1. CD/DVD Salutes Bluegrass Fest's 30th

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As the Telluride Bluegrass Festival pulls into its 32nd year, Rounder Records is commemorating the annual event's 30th anniversary with separate CD and DVD releases. As the Telluride Bluegrass Festival pulls into its 32nd year, Rounder Records is commemorating the annual event's…

  2. Billboard Bits: Jammys, Slint, NYC Summer Concerts

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Jammys, Slint, NYC Summer Concerts Patti Smith, former Phish bassist Mike Gordon, Nellie McKay, Huey Lewis, Mavis Staples, the Antibalas Horns and Benevento/Russo Duo have joined the performance lineup for the fifth Jammy Awards . The event will be held tomorrow (April 26) at the…

  3. Allmans Tour With Skynyrd, .moe, DeGraw

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Allman Brothers Band has confirmed spring and summer tour dates that will find the group sharing stages with a variety of acts. The Allman Brothers Band has confirmed spring and summer tour dates that will find the group sharing stages with a variety of acts. Seven of the planned shows…

  4. Buzzin' Fly Volume 2: Replenishing Music for the Modern Soul

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two years ago, Everything but the Girl's Ben Watt established Buzzin' Fly Records so he could release house music he deemed noteworthy. Two years ago, Everything but the Girl's Ben Watt established Buzzin' Fly Records so he could release house music he deemed noteworthy.…

  5. Jackson Defense Focuses On Security Logs

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The defense in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial today (April 21) walked a former Neverland ranch security guard through records detailing activities at Jackson's estate during the time the The defense in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial today (April 21) walked a…

  6. Coldplay Sounds Loud, Proud On 'X&Y'

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay offers up a bigger, louder version of its widely loved pop/rock sound on its third studio album, "X&Y." Due June 7 in North America via Capitol, the 12-track set is led by the soaring sin Coldplay offers up a bigger, louder version of its widely loved pop/rock sound on…

  7. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>R&B and blues singer-guitarist Earl King dies of complications from diabetes in New Orleans. He is 69. 2003 - R&B and blues singer-guitarist Earl King dies of complications from diabetes in New Orleans. He is 69. 2002 - James Al Hendrix, who introduced his…

  8. O'Connor To Make Rare Appearance At Jammys

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT O'Connor's performance with reggae legend Burning Spear will constitute her first on-stage appearance in New York in more than five years. Irish vocalist Sinead O'Connor will make a rare live appearance April 26 at the fifth annual Jammy Awards in New York. O'Connor's…

  9. Rosa Parks, OutKast Settle Lawsuit

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rosa Parks and rap duo OutKast have settled a lawsuit in which the civil rights pioneer accused the group of wrongly using her name in a song title, her guardian said yesterday (April 14). Rosa Parks and rap duo OutKast have settled a lawsuit in which the civil rights pioneer accused the…

  10. Billboard Bits: Santana, JVC Jazz Fest, Xingolati

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Carlos Santana, JVC Jazz Fest, Xingolati Although details are scant at deadline, Santana's next studio album has been christened "All That I Am," Billboard.com has learned. Expected June 21 via Arista, it's the follow-up to 2002's "Shaman," which…

  11. Backstreet's 'Never Gone' Due In June

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As U.S. pop radio stations begin to embrace the Backstreet Boys single "Incomplete," Jive Records has set June 14 as the release date for the vocal group's fourth studio album, "Never Gone." As U.S. pop radio stations begin to embrace the Backstreet Boys single "…

  12. This Day in Music

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome. He is 36. Baroni had been in a coma since March 19, following a motorcycle accident in Rome. 2002 - Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome.…

  13. Redemption Songs

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT One of the best trends to come along recently in Christian music is the re-emergence of the hymn. One of the best trends to come along recently in Christian music is the re-emergence of the hymn. On this engaging disc, rock act Jars of Clay serve up a rootsy, organic take on such gems as …

  14. Guy, Tritt Bolster Jammys Lineup

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Buddy Guy, the Roots' ?uestlove, Travis Tritt and the Disco Biscuits have joined the lineup for the fifth Jammy Awards. Buddy Guy, the Roots' ?uestlove, Travis Tritt and the Disco Biscuits have joined the lineup for the fifth Jammy Awards. As previously reported , the event will be…

  15. Billboard Bits: Les Paul, 'Los Kidz Bop,' CMT

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Les Paul, 'Los Kidz Bop,' CMT With his 90th birthday around the corner, guitar legend Les Paul is working on a new album that will find him collaborating with Eric Clapton, Sting, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora, Joss Stone, the Goo Goo Dolls' Johnny Rzeznik, Peter…

  16. This Day in Music

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is killed in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. Police say Baloi, 39, is shot in the neck as he makes his way home from performing at the Lucit Candl 2004 - Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is killed in downtown Johannesburg,…

  17. Tunes On TV

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 28-April 3, 2005 Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY,APRIL 28 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artists: BeBe Winans, Queen Latifah (also scheduled: Charlie O'Connell). "7th Avenue. Drop: Queens Of The Stone Age,"…

  18. This Day in Music

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Robbie Williams loses his two-year court battle with Nigel Martin-Smith, the manager of his former band Take That. 1999 - Robbie Williams loses his two-year court battle with Nigel Martin-Smith, the manager of his former band Take That. 1999 - Sony Corp. unveils…

  19. MMW, Lesh, Claypool Sign On For Jammys

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Medeski Martin & Wood, Les Claypool, Ryan Adams, Bruce Hornsby, Burning Spear, the North Mississippi Allstars and the Yonder Mountain String Band are among the first acts confirmed for fifth Jammy Medeski Martin & Wood, Les Claypool, Ryan Adams, Bruce Hornsby, Burning Spear, the North…

  20. A Q&A With Merle Haggard

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Grammy Award winner, Country Music Hall of Famer, the Poet of the Common Man, Merle Haggard for many is country music. And while his accomplishments in the genre are second to none, Haggard is still a risk-taking live performer and remains…

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