1. Fourth 'Idol' Premiere Draws Huge Ratings

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Last night's (Jan. 18) premiere of the fourth season of "American Idol" on Fox garnered a whopping 33 million U.S. viewers, according to preliminary figures from Nielsen. Last night's (Jan. 18) premiere of the fourth season of "American Idol" on Fox garnered a…

  2. Angels With Dirty Faces

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Amanda & the Marbles pulled critical praise for their 2002 album, "More Seduction," and fans dubbed their sound "neo new wave power pop punk." It's an accurate description for the dozen tracks com Amanda & the Marbles pulled critical praise for their 2002…

  3. Update: Damageplan Guitarist Killed In Shooting

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST A gunman charged onstage at a packed Columbus, Ohio, nightclub at the beginning of a Damageplan concert last night (Dec. 8) and opened fire on the band and the crowd, killing guitarist "Dimebag" Darre A gunman charged onstage at a packed Columbus, Ohio, nightclub at the beginning of…

  4. Krauss + Union Station A Hit 'Both Ways'

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Thanks to a big year full of awards show wins and major TV exposure for Alison Krauss + Union Station, Rounder Records is understandably upbeat about the commercial prospects for "Lonely Runs Both Ways," the act's first studio…

  5. Seminal New York Punk Tracks Compiled

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York's punk rock and new wave scene in the mid-to-late 1970s laid the foundation for a musical revolution, the reverberations of which are still being felt today. New York's punk rock and new wave scene in the mid-to-late 1970s laid the foundation for a musical revolution, the…

  6. Wet From Birth

    October 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The charm of the Faint is that it makes indie kids dance. The charm of the Faint is that it makes indie kids dance. The act's latest, "Wet From Birth," undoubtedly re-establishes its penchant for synthy dance-rock and none-too-subtle lyrics. Where the Faint falls short, though,…

  7. TunesOnTV

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 13-19, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 13 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Jason Mraz (also scheduled: Josh Duhamel, Ken Jennings). "The View," ABC Featured Artist: Tim McGraw (also…

  8. Ackerman Sets The Musical Record Straight

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Although Windham Hill Records founder William Ackerman is consistently labeled as the father of new age music thanks to his stewardship of artists like George Winston, Alex DeGrassi and Liz Story, his Although Windham Hill Records founder William Ackerman is consistently labeled as the father…

  9. Live Like You Were Dying

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw and his road band returned to upstate New York to record this very confident studio album, his eighth. Tim McGraw and his road band returned to upstate New York to record this very confident studio album, his eighth. "How Bad Do You Want It" is raw, swampy, blues rock,…

  10. Hot Product

    August 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw 'Live' It Up Tim McGraw describes his ninth Curb album, "Live Like You Were Dying," as a "tapestry of life." Indeed, the project is deeply woven with themes that reflect some of life's brightest and darkest threads. "You can listen to this…

  11. McGraw Tugs Heartstrings

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com Tim McGraw describes his ninth Curb album, "Live Like You Were Dying," as a "tapestry of life." Indeed, the project is deeply woven with themes that reflect some of life's brightest and darkest threads. "You can…

  12. Punk Vets Convene In Osaka Popstar

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT John Cafiero is living a punk rock fan's dream. In recording the debut album for his band Osaka Popstar, the singer/guitarist has recruited former members of the Ramones, the Misfits, Black Flag and t John Cafiero is living a punk rock fan's dream. In recording the debut album for…

  13. Billboard Bits: Mission Of Burma, Remy Zero, Earle

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Mission Of Burma, Remy Zero, Earle Seminal Boston underground rock outfit Mission Of Burma has signed to Matador and is working on its first new studio album since 1982's "Vs." The group -- guitarist Roger Miller, bassist Clint Conley and drummer Peter Prescott -- is…

  14. Tunes On TV

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 15-21, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 15 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Sting (also scheduled: Jamie Lee Curtis). "Jingle Ball Rock," Fox Featured Artists: Jennifer Lopez, Jessica…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Righteous Brothers' Bobby Hatfield, Clay Aiken, commercial singles and coincidental birthdays with readers. ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN Hi Fred, My husband woke me up as he was getting ready for work this morning to tell me Bobby Hatfield had died. What a great loss…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>R&B star Usher guest stars in an episode of the revival series "The Twilight Zone." In an episode titled "To Protect and Serve," Usher portrays a young police officer who puts his li 2002 - R&B star Usher guest stars in an episode of the…

  17. TunesOnTV

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 27 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Clint Black (also scheduled: Hayden Christensen) "VH1 All Access," VH1 Featured Artist: Mandy Moore. …

  18. Tunes On TV

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 15-21, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 15 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Simon & Garfunkel (also scheduled: Hugh Jackman, Naomi Campbell). "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured…

  19. Sevendust Grows With 'Seasons'

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock act Sevendust will on Oct. 7 release its fourth full-length album, "Seasons." The TVT disc, the group's first since 2001's "Animosity," will be supported with a vigorous touring schedule tha Hard rock act Sevendust will on Oct. 7 release its fourth full…

  20. Tunes On TV

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 4-10, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 4 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Junior Senior (also scheduled: Seann William Scott, Roseanne). "106 & Park," BET Featured Artists:…

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