1. Rhino CD Collects ACL Fest Highlights

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Highlights from last year's Austin City Limits festival are heading to CD late next month via Rhino. Highlights from last year's Austin City Limits festival are heading to CD late next month via Rhino. Due Aug. 30, the eponymous collection rounds up 16 tracks by acts ranging from…

  2. This Day in Music

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Radney Foster becomes a new dad. The Arista Austin recording artist and former member of Foster & Lloyd and his wife, Cyndi Hoezle are the parents of baby boy, Jackson Butterfield Fo 2003 - Barry White, the R&B crooner renowned for his deep, erotic baritone,…

  3. O'Jays, Ronettes, Tokens Enter Vocal Hall Of Fame

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Vocal Group Hall of Fame inducted its seventh class today (July 6) in Wildwood, N.J., honoring 17 vocal trios, quartets, duos and other harmony, doo-wop and R&B groups. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame inducted its seventh class today (July 6) in Wildwood, N.J., honoring 17 vocal trios,…

  4. Billboard Bits: 'Rize,' The Go! Team, Live 8

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Rize,' The Go! Team, Live 8 "Forget commercial hip-hop -- people are ready for something different." So says Tone Talauega, a co-producer with his brother Richmond of "Rize," a feature documentary about a burgeoning dance style known as krumping. The…

  5. B&E: Gucci Mane

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Gucci Mane. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Atlanta newcomer Gucci Mane isn't the first rapper to be accused of murder. But…

  6. Keith Graduates With Honors From 'Honkytonk U'

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The following interview with Toby Keith is excerpted from a Billboard Stars special feature that appears in the June 18, 2005, issue of the magazine. The 17-page special section dissects his success, from his chart history, creative success and…

  7. Autopsy Awaited In Bonnaroo Fan Death

    June 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Authorities are still awaiting the autopsy results of a man who died at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., but witnesses said he seemed to suffer from a medical disorder called Authorities are still awaiting the autopsy results of a man who died at the Bonnaroo Music…

  8. Harper Regroups For Intimate Tour

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ben Harper has slated a 16-date North American small venue tour to kick off July 12 in Vancouver and close Aug. 1 in Atlanta. As the cancellation of the ill-fated Zooma tour left him without summer plans, singer/songwriter Ben Harper has slated a 16-date North American small venue tour to…

  9. Underwood Wins 4th 'Idol' Crown

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The "country girl" prevailed tonight (May 25) as Carrie Underwood was named the "American Idol" at the conclusion of the Fox show's two-hour fourth season finale at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The The "country girl" prevailed tonight (May 25) as Carrie…

  10. Bice, Underwood Deliver Final 'Idol' Performances

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In what seemed to leave the "American Idol" judging panel split, Bo Bice and Carrie Underwood gave their final performances last night (May 24) in search of the Fox show's fourth season crown. In what seemed to leave the "American Idol" judging panel split, Bo Bice…

  11. Poll: Bo Bice Will Be The Next 'Idol'

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rocker Bo Bice will emerge as the next "American Idol" winner, according to a Billboard.com poll. The Alabama native pulled in a commanding 61% of 6,823 votes cast. Rocker Bo Bice will emerge as the next "American Idol" winner, according to a Billboard.com poll. The…

  12. M.I.A., MC5 To Visit New York's SummerStage

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT M.I.A., the MC5 and Coheed & Cambria are among the acts confirmed to play free shows as part of New York's Central Park SummerStage. M.I.A., the MC5 and Coheed & Cambria are among the acts confirmed to play free shows as part of New York's Central Park SummerStage. The…

  13. Studdard Plots Fall 'Return' With New CD

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Currently in an Atlanta studio, 2003 "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard is finishing up his third J Records release, "The Return of the Velvet Teddy Bear," for a tentative fall release date. Currently in an Atlanta studio, 2003 "American Idol" winner Ruben…

  14. Ask Billboard

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Paris Hilton, Kylie Minogue and more. INSERT SNARKY HEADLINE HERE Hey Keith, I've been anxiously waiting for Paris Hilton's debut into the music world. I've read a lot about the album but haven't really had any luck…

  15. CMT, CBS Ready Country Specials

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Country network CMT will celebrate the genre's long history of duets with a June 8 concert at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Highlights will form the basis of the special "CMT 100 Greatest Country network CMT will celebrate the genre's long history of duets with…

  16. Redemption Songs

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT One of the best trends to come along recently in Christian music is the re-emergence of the hymn. One of the best trends to come along recently in Christian music is the re-emergence of the hymn. On this engaging disc, rock act Jars of Clay serve up a rootsy, organic take on such gems as …

  17. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (April 4-10, 2005).

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (April 4-10, 2005). A SLEEPING LION: In a business that has notoriously shown little regard for artists, Solomon Linda ranks as one of the saddest stories in music. Though he was the writer of "Mbube," which became the ubiquitous…

  18. Tunes

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 4-10, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 4 "D'Fused," Fuse Featured artist: Taking Back Sunday ("This Photograph Is Proof (I Know You)"). "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured…

  19. South By Southwest Diary: March 17

    March 18, 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 second installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marte South By Southwest Diary: March 17 Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW)…

  20. SXSW 2005 PREVIEW (1 of 4)

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's South by Southwest Music & Media Conference March 16-20 in Austin, Texas: The Crash, Bloc Party, Buck 65 and the Blind Boy Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's South by…

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