1. 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…

  2. This Day in Music

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Zac Foley, bassist with the highly successful early 1990s British modern rock act EMF, dies at the age of 31. 2002 - Zac Foley, bassist with the highly successful early 1990s British modern rock act EMF, dies at the age of 31. 2002 - Composer/band leader/pianist and…

  3. Costello Cooking Up New EP, DVDs, Tour

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Never one to rest on his laurels, Elvis Costello has a variety of projects on the horizon, including a 10-inch vinyl EP of previously unreleased recordings, two DVDs and a 2005 itinerary packed with t Never one to rest on his laurels, Elvis Costello has a variety of projects on the horizon,…

  4. Billboard Bits: Doves, Gruff Rhys, Early Day Miners

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Doves, Gruff Rhys, Early Day Miners U.K. rock outfit Doves will release its third studio album, "Some Cities," Feb. 21 via Parlophone internationally. It will be preceded by the single "Black and White Town," which will be released commercially on Feb. 7. The track…

  5. Krauss + Union Station A Hit 'Both Ways'

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Thanks to a big year full of awards show wins and major TV exposure for Alison Krauss + Union Station, Rounder Records is understandably upbeat about the commercial prospects for "Lonely Runs Both Ways," the act's first studio…

  6. 'Woman' Is King On New Iron & Wine EP

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Iron & Wine will continue its prolific run of releases early next year with the six-song EP "Woman King." Iron & Wine will continue its prolific run of releases early next year with the six-song EP "Woman King." Due Feb. 22 via Sub Pop, the set was recorded in…

  7. 49TunesOnTV

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 29 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Lenny Kravitz (also scheduled: Colin Ferrell). "Las Vegas," NBC Featured artist: The Polyphonic Spree. …

  8. Roots Rockers Bolster Los Super Seven

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Texas-based rock act Los Super Seven gets a lift from a host of roots rock artists on its third studio album, "Heart It on the X." The set is due March 22 as the first release in a new deal with Telar Texas-based rock act Los Super Seven gets a lift from a host of roots rock artists…

  9. Healing Rain

    November 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST In the past few years, Smith has released two of the top-selling praise and worship albums in Christian music ("Worship" and "Worship Again"). In the past few years, Smith has released two of the top-selling praise and worship albums in Christian music ("Worship"…

  10. Nashville Sessions Generate Two Black CDs

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST As the Pixies' reunion tour plows ahead, singer/guitarist Frank Black plans to release two albums' worth of material recorded earlier this year in Nashville, with a solo trek to follow. As tipped here As the Pixies' reunion tour plows ahead, singer/guitarist Frank Black plans…

  11. Hot Product

    November 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional new titles arriving in stores this week include: A new album from Elton John, "Peachtree Road" (Universal), as well as the four-disc DVD set "Dream Ticket: Four Destinations" (Best Buy). The sophomore A&M album from singer/songwriter…

  12. Billboard Bits: George Huff, Mike Doughty, Glen Burtnik

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on George Huff, Mike Doughty, Glen Burtnik Former "American Idol" finalist George Huff will release his solo debut recording on Tuesday (Nov. 9) via Word/Curb/Warner Bros. The five-track "My Christmas EP" will boast the medley "Angels We Have Heard on High/Hark!…

  13. Billboard Bits: Live 105, Jamie O'Neal, Vida Blue

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on Live 105's Not So Silent Night concert, Jamie O'Neal and Vida Blue. Modest Mouse, Interpol, Franz Ferdinand, the Killers, Muse and Taking Back Sunday will perform at San Francisco radio station KITS-FM (Live 105)'s Not So Silent Night concert, to be held Dec. 10 at…

  14. Billboard Bits: Jimmy Buffett, Xzibit, 'Jingle Ball'

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Jimmy Buffett, Xzibit, 'Jingle Ball' Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will play a Nov. 23 show at Orlando, Fla.'s T.D. Waterhouse Centre to benefit hurricane relief organizations in Florida, Alabama and the Caribbean. Tickets for the performance, sponsored by…

  15. Billboard Bits: Bad Boy, Krauss, Radiohead/O'Riley

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Bad Boy, Krauss, Christopher O'Riley Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy label bundles together its best-known R&B material on the CD/DVD "R&B Hits." Due Nov. 23, the audio disc gathers up such favorites as P. Diddy's "I Need a Girl (Part One…

  16. Fuego

    October 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A.B. Quintanilla and his Kumbia Kings have been steadily evolving with every album. A.B. Quintanilla and his Kumbia Kings have been steadily evolving with every album. Its latest, "Fuego," includes the Kings' trademark cumbia, but their R&B-tinged material is limited to two…

  17. Krauss 'Runs Both Ways' On New Album

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alison Krauss and Union Station will strike while the iron is still hot with the Nov. 23 release of their next Rounder album, "Lonely Runs Both Ways." Krauss has reached a new peak in visibility this Alison Krauss and Union Station will strike while the iron is still hot with the…

  18. Tunes On TV

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 18-24, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 18 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artists: Jane Monheit, Michael Buble (also scheduled: Jimmy Carter). "Live with Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist:…

  19. Damage

    October 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's first formal collaboration with a producer —Steve Jordan, for 2002 set "Plastic Fang"—yielded the trio's most focused, clear-sounding and bright set. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's first formal collaboration with a producer —Steve Jordan,…

  20. McCoury Tops Bluegrass Awards Winners

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bluegrass veteran Del McCoury won his ninth entertainer of the year award at the 15th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards last night (Oct. 7) at the Kentucky Center in Louisville. Bluegrass veteran Del McCoury won his ninth entertainer of the year award at the 15th Annual…

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