1. Springsteen Spiffs Up 'Devils & Dust'

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST In addition to the standard audio tracks on one side, the DVD side will sport acoustic renditions of the title track, "Long Time Comin'," "Reno," All I'm Thinkin' About" and "Matamoras Banks," filmed Bruce Springsteen's new album, "…

  2. Velvet Revolver Reloads For Spring Tour

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hard rock supergroup Velvet Revolver will graduate to arena-level shows on its spring tour, which begins March 19 in Phoenix and will run through late May. During a short break in mid-April, the quint Hard rock supergroup Velvet Revolver will graduate to arena-level shows on its spring tour,…

  3. Jackson Taps Evans, Wrights For Spring Tour

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST The initial leg of Alan Jackson's What I Do tour will open April 22 in Las Vegas, with Sara Evans and the Wrights in tow. At deadline, 15 dates are confirmed though a May 22 show in Mansfield, Mass., The initial leg of Alan Jackson's What I Do tour will open April 22 in Las Vegas,…

  4. DMB Unveils Summer Tour Plans

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews Band will supports its new studio album on tour this summer in North America, beginning June 1 in Maryland Heights, Mo., and running through a Sept. 7 finale in Bonner Springs, Kan. Memb Dave Matthews Band will supports its new studio album on tour this summer in North America,…

  5. 10TunesOnTV

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 28-March 6, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, FEB. 28 "Faith Evans Makes a Video," MTV2 Featured artist: Faith Evans ("Again"). "The View," ABC Featured artist: Ryan Cabrera (also scheduled: Joan Collins).…

  6. Can 50 Cent Do It Again?

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Fans have been counting the days until the March 8 release of "The Massacre," 50 Cent's highly anticipated Shady/Aftermath/Interscope sophomore album. They'll have to count a little less with this week's announcement that…

  7. Historic Muscle Shoals Sound Studios Closes

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, at which artists including the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bob Seger recorded classic songs, has closed. Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, at which artists including the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan,…

  8. This Day in Music

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Although already quite animated, "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell makes the transition to cartoon form on another Fox television series, "The Simpsons." The outspoken talent evaluator 2004 - Although already quite animated, "American Idol…

  9. Springsteen Stares Down 'Devils' On New Album

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen re-teams with producer Brendan O'Brien on his 19th album, "Devils & Dust," which Columbia will release on April 26. Bruce Springsteen re-teams with producer Brendan O'Brien on his 19th album, "Devils & Dust," which Columbia will release…

  10. Santana Signs On For Oscars, Summer Tour

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Carlos Santana will team with Enrique Iglesias to perform the Oscar-nominated song of the year "Al Otro Lado Del Rio" (from "The Motorcycle Diaries") at the Academy Awards. Carlos Santana will team with Enrique Iglesias to perform the Oscar-nominated song of the year "…

  11. TunesOnTV

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 7-13, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, FEB. 7 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Ashanti (also scheduled: Leah Remini). "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Tina Turner …

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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