1. Winans Ready To 'Celebrate' New Album After Illness

    February 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. You would be hard pressed to find someone with a more powerful testimony than Ron Winans. After literally dying on the operating table, he survived, thrived and now returns with a new album, "Family & Friends 5: A Celebration."…

  2. Stone, Rich Creating Tsunami Benefit Song

    February 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sharon Stone and Denise Rich are producing a song to benefit victims of the Dec. 26 tsunami disaster in Asia. Sharon Stone and Denise Rich are producing a song to benefit victims of the Dec. 26 tsunami disaster in Asia. The "Basic Instinct" actress and the socialite/songwriter are…

  3. About Them Shoes

    February 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Several years after recording sessions began, longtime Howlin' Wolf guitarist Hubert Sumlin's "solo" album, featuring a slew of high-profile guests, finally appears. "About Them Shoes" is worth the wa Several years after recording sessions began, longtime Howlin&…

  4. U.K. Stars Sign On For Cancer Benefits

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Franz Ferdinand, Keane, Eric Clapton, Robert Plant and Roger Daltrey are among the acts confirmed to perform at the annual Teenage Cancer Trust benefit, to be held April 4-8 at London's Royal Albert H Franz Ferdinand, Keane, Eric Clapton, Robert Plant and Roger Daltrey are among the acts…

  5. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to 50 Cent, Green Day, Curtis Mayfield, Erasure, Motley Crue, Rob Thomas and Sugarland. DO THE MATH: There's a buck-and-a-half worth of 50 Cent in the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 as the rapper claims three spots. He's the…

  6. 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…

  7. Santana Signs On For Oscars, Summer Tour

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Carlos Santana will team with Enrique Iglesias to perform the Oscar-nominated song of the year "Al Otro Lado Del Rio" (from "The Motorcycle Diaries") at the Academy Awards. Carlos Santana will team with Enrique Iglesias to perform the Oscar-nominated song of the year "…

  8. This Day in Music

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Eminem is among the guests heard on the second season premiere episode of Comedy Central's "Crank Yankers." The rapper gives voice to "Bobby's Brother" opposite comedian Jim Florentine's 2004 - Eminem is among the guests heard on…

  9. The Raspberries Blossom Once More

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST With a smattering of recent live shows receiving rave reviews, reunited power pop quartet the Raspberries have fans clamoring for a full-fledged tour. With a smattering of recent live shows receiving rave reviews, reunited power pop quartet the Raspberries have fans clamoring for a full…

  10. Soul Brains Unite With A Beastie Boy

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Soul Brains (formerly the Bad Brains) have completed basic tracks for their first all-new studio album since 1995's "God of Love." The Soul Brains (formerly the Bad Brains) have completed basic tracks for their first all-new studio album since 1995's "God of Love.…

  11. Billboard Bits: Oasis/Jet, Grateful Dead, Himmelman

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Oasis/Jet, Grateful Dead, Himmelman Oasis has confirmed its first U.S. shows in three years, which will come in support of its as-yet-untitled new studio album , due May 16 internationally via Epic and late May or early June in North America. The band will play Toronto (June 17),…

  12. 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 …

  13. Nightbird

    February 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Erasure's Andy Bell and Vince Clarke have been making music for 20 years. In that time, the duo has had its fair share of hits and misses. The act's last two albums of original material ("Loveboat" an Erasure's Andy Bell and Vince Clarke have been making music for 20…

  14. 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…

  15. Fear Factory, Prong Vets Ready EP, Live Debut

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST With industrial rock outfit Fear Factory taking time off, singer Burton C. Bell has turned his attention to a new project, Ascension Of The Watchers. With industrial rock outfit Fear Factory taking time off, singer Burton C. Bell has turned his attention to a new project, Ascension Of The…

  16. Eric Matthews Rediscovers 'Passion'

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST After spending almost a decade out of sight, pop craftsman Eric Matthews will re-emerge this spring with a long-awaited new album and a lost classic. After spending almost a decade out of sight, pop craftsman Eric Matthews will re-emerge this spring with a long-awaited new album and a lost…

  17. Elvis, Chemical Bros. Top U.K. Charts

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Elvis Presley resumed his rule over the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Jan. 30) when RCA's latest reissue of his original British chart-toppers, "It's Now or Never," debuted at No. 1. Elvis Presley resumed his rule over the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Jan. 30) when RCA&…

  18. Hot Product

    January 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The Lava debut from modern rock act Unwritten Law, "Here's to the Mourning." A new album from veteran vocalist Joe Cocker, "Heart & Soul" (New Door/Universal), featuring guest spots from Eric…

  19. Cream Plans Short But Sweet Reunion

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST The May 2-3, 5-6 shows will constitute guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker's first on-stage appearances together since Cream's 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hal As first revealed here in early November, classic rock trio Cream is reuniting for…

  20. Wilco, Franz Donate Rarities For Tsunami CD

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wilco, Franz Ferdinand, Hot Hot Heat and Interpol are among the artists that have contributed rare or previously unreleased tracks to a double-disc compilation that will raise funds for Asian tsunami Wilco, Franz Ferdinand, Hot Hot Heat and Interpol are among the artists that have contributed…

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