1. South By Southwest Diary: March 16

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the first installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marten Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music festival and media…

  2. Billboard Bits: Cocteau Twins, Daltrey & More

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Stories on the Cocteau Twins, Roger Daltrey, Stereophonics and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The Cocteau Twins have pulled out of their previously announced April 30 performance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. According to a spokesperson, group member…

  3. Mould Prepping New Solo 'Song'

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Husker Du/Sugar leader Bob Mould has signed with Yep Roc, which is planning a July 26 release for his new album, tentatively titled "Body of Song. As tipped here last year, former Husker Du/Sugar leader Bob Mould has signed with Yep Roc, which is planning a July 26 release for his…

  4. The Bravery Is NYC's Next Big Export

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With New York bands like the Strokes, Scissor Sisters, Interpol and Yeah Yeah Yeahs reaching global audiences, the Big Apple is, once again, proving to be a hotbed of creativity and excitement. The latest act to emerge from this rejuvenated music…

  5. HOT PRODUCT

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from the Sea & Cake's Sam Prekop, Stars and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Sam Prekop …

  6. Hot Product

    March 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sam Prekop ’Professor’ Sam Sea & Cake vocalist/guitarist Sam Prekop will release his second solo album, "Who's Your New Professor," this week via Thrill Jockey. Without abandoning the stylistic precedent set on 1999's acclaimed, Brazilian-leaning self-titled effort,…

  7. Lynn Postpones Shows Due To Back Pain

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the second time in nine months, back pain has forced Loretta Lynn to pull out of planned concert appearances. The country legend postponed shows Friday in Oklahoma City and Saturday in Fort Worth, For the second time in nine months, back pain has forced Loretta Lynn to pull out of planned…

  8. Sugar Hill Launches Roots Festival

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Venerable roots music label Sugar Hill Records has hatched plans for a two-day festival in Durham, N.C.'s American Tobacco Historic District. Venerable roots music label Sugar Hill Records has hatched plans for a two-day festival in Durham, N.C.'s American Tobacco Historic District …

  9. Fogerty, Hayes Among Songwriters Hall Inductees

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST John Fogerty, Steve Cropper, Isaac Hayes and David Porter, Richard and Robert Sherman and Bill Withers will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year. John Fogerty, Steve Cropper, Isaac Hayes and David Porter, Richard and Robert Sherman and Bill Withers will be inducted into the…

  10. Hot Product

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Crooked Fingers / Iron & Wine / M. Ward Meet The Folkers This week brings new releases from three acclaimed singer/songwriters, led by a new Sub Pop EP, "Woman King," from Iron & Wine. The set finds Iron & Wine mastermind Sam Beam broadening his acoustic-based repertoire…

  11. This Day in Music

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Folk music singer/songwriter Tom Glazer dies in Philadelphia. Glazer, 88, is best known for the 1963 novelty song "On Top of Spaghetti." 2003 - Folk music singer/songwriter Tom Glazer dies in Philadelphia. Glazer, 88, is best known for the 1963 novelty song…

  12. House Approves Higher Indecency Fines

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST In an overwhleming bipartisan show of support for tougher indecency penalties, the House of Representatives today (Feb. 16) passed a modified Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act, by a vote of 389-38. In an overwhleming bipartisan show of support for tougher indecency penalties, the House of…

  13. Hot Product

    February 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST "Cursed" ’Cursed’ And Blessed Collective Soul, Bowling For Soup, Dashboard Confessional, the Crystal Method and Three Days Grace have contributed tracks to the "Cursed" soundtrack, due this week via Treadstone Records. Also featured on the disc is Smash Mouth vocalist…

  14. Renaissance—The Mix Collection

    February 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its original release, U.K. label Renaissance is reissuing Sasha & John Digweed's prized three-disc set, "Renaissance—The Mix Collection," now remastered To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its original release, U.K. label Renaissance is…

  15. This Day in Music

    February 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1986 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "How Will I Know," Whitney Houston. The song displaces "That's What Friends Are For," the No. 1 song by Houston's cousin, Dionne Warwick. 1986 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "How Will I Know," Whitney…

  16. Nelly, DMB, Juanes Among N.O. Jazz Fest Acts

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST For its 36th annual edition, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed a rich and eclectic lineup befitting its storied history. For its 36th annual edition, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed a rich and eclectic lineup befitting its storied history.…

  17. This Day in Music

    January 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>64-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner Freddy Fender (Baldemar Huerta) is released from a San Antonio hospital following kidney transplant surgery a week earlier. 2002 - 64-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner Freddy Fender (Baldemar Huerta) is released from a San…

  18. Willie Hightower

    January 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Alabama bluesman Willie Hightower released only three singles and one album during a career cut short by the shifting musical currents of the '70s. Through the years, however, his limited output has b Alabama bluesman Willie Hightower released only three singles and one album during a…

  19. This Day in Music

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam & Dave, Sam Moore finally launches a solo career when he releases "Plenty Good Lovin': The Lost Solo Album," in England on Swing C 2002 - More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam &…

  20. This Day in Music

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles' Hollywood Blvd. for a free performance that is broadcast live on ABC's premiere of "The Jimmy Kimmel Show." 2003 - U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los…

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