1. Timberlake Drafted For 'Shrek 3'

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake will provide the voice for a new character in "Shrek 3," the next sequel to DreamWorks' animated ogre franchise. Justin Timberlake will provide the voice for a new character in "Shrek 3," the next sequel to DreamWorks' animated ogre franchise.…

  2. Dylan, Nelson Going Back To The Ballpark

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson are coming together for their second co-headlining tour of minor league baseball parks. Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson are coming together for their second co-headlining tour of minor league baseball parks. The 27-date tour, which will also feature opening act the…

  3. 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…

  4. Billboard Bits: Wilson, DeGraw, Steel Pulse

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Cassandra Wilson, DeGraw, Steel Pulse Cassandra Wilson, the singer largely responsible for leading vocal jazz into the future, is in Los Angeles recording her sixth album for Blue Note with T-Bone Burnett producing. Wilson is writing new material and covering such tunes as "Easy…

  5. Petty, Crowes Link For Summer Tour

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have secured the reunited Black Crowes for much of a North American tour that will kick off in early June and remain on the road through late August. The run will mar Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have secured the reunited Black Crowes for much of a North…

  6. 'American Idol' Selects 12 Finalists

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The finalists who will compete for the fourth "American Idol" crown were set last night (March 9), with six men and six women making the cut. The finalists who will compete for the fourth "American Idol" crown were set last night (March 9), with six men and six women…

  7. New Penn Set Ruminates On Past, Present

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Michael Penn utilized the post-World War II state of 1947 Los Angeles as the context for his new studio album, "Mr. Hollywood, Jr. -- 1947." Singer/songwriter Michael Penn utilized the post-World War II state of 1947 Los Angeles as the context for his new studio…

  8. Johnson's On A Roll With Third Album

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews may be the world's most unassuming rock star, but he's positively Axl Rose compared to Jack Johnson. Dave Matthews may be the world's most unassuming rock star, but he's positively Axl Rose compared to Jack Johnson. With his T-shirt-and-sandals fashion sense…

  9. Billboard Goes Backstage At The Grammys

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Notes from backstage at last night's (Feb. 13) 47th annual Grammy Awards ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Notes from backstage at last night's (Feb. 13) 47th annual Grammy Awards ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Kanye West said it was "scary"…

  10. 47th Annual Grammy Awards Winners

    February 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Winners of the 47th annual Grammy Awards, presented Feb. 13, 2005, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Staples Center. Below are the winners of the 47th annual Grammy Awards, presented Feb. 13, 2005, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Staples Center. Record Of The Year …

  11. 06TunesOnTV

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JAN. 31 "Making the Video," MTV2 Featured Artist: 50 Cent ("Candy Shop"). "The Bachelorette," ABC Featured Artist: Peter Cincotti. "The Late Show With…

  12. This Day in Music

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Mickey Finn, percussionist with U.K. band T. Rex, dies in Croydon, south London. He is 55. 2003 - Mickey Finn, percussionist with U.K. band T. Rex, dies in Croydon, south London. He is 55. 2002 - Rosemary Clooney undergoes successful lung cancer surgery at the Mayo…

  13. 'Encore' Enjoys Another Week At No. 1

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Eminem extends his curtain call to a second straight week as "Encore" remains atop The Billboard 200 that reflects the final sales week of 2004. Despite a 54% drop to sales of 198,000 copies in the Un Eminem extends his curtain call to a second straight week as "Encore"…

  14. 52TunesOnTV

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 20-26, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 20 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist: Madonna. "Today," NBC Featured artist: Chris Isaak (also scheduled: Sigourney Weaver). "The View," ABC Featured…

  15. Roots Rockers Bolster Los Super Seven

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Texas-based rock act Los Super Seven gets a lift from a host of roots rock artists on its third studio album, "Heart It on the X." The set is due March 22 as the first release in a new deal with Telar Texas-based rock act Los Super Seven gets a lift from a host of roots rock artists…

  16. 2004 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here are the 2004 BMI Country Awards Winners: BMI Country Song of the Year "FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS" Shania Twain Loon Echo, Inc. Universal-Songs of PolyGram International, Inc. BMI Country Songwriter of the Year Casey Beathard BMI Country Songwriter…

  17. Matchbox Twenty Guitarist Goes Solo

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Matchbox twenty guitarist Kyle Cook will on Oct. 29 self-release the debut EP from his side band, the New Left. The six-track "Let Go" finds Cook collaborating with drummer Brett Borges, bassist John Matchbox twenty guitarist Kyle Cook will on Oct. 29 self-release the debut EP from…

  18. TunesOnTV

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 20-26, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 20 "Live with Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Lil' Romeo (also scheduled: Melina Kanakaredes, Miss America). "The Late Show With David Letterman,"…

  19. B&E: Cary Brothers

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. BROTHERLY LOVE: It's easy to imagine Cary Brothers during the height of the acoustic genre. If he'…

  20. Rascal Flatts Plans Road Rally

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With a new album around the corner, country act Rascal Flatts has firmed up details of a supporting road trip that will kick off Oct. 2 in Annapolis, Md. With a new album around the corner, country act Rascal Flatts has firmed up details of a supporting road trip that will kick off Oct. 2 in…

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