1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. This Day in Music

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker opens a franchise of the popular restaurant chain Wahoo's Fish Taco in Norco, Calif. 2004 - Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker opens a franchise of the popular restaurant chain Wahoo's Fish Taco in Norco, Calif. 2003 - Superstar…

  4. O'Connor To Make Rare Appearance At Jammys

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT O'Connor's performance with reggae legend Burning Spear will constitute her first on-stage appearance in New York in more than five years. Irish vocalist Sinead O'Connor will make a rare live appearance April 26 at the fifth annual Jammy Awards in New York. O'Connor's…

  5. Keith Enrolls In 'Honkytonk University'

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith has set a May 17 release date for his next DreamWorks studio album, "Honkytonk University." First single "Honky Tonk U" reaches a new peak of No. 9 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Toby Keith has set a May 17 release date for his next DreamWorks…

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Akon, Rob Thomas, Blaine Larson, Shooter Jennings, Hanna-McEuen, Black Eyed Peas, Kenny Chesney and more. ISN'T IT LONELY TOGETHER: A couple of "Lonely" guys are inside the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. Akon has the…

  7. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (April 11-18, 2005).

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (April 11-18, 2005). A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY: Country music and comedy will collide Monday night at the 2005 CMT Music Awards, which will be hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy. The show looks to be a big 'un, with the likes of Reba…

  8. 16TunesOnTV

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 11-18, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 11 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kristin Chenoweth (also scheduled: Floyd Abrams, Shandi Finnessey, Sue Miller). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist…

  9. Ex-Kyuss Singer Resurfaces In Hermano

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With Queens Of The Stone Age tearing up the charts, fans have been left wondering what Josh Homme's former bandmates in Kyuss are doing. With Queens Of The Stone Age tearing up the charts, fans have been left wondering what Josh Homme's former bandmates in Kyuss are doing. The band&…

  10. Rob Thomas Reveals His Solo Side

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Rob Thomas jokes that his label, Melisma/Atlantic, is seeing a different side of him as it prepares for the launch of his solo debut, "...Something to Be." In the multiplatinum group Matchbox Twenty, drummer Paul Doucette was the "…

  11. This Day in Music

    April 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Two months removed from her infamous breast-baring incident at the Super Bowl halftime show, Janet Jackson makes another big splash on network television when she earns NBC's "Saturday N 2004 - Two months removed from her infamous breast-baring incident at…

  12. Auf Der Maur Gets Busy On Sophomore Album

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Melissa Auf Der Maur has finished writing the material that will make up her sophomore album for Capitol. After hunkering down at a family home in Cape Cod, Mass., to get ideas on tape, the artist tel Melissa Auf Der Maur has finished writing the material that will make up her sophomore album…

  13. Pearl Jam Halfway Home On New Album

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam is progressing on its eighth studio album in Seattle. Guitarist Mike McCready tells Billboard.com the band has "about 20-25" songs in the hopper, comprising "some ballads and some pretty har Pearl Jam is progressing on its eighth studio album in Seattle. Guitarist…

  14. Guy, Tritt Bolster Jammys Lineup

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Buddy Guy, the Roots' ?uestlove, Travis Tritt and the Disco Biscuits have joined the lineup for the fifth Jammy Awards. Buddy Guy, the Roots' ?uestlove, Travis Tritt and the Disco Biscuits have joined the lineup for the fifth Jammy Awards. As previously reported , the event will be…

  15. Billboard Bits: Kraftwerk, Hot Snakes, Bizarre

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Kraftwerk, Hot Snakes, Bizarre, April Sixth Legendary German electronic act Kraftwerk will begin a five-week world tour with a May 30-31 stand at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club. The quartet will also play New York, Detroit, Chicago and Los Angeles, before 11 European dates through…

  16. 50's 'Massacre' Staves Off Beck's 'Guero'

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The biggest sales week of Beck's career wasn't enough to knock 50 Cent from the top rung of The Billboard 200, where "The Massacre" reigns for a fifth consecutive week. The Shady/Aftermath/Interscope The biggest sales week of Beck's career wasn't enough to knock…

  17. Billboard Bits: Les Paul, 'Los Kidz Bop,' CMT

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Les Paul, 'Los Kidz Bop,' CMT With his 90th birthday around the corner, guitar legend Les Paul is working on a new album that will find him collaborating with Eric Clapton, Sting, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora, Joss Stone, the Goo Goo Dolls' Johnny Rzeznik, Peter…

  18. Fever for the Bayou

    April 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Louisiana blues player Tab Benoit has been prolifically knocking out albums since his 1992 debut disc, "Nice & Warm," and his rise to prominence has been just as impressive. Louisiana blues player Tab Benoit has been prolifically knocking out albums since his 1992 debut disc, …

  19. Hotel

    April 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST On "Hotel," Moby ditches the samples that made his 1999 album "Play" a favorite of the ad-agency set and returns to his roots in synth-infused rock/pop. The resulting 15 tracks mostly fall flat, tripp On "Hotel," Moby ditches the samples that made his 1999 album …

  20. This Day in Music

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>In what is her first live television performance since her infamous Super Bowl halftime show, Janet Jackson appears on ABC's "Good Morning America." Jackson is interviewed by anchors Dia 2004 - In what is her first live television performance since her…

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