1. This Day in Music

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>A knee injury suffered near the end of Britney Spears' concert in Moline, Ill., forces the artist to cancel her planned performance the following day at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, I 2004 - A knee injury suffered near the end of Britney Spears' concert…

  2. Billboard Bits: Slash, Glen Phillips, TMBG

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Slash, Glen Phillips, TMBG Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash will make his first foray into video game music on an upcoming EA Sports NASCAR game, due later this year. "There will be theme music," he tells Billboard.com. "No words or anything like that, because there is…

  3. South By Southwest Diary: March 16

    March 17, 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 first installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marten Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music festival and media…

  4. Bottum, Courtney Love Go To The Movies

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ex-Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottum is finishing work on the soundtrack to the upcoming movie "Adam and Steve," and called on an old friend to lend vocals on the song "Love, Love, Love." Ex-Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottum is finishing work on the soundtrack to…

  5. Notes From The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 20th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner, held last night (March 14) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. U2, the Pretenders, Buddy Guy, Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 20th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction…

  6. U2, Pretenders Lead Rock Hall's 2005 Class

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock acts U2 and the Pretenders, blues legend Buddy Guy, R&B mainstays the O'Jays and Percy Sledge, Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein and agent Frank Barsalona were welcomed into the ranks of Rock acts U2 and the Pretenders, blues legend Buddy Guy, R&B mainstays the O'…

  7. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (March 14-20, 2005).

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (March 14-20, 2005). HALL OF FAMERS: It takes a lot to make it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and this year's class is as deserving as any other that has received the honor. On Saturday, VH1 will air highlights of Monday's…

  8. Billboard Bits: Michael Franti, B.G., Lizz Wright

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Michael Franti, B.G., Lizz Wright Outspoken musician/poet/activist Michael Franti will record his next album in Kingston, Jamaica, with Island Records founder Chris Blackwell executive producing. Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare and Mario Caldato Jr. (Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson) are…

  9. 12TunesOnTV

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 13-20, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MARCH 14 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Percy Sledge (also scheduled: Will Farrell). "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kelly Clarkson (also scheduled: Michelle…

  10. Hot Product

    March 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST David Bowie Bowie Bonanza EMI this week re-releases the vintage David Bowie concert albums "David Live" and "Stage." The double-disc sets have been refurbished with new mixes, previously unreleased tracks and new liner notes by longtime Bowie producer Tony Visconti. Both…

  11. Put the 'O' Back in Country

    March 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Shooter Jennings certainly inherited a mean streak and the rebel hellraiser gene from his daddy, if not Waylon's rumbling baritone. His debut is an uneven affair that juxtaposes offhand brilliance wit Shooter Jennings certainly inherited a mean streak and the rebel hellraiser gene from…

  12. This Day in Music

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Edmund Sylvers, former lead singer of '70s family group the Sylvers, dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 47-years-old. 2004 - Edmund Sylvers, former lead singer of '70s family group the Sylvers, dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 47-years…

  13. Country Star Chris LeDoux Dies

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who became a cult favorite on the rodeo circuit during the 1970s, died today (March 9) in a Casper, Wy., hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 56. Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who became a cult favorite on the rodeo circuit during the 1970s, died today …

  14. 50 Cent, The Game Call A Truce In Harlem

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Today (March 9), 50 Cent and the Game publicly squashed a bitter feud that erupted in gunfire last week after 50 kicked Game out of his G-Unit clique for disloyalty. Perhaps selling 1.1 million copies of his new album, "The Massacre," in four days has softened the heart of 50 Cent.…

  15. Accuser Faces Michael Jackson In Court

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's young accuser took the witness stand today (March 9), facing the singer in court for the first time. With an expression that appeared to be verging on a sneer, the boy said yes when Michael Jackson's young accuser took the witness stand today (March 9), facing the…

  16. CBGB Faces Closure Over Unpaid Rent

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST New York's legendary rock club CBGB, which helped launch such seminal acts as Blondie to the Ramones, faces closure if it does not resolve a dispute over unpaid rent with the homeless charity that own New York's legendary rock club CBGB, which helped launch such seminal acts as…

  17. Heavy Acts Team For 'Underground' Tour

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST A cadre of hard rock acts led by Opeth, Unearth, Poison The Well and Clutch are uniting for the inaugural Sounds of the Underground summer festival tour. The bill will hit the road in North America in A cadre of hard rock acts led by Opeth, Unearth, Poison The Well and Clutch are uniting for…

  18. Ex-Korn Guitarist Baptized In Jordan River

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Welch, a founding member of the multi-platinum band, and about 20 other white-robed Christian pilgrims from a Bakersfield, Calif., church were immersed by their pastor, Ron Vietti. Former Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch was baptized Saturday in Israel's Jordan River, just…

  19. Faryad

    March 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST On this double-CD set recorded live on their last American tour, Masters of Persian Music—the multi-Grammy Award-nominated titans of Iran's traditional music—provide a profoundly moving On this double-CD set recorded live on their last American tour, Masters of Persian Music—the multi…

  20. Aha Shake Heartbreak

    March 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nearly two years after their explosive debut, "Youth and Young Manhood," the brothers (and cousin) Followill emerge with a more focused effort that never sacrifices the band's manic intensity. Nearly two years after their explosive debut, "Youth and Young Manhood,"…

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