1. This Day in Music

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Ray Charles dies at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home from complications relating to liver disease. He is 73. The R&B legend is surrounded by family and friends at the time of his deat 2004 - Ray Charles dies at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home from complications…

  2. Billboard Bits: Def Jam, Legends Of Jazz, Village Voice

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Def Jam, Legends Of Jazz, Village Voice Reebook and Jay-Z's S. Carter Academy are teaming to offer budding music moguls an internship at Def Jam, where the rapper serves as president. The eight-week program will be based at Def Jam's New York headquarters. Interested parties…

  3. No. Miss Allstars Feeling Fatherly On New CD

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rock outfit the North Mississippi Allstars will release its next album, "Electric Blue Watermelon," Aug. 2 via ATO Records. Rock outfit the North Mississippi Allstars will release its next album, "Electric Blue Watermelon," Aug. 2 via ATO Records. The 11-track set was…

  4. This Day in Music

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Italian singer Omar Pedrini, 37, undergoes emergency surgery on due to a heart condition. According to a spokesperson, Pedrini requires an eight-hour operation for an aortic laceration. 2004 - Italian singer Omar Pedrini, 37, undergoes emergency surgery on due to a…

  5. HOT COUNTRY SONGS

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. "MAKING MEMORIES OF US," KEITH URBAN 2. "Fast Cars And Freedom," Rascal Flatts 3. "Lot of Leavin' Left To Do," Dierks Bentley 4. "Songs About Me," Trace Adkins 5. "You'll Be There," George Strait…

  6. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., as he recovers from a rib injury. According to the artist's official Web site, Beck was watching Blu 2003 - Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day Festival in East…

  7. Bloodshot Celebrates 10 Years Of 'Sin'

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chicago-based roots label Bloodshot Records is plotting a two-disc compilation to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Chicago-based roots label Bloodshot Records is plotting a two-disc compilation to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Acts slated to participate range from Ryan Adams and Alejandro…

  8. TunesOnTV

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 6-12, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 6 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Ciara (also scheduled: guest co-host Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Close, Miss Universe). "The View," ABC Featured…

  9. Hot Product

    June 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT White Stripes Satan's Bed The White Stripes stretch out musically without abandoning the rock on their highly anticipated new album, "Get Behind Me Satan," due this week via Third Man/V2. First single and album opener "Blue Orchid" gets things off to a hard rocking…

  10. Benefit Bash To Celebrate B.B. King's 80th

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT B.B. King will celebrate his approaching 80th birthday with a multi-artist blues concert in Mississippi that will benefit the planned B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center. B.B. King will celebrate his approaching 80th birthday with a multi-artist blues concert in Mississippi that…

  11. Blackalicious Polishes Its 'Craft'

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop duo Blackalicious has signed with Epitaph imprint Anti, which will on Sept. 27 release the group's new album, "The Craft." Hip-hop duo Blackalicious has signed with Epitaph imprint Anti, which will on Sept. 27 release the group's new album, "The Craft." …

  12. CHART BEAT

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Carrie Underwood, Bo Bice, Mariah Carey, Dave Brubeck and more. BO TIED WITH CARRIE: The top two finalists from the fourth season of "American Idol" make their debuts under their own names this week, which may come as a surprise to…

  13. This Day in Music

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father of the year during the non-profit organizations annual summit in Washington, D.C. McGraw, married to country singer Faith H 2000 - Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father…

  14. White Stripes Unveil North American Dates

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following through on a pledge to not tour North America until later this summer, the White Stripes have revealed an initial round of dates. "In most towns we're trying to find an old theater to play i Following through on a pledge to not tour North America until later this summer,…

  15. Live 8 To Host Five Summer Shows

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale than 1985's historic Live Aid was unveiled today (May 31). On July 2, London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin and Rome will simult Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale…

  16. 23TunesOnTV

    May 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 30-June 5, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 30 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Antigone Rising (also scheduled: Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively). "The View," ABC Featured artist: Ben Folds (also scheduled: Christina…

  17. Hot Product

    May 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Smog 'River' Deep Bill Callahan's 12th full-length album as Smog, "A River Ain't Too Much To Love," arrives this week via Drag City. The 10-track set was recorded at Willie Nelson's Pedernales Studios in Austin, Texas, and features Connie Lovatt on bass and…

  18. This Day in Music

    May 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Mickie Most, one of the top U.K. producers in the '60s and '70s, dies in London of cancer. He is 64. Most produced such hits as the Animals' "House of the Rising Sun" and "We Gotta Get O 2003 - Mickie Most, one of the top U.K. producers…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Brenda Fassie is posthumously honored at the 10th annual South African Music Awards (SAMAs), held at Sun City, outside Johannesburg. Fassie _ who died May 9 _ is recognized with the pres 2004 - Brenda Fassie is posthumously honored at the 10th annual South African…

  20. This Day in Music

    May 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Rock bands Powderfinger and Killing Heidi are big winners at the Australian Performing Right Assn. music awards, presented at Sydney's Randwick Pavillion. 2001 - Rock bands Powderfinger and Killing Heidi are big winners at the Australian Performing Right Assn.…

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