1. Love Flows To The Bellamy Brothers

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It says a lot about an act when it can record an album commemorating a 30-year career and have the likes of Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton, Montgomery Gentry and George Jones eager to join in the fun. Then again, the Bellamy Brothers have always had…

  2. Campbell Croons With Lanegan, Iha

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Belle & Sebastian principal Isobel Campbell is set to unveil two new albums in the coming months. Former Belle & Sebastian principal Isobel Campbell is set to unveil two new albums in the coming months. "Ballad of the Broken Seas" is a collaboration with Mark Lanegan…

  3. Smog Stays Loose On 'River'

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bill Callahan's 12th full-length album as Smog, "A River Ain't Too Much To Love," will arrive May 31 via Drag City. Bill Callahan's 12th full-length album as Smog, "A River Ain't Too Much To Love," will arrive May 31 via Drag City. The 10-track set was…

  4. Coldplay Finalizes New Album Track List

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay has finalized the track list for its wildly anticipated third Parlophone album. Coldplay has finalized the track list for its wildly anticipated third Parlophone album, " X&Y ," due June 6 in its native United Kingdom and the following day in North America via Capitol.…

  5. This Day in Music

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is killed in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. Police say Baloi, 39, is shot in the neck as he makes his way home from performing at the Lucit Candl 2004 - Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is killed in downtown Johannesburg,…

  6. Avril Lavigne Plots Summer Tour

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Avril Lavigne will spend most of the summer on the road in North America, beginning July 13 in London, Ontario, and wrapping Sept. 3 in Montreal. Gavin DeGraw and Butch Walker will serve as opening ac Avril Lavigne will spend most of the summer on the road in North America, beginning July 13…

  7. Jones' 'Special Guests' Expanded, Reissued

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 1979 duets album "George Jones: My Very Special Guests" has grown nearly three times larger for its May 31 reissue by Columbia/Legacy. The 1979 duets album "George Jones: My Very Special Guests" has grown nearly three times larger for its May 31 reissue by Columbia…

  8. ODB To Live On Via Remix Project

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fans of late rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard will have a chance to intersect with his legacy by entering the contest "ODB Forever: the Remix Project." Fans of late rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard will have a chance to intersect with his legacy by entering the contest "ODB Forever:…

  9. Jarrett Goes Solo Again On 'Radiance'

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the first time in eight years, pianist Keith Jarrett returns to the live improvisational setting that has spawned some of his greatest work on the double-disc set "Radiance." For the first time in eight years, pianist Keith Jarrett returns to the live improvisational setting…

  10. Jo Dee Messina Back With 'Surprise'

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country vocalist Jo Dee Messina has set an April 26 release for her first album of new material in five years. Country vocalist Jo Dee Messina has set an April 26 release for her first album of new material in five years. The 13-track Curb set "Delicious Surprise" is already off to…

  11. Team Sleep Completes Debut Album

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST The long-in-the-works self-titled debut album from Team Sleep will be released May 10 via Maverick. The long-in-the-works self-titled debut album from Team Sleep will be released May 10 via Maverick. The group, led by Deftones frontman Chino Moreno and also featuring childhood friend Todd…

  12. Jackson Case: Psychologist Says False Abuse Claims Rare

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST A psychologist who interviewed the boy accusing Michael Jackson of child molestation testified that it would be "extremely rare" for a 12- or 13-year-old to make a false charge. A psychologist who interviewed the boy accusing Michael Jackson of child molestation testified that it…

  13. Native Stars To Honor Okla. City Bombing Victims

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country stars Toby Keith and Vince Gill will lead a bill of native Oklahomans at an April 22 event to honor those affected by the 1995 bombing of Oklahoma City's Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. To Country stars Toby Keith and Vince Gill will lead a bill of native Oklahomans at an…

  14. Shocked Completes Diverse Album Trio

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Michelle Shocked will release three albums June 7 on her own Mighty Sound label through RED Distribution. Singer/songwriter Michelle Shocked will release three albums June 7 on her own Mighty Sound label through RED Distribution. "I'm not gonna try to convince…

  15. Witness: Jackson Accuser's Mom Rejected Money

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST The mother of Michael Jackson's accuser refused an offer of money after the broadcast of a documentary featuring the pop star and her son, a witness said yesterday (March 29), as prosecutors sought to The mother of Michael Jackson's accuser refused an offer of money after the…

  16. Fiction Plane Revs Up For EP, Sting Dates

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock quartet Fiction Plane is wrapping work on an EP that will constitute its first new music since the 2003 release of its MCA debut, "Everything Will Never Be OK." Rock quartet Fiction Plane is wrapping work on an EP that will constitute its first new music since the 2003 release…

  17. Solis, Thalia, Juanes Headline Billboard Latin Awards

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Marco Antonio Solis, Thalia and Juanes will headline the Billboard Latin Music Awards, set for April 28 at the Miami Arena. Marco Antonio Solis, Thalia and Juanes will headline the Billboard Latin Music Awards, set for April 28 at the Miami Arena. The show, which will be broadcast live on…

  18. McGraw Joins ACM Awards Lineup

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tim McGraw is among the latest group of performers tapped to join the bill for the 40th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. Tim McGraw is among the latest group of performers tapped to join the bill for the 40th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. Set for May 17 in Las…

  19. Crowded House Drummer Hester Found Dead

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Crowded House and Split Enz drummer Paul Hester was found dead of an apparent suicide Saturday in a park in Melbourne. He was 46. Former Crowded House and Split Enz drummer Paul Hester was found dead of an apparent suicide Saturday in a park in Melbourne. He was 46. "It is not a…

  20. Common Rolls With Kanye, Plots Nas Tour

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chicago rapper Common will return on May 24 with the album "Be," which, as tipped here last year, was produced by Kanye West. The 11-track set will be co-released via West's G.O.O.D. Music imprint and Chicago rapper Common will return on May 24 with the album "Be,"…

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