1. Fear Factory, Prong Vets Ready EP, Live Debut

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST With industrial rock outfit Fear Factory taking time off, singer Burton C. Bell has turned his attention to a new project, Ascension Of The Watchers. With industrial rock outfit Fear Factory taking time off, singer Burton C. Bell has turned his attention to a new project, Ascension Of The…

  2. This Day in Music

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>One of the most respected groups to emerge from the 1980s underground rock scene, the Meat Puppets, are honored with the Rykodisc release of "Classic Puppets," a retrospective featuring 2004 - One of the most respected groups to emerge from the 1980s…

  3. Malkmus Goes It Alone, Mostly, On 'Truth'

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus will release his third solo album May 24 via Matador. Former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus will release his third solo album May 24 via Matador. The 11-track "Face the Truth" includes the track "It Kills," a live version of…

  4. Coldplay, Nine Inch Nails To Headline Coachella

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Coldplay and Nine Inch Nails will headline the sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 30-May 1 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. The fest will also feature reunion Coldplay and Nine Inch Nails will headline the sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts…

  5. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Mack is a cousin of celebra 2002 - Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the…

  6. U.K. Acts To Descend On SXSW

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST A U.K. new talent showcase will be sponsored by BBC Radio 2 and its digital station, 6 Music, in conjunction with the British Phonographic Industry. A second showcase will be aired in the United Kingd There will be a significantly upgraded British presence at this year's South By…

  7. 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…

  8. Hot Product

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bright Eyes Burn Out Bright Saddle Creek Records received a finished album from Bright Eyes last February and prepped the set for a summer release. But then Bright Eyes principal Conor Oberst had other ideas. He went back into the studio and recorded enough songs for a second set. Unwilling…

  9. Sweetheart: Love Songs

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Starbucks Hear Music has brewed a second edition of its "Sweetheart" album (in as many years) by having another group of selected artists record their favorite love songs. Starbucks Hear Music has brewed a second edition of its "Sweetheart" album (in as many years) by…

  10. Keni Thomas Waves 'Flag'

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Keni Thomas' new project, "Flags of Our Fathers: A Soldier's Story," is one of the best examples of art imitating life to ever emerge from Nashville. Prior to signing with Brent Maher's Moraine Music Group, Thomas served…

  11. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Dancehall rapper Beenie Man suffers broken ribs and a broken nose in a car accident in Kingston, Jamaica. The 30-year-old artist, whose real name is Moses Davis, is alone in his vehicle 2004 - Dancehall rapper Beenie Man suffers broken ribs and a broken nose in a car…

  12. Garnier Sets Techno Aside On New Album

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Five years have passed since Laurent Garnier's last studio album, "Unreasonable Behaviour," but the iconic French DJ/electronic music pioneer has not been idle. "I did a lot of different projects before really sitting down to…

  13. Hersh's 50 Foot Wave Copes With Bad Timing

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kristin Hersh had something else entirely in mind when she named her new band 50 Foot Wave. Kristin Hersh had something else entirely in mind when she named her new band 50 Foot Wave. Sometimes there's just not much you can do about bad timing. "It's either on my part or God&…

  14. New Damageplan Recordings May Surface

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Although Damageplan may be finished as a touring entity in the wake of last month's on-stage murder of guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, another release is likely. Damageplan's lone album was its 20 Although Damageplan may be finished as a touring entity in the wake of…

  15. Dion, Incubus, Latin Stars Join Relief Efforts

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Canadian vocalist Celine Dion and California-based rock act Incubus are the latest artists pledging large cash contributions to tsunami relief efforts in Eastern Africa and Southern Asia. Spanish-lang Canadian vocalist Celine Dion and California-based rock act Incubus are the latest artists…

  16. B&E: The Zutons

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Zutons. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Though its eruption onto the U.S. Billboard charts was some months in the making, the…

  17. Decemberists Feeling 'Picaresque' On New Set

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Indie rock outfit the Decemberists will unveil a new album, "Picaresque," March 22 via Kill Rock Stars. Indie rock outfit the Decemberists will unveil a new album, "Picaresque," March 22 via Kill Rock Stars. The 11-track set was produced by Death Cab For Cutie guitarist…

  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. Who's Got Trouble?

    January 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Shivaree enjoyed a slam-dunk in 2004 with its mischievous, surf-drenched track "Goodnight Moon" on the "Kill Bill 2" soundtrack. Shivaree enjoyed a slam-dunk in 2004 with its mischievous, surf-drenched track "Goodnight Moon" on the "Kill Bill 2"…

  20. Report: Spector Said He Accidentally Shot Actress

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Producer Phil Spector initially told police he mistakenly shot actress Lana Clarkson, though he has since changed his story to suggest she committed suicide, according to newly released grand jury tra Producer Phil Spector initially told police he mistakenly shot actress Lana Clarkson, though…

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