1. 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.…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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 …

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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 "…

  9. 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…

  10. 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'…

  11. 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…

  12. 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,…

  13. 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,…

  14. 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…

  15. 31TunesOnTV

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 26-Aug. 1, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 26 "Rap City: Tha Bassment," BET Featured artist: B.G. "Straight Up" With Montgomery Gentry," Great American Country Featured artist: Montgomery Gentry. "…

  16. Sophomore Album On Stone's 'Mind'

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Little more than a year after emerging to critical raves, Joss Stone is planning a September return with "Mind, Body & Soul." The set will be the follow-up to the U.K. soul singer's EP "The Soul S Little more than a year after emerging to critical raves, Joss Stone is…

  17. Concert For Kerry/Edwards Raises $7.5M

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After celebrities raised $7.5 million with a concert for Democratic candidates John Kerry and John Edwards last night (July 8) in New York... After celebrities raised $7.5 million with a concert for Democratic candidates John Kerry and John Edwards last night (July 8) in New York, an angry…

  18. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Blind Boys Of Alabama, Jim Brickman and Clay Aiken, as well as his top-10 favorite songs of the year. PATIENCE: A couple of weeks ago, the late Burl Ives generated some chart news when a new album of his Christmas songs debuted on Billboard&…

  19. Breaking & Entering

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Four Tet and Memento. MAKING THE ROUNDS: Fitting somewhere between DJ Shadow and Miles Davis, Kieren Hebden's solo project Four Tet is a virtual jazz band, incorporating all sorts of odd rhythms and…

  20. Edwards Plants CD, DVD On One Disc

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Select North American retailers are currently carrying Kathleen Edwards' "Live at the Bowery Ballroom" EP. The Rounder Records release is a DVD-Plus disc, which allows for one side of the disc to feat Select North American retailers are currently carrying Kathleen Edwards'…

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