1. Decemberists Feeling 'Picaresque' On New Set

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Indie rock outfit the Decemberists will unveil a new album, "Picaresque," March 22 via Kill Rock Stars. Indie rock outfit the Decemberists will unveil a new album, "Picaresque," March 22 via Kill Rock Stars. The 11-track set was produced by Death Cab For Cutie guitarist…

  2. Carrabba, Further Seems Forever Reuniting For Spring Festival

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba will rejoin his former bandmates in Further Seems Forever for a one-off live reunion with the group's original line-up. Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba will rejoin his former bandmates in Further Seems Forever for a one-off live…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses "Hot Shot Debuts," chart dates, the Mainstream Top 40 chart, Madonna, Missy Elliott and more with readers. COMING 'AROUND' AGAIN Hi Fred, Happy New Year! Daryl Hall and John Oates finally end a long absence from the Hot 100 as "I'll Be…

  4. This Day in Music

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Canadian Record Industry Assn. (CRIA) declares Quebec superstar Celine Dion "the best-selling Canadian recording artist of the century." 2000 - The Canadian Record Industry Assn. (CRIA) declares Quebec superstar Celine Dion "the best-selling…

  5. Australian Acts To 'Reach Out To Asia'

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Australian entertainment community will rally together to help victims of the Dec. 26 earthquake and tsunami with an all-star concert and telethon set for Saturday (Jan. 8). Reach Out to Asia will The Australian entertainment community will rally together to help victims of the Dec. 26…

  6. U.K. Tsunami Relief Concert Proposed

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a little more than three weeks' time, officials at Wales' Millennium Stadium are attempting to organize a massive concert to benefit victims of the earthquake and tsunami that has left Southeastern In a little more than three weeks' time, officials at Wales' Millennium…

  7. U.S. Cities Host Big New Year's Eve Shows

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although what is arguably the most well-known New Year's Eve celebration in New York's Times Square consists of little more than confetti and a sparkling ball, live music is playing a part in many cel Although what is arguably the most well-known New Year's Eve celebration in…

  8. Music In The Sundance Spotlight

    December 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music seems to take a bigger role each year at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The Jan. 20-30 independent film showcase will see a slate of eclectic live performances to entertai Music seems to take a bigger role each year at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park…

  9. Billboard Bits: Lopez, Disturbed, Wainwright

    December 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on Jennifer Lopez, Disturbed and Martha Wainwright. "Get Right," the first single from Jennifer Lopez's forthcoming album, "Rebirth," will get its exclusive first public airing Jan. 2 via AOL Music's "First Listen" (AOL Keyword: First Listen or…

  10. Falkner, Walker Sign On For Cars Tribute

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jason Falkner, the Posies' Jon Auer, Bleu, Damone and Butch Walker are among those contributing tracks to "Substitution Mass Confusion," a tribute to New Wave icons the Cars, due Jan. 4 from Not Lame Jason Falkner, the Posies' Jon Auer, Bleu, Damone and Butch Walker are…

  11. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Dec. 20-26)

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 20-26) HOLIDAY HOME STRETCH: This is it... Christmas comes this week, so it's the last hurrah for holiday programming. And there's quite a bit to stoke your Yule log, to boot. On Wednesday, CBS…

  12. 52TunesOnTV

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 20-26, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 20 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist: Madonna. "Today," NBC Featured artist: Chris Isaak (also scheduled: Sigourney Weaver). "The View," ABC Featured…

  13. Mother: Damageplan Gunman Had Schizophrenia

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST The mother of the man who gunned down former Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and three others during a concert in Columbus, Ohio, last week said her son was discharged from the military bec The mother of the man who gunned down former Pantera guitarist "Dimebag"…

  14. Houston Unharmed After Rear-Ending Bus

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer Whitney Houston rear-ended a city bus with her sports car yesterday (Dec. 15) in Alpharetta, Ga., but no one was hurt, police said. Singer Whitney Houston rear-ended a city bus with her sports car yesterday (Dec. 15) in Alpharetta, Ga., but no one was hurt, police said. The accident…

  15. Ex-Jane's Members Working On Debut Album

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Panic Channel, a new band featuring former Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, bassist Chris Chaney and drummer Stephen Perkins, plus Skycycle vocalist Steve Isaacs, has recorded more than ha The Panic Channel, a new band featuring former Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave…

  16. Transient

    December 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Gaelle is no stranger to readers of Billboard. Since the late '90s, she has been featured in various sections of the magazine. Gaelle is no stranger to readers of Billboard. Since the late '90s, she has been featured in various sections of the magazine. Now, after honing her craft…

  17. Billboard Bits: Doves, Gruff Rhys, Early Day Miners

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Doves, Gruff Rhys, Early Day Miners U.K. rock outfit Doves will release its third studio album, "Some Cities," Feb. 21 via Parlophone internationally. It will be preceded by the single "Black and White Town," which will be released commercially on Feb. 7. The track…

  18. Police Search For Motive In Damageplan Shooting

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Police say they may never know why Nathan Gale charged the stage at a Damageplan show in Columbus, Ohio, and gunned down four people, including former Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Some Police Search For Motive In Damageplan Shooting Even at the tattoo parlor, 25-year…

  19. Update: Damageplan Guitarist Killed In Shooting

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST A gunman charged onstage at a packed Columbus, Ohio, nightclub at the beginning of a Damageplan concert last night (Dec. 8) and opened fire on the band and the crowd, killing guitarist "Dimebag" Darre A gunman charged onstage at a packed Columbus, Ohio, nightclub at the beginning of…

  20. Benson Readies 'Love,' Records With White

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Detroit-based pop/rocker Brendan Benson is gearing up for a big 2005. Detroit-based pop/rocker Brendan Benson is gearing up for a big 2005. His new solo album, "The Alternative to Love," is set to be released in March via V2 Records, and amidst an anticipated heavy slate of touring,…

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