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2008-07-31 09:00:55

NEW YORK, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer 2008 is turning into a banner season for pop music icon Billy Joel, who's enjoying a run of high-profile sales and concert success. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060130/LEGACYLOGO ) With the artist making history for his pair of sold-out concerts at New York's Shea Stadium on July 16 and 18, the newly compiled 30th Anniversary Legacy Edition of Billy Joel's "The Stranger" (originally released in September 1977) entered the...

2008-07-25 00:00:31

By Candy Williams Nashville recording artists Diamond Rio and the Chris Higbee Project follow a prestigious list of country music greats who have helped raise money for the Fraternal Order of Police Rhododendron Lodge No. 33, Indiana. Past headliners have included Ronnie Milsap, Shelley Wright, Trace Adkins, Charlie Daniels and the late Eddie Rabbit, according to Mike Strineka, co-chairman of the event and 20-year associate member of the local FOP lodge. He says the country music show...

2008-07-23 09:00:46

LOS ANGELES, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the success of the feature film "Mamma Mia!" which opened in theatres this past weekend, "ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits," the compilation CD released by Swedish pop group ABBA in 1992 has hit #1 on the national catalog chart. The announcement was made today by Bruce Resnikoff, President and Chief Executive Officer, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). The hit songs on "ABBA Gold" were recorded between 1973 - 1981, and the album has long been the...

2008-07-07 18:00:18

SWEDISH pop group Abba will never reform despite the success of the Mamma Mia! stage show and film, according to band member Bjorn Ulvaeus. (c) 2008 Evening Mail; Birmingham (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-07 09:00:38

NEW YORK, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings proudly celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Billy Joel's breakout album The Stranger with the release of two special editions -- a 2 CD Legacy Edition and a Deluxe Limited Edition including 2 CDs plus a bonus DVD -- of the best-selling multi-platinum collection which catapulted Joel into the upper ranks of pop music superstardom. Each of the 30th Anniversary editions of The Stranger will be available online and in stores on Tuesday, July 8,...

2006-08-23 12:05:00

By Belinda Goldsmith TORONTO (Reuters) - A year after the death of U.S. R&B artist Luther Vandross, his mother is using the release of his greatest hits and a new survey to highlight the dangers of diabetes and urge people to get a medical checkup. Vandross, who won eight Grammy awards and sold 25 million albums, died last year aged 54 due to complications of diabetes. He never fully recovered after suffering a stroke two years earlier. His mother, Mary Ida Vandross, 82, said his death...

2006-07-18 18:03:03

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Ska-punk band Sublime's self-titled breakthrough album, released a few months after the drug-related death of frontman Brad Nowell in 1996, will be reissued as a deluxe, double-disc edition August 15. The Universal Music set features what the label describes as Nowell's intended but unused sequence for the original album, which now begins with an unreleased cover of Bob Marley's "Trenchtown Rock." The album also now includes the original mix...

2006-05-16 02:59:19

By Katie Hasty NEW YORK (Billboard) - Alien Ant Farm will return this summer with its first album since a 2003 European bus crash that killed the band's driver and nearly paralyzed lead singer Dryden Mitchell. "Up in the Attic," the band's third major-label effort, will be released July 25 via Universal Music's New Door Records imprint. "We've been through so much, both triumph and defeat," says Mitchell. "But it's been cool that we've kept our fans. I'd do this forever. We're...

2006-05-04 10:51:51

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Guns N' Roses will open two German dates on the Rolling Stones' upcoming tour of Europe, a role they last performed during the Stones' 1989 U.S. trek. According to the Rolling Stones' Web site, the Axl Rose-rose led rock band will warm up the crowd in Nuremburg on July 10 and Leipzig on July 12. The tour is still set to begin on May 27 in Barcelona, despite continued speculation about guitarist Keith Richards' health. He was released from a New Zealand...

2005-11-25 09:02:35

LONDON (Reuters) - Take That are to reform for a tour of Britain -- but Robbie Williams will not be joining his old boy band. The group, the first band since The Beatles to score four consecutive number one singles, sold 25 million records worldwide before breaking up in 1996. Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange and Mark Owen announced at a London news conference on Friday that they are reuniting for an 11-date arena tour starting in April. Interest in the band assembled by...


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