1. Billboard Bits: John Whitehead, Duran Duran, Talib Kweli

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on John Whitehead, Duran Duran, Talib Kweli In the wake of the May 2004 shooting death of R&B songwriter/artist John Whitehead, his widow Elnor has created the John Whitehead There's No Stoppin' the Music Foundation and plans to open the John C. Whitehead Charter School for…

  2. New Ozzy Set A Go, Sabbath Album A No

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ozzy Osbourne has re-signed with Epic Records and is working on material for his next studio release. "Ozzy's writing now, and there'll be something out at the beginning of next year," his wife/manage Ozzy Osbourne has re-signed with Epic Records and is working on material…

  3. Bottum, Courtney Love Go To The Movies

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ex-Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottum is finishing work on the soundtrack to the upcoming movie "Adam and Steve," and called on an old friend to lend vocals on the song "Love, Love, Love." Ex-Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottum is finishing work on the soundtrack to…

  4. This Day in Music

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Steve Winwood receives a lifetime achievement award at the 2004 Jammys, held at New York's Roseland Ballroom. 2004 - Steve Winwood receives a lifetime achievement award at the 2004 Jammys, held at New York's Roseland Ballroom. 2004 - The legacy of Seattle…

  5. R&B Singer Lyn Collins Dies

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lyn Collins, whose funky vocals landed her a spot early in James Brown's stage show and the nickname "Female Preacher," died Sunday in Pasadena, Calif. She was 56. Lyn Collins, whose funky vocals landed her a spot early in James Brown's stage show and the nickname "…

  6. Molly Hatchet Lead Singer Dies

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Danny Joe Brown, the lead singer of the Southern rock band Molly Hatchet, died last Thursday of complications from diabetes, his family said. He was 53. Danny Joe Brown, the lead singer of the Southern rock band Molly Hatchet, died last Thursday of complications from diabetes, his family said…

  7. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the Dells and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner are welcomed into the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fam 2004 - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson…

  8. Billboard Bits: Michael Franti, B.G., Lizz Wright

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Michael Franti, B.G., Lizz Wright Outspoken musician/poet/activist Michael Franti will record his next album in Kingston, Jamaica, with Island Records founder Chris Blackwell executive producing. Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare and Mario Caldato Jr. (Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson) are…

  9. Coldplay Unveils New Tunes In Los Angeles

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Coldplay unveiled five songs, including the single "Speed of Sound," from its hotly anticipated third album, "X&Y," Saturday night at Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheatre as part of a benefit for r Coldplay unveiled five songs from its hotly anticipated third album…

  10. Omarion Makes His Own Mark With 'O'

    March 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Omarion is the latest in a long line of artists making the transition from teen dream to adult singer/songwriter. And there is no denying that the B2K phenomenon has given the 20-year-old singer's solo flight, "O," a pivotal boost.…

  11. Atlantic Classics Get Modern Remixes

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The storied vaults of Atlantic Records have been raided for a disc of classic 1970s-era soul, funk and jazz re-imagined by contemporary remixers. The storied vaults of Atlantic Records have been raided for a disc of classic 1970s-era soul, funk and jazz re-imagined by contemporary remixers.…

  12. 'Sound' To Precede Third Coldplay Album

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Coldplay's long-awaited third studio album, "X&Y," will be issued June 6 internationally by Parlophone, and the following day in the United States via Capitol. The first single, "Speed of Sound," Coldplay's long-awaited third studio album , "X&Y,…

  13. Country Star Chris LeDoux Dies

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who became a cult favorite on the rodeo circuit during the 1970s, died today (March 9) in a Casper, Wy., hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 56. Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who became a cult favorite on the rodeo circuit during the 1970s, died today …

  14. Coldplay Reveals More Album Details

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Coldplay debuted several tracks from its new album last Friday during an intimate concert for fans and industry personnel in London. New songs "Speed of Sound," "A Message" and "What If" were unveiled Coldplay debuted several tracks from its as-yet-untitled new…

  15. Billboard Bits: Keen, SFA, St. Kitts/St. Lucia Fests

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Robert Earl Keen, SFA, St. Kitts/St. Lucia Fests Singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen will release his 11th album, "What I Really Mean," May 10 through Koch Records Nashville. Like 2003's "Farm Fresh Onions," the new set was produced by Keen's touring band…

  16. Accuser Faces Michael Jackson In Court

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's young accuser took the witness stand today (March 9), facing the singer in court for the first time. With an expression that appeared to be verging on a sneer, the boy said yes when Michael Jackson's young accuser took the witness stand today (March 9), facing the…

  17. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (March 7-13, 2005)

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (March 7-13, 2005). GET ON BOARD THE SOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUL TRAIN... AWARDS: You don't need no ticket to ride the Soul Train, just an appreciation for what's going on right now in R&B and hip-hop. For years, Don Cornelius'…

  18. TunesOnTV

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 7-13, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MARCH 7 "The Tony Danza Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Vanessa Carlton (also scheduled: Dixie Carter, Lori Loughlin). "American Idol," Fox Featured artist: Paula Abdul …

  19. This Day in Music

    March 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Rapper Foxy Brown is treated for minor injuries following a car accident in Brooklyn in which her car hits a fence. Police discover that Brown is driving with a suspended license and ord 2000 - Rapper Foxy Brown is treated for minor injuries following a car accident…

  20. Solarized

    March 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Stone Roses fans will appreciate frontman Ian Brown's fourth solo release. True to the Roses' signature sound, "Solarized" is a sonically trippy soup. Stone Roses fans will appreciate frontman Ian Brown's fourth solo release. True to the Roses' signature sound, …

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