1. 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…

  2. Anastasio Plots Big Easy Super Jam

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Trey Anastasio will anchor the annual SuperJam as part of the ninth annual Superfly during Jazzfest series in New Orleans. Trey Anastasio will anchor the annual SuperJam as part of the ninth annual Superfly during Jazzfest series in New Orleans. The event will be held April 30 at the city&…

  3. Avril Lavigne Plots Summer Tour

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Avril Lavigne will spend most of the summer on the road in North America, beginning July 13 in London, Ontario, and wrapping Sept. 3 in Montreal. Gavin DeGraw and Butch Walker will serve as opening ac Avril Lavigne will spend most of the summer on the road in North America, beginning July 13…

  4. 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…

  5. This Day in Music

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Steve Winwood receives a lifetime achievement award at the 2004 Jammys, held at New York's Roseland Ballroom. 2004 - Steve Winwood receives a lifetime achievement award at the 2004 Jammys, held at New York's Roseland Ballroom. 2004 - The legacy of Seattle…

  6. Rock, Country Acts To Visit Music Midtown

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Superstars from the world of rock and country will descend on Atlanta's annual Music Midtown festival, which runs June 10-12. Superstars from the world of rock and country will descend on Atlanta's annual Music Midtown festival, which runs June 10-12. Among the first wave of…

  7. 12TunesOnTV

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 13-20, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MARCH 14 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Percy Sledge (also scheduled: Will Farrell). "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kelly Clarkson (also scheduled: Michelle…

  8. TunesOnTV

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 7-13, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MARCH 7 "The Tony Danza Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Vanessa Carlton (also scheduled: Dixie Carter, Lori Loughlin). "American Idol," Fox Featured artist: Paula Abdul …

  9. Billboard Bits: Summer Tours, Nickelback, BNL

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Summer Tours, Nickelback, BNL Talk is starting to heat up about early summer tour packages for North America. Among the outings believed to be in the works are a Don Henley/Stevie Nicks bill, a Queensryche/Judas Priest pairing and a tour featuring Robert Plant and another high-profile…

  10. 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 17 in Las Vegas: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR BROOKS & DUNN KENNY CHESNEY TOBY KEITH TIM McGRAW KEITH URBAN TOP MALE VOCALIST KENNY CHESNEY ALAN JACKSON TOBY…

  11. Foxx Wins Best Actor For 'Ray' Portrayal

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jamie Foxx was crowned best actor at the 77th Academy Awards last night (Feb. 27) in Los Angeles for his portrayal of late music legend Ray Charles in the hit film "Ray." Foxx was also nominated for b Jamie Foxx was crowned best actor at the 77th Academy Awards last night (Feb. 27)…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Westlife, chart records, Greek artists, Mariah Carey and "Rich Girl" with readers. LIVING THE WESTLIFE Hi, I have been a U.S. fan of Irish pop group Westlife for several years and I think I have a good question to ask you about them. At the beginning of their…

  13. Sugar Hill Launches Roots Festival

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Venerable roots music label Sugar Hill Records has hatched plans for a two-day festival in Durham, N.C.'s American Tobacco Historic District. Venerable roots music label Sugar Hill Records has hatched plans for a two-day festival in Durham, N.C.'s American Tobacco Historic District …

  14. Crowell Celebrates 'Outsider' Status On New CD

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rodney Crowell has been trying to shake labels like "country" and "singer/songwriter" for years, and it's a message he delivers loud and clear on his latest studio album. Rodney Crowell has been trying to shake labels like "country" and "singer…

  15. Wallflowers Ready 'Rebel' Return

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST After more than three years away, the Wallflowers are plotting a May 24 return with the Interscope set "Rebel, Sweetheart." The Jakob Dylan-led act's fifth album will be preceded in mid-March by the r After more than three years away, the Wallflowers are plotting a May 24…

  16. Soundgarden Mates Revive Hater

    February 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Soundgarden bassist Ben Shepherd has put the finishing touches on archival tapes that will constitute the second album from Hater, a side project with former Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron th Former Soundgarden bassist Ben Shepherd has put the finishing touches on archival tapes that…

  17. Womack's Back, And Back To Her Roots

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After a three-year break between albums, Lee Ann Womack is back with a new set that has Music Row buzzing. Returning full circle to her country roots, "There's More Where That Came From" (due Feb. 8 from MCA Nashville) showcases…

  18. TV On The Radio, Interpol Lead Plug Awards

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST New York-based rock acts TV On The Radio and Interpol took top honors at last night's (Feb. 9) Plug Awards in New York City. TV On The Radio won album of the year for its Touch & Go release "Despe New York-based rock acts TV On The Radio and Interpol took top honors at last…

  19. Update: Puddle Of Mudd Drummer Defects To 3DD

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Doors Down has drafted Puddle Of Mudd drummer Greg Upchurch to join its ranks, replacing the recently exited Daniel Adair. 3 Doors Down has drafted Puddle Of Mudd drummer Greg Upchurch to join its ranks, replacing the recently exited Daniel Adair. Calling Upchurch "a brilliant drummer,…

  20. Billboard Bits: 'Robots,' Early Man, Lou Barlow

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on 'Robots,' Early Man, Lou Barlow Fountains Of Wayne ("Tell Me What You Already Did"), Ricky Fante ("Shine") and Earth, Wind & Fire ("Love's Dance") have recorded new songs for the "Robots" soundtrack, due March 1 via Virgin.…

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