1. This Day in Music

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Helen Forrest, often called the best of the big band singers, dies of congestive heart failure at the Motion Picture Country Home and Hospital in Woodland Hills. She is 82.<br clear="non 2002 - R&B pioneer Rosco Gordon dies after suffering a hear attack…

  2. This Day in Music

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>The Pixies releases its first new song in 13 years. "Bam Thwok" is available beginning at midnight for digital download exclusively via Apple's iTunes Music Store. 2004 - The Pixies releases its first new song in 13 years. "Bam Thwok" is…

  3. Waters Completes Long-Gestating Opera

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters has completed work on a long-gestating project that tells the story of the French Revolution via modern opera. Former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters has completed work on a long-gestating project that tells the story of the French Revolution via…

  4. Messina's 'Surprise' Comeback

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Jo Dee Messina has had a career marked by ups and downs, but right now she's definitely on a professional high. Her new Curb album, "Delicious Surprise," spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart after its…

  5. 22TunesOnTV

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 23-29, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 23 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kelly Clarkson (also scheduled: Morgan Spurlock). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artists: Gretchen Wilson, Faith Hill …

  6. Pop Artists Symphonize With 'Orchestrated' Events

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT LeAnn Rimes, Seal and Jewel are the first artists confirmed to take part in the Argent Mortgage Orchestrated concert series. LeAnn Rimes, Seal and Jewel are the first artists confirmed to take part in the Argent Mortgage Orchestrated concert series. These one-night-only events will pair…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. PAID FOR PLAY Dear Fred, Does an artist receive royalties every time a single is played on the air? If so, how much is each play worth? Are higher royalties paid by radio stations with larger listener impressions? What percentage of the…

  8. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Blur plays a surprise show at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. In addition to being one of the group's first ever performances without guitarist Graham Coxon, who 2003 - Blur plays a surprise show at the South By Southwest music festival…

  9. Green Day's 'Jesus' Tapped By IFC

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Though not generally associated with lending its songs to sponsorships, Green Day and its label, Reprise, have entered into a partnership with the Independent Film Channel (IFC). Though not generally associated with lending its songs to sponsorships, Green Day and its label, Reprise, have…

  10. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer Brit Award revoked after officials realize she isn't that new after all. The singer's song "Thank You" was made famous as the backin 2002 - Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer…

  11. Phish Management Company To Close

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST With the final, rain-soaked Phish fest in Coventry, Vt., now in the books after a lengthy refund reconciliation, longtime band manager John Paluska will dismantle the band's Burlington, Vt.-based mana With the final, rain-soaked Phish fest in Coventry, Vt., now in the books after a…

  12. 2004 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here are the 2004 BMI Country Awards Winners: BMI Country Song of the Year "FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS" Shania Twain Loon Echo, Inc. Universal-Songs of PolyGram International, Inc. BMI Country Songwriter of the Year Casey Beathard BMI Country Songwriter…

  13. Spector Hires Former Gotti Attorney

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Phil Spector has hired an attorney who used to work for mob boss John Gotti to defend him on murder charges. Phil Spector has hired an attorney who used to work for mob boss John Gotti to defend him on murder charges. Leslie Abramson said yesterday (Aug. 24) that she and her co-counsel…

  14. Vintage Acts Lead 'Flashback To The Future'

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Such '80s-era acts as Devo, Billy Idol, Tears For Fears, X, Missing Persons, Siouxsie Sioux and a Flock of Seagulls will turn back the musical clock at Los Angeles radio station KROQ's fourth Inland I Such '80s-era acts as Devo, Billy Idol, Tears For Fears, X, Missing Persons,…

  15. McGraw To Tour Through The Fall

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw and his band are planning to stay on the road through the fall, with a new leg of tour dates to kick off just two weeks after his current summer trek ends. Tim McGraw and his band are planning to stay on the road through the fall, with a new leg of tour dates to kick off just two…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s and '70s, dies at a hospital in Roswell, Ga. He is 57 years old. 1999 - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting…

  17. Documents Reveal Grim Spector Case Details

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Authorities responding to a 911 call at the home of record producer Phil Spector in February found a blood-spattered gun, broken teeth and the body of an actress who had been shot in the mouth, accord Authorities responding to a 911 call at the California home of record producer Phil Spector…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>R. Kelly takes home a leading six awards, including R&B/hip-hop artist and R&B/hip-hop album of the year for "TP-2.com" at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las 2001 - R. Kelly takes home a leading six awards, including R&B/hip…

  19. ATP Fest To Revisit California

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Organizers for the U.K.-bred All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival have confirmed that the multi-day event will return to Southern California in 2004. Organizers for the U.K.-bred All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival have confirmed that the multi-day event will return to Southern…

  20. Phil Spector Charged With Murder

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Legendary record producer Phil Spector, charged with murder in the shooting death of an actress at his California hilltop mansion, told his chauffeur that night that he thought he had "killed somebody Legendary record producer Phil Spector, charged with murder in the shooting death of an…

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