1. Billboard Bits: Fuji Rock, Willie Nelson, Cinderella

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Fuji Rock, Willie Nelson, Cinderella Sigur Ros, Mercury Rev, the Pogues, the reunited Dinosaur Jr. and Fatboy Slim are among the first acts to sign on for Japan's annual Fuji Rock Festival. The event will be held July 29-31 at the Naeba Ski Resort about 2 hours outside Tokyo.…

  2. Lynn Postpones Shows Due To Back Pain

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the second time in nine months, back pain has forced Loretta Lynn to pull out of planned concert appearances. The country legend postponed shows Friday in Oklahoma City and Saturday in Fort Worth, For the second time in nine months, back pain has forced Loretta Lynn to pull out of planned…

  3. 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).…

  4. This Day in Music

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Both R. Kelly and Jagged Edge are double winners at the 15th annual Soul Train Music Awards at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. 2001 - Both R. Kelly and Jagged Edge are double winners at the 15th annual Soul Train Music Awards at Los Angeles' Shrine…

  5. The Cash Legacy: Johnny, June Boxes Due

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The music of country music's most beloved couple will be celebrated with a pair of upcoming Columbia/Legacy multi-disc sets. The music of country music's most beloved couple will be celebrated with a pair of upcoming Columbia/Legacy multi-disc sets. Due June 7, "Johnny Cash --…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Westlife, chart records, Greek artists, Mariah Carey and "Rich Girl" with readers. LIVING THE WESTLIFE Hi, I have been a U.S. fan of Irish pop group Westlife for several years and I think I have a good question to ask you about them. At the beginning of their…

  7. 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…

  8. TunesOnTV

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 21-27, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, FEB. 21 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Jesse McCartney (also scheduled: Ray Romano). "The View," ABC Featured artist: Tina Turner. "Ego Trip&…

  9. This Day in Music

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Folk music singer/songwriter Tom Glazer dies in Philadelphia. Glazer, 88, is best known for the 1963 novelty song "On Top of Spaghetti." 2003 - Folk music singer/songwriter Tom Glazer dies in Philadelphia. Glazer, 88, is best known for the 1963 novelty song…

  10. Burning in the Sun

    February 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST When we first heard Coldplay's "Yellow," we thought it was Dave Matthews with a new backing band. When we first heard Blue Merle, we thought it was Coldplay's Chris Martin backed by a latter-day Dave When we first heard Coldplay's "Yellow," we thought it was…

  11. A Healthy Distrust

    February 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST While jewel-drenched and bullet-scarred rappers keep flooding the airwaves, there is a hip-hop alternative to all the glitter and Glocks. Welcome to the world of Sage Francis and his intelligent and e While jewel-drenched and bullet-scarred rappers keep flooding the airwaves, there is a hip…

  12. Brazilian Girls

    February 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST In need of some fabulous music for Saturday night's dinner party or Sunday's brunch? Consider "Brazilian Girls" your new secret weapon for such occasions—and beyond. In need of some fabulous music for Saturday night's dinner party or Sunday's brunch? Consider …

  13. This Day in Music

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for his 1977 song "Take This Job and Shove It," dies in a Nashville nursing home of emphysema and diabetes, among other problems. He is 64. 2003 - Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for his 1977 song "…

  14. Yusuf Islam Awarded Libel Damages

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Yusuf Islam, the musician formerly known as Cat Stevens, said he had won substantial damages from two British newspapers which alleged he supported terrorism. Yusuf Islam, the musician formerly known as Cat Stevens, said he had won substantial damages from two British newspapers which alleged…

  15. Jayhawks' Olson, Louris Fly Again

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock'n'roll reunion tours come in many shapes, whether it's the classic rock band cashing in on decades-old nostalgia, or indie-rock darlings tromping though the clubs trying to recover a spark of the Rock'n'roll reunion tours come in many shapes, whether it's…

  16. 3 Doors Down Steers Straight To No. 1

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Doors Down's "Seventeen Days" (Republic/Universal) was the album of choice for Valentine's Day shoppers this year, as the group earns the highest-charting set and best sales week of its career with 3 Doors Down's "Seventeen Days" (Republic/Universal) was…

  17. Thomas Saluted With Album, Tribute Concert

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST The final studio sessions from legendary R&B artist Rufus Thomas, who died in 2001, will see the light of day this spring. The final studio sessions from legendary R&B artist Rufus Thomas, who died in 2001, will see the light of day this spring. Due April 26 via Segue Records, "…

  18. TunesOnTV

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 14-20, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, FEB. 14 "All-Star Jams-Viewer Dedications," VH1 Classic Featured artist: Brian McKnight. "Today," NBC Featured artist: Michael Buble. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,…

  19. Hot Product

    February 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. R.E.M. Revisited Reissues of R.E.M.'s nine albums for Warner Bros. arrive this week via Rhino in newly created CD/DVD editions. The initiative encompasses the studio albums "Green," "Out of Time," "Automatic for the People," "Monster," "…

  20. Hot Product

    February 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The self-titled debut from LCD Soundsystem (DFA/Capitol), featuring the new single “Daft Punk Is Playing at My House” and a second disc with prior vinyl singles such as "Give It Up," "Yeah" and "…

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