but I think the emphasis was a little off in your commen ...

  42. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Mariah Carey, Madonna, chart records and more with readers. CRAZY FOR THE MATERIAL GIRL Hi Fred, In your "Chart Beat" column, you wrote that Mariah Carey was one of only six acts on The Billboard Hot 100 to occupy th ...

  43. Kozelek's New Album Muse: Modest Mouse

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Equally at home with putting his unique spin on songs by AC/DC, Neil Diamond and John Denver as he is recording his own compositions, Mark Kozelek further indulges his interpretive bent on his next al Equally at home with putting his unique spin on ...

  44. Diamond Names New Album As Tour Heats Up

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond's next studio album will be a self-titled affair, the first for the performer in his 40-year career. As previously reported, "Neil Diamond" will be released Nov. 8 via Columbia and is bei Neil Diamond's next studio a ...

  45. The Beat

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond's highly anticipated new Columbia album, which pairs the singer/songwriter with producer Rick Rubin, has been pushed back to Nov. 8. Read Melinda Newman's column. Neil Diamond's highly anticipated new Columbia album, wh ...

  46. New Neil Diamond Album Pushed To November

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond's highly anticipated new Columbia album, which pairs the singer/songwriter with producer Rick Rubin, has been pushed back to Nov. 8, Billboard has learned. Neil Diamond's highly anticipated new Columbia album, which pairs the ...

  47. This Day in Music

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Timothy White, the influential editor-in-chief of the weekly music publication Billboard since 1991, dies suddenly after an apparent heart attack. He is 50. 2002 - Timothy White, the influential editor-in-chief of the weekl ...

  48. TunesOnTV

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 9-15, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 9 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Neil Diamond (also scheduled: Felicity Huffman). "VH1 All Access: Michael J ...

  49. Dixie Chicks Recording With Rick Rubin

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Dixie Chicks are in Los Angeles recording a new album with producer Rick Rubin. The Dixie Chicks are in Los Angeles recording a new album with producer Rick Rubin. No release date has been pegged for the Open Wide/Columbia set, which will be the ...

  50. Network Morning Shows Compete With Concerts

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The New York-based morning shows of two major broadcast networks will go head to head all summer long with Friday morning concerts. The New York-based morning shows of two major broadcast networks will go head to head all summer long with Friday mor ...

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