1. Blackalicious Polishes Its 'Craft'

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop duo Blackalicious has signed with Epitaph imprint Anti, which will on Sept. 27 release the group's new album, "The Craft." Hip-hop duo Blackalicious has signed with Epitaph imprint Anti, which will on Sept. 27 release the group's new album, "The Craft." …

  2. Minogue Faces Imminent Cancer Operation

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of a breast cancer diagnosis, international pop star Kylie Minogue is expected to undergo an operation this week in Melbourne. Up to this point, tests confirm that the disease has not spre In the wake of a breast cancer diagnosis, international pop star Kylie Minogue is expected…

  3. Lohan Eyes 'Mission: Impossible" Role

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lindsay Lohan has a mission ... and she wants to accept it. The actress/singer says she has met with "Mission: Impossible III" director J.J. Abrams regarding the possibility of starring in the third i Lindsay Lohan has a mission ... and she wants to accept it. The actress/singer…

  4. Santana Album Pushed To September

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Originally scheduled for a June 21 release via Arista, Carlos Santana's new album, "All That I Am," has been pushed to Sept. 6. The reason for the change was unknown at deadline. Originally scheduled for a June 21 release via Arista, Carlos Santana's new album , "All…

  5. Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza Bolster Lineups

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two of this summer's major festivals have bolstered their lineups. Two of this summer's major festivals have bolstered their lineups. Playing their first show in several years, the all-star collective the Word (John Medeski, Robert Randolph, North Mississippi Allstars) will regroup…

  6. Hancock Reimagines Headhunters For Summer Shows

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jazz legend Herbie Hancock has restaffed his famed Headhunters ensemble with a host of notable names and will take the band on the road for four shows this summer. Jazz legend Herbie Hancock has restaffed his famed Headhunters ensemble with a host of notable names and will take the band on…

  7. Martha Wainwright

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On her self-titled, full-length debut, Martha Wainwright succeeds where so many baby-voiced female singers have failed. On her self-titled, full-length debut, Martha Wainwright succeeds where so many baby-voiced female singers have failed. Though accenting the vulnerability her vocals…

  8. 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.…

  9. This Day in Music

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome. He is 36. Baroni had been in a coma since March 19, following a motorcycle accident in Rome. 2002 - Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome.…

  10. Exploration

    March 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion's debut album is much more than the sum of its parts, though the parts are pretty great. Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion's debut album is much more than the sum of its parts, though the parts are pretty great. Sarah Lee, Arlo's daughter…

  11. Founding Blind Boy George Scott Dies

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST George Scott, founding baritone of gospel vocal group the Blind Boys Of Alabama, died yesterday (March 9) at his home in Durham, N.C., according to a statement. He was 75. George Scott, founding baritone of gospel vocal group the Blind Boys Of Alabama, died yesterday (March 9) at his home in…

  12. Anastasio Books Spring U.S. Tour

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The trek will begin April 26 in Richmond, Va., and wrap with a May 13-14 stand at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Former Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio has confirmed a three-week U.S. tour that will include a previously announced May 1 stop at New Orleans' Jazz & Heritage…

  13. Billboard Bits: Summer Tours, Nickelback, BNL

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Summer Tours, Nickelback, BNL Talk is starting to heat up about early summer tour packages for North America. Among the outings believed to be in the works are a Don Henley/Stevie Nicks bill, a Queensryche/Judas Priest pairing and a tour featuring Robert Plant and another high-profile…

  14. Dylan, Dave, Dead Crowd Bonnaroo Live Set

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Live tracks from Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews and the Dead lead the track list for "Bonnaroo 2004," an audio chronicle of the third edition of the Manchester, Tenn.-based music festival. The double-disc s Live tracks from Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews and the Dead lead the track list for …

  15. Edwards Is 'Back' With New Album

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On her sophomore album "Back to Me," 26-year-old Canadian singer/songwriter Kathleen Edwards boldly declares her prowess at seduction. On the title track, she warns, "I've got ways to make you sing my songs/Ones I ain't…

  16. Hancock Surrounded By Stars On New Album

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Herbie Hancock is surrounded by stars on his as-yet-untitled next album, due Sept. 13 via Vector. Among the artists already on tap with the jazz legend are Sting, Annie Lennox, Carlos Santana and Trey How does Starbucks, which partnered with Concord on Ray Charles' Grammy Award-sweeping …

  17. Amos Expresses Herself With New Album, Book

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST A version of a Tori Amos feature that appears in the Feb. 19 issue of Billboard, expanded and modified for Billboard.com. At midlife, Tori Amos understands that she cannot rule life's tidal shifts, only navigate them," Ann Powers writes near the end of the new book "Tori Amos:…

  18. 47th Annual Grammy Awards Winners

    February 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Winners of the 47th annual Grammy Awards, presented Feb. 13, 2005, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Staples Center. Below are the winners of the 47th annual Grammy Awards, presented Feb. 13, 2005, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Staples Center. Record Of The Year …

  19. NYC Rockers Come Alive On 'Continental' CDs

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Live recordings from Joey, Dee Dee and Marky Ramone, the Lunachicks, the Bouncing Souls, the Dead Boys' Cheetah Chrome and Cro-Mags lead the track list for "Best of NYC -- Live at Continental," to be Live recordings from Joey, Dee Dee and Marky Ramone, the Lunachicks, the…

  20. Santana Signs On For Oscars, Summer Tour

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Carlos Santana will team with Enrique Iglesias to perform the Oscar-nominated song of the year "Al Otro Lado Del Rio" (from "The Motorcycle Diaries") at the Academy Awards. Carlos Santana will team with Enrique Iglesias to perform the Oscar-nominated song of the year "…

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