1. This Day in Music

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker earns a new opponent, when the members of '80s heavy metal band Twisted Sister. Rocker, who had come under fire from virtually every segme 2000 - Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker earns a new opponent…

  2. Franz Ferdinand Leads Brit Award Nominees

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the field with five nominations for the Brit Awards, which will celebrate their 25th anniversary this year. Muse was close behind with four nominations, while A Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the field with five nominations for the Brit Awards,…

  3. This Day in Music

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>French Jazz piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani dies in New York following a brief respiratory illness. He is 36. Petrucciani was the first French artist signed to EMI's Blue Note imprint, 1999 - French Jazz piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani dies in New York…

  4. 'Encore' Enjoys Another Week At No. 1

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Eminem extends his curtain call to a second straight week as "Encore" remains atop The Billboard 200 that reflects the final sales week of 2004. Despite a 54% drop to sales of 198,000 copies in the Un Eminem extends his curtain call to a second straight week as "Encore"…

  5. Swing Era Bandleader Artie Shaw Dies

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Artie Shaw, the brilliant clarinetist and bandleader who epitomized the Big Band era with hits such as "Begin the Beguine" and "Stardust" before abandoning the music world for writing and other pursui At his peak in the 1930s and '40s, Artie Shaw, the brilliant…

  6. Music In The Sundance Spotlight

    December 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music seems to take a bigger role each year at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The Jan. 20-30 independent film showcase will see a slate of eclectic live performances to entertai Music seems to take a bigger role each year at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park…

  7. 01TunesOnTV

    December 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 27, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 27 "CMT Insider," CMT Featured artists: Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Dierks…

  8. 52TunesOnTV

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 20-26, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 20 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist: Madonna. "Today," NBC Featured artist: Chris Isaak (also scheduled: Sigourney Weaver). "The View," ABC Featured…

  9. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Dec. 13-19)

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Dec. 13-19, 2004). ICE, ICE, BABY: Logically, winter conjures up thoughts of snow and ice. It's the latter that is surprisingly prevalent through a pair of specials airing this weekend. On Saturday, romantic opera is the focus of …

  10. Fox Wins Battle For 'Coach Snoop'

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Snoop Dogg will star in and executive produce a feature based on his real-life experience of coaching his son's youth football team. Snoop Dogg will star in and executive produce a feature based on his real-life experience of coaching his son's youth football team. 20th Century Fox…

  11. 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…

  12. Band Aid 20's 'Christmas' Tops U.K. Chart

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) easily debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Dec. 5). Although the Band Aid 20 track came nowhere near the first-week sal The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury)…

  13. Hot Product

    November 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from bluegrass stars Alison Krauss and Union Station, "Lonely Runs Both Ways" (Rounder). The Jessica Simpson holiday collection "Re-Joyce: The Christmas Album" and the concert DVD "…

  14. Billboard Bits: KROQ, Eagles, Steve Earle

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on KROQ, Eagles, Steve Earle A hard-rocking lineup is on tap for the second night of Los Angeles radio station KROQ's annual Almost Acoustic Christmas concert. To be held Dec. 12 at Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, the show will feature Green Day, Chevelle, Good Charlotte, Sum…

  15. Billboard Bits: KROQ, Epitaph, American Hi-Fi

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on KROQ, Epitaph, American Hi-Fi Los Angeles radio station KROQ has rounded up a stellar lineup for the first night of its annual Almost Acoustic Christmas concert. To be held Dec. 11 at Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, the show will feature Franz Ferdinand, Interpol, Modest Mouse,…

  16. Exclusive: U2 Tour To Kick Off March 1

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Look for U2 to start its world tour on March 1 in Florida in support of its new Interscope album, "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," the band's manager Paul McGuinness tells Billboard. After 35 North Look for U2 to start its world tour on March 1 in Florida in support of its…

  17. Brian Wilson, Grandaddy, Phish & Ray Charles

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: Brian Wilson, Grandaddy, Phish & Ray Charles. SMiLE, BRIAN: Brian Wilson's Carnegie Hall performances of the legendary "lost" album "SMiLE" will get an…

  18. Billboard Bits: Phoenix, Songwriters Hall, Waters

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Phoenix, Songwriters Hall, John Waters French rock act Phoenix will embark on its maiden North American tour Nov. 29 in Philadelphia. The group will play nine shows through Dec. 13 in San Diego in support of its latest Astralwerks album, "Alphabetical." Core members vocalist…

  19. Turner Dominates Christian Country Awards

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Josh Turner was the big winner at the 10th annual Christian Country Music Awards, held last night (Nov. 4) at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Josh Turner was the big winner at the 10th annual Christian Country Music Awards, held last night (Nov. 4) at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.…

  20. Thomas Collects All-Star 'Giving' Cast

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Revisiting a concept that began in the early 1970s, actress Marlo Thomas has assembled an all-star cast for a new children's project. Revisiting a concept that began in the early 1970s, actress Marlo Thomas has assembled an all-star cast for a new children's project. Due Nov. 16 via…

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