1. Solis, Juanes, Rubio Lead Billboard Latin Finalists

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The breadth of Latin music is evident in the list of finalists for the 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards, which will air live April 28 on Telemundo. The awards will bring to a close the 16th annual Bi The breadth of Latin music is evident in the list of finalists for the 2005 Billboard Latin…

  2. 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists Below are the finalists for the 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards, to be presented April 28 in Miami. Hot Latin Track Of The Year: "Me Dedique A Perderte" Alejandro Fernandez (Sony Discos) "Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor" Juanes (Surco…

  3. This Day in Music

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Musician-actor Harry Conick Jr. performs at and serves as creative director for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game halftime show. He writes a song for the occasion and performs it with his 15-pi 2001 - Musician-actor Harry Conick Jr. performs at and serves as creative…

  4. NYC Rockers Come Alive On 'Continental' CDs

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Live recordings from Joey, Dee Dee and Marky Ramone, the Lunachicks, the Bouncing Souls, the Dead Boys' Cheetah Chrome and Cro-Mags lead the track list for "Best of NYC -- Live at Continental," to be Live recordings from Joey, Dee Dee and Marky Ramone, the Lunachicks, the…

  5. Collaborations Highlight Tibet House Benefit

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ray Davies jammed with the Black Keys, Nellie McKay harmonized with Trey Anastasio and Philip Glass tickled the ivories behind Lou Reed last night (Feb. 9) at the 15th annual Tibet House Benefit conce Ray Davies jammed with the Black Keys, Nellie McKay harmonized with Trey Anastasio and…

  6. Billboard Bits: Hydra, Fantomas, Rascal Flatts

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Hydra, Fantomas, Rascal Flatts Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and noted jam band Particle have teamed up to create Hydra and will launch a U.S. tour April 7 in Santa Cruz. "Hydra is about extreme music," Hart says. "Extreme music for extreme people. I need it!"…

  7. The Raspberries Blossom Once More

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST With a smattering of recent live shows receiving rave reviews, reunited power pop quartet the Raspberries have fans clamoring for a full-fledged tour. With a smattering of recent live shows receiving rave reviews, reunited power pop quartet the Raspberries have fans clamoring for a full…

  8. Success Brings A 'Smile' And New Tunes To Brian Wilson

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Brian Wilson is sitting in his favorite local diner. He orders tuna salad. A woman walks by, stops dead in her tracks and gushes, "Oh, my God, I saw you play at Disney Hall, you were amazing!" He smiles at her and jerks his head to the…

  9. Doobie Bros. Drummer Keith Knudsen Dies

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Knudsen, the longtime Doobie Brothers drummer who was part of the band during a string of hits that included "Taking It to the Streets" and "Black Water," died of pneumonia yesterday (Feb. 7). H Keith Knudsen, the longtime Doobie Brothers drummer who was part of the…

  10. Kravitz To Hit North American Theaters

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lenny Kravitz will begin a North American theater tour April 5 at the Nokia Live Theater in Dallas. Lenny Kravitz will begin a North American theater tour April 5 at the Nokia Live Theater in Dallas. Shows for the 27-date "Electric Church: One Night Only!" outing will go on sale Feb…

  11. Tweet Back 'Again' With Missy On New Album

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST R&B artist Tweet will release her first album in nearly three years next month. R&B artist Tweet will release her first album in nearly three years next month. The 15-track "It's Me Again" is due March 22 via Violator/Atlantic and was executive produced by Missy Elliott…

  12. RZA Unlocks Wu-Tang's 'Chambers,' Hopes For Tour

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wu-Tang Clan principal RZA says he always viewed music biographies as a "post-career type of thing," but the offer to detail the guiding philosophies behind the pioneering Staten Island-based hip-hop Wu-Tang Clan principal RZA says he always viewed music biographies as a "post…

  13. Soul Brains Unite With A Beastie Boy

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Soul Brains (formerly the Bad Brains) have completed basic tracks for their first all-new studio album since 1995's "God of Love." The Soul Brains (formerly the Bad Brains) have completed basic tracks for their first all-new studio album since 1995's "God of Love.…

  14. Billboard Bits: Oasis/Jet, Grateful Dead, Himmelman

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Oasis/Jet, Grateful Dead, Himmelman Oasis has confirmed its first U.S. shows in three years, which will come in support of its as-yet-untitled new studio album , due May 16 internationally via Epic and late May or early June in North America. The band will play Toronto (June 17),…

  15. Los Lobos Readies Live Disc, Spring Tour

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Los Lobos will release its first concert album on March 15 via Mammoth/Hollywood. Los Lobos will release its first concert album on March 15 via Mammoth/Hollywood. "Live at the Fillmore" was taped last year at the famed San Francisco venue, during shows that previously produced a…

  16. Media Want Potential Jackson Juror Info

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jury selection in the Michael Jackson molestation case has been delayed, but media efforts to learn more about who might eventually sit in judgment of the entertainer are moving ahead. Jury selection in the Michael Jackson molestation case has been delayed, but media efforts to learn more…

  17. One Tree Hill

    February 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Call it near-perfect timing. The soundtrack to The WB's hit drama, "One Tree Hill," hits stores just two weeks after its theme song, Gavin DeGraw's "I Don't Want to Be," reached No. 1 on the Mainstrea Call it near-perfect timing. The soundtrack to The WB&…

  18. Pitty Sing

    February 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST New York-by-way-of-Boston's Pitty Sing made its presence know last year with the EP "Demons, You Are the Stars in Cars 'Til I Die." One track in particular stood out: "Radio" deftly held its own when New York-by-way-of-Boston's Pitty Sing made its presence…

  19. There's More Where That Came From

    February 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hallelujah. One of country music's great singers is singing country again—bona fide lovin', cryin' and cheatin' songs. From the "classic" MCA label logo to Byron Gallimore's production to the C Hallelujah. One of country music's great singers is singing…

  20. The Documentary

    February 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dr. Dre's newest disciple has been touted as the resurrector of a West Coast (Compton, Calif.) rap heritage that includes N.W.A (featuring Dr. Dre, Eazy-E and Ice Cube) and now fellow newcomer Guerill Dr. Dre's newest disciple has been touted as the resurrector of a West Coast …

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