1. 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.…

  2. Bacharach To Test New Material In Buffalo

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Friday (Oct. 28) and Saturday night's concerts in Buffalo, N.Y., with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will give Burt Bacharach his first stateside feedback on his deeply personal new album, "At Thi Friday (Oct. 28) and Saturday night's concerts in Buffalo, N.Y., with the…

  3. ALWAYS MAGIC IN THE AIR: The Bomp and Brilliance of the Brill Building Era

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The songsmiths of Broadway's great hit factories get their due. The songsmiths of Broadway's great hit factories get their due. Stephen Foster's biographer (Doo-Dah!, 1997) takes a welcome look at Foster's 20th-century successors: the songwriters who toiled in humble…

  4. Billboard Bits: Willie Hutch, Trak Starz, 4AD

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Willie Hutch, Trak Starz, 4AD Veteran singer/songwriter/producer Willie Hutch died Monday (Sept. 19) of undisclosed causes in Dallas. He was 59. Best known for his work at Motown, his association with the label began in 1970 when record producer Hal Davis asked Hutch to help complete…

  5. 'Family Music' Keeps Zanes Busier Than Ever

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite having new children's book and DVD projects in stores this month, Dan Zanes has no plans of slowing down. On horizons near and not so far for the popular "family music" maker is a U.S. tour, a Despite having new children's book and DVD projects in stores this month…

  6. Billboard Bits: Staind, Dionne Warwick, Black Crowes

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Staind, Dionne Warwick, Black Crowes Staind has axed its upcoming European tour due to promotional commitments in the United States. The tour was to begin Sept. 19 in Dublin and last for a month. The group is hoping to reschedule the dates for March 2006. "Unfortunately at this…

  7. TunesOnTV

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 22-28, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 22 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: Common, Hilary Duff, Haylie Duff. Show Description: Syndicated weekday variety show. Check local listings! "TRL,…

  8. Star-Studded Disc Pays Tribute To Vandross

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys, Celine Dion, Elton John and Usher are among the artists paying tribute to one of contemporary R&B's most celebrated balladeers on "So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute To Luther Vandross." Alicia Keys, Celine Dion, Elton John and Usher are among the artists paying…

  9. Guy Rolls With Richards, Santana On New Album

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Buddy Guy collaborates with everyone from Keith Richards and Carlos Santana to John Mayer and Keb' Mo' on his new album, "Bring 'Em In." Due Sept. 20 via Jive, the set finds the 2005 Rock and Roll Hal Buddy Guy collaborates with everyone from Keith Richards and Carlos…

  10. TunesOnTV

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 6-12, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 6 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Ciara (also scheduled: guest co-host Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Close, Miss Universe). "The View," ABC Featured…

  11. This Day in Music

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Top Jimmy, an influential, hard-rocking bluesman on the L.A. club scene in the 1980s, dies of liver failure. He is 46. James "Top Jimmy" Paul Konceck found his greatest fame in a Van Hal 2001 - Top Jimmy, an influential, hard-rocking bluesman on the L.A.…

  12. Billboard Bits: Kraftwerk, Kooper, Grisman/OSFT, Eder

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Kraftwerk, Kooper, Grisman/OSFT, Eder To coincide with its previously announced summer tour, German electronic outfit Kraftwerk will release its first live disc. Due June 7 via Astralwerks, the 22-track "Minimum Maximum" was recorded during the group's 2004 world tour.…

  13. Angels & Outlaws

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Howard and David Bellamy have built an international following and remarkable career longevity by writing perceptive, witty songs and singing them with casual aplomb. Howard and David Bellamy have built an international following and remarkable career longevity by writing perceptive, witty…

  14. Love Flows To The Bellamy Brothers

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It says a lot about an act when it can record an album commemorating a 30-year career and have the likes of Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton, Montgomery Gentry and George Jones eager to join in the fun. Then again, the Bellamy Brothers have always had…

  15. Billboard Bits: Summer Sonic, Malkmus, CBGB

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Summer Sonic, Malkmus, CBGB Oasis, Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot, Weezer and the Black Crowes are among the acts confirmed for Japan's Summer Sonic festival, to be held Aug. 13-14 in Tokyo and Osaka. Kasabian, the Roots, the Arcade Fire, Teenage Fanclub, TV On The Radio, Ian Brown…

  16. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Internet leaks of the new Janet Jackson track "Just a Little While" spur Virgin Records to digitally deliver the cut to U.S. radio outlets. The Dallas Austin-produced song, a mid-tempo n 2004 - Internet leaks of the new Janet Jackson track "Just a…

  17. Cream Plans Short But Sweet Reunion

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST The May 2-3, 5-6 shows will constitute guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker's first on-stage appearances together since Cream's 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hal As first revealed here in early November, classic rock trio Cream is reuniting for…

  18. What I Meant to Say

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Never say never. Donny Osmond's new album, "What I Meant to Say"—his 54th—debuted in the top 30 in the United Kingdom and spawned a No. 8 single in the breezy, inviting "Breeze On By. Never say never. Donny Osmond's new album, "What I Meant to Say"—his 54th…

  19. This Day in Music

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Famed New York nightclub the Bottom Line closes the doors forever at its Greenwich Village location. Opened nearly 30 years previously by Allan Pepper and Stanley Snadowski, the club is 2004 - Famed New York nightclub the Bottom Line closes the doors forever at its…

  20. Unspeakable

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist Bill Frisell's 19th Nonesuch release is a revisiting of an old friendship that stretches back 20 years: as with several previous Frisell projects, it's a partnership with producer Hal Willne Guitarist Bill Frisell's 19th Nonesuch release is a revisiting of an old…

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