1. Ono, MMW To Play Benefits For NYC Club

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Yoko Ono, Medeski Martin & Wood and Jim O'Rourke are among the artists that will play benefit shows to help raise funds for New York club Tonic. Yoko Ono, Medeski Martin & Wood and Jim O'Rourke are among the artists that will play benefit shows to help raise funds for New…

  2. B&E: Tyler Hilton

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Tyler Hilton. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. A whirlwind of recent television exposure swirls rumpled singer/songwriter Tyler…

  3. Billboard Bits: Garth Brooks, Carly Simon, Napster

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Garth Brooks, Carly Simon, Napster Garth Brooks' appearance Saturday at fundraiser in Fort Worth, Texas, reportedly helped raise more than $2 million for a local hospital. Brooks performed with pals Steve Wariner, Stephanie Davis and Dan Roberts, who had organized the $1,000-a…

  4. Hot Product

    February 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The self-titled debut from LCD Soundsystem (DFA/Capitol), featuring the new single “Daft Punk Is Playing at My House” and a second disc with prior vinyl singles such as "Give It Up," "Yeah" and "…

  5. Billboard Bits: NBA All-Star Game, Petra Haden, Ridgway

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on NBA All-Star Game, Petra Haden, Ridgway Rapper Nelly, rapper/actor Ice Cube, singer/songwriter Ryan Cabrera, producer/artist/record executive Jermaine Dupri, singer Brian McKnight and Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath are among those taking part in this year's NBA All-Star Celebrity…

  6. RZA Unlocks Wu-Tang's 'Chambers,' Hopes For Tour

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wu-Tang Clan principal RZA says he always viewed music biographies as a "post-career type of thing," but the offer to detail the guiding philosophies behind the pioneering Staten Island-based hip-hop Wu-Tang Clan principal RZA says he always viewed music biographies as a "post…

  7. Black Crowes To Land At Bonnaroo, Jazz Fest

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST The reunited Black Crowes have been added to the bill for the Bonnaroo festival (June 11 in Manchester, Tenn.) and New Orleans' annual Jazz and Heritage festival (April 22). The reunited Black Crowes have been added to the bill for the Bonnaroo festival (June 11 in Manchester, Tenn.) and…

  8. TunesOnTV

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 7-13, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, FEB. 7 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Ashanti (also scheduled: Leah Remini). "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Tina Turner …

  9. 3 Doors Down: Up To Speed

    February 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billbaord.com. Call it a sign of the times: The release date for the new album by 3 Doors Down was set before the band had written the first note. That's because 3DD's managers struck a deal with Wal-Mart nearly a year ago that guaranteed a large buy…

  10. Billboard Bits: Embrace, Sum 41, Selena

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Embrace, Sum 41, Selana tribute concert Lava Records has signed U.K. rock act Embrace to a North American deal. The label will on May 3 reissue the band's latest album, " Out of Nothing ," which debuted last year at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart. The single "…

  11. Perry Preps First Solo Album In 21 Years

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST The long-awaited solo album from Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry will see the light of day in the spring. The long-awaited solo album from Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry will see the light of day in the spring. The self-titled set, due May 3 via Columbia, boasts 11 original songs (including two…

  12. Forum Owners Cancel Lamb Of God Show

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles' church-owned Great Western Forum has canceled an upcoming concert appearance by hard rock act Lamb Of God because church leaders were offended by the group's previous name, Burn The Pries Los Angeles' church-owned Great Western Forum has canceled an upcoming…

  13. Brief Rehearsal No Problem For Allman Tour

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Gregg Allman has toured plenty under the billing Gregg Allman and Friends, but the veteran artist believes the current lineup, which plays Asheville, N.C., tomorrow (Feb. 3), to be best incarnation of Gregg Allman has toured plenty under the billing Gregg Allman and Friends, but the veteran…

  14. Billboard Bits: CMT Awards, AIC, C-Murder, Osbourne

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on CMT Awards, AIC, C-Murder, Kelly Osbourne Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson are the first performers confirmed for the 2005 CMT Music Awards. Set for April 11 at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center, the two-hour event will be hosted by comedian…

  15. 06TunesOnTV

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JAN. 31 "Making the Video," MTV2 Featured Artist: 50 Cent ("Candy Shop"). "The Bachelorette," ABC Featured Artist: Peter Cincotti. "The Late Show With…

  16. Billboard Bits: Junos, Beasties, Tsunami Show, Sexton

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Junos, Beasties, Tsunami Show, Sexton Rock legend Neil Young will give a rare awards show performance at Canada's Juno Awards, to be held April 3 at the MTS Center in Winnipeg. Young was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1982 and has earned three Juno awards during…

  17. Trapt Gets Busy On Sophomore Album

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Trapt is in the midst of recording its sophomore Warner Bros. album with plans to release the set later this year. The as-yet-untitled disc is being produced by the band and Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Trapt is in the midst of recording its sophomore Warner Bros. album with plans to release the…

  18. Faith Evans Preps Capitol Debut

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST R&B vocalist Faith Evans will release her Capitol debut, "The First Lady," on March 29. R&B vocalist Faith Evans will release her Capitol debut, "The First Lady," on March 29. The album sports a number of high-profile collaborators, including the Neptunes'…

  19. 'Ray,' Foxx Nab Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST "Ray" and its star Jamie Foxx were among those honored today (Jan. 25) with nominations for the 77th annual Academy Awards. The Ray Charles biopic will compete for a best picture Oscar while Foxx is c "Ray" and its star Jamie Foxx were among those honored today (Jan. 25)…

  20. Tunes on TV

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 24-30, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JAN. 24 "Today," NBC Featured artist: LeAnn Rimes. "The View," ABC Featured artist: Mario (also scheduled: Randy Jackson, Shohreh Aghdashloo). "The Bachelorette,"…

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