1. Pollard Unveils Solo Tour Dates

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST So far, dates are scattered through late April, but more are expected to be added, including a mid-March appearance at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. As first reported here last month, former Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard will begin Jan. 26 in Athens, Ga., two…

  2. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Garth Brooks says on TNN's "Crook & Chase" show that he plans to keep an "extremely low" profile in 2000 and then will "probably" announce his retirement at the end of the year, hint 2003 - Scottish fiddler Johnny Cunningham…

  3. Depeche Mode / Dec. 3, 2005 / Atlantic City, N.J. (Borgata)

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the Depeche Mode fans that caught the group's show in Atlantic City, N.J., the evening was an experience where the masses fervently worshipped their musical god with dance and hollered prayers. For the Depeche Mode fans that caught the group's show in Atlantic City, N.J., the…

  4. Billboard Bits: Rhino/TBS, Ying Yang Twins, Disney Xmas

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Rhino/TBS, Ying Yang Twins, Disney Xmas Rhino has teamed with cable network TBS for a 16-track compilation of tunes with a light-hearted and/or comedic bent. "TBS Tunes: Fun Tracks Wisecracks" will arrive Jan. 10 and features songs from Devo, Fountains Of Wayne, Ween, They…

  5. Company Marketing Simpson's Name Sued

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST What's in a name? In Jessica Simpson's case, at least $15 million. What's in a name? In Jessica Simpson's case, at least $15 million. A company that markets celebrities' names says it set up the deal that got Jessica Simpson Brand Management LLC $15 million for…

  6. This Day in Music

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Retailers in the U.S. are hit with a wave of superstar releases on what the industry dubs "Super Tuesday." Among the sets released are Garth Brooks' "Garth Brooks: Double Live," Whitney 2003 - Arthur Conley, known for his 1967 hit "Sweet…

  7. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, Buffett, Andrew W.K.

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, Jimmy Buffett, Andrew W.K. Adding local flavor to the staging of the 39th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, New York's Paul Simon and New Jersey's Jon Bon Jovi have been tapped to perform during the Nov. 15 ceremony at Madison Square Garden. The…

  8. OnTV

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 17-23, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 17 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Rod Stewart (also scheduled: Billie Jean King). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Simply Red (also scheduled: Dakota Fanning). "Total…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the group's Web site states, "Limp Bizkit and Wes Borland have amicably decided to part ways. Both Limp Bizkit and Borland wil 2003 - Rapper 50 Cent takes home all five trophies for which he is…

  10. TunesOnTV

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 10-16, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 10 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Goo Goo Dolls. "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: George Huff (also scheduled: Denis Leary). "Total Request…

  11. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>HBO is the home of the world premiere of Janet Jackson's new music video "Every Time." The premiere takes place just before the 8 p.m. showing of "William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet" a 2003 - Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice…

  12. New INXS Books North American Tour

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The new INXS lineup will open its first North American tour Jan. 18 in Vancouver. The new INXS lineup will open its first North American tour Jan. 18 in Vancouver. The group recently replaced late lead singer Michael Hutchence via the public audition/TV reality show " Rock Star: INXS ,…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Teenage U.K. R&B vocalist Craig David wins a record three MasterCard Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards at London's Alexandra Palace. He is named best U.K. newcomer and wins awards 2001 - Rhonda Vincent and the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Rock band Powderfinger dominates the 15th annual Australian Record Industry Association awards with six victories at Sydney's Capitol Theatre.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, Kid Rock, Fat…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Hootie & The Blowfish and the Dave Matthews Band raise close to $1 million at the Farm Aid concert in Louisville, Ky.<br clear="none"/><br 2002 - U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three honors at the…

  16. Mother Love Bone Frontman Remembered In Film

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT To some, Seattle band Mother Love Bone is best known as the precursor to Pearl Jam, as both bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard were members. To some, Seattle band Mother Love Bone is best known as the precursor to Pearl Jam, as both bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard…

  17. Billboard Bits: Rock'n'Reel, Celine Dion, T. Rex

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Rock'n'Reel, Celine Dion, T. Rex Low, Elf Power, Mark Olson and Victoria Williams, Buddy Miller and Brandi Carlile are among the artists that will play at the 2005 Paste Rock'n'Reel Festival. Set for Oct. 22-23 in Decatur, Ga., the event is organized by the music…

  18. J.D. Fortune Named New INXS Singer

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After a 13-week public audition, J.D. Fortune has been named the new frontman of rock group INXS. After a 13-week public audition, J.D. Fortune has been named the new frontman of rock group INXS. The one-time homeless singer was selected by the band from a field of 15 that had been whittled…

  19. Music-Related Katrina Aid Efforts Continue

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The star-studded Hurricane Katrina benefit concert "From the Big Apple to the Big Easy" -- featuring Elvis Costello, Lenny Kravitz, Allen Toussaint and others -- will raise funds beyond its New York s Music-related aid for victims of Hurricane Katrina continues to roll in. The star…

  20. Radio City Joins MSG For Katrina Benefit

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tom Waits, Dave Matthews, Trey Anastasio, John Mayer Trio, Joss Stone and the Meters have signed on for a Sept. 20 benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina victims at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Th Tom Waits, Dave Matthews, Trey Anastasio, John Mayer Trio, Joss Stone and the Meters…

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