1. Online Leak Won't Delay Beck's 'Guero'

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Beck's new studio album, "Guero," will be released as planned on March 29 via Geffen, despite an unmixed version of the set hitting the Internet last weekend. Beck's new studio album, "Guero," will be released as planned on March 29 via Geffen, despite an unmixed…

  2. Billboard Bits: Coachella Fest, Mardi Gras, David Foster

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Coachella, Mardi Gras, David Foster The sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will be held April 30-May 1 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif., organizers tell Billboard.com. Ticket information has not yet been announced for the event, which last year drew record…

  3. Tenacious D Rocks With Vedder, Grohl, Beck

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tenacious D drafted a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at its benefit for Asian tsunami relief last night (Jan. 17) at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre. The show featured solo sets from Pearl Ja Tenacious D drafted a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at its benefit for…

  4. Billboard Bits: Jones/Dupri, Tenacious D, Tesla

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Jones/Dupri, Tenacious D, Tesla Producers Quincy Jones and Jermaine Dupri have postponed the all-star recording of "We Are the Future," which was to take place on Feb. 14, the day after the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The event would have marked the 20th anniversary of the…

  5. Coleman Saluted On Broadway

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The ghost of Cy Coleman was back on Broadway this afternoon (Jan. 10). The Tony Award-winning composer/pianist died Nov. 18 at age 75, but he was very much in evidence at the Majestic Theatre during a The ghost of Cy Coleman was back on Broadway this afternoon (Jan. 10). The Tony Award…

  6. 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,…

  7. Motown Favorites Eyed For Remixes

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Remix pioneer Tom Moulton has been busy revisiting nuggets from the Motown vaults. Remix pioneer Tom Moulton has been busy revisiting nuggets from the Motown vaults. One or two of these may find their way onto "Motown Remixed," a collection the label is releasing March 29. Thus far,…

  8. Billboard Bits: Jerkins, Keith, Byron/Sugar Hill

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Stories on Rodney Jerkins, Toby Keith and Don Byron and the Sugar Hill Gang. Producer Rodney Jerkins is adding a twist to his instrumental solo album , "Versatility" (Bungalo/Universal). Aspiring songwriters can write a song based on one of the set's 12 original tracks for the…

  9. Recording Academy Names 2005 Lifetime Honorees

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Legendary rock group Led Zeppelin, jazz great Art Blakey and pioneering country music act the Carter Family are among the artists who will receive the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement award. T Legendary rock group Led Zeppelin, jazz great Art Blakey and pioneering country music…

  10. This Day in Music

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Spice Girl Melanie "Mel G." Gulzar splits with her husband of 15 months. In a statement, the singer says she intends to "remain good friends" with husband Jimmy Gulzar, whom she met on t 2000 - Spice Girl Melanie "Mel G." Gulzar splits…

  11. 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…

  12. Travolta Sings For 'Bobby Long'

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST At the first peak of his career, actor John Travolta was also something of a pop star. On the soundtrack for his latest film, "A Love Song for Bobby Long," opening today (Dec. 29) in New York and Los At the first peak of his career, actor John Travolta was also something of a pop…

  13. 52TunesOnTV

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 20-26, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 20 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist: Madonna. "Today," NBC Featured artist: Chris Isaak (also scheduled: Sigourney Weaver). "The View," ABC Featured…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Kinks, Shania Twain, Olivia Newton-John and Fantasia with readers. A BAND THAT NEVER HAD ITS 'GREEN' DAY Hi Fred, Like many, "Chart Beat" is always on my Friday "to do list." I know this forum is for covering chart feats, but I have a…

  15. Billboard Bits: 'Hotel Rwanda,' SXSW, Pearl Jam

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on 'Hotel Rwanda,' SXSW, Pearl Jam Commotion Records will on Jan. 11 issue the soundtrack to the film "Hotel Rwanda." The set features Wyclef Jean's "Million Voices," which yesterday earned a Golden Globe nomination for best original song. The film'…

  16. Montgomery Gentry, Adkins Team For 2005 Tour

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dubbing the outing Turn It Up & Bring It On, Montgomery Gentry and Trace Adkins will join forces for a stretch of early 2005 roadwork. Dubbing the outing Turn It Up & Bring It On, Montgomery Gentry and Trace Adkins will join forces for a stretch of early 2005 roadwork. The pairing…

  17. Billboard Bits: Gloria Estefan, Blues Legends, Liz Story

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on Gloria Estefan, a New York blues legends concert and Liz Story. Gloria Estefan's as-yet-untitled first children's book will be published in November 2005 in both English and Spanish. The artist's own pet English Bulldog Noelle is the inspiration and star of the story…

  18. TunesOnTV

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 6-12, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 6 "The View," ABC Featured artist: Rascal Flatts (also scheduled: Andy Garcia). "100% Usher," Fuse Featured artist: Usher. "Total Request Live (TRL)," MTV…

  19. Holiday Single, New Album On Pearl Jam's Radar

    December 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST While Pearl Jam continues work on its first studio album since splitting with longtime label Epic, two releases are on the horizon to tide fans over. While Pearl Jam continues work on its first studio album since splitting with longtime label Epic, two releases are on the horizon to tide fans…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses LeAnn Rimes, signature songs, Usher and Elvis Presley with readers. RIMES WITH 'SENSE' On the Dec. 11, 2004, Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, LeAnn Rimes makes her first appearance in the top 10 since the fall of 2000 as "Nothin' &…

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