1. This Day in Music

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Canadian Record Industry Assn. (CRIA) declares Quebec superstar Celine Dion "the best-selling Canadian recording artist of the century." 2000 - The Canadian Record Industry Assn. (CRIA) declares Quebec superstar Celine Dion "the best-selling…

  2. Nelson To Headline Texas Tsunami Benefit

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Willie Nelson will headline a Texas benefit concert to help the relief effort for victims of the tsunamis in southern Asia and eastern Africa. "I started at the top," says musician Michael Hall of his Willie Nelson will headline a Texas benefit concert to help the relief effort for…

  3. Billboard Bits: Alrosa Villa, Buenos Aires, Vai

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Stories on Alrosa Villa, Buenos Aires nightclubs and Steve Vai. Alrosa Villa, the Columbus, Ohio, nightclub that was the scene of a gunman's Dec. 8 rampage that left Damageplan/Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and two others dead, will reopen Jan. 14 to host a benefit…

  4. Music Plays Big Part At Inaugural Fetes

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST With the Jan. 20 inauguration of George W. Bush, visitors to the capital won't be able to swing a cat next week without hitting a ball or party. Although there will be free daytime festivities open to With the Jan. 20 inauguration of George W. Bush, visitors to the capital won't be…

  5. Brookstein, Green Day Climb To U.K. No. 1

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST After entering at No. 2 a week ago, Steve Brookstein found his version of Phil Collins' "Against All Odds" (Syco Music) climbing to the top of the U.K. singles chart, published yesterday (Jan. 2). Mea After entering at No. 2 a week ago, Steve Brookstein found his version of…

  6. Shepherd Readies For Road Work

    January 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kenny Wayne Shepherd is planning to spend some time on the road early in the 2005. He'll be out in support of his latest album, "The Place You're In" (Warner/Reprise), beginning with a free Jan. 8 con Kenny Wayne Shepherd is planning to spend some time on the road early in…

  7. This Day in Music

    January 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. 2002 - No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. 2002 - Veteran rock guitarist Eric Clapton marries Melia McEnery,…

  8. The Vandals Ring In 2005 In Iraq

    January 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST While Saddam Hussein spent a second New Year's Eve in a jail cell, a Southern California rock band known for such albums as "Hitler Bad, Vandals Good" and "Look What I Almost Stepped In" played in the While Saddam Hussein spent a second New Year's Eve in a jail…

  9. U.S. Cities Host Big New Year's Eve Shows

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although what is arguably the most well-known New Year's Eve celebration in New York's Times Square consists of little more than confetti and a sparkling ball, live music is playing a part in many cel Although what is arguably the most well-known New Year's Eve celebration in…

  10. Swing Era Bandleader Artie Shaw Dies

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Artie Shaw, the brilliant clarinetist and bandleader who epitomized the Big Band era with hits such as "Begin the Beguine" and "Stardust" before abandoning the music world for writing and other pursui At his peak in the 1930s and '40s, Artie Shaw, the brilliant…

  11. Ask Billboard

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Britney Spears, Busted, online sales and Utada. THE WORD ON BRITNEY Hello, Word has it that Britney Spears has recently filmed a video for her song "Do Somethin'" off her recent "Greatest Hits" album. However, word…

  12. Music In The Sundance Spotlight

    December 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music seems to take a bigger role each year at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The Jan. 20-30 independent film showcase will see a slate of eclectic live performances to entertai Music seems to take a bigger role each year at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park…

  13. 01TunesOnTV

    December 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 27, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 27 "CMT Insider," CMT Featured artists: Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Dierks…

  14. Recovered Weir Reschedules Ratdog Run

    December 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bob Weir is "rested, refreshed and ready to rock" according to the Dead's official Web site, and the guitarist/vocalist has slated a 2005 tour with his side project Ratdog. Bob Weir is "rested, refreshed and ready to rock" according to the Dead's official Web…

  15. Band Aid 20, Williams End Year At No. 1

    December 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST On the final U.K. sales charts of the year in the U.K., Band Aid 20's "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) started a fourth week at No. 1 on the singles tally, while Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits On the final U.K. sales charts of the year in the U.K., Band…

  16. Erasure Taking 'Nightbird' On Tour

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST As tipped here last week, veteran synth-pop duo Erasure has lined up a five-week spring North American tour. The outing will come in support of the group's new album, "Nightbird," due Jan. 25 via Mute As tipped here last week, veteran synth-pop duo Erasure has lined up a five…

  17. Daft Punk Reveals Its 'Human' Side

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST French electronica duo Daft Punk will return this spring with its third studio album, "Human After All." French electronica duo Daft Punk will return this spring with its third studio album, "Human After All." The 10-track set will be released March 21 internationally via…

  18. Westerberg Readies West Coast Tour

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Paul Westerberg has confirmed his first tour dates in support of his latest Vagrant album, "Folker." Paul Westerberg has confirmed his first tour dates in support of his latest Vagrant album, "Folker." So far, eight West Coast shows are on tap, beginning Feb. 17 in…

  19. Chevelle, Crossfade, Helmet Suit Up For SnoCore

    December 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Chevelle, Helmet, Crossfade, Future Leaders Of The World and Strata have signed on for the 10th Winterfresh SnoCore tour, Billboard.com has learned. The trek will play 32 North American dates this win Chevelle, Helmet, Crossfade, Future Leaders Of The World and Strata have signed on for the…

  20. One

    December 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST British trio Dirty Vegas owes a lot to Mitsubishi and the Deutsch advertising agency, which used its "Days Go By" in one of the car company's TV advertisements. Thanks to the spot, radio responded to British trio Dirty Vegas owes a lot to Mitsubishi and the Deutsch advertising…

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