Genesis set to reunite with European tour

LONDON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The British rock group Genesis is set to tour together for the first time in 15 years when the band launches its European tour in Finland next summer.

Roman Coliseum to host Genesis reunion

ROME, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The upcoming Genesis reunion tour that begins in London next week has added a concert date at Rome's famed Coliseum to its schedule. The solo Italian date for the reformed British band, sans singer Peter Gabriel, is scheduled for July 2007 and rumors that

Muse, Allen top Digital Music Awards

LONDON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- At the Digital Music Awards ceremony in London, singer Lily Allen took top pop honors and the band Muse was named the best in rock.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2006 with 321 to follow.
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Veteran producer thrilled by Grammy nod

NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Music business veteran Steve Lillywhite is "on cloud nine" after receiving a Grammy Award nomination for Producer of the Year.

Phil Collins is open to Genesis reunion

LONDON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- British rocker Phil Collins says if his old bandmates in Genesis decide to reunite, "I'll be there."

PBS documentary looks at protest songs

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A host of modern musical activists have lined up to appear in a PBS documentary about the history of protest music. "Get Up, Stand Up" -- named for a Bob Marley song -- will air Sept. 28 and feature Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, Mic

Live 8 adds concert for black artists

LONDON, June 16 (UPI) -- Bob Geldof's attempt to silence critics by adding a concert in Cornwall featuring African artists to the British Live 8 lineup appears to have backfired.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2005 with 321 to follow.
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Tracks are recorded for Band Aid single

LONDON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Will Young, Busted, Joss Stone and Jamelia were laying down tracks in London Sunday for the Band Aid single "Do They Know it's Christmas?"

Will Smith meets Nelson Mandela

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Will Smith met South Africa's Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg and agreed to be an ambassador for the 86-year-old leader's AIDS campaign.

Analysis: Rocking the battleground states

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Linda Ronstadt may have lost a singing gig for blending political expression with her music, but more than 20 top musical artists -- including Dave Matthews Ban
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Apple music store a smash in Europe

CUPERTINO, Calif., June 24 (UPI) -- Music fans in Britain, France and Germany downloaded more than 800,000 songs from Apple's iTunes Music Store in the first week of its launch, Apple said.

McCartney raps Iraq war

LISBON, Portugal, May 28 (UPI) -- Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney, speaking in Portugal, said Britain acted hastily with the United States in going into Iraq, making the situation difficult.

'Night for India' planned at UCLA

LOS ANGELES, April 26 (UPI) -- An event featuring stars from Bollywood and Hollywood is being planned in California to raise money for various organizations that offer aid to India.

Foo Fighters to headline Rock in Rio event

LISBON, Portugal, April 12 (UPI) -- The Foo Fighters will replace Guns N' Roses as the headliners of Portugal's Rock in Rio music festival, Billboard.com reported Monday.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2004 with 322 to follow.
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Stars come out for SAfrica AIDS relief

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- International stars including Bono and Beyonce Knowles performed in Cape Town, South Africa, Saturday in a five-hour concert for AIDS relief.

AIDS webcast to be biggest ever

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Nelson Mandela's Aids Day Concert Saturday will be the world's biggest charity event ever on the Internet, the BBC reported.

Phil Collins surprised by film success

After more than three decades of working as a "drummer that sings a bit," pop superstar Phil Collins is as surprised as anyone to find himself writing musicals

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include singer Maxine Sullivan, born in 1911; Ritchie Valens, who was born in 1941; Mary Wells in 1943; J. Geils Band harmonica player Magic Dick, aka Richard Salwitz, in 1945 (age 58); Pete "Overend" Watts, bassist with Mott the Hoople,
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Today in Music:

Today's birthdays include bandleader Gordon Jenkins and jazz trombonist Jack Jenney in 1910; Burt Bacharach, who was born in 1928 (age 75); Ian Dury and Billy Swan, both in 1942 (age 61); David Walker, keyboardist with Gary Lewis and the Playboys, in 1943
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 10-16.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for April 12-18.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for March 29-April 4.
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