1. Mike Peters

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Dead Men walk into a recording studio for the first time and the results are even better than expected. Mike Peters Thursday 6th October-Cleethorpes A drive out to the East Coast, Cleethorpes and the fresh sea air. Jim and I take a walk down the beach and into the small town.…

  2. 'Hour' Is Nigh For New Warren G CD

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rapper Warren G has aligned with Hawino/Lightyear for the Oct. 11 release of his first album in four years. Veteran artist Warren G has aligned with Hawino/Lightyear for the Oct. 11 release of his first album in four years. "In the Mid-Nite Hour" is led by the singles "…

  3. Dickinson, Bishop Add Drama To 'Forty Shades'

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A mix of roots rock, R&B, blues and pop artists including Jim Dickinson, Jay Blackfoot and Tindersticks' Dickon Hinchcliffe have contributed to the soundtrack for "Forty Shades of Blue," due Sept. A mix of roots rock, R&B, blues and pop artists including Jim Dickinson,…

  4. Dr. Dre Hoping To 'Shock' On Next Album

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT It's been six years since hip-hop legend Dr. Dre's last studio album, and its planned follow-up, reportedly titled "Detox," seems no closer to completion. But one of his key collaborators tells Billbo It's been six years since hip-hop legend Dr. Dre's last studio…

  5. CHART BEAT

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Hilary Duff, Elvin Bishop and Jody Watley. LUCKY NUMBER : Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" (Island) hits the 13-week mark as the No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. It's the first song to…

  6. Roadrunner 'All-Stars' Unite For Anniversary

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Recorded under the name Roadrunner United, the project contains all-new tracks crafted by 57 hard rock and heavy metal artists from 45 of the label's past and present bands, including Slipknot, Coal C As tipped here in March, Roadrunner Records will mark its 25th anniversary with "…

  7. Country Acts Set For 'Sound And Speed' Fest

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT NASCAR drivers and country stars will team up in January for a new Nashville festival with the impossibly long name "Nextel Sound and Speed Presented by SunTrust, a Motorsports and Music Celebration." NASCAR drivers and country stars will team up in January for a new Nashville…

  8. Ennio Morricone Gets Compiled By Ipecac

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Renowned movie composer Ennio Morricone will be celebrated this fall with a new double-disc compilation, "Crime and Dissonance." Renowned movie composer Ennio Morricone will be celebrated this fall with a new double-disc compilation, "Crime and Dissonance." Due Sept. 6 via…

  9. Stars Donate Funds To Country Hall

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill, Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich are among the many musicians who are donating proceeds from one of their concerts to the... Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill, Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich are among the many musicians who are donating proceeds from one of their…

  10. This Day in Music

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>The Grand Ole Opry, carried since 1925 on WSM radio in Nashville, begins webcasting at www.opry.com or www.wsmonline.com. 2000 - The Grand Ole Opry, carried since 1925 on WSM radio in Nashville, begins webcasting at www.opry.com or www.wsmonline.com. 1999 - Geri…

  11. Austin Takes The Mic On So So Def Debut

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey's current hit, "We Belong Together," is just one example of co-author Johnta Austin's songwriting prowess. Mariah Carey's current hit, "We Belong Together," is just one example of co-author Johnta Austin's songwriting prowess. But listeners…

  12. TunesOnTV

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 18-24, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 18 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Il Divo (also scheduled: Simon Cowell, Debbie Travis, Michael Schlow). "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Jimmy Eat World, Ice…

  13. 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The complete list of 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards winners, handed out April 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Below is the complete list of 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards winners, handed out April 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.…

  14. Billboard Bits: Les Paul, 'Los Kidz Bop,' CMT

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Les Paul, 'Los Kidz Bop,' CMT With his 90th birthday around the corner, guitar legend Les Paul is working on a new album that will find him collaborating with Eric Clapton, Sting, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora, Joss Stone, the Goo Goo Dolls' Johnny Rzeznik, Peter…

  15. Ask Billboard

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Whitney Houston, Fiona Apple and Christina Milian. FIRST THINGS FIRST Hi Keith, I have been a fan of Whitney Houston's voice for years now. Despite her recent return to a rehabilitation center, does she still have any plans for…

  16. South By Southwest Diary: March 17

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the second installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marte South By Southwest Diary: March 17 Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW)…

  17. B&E: Comeback Kid

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Comeback Kid Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. With its Victory debut, "Wake the Dead," Canadian act Comeback Kid may do…

  18. 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…

  19. Betts Jams With Kid Rock, Preps Live CD/DVD

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey Betts dropped in on Kid Rock's show last night (Feb. 10) at Los Angeles' House of Blues, guesting on covers of the Allmans' "Ramblin' Man" and Ray Charles' "Wha Former Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey Betts…

  20. B&E: Black Maria

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Black Maria. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Victory Records has a new hard rock darling on the Billboard charts with the Black…

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