1. The Story of My Life

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST This sounds very much like the record Deana Carter has always wanted to make, and is easily her most inspired effort since she exploded with "Did I Shave My Legs for This?" in 1996. This sounds very much like the record Deana Carter has always wanted to make, and is easily her most…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses songs dropping off the Hot 100, U.S. vs. U.K. singles charts and "American Idol" with readers. THEY TOOK IT AWAY, AND QUICKLY Dear Fred, Last week one of your readers inquired about big hits that drop completely out of the charts from a high position. Your…

  3. SXSW 2005 PREVIEW (3 of 4)

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's South by Southwest Music & Media Conference March 16-20 in Austin, Texas: Phoenix, Little Birdy, Wolfmother and Martha Wai Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's South by…

  4. Doves, Mercury Rev Teaming For Tour

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST The trek will begin May 1 in San Francisco and wrap May 23 in Washington, D.C. Doves and Mercury Rev will team for a three-week North American tour following their joint appearances at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. The trek will begin May 1 in San Francisco…

  5. Mashups

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: Mashups. The combination of CD-ripping and home recording software with blog Internet publishing technology has led to an explosion of online mashup destinations featuring the best,…

  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. Coldplay Unveils New Tunes In Los Angeles

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Coldplay unveiled five songs, including the single "Speed of Sound," from its hotly anticipated third album, "X&Y," Saturday night at Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheatre as part of a benefit for r Coldplay unveiled five songs from its hotly anticipated third album…

  9. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Blur plays a surprise show at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. In addition to being one of the group's first ever performances without guitarist Graham Coxon, who 2003 - Blur plays a surprise show at the South By Southwest music festival…

  10. Matt's Mood

    March 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST It has been 21 years since the founders of Matt Bianco recorded an album together ("Whose Side Are You On?"). But original members Mark Reilly (vocals), Danny White (keyboards) and Basia Trzetrzelewsk It has been 21 years since the founders of Matt Bianco recorded an album together …

  11. Some Cities

    March 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Doves' first two albums, "Lost Souls" and "The Last Broadcast," were critically acclaimed, yet the Manchester, England, band never fully caught on stateside. The Doves' first two albums, "Lost Souls" and "The Last Broadcast," were…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to the 'Ray' soundtrack, the Last Poets and Josh Gracin. AT THE MOVIES: The soundtrack to the Ray Charles biopic remains on top of Billboard's Top Soundtracks chart for the 15th non-consecutive week, making "Ray" …

  13. Atlantic Classics Get Modern Remixes

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The storied vaults of Atlantic Records have been raided for a disc of classic 1970s-era soul, funk and jazz re-imagined by contemporary remixers. The storied vaults of Atlantic Records have been raided for a disc of classic 1970s-era soul, funk and jazz re-imagined by contemporary remixers.…

  14. Gorillaz Battle 'Demon Days' On New Album

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cartoon quartet Gorillaz will on May 24 release its sophomore Virgin album, "Demon Days." Cartoon quartet Gorillaz will on May 24 release its sophomore Virgin album, "Demon Days." A video is in production for first single "Feel Good Inc.," featuring De La Soul.…

  15. Lil' Kim Takes Stand At Perjury Trial

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rap star Lil' Kim testified at her federal perjury trial today (March 10) in New York, telling jurors she was bullied by prosecutors when she allegedly lied to a grand jury about a 2001 shootout. Rap star Lil' Kim testified at her federal perjury trial today (March 10) in New York,…

  16. Billboard Bits: Morrissey, Loretta Lynn, Bob Benjamin

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Morrissey, Loretta Lynn, Bob Benjamin The upcoming Morrissey live DVD , "Who Put the 'M' in Manchester," will be screened in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Detroit and Washington, D.C., the evening before its March 29 release via Sanctuary. An additional…

  17. Crystal Method Mixing It Up On CD, Tour

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Electronica duo the Crystal Method has whipped up exclusive remixes of New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle," the Doors' "Roadhouse Blues" and Smashing Pumpkins' "1979" for its... Electronica duo the Crystal Method has whipped up exclusive remixes of…

  18. 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…

  19. Wilco, Gov't Mule Set For Superfly Series

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST New Orleans' ninth annual Superfly During Jazzfest concert series has lined up a slate of performers that includes Wilco, Gov't Mule and Nelly McKay, among others. Organized and promoted by Superfly P New Orleans' ninth annual Superfly During Jazzfest concert series has lined…

  20. Ex-Korn Guitarist Baptized In Jordan River

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Welch, a founding member of the multi-platinum band, and about 20 other white-robed Christian pilgrims from a Bakersfield, Calif., church were immersed by their pastor, Ron Vietti. Former Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch was baptized Saturday in Israel's Jordan River, just…

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