1. Something to Be

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Much has been made of Rob Thomas' solo debut—particularly that it showcases different musical sides of the Grammy Award-winning Matchbox Twenty frontman. Already, lead single "Lonely No More" i Much has been made of Rob Thomas' solo debut—particularly that it showcases…

  2. Billboard Bits: Liz Phair, Beck, Joss Stone

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Liz Phair, Beck, Joss Stone Liz Phair is currently at work on her next Capitol studio album, but has begun making plans to share the music with live audiences. As previously reported , Phair will play her first show since September at Lollapalooza, which will be held July 23-24 in…

  3. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney each score two wins at the CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards, held at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Keith's clip for "American Soldier" earns h 2004 - Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney each score two wins at…

  4. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (April 19-24, 2005).

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting the best of music offerings on television (April 19-24, 2005). BYE BYE BYE: I'd actually not planned on writing anything in this space this week, as it's been decided to discontinue the "Fine Tuning" column on Billboard.com. But,…

  5. This Day in Music

    April 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Soul/R&B legend Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke. The artist is hospitalized and begins a slow recovery. 2003 - Soul/R&B legend Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke. The artist is hospitalized and begins a slow…

  6. This Day in Music

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Songwriter and producer Ritchie Cordell dies in New York of pancreatic cancer. He is 61. 2004 - Songwriter and producer Ritchie Cordell dies in New York of pancreatic cancer. He is 61. 2004 - The Pixies unleash a 27-song set at Minneapolis' Fine Line Music Cafe…

  7. This Day in Music

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome. He is 36. Baroni had been in a coma since March 19, following a motorcycle accident in Rome. 2002 - Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome.…

  8. 16TunesOnTV

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 11-18, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 11 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kristin Chenoweth (also scheduled: Floyd Abrams, Shandi Finnessey, Sue Miller). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist…

  9. This Day in Music

    April 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Two months removed from her infamous breast-baring incident at the Super Bowl halftime show, Janet Jackson makes another big splash on network television when she earns NBC's "Saturday N 2004 - Two months removed from her infamous breast-baring incident at…

  10. Blanco y Negro: Bebo & Cigala En Vivo

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cuban pianist Bebo ValdÉs and flamenco singer Diego "El Cigala" caused a revolution with 2003's "Lágrimas Negras," a best-selling album that fused Cuban son with flamenco vocals. Cuban pianist Bebo Valdés and flamenco singer Diego "El Cigala" caused a…

  11. Odyssey

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fischerspooner is out to prove that it is not a one-hit wonder. On its debut album, "#1," the duo (Casey Spooner and Warren Fischer) came across as a performance art troupe in search of a song. Fischerspooner is out to prove that it is not a one-hit wonder. On its debut album, "…

  12. This Day in Music

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Nick and Mary Yankovic, the parents of "Weird Al" Yankovic, die of carbon monoxide poisoning in their Fallbrook, Calif., home on. Their accidental deaths are caused by a fire burning wit 2004 - Nick and Mary Yankovic, the parents of "Weird Al"…

  13. 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…

  14. Evans Puts Herself 'First'

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. At one point, Faith Evans' weekly routine in Atlanta consisted of "driving to Target, picking up the kids from school and working out." That is no longer the case. Now based here in Los Angeles, Evans is in the midst of a seven…

  15. B&E: Stars

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Stars. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. What could be a better way to follow up a 2004 alternative album of the year Juno Award…

  16. This Day in Music

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Nigerian Drummer Bahatunde Olatunji, whose albums introduced African percussion to a wide U.S. audience, dies of diabetes in Salinas, Calif. He is 76. 2003 - Nigerian Drummer Bahatunde Olatunji, whose albums introduced African percussion to a wide U.S. audience, dies…

  17. 98 Degrees' Jeffre Runs For Cincinnati Mayor

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Justin Jeffre, a member of the now defunct boy band 98 Degrees, wants to be Cincinnati's next mayor, saying his love for his hometown and desire to make it better motivated his decision to run. Justin Jeffre, a member of the now defunct boy band 98 Degrees, wants to be Cincinnati's…

  18. This Day in Music

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck walks free from court after a London jury acquits him of going on a drunken rampage on a trans-Atlantic flight a year before. 2002 - R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck walks free from court after a London jury acquits him of going on a drunken…

  19. Avril Takes Juno Hat-Trick

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With three awards, Avril Lavigne led the pack at Canada's 34th Annual Juno Awards, held last night (April 3) at Winnipeg's MTS Centre. Lavigne, who is currently on tour in the Far East, won artist of With three awards, Avril Lavigne led the pack at Canada's 34th Annual Juno…

  20. 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,…

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