1. Yearwood Returns With New Album, Tour

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Save for a handful of one-off performances and appearances, Trisha Yearwood has not been on the road in three years. Save for a handful of one-off performances and appearances, Trisha Yearwood has not been on the road in three years. That will change this fall with a 27-date tour that will…

  2. This Day in Music

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Indie label Tony Nicole Tony Records files suit against Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS for alleged intentional interference with KISS drummer Peter Criss' contract with the label. 2002 - In a Nashville courtroom, country singer Deana Carter avoids jail…

  3. Soul Asylum Co-Founder Mueller Dies

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the Minneapolis-based rock act Soul Asylum, died Friday at his home, according to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune. He was 41. Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the Minneapolis-based rock act Soul Asylum, died Friday at his home,…

  4. Patti Smith To Headline Meltdown Festival

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Patti Smith will headline this summer's Meltdown Festival at London's South Bank Centre, which will run from June 11-26. Patti Smith will headline this summer's Meltdown Festival at London's South Bank Centre, which will run from June 11-26. The event will be highlighted…

  5. Hot Product

    April 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jo Dee Messina 'Surprise' Sounds Country vocalist Jo Dee Messina this week will release her first album of new material in five years. The 13-track Curb set "Delicious Surprise" is already off to a good start thanks to the single "My Give a Damn's Busted,"…

  6. 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The complete list of 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards winners, handed out April 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Below is the complete list of 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards winners, handed out April 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.…

  7. Arular

    April 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST To try and describe M.I.A.'s "Arular" almost seems futile. With influences that range from dancehall, hip-hop, electro, dance and world music, the debut set by the 28-year-old London-based artist (bor To try and describe M.I.A.'s "Arular" almost seems futile.…

  8. Jo Dee Messina Back With 'Surprise'

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country vocalist Jo Dee Messina has set an April 26 release for her first album of new material in five years. Country vocalist Jo Dee Messina has set an April 26 release for her first album of new material in five years. The 13-track Curb set "Delicious Surprise" is already off to…

  9. SXSW 2005 PREVIEW (3 of 4)

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's South by Southwest Music & Media Conference March 16-20 in Austin, Texas: Phoenix, Little Birdy, Wolfmother and Martha Wai Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's South by…

  10. Criss Working On 'Autobiographical' Solo Set

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Original Kiss drummer Peter Criss has been quite a busy "cat" since parting ways with the group after its highly successful co-headlining tour with Aerosmith in 2003. Original Kiss drummer Peter Criss has been quite a busy "cat" since parting ways with the group after its…

  11. Dylan, Dave, Dead Crowd Bonnaroo Live Set

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Live tracks from Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews and the Dead lead the track list for "Bonnaroo 2004," an audio chronicle of the third edition of the Manchester, Tenn.-based music festival. The double-disc s Live tracks from Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews and the Dead lead the track list for …

  12. 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…

  13. Crowell Celebrates 'Outsider' Status On New CD

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rodney Crowell has been trying to shake labels like "country" and "singer/songwriter" for years, and it's a message he delivers loud and clear on his latest studio album. Rodney Crowell has been trying to shake labels like "country" and "singer…

  14. Macias, Reno Bond For 'Song Of America'

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Producer David Macias is at work on a 50-track collection of songs that will span the breadth of American music. Producer David Macias is at work on a 50-track collection of songs that will span the breadth of American music. The new project comes on the heels of last summer's "…

  15. Wilson, Costello Sign On For South By Southwest

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST The revival of Brian Wilson's long dormant "Smile" album will be the subject of an all-star panel discussion at this year's South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. The revival of Brian Wilson's long dormant "Smile" album will be the subject of an…

  16. Billboard Bits: 'Hotel Rwanda,' SXSW, Pearl Jam

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on 'Hotel Rwanda,' SXSW, Pearl Jam Commotion Records will on Jan. 11 issue the soundtrack to the film "Hotel Rwanda." The set features Wyclef Jean's "Million Voices," which yesterday earned a Golden Globe nomination for best original song. The film'…

  17. Transient

    December 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Gaelle is no stranger to readers of Billboard. Since the late '90s, she has been featured in various sections of the magazine. Gaelle is no stranger to readers of Billboard. Since the late '90s, she has been featured in various sections of the magazine. Now, after honing her craft…

  18. Mind Body & Soul

    October 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With "Mind Body & Soul," Joss Stone proves that her 2003 breakout debut, "The Soul Sessions," was no fluke. With "Mind Body & Soul," Joss Stone proves that her 2003 breakout debut, "The Soul Sessions," was no fluke. For her second collection,…

  19. Billboard Bits: We The Planet, Billy Corgan, Butch Walker

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on We The Planet, Corgan, Butch Walker The Roots, the Dead's Mickey Hart, the Coup, Michelle Shocked and Third Eye Blind are the first acts to sign on for the second We the Planet Music and Activism Festival. The event will be held Nov. 13 at the Kaiser Convention Center in Oakland,…

  20. Faithfull Collaborates With Disciples

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For her forthcoming studio album, Marianne Faithfull has tapped the talents of performers who have been influenced by her iconoclastic career. For her forthcoming studio album, Marianne Faithfull has tapped the talents of performers who have been influenced by her iconoclastic career. Due…

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