1. Shins, Iron & Wine Visit 'Garden State'

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Shins, Coldplay, Zero 7, Thievery Corporation and Iron & Wine have contributed tracks to the "Garden State" soundtrack, due Aug. 10 via Epic. Written and directed by Zach Braff (NBC's "Scrubs) The Shins, Coldplay, Zero 7, Thievery Corporation and Iron & Wine…

  2. Will Smith's Summer Box Office Streak Continues

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As rapper-turned-actor Will Smith faced off against an army of androids, 20th Century Fox's "I, Robot" staked its claim as the newest summer blockbuster. The sci-fi action-thriller, directed by Alex P As rapper-turned-actor Will Smith faced off against an army of androids, 20th…

  3. 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…

  4. 29TunesOnTV

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 12-18, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 12 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Monica (also scheduled: Mark Consuelos). "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest," Syndicated Featured Artist: JoJo …

  5. Billboard Bits: Warped, B.J. Cole, Gabriel & Dresden

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Warped Tour, B.J. Cole, Gabriel & Dresden Rancid, Good Charlotte, Pennywise, Sick Of It All and Fishbone are among the acts set to play a Vans Warped Tour 10th Anniversary Reunion concert Aug. 20 outside of Boston. The show will take place one day after the tour's last…

  6. Aretha Leads Detroit Jazz Fest Lineup

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Aretha Franklin, Ramsey Lewis, George Benson and Lou Rawls will anchor the lineup for the 25th anniversary edition of the Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival. Aretha Franklin, Ramsey Lewis, George Benson and Lou Rawls will anchor the lineup for the 25th anniversary edition of the Ford…

  7. Merchant Builds Her Own 'House'

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Natalie Merchant giggles while recalling the low expectations she and her former bandmates in 10,000 Maniacs had for their debut release. "[But] it sold more copies than there were people in our hometown. And we were so impressed by that,…

  8. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network. "Up Close And Personal With Natalie Merchant," which is aired and streamed on the network's Web site simulta 2001 - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on…

  9. Exodus

    December 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Riding the crest of the boy-band phenomenon, Plus One debuted in 2000 with "The Promise," quickly becoming Christian music's best-selling new act as well as the 2001 Dove Award winner for new artist o Riding the crest of the boy-band phenomenon, Plus One debuted in 2000 with …

  10. 10,000 Maniacs Build 'Campfire' Collection

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST As expected, Alan Jackson and Martina McBride have put together a tour that will take the pair across the U.S. in the late winter and spring. The tour is slated to kick off Jan. 29 in Moline, Ill., an Rhino/Elektra is celebrating the career of 10,000 Maniacs with a two-disc set compiling the…

  11. Billboard Bits: Floetry, Bright Eyes, Mercury

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories on Floetry, Bright Eyes and Freddie Mercury. Floetry is busy today (Dec. 17) taping a guest appearance on the UPN show "One on One." The R&B duo will be seen on an episode slated to air March 2. Starring Flex Alexander and Kyla Pratt, the sitcom revolves around a teenage…

  12. Top of the World Tour Live

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST The truest test of an act is its ability to deliver live, and the Dixie Chicks do this in spades, as heard on this double CD from their recent tour. The truest test of an act is its ability to deliver live, and the Dixie Chicks do this in spades, as heard on this double CD from their recent…

  13. Love's Drug Trial Delayed Until January

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Courtney Love came to court in Beverly Hills yesterday (Dec. 11) afternoon only to have a hearing on felony drug possession charges against her postponed until Jan. 27. Courtney Love came to court in Beverly Hills yesterday (Dec. 11) afternoon only to have a hearing on felony drug possession…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his home in Woodstock, N.Y. The Ontario-born musician would have celebrated his 57th birthday on December 29. 1999 - Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his…

  15. Floacism "Live"

    December 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Floetry's fresh fusion of old-school soul and life-honed spoken word on last year's stellar "Floetic" have garnered a string of success-building singles—"Floetic," "Say Yes," "Getting Late"&#x2 Floetry's fresh fusion of old-school…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigns supreme as the big winner at the second annual My VH! Music Awards. 2001 - With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigns supreme as the big winner at the second annual My VH! Music Awards. 2000 - Faith Hill and Tim…

  17. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Nov. 24-30, 2003. Thursday is Thanksgiving, so that must mean television will be populated with several Christmas specials this week! No, really. The holiday special season gets underway in this final week of November,…

  18. Tunes On TV

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 24-30, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 24 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: Dixie Chicks (also scheduled: Bernie Mac). "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Britney Spears (also scheduled:…

  19. Here I Am

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ronald Isley—as frontman for the Isley Brothers and as the R. Kelly-inspired Mr. Biggs—possesses one of the most distinctive voices in R&B. Ronald Isley—as frontman for the Isley Brothers and as the R. Kelly-inspired Mr. Biggs—possesses one of the most distinctive voices in R&B. Burt…

  20. Dixie Chicks Live Set Moved Up

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST The release of the Dixie Chicks' separate "Top of the World Tour Live" audio and DVD packages has been moved up in order to meet demand and thwart Internet piracy, according to Columbia Records. Origi The release of the Dixie Chicks' separate "Top of the World Tour…

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