1. Billboard Bits: Tibet House, Heavenly States, DiscLive

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Tibet House, Heavenly States, DiscLive Lou Reed, the Kinks' Ray Davies and vocalist Antony have joined the lineup for the 15th annual Tibet House benefit concert , to be held Feb. 9 at New York's Carnegie Hall. They join a bill that already includes the Black Keys, Patti…

  2. This Day in Music

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam & Dave, Sam Moore finally launches a solo career when he releases "Plenty Good Lovin': The Lost Solo Album," in England on Swing C 2002 - More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam &…

  3. Billboard Bits: 'Jam Sessions,' Brian Wilson, Vibert

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on 'Jam Sessions,' Brian Wilson, Luke Vibert Kanye West, Kid Rock, Alanis Morissette and Black Eyed Peas with John Legend will headline American Express' second annual "Jam Sessions" in the days leading up to the Grammy Awards. Additional acts will be announced…

  4. 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…

  5. Lawyers Want To Show Jackson Documentary

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST The prosecution wants jurors in Michael Jackson's molestation trial to have their own screening of a British television documentary about the pop star, a show that the defense denounced as "heavily ed The prosecution wants jurors in Michael Jackson's molestation trial to have…

  6. This Day in Music

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Keyboardist Pete Bardens, a key figure in English blues-rock and progressive rock, dies of lung cancer at his home in Malibu, Calif. He is 57. 2002 - Keyboardist Pete Bardens, a key figure in English blues-rock and progressive rock, dies of lung cancer at his home in…

  7. Brazilian Girls Forecast: Catching On, With Verve

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The Brazilian Girls are not Brazilian -— nor are they all girls. But one thing is certain: The New York-based quartet is an essential element in the re-emergence of the Verve Music Group's legendary Forecast label. The group's self…

  8. Ask Billboard

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Anastacia, Kelly Osbourne and AC/DC. EXPLAINING THE UNEXPLAINABLE Hi Keith, First and foremost, thanks for your column. Every Wednesday, I look forward to it, and in the years I've been reading your work, you've even been…

  9. This Day in Music

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles' Hollywood Blvd. for a free performance that is broadcast live on ABC's premiere of "The Jimmy Kimmel Show." 2003 - U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los…

  10. Billboard Bits: CMT, Option-G, Noise Pop

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on CMT, Option-G, Noise Pop 3 Doors Down has been tapped to replace Los Lonely Boys at CMT's live music special from the Jacksonville (Fla.) Veterans Memorial Arena the night before the Super Bowl. The show will be headlined by Lynyrd Skynyrd and also feature Jo Dee Messina. "…

  11. Azteca America TV To Bow 'Billboard Latino'

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The program will air Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET and will be co-produced by the Hispanic broadcaster, Billboard magazine and 13th Floor Television. "Billboard Latino," a weekly one-hour entertainment magazine show, will premiere Feb. 5 on the Azteca America television network. The…

  12. Lennox, Melua, Arie Set For '46664' Benefit

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST In keeping with the central theme of focusing global attention on women and girls living with HIV/AIDS, organizers of the South African 46664 benefit concert have confirmed three top female acts for t In keeping with the central theme of focusing global attention on women and girls living…

  13. Sheriff Investigators Deny Jackson Leaks

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sheriff's investigators denied they are the source of recent leaks to the media in the Michael Jackson child molestation case and added an investigation has been started to find who might be responsib Sheriff's investigators denied they are the source of recent leaks to the media in…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>"The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" takes home the awards in both musical categories of the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Composer Howard Shore wins the best origi 2004 - "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" takes…

  15. Billboard Bits: McEntire/Paisley, the Used, Coxon

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on McEntire/Paisley, the Used, Coxon Reba McEntire and Brad Paisley will team up as co-headliners, along with Terri Clark as a special guest, on the Two Hats and a Redhead tour. The tour begins April 15 in Virginia Beach, Va., and before its conclusion in mid-June, will cover some 25…

  16. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Jan. 24-30, 2005).

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Jan. 24-30, 2005). LICK IT UP: A guest judge appearance during last week's "American Idol" premiere caused contestant Mary Roach to proclaim "Mark McGrath is hot." Even after her audition ultimately left her…

  17. Minogue Sues Early Record Producer

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kylie Minogue is suing the British record producer who helped launch her career. Kylie Minogue is suing the British record producer who helped launch her career. The Australian singer has claimed in Victoria state Supreme Court that PAL Productions, run by famed pop producer Pete Waterman,…

  18. Ciara Dethrones Elvis On U.K. Singles Chart

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST After two consecutive weeks in which Elvis Presley reissues topped the U.K. singles chart, there was a surprise on yesterday's (Jan. 23) new survey when RCA's latest Presley re-release, "A Fool Such A After two consecutive weeks in which Elvis Presley reissues topped the U.K.…

  19. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Lavigne wins for favorite female artist and breakthrough artist, as well as the sty 2003 - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at…

  20. This Day in Music

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz Library, dies of a heart attack in Santa Monica, Calif. He is 68. In the late '50s, Givens' indie imprint was among the first 1999 - Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz…

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