1. Billboard Bits: Warped, B.J. Cole, Gabriel & Dresden

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Warped Tour, B.J. Cole, Gabriel & Dresden Rancid, Good Charlotte, Pennywise, Sick Of It All and Fishbone are among the acts set to play a Vans Warped Tour 10th Anniversary Reunion concert Aug. 20 outside of Boston. The show will take place one day after the tour's last…

  2. Bowie Recovering From Heart Surgery

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie underwent emergency heart surgery for a blocked artery last month but is now recovering and hopes to return to work in August. The 57 year-old artist sought treatment in a German hospital David Bowie underwent emergency heart surgery for a blocked artery last month but is now…

  3. TMBG Offers Online EP, Downloads

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In addition to a new album due Tuesday (July 13), They Might Be Giants are offering fans an extra dose of new music online. In addition to a new album due Tuesday (July 13), They Might Be Giants are offering fans an extra dose of new music online. The seven-track EP "The Spine Surfs…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses premiums, the birth of rock'n'roll, Elvis Presley, Syreeta, Barbra Streisand, the Coors and more with readers. IT'S A GUIDE THING Hi Fred, I just bought the newest TV Guide. It features Elvis Presley on the cover along with a "never before released…

  5. MAINSTREAM ROCK TRACKS

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/mainstream.jsp 1. "Slither," Velvet Revolver 2. "JUST LIKE YOU," THREE DAYS GRACE 3. "Feelin' Way Too Damn Good," Nickelback 4. "Cold," Crossfade 5. "Cold Hard Bitch," Jet Issue date: July 17, 2004 News …

  6. Billboard Bits: Orbital, Slayer, 'Gatemouth' Brown

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Orbital, Slayer, 'Gatemouth' Brown Veteran U.K. electronica duo Orbital has inked with an improbable label for the North American release of its final studio set . "The Blue Album" will arrive Sept. 21 via ATO Records, which is co-owned by Dave Matthews and is home…

  7. 'Future Soundtrack For America' Revealed

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Barsuk Records has taken the wraps off of its forthcoming fundraising compilation, "Future Soundtrack for America." Barsuk Records has taken the wraps off of its forthcoming fundraising compilation, "Future Soundtrack for America." The set comprises 22 tracks, all…

  8. Earthdance Sets 'Beats For Peace' Tour

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BT, Particle and Dan "The Automator" Nakamura will co-headline the 20-date United Beats of Peace tour, sponsored by the non-profit Earthdance Foundation. BT, Particle and Dan "The Automator" Nakamura will co-headline the 20-date United Beats of Peace tour, sponsored by the…

  9. 'Head' Games With Brian Wilson

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Interviews with Brian Wilson are notorious for not going smoothly. The songwriter and universally acknowledged creative genius of the Beach Boys has variously walked out on journalists in mid-intervie Interviews with Brian Wilson are notorious for not going smoothly. The songwriter and…

  10. Keys, Arie, Cash Tribute Set For Jamaica Fest

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys, India.Arie, Kenny Rogers and Michael McDonald are among the artists confirmed to perform at the Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival. Set for Jan. 22-25 at the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course Alicia Keys, India.Arie, Kenny Rogers and Michael McDonald are among the artists confirmed to…

  11. Gospel 'Queen' Vestal Goodman Dies

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Vestal Goodman, the beloved "Queen of Gospel Music," died Dec. 27 in Celebration, Fla., near Orlando. Goodman, who turned 74 on Dec. 17, had been vacationing with family for the Christmas holidays whe Vestal Goodman, the beloved "Queen of Gospel Music," died Dec. 27 in…

  12. Earl Slick Makes 'Zig Zag' Return

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Considering that he has recorded with two of rock's biggest legends, it's sort of strange to hear renowned guitarist Earl Slick relay that for the better part of the 1990s he completely stopped playin Considering that he has recorded with two of rock's biggest legends, it'…

  13. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 51. Macmichael formed Cutting Crew in 1985 with English vocalist Nick Van Eede, and the new group quic 2002 - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung…

  14. Fleck, McCoury Set For Suwannee Fest

    December 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bluegrass greats Del McCoury and Vassar Clements and progressive act Bela Fleck & the Flecktones are among those confirmed to play the 2004 Suwannee Springfest. Bluegrass greats Del McCoury and Vassar Clements and progressive act Bela Fleck & the Flecktones are among those confirmed…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>One of three victims of a Dec. 27, 1999 shooting at a nightclub attended by Sean "Puffy" Combs files a $100 million lawsuit against the rapper, his Bad Boy Entertainment, and others. Jul 1999 - One of three victims of a Dec. 27, 1999 shooting at a nightclub…

  16. Poll: Twain, McGraw Are 2003's Top Albums

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fans of Shania Twain and Tim McGraw stepped up to the ballot box en masse for the first of Billboard.com's Year In Music polls. A whopping 116,723 votes were cast to crown Twain's "Up!" as the favorit Fans of Shania Twain and Tim McGraw stepped up to the ballot box en…

  17. Bonnaroo To Return In June

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST The third annual Bonnaroo Music Festival has been slated for June 11-13 in Manchester, Tenn. Staged by Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment, the eclectic jam band-based event will again take pl The third annual Bonnaroo Music Festival has been slated for June 11-13 in Manchester, Tenn.…

  18. 01TunesOnTV

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 29-Jan. 4, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 29 "Dave Koz ? Saxophonic," BET Jazz Featured Artist: Dave Koz. "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: The Bangles (also scheduled: Kevin Bacon, Jerry…

  19. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television Programming This Week

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 29, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004 As one door closes, another is said to open. So it is with the passage of time and the end of 2003 and the dawn of 2004. Seeing as New Year's Eve can be a dangerous night on the…

  20. This Day in Music

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>The world's oldest active conductor, Takashi Asahina, the musical director of the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra dies at the age of 93. 2001 - The world's oldest active conductor, Takashi Asahina, the musical director of the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra dies…

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