1. 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 …

  2. Hurricane Bar

    March 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Britpop was the rage when the members of Mando Diao were growing up in BorlÄnge, Sweden, and the Fair Four learned their lessons well. Britpop was the rage when the members of Mando Diao were growing up in Borlänge, Sweden, and the Fair Four learned their lessons well. Led by singer/guitarist…

  3. Human After All

    March 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Parisian duo Daft Punk has been a mainstay on dancefloors since its 1997 full-length debut, "Homework." With this third studio album, Punks Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo take a less Parisian duo Daft Punk has been a mainstay on dancefloors since its 1997 full…

  4. Idol's Takes 'Playground' On Tour

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST With a well-received performance at Austin, Texas' South By Southwest music festival behind him, Billy Idol is readying for a full scale return to the road next month. He'll open a North American tour With a well-received performance at Austin, Texas' South By Southwest music…

  5. Roadrunner Plans 'All-Stars' Anniversary

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST With the independent hard rock label's 25th anniversary looming, Roadrunner Records won't just be issuing a slap-dash compilation of past glories. With the independent hard rock label's 25th anniversary looming, Roadrunner Records won't just be issuing a slap-dash…

  6. Molly Hatchet Lead Singer Dies

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Danny Joe Brown, the lead singer of the Southern rock band Molly Hatchet, died last Thursday of complications from diabetes, his family said. He was 53. Danny Joe Brown, the lead singer of the Southern rock band Molly Hatchet, died last Thursday of complications from diabetes, his family said…

  7. Billboard Bits: 'The Apprentice,' Xingolati, Jim Morrison

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on 'The Apprentice,' Xingolati, Morrison Music will be the focus of Thursday's (March 10) episode of the NBC reality show "The Apprentice," with appearances by Lil' Kim, Eve, Fat Joe, Barenaked Ladies, Moby, Gene Simmons, Lil Jon, Simple Plan, New Found…

  8. 'O' Puts Omarion On Top

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former B2K frontman Omarion's solo career makes a grand entrance this week, as the debut album "O" bows on top of The Billboard 200. The T.U.G./Epic/Sony Music set sold 182,000 copies in the United St Former B2K frontman Omarion's solo career makes a grand entrance this…

  9. This Day in Music

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The Twist," dies in L.A. of throat cancer. His age is variously reported as 66 and 75. 2003 - Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The Twist," dies in L.A. of…

  10. Jayhawks' Olson, Louris Fly Again

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock'n'roll reunion tours come in many shapes, whether it's the classic rock band cashing in on decades-old nostalgia, or indie-rock darlings tromping though the clubs trying to recover a spark of the Rock'n'roll reunion tours come in many shapes, whether it's…

  11. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Feb. 14-20, 2005).

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Feb. 14-20, 2005). TOTALLY TORI: With new album ("The Beekeeper," Epic, Feb. 22) and book ("Tori Amos: Piece By Piece" co-written with Ann Powers," Broadway, Feb. 8), Tori Amos is a busy woman. This week begins a…

  12. 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),…

  13. Copeland Revels In Incubus Live Jam

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Recalling last month's opportunity to get back in front of a live audience during a guest spot with Incubus, former Police drummer Stewart Copeland says even though "there were a few fender benders, s Recalling last month's opportunity to get back in front of a live audience…

  14. Maroon5 Tapped For Honda Civic Tour

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Maroon5 will headline the fifth-annual Honda Civic Tour, kicking off March 11 in Los Angeles. Phantom Planet, the Donnas and the Thrills will open various shows during the outing. "Honda has been such Maroon5 will headline the fifth-annual Honda Civic Tour, kicking off March 11 in Los…

  15. All That Remains

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST For a band that originated as a very talented goof on the glory days of '80s metal, Fozzy's evolution and growth exceeds that of some other rock acts currently cluttering the airwaves. For a band that originated as a very talented goof on the glory days of '80s metal, Fozzy&…

  16. Vintage Dylan Tape Donated To Library

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST A previously uncirculated tape of a pre-fame Bob Dylan performing folk songs in a Minneapolis apartment has been donated to the Minnesota Historical Society Library. A previously uncirculated tape of a pre-fame Bob Dylan performing folk songs in a Minneapolis apartment has been donated to the…

  17. Modern Rockers Crowd 'Summerland' CD

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST New Found Glory, Bowling For Soup and the All-American Rejects are among the acts featured on the soundtrack to the WB drama "Summerland," Billboard.com has learned. New Found Glory, Bowling For Soup and the All-American Rejects are among the acts featured on the soundtrack to the…

  18. 01TunesOnTV

    December 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 27, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 27 "CMT Insider," CMT Featured artists: Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Dierks…

  19. Billboard Bits: 'Rose & Briar,' Manics, Davie Allan

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on 'Rose & Briar,' Manics, Davie Allan Jay Farrar; Rosanne Cash; Laurie Anderson; Bob Neuwirth; Terre Roche; Shannon McNally; Jenni Muldaur; Rodney Crowell; Steven Van Zandt; Davie Allan; Jimmy Vivino Billboard Bits: 'Rose & Briar,' Manics, Davie Allan Jay…

  20. Harris, Colvin, Finns Whistle 'Dixie'

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Shawn Colvin, Emmylou Harris and the Finn Brothers are among the artists featured on the "Because of Winn-Dixie" soundtrack, due Feb. 1 via Nettwerk. Shawn Colvin, Emmylou Harris and the Finn Brothers are among the artists featured on the "Because of Winn-Dixie" soundtrack…

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