1. 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…

  2. Q&A: Rudy Pérez

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Miami-based producer Rudy Pérez has ranked No. 1 on the Billboard year-end recap of Hot Latin Tracks Producers for three consecutive years. Now, Pérez, known for his high-quality productions, is up for the Latin producer of the year honor at the…

  3. Travis Tritt Splits From Columbia

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Travis Tritt has parted ways with Columbia Records, his label home of the last five years. He recorded three albums for the label, all of which hit the top 10 of Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. Travis Tritt has parted ways with Columbia Records, his label home of the last five…

  4. Pearl Jam Heading To Great White North

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam will embark on a 15-date tour of Canada this fall, on which it will debut material intended for its as-yet-untitled new studio album. The trek, which was hinted at in a recent newsletter to Pearl Jam will embark on a 15-date tour of Canada this fall, on which it will debut material…

  5. Carole King Returning To The Road

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Inspired by her 2004 tour, her first in over a decade, legendary singer/songwriter Carole King will return to the road this summer. The Living Room Tour 2005 will visit theatres and amphitheatres, whi Inspired by her 2004 tour, her first in over a decade, legendary singer/songwriter Carole…

  6. Billboard Bits: Jammys, Slint, NYC Summer Concerts

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Jammys, Slint, NYC Summer Concerts Patti Smith, former Phish bassist Mike Gordon, Nellie McKay, Huey Lewis, Mavis Staples, the Antibalas Horns and Benevento/Russo Duo have joined the performance lineup for the fifth Jammy Awards . The event will be held tomorrow (April 26) at the…

  7. Black Eyed Peas To 'Phunk' It Up On Tour

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas have finalized their summer tour plans, which in addition to headlining dates also include a handful of radio station-sponsored festivals plus three shows opening for Dave Matthews The Black Eyed Peas have finalized their summer tour plans, which in addition to headlining…

  8. Fuse Lights Up Original Series

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As part of a continuing effort to ramp up its original programming, music network Fuse will today (April 25) announce two new series along with a development slate of four shows heavy on audience inte As part of a continuing effort to ramp up its original programming, music network Fuse will…

  9. Hot Product

    April 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New Order 'Call' Of The Wild Pioneering U.K. electro/rock outfit New Order broke an eight-year absence with the well-received 2001 set "Get Ready," but that didn't make the prospect of writing material for its follow-up any easier for vocalist/guitarist Bernard Sumner…

  10. Lost and Found

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mudvayne has proved to be one of the more successful metal bands of the new millennium, racking up gold records for its previous two releases. Mudvayne has proved to be one of the more successful metal bands of the new millennium, racking up gold records for its previous two releases. The…

  11. Def Leppard Covers Up, Hits The Road

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran pop/metal outfit Def Leppard is showing no signs of slowing down, as evidenced by its jam-packed summer/fall schedule. Veteran pop/metal outfit Def Leppard is showing no signs of slowing down, as evidenced by its jam-packed summer/fall schedule. First up is a double-disc career…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. TANGIBLE Dear Fred, I passionately believe that illegal downloading never would have become a gigantic problem for the recording industry had it not all but eliminated the commercial singles market. I still can't figure out why they…

  13. Nicks, Henley Lining Up Tour Plans

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The tour will feature Nicks and Henley performing in solo and collaborative settings. Stevie Nicks and Don Henley have begun confirming dates for a summer tour first reported here last month. At deadline, five shows were on tap, beginning June 3 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. The…

  14. 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,…

  15. 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…

  16. Jackson Defense Focuses On Security Logs

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The defense in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial today (April 21) walked a former Neverland ranch security guard through records detailing activities at Jackson's estate during the time the The defense in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial today (April 21) walked a…

  17. My Chemical Romance Has A Vision For Fall Tour

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Take one look at My Chemical Romance's goth-inspired video "Helena" and you'll see a band that doesn't take its image or creative vision lightly. Although it's currently opening for Green Day, the gro Take one look at My Chemical Romance's goth-inspired…

  18. Burnett Juggles Films With Album, Anthology

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The movies have been very good to T Bone Burnett, but he's scratching his record-making itch again. The movies have been very good to T Bone Burnett, but he's scratching his record-making itch again. The lanky Texas-born musician-producer was barracked at the Village Recorder in…

  19. Smith, Ludacris Help Launch African MTV Channel

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The launch of MTV Networks 100th worldwide channel, MTV base, was celebrated with a concert in Johannesburg last night (April 20th), headlined by Will Smith and Ludacris. The launch of MTV Networks 100th worldwide channel, MTV base, was celebrated with a concert in Johannesburg last night …

  20. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (April 19-24, 2005).

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting the best of music offerings on television (April 19-24, 2005). BYE BYE BYE: I'd actually not planned on writing anything in this space this week, as it's been decided to discontinue the "Fine Tuning" column on Billboard.com. But,…

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