1. U2 Announces Tour Plans Through August

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST As exclusively revealed here Friday, U2 will kick off its 2005 Vertigo tour March 28 in San Diego. Sixteen North American dates are on tap so far for the first leg of the tour, which wraps May 26 in B As exclusively revealed here Friday, U2 will kick off its 2005 Vertigo tour March 28 in San…

  2. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Lavigne wins for favorite female artist and breakthrough artist, as well as the sty 2003 - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at…

  3. This Day in Music

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz Library, dies of a heart attack in Santa Monica, Calif. He is 68. In the late '50s, Givens' indie imprint was among the first 1999 - Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz…

  4. '64-'95

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The title of Lemon Jelly's latest may make you think that the British duo has been punching out its breaks and licks for more than 30 years. The title of Lemon Jelly's latest may make you think that the British duo has been punching out its breaks and licks for more than 30 years.…

  5. Bonnaroo Sets Initial 2005 Lineup

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Dave Matthews Band, Modest Mouse, Joss Stone and Toots and the Maytals are among the first acts confirmed for Tennessee's fourth annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The Dave Matthews Band, Modest Mouse, Joss Stone and Toots and the Maytals are among the first acts confirmed for…

  6. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer Brit Award revoked after officials realize she isn't that new after all. The singer's song "Thank You" was made famous as the backin 2002 - Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer…

  7. Was (Not Was) Finds New Life On Tour

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Was (Not Was) just wrapped its first set of U.S. dates since 1990 and is planning a lengthier tour for April. With a greatest hits compilation and a new album due this spring, things are finally heati Was (Not Was) just wrapped its first set of U.S. dates since 1990 and is planning a…

  8. The MASSIVE Database and the Internet Archive

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: The MASSIVE Database and the Internet Archive. BACK TO SCHOOL ROCK: Part of the National Science Foundation's National Science Digital Library, " The MASSIVE Database "…

  9. The Vandals Ring In 2005 In Iraq

    January 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST While Saddam Hussein spent a second New Year's Eve in a jail cell, a Southern California rock band known for such albums as "Hitler Bad, Vandals Good" and "Look What I Almost Stepped In" played in the While Saddam Hussein spent a second New Year's Eve in a jail…

  10. Music In The Sundance Spotlight

    December 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music seems to take a bigger role each year at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The Jan. 20-30 independent film showcase will see a slate of eclectic live performances to entertai Music seems to take a bigger role each year at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park…

  11. Billboard Bits: Belew, Kitaro, Waters

    December 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on Adrian Belew, Kitaro and Heather Waters. Adrian Belew has set Jan. 25 as the release date for his latest solo album, "Side One" (Sanctuary). The nine-track set was recorded with Primus leader/bassist Les Claypool and Tool drummer Danny Carey. "'Side One'…

  12. 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…

  13. Leftover Salmon Going On Hiatus

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST With the last show of its upcoming four-night stand (Dec. 28-31) at Denver's Fox Theater taking place exactly 15 years to the day after its first concert, the members of Leftover Salmon have announced With the last show of its upcoming four-night stand (Dec. 28-31) at Denver's Fox…

  14. Young Larsen Has A Music Biz 'Education'

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Blaine Larsen may only be 18 years old, but he already has experienced the highs and lows of a career in the music business. At the moment, he's in the midst of one of the best highs the business offers. His first single for his new label…

  15. Ex-Jane's Members Working On Debut Album

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Panic Channel, a new band featuring former Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, bassist Chris Chaney and drummer Stephen Perkins, plus Skycycle vocalist Steve Isaacs, has recorded more than ha The Panic Channel, a new band featuring former Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave…

  16. 51TunesOnTV

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 13-19, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 13 "The Tony Danza Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Hayley Westenra (also scheduled: Anjelica Houston, Michael McKean). "Playlistism," MTV2 Featured artists: Ying Yang…

  17. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Dec. 6-12)

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Dec. 6-12, 2004). THE BEST OF THE BEST: You may see this as self-serving promotion, but I see it as simple facts. Billboard's charts are based on Nielsen SoundScan data of actual sales and airplay monitored by Nielsen Broadcast Data…

  18. TunesOnTV

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 6-12, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 6 "The View," ABC Featured artist: Rascal Flatts (also scheduled: Andy Garcia). "100% Usher," Fuse Featured artist: Usher. "Total Request Live (TRL)," MTV…

  19. Restored

    December 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST In somewhat of an upset, this Indiana newcomer walked away with the male vocalist of the year accolade during the Gospel Music Assn.'s Dove Awards in April. One listen to this impressive collection ma In somewhat of an upset, this Indiana newcomer walked away with the male vocalist of…

  20. Billboard Bits: Falls Festival, Pixies, DMB

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Falls Festival, Pixies, Dave Matthews Band The Black Keys, De La Soul, Billy Bragg and the Thrills are among the acts confirmed for the Falls Festival, to be held Dec. 30-Jan. 1 in Victoria, Australia, and Marion Bay, Tasmania, respectively. The bill also features the Living End, John…

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