1. Bono, Shankar Among Nobel Peace Prize Nominees

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST U2 singer Bono and Indian sitar master Ravi Shankar are among 166 nominees for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize, a list that also includes Pope John Paul II and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell. U2 singer Bono and Indian sitar master Ravi Shankar are among 166 nominees for the 2005 Nobel…

  2. Report: Medicare Billed For Famous Singers

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST HealthSouth Corp. booked artists like Faith Hill, Reba McIntire and the band Alabama for its annual management meetings at Disney World between 1996 and 2001, then billed Medicare to cover the cost, a HealthSouth Corp. booked artists like Faith Hill, Reba McIntire and the band Alabama for its…

  3. Billboard Bits: Flaming Lips, Scissor Sisters, 'Reunion'

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Flaming Lips, Scissor Sisters, 'High School Reunion' The Flaming Lips are the focus of the documentary "The Fearless Freaks," which Shout! Factory will release May 17 on DVD. Directed by longtime Lips colleague Bradley Beesley, the film draws from 15 years and 400…

  4. This Day in Music

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Jay Dee Daugherty, longtime drummer for the Patti Smith Group suffers trauma to his leg when his motorcycle is struck head-on by a motorist in lower Manhattan. 2002 - Jay Dee Daugherty, longtime drummer for the Patti Smith Group suffers trauma to his leg when his…

  5. Ween Hoping To Return 'Browner Than Ever'

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST But with any luck, the rock duo will return "browner than ever," group member Mickey "Dean Ween" Melchiondo wrote. Ween remains on hiatus after canceling a U.S. tour last fall due to an undisclosed health issue afflicting one of its members. But with any luck, the rock duo…

  6. Jackson Jury Prospects Asked About Race

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Potential jurors in the Michael Jackson trial are being asked if they've ever had cancer, about their opinion on people of different races and even about whether they followed the 1993 molestation all Potential jurors in the Michael Jackson trial are being asked if they've ever had…

  7. 19th Annual Soul Train Awards Nominations

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the 19th annual Soul Train Awards, which will be handed out Feb. 28, 2005, at a ceremony in Los Angeles to be broadcast in syndication at a later date. Below are the nominees for the 19th annual Soul Train Awards, which will be handed out Feb. 28, 2005, at a ceremony in Los…

  8. Elektra: The Album

    January 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Talent from the Wind-up roster dominates the "Elektra" soundtrack, giving it a modern/hard/emo rock bent appropriate for the action movie. Talent from the Wind-up roster dominates the "Elektra" soundtrack, giving it a modern/hard/emo rock bent appropriate for the action…

  9. Maroon5 Tapped For Honda Civic Tour

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Maroon5 will headline the fifth-annual Honda Civic Tour, kicking off March 11 in Los Angeles. Phantom Planet, the Donnas and the Thrills will open various shows during the outing. "Honda has been such Maroon5 will headline the fifth-annual Honda Civic Tour, kicking off March 11 in Los…

  10. Billboard Bits: 'Jam Sessions,' Brian Wilson, Vibert

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on 'Jam Sessions,' Brian Wilson, Luke Vibert Kanye West, Kid Rock, Alanis Morissette and Black Eyed Peas with John Legend will headline American Express' second annual "Jam Sessions" in the days leading up to the Grammy Awards. Additional acts will be announced…

  11. Folds Saves Songs For 'Silverman'

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The fruit of the latter endeavor will emerge as "Songs for Silverman" April 26 via Epic. Since the release of 2001's "Rockin' the Suburbs," Ben Folds has toured various parts of the world time and time again, collaborated extensively with William Shatner ,…

  12. Ringo Animated For Superhero Role

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ringo Starr has undertaken a joint venture with Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment to develop a multimedia franchise that will find the former Beatles drummer staring as a superpowered animated version of Ringo Starr has undertaken a joint venture with Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment to…

  13. All-Star Clapton Cover To Raise Relief Funds

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST A multi-artist cover of Eric Clapton's 1992 hit single "Tears in Heaven" will raise money for the victims of the tsunami disaster in Southern Asia and Eastern Africa. A multi-artist cover of Eric Clapton's 1992 hit single "Tears in Heaven" will raise money for…

  14. 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…

  15. More Stars Join Tsunami Relief Efforts

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Madonna, Hilary Duff and Ricky Martin are among the latest high-profile artists to join the fight to raise funds for victims of the Dec. 26 earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Madonna, Hilary Duff and Ricky Martin are among the latest high-profile artists to join the fight to raise…

  16. 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…

  17. Closer

    January 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Despite the polished orchestrations that give it an overall glossy sheen, David Sanborn's new collection, "Closer," has its share of moving moments, especially when the alto saxophonist renders ballad Despite the polished orchestrations that give it an overall glossy sheen,…

  18. Artists Aid Tsunami Relief Efforts

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Along with several large concerts in the planning stages, artists around the world are staging their own benefit shows for or donating to funds for the victims of the recent tsunami in Southern Asia. Along with several large concerts in the planning stages, artists around the world are…

  19. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Jan. 3-9, 2005).

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Jan. 3-9, 2005). A WHOLE NEW YEAR: No matter what happened in 2004, you can forget it now. It's 2005! It's a whole new year and you get a fresh start, a clean slate, a chance to start anew! OK, so really it's just a simple…

  20. Linkin Park Creates Disaster Aid Charity

    December 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST With memories of a successful summer tour in Southeast Asia still fresh in their minds, the members of Linkin Park are spearheading an effort to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami that have de With memories of a successful summer tour in Southeast Asia still fresh in their minds, the…

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