1. 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…

  2. Billboard Bits: Michael Franti, B.G., Lizz Wright

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Michael Franti, B.G., Lizz Wright Outspoken musician/poet/activist Michael Franti will record his next album in Kingston, Jamaica, with Island Records founder Chris Blackwell executive producing. Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare and Mario Caldato Jr. (Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson) are…

  3. 12TunesOnTV

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 13-20, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MARCH 14 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Percy Sledge (also scheduled: Will Farrell). "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kelly Clarkson (also scheduled: Michelle…

  4. Angel of Retribution

    March 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Judas Priest fans have been greatly anticipating the arrival of "Angel of Retribution." And "classic Priest" is the only way to describe the musical reunion of vocalist Rob Halford with guitarists Gle Judas Priest fans have been greatly anticipating the arrival of "…

  5. This Day in Music

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Doreen Waddell, a former vocalist with the group Soul II Soul, dies after fleeing from a store where she had been accused of shoplifting and being struck by cars on a highway outside in 2002 - Doreen Waddell, a former vocalist with the group Soul II Soul, dies after…

  6. Hot Product

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Judas Priest Priest Redux Since vocalist Rob Halford left iconic metal act Judas Priest in 1992, fans held out hope that there would some day be a reunion. In 2003, their wish came true: Halford rejoined the group with news of a summer Ozzfest berth, a planned new studio album and a world…

  7. This Day in Music

    February 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley are arrested in North Florida after officers find marijuana in their car. Julian and Stephen Marley, also reggae musicians are released on $50 2002 - Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley are arrested in North Florida…

  8. This Day in Music

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>One of the most respected groups to emerge from the 1980s underground rock scene, the Meat Puppets, are honored with the Rykodisc release of "Classic Puppets," a retrospective featuring 2004 - One of the most respected groups to emerge from the 1980s…

  9. 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…

  10. Priest Promises 'Retribution,' World Tour

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Since vocalist Rob Halford left iconic metal act Judas Priest in 1992, fans held out hope that there would some day be a reunion. In 2003, their wish came true: Halford rejoined the group with news of Since vocalist Rob Halford left iconic metal act Judas Priest in 1992, fans held out hope…

  11. Police Search For Motive In Damageplan Shooting

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Police say they may never know why Nathan Gale charged the stage at a Damageplan show in Columbus, Ohio, and gunned down four people, including former Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Some Police Search For Motive In Damageplan Shooting Even at the tattoo parlor, 25-year…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses chart records, parent/child chart entries and signature song hits with readers. STEP BACK IN TIME Dear Fred, You knew this was coming. Any time you mention a record for the rock era or the Hot 100, you know I will research the pre-rock era for some comparable…

  13. Billboard Bits: KROQ, Eagles, Steve Earle

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on KROQ, Eagles, Steve Earle A hard-rocking lineup is on tap for the second night of Los Angeles radio station KROQ's annual Almost Acoustic Christmas concert. To be held Dec. 12 at Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, the show will feature Green Day, Chevelle, Good Charlotte, Sum…

  14. Groban Speaking 'Greek' On New CD/DVD

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The DVD sports 17 tracks from the Greek show, including the adult contemporary hit "To Where You Are" and "Alla Luce Del Sole" featuring Bela Fleck. Josh Groban's recent concert at Los Angeles' Greek Theatre will be the subject of the upcoming CD/DVD "Live…

  15. Ween Cancels Fall Tour

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ween has axed its fall U.S. tour due to an undisclosed health issue afflicting one of its members, who was not named. Ween has axed its fall U.S. tour due to an undisclosed health issue afflicting one of its members, who was not named. "There is a problem within the band that requires an…

  16. Difford, Tilbrook Back In The Squeeze Spirit

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Squeeze mainstays Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook will reunite for a live acoustic performance Nov. 18 in London. Former Squeeze mainstays Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook will reunite for a live acoustic performance Nov. 18 in London. The free show at Borders Books and Music store in…

  17. Wilco Bundles Book With Unreleased Tracks

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans who pick up "The Wilco Book" on Nov. 15 will be treated to an exclusive bonus CD with 12 previously unreleased songs recorded during sessions for this year's Nonesuch album "A Ghost Is Born." Fans who pick up "The Wilco Book" on Nov. 15 will be treated…

  18. Billboard Bits: Agassi, John Paul Jones, Tilbrook

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Agassi, John Paul Jones, Tilbrook John Mayer, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Josh Groban and comedians Robin Williams and Ray Romano will perform at the ninth annual Grand Slam for Children event, sponsored by the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation. The event will be held Oct. 2 at Las Vegas…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses physical audio formats, the state of radio, song titles and "Australian Idol." MULTIPLE FORMATS Dear Fred, I was in a music store and noticed that a lot of albums are being simultaneously released in two new formats: Super Audio CD and DVD audio. If I buy an…

  20. Keys Hit Triggers Calls To Georgia Man

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans of Alicia Keys keep calling her number, but it's J.D. Turner of Statesboro, Ga., who picks up the phone. Fans of Alicia Keys keep calling her number, but it's J.D. Turner of Statesboro, Ga., who picks up the phone. The retired pastor has the unfortunate luck of having the same…

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