1. Minutemen Remembered In New Documentary

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Being in a punk band during the 1980s did not automatically secure you a mega-buck record deal, constant MTV rotation and a spot on the Grammys. Being in a punk band during the 1980s did not automatically secure you a mega-buck record deal, constant MTV rotation and a spot on the Grammys. In…

  2. Springsteen Stares Down 'Devils' On New Album

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen re-teams with producer Brendan O'Brien on his 19th album, "Devils & Dust," which Columbia will release on April 26. Bruce Springsteen re-teams with producer Brendan O'Brien on his 19th album, "Devils & Dust," which Columbia will release…

  3. 3 Doors Down Steers Straight To No. 1

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Doors Down's "Seventeen Days" (Republic/Universal) was the album of choice for Valentine's Day shoppers this year, as the group earns the highest-charting set and best sales week of its career with 3 Doors Down's "Seventeen Days" (Republic/Universal) was…

  4. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. "Bless The Broken Road," Rascal Flatts 2. "YOU'RE MY BETTER HALF," KEITH URBAN 3. "Mud On The Tires," Brad Paisley 4. "Nothin' To Lose," Josh Gracin 5. "Nothin 'Bout Love Makes Sense," LeAnn…

  5. Ask Billboard

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about "The O.C.," Fantasia, Kelly Clarkson and best-selling female artists. MUSIC AND 'THE O.C.' Keith, I'm a big fan of "The O.C." on Fox. How do they go about selecting music for the show? Does the production…

  6. 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…

  7. TunesOnTV

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 14-20, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, FEB. 14 "All-Star Jams-Viewer Dedications," VH1 Classic Featured artist: Brian McKnight. "Today," NBC Featured artist: Michael Buble. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,…

  8. Star-Packed Performances Power Grammys

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST As has become tradition, the CBS broadcast of the Grammy Awards ceremony was more about performances than awards. Of the 107 Grammys handed out, only 11 were presented during last night's (Feb. 13) th As has become tradition, the CBS broadcast of the Grammy Awards ceremony was more about…

  9. Different Days

    February 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST It is apropos that L'altra is in close alphabetical proximity to Lali Puna and Lamb in the record bins. With electro-pop cool and elements of moody, brooding rock, "Different Days" is epic in sound an It is apropos that L'altra is in close alphabetical proximity to Lali…

  10. About Them Shoes

    February 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Several years after recording sessions began, longtime Howlin' Wolf guitarist Hubert Sumlin's "solo" album, featuring a slew of high-profile guests, finally appears. "About Them Shoes" is worth the wa Several years after recording sessions began, longtime Howlin&…

  11. Steely Dan Sits For 'Piano Jazz'

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Steely Dan's February 2003 visit to Marian McPartland's "Piano Jazz" show on National Public Radio will be released March 15 on CD via Concord Records. Steely Dan's February 2003 visit to Marian McPartland's "Piano Jazz" show on National Public Radio…

  12. Doobie Bros. Drummer Keith Knudsen Dies

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Knudsen, the longtime Doobie Brothers drummer who was part of the band during a string of hits that included "Taking It to the Streets" and "Black Water," died of pneumonia yesterday (Feb. 7). H Keith Knudsen, the longtime Doobie Brothers drummer who was part of the…

  13. Ask Billboard

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Darren Hayes, Madonna and Billboard's Top Comprehensive Albums chart. POP!ULARITY Keith, I am a huge Darren Hayes fan. I know he has a new CD called "The Tension and the Spark." I am interested to know if his new album is…

  14. TunesOnTV

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 7-13, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, FEB. 7 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Ashanti (also scheduled: Leah Remini). "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Tina Turner …

  15. Soul Shaker

    February 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST San Francisco-based blues guitarist Tommy Castro has always leavened his blues with a bit of rock and more than a little R&B. On "Soul Shaker," he definitely indulges the soulful bent of his music San Francisco-based blues guitarist Tommy Castro has always leavened his blues…

  16. First CMA Music Fest Artists Confirmed

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts and Gretchen Wilson are among the initial slate of performers set to appear at the 2005 CMA Music Festival. Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts and Gretchen Wilson are…

  17. Ask Billboard

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Paul McCartney, Dixie Chicks, Fleetwood Mac and Mick Fleetwood. MACCA RETURNS Keith, I heard Paul McCartney is going on tour this year. I think it was reported on billboard.com, but I didn't see it there. What cities is he coming to?…

  18. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. "Mud On The Tires," Brad Paisley 2. "You're My Better Half," Keith Urban 3. "THE BROKEN ROAD," RASCAL FLATTS 4. "Awful, Beautiful Life," Darryl Worley 5. "When I Think About Cheatin'," Gretchen…

  19. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Internet leaks of the new Janet Jackson track "Just a Little While" spur Virgin Records to digitally deliver the cut to U.S. radio outlets. The Dallas Austin-produced song, a mid-tempo n 2004 - Internet leaks of the new Janet Jackson track "Just a…

  20. Billboard Bits: CMT Awards, AIC, C-Murder, Osbourne

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on CMT Awards, AIC, C-Murder, Kelly Osbourne Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson are the first performers confirmed for the 2005 CMT Music Awards. Set for April 11 at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center, the two-hour event will be hosted by comedian…

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