1. Grammy Performance To Benefit Tsunami Aid

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST An all-star live performance of the Beatles song "Across the Universe" during the 47th annual Grammy Awards celebration will be immediately released to raise funds for tsunami relief efforts. An all-star live performance of the Beatles song "Across the Universe" during the…

  2. This Day in Music

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Cuban-born conga player/percussionist Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria dies in a Miami hospital after suffering a stroke earlier in the week. He is 85. 2003 - Cuban-born conga player/percussionist Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria dies in a Miami hospital after…

  3. 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…

  4. Billboard Bits: Essence Fest, Kweli, Concord Jazz

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Essence Fest, Talib Kweli, Concord Jazz Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Talib Kweli and Floetry have been added to the lineup for the 2005 Essence Music Festival. They join previously confirmed performer Destiny's Child for the event, which will be held July 1-3 at the Louisiana…

  5. Top Acts Teaming For Super Bowl Performances

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST The performance slate for the Super Bowl pre-game festivities will bridge the generation gap, with Gretchen Wilson tapped to perform with the Charlie Daniels Band and Black Eyed Peas collaborating wit The performance slate for the Super Bowl pre-game festivities will bridge the generation gap…

  6. Was (Not Was) Finds New Life On Tour

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Was (Not Was) just wrapped its first set of U.S. dates since 1990 and is planning a lengthier tour for April. With a greatest hits compilation and a new album due this spring, things are finally heati Was (Not Was) just wrapped its first set of U.S. dates since 1990 and is planning a…

  7. 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…

  8. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Venerable Chicago club Lounge Ax opens its last week of business with a bang, thanks to a surprise appearance by rock quartet Wilco. The group plays a two-and-a-half hour set before a ca 2000 - Venerable Chicago club Lounge Ax opens its last week of business with a…

  9. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Dec. 27, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005).

    December 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Dec. 27, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005). HAPPY NEW YEAR! For many years I have lived by a rule that has kept me safe within the walls of my home or that of a close friend on New Year's Eve. It's one of those holidays where a bottle of good…

  10. 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…

  11. Roberta Flack Creating Music School

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran R&B singer Roberta Flack plans to transform two abandoned brownstones in Harlem into a school of music to be opened next fall. Veteran R&B singer Roberta Flack plans to transform two abandoned brownstones in Harlem into a school of music to be opened next fall. The 126th…

  12. Hot Product

    December 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tupac Shakur / Eminem 'Game' On Eminem produced 12 songs based around previously unreleased verses from late rapper Tupac Shakur for the album "Loyal to the Game." Due this week via Amaru/Interscope, the 16-track set is the seventh album of Shakur's music to be…

  13. All-Star Concert To Herald Marley's 60th

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bob Marley's 60th birthday will be celebrated with a month-long program of events in Ethiopia in February. Bob Marley's 60th birthday will be celebrated with a month-long program of events in Ethiopia in February. The program, titled "Africa Unite," will be spearheaded by…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the letter "K," the Adult Contemporary chart and holiday music and signature songs with readers. A VERY SPECIAL "K" Fred, With the song "Karma" by Lloyd Banks featuring Avant moving 47-46 on Billboard's Hot 100, we're about to see…

  15. Billboard Bits: Bonnaroo, Ozomatli, Nadine Renee

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on Bonnaroo, Ozomatli and Nadine Renee. The fourth annual Bonnaroo Music Festival is set for June 10-12. The hugely successful jam band fest will return to the same 700-acre site in rural Manchester, Tenn., about 60 miles South of Nashville. Jonathan Mayers, president of Superfly…

  16. Billboard Bits: Nugent/Keith, Langerado, Rob Da Bank

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Nugent/Keith, Langerado, Rob Da Bank Hard rock guitar slinger Ted Nugent will joint country star Toby Keith for about 20 arena dates in the first quarter of 2005. The pair first worked together on a USO tour last summer, according to Keith's manager, T.K. Kimbrell. "Ted…

  17. Grand National Sets Sights On North America

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock act Grand National will make its North American live debut in March, with one appearance confirmed for the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, and another being eyed for New U.K. rock act Grand National will make its North American live debut in March, with one…

  18. McLachlan Returning To The Road Next Spring

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST With a new live album in stores, Sarah McLachlan has confirmed plans to take to the road again in the spring. With a new live album in stores, Sarah McLachlan has confirmed plans to take to the road again in the spring. The Canadian singer/songwriter will launch a North American arena tour…

  19. Strait Takes Bentley, Dotson On The Road

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Country kingpin George Strait will kick off his 2005 tour Jan. 3 in Charlotte, N.C., with Dierks Bentley and Amber Dotson in tow. Country kingpin George Strait will kick off his 2005 tour Jan. 3 in Charlotte, N.C., with Dierks Bentley and Amber Dotson in tow. The 19-date outing runs through…

  20. No Psychological Exam For Jackson Accuser

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The judge in the child-molestation case against Michael Jackson refused yesterday (Nov. 29) to order Jackson's accuser and the boy's family to undergo psychological examinations. The judge in the child-molestation case against Michael Jackson refused yesterday (Nov. 29) to order…

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