1. This Day in Music

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1985 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "A View to a Kill," Duran Duran. It is the first No. 1 hit from a James Bond movie. (Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die" and Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better 2004 - New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane…

  2. NY Dolls Influence Lives On Via New Film

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First-time filmmaker Greg Whiteley came to the subject of his documentary feature not as a fan but as a friend of Arthur "Killer" Kane, bassist for the short-lived but influential '70s rock band the N First-time filmmaker Greg Whiteley came to the subject of his documentary…

  3. Dynamic Duo Scores Big With 'Batman Begins'

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pointing to Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Newman's joint credit on "The Egyptian" in 1954, James Newton Howard notes that such collaborations between prominent film composers are rare. Pointing to Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Newman's joint credit on "The Egyptian"…

  4. Connick, Marsalis Team For New Album

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pianist Harry Connick Jr. teams with longtime friend/saxophonist Branford Marsalis on his next album, "Occasion (Connick on Piano, Vol. 2)." Pianist Harry Connick Jr. teams with longtime friend/saxophonist Branford Marsalis on his next album, "Occasion (Connick on Piano, Vol. 2…

  5. Profile: A.B. Quintanilla III And Cruz Martinez

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billbaord.com. It's hard to classify A.B. Quintanilla III and Cruz Martínez, because they are involved in so many aspects of the music industry. They are the founders, leaders and the musical drive behind A.B. Quintanilla III & the Kumbia Kings, one of…

  6. CD/DVD Salutes Bluegrass Fest's 30th

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As the Telluride Bluegrass Festival pulls into its 32nd year, Rounder Records is commemorating the annual event's 30th anniversary with separate CD and DVD releases. As the Telluride Bluegrass Festival pulls into its 32nd year, Rounder Records is commemorating the annual event's…

  7. Jackson Tells Fans 'We Will Be Victorious'

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson made a speakerphone call late yesterday (April 3) to some 200 fans gathered for an event to support him, telling the group, "God and the truth are on our side. We will be victorious." Michael Jackson made a speakerphone call late yesterday (April 3) to some 200 fans…

  8. Slipknot Drummer Launches Label

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Slipknot drummer M. Shawn Crahan, better-known as Clown or #6, has launched his own label, Big Orange Clown Records. Slipknot drummer M. Shawn Crahan, better-known as Clown or #6, has launched his own label, Big Orange Clown Records. The imprint falls under the Sanctuary Records umbrella; its…

  9. Coach Carter

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Like 1989's "Lean On Me," starring Morgan Freeman, "Coach Carter" revolves around academic performance. The film, starring Samuel L. Jackson, is inspired by the story of Richmond, Calif. Like 1989's "Lean On Me," starring Morgan Freeman, "Coach…

  10. Music In The Sundance Spotlight

    December 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music seems to take a bigger role each year at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The Jan. 20-30 independent film showcase will see a slate of eclectic live performances to entertai Music seems to take a bigger role each year at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park…

  11. Kumbia Kings Continue Their Reign

    November 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com To judge the degree of influence wielded by Kumbia Kings, one need only look at the numbers. Earlier this year, the Texas-based band had simultaneously two albums on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. At the same time, the act was competing…

  12. NY Dolls CD/DVD Sports Final Kane Gig

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The reunited New York Dolls' performance at the Morrissey-curated Meltdown Festival in June is heading to CD and DVD. As tipped here in July, the reunited New York Dolls' performance at the Morrissey-curated Meltdown Festival in June is heading to CD and DVD. "The Return of the…

  13. New, Classic Tracks Power 'Def Jam Fight'

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Familiar classics from the likes of Public Enemy, LL Cool J and Ice T mingle with new offerings from Joe Budden and Xzibit on the in-game soundtrack to "Def Jam Fight for NY." Familiar classics from the likes of Public Enemy, LL Cool J and Ice T mingle with new offerings from Joe…

  14. Billboard Bits: Fuji Rock, Big Star, OK Go

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Fuji Rock, Big Star, OK Go Morrissey has dropped off the bill for this weekend's Fuji Rock Festival in Japan due to a "miscommunication," according to the event's official Web site . The artist was originally confirmed to close the festival on Sunday (Aug. 1); the…

  15. The Tipping Point

    July 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On its sixth studio set, the Philadelphia-based quartet—drummer ?uestlove, MC Black Thought, keyboardist Kamal and bassist Leonard Hubbard—returns to hip-hop basics. On its sixth studio set, the Philadelphia-based quartet—drummer ?uestlove, MC Black Thought, keyboardist Kamal and bassist…

  16. Blues Legends Capture 'Lightning In A Bottle'

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to the Blues" concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall will hit stores this fall. Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to the Blues" concert at New York's…

  17. Update: New York Dolls Bassist Dies

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane died last night (July 13) in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia, the group's manager confirms to Billboard.com. He was 55. New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane died last night (July 13) in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia, the…

  18. Hot Product

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Roots 'Point' Taken On its sixth studio set, "The Tipping Point," Philadelphia-based quartet the Roots -- drummer ?uestlove, MC Black Thought, keyboardist Kamal and bassist Leonard Hubbard-- returns to hip-hop basics. An homage to Big Daddy Kane and Kool G. Rap, "…

  19. Mississippi to Mali

    December 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Inspired by his participation in Inspired by his participation in Martin Scorsese's PBS series, "The Blues," Corey Harris—no stranger to musical eclecticism—cut part of the tracks for this album in Mississippi and the rest in the West African nation of Mali. Harris is, of…

  20. UPDATE: Harris Travels 'Mississippi To Mali'

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bluesman Corey Harris will release his fifth studio album, "Mississippi to Mali," on Nov. 18 via Rounder Records. Bluesman Corey Harris will release his fifth studio album, "Mississippi to Mali," on Nov. 18 via Rounder Records. His second set for the label, the album will…

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