1. Punk Legend Johnny Ramone Dies At 55

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Johnny Ramone, a founding member of pioneering punk act the Ramones, died yesterday afternoon (Sept. 15) at his home in Los Angeles. He was 55 and had been suffering from prostate cancer for some time Johnny Ramone, a founding member of pioneering punk act the Ramones, died yesterday…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Kevin Lyttle, Gretchen Wilson and Fantasia with readers. WHEN WILL IT BE ALISON'S TURN? Fred, I recently went to the Virgin Megastore in Los Angeles where I bought the CD single "Turn Me On" by Kevin Lyttle and Alison Hinds. How come Billboard isn't…

  3. Amorosa

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans of Yo-Yo Ma's Obrigado Brazil recordings have already been introduced to Brazilian singer/guitarist Rosa Passos. Fans of Yo-Yo Ma's Obrigado Brazil recordings have already been introduced to Brazilian singer/guitarist Rosa Passos. Now, she makes her Sony Classical debut with a…

  4. Grant, Gill Slate Annual Christmas Tour

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An annual holiday tour will make its return this year as Simply Christmas With Amy Grant and Vince Gill opens Dec. 1 at the Pensacola (Fla.) Civic Center. An annual holiday tour will make its return this year as Simply Christmas With Amy Grant and Vince Gill opens Dec. 1 at the Pensacola (Fla…

  5. 'Punk Voter' Slates 'Rock Against Bush' Tour

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Raising the stakes of its commitment to changing the political landscape in America, Punk Voter is launching the Rock Against Bush Tour. Raising the stakes of its commitment to changing the political landscape in America, Punk Voter is launching the Rock Against Bush Tour. Kicking off Sept.…

  6. Vedder, Peppers Salute The Ramones

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A star-studded roster of acts has signed on to perform as part of the Ramones' 30th anniversary party Sept. 12 at the Avalon Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili Pepper A star-studded roster of acts has signed on to perform as part of the Ramones'…

  7. Hot Product

    August 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Future Soundtrack for America Headed For The 'Future' Blink-182, R.E.M., the Flaming Lips, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Fountains Of Wayne are among the artists who have donated tracks to the fundraising compilation "Future Soundtrack for America," due this week via Barsuk. The…

  8. Billboard Bits: Chris Rock, Ben Folds, Badly Drawn Boy

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Chris Rock, Ben Folds, Badly Drawn Boy Comedian Chris Rock will release a new album, "Never Scared," Aug. 31 via Geffen. The set culls material from his HBO special of the same name in addition to a handful of music parodies and new comedy sketches. The first single, "…

  9. 32TunesOnTV

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 2-8, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 2 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Gavin DeGraw (also scheduled: Jon Voight, Brooke Burns). "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest," Syndicated Featured…

  10. Lil' Kim's Perjury Trial Delayed

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge in New York yesterday (July 28) postponed the trial of rapper Lil' Kim on charges she lied to a grand jury to give her lawyers more time to review the prosecution's evidence. A federal judge in New York yesterday (July 28) postponed the trial of rapper Lil' Kim…

  11. PJ Harvey Heads West

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rock act PJ Harvey won't embark on a North American headlining tour until the fall, but the Polly Jean Harvey-led act has confirmed six summer California shows. Rock act PJ Harvey won't embark on a North American headlining tour until the fall, but the Polly Jean Harvey-led act has…

  12. TunesOnTV

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 19-25, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 19 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Ashlee Simpson. "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: JoJo (also scheduled: Julianne Marguiles). …

  13. Guided By Voices Sets Final Tour Dates

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The band has set 25 dates, running from an Aug. 19 performance at New York's Hudson River Rocks free concert series. Indie-rock mainstay Guided By Voices, which plans to split at the end of the year, has confirmed its last tour, to culminate with a New Year's Eve concert in Chicago.…

  14. Billboard Bits: ACL Fest, Mehldau, Emmitt

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on ACL Fest, Brad Mehldau, Drew Emmitt Elvis Costello & the Imposters, the Neville Brothers, Henry Butler and Chris Robinson & New Earth Mud are the latest additions to the Austin City Limits Music Festival lineup. Set for Sept. 17-19 in the Texas capital's Zilker Park, the…

  15. 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…

  16. '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…

  17. 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…

  18. Billboard Bits: Love, Music Midtown, Shins

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories on Courtney Love, Atlanta's Music Midtown festival and the Shins. An advance listen of a track on Courtney Love's upcoming solo album is now streaming on her official Web site . The song "Mono" will be featured on Love's forthcoming Virgin debut, "America…

  19. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Aimee Mann headlines a Seattle "release party" for Sub Pop's "Badlands: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska," issued the month before. Mann is joined by fellow contributors Damien 2000 - Aimee Mann headlines a Seattle "release…

  20. New Zero 7 Album 'Falls' In March

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Eclectic U.K. act Zero 7 will return March 9 with "When It Falls," its sophomore album for Quango/Palm. The Sam Hardaker and Henry Binns-led group is once again joined on the set by vocalists Sia Furl Eclectic U.K. act Zero 7 will return March 9 with "When It Falls," its…

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