1. Vintage Acts Lead 'Flashback To The Future'

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Such '80s-era acts as Devo, Billy Idol, Tears For Fears, X, Missing Persons, Siouxsie Sioux and a Flock of Seagulls will turn back the musical clock at Los Angeles radio station KROQ's fourth Inland I Such '80s-era acts as Devo, Billy Idol, Tears For Fears, X, Missing Persons,…

  2. Idlewild Inspired By Classics On New Album

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Although he's known for his earnest and introspective tales, Idlewild singer Roddy Woomble says writing lyrics for the band's upcoming 2005 release is more of a chore than anything else. Although he's known for his earnest and introspective tales, Idlewild singer Roddy Woomble…

  3. The Tangled Web

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: Heart & Morpheus and The Wire's blogs. P2P USERS, TAKE HEART: Veteran rock act Heart is the latest group to test out the peer-to-peer waters in an attempt to use one of the news-making illicit networks…

  4. Breaking & Entering

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Ryan Cabrera and Eric Sardinas. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. TAPPING TELEVISION'S OTHER SIMPSONS: With MTV's reigning royal family behind him…

  5. Joseph Arthur Emerges From 'Shadows'

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur has signed a new deal with Vector Recordings, which will release his fourth studio album, "Our Shadows Will Remain," this fall. Singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur has signed a new deal with Vector Recordings, which will release his fourth studio album, …

  6. McGraw To Tour Through The Fall

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw and his band are planning to stay on the road through the fall, with a new leg of tour dates to kick off just two weeks after his current summer trek ends. Tim McGraw and his band are planning to stay on the road through the fall, with a new leg of tour dates to kick off just two…

  7. Adams Takes On 'Rock,' 'Love'

    December 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST In the three years since Ryan Adams left his acclaimed alt-country band, Whiskeytown, fans and critics alike have adored pretty much everything he has put out -- no matter how far it found him strayin In the three years since Ryan Adams left his acclaimed alt-country band, Whiskeytown, fans…

  8. This Day in Music

    December 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s and '70s, dies at a hospital in Roswell, Ga. He is 57 years old. 1999 - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting…

  9. Billboard Bits: Love, Music Midtown, Shins

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories on Courtney Love, Atlanta's Music Midtown festival and the Shins. An advance listen of a track on Courtney Love's upcoming solo album is now streaming on her official Web site . The song "Mono" will be featured on Love's forthcoming Virgin debut, "America…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>R. Kelly takes home a leading six awards, including R&B/hip-hop artist and R&B/hip-hop album of the year for "TP-2.com" at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las 2001 - R. Kelly takes home a leading six awards, including R&B/hip…

  11. ATP Fest To Revisit California

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Organizers for the U.K.-bred All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival have confirmed that the multi-day event will return to Southern California in 2004. Organizers for the U.K.-bred All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival have confirmed that the multi-day event will return to Southern…

  12. Britney In Her 'Zone' Atop Billboard 200

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST The fourth album from Britney Spears gives the media darling her fourth No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200. "In the Zone" sells 609,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, leading three The fourth album from Britney Spears gives the media darling her fourth No. 1 debut…

  13. 2003 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here's are the winners of BMI's annual Country Awards, handed out Nov. 4 in Nashville. "The Baby," songwriter Harley Allen, recorded by Blake Shelton, (Warner Bros. Nashville) published by Coburn Music, Inc. "Beautiful Mess," Sonny…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Billy Ray Cyrus lends his support to two causes when his tour bus stops in 16 different locations on Nashville's Music Row throughout the day to collect food for Second Harvest Food Bank 2000 - Billy Ray Cyrus lends his support to two causes when his tour bus…

  15. This Day in Music

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Jazz pianist Ellis Larkins dies of pneumonia in Baltimore. He is 79. As a vocal accompanist, Larkins backed Ella Fitzgerald on two celebrated albums in the '50s; he also worked with Mild 2002 - Jazz pianist Ellis Larkins dies of pneumonia in Baltimore. He is 79.…

  16. Wildwood Flower

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On the last recording of a life well lived, June Carter Cash revisited the music she knew best, the songs of the Carter Family. On the last recording of a life well lived, June Carter Cash revisited the music she knew best, the songs of the Carter Family. This is an unequalled canon,…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>For the first time ever, the Recording Academy agrees to accept a downloadable single for Grammy consideration. Virgin Records releases two singles, "Dig In," by Lenny Kravitz and "God G 2001 - For the first time ever, the Recording Academy agrees to…

  18. This Day in Music

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, with five wins. 2001 - Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, with five wins. 2001 - Country singer Chris Cagle…

  19. KROQ To Host '80s 'Invasion'

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This year's third annual event will be a largely '80s affair. While Los Angeles station KROQ's 2002 Inland Invasion concert was defiantly punk-themed, this year's third annual event will be a largely '80s affair. Set for Sept. 20 at the Glen Helen Hyundai Pavilion in…

  20. 'Wildwood Flower': June's Final Bloom

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT June Carter Cash's final recordings will be released Sept. 9 via Dualtone Records. Produced by John Carter Cash, her son by fellow country music legend Johnny Cash, "Wildwood Flower" was completed jus June Carter Cash's final recordings will be released Sept. 9 via…

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