1. Brian Wilson Concocts Christmas Vision

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Revisiting territory he first covered with the Beach Boys more than four decades ago, Brian Wilson is planning a solo album of seasonal holiday music. Revisiting territory he first covered with the Beach Boys more than four decades ago, Brian Wilson is planning a solo album of seasonal…

  2. Billboard Bits: 'Six Feet Under,' Buffett, 'Early Show'

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Six Feet Under,' Buffett, 'Early Show' New, as-yet-untitled tracks from Interpol and the Arcade Fire will lead the soundtrack to the HBO series "Six Feet Under: Everything Ends." Due June 21 via Astralwerks, two weeks after the new season of the show…

  3. Foos Rock Hard, Sing Softly On New Album

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Foo Fighters present two distinct sides of their musical personalities on "In Your Honor," which offers one disc each of electric and acoustic songs. The 20-track album is due June 14 via RCA; fir The Foo Fighters present two distinct sides of their musical personalities on …

  4. Staples, King Lead Handy Awards Winners

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite led the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Awards, held last night (May 5) in Memphis. Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite led the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Awards, held last night (May 5) in Memphis.…

  5. This Day in Music

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Jazz guitarist, arranger, writer and producer Barney Kessel dies of brain cancer in San Diego, Calif. He is 80. 2004 - Jazz guitarist, arranger, writer and producer Barney Kessel dies of brain cancer in San Diego, Calif. He is 80. 2004 - David Bowie cancels a…

  6. Duran Duran Returning To North America

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reunited British rock act Duran Duran has confirmed a summer North American tour, beginning July 15 in Nashville and running through Aug. 3 in Virginia Beach, Va. Reunited British rock act Duran Duran has confirmed a summer North American tour, beginning July 15 in Nashville and running…

  7. Celebrate Brooklyn Books Eclectic Lineup

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The 27th annual Celebrate Brooklyn festival has lined up another eclectic series of events for its summer run in the borough's Prospect Park. The 27th annual Celebrate Brooklyn festival has lined up another eclectic series of events for its summer run in the borough's Prospect Park.…

  8. 'Ray' Tuning Up For Broadway Stage

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A Broadway stage project based on the life of Ray Charles is in the works from producers Stuart Benjamin and Howard and Karen Baldwin, who produced the hit Charles biopic "Ray" starring Jamie Foxx. A Broadway stage project based on the life of Ray Charles is in the works from…

  9. Network Morning Shows Compete With Concerts

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The New York-based morning shows of two major broadcast networks will go head to head all summer long with Friday morning concerts. The New York-based morning shows of two major broadcast networks will go head to head all summer long with Friday morning concerts. Within the last week, ABC&…

  10. The Game Sued For $280 Million

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The rules have changed for this Game. The Compton-based rapper, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor, has been hit with a $280 million civil lawsuit, in addition to assault charges, stemming from an inci The rules have changed for this Game. The Compton-based rapper, whose real name is Jayceon…

  11. Billboard Bits: Earth Day Auction, Jennings/Clement, Boorer

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Earth Day Auction, Jennings/Clement, Boz Boorer Opportunities to interact with such music stars as Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, James Taylor and Jimmy Buffett, plus signed memorabilia from Pearl Jam, Pink and Barbara Streisand are up for bid as part of the second annual Chevy Chase…

  12. This Day in Music

    April 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Pop singer Jewel breaks a collarbone and a rib, and suffers bumps and bruises when she is thrown from a horse at the Texas ranch of her boyfriend, rodeo star Ty Murray. 2002 - Pop singer Jewel breaks a collarbone and a rib, and suffers bumps and bruises when she is…

  13. Schuur Fire

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Grammy Award-winning vocalist Diane Schuur steers into a new direction on her latest album, "Schuur Fire." The cool-meets-combustive collection of Latin-tinged tunes with the Caribbean Jazz Project fe Grammy Award-winning vocalist Diane Schuur steers into a new direction on her…

  14. TunesOnTV

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 18-24, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 18 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Il Divo (also scheduled: Simon Cowell, Debbie Travis, Michael Schlow). "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Jimmy Eat World, Ice…

  15. Backstreet's 'Never Gone' Due In June

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As U.S. pop radio stations begin to embrace the Backstreet Boys single "Incomplete," Jive Records has set June 14 as the release date for the vocal group's fourth studio album, "Never Gone." As U.S. pop radio stations begin to embrace the Backstreet Boys single "…

  16. Billboard Bits: Coldplay, James Taylor & More

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Coldplay, James Taylor & More Beginning today, the first track from Coldplay's upcoming Capitol album, "X&Y," is available as a 30-second master ringtone a week before the entire song can be heard on the radio. "Speed of Sound" is being offered…

  17. Suite Unseen: Summoner of the Ghost

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With contagious ebullience, drummer/ percussionist Babatunde Lea's "Suite Unseen: Summoner of the Ghost" pays homage to the spirits of friends, family and musical masters. With contagious ebullience, drummer/ percussionist Babatunde Lea's "Suite Unseen: Summoner of…

  18. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards, held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. His "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry Amer 2003 - Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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