1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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&…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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"…

  10. 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…

  11. Court Dismisses Suit Over Aaliyah's Death

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Aaliyah's record company cannot sue the video producer that arranged the 2001 airplane flight from the Bahamas in which the singer was killed, a New York appeals court has ruled. Aaliyah's record company cannot sue the video producer that arranged the 2001 airplane flight from the…

  12. Australian Acts To 'Reach Out To Asia'

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Australian entertainment community will rally together to help victims of the Dec. 26 earthquake and tsunami with an all-star concert and telethon set for Saturday (Jan. 8). Reach Out to Asia will The Australian entertainment community will rally together to help victims of the Dec. 26…

  13. Bright Eyes Greets New Year With Two Albums

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. 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…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Zac Foley, bassist with the highly successful early 1990s British modern rock act EMF, dies at the age of 31. 2002 - Zac Foley, bassist with the highly successful early 1990s British modern rock act EMF, dies at the age of 31. 2002 - Composer/band leader/pianist and…

  15. Brookstein, Green Day Climb To U.K. No. 1

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST After entering at No. 2 a week ago, Steve Brookstein found his version of Phil Collins' "Against All Odds" (Syco Music) climbing to the top of the U.K. singles chart, published yesterday (Jan. 2). Mea After entering at No. 2 a week ago, Steve Brookstein found his version of…

  16. Guitarist Hank Garland Dies

    December 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Legendary country, rock and jazz guitarist Hank Garland, who performed with Elvis Presley, the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline, Charlie Parker and many others, died yesterday (Dec. 27) of a Legendary country, rock and jazz guitarist Hank Garland, who performed with Elvis Presley,…

  17. Leftover Salmon Going On Hiatus

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST With the last show of its upcoming four-night stand (Dec. 28-31) at Denver's Fox Theater taking place exactly 15 years to the day after its first concert, the members of Leftover Salmon have announced With the last show of its upcoming four-night stand (Dec. 28-31) at Denver's Fox…

  18. Mother: Damageplan Gunman Had Schizophrenia

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST The mother of the man who gunned down former Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and three others during a concert in Columbus, Ohio, last week said her son was discharged from the military bec The mother of the man who gunned down former Pantera guitarist "Dimebag"…

  19. Anselmo Breaks Silence On Dimebag Murder

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo has made his first public statement about the murder of bandmate "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, with whom he had feuded in the press in recent years. Former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo has made his first public statement about the murder of bandmate…

  20. Fans Mourn Slain Damageplan Guitarist

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Thousands waited in line in near-freezing temperatures last night (Dec. 14) to pay tribute at a memorial service in Arlington, Texas, for slain rock star "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Thousands waited in line in near-freezing temperatures last night (Dec. 14) to pay tribute at a…

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