1. Billboard Bits: Garth Brooks, Carly Simon, Napster

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Garth Brooks, Carly Simon, Napster Garth Brooks' appearance Saturday at fundraiser in Fort Worth, Texas, reportedly helped raise more than $2 million for a local hospital. Brooks performed with pals Steve Wariner, Stephanie Davis and Dan Roberts, who had organized the $1,000-a…

  2. 47th Annual Grammy Awards Winners

    February 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Winners of the 47th annual Grammy Awards, presented Feb. 13, 2005, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Staples Center. Below are the winners of the 47th annual Grammy Awards, presented Feb. 13, 2005, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Staples Center. Record Of The Year …

  3. Mario's Valentine: 'Love' Still Rules

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Romance is in the air as Valentine's Day approaches, and Mario's "Let Me Love You" is on top of Billboard's Hot 100 for an eighth straight week. His play to capture the heart of an unappreciated woman Romance is in the air as Valentine's Day approaches, and Mario…

  4. Kings Of Leon Set Out To Extend Reign To U.S.

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For Kings of Leon, fame is a relative thing. The four-piece rock outfit from Tennessee has achieved platinum sales in the United Kingdom, where the group is a bona fide sensation. The band served as the penultimate act at last summer's…

  5. Johnson Drafts Pals For Hawaiian Festival

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson and some of his best musical friends will drop in on Hawaii in April for the second Kokua Festival. Jack Johnson and some of his best musical friends will drop in on Hawaii in April for the second Kokua Festival. The shows will be held April 13 in Oahu and April 16 in Honolulu…

  6. Lil' Mo Returns With New Label, Baby

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lil' Mo, the self-proclaimed "Mother of Hip-Hop," plans to unveil two significant projects in 2005: her first album for Cash Money/Universal, and her second daughter. Lil' Mo, the self-proclaimed "Mother of Hip-Hop," plans to unveil two significant projects in…

  7. This Day in Music

    January 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Detroit radio legend Martha Jean "The Queen" Steinberg - known by her trademark phrase "I betcha" - dies at Detroit's Harper Hospital. Steinberg was a local fixture in the Motor City for 2000 - Detroit radio legend Martha Jean "The Queen…

  8. Wilco, Franz Donate Rarities For Tsunami CD

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wilco, Franz Ferdinand, Hot Hot Heat and Interpol are among the artists that have contributed rare or previously unreleased tracks to a double-disc compilation that will raise funds for Asian tsunami Wilco, Franz Ferdinand, Hot Hot Heat and Interpol are among the artists that have contributed…

  9. Grammys Add West, Tributes To Charles, Southern Rock

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST This year's top Grammy Awards nominee is planning to show his skills in a monumental way during next month's 47th annual ceremony. This year's top Grammy Awards nominee is planning to show his skills in a monumental way during next month's 47th annual ceremony. Kanye West,…

  10. 'Forever' Unites Artists For Tsunami Relief

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Recording artists from R&B crooner Brian McKnight to screamer Sonny Sandoval of rock act P.O.D. have lent their talents to a single that will raise funds for the tsunami relief effort in Eastern A Recording artists from R&B crooner Brian McKnight to screamer Sonny Sandoval of rock act…

  11. Billboard Bits: CMT, Option-G, Noise Pop

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on CMT, Option-G, Noise Pop 3 Doors Down has been tapped to replace Los Lonely Boys at CMT's live music special from the Jacksonville (Fla.) Veterans Memorial Arena the night before the Super Bowl. The show will be headlined by Lynyrd Skynyrd and also feature Jo Dee Messina. "…

  12. Folds Saves Songs For 'Silverman'

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The fruit of the latter endeavor will emerge as "Songs for Silverman" April 26 via Epic. Since the release of 2001's "Rockin' the Suburbs," Ben Folds has toured various parts of the world time and time again, collaborated extensively with William Shatner ,…

  13. Jack Johnson 'Dreams' Big On New Album

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson will return March 1 with his latest Brushfire Records album, "In Between Dreams." First single "Sitting, Waiting, Wishing" is available for download from Apple's iTunes Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson will return March 1 with his latest…

  14. Pearl Jam In No Rush In The Studio

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam has begun work on its eighth studio album in its Seattle homebase. "We're recording but not really putting any pressure for something to actually come out of it," frontman Eddie Vedder told Pearl Jam has begun work on its eighth studio album in its Seattle homebase. …

  15. 04TunesOnTV

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 17-23, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JAN. 17 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: JoJo (also scheduled: Ryan Seacrest, James Denton). "The View," ABC Featured Artist: Jesse McCartney (also…

  16. Singers, Stars Stage Tsunami TV Benefit

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST With Norah Jones singing "we're all in this thing together," movie and music stars contributed their talents for a hastily arranged benefit for tsunami victims televised live tonight (Jan. 15). The tw With Norah Jones singing "we're all in this thing together,"…

  17. This Day in Music

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Violence erupts during a concert at California'…

  18. John, Aussie Stars Pledge Tsunami Aid

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Elton John, Annie Lennox, Nelly, Bjork, Paul McCartney and such Australian stars as Midnight Oil, Silverchair, Kasey Chambers and the Finn Brothers are the latest acts to sign on for events to raise f Nearly four weeks after a deadly earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean left more than…

  19. Black Crowes Reforming For New York Run

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST After months of speculation, Chris and Rich Robinson are reforming the Black Crowes for a five-night stand at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The March 22-23, 25-27 shows -- the Crowes' first since O After months of speculation , Chris and Rich Robinson are reforming the Black…

  20. Artists Aid Tsunami Relief Efforts

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Along with several large concerts in the planning stages, artists around the world are staging their own benefit shows for or donating to funds for the victims of the recent tsunami in Southern Asia. Along with several large concerts in the planning stages, artists around the world are…

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