1. This Day in Music

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Folk music singer/songwriter Tom Glazer dies in Philadelphia. Glazer, 88, is best known for the 1963 novelty song "On Top of Spaghetti." 2003 - Folk music singer/songwriter Tom Glazer dies in Philadelphia. Glazer, 88, is best known for the 1963 novelty song…

  2. Jerry Lee Tearing It Up With Rock Legends

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock legend Jerry Lee Lewis has drafted some of the biggest names in rock for his first new studio album since 1995. Rock legend Jerry Lee Lewis has drafted some of the biggest names in rock for his first new studio album since 1995. According to his manager Jimmy Ripp, the as-yet-untitled…

  3. Prosecutors: Jackson TV Interviews Are Evidence

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's "admissions" in a pair of TV interviews that he shared his bedroom with young boys help prove him guilty of child molestation and should be shown to jurors at his trial, prosecutors Michael Jackson's "admissions" in a pair of TV interviews that…

  4. This Day in Music

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for his 1977 song "Take This Job and Shove It," dies in a Nashville nursing home of emphysema and diabetes, among other problems. He is 64. 2003 - Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for his 1977 song "…

  5. 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:…

  6. Bryant, Taylor Among Jackson Witnesses

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST The defense witness list in Michael Jackson's trial includes Jackson's own children and a variety of celebrities, among them Kobe Bryant and Elizabeth Taylor, his lawyer told jury prospects today (Feb The defense witness list in Michael Jackson's trial includes Jackson's…

  7. Chili Peppers, Neil Young Honor Brian Wilson

    February 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mike Love and the rest of the surviving Beach Boys stayed away, but luminaries such as Neil Young and Jeff Beck showed up in Hollywood on Friday as the music industry honored Brian Wilson at a black-t Mike Love and the rest of the surviving Beach Boys stayed away, but luminaries such as Neil…

  8. Winter Songs

    February 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST With the history of serious, frosty songwriting, it is only fitting that new-folk act Matt Pond PA comes right out and makes a record about the coldest season of the year. With the history of serious, frosty songwriting, it is only fitting that new-folk act Matt Pond PA comes right out and…

  9. Poll: Wilson Wins 'Best New Artist'

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Gretchen Wilson will win the best new artist Grammy on Sunday night (Feb. 13), according to a Billboard.com poll. The upstart country singer pulled in 50% of 3,470 votes cast, way ahead of her nearest Gretchen Wilson will win the best new artist Grammy on Sunday night (Feb. 13), according to…

  10. Raveonettes Are Back In 'Black' On New Album

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Danish rock duo the Raveonettes will return May 3 with their next Columbia album, "Pretty in Black." Danish rock duo the Raveonettes will return May 3 with their next Columbia album, "Pretty in Black." The set will be led by the single "Love in a Trashcan," which…

  11. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to 50 Cent, Green Day, Curtis Mayfield, Erasure, Motley Crue, Rob Thomas and Sugarland. DO THE MATH: There's a buck-and-a-half worth of 50 Cent in the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 as the rapper claims three spots. He's the…

  12. Kings Of Leon Set Out To Extend Reign To U.S.

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For Kings of Leon, fame is a relative thing. The four-piece rock outfit from Tennessee has achieved platinum sales in the United Kingdom, where the group is a bona fide sensation. The band served as the penultimate act at last summer's…

  13. Success Brings A 'Smile' And New Tunes To Brian Wilson

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Brian Wilson is sitting in his favorite local diner. He orders tuna salad. A woman walks by, stops dead in her tracks and gushes, "Oh, my God, I saw you play at Disney Hall, you were amazing!" He smiles at her and jerks his head to the…

  14. RZA Unlocks Wu-Tang's 'Chambers,' Hopes For Tour

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wu-Tang Clan principal RZA says he always viewed music biographies as a "post-career type of thing," but the offer to detail the guiding philosophies behind the pioneering Staten Island-based hip-hop Wu-Tang Clan principal RZA says he always viewed music biographies as a "post…

  15. Billboard Bits: Oasis/Jet, Grateful Dead, Himmelman

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Oasis/Jet, Grateful Dead, Himmelman Oasis has confirmed its first U.S. shows in three years, which will come in support of its as-yet-untitled new studio album , due May 16 internationally via Epic and late May or early June in North America. The band will play Toronto (June 17),…

  16. Avril Lavigne Leads Juno Nominees

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST With five mentions, pop vocalist Avril Lavigne leads the nominations for Canada's 2005 Juno Awards, which will take place April 3 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Lavigne is nominated for artist and songwriter With five mentions, pop vocalist Avril Lavigne leads the nominations for Canada's…

  17. Rimes Returns As A New 'Woman'

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After a foray into pop with 2002's "Twisted Angel," LeAnn Rimes has made a return to her country roots, literally and musically. Rimes, the one-time teen vocal phenom who was raised in Texas and moved to Los Angeles for a few years…

  18. Jury Selection Begins In Jackson Trial

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson faced prospective jurors in his child-molestation trial today (Jan. 31) after being greeted by a crowd of fans shouting encouragement and pressing against fences to see the pop star. Michael Jackson faced prospective jurors in his child-molestation trial today (Jan. 31) after…

  19. Copeland Revels In Incubus Live Jam

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Recalling last month's opportunity to get back in front of a live audience during a guest spot with Incubus, former Police drummer Stewart Copeland says even though "there were a few fender benders, s Recalling last month's opportunity to get back in front of a live audience…

  20. Billboard Bits: 'Jam Sessions,' Brian Wilson, Vibert

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on 'Jam Sessions,' Brian Wilson, Luke Vibert Kanye West, Kid Rock, Alanis Morissette and Black Eyed Peas with John Legend will headline American Express' second annual "Jam Sessions" in the days leading up to the Grammy Awards. Additional acts will be announced…

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