1. Merry & Bright

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Stirring with the sounds of the season. In the days before Christmas, all through my house, everything is stirring with the sounds of the season. At this time of year I admit that all the self-important, egocentric rules about tunes go out the window. While a Mariah Carey will get nary a note…

  2. OnTV

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 12-18, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 12 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist: Madonna. "Today," NBC Featured artists: Fiona Apple (also scheduled: Jack Black, Dermot Mulroney). "The Tyra Banks Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Institute.…

  3. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Sting receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The former Police frontman's star (No. 2,168) is revealed in front of the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in a ceremony att 2004 - Damageplan/Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott is…

  4. OnTV

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 5-11, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artists: Clay Aiken, Tony Bennett, Tina Turner (also scheduled: Gisele Bundchen, Adam Rodriguez, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show,"…

  5. ONTV

    November 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2005. MONDAY, NOV. 28 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artists: Queens of the Stone Age perform with ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons. "Last Call With Carson Daly," NBC Featured Artists: The Bravery, Eve. TUESDAY, NOV.…

  6. Geldof To Receive Peace Award

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Live 8 organizer Bob Geldof is scheduled to receive a peace award in Rome today (Nov. 24) from a foundation headed by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Live 8 organizer Bob Geldof is scheduled to receive a peace award in Rome today (Nov. 24) from a foundation headed by former Soviet…

  7. Flatts Bassist Urges Chicago Back Into Studio

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Having not issued an all-original full length since 1991's "Twenty 1," Chicago is eyeing a spring release date for a new studio album, dubbed "Thirty." No label is yet attached to the project, which w Having not issued an all-original full length since 1991's …

  8. Beanie Sigel Briefly Jailed In Philly

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper Beanie Sigel was briefly jailed today (Nov. 10) in Philadelphia until he paid $26,000 in child support. Rapper Beanie Sigel was briefly jailed today (Nov. 10) in Philadelphia until he paid $26,000 in child support. Sigel, 31, spent about an hour in jail after being sentenced in Family…

  9. 2005 Latin Grammy Awards Winners

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Winners of the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards, held Nov. 3 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and broadcast live via Univision. Below is a complete list of winners of the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards, held Nov. 3 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and broadcast live via Univision. Record of…

  10. Billy Joel: The Life & Times Of An Angry Young Man (continued)

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT part three In 1981, Billy's contract with Columbia was up. Having spent so much money and time, and then having earned so much money, Columbia wanted to keep him. And so negotiations were begun. As Elizabeth had backed away from the business and Frank Weber took more and more control of…

  11. This Day in Music

    October 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Motown act the Temptations earn their first official RIAA-certified platinum award for their 56th album "Phoenix Rising."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - 69-year-old country legend Johnny Cash is released from…

  12. Usher's Label Finally Goes Live

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Usher's US Records will make its formal debut next month with the release of the film soundtrack "In the Mix." The Lions Gate romantic comedy -- initially titled "Dying for Dolly" -- finds Usher in hi Usher's US Records will make its formal debut next month with…

  13. Recordings, Concerts Raise More Hurricane Funds

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The recording also features Terry Dexter and the First Full Gospel Choir of New Orleans. Michael McDonald, Wynona Judd and Eric Benét have joined forces to record "Heart of America," a song to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity 's hurricane aid. The track is already available…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>For the first time since 1995, a Garth Brooks album fails to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Brooks' ambitious but puzzling attempt to reinvent himself as an Australian rock s 2000 - Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two…

  15. Verve Boxes Up 'Remixed' Collections

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Verve will on Nov. 1 unveil a four-disc boxed set featuring its three prior "Verve Remixed" albums plus a bonus disc with previously unreleased material. Verve will on Nov. 1 unveil a four-disc boxed set featuring its three prior "Verve Remixed" albums plus a bonus disc…

  16. Bluesman Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown Dies

    September 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, the singer and guitarist who built a 50-year career playing blues, country, jazz and Cajun music, died yesterday (Sept. 10) in his hometown of Orange, Texas, where he had g Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, the singer and guitarist who built a 50-year…

  17. DVD Celebrates Saddle Creek's First 10 Years

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Saddle Creek Records, the Nebraska-based indie powerhouse responsible for such acts as Bright Eyes, Cursive, Rilo Kiley and the Faint, is gearing up for a DVD documentary recounting its history. Saddle Creek Records, the Nebraska-based indie powerhouse responsible for such acts as Bright Eyes…

  18. This Day in Music

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia's Emerald Coast. 2002 - Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia's Emerald Coast. 2000 - Boyz II Men…

  19. Hootie Returns With Debut For Own Label

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT This summer will bring "Looking for Lucky," the first studio album by Hootie & the Blowfish on its own Sneaky Long Records. This summer will bring "Looking for Lucky," the first studio album by Hootie & the Blowfish on its own Sneaky Long Records. The set, due Aug.…

  20. Billboard Bits: Anita Baker, Wainwright, 'Cavett'

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Anita Baker, Wainwright, 'Cavett' Anita Baker has confirmed plans for something that's been a long time coming. With the exception of a handful of 2002 shows, a set of June and July dates mark the R&B artist's first scheduled outing in more than a dozen years.…

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