1. Billboard Bits: Anita Baker, Wainwright, 'Cavett'

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Anita Baker, Wainwright, 'Cavett' Anita Baker has confirmed plans for something that's been a long time coming. With the exception of a handful of 2002 shows, a set of June and July dates mark the R&B artist's first scheduled outing in more than a dozen years.…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. ANTHONY VS. BACKSTREET BOYS Hi Fred, I just noticed the sudden resurgence of "Incomplete" on Billboard's Hot 100. Do you think this has something to do with Anthony Fedorov singing this song on "American Idol" a…

  3. Vintage Reich Performance Rescued From 'Kitchen'

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A series of 1977 performances by composer Steve Reich will finally see the light of day this summer via a new archival series, "From the Kitchen." A series of 1977 performances by composer Steve Reich will finally see the light of day this summer via a new archival series, "…

  4. This Day in Music

    May 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Blues singer Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore dies in Yazoo City, Miss., after a long illness. He is 90. Born in Topeka, Kan., Moore grew up in Memphis. He worked with various Kansas City jazz b 2004 - Blues singer Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore dies in Yazoo…

  5. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham's Theatre to cheer on the 43-year-old performer in her first London stage performance in the show "Up for Grabs." Seats for the p 2002 - Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham&…

  6. Nellie McKay Prepping Sophomore Album

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Nellie McKay is making progress on her as-yet-untitled sophomore album for Columbia. The artist tells Billboard.com she is eyeing a September release for the set, which will feature Singer/songwriter Nellie McKay is making progress on her as-yet-untitled sophomore album for…

  7. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Radiohead is forced to cancel its show in Melbourne after lead singer Thom Yorke develops severe problems with his voice. A local specialist diagnoses Yorke with hoarseness of voice, a s 2004 - Radiohead is forced to cancel its show in Melbourne after lead singer…

  8. Billboard Bits: Earth Day Auction, Jennings/Clement, Boorer

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Earth Day Auction, Jennings/Clement, Boz Boorer Opportunities to interact with such music stars as Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, James Taylor and Jimmy Buffett, plus signed memorabilia from Pearl Jam, Pink and Barbara Streisand are up for bid as part of the second annual Chevy Chase…

  9. Guerra Honored With Billboard's Spirit Of Hope Award

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Even if you search assiduously, you will be hard-pressed to find information on the Juan Luis Guerra Foundation. But in the Dominican Republic, this modest yet mighty bastion of help has been a saving grace for hundreds of families. That is why…

  10. This Day in Music

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Pop singer Jessica Simpson adds to her television-acting resume with an episode of "The Twilight Zone." Simpson stars in a segment of the UPN series as a babysitter who discovers the lif 2003 - Pop singer Jessica Simpson adds to her television-acting resume…

  11. Stars To Celebrate ACM's 40th

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Montgomery Gentry and George Strait will take part in a television special celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Academy of Country Music (ACM). Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Montgomery Gentry and George Strait will take part in a television special celebrating…

  12. Ask Billboard

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Scissor Sisters, Stevie Nicks & More. SUPER CUTS Hi Keith, I'm a fan of the Scissor Sisters and I was wondering if you can give us some sales data for their United States releases. I know they've been far more popular in the…

  13. 16TunesOnTV

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 11-18, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 11 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kristin Chenoweth (also scheduled: Floyd Abrams, Shandi Finnessey, Sue Miller). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist…

  14. Billboard Bits: White Stripes, Redwalls, Porcupine Tree

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on White Stripes, Redwalls, Porcupine Tree "Blue Orchid" has been chosen as the first single from the White Stripes' upcoming Third Man/V2 studio album, according to a spokesperson. As previously reported , the as-yet-untitled set is due June 14; the single will be…

  15. Tunes On TV

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 28-April 3, 2005 Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY,APRIL 28 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artists: BeBe Winans, Queen Latifah (also scheduled: Charlie O'Connell). "7th Avenue. Drop: Queens Of The Stone Age,"…

  16. Silent Alarm

    March 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Clash. Joy Division. The Smiths. Talking Heads. Rock bands all that just happened to infuse their respective music with elements of disco and funk. Fab British foursome Bloc Party has the same rhy The Clash. Joy Division. The Smiths. Talking Heads. Rock bands all that just happened to…

  17. 13TunesOnTV

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 21-27, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MARCH 21 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Jesse McCartney. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist: Gwen Stefani (also scheduled: Sandra…

  18. South By Southwest Diary: March 18

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the third installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marten Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) event is a music festival and…

  19. After Global Breakout, Bloc Party Targets America

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Having played a critical role in the rise of 1990s U.K. indie powerhouse Creation Records, label executive Dick Green has a new international hit in British rock act Bloc Party. Green signed the four-piece to his London-based independent record…

  20. Plant Receives Lifetime Zep Grammy At SXSW

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant was presented with his lifetime achievement Grammy award yesterday (March 17) at the South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. Plant, who was unable to attend Februa Former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant was presented with his lifetime achievement Grammy…

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