1. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer Brit Award revoked after officials realize she isn't that new after all. The singer's song "Thank You" was made famous as the backin 2002 - Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer…

  2. Fury and Spin

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jacob Zachary's debut sounds like a collection of basement songs from the boy next door, the quiet type who knows how to express his sincerest sentiments. Jacob Zachary's debut sounds like a collection of basement songs from the boy next door, the quiet type who knows how to express…

  3. Valende

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST "Valende" opens with a crackling acoustic number, and its second song is an all-out "Nuggets"-era rocker, complete with handclaps, a vintage keyboard and indefinable screeches. From here, Jennifer Gen "Valende" opens with a crackling acoustic number, and its…

  4. Angels With Dirty Faces

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Amanda & the Marbles pulled critical praise for their 2002 album, "More Seduction," and fans dubbed their sound "neo new wave power pop punk." It's an accurate description for the dozen tracks com Amanda & the Marbles pulled critical praise for their 2002…

  5. Osirus: The Official Mixtape

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The world of hip-hop lost Ol' Dirty Bastard last year, but it is certain that one of the genre's most outspoken voices won't soon be forgotten. To ensure that, ODB's mother, Cherry Jones, and his mana The world of hip-hop lost Ol' Dirty Bastard last year, but it is…

  6. La Fuerza del Destino

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mexican singer Fey, an artist who made a name for herself with teeny-bopper pop, returns after a three-year absence with an album that aspires to substance and depth. Mexican singer Fey, an artist who made a name for herself with teeny-bopper pop, returns after a three-year absence with an…

  7. This Day in Music

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Songwriter Doris Fisher, who wrote for Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, and Billie Holiday, among others, dies in a Los Angeles hospital. She is 87. 2003 - Songwriter Doris Fisher, who wrote for Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, and Billie Holiday, among others, dies in a…

  8. Billboard Bits: Jools Holland, Winans, 'DIG!'

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Jools Holland, BeBe Winans, 'DIG!' The U.K.'s BBC live music showcase "Later With Jools Holland" will finally be regularly seen in the United States via Rave HD, a music channel available through high-definition satellite provider Voom . Weekly episodes will…

  9. Shakira Teaming With Sanz On New Album

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nearly four years after her smash English-language debut for Epic, "Laundry Service," Colombian singer Shakira is finally preparing a new studio album. Nearly four years after her smash English-language debut for Epic, "Laundry Service," Colombian singer Shakira is finally…

  10. Report: Jackson Transcripts Graphic

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's accuser told a grand jury that the pop star closed his eyes tightly while molesting him on a bed, according to an ABC News report that quotes from transcripts of the testimony. The b Michael Jackson's accuser told a grand jury that the pop star closed his eyes…

  11. This Day in Music

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Violence erupts during a concert at California'…

  12. Gender Equity Among 'American Idol' Changes

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" turned into the battle of the divas last season. This year, male contestants are getting a little help. "American Idol" turned into the battle of the divas last season. This year, male contestants are getting a little help. In a bid to freshen the Fox…

  13. Bread's Jimmy Griffin Dies

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jimmy Griffin, best known for his work with 1970s soft rock act Bread, died Tuesday (Jan. 11) at his home near Nashville of complications from cancer. Singer/songwriter Jimmy Griffin, best known for his work with 1970s soft rock act Bread, died Tuesday (Jan. 11) at his home…

  14. Jackson Judge Won't Rule Yet On Sex Abuse Issue

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST The judge in the Michael Jackson child molestation case on yesterday (Jan. 12) delayed a ruling on whether jurors at his trial could be hear prosecution contentions that the pop star had a pattern of The judge in the Michael Jackson child molestation case on yesterday (Jan. 12) delayed a…

  15. This Day in Music

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Spain's Alex Ubago and Colombia's Juanes sweep the sixth Premios Amigo awards in Madrid. Ubago wins for best male solost, new Spanish artist, and best album. Jaunes wins for Latin solo a 2003 - Spain's Alex Ubago and Colombia's Juanes sweep the…

  16. This Day in Music

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He is 53. He had suffered cardiac arrest three days before prior to undergoing emergency abdominal surgery. 2003 - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He…

  17. More Stars Join Tsunami Relief Efforts

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Madonna, Hilary Duff and Ricky Martin are among the latest high-profile artists to join the fight to raise funds for victims of the Dec. 26 earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Madonna, Hilary Duff and Ricky Martin are among the latest high-profile artists to join the fight to raise…

  18. 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…

  19. Country, Pop, Rock To Grace RodeoHouston

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The entertainment lineup for the 2005 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo -- aka RodeoHouston -- is packed with notable artists from many genres. The entertainment lineup for the 2005 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo -- aka RodeoHouston -- is packed with notable artists from many genres. As…

  20. Franz Ferdinand Leads Brit Award Nominees

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the field with five nominations for the Brit Awards, which will celebrate their 25th anniversary this year. Muse was close behind with four nominations, while A Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the field with five nominations for the Brit Awards,…

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