1. This Day in Music

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>"Reverb," HBO's live music show, debuts with performances from Alanis Morissette and Everlast.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video…

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    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>Natalie Merchant, one-time lead singer for 10,000 Maniacs becomes the first guest in a series of live chats on the Elektra Entertainment Group's World Wide Web site. Merchant says she wo 1999 - Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson files a suit to dissolve a 1997…

  3. Nearly 15, Oasis Still Swaggering

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It has often been a rocky decade, but Oasis has rolled with it. Reinvigorating the dreary British music scene of the pre-Britpop 1990s, these dropouts hailing from a Manchester, England, housing project sparkled and soared like the champagne…

  4. Kweli, Arcade Fire Among Vegoose Additions

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop artist Talib Kweli, modern rock acts Arcade Fire and Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO) and progressive jam band Umphrey's McGee have been added to the lineup of the inaugural Vegoose festival. Hip-hop artist Talib Kweli, modern rock acts Arcade Fire and Animal Liberation…

  5. Veteran Rock Journalist Al Aronowitz Dies

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Al Aronowitz, a pioneer of rock journalism who introduced Bob Dylan to the Beatles, died Monday in Elizabeth, N.J. He was 77. Aronowitz died of cancer, said his son, Joel Roi Aronowitz. Al Aronowitz, a pioneer of rock journalism who introduced Bob Dylan to the Beatles, died Monday in…

  6. This Day in Music

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>With two awards apiece, Beyonce, OutKast and Usher headed the winners' circle at the BET Awards. 2004 - With two awards apiece, Beyonce, OutKast and Usher headed the winners' circle at the BET Awards. 2002 - Singer/actress Rosemary Clooney dies at her…

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    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" tops the American Film Institute's (AFI) list of top movie songs. The honor for the song, famously sung by Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz," is revealed at 2004 - "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" tops the…

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    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made, spring-loaded keyboard on his hand, shattering the bones in his right ring finger during a show in Allentown, Pa. 2002 - Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made, spring-loaded keyboard on…

  9. Collaborations Highlight Fifth Jammy Awards

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A number of intriguing collaborations highlighted the fifth annual Jammy Awards, held last night (April 26) at New York's Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing collaborations highlighted the fifth annual Jammy Awards, held last night (April 26) at New York's…

  10. 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…

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    April 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Soul/R&B legend Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke. The artist is hospitalized and begins a slow recovery. 2003 - Soul/R&B legend Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke. The artist is hospitalized and begins a slow…

  12. 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…

  13. String Cheese Drafts Pals For Summer Jaunt

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The String Cheese Incident will headline the BIG Summer Classic 2005, a jam-band festival tour that will launch with a July 2-3 stand at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Col. The three-week tour wi The String Cheese Incident will headline the BIG Summer Classic 2005, a jam-band festival…

  14. 10,000 Lakes, All Good Fests Set Initial Bills

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Minnesota's 10,000 Lakes Festival and West Virginia's All Good Music Festival have each confirmed eclectic performance lineups for their third and ninth annual events, respectively. Minnesota's 10,000 Lakes Festival and West Virginia's All Good Music Festival have each…

  15. This Day in Music

    April 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Two months removed from her infamous breast-baring incident at the Super Bowl halftime show, Janet Jackson makes another big splash on network television when she earns NBC's "Saturday N 2004 - Two months removed from her infamous breast-baring incident at…

  16. 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…

  17. B&E: Stars

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Stars. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. What could be a better way to follow up a 2004 alternative album of the year Juno Award…

  18. 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…

  19. After Global Breakout, Bloc Party Targets America

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Having played a critical role in the rise of 1990s U.K. indie powerhouse Creation Records, label executive Dick Green has a new international hit in British rock act Bloc Party. Green signed the four-piece to his London-based independent record…

  20. This Day in Music

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2002 - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2001 - Composer Monty Norman…

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