1. Nickelback Parts With Drummer

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ryan "Nik" Vikedal has left the ranks of Canadian rock act Nickelback. Ryan "Nik" Vikedal has left the ranks of Canadian rock act Nickelback. A member of the band since 1998, the drummer's exit from the group appears amicable, with the remaining members issuing a…

  2. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Lavigne wins for favorite female artist and breakthrough artist, as well as the sty 2003 - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at…

  3. Billboard Bits: Coachella Fest, Mardi Gras, David Foster

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Coachella, Mardi Gras, David Foster The sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will be held April 30-May 1 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif., organizers tell Billboard.com. Ticket information has not yet been announced for the event, which last year drew record…

  4. Buzz Begins For Amos' 'Beekeeper'

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST A handful of Tori Amos appearances have been confirmed to coincide with the release of her eighth studio album, "The Beekeeper." The North Carolina-born/Maryland-raised artist, who now lives full-time A handful of Tori Amos appearances have been confirmed to coincide with the…

  5. This Day in Music

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Thomas D. Mottola, who spent 14 years at the helm of Sony Music Entertainment, resigns as chairman, CEO. 2003 - Thomas D. Mottola, who spent 14 years at the helm of Sony Music Entertainment, resigns as chairman, CEO. 2001 - Bryan Gregory, guitarist in the original…

  6. Petra Haden and Bill Frisell

    January 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The shy duo date of vocalist/violinist Petra Haden and jazz guitarist Bill Frisell is a delicate flower with deep roots. Quiet, intimate and softly floating, this album is an eclectic mix of mild-mann The shy duo date of vocalist/violinist Petra Haden and jazz guitarist Bill Frisell is a…

  7. Killers Keep Touring, Ready New Tunes

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Like many bands flush with the success of a debut album, the Killers have spent the better part of the year in the road in support of "Hot Fuss" (Island). And while the group has several new songs per Like many bands flush with the success of a debut album, the Killers have spent…

  8. Incubus Rocks 'Roxanne' With Police Duo

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Incubus got a lift from Police drummer Stewart Copeland and guitarist Andy Summers last weekend in Los Angeles, when the pair joined the modern rock act for renditions of the Police's "Roxanne" and "M Incubus got a lift from Police drummer Stewart Copeland and guitarist…

  9. Fans Mourn Slain Damageplan Guitarist

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Thousands waited in line in near-freezing temperatures last night (Dec. 14) to pay tribute at a memorial service in Arlington, Texas, for slain rock star "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Thousands waited in line in near-freezing temperatures last night (Dec. 14) to pay tribute at a…

  10. Alive at Red Rocks

    December 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Incubus filmed its July 26 performance at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver with a 10-camera, high-definition shoot that has superb picture clarity to match the sound quality on this DVD, regardless of Incubus filmed its July 26 performance at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver with a 10-camera,…

  11. Incubus Scores With Action Flick, Surfing Documentary

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Having completed touring in support of its latest Epic album, "A Crow Left of the Murder," Incubus is turning its attention to Hollywood. The band will spend the first half of 2005 working on soundtra Having completed touring in support of its latest Epic album, "A Crow Left of…

  12. Incubus Gets Its 'Rocks' Off On New DVD

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Like most bands on the road this summer, Incubus witnessed first-hand the downturn in the concert market via sluggish ticket sales and the occasional apathetic audience. But the stars were aligned whe Like most bands on the road this summer, Incubus witnessed first-hand the downturn in the…

  13. New York Funeral Set For ODB

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST A funeral for ODB is set for today (Nov. 18) in the New York borough of Brooklyn. Family and friends the troubled rapper, whose real name was Russell Jones, focused on the positives in his life. A funeral for ODB is set for today (Nov. 18) in the New York borough of Brooklyn. Family and…

  14. Ask Billboard

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Lisa Loeb, Olivia Newton-John and Agnetha Faltskog. ALL AROUND THE 'LOEB' Keith, I have become interested in Lisa Loeb upon hearing her most recent CD, "The Way It Really Is." However, if it made the album charts, I…

  15. Ja Rule, Robbie Williams Rule U.K. Charts

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ja Rule hit No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart for the first time yesterday (Oct. 30) with "Wonderful" (Def Jam) featuring R. Kelly & Ashanti, while Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis) start Ja Rule hit No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart for the first time…

  16. Update: Streisand, Diamond Not Planning Tour

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Industry speculation that Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand would embark on a co-headlining tour in 2005 appears to be incorrect, according to a Diamond spokesperson. While no details are finalized, a Industry speculation that Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand would embark on a co-headlining…

  17. TunesonTV

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 11-17, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 11 "National Anthem: Inside the Vote for Change Concert Tour," Sundance Channel Featured artists: Babyface, Jackson Browne, Dixie Chicks, John Fogerty, Jurassic 5, Dave Matthews…

  18. Incubus Singer Arrested At N.Y. Airport

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Incubus singer Brandon Boyd was arrested Wednesday for a carrying a switchblade in his bag while trying to board a plane on his way to a concert in North Carolina. Incubus singer Brandon Boyd was arrested Wednesday for a carrying a switchblade in his bag while trying to board a plane on his…

  19. Secret Machines Working Out New Tunes On Tour

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite the fact the majority of the next set is ostensibly written, singer/bassist/keyboardist Brandon Curtis stresses its musical direction remains elusive. Hotly tipped rock act the Secret Machines will take advantage of its upcoming North American tour with Interpol to perfect some of the…

  20. The Move's Carl Wayne Dies At 61

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carl Wayne, the former lead vocalist for the hit-making '60s U.K. band the Move and the latter-day singer for the Hollies, died Tuesday (Aug. 31) at his home in England after a battle with cancer. He Carl Wayne, the former lead vocalist for the hit-making '60s U.K. band the Move and…

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