1. This Day in Music

    June 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father of the year during the non-profit organizations annual summit in Washington, D.C. McGraw, married to country singer Faith Hill, is 2000 - Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father of the year…

  2. Billboard Bits: Public Enemy/Dupri, 'This American Life,' Jay-Z

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Public Enemy and Jermaine Dupri will be honored at this year's Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show. Public Enemy and Jermaine Dupri will be honored at this year's Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show. Hip-hop innovator Public Enemy will take home the Hip-Hop Founders Award, while…

  3. This Day in Music

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Andy Simpkins, a top-ranked jazz bassist who toured for many years with singers Sarah Vaughan and Carmen McRae, dies of stomach cancer at Brotman Medical Center in Culver City. He is 67. 2000 - Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father of…

  4. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    March 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST The first solo album since 1984 from Pink Floyd's David Gilmoor, the major-label studio debut from Hasidic reggae rapper Matisyahu, a non-New Pornographers effort from Neko Case and a country music di The Atlantic debut from rapper Juvenile, "Reality Check," featuring…

  5. Billboard Bits: Malkmus, I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, Twist

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Stephen Malkmus, I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, Twist Stephen Malkmus made a rare foray into his ex-band's catalog last night (Jan. 10) during a solo acoustic opening set for former Spinanes member Rebecca Gates at New York's Knitting Factory Tap Bar. Taking…

  6. Metal All-Stars Unite At Roadrunner Show

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST It was ambitious enough for Roadrunner to release "Roadrunner United," an album featuring 55 members of 42 of its bands collaborating on songs to celebrate the label's 25th anniversary. It was ambitious enough for Roadrunner to release "Roadrunner United," an album…

  7. Billboard Bits: Wyclef/Norah, Roadrunner, Flower 15

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Wyclef/Norah, Roadrunner, Flower 15 Wyclef Jean and Norah Jones have recorded a song in tribute to hurricane victims, "Any Other Day," which will be sent to radio stations and made available for digital download tomorrow (Oct. 14) through MSN Music. All proceeds go to the…

  8. Billboard Bits: Slipknot, John Cale, Jessi Colter

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Slipknot, John Cale, Jessi Colter Slipknot's nine members will appear as unlockable characters in the upcoming video game "Infected," which will be released next month for PSP by Majesco Entertainment. The group has also contributed the tracks "Eyeless," "…

  9. Music Remains Substantial Source Of Katrina Aid

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks following the devastating Hurricane Katrina, a host of music-related initiatives are raising funds for those suffering the effects of the storm. Two weeks following the devastating Hurricane Katrina, a host of music-related initiatives are raising funds for those suffering the…

  10. Duff Set Remains 'Most Wanted' At No. 1

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For a second week, Hilary Duff finds her "Most Wanted" greatest hits set atop The Billboard 200. Despite a 51% second week decline to U.S. sales of 101,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the For a second week, Hilary Duff finds her "Most Wanted" greatest hits set…

  11. Roadrunner 'All-Stars' Unite For Anniversary

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Recorded under the name Roadrunner United, the project contains all-new tracks crafted by 57 hard rock and heavy metal artists from 45 of the label's past and present bands, including Slipknot, Coal C As tipped here in March, Roadrunner Records will mark its 25th anniversary with "…

  12. This Day in Music

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father of the year during the non-profit organizations annual summit in Washington, D.C. McGraw, married to country singer Faith H 2000 - Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father…

  13. Megadeth To Lead Summer 'Gigantour'

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine will launch a six-week festival tour in late July boasting two stages of music. Joining his band on the main stage for Gigantour will be Dream Theater, Fear Factory, Dil Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine will launch a six-week festival tour in late July boasting…

  14. Comedian Testifies At Jackson Trial

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST A comedian who gave $20,000 to the family of the boy accusing Michael Jackson of molestation testified today (March 22) that she received a tearful phone call from the boy's mother that led her to bel A comedian who gave $20,000 to the family of the boy accusing Michael Jackson of…

  15. Roadrunner Plans 'All-Stars' Anniversary

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST With the independent hard rock label's 25th anniversary looming, Roadrunner Records won't just be issuing a slap-dash compilation of past glories. With the independent hard rock label's 25th anniversary looming, Roadrunner Records won't just be issuing a slap-dash…

  16. Fear Factory, Prong Vets Ready EP, Live Debut

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST With industrial rock outfit Fear Factory taking time off, singer Burton C. Bell has turned his attention to a new project, Ascension Of The Watchers. With industrial rock outfit Fear Factory taking time off, singer Burton C. Bell has turned his attention to a new project, Ascension Of The…

  17. Billboard Bits: Moore/Nirvana, Bowling For Soup & More

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Thurston Moore/Nirvana, Bowling For Soup & More Sonic Youth guitarist/vocalist Thurston Moore has penned the liner notes for the highly anticipated Nirvana boxed set " With the Lights Out ," due Nov. 23 via DGC/Universal. Late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was an admitted…

  18. Jackson Boots McGraw From No. 1

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country star Alan Jackson scores the third stay of his career in The Billboard 200 penthouse with his latest Arista Nashville set, "What I Do." With opening week sales of 178,000 copies, Jackson ends Country star Alan Jackson scores the third stay of his career in The Billboard 200…

  19. Slayer Tops Fall Jägermeister Bill

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Slayer will headline the fall Jägermeister tour, which begins Oct. 29 at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield, Mo. Slayer will headline the fall Jägermeister tour, which begins Oct. 29 at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield, Mo. The bill will also feature Killswitch Engage and Mastodon, as well as…

  20. 'Headbanger's Ball' Spawns Second Compilation

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Heavy music is alive and well, thanks to tours like Ozzfest and the MTV2 series "Headbanger's Ball." Heavy music is alive and well, thanks to tours like Ozzfest and the MTV2 series "Headbanger's Ball." The latter is the source of a forthcoming two-disc…

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