1. Hot Product

    January 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Game 'Game' On He started rapping less than four years ago, but the Game is already positioned to become one of 2005's early breakout acts. The 25-year-old's status can be attributed to the year-long buzz surrounding his Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope album debut, "…

  2. Singers, Stars Stage Tsunami TV Benefit

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST With Norah Jones singing "we're all in this thing together," movie and music stars contributed their talents for a hastily arranged benefit for tsunami victims televised live tonight (Jan. 15). The tw With Norah Jones singing "we're all in this thing together,"…

  3. Valende

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST "Valende" opens with a crackling acoustic number, and its second song is an all-out "Nuggets"-era rocker, complete with handclaps, a vintage keyboard and indefinable screeches. From here, Jennifer Gen "Valende" opens with a crackling acoustic number, and its…

  4. Angels With Dirty Faces

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Amanda & the Marbles pulled critical praise for their 2002 album, "More Seduction," and fans dubbed their sound "neo new wave power pop punk." It's an accurate description for the dozen tracks com Amanda & the Marbles pulled critical praise for their 2002…

  5. This Day in Music

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Songwriter Doris Fisher, who wrote for Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, and Billie Holiday, among others, dies in a Los Angeles hospital. She is 87. 2003 - Songwriter Doris Fisher, who wrote for Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, and Billie Holiday, among others, dies in a…

  6. Bread's Jimmy Griffin Dies

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jimmy Griffin, best known for his work with 1970s soft rock act Bread, died Tuesday (Jan. 11) at his home near Nashville of complications from cancer. Singer/songwriter Jimmy Griffin, best known for his work with 1970s soft rock act Bread, died Tuesday (Jan. 11) at his home…

  7. Parks' Dementia Factoring In OutKast Suit

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Civil rights figure Rosa Parks has had dementia since at least 2002, according to medical records released as part of a legal fight over an OutKast song titled with her name. Civil rights figure Rosa Parks has had dementia since at least 2002, according to medical records released as part of…

  8. Mario's 'Love' Still No. 1 On Hot 100

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard's Hot 100 remains suffused with Mario's love as his "Let Me Love You" notches a fourth week at No. 1. The track also spends a fourth week atop Billboard's Hot 100 Airplay, Hot R&B/Hip-Ho Billboard's Hot 100 remains suffused with Mario's love as…

  9. Doves Dropping In On The States

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Doves will take a brief break from their U.K. tour in March to play a show as part of the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Doves will take a brief break from their U.K. tour in March to play a show as part of the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Vocalist…

  10. Was (Not Was) Finds New Life On Tour

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Was (Not Was) just wrapped its first set of U.S. dates since 1990 and is planning a lengthier tour for April. With a greatest hits compilation and a new album due this spring, things are finally heati Was (Not Was) just wrapped its first set of U.S. dates since 1990 and is planning a…

  11. This Day in Music

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He is 53. He had suffered cardiac arrest three days before prior to undergoing emergency abdominal surgery. 2003 - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He…

  12. Willie Rounds Up Favorite 'Songs'

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Willie Nelson's most familiar tracks have been rounded up for the compilation "Songs," due Feb. 15 via Lost Highway/Hip-O. Willie Nelson's most familiar tracks have been rounded up for the compilation "Songs," due Feb. 15 via Lost Highway/Hip-O. The 20 track set…

  13. More Stars Join Tsunami Relief Efforts

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Madonna, Hilary Duff and Ricky Martin are among the latest high-profile artists to join the fight to raise funds for victims of the Dec. 26 earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Madonna, Hilary Duff and Ricky Martin are among the latest high-profile artists to join the fight to raise…

  14. Franz Ferdinand Leads Brit Award Nominees

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the field with five nominations for the Brit Awards, which will celebrate their 25th anniversary this year. Muse was close behind with four nominations, while A Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the field with five nominations for the Brit Awards,…

  15. TV

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 10-16, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JAN. 10 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Jimmy Buffett (also scheduled: Nicole Kidman). "10th Annual Critics' Choice Awards," The WB Featured…

  16. This Day in Music

    January 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1997 - </b>Fruit Of The Loom announces that Vince Gill, Hank Williams Jr., Wynonna, Travis Tritt, Randy Travis, The Charlie Daniels Band, Bryan White and Jo Dee Messina will all join the 1997 Fruit 1997 - Fruit Of The Loom announces that Vince Gill, Hank Williams Jr., Wynonna,…

  17. The Jim Seeley/Arturo O'Farrill Quintet

    January 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST This sweet jazz record is the result of an ideal meeting of the minds. Trumpeter Jim Seeley, who composed all eight songs, is a fluent player and a hip composer. This sweet jazz record is the result of an ideal meeting of the minds. Trumpeter Jim Seeley, who composed all eight songs, is a…

  18. The Greatest Love

    January 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The best praise and worship albums make the listener feel as though they are right in the middle of a church worship experience. "The Greatest Love" is one of those jewels. The best praise and worship albums make the listener feel as though they are right in the middle of a church…

  19. Closer

    January 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Despite the polished orchestrations that give it an overall glossy sheen, David Sanborn's new collection, "Closer," has its share of moving moments, especially when the alto saxophonist renders ballad Despite the polished orchestrations that give it an overall glossy sheen,…

  20. Get Lifted

    January 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST With a stage name like John Legend, this singer/songwriter has already set the bar very high for himself. However, Legend has nothing to worry about, as he has crafted an able neo-soul debut that will With a stage name like John Legend, this singer/songwriter has already set the bar very high…

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