1. Make Do With What You Got

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sixties soul great Solomon Burke continues the comeback that began when "Don't Give Up on Me" won the 2002 Grammy Award for best contemporary blues album. Sixties soul great Solomon Burke continues the comeback that began when "Don't Give Up on Me" won the 2002…

  2. 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists Below are the finalists for the 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards, to be presented April 28 in Miami. Hot Latin Track Of The Year: "Me Dedique A Perderte" Alejandro Fernandez (Sony Discos) "Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor" Juanes (Surco…

  3. Bread's Jimmy Griffin Dies

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jimmy Griffin, best known for his work with 1970s soft rock act Bread, died Tuesday (Jan. 11) at his home near Nashville of complications from cancer. Singer/songwriter Jimmy Griffin, best known for his work with 1970s soft rock act Bread, died Tuesday (Jan. 11) at his home…

  4. Manilow Books Vegas Engagement

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Barry Manilow has signed a deal to perform an extended run at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel/casino. Barry Manilow has signed a deal to perform an extended run at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel/casino. The 61-year-old artist will perform five nights a week for 24 weeks through 2005 and into 2006. The…

  5. Ask Billboard

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Lisa Loeb, Olivia Newton-John and Agnetha Faltskog. ALL AROUND THE 'LOEB' Keith, I have become interested in Lisa Loeb upon hearing her most recent CD, "The Way It Really Is." However, if it made the album charts, I…

  6. Master of the Moon

    September 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne isn't the only elder statesman of metal still cranking out the tunes. Ozzy Osbourne isn't the only elder statesman of metal still cranking out the tunes. Vocalist/songwriter Ronnie James Dio earned his crown from stints in Black Sabbath and Rainbow, along with his solo…

  7. The Elvis Detective: One Man's Quest To Preserve The King's Legacy

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from Billboard for Billboard.com. The following is an excerpt of an article from the Sept. 18 issue of Billboard, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley's recording career. Information on accessing the full breadth of this special commemoration and ordering…

  8. Betzaida

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Betzaida, a native of Chicago with Puerto Rican and Mexican roots, shows much promise on her debut. Betzaida, a native of Chicago with Puerto Rican and Mexican roots, shows much promise on her debut. Although reminiscent of Jennifer Peña in sound and material (both were produced by Rudy Pérez…

  9. Ultra Rare Recordings Bolster Clash Classic

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Five never-before-heard Clash songs highlight the upcoming Legacy Edition of "London Calling," due Sept. 21 via Epic. Five never-before-heard Clash songs highlight the upcoming Legacy Edition of "London Calling," due Sept. 21 via Epic. As previously reported , the first…

  10. Billboard Bits: Supergrass, Juanes, Dio

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Supergrass, Juanes and Dio. The upcoming Supergrass best-of " Supergrass Is 10 " will be bolstered with a bonus disc of 12 live tracks for its Sept. 28 North American release via Capitol. Fans who purchase the album via Apple's iTunes Music Store will be able to…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>One of three victims of a Dec. 27, 1999 shooting at a nightclub attended by Sean "Puffy" Combs files a $100 million lawsuit against the rapper, his Bad Boy Entertainment, and others. Jul 1999 - One of three victims of a Dec. 27, 1999 shooting at a nightclub…

  12. Cobra Verde Video Spoofs Reality TV

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST A surreal universe featuring punk icon Mike Watt, actor George Wendt ("Cheers") and Rudy May Moore's "Dolemite" character is exactly what John Petkovic had in mind for Cobra Verde's outrageous "Riot I A surreal universe featuring punk icon Mike Watt, actor…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Korn debuts its new single on the season premiere of "South Park." Korn members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, and David Silveria le 1999 - Korn debuts its new single on the…

  14. Julio Sings Of 'Divorcio'

    October 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Latin crooner Julio Iglesias will release his latest album, "Divorcio," Nov. 4 via Sony International. Led by the radio single "Corazon de Papel" (Heart of Paper), the deeply personal Sony Int Veteran Latin crooner Julio Iglesias will release his latest album, …

  15. Illness Scuttles Ozzy's European Tour

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne is seeking treatment for Parkinson's Disease-like tremors and has postponed a fall European tour, the veteran rock artist said yesterday (Oct. 14) in a statement. "I have been in Boston Ozzy Osbourne is seeking treatment for Parkinson's Disease-like tremors and…

  16. Lips, Ladies Highlight 'Christmas Too'

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nettwerk America has set a Nov. 4 release date for "Maybe This Christmas, Too," a holiday compilation album featuring tracks by the Flaming Lips, Barenaked Ladies and Dave Matthews Band, among others. Nettwerk America has set a Nov. 4 release date for "Maybe This Christmas, Too…

  17. Stars, Skaters Salute Burt Bacharach

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Aretha Franklin, Michael McDonald and James Ingram are set to perform on the two-hour NBC-TV special "McCormick Presents Burt Bacharach Tribute on Ice," which will air Dec. 20 at 4 p.m. ET/PT. Bachara Aretha Franklin, Michael McDonald and James Ingram are set to perform on the two…

  18. This Day in Music

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Country songwriter and Grand Ole Opry member Johnny Russell dies of complications relating to diabetes in a hospital outside Nashville. He is 61. 2001 - Country songwriter and Grand Ole Opry member Johnny Russell dies of complications relating to diabetes in a…

  19. Backstreet's Howie D Goes Bilingual

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough is set to start work on a solo album that will include songs in both English and Spanish. He tells Billboard that during the Backstreet Boys' current break, he decided to Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough is set to start work on a solo album that will include…

  20. Verizon Plans Four-Day L.A. Music Fest

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Four distinct concerts will make up this year's Verizon Music Festival, slated for July 24-27 in Los Angeles. A singer/songwriter event, hip-hop show, and a Latin concert will be ticketed shows, while Four distinct concerts will make up this year's Verizon Music Festival, slated for…

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