1. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Appalachian group Hayseed Dixie releases its album "A Hillbilly Tribute To AC/DC." AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson describes the group's offbeat covers _ including such classics as "High 2005 - Juan Pablo Torres, one of Cuba's premier…

  2. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Jay-Z becomes the first hip-hop artist ever to release an album from the "MTV Unplugged" series when roc-A-Fella/Def Jam issues "Jay-Z Unplugged."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - The Pixies wrap their…

  3. This Day in Music

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>In the penultimate show of its storied 13-year career, the Smashing Pumpkins say a long and loud goodbye at Chicago's United Center, where they rip through three hours of big hits, a few 2001 - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles'…

  4. Keys To The Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia (continued)

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Mr. Tambourine Man" "Mr. Tambourine Man" (Bob Dylan) &#149; Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home (1965); Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (1967); Bob Dylan at Budokan (1979); Biograph/'64 (1985); The Bootleg Series, Volume 5: Live 1975—The Rolling Thunder Revue …

  5. Verve Boxes Up 'Remixed' Collections

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Verve will on Nov. 1 unveil a four-disc boxed set featuring its three prior "Verve Remixed" albums plus a bonus disc with previously unreleased material. Verve will on Nov. 1 unveil a four-disc boxed set featuring its three prior "Verve Remixed" albums plus a bonus disc…

  6. This Day in Music

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Indie label Tony Nicole Tony Records files suit against Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS for alleged intentional interference with KISS drummer Peter Criss' contract with the label. 2002 - In a Nashville courtroom, country singer Deana Carter avoids jail…

  7. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>R&B and blues singer-guitarist Earl King dies of complications from diabetes in New Orleans. He is 69. 2003 - R&B and blues singer-guitarist Earl King dies of complications from diabetes in New Orleans. He is 69. 2002 - James Al Hendrix, who introduced his…

  8. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Feb. 21-27, 2005).

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Feb. 21-27, 2005). LET'S TALK OSCAR: At other times in my life, on the subject of Oscar we'd be talking about Felix Unger's roommate or the maker of hot dogs and lunchmeats and his pal Meyer. But, as for most, the talk of…

  9. Basement Jaxx Seeking U.S. Label

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Basement Jaxx -- who picked up their first Grammy Award Sunday night for best electronic/dance album for "Kish Kash" (XL Recordings/Astralwerks) -- are now without a U.S. label. Basement Jaxx -- who picked up their first Grammy Award Sunday night for best electronic/dance album for …

  10. Billboard Goes Backstage At The Grammys

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Notes from backstage at last night's (Feb. 13) 47th annual Grammy Awards ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Notes from backstage at last night's (Feb. 13) 47th annual Grammy Awards ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Kanye West said it was "scary"…

  11. Sasha Pushes Boundaries On 'Involver'

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST If his latest Global Underground album, "Involver," is any indication, DJ/producer Sasha has embarked on a brand new phase of his career. If his latest Global Underground album, "Involver," is any indication, DJ/producer Sasha has embarked on a brand new phase of his…

  12. Negro Color

    January 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Peruvian-born Tania Libertad has been one of the most widely celebrated artists in the Latin world for many years. As a stylist, she's been all over the musical map in the course of 35 albums. Peruvian-born Tania Libertad has been one of the most widely celebrated artists in the Latin…

  13. Nelly Invests In New NBA Team

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nelly has become a part-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, a National Basketball Association expansion team. Nelly has become a part-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, a National Basketball Association expansion team. "This is a great opportunity for both the Bobcats and Nelly," Robert L.…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Radiohead treats fans to a Webcast featuring songs from the group's forthcoming, as-yet-untitled sixth Capitol album. Frontman Thom Yorke and bassist Colin Greenwood host the session, in 2002 - Radiohead treats fans to a Webcast featuring songs from the group&…

  15. This Day in Music

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. 2001 - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the…

  16. Breaking & Entering

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Soul Position, the Thrills and Dizzee Rascal. IN POSITION: "8 Million Stories," the debut album from hip-hop duo Soul Position , is framed by three tracks dubbed "Candyland." The brief,…

  17. Kish Kash

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Kish Kash" is the third studio album from Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe, who record collectively as Basement Jaxx. "Kish Kash" is the third studio album from Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe, who record collectively as Basement Jaxx. After spending much time with it,…

  18. Kings Of Leon, Darkness Join Big Day Out

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Kings Of Leon, the Darkness, Muse, Felix Da Housecat, Thursday, Afrika Bambaataa, Poison The Well, the Sleepy Jackson, Audio Bullys, David Holmes and Lost Prophets are among the acts that have joined Kings Of Leon, the Darkness, Muse, Felix Da Housecat, Thursday, Afrika Bambaataa, Poison The…

  19. Billboard Bits: Corgan/Blindside, Beck, Farm Aid

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Corgan/Blindside, Beck, Farm Aid Former Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan leader Billy Corgan has contributed guitar to a song on Swedish rock band Blindside's forthcoming album. "Billy Corgan heard a song, flipped out, and asked if he could play guitar on the record," the band&…

  20. Basement Jaxx Goes Pop On Third Set

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe, who collectively record as Basement Jaxx, know their way around international dancefloors. The British duo's two albums -- "Remedy" and "Rooty" -- have spawned several No. 1 club hits,…

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