1. 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…

  2. 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,…

  3. 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…

  4. 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&…

  5. 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…

  6. 2005 SPBGMA Awards Winners

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Winners of the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America's (SPBGMA) annual awards, handed out Feb. 6 in Nashville. Below is the complete list of winners of the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America's (SPBGMA) annual awards, handed out Feb. 6 in…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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 …

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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?…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses songs on television and Elvis Presley's No. 1 singles with readers. BIG SCREEN, LITTLE SCREEN Hi Fred, Thanks so much for your weekly column. I always look forward to reading Keith Caulfield's column on Wednesdays, and Fridays I impatiently wait for both of…

  17. Billboard Bits: 'Jam Sessions,' Brian Wilson, Vibert

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on 'Jam Sessions,' Brian Wilson, Luke Vibert Kanye West, Kid Rock, Alanis Morissette and Black Eyed Peas with John Legend will headline American Express' second annual "Jam Sessions" in the days leading up to the Grammy Awards. Additional acts will be announced…

  18. Grammys Add West, Tributes To Charles, Southern Rock

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST This year's top Grammy Awards nominee is planning to show his skills in a monumental way during next month's 47th annual ceremony. This year's top Grammy Awards nominee is planning to show his skills in a monumental way during next month's 47th annual ceremony. Kanye West,…

  19. This Day in Music

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Keyboardist Pete Bardens, a key figure in English blues-rock and progressive rock, dies of lung cancer at his home in Malibu, Calif. He is 57. 2002 - Keyboardist Pete Bardens, a key figure in English blues-rock and progressive rock, dies of lung cancer at his home in…

  20. Eminem, 50, Linkin Park Eyeing Tour?

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST After a year when no stadium tours were on the road, very preliminary talks are underway for a monster stadium-level package that would include Eminem, 50 Cent, Linkin Park, and at least one other roc After a year when no stadium tours were on the road, very preliminary talks are underway for…

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