1. This Day in Music

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Ray Charles dies at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home from complications relating to liver disease. He is 73. The R&B legend is surrounded by family and friends at the time of his deat 2004 - Ray Charles dies at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home from complications…

  2. This Day in Music

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Founding Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby succumbs to AIDS after an eight-year battle with the disease. Crosby, who co-wrote many of the pop-metal band's best-known songs, is 42. 2002 - Founding Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby succumbs to AIDS after an eight-year…

  3. 23TunesOnTV

    May 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 30-June 5, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 30 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Antigone Rising (also scheduled: Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively). "The View," ABC Featured artist: Ben Folds (also scheduled: Christina…

  4. Potters Find Success As 'Half-Blood' Nears

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Paul DeGeorge would never describe himself as an obsessed Harry Potter fan. Paul DeGeorge would never describe himself as an obsessed Harry Potter fan. Nonetheless, you can often find the 25-year-old Cambridge, Mass., native rocking out in Harry-inspired duds to tunes about the fictitious…

  5. Disney, EMI Plan Multiple 'Narnia' Soundtracks

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Walt Disney Studios/Walden Media and EMI Music are teaming to create two soundtracks for "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe." Walt Disney Studios/Walden Media and EMI Music are teaming to create two soundtracks for "The Chronicles of Narnia: The…

  6. Crowes, Maceo In Line For Blues & Brews Fest

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Black Crowes, Maceo Parker and the Subdudes are among the artists who will take part in Colorado's 12th annual Telluride Blues & Brews festival. The Black Crowes, Maceo Parker and the Subdudes are among the artists who will take part in Colorado's 12th annual Telluride Blues…

  7. Stuart Preps Three Albums On New Imprint

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Prolific country artist Marty Stuart has been given his own Universal South Records imprint on which he already has plans to release three albums. Prolific country artist Marty Stuart has been given his own Universal South Records imprint on which he already has plans to release three albums.…

  8. Connick, Marsalis Team For New Album

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pianist Harry Connick Jr. teams with longtime friend/saxophonist Branford Marsalis on his next album, "Occasion (Connick on Piano, Vol. 2)." Pianist Harry Connick Jr. teams with longtime friend/saxophonist Branford Marsalis on his next album, "Occasion (Connick on Piano, Vol. 2…

  9. This Day in Music

    May 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>London's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) formally cautions Pete Townshend for "accessing a Web site containing child abuse images" in 1999. Townshend-who was arrested in January on sus 2003 - London's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) formally…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. HOLLA FOR GWEN Hi Fred, I was thrilled to see that Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" made it to the top of The Billboard Hot 100. It's been such a long time since a non-R&B/rap song hit the summit. Then I noticed…

  11. CD/DVD Salutes Bluegrass Fest's 30th

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As the Telluride Bluegrass Festival pulls into its 32nd year, Rounder Records is commemorating the annual event's 30th anniversary with separate CD and DVD releases. As the Telluride Bluegrass Festival pulls into its 32nd year, Rounder Records is commemorating the annual event's…

  12. This Day in Music

    April 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Pop singer Jewel breaks a collarbone and a rib, and suffers bumps and bruises when she is thrown from a horse at the Texas ranch of her boyfriend, rodeo star Ty Murray. 2002 - Pop singer Jewel breaks a collarbone and a rib, and suffers bumps and bruises when she is…

  13. Club Date—Live in Memphis

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Eagle Rock Entertainment's debut release in its "Club Date" DVD series is a doozy. It stars Elvis Costello & the Imposters, with special guest Emmylou Harris, and was recorded live before 250 fans Eagle Rock Entertainment's debut release in its "Club Date"…

  14. Springsteen Shows To Fight Hunger

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Last night (April 21) in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen took a stand against hunger by donating all of the proceeds from a tour rehearsal show to World Hunger Year (WHY). Springsteen has long be Last night (April 21) in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen took a stand against hunger by…

  15. This Day in Music

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. During the second show, on the eve of Easter Sunday, the newly married couple performs "How Great Thou Art." 2000 - Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. During the second show,…

  16. Billboard Bits: DMB, SummerStage, Brian Setzer

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Dave Matthews Band, Central Park SummerStage, Brian Setzer Dave Matthews Band will make a rare return to a small venue setting for a May 9 show at New York's Roseland Ballroom, the evening before the group's new RCA album, "Stand Up," hits stores. The performance…

  17. This Day in Music

    April 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Soul/R&B legend Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke. The artist is hospitalized and begins a slow recovery. 2003 - Soul/R&B legend Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke. The artist is hospitalized and begins a slow…

  18. Billboard Bits: Santana, JVC Jazz Fest, Xingolati

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Carlos Santana, JVC Jazz Fest, Xingolati Although details are scant at deadline, Santana's next studio album has been christened "All That I Am," Billboard.com has learned. Expected June 21 via Arista, it's the follow-up to 2002's "Shaman," which…

  19. This Day in Music

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while performing at a concert with Buena Vista Social Club bassist Cachaito Lopez in Basel, Switzerland. Gonzalez collapses shortly after perf 2001 - Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while performing at a concert…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck walks free from court after a London jury acquits him of going on a drunken rampage on a trans-Atlantic flight a year before. 2002 - R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck walks free from court after a London jury acquits him of going on a drunken…

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