1. Matchbox Twenty Hoping For Musical Reinvention

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Asked what it took to bring the members of the Rob Thomas-fronted act back together, Kyle Cook tells Billboard.com with a smile, "Vegas, cash, New Year's Eve and booze, all in that order." After a two-year break, matchbox twenty is gearing up for a Dec. 30-Jan. 1 reunion at the…

  2. Billboard Bits: Warped Tour, MTV Latin Awards, Witch

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Warped Tour, MTV Latin Awards, Witch Rise Against, Thursday, Motion City Soundtrack, From First To Last and NOFX are the first acts confirmed for the 2006 Vans Warped Tour. The 2005 edition of the trek featured the Offspring, My Chemical Romance, Thrice and Hawthorne Heights, among…

  3. 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 "…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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.…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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)…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Tenacious D Rocks With Vedder, Grohl, Beck

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tenacious D drafted a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at its benefit for Asian tsunami relief last night (Jan. 17) at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre. The show featured solo sets from Pearl Ja Tenacious D drafted a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at its benefit for…

  14. Rob Thomas Solo Debut Due In May

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Matchbox twenty frontman Rob Thomas will release his as-yet-untitled solo debut in May via Atlantic Records. The set features a guest spot by singer/songwriter John Mayer on guitar on an unnamed track Matchbox twenty frontman Rob Thomas will release his as-yet-untitled solo debut in May via…

  15. Billboard Bits: Fountains Of Wayne, 112, Shipping News

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Fountains Of Wayne, 112, Shipping News Fountains Of Wayne is assembling an album of B-sides for release next year on S-Curve. According to a spokesperson, the as-yet-untitled set will cull "almost every B-side the band has released since its first single in 1996," as well as…

  16. Trainwreck Steams Ahead On Debut Album

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Trainwreck, the band led by Kyle Gass when he's not rocking as half of Tenacious D, is at work on its full-length debut with the Dust Brothers' John King producing. Trainwreck, the band led by Kyle Gass when he's not rocking as half of Tenacious D, is at work on its full-length…

  17. Tenacious D's 'Destiny' In Sight

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST The highly anticipated film "Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny" will likely begin shooting in March, group member Kyle Gass tells Billboard.com. Beforehand, Gass and partner Jack Black will hit the s The highly anticipated film "Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny" will…

  18. Randy Travis Is Not Just 'Passing Through' Word

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After three successful gospel collections, Randy Travis returns to his first love -- country music -- on "Passing Through." Due Nov. 9, the album marks the first time Word Records, a 53-year-old Christian label, has worked a straight…

  19. Matchbox Twenty Guitarist Goes Solo

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Matchbox twenty guitarist Kyle Cook will on Oct. 29 self-release the debut EP from his side band, the New Left. The six-track "Let Go" finds Cook collaborating with drummer Brett Borges, bassist John Matchbox twenty guitarist Kyle Cook will on Oct. 29 self-release the debut EP from…

  20. Billboard Bits: Crue, 'Austin City Limits,' & More

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Motley Crue, 'Austin City Limits,' Diamond Rio/Trace Adkins and Sigur Ros Sources close to the situation tell Billboard.com that discussions are under way for a Motley Crue reunion tour featuring all four original band members -- Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil and Mick…

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