1. Opry Star Skeeter Davis Dies

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, died yesterday (Sept. 19), at Nashville's St. Thomas Hospital. She was 73. Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, died yesterday (Sept. 19), at Nashville's St. Thomas Hospital. She was 73. The artist, born Mary Frances Penick…

  2. Punk Legend Johnny Ramone Dies At 55

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Johnny Ramone, a founding member of pioneering punk act the Ramones, died yesterday afternoon (Sept. 15) at his home in Los Angeles. He was 55 and had been suffering from prostate cancer for some time Johnny Ramone, a founding member of pioneering punk act the Ramones, died yesterday…

  3. 'Fahrenheit' CD To Benefit Rock The Vote

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M., Neil Young and the Go-Go's are among the acts whose songs are featured on the soundtrack to director Michael Moore's documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11." R.E.M., Neil Young and the Go-Go's are among the acts whose songs are featured on the soundtrack to director…

  4. Strokes, Blondie Set For Ramones Benefit

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Strokes and Blondie will perform at a Johnny Ramone-spearheaded benefit for Cedars Sinai Cancer Research Center and the Lymphoma Cancer Research Foundation. The Strokes and Blondie will perform at a Johnny Ramone-spearheaded benefit for Cedars Sinai Cancer Research Center and the Lymphoma…

  5. 37TunesOnTV

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 6-12, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 6 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Ryan Cabrera (also scheduled: Wolfgang Puck, Wayne Brady). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Jill…

  6. Pixies Prevail In Slow Touring Season

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears, Lenny Kravitz and Christina Aguilera have scrapped tours. Lollapalooza crashed and burned. The U.S. touring market has been in dire straits all summer. But a savior showed up in the ve Britney Spears, Lenny Kravitz and Christina Aguilera have scrapped tours. Lollapalooza…

  7. 33TunesOnTV

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 9-15,2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 9 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Sarah McLachlan. "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Richard Marx (also scheduled: Mark Consuelos …

  8. DVD Offers Inside Look At The Ramones

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT From the time he rejoined the Ramones in 1987, drummer Marky Ramone toted a video camera during the band's trips around the world. It's that footage that allows fans intimate access to the legendary N From the time he rejoined the Ramones in 1987, drummer Marky Ramone toted a video…

  9. Guitar Heroes Pen Kid-Friendly 'Songs'

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Slash, matchbox twenty's Kyle Cook, Living Colour's Vernon Reid, Stone Temple Pilots' Dean DeLeo and Marc Ford are among the guitarists appearing on "Sing a Song With Six Strings," a collection of tra Slash, matchbox twenty's Kyle Cook, Living Colour's…

  10. Vintage Blues Performances Unearthed

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A third volume of performances from the American Folk Blues Festival will hit stores Aug. 31 via Hip-O. A third volume of performances from the American Folk Blues Festival will hit stores Aug. 31 via Hip-O. "The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1966, Volume 3" contains 18…

  11. ZZ Top Axeman Jams With QOTSA

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Queens Of The Stone Age were joined this week in a Los Angeles studio by ZZ Top guitarist Billy F. Gibbons. While working on their next Interscope studio album , Queens Of The Stone Age were joined this week in a Los Angeles studio by ZZ Top guitarist Billy F. Gibbons. According to QOTSA'…

  12. Producer Auctioning Classic Rock Treasures

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Famed producer Eddie Kramer has put more than 2,000 items from his collection up for sale at the online site Backstage Auctions, including a host of rare Led Zeppelin recordings, Kiss' 1973 demo tape, Famed producer Eddie Kramer has put more than 2,000 items from his collection up for…

  13. The Pogues To Reunite In December

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Irish rock act the Pogues will stage a brief reunion tour, its first since 2001, in the United Kingdom, beginning Dec. 13 with a two-night stand at Glasgow's Academy. Irish rock act the Pogues will stage a brief reunion tour, its first since 2001, in the United Kingdom, beginning Dec. 13…

  14. Slipknot Sets International Dates

    December 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Slipknot has added a June 4 stop at the Rock in Rio-Lisbon festival to its 2004 tour calendar, which currently only features a handful of international stops. Slipknot has added a June 4 stop at the Rock in Rio-Lisbon festival to its 2004 tour calendar, which currently only features a handful…

  15. NYC Corner To Bear Ramone's Name

    November 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Joey Ramone's name will grace a street corner near the East Village club that the trailblazing Ramones helped turn into a punk rock destination. The corner of Second Street and Bowery near the legenda Joey Ramone's name will grace a street corner near the East Village club that the…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Clay Aiken, platinum albums, lengthy titles, singles and more with readers. SYMBOLIC Dear Mr. Bronson, I have a question regarding Clay Aiken's RIAA symbol, or lack thereof, on the Billboard Web site. Billboard.com states that the symbol is the RIAA's…

  17. Billboard Bits: Puddle Of Mudd, Hilary Duff, Incredible Moses Leroy

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories on a Puddle Of Mudd contest, a Hilary Duff DVD and an Incredible Moses Leroy tour. Hard-rock act Puddle Of Mudd, whose sophomore album, "Life on Display," will be released Nov. 25 through Flawless/Geffen Records, is giving fans a chance to join the band on tour for a week.…

  18. IMA ROBOT

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST The roots of Ima Robot can be found in a beat box. The roots of Ima Robot can be found in a beat box. "I was into hip-hop a lot and messin' around with beats," singer Alex Ebert tells Billboard.com. "I wanted to record a demo and wanted someone to play guitar on it and I…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses the Carpenters, Madonna, Britney Spears and Clay Aiken with readers. 'BABY' LOVE Hello Fred: I enjoyed your recent "Chart Beat Bonus" item about No. 1 songs with titles beginning with the word "Baby." I would add an honorable mention to the…

  20. Disturbed, Taproot Wield Live 'Weapon'

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Disturbed, Taproot, Chevelle and Unloco take center stage on the upcoming Intoxication/Reprise Records release of "Music as a Weapon II," a live CD recorded on the bands' spring tour of that same name Disturbed, Taproot, Chevelle and Unloco take center stage on the upcoming…

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