1. Guerra Honored With Billboard's Spirit Of Hope Award

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Even if you search assiduously, you will be hard-pressed to find information on the Juan Luis Guerra Foundation. But in the Dominican Republic, this modest yet mighty bastion of help has been a saving grace for hundreds of families. That is why…

  2. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards dies in Los Angeles of cancer. He is 78. 2003 - Tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards dies in Los Angeles of cancer. He is 78. 2002 - Alan Dale, a crooner of the late 1940s and '50s whose hits included the million-selling single "…

  3. 'Grande Dame' Of Tejano Music Dies

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Laura Canales, who paved the way for women to infiltrate the genre of Texas border music known as Tejano, died Saturday in Corpus Christ, Texas. She was 50. Laura Canales, who paved the way for women to infiltrate the genre of Texas border music known as Tejano, died Saturday in Corpus Christ…

  4. Fountains Of Wayne Rounds Up Rarities

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fountains Of Wayne has gathered two disc's worth of rarities for the album "Out-of-State Plates," due June 28 via Virgin. The set also boasts two new songs: "The Girl I Can't Forget" and the single "M Fountains Of Wayne has gathered two disc's worth of…

  5. ODB 'Unique' As Ever On Posthumous Album

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The album rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard was working on when he died last fall has been christened "A Son Unique" and will be released June 21. The album rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard was working on when he died last fall has been christened "A Son Unique" and will be…

  6. Jackson Fondled Macaulay Culkin, Cook Says

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A former cook for Michael Jackson testified yesterday (April 8) that he saw the singer fondling child actor Macaulay Culkin as the two played a video game at his Neverland Valley Ranch in 1991. Philli A former cook for Michael Jackson testified yesterday (April 8) that he saw the singer…

  7. Jackson Judge Bars Computer Material

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Prosecutors presented the jury in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial today (March 23) with an avalanche of sexually explicit magazines and videos seized from his home, but lost a bid to include Prosecutors presented the jury in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial today …

  8. Shots Fired At London Nas Concert

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST A concert by rapper Nas was stopped last night (March 21) after a gunman apparently opened fire in the London venue where he was performing. No one was injured in the incident at the Brixton Academy i A concert by rapper Nas was stopped last night (March 21) after a gunman apparently opened…

  9. Billboard Bits: Summer Sonic, Malkmus, CBGB

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Summer Sonic, Malkmus, CBGB Oasis, Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot, Weezer and the Black Crowes are among the acts confirmed for Japan's Summer Sonic festival, to be held Aug. 13-14 in Tokyo and Osaka. Kasabian, the Roots, the Arcade Fire, Teenage Fanclub, TV On The Radio, Ian Brown…

  10. In the Clear

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST New York trio Ivy is very likely tired of winter—what else would explain the positively spring-like vibe that permeates "In the Clear"? On their fourth album of original material, bandmates Dom New York trio Ivy is very likely tired of winter—what else would explain the positively…

  11. Desahogo

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Latin rap veteran Vico C has long straddled the divide between party reggaetón music and thoughtful rap. Latin rap veteran Vico C has long straddled the divide between party reggaetón music and thoughtful rap. On his latest album, "Desahogo," released in the midst of the current…

  12. DMB Driver Pleads Guilty In Waste Dumping

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST A bus driver for the Dave Matthews Band pleaded guilty yesterday (March 9) to charges stemming from the dumping of 800 pounds of human waste from his vehicle's septic tank onto a sightseeing boat on t A bus driver for the Dave Matthews Band pleaded guilty yesterday (March 9) to charges…

  13. Fred Durst Sues Over Sex Tape Leak

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst is suing 10 Web site operators who posted the rocker's homemade sex tape after it was stolen from his computer -- possibly by the same hackers who got into reality-tele Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst is suing 10 Web site operators who posted the rocker&…

  14. Billboard Bits: Save The Music/Thomas, Ivy, Tim McGraw

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Save The Music/Thomas, Ivy, Tim McGraw Rob Thomas, Bon Jovi, Joss Stone, Queen Latifah and John Legend will perform at a benefit concert for VH1's Save the Music Foundation on April 11 at New York's Beacon Theatre. The event will broadcast six days later on VH1. Yesterday …

  15. Jackson Defense: Accuser's DNA Not Found

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's lawyer told jurors in a powerful opening statement today (March 1) that authorities found no DNA evidence in the entertainer's bedroom to support child molestation charges and had to Michael Jackson's lawyer told jurors in a powerful opening statement today …

  16. Hot Product

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Soul legend Solomon Burke’s “Make Do With What You Got” (Shout! Factory), featuring songs penned by Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and Dr. John. The sophomore album from hard rock act the Mars Volta, “Frances the Mute” (Strummer…

  17. This Day in Music

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Mick Tucker, drummer from the 1970s glam band Sweet, dies after a lengthy battle against leukemia. He is 54. 2002 - Mick Tucker, drummer from the 1970s glam band Sweet, dies after a lengthy battle against leukemia. He is 54. 2001 - Prince launches a subscription…

  18. 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."…

  19. Solis, Juanes, Rubio Lead Billboard Latin Finalists

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The breadth of Latin music is evident in the list of finalists for the 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards, which will air live April 28 on Telemundo. The awards will bring to a close the 16th annual Bi The breadth of Latin music is evident in the list of finalists for the 2005 Billboard Latin…

  20. 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists Below are the finalists for the 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards, to be presented April 28 in Miami. Hot Latin Track Of The Year: "Me Dedique A Perderte" Alejandro Fernandez (Sony Discos) "Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor" Juanes (Surco…

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