1. Illness Forces Rimes Off 'Nashville Star'

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Country music star LeAnn Rimes won't be seen hosting "Nashville Star" again this week as she is suffering from a broken blood vessel on one of her vocal chords. Country music star LeAnn Rimes won't be seen hosting "Nashville Star" again this week as she is…

  2. TunesOnTV

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 18-24, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 18 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Il Divo (also scheduled: Simon Cowell, Debbie Travis, Michael Schlow). "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Jimmy Eat World, Ice…

  3. Anastasio, Harper To Headline Zooma Tour

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio and Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals will headline this summer's inaugural Zooma tour, which is being assembled by Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainm Former Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio and Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals will…

  4. McCartney Ready To Tour Again

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here in January, Paul McCartney will tour North America this fall, beginning Sept. 16 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. The outing, dubbed the "US" tour and presented by Lexus, As first tipped here in January, Paul McCartney will tour North America this fall,…

  5. Hot Product

    April 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rob Thomas 'Something' New Fans of Matchbox Twenty will hear a different side of group frontman Rob Thomas on his eclectic Melisma/Atlantic solo debut, "...Something To Be," which arrives this week. The set veers from familiar Matchbox Twenty sounds ("Ever the Same…

  6. Hot Product

    April 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ana Nalick 'Day' Ditty More than a year in the making, the bravely emotional "Wreck of the Day" by Columbia newcomer Anna Nalick hits stores this week. The 21-year-old has steadily toured since the album's completion, holding her own alongside such artists as Gavin…

  7. Hot Product

    April 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Pianist Jim Brickman's "Grace" (RCA Victor), featuring a guest appearance by vocalist Michael Bolton. Experimental electronic music duo Autechre's "Untilted" (Warp). Rapper Matisyahu's …

  8. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>R&B and blues singer-guitarist Earl King dies of complications from diabetes in New Orleans. He is 69. 2003 - R&B and blues singer-guitarist Earl King dies of complications from diabetes in New Orleans. He is 69. 2002 - James Al Hendrix, who introduced his…

  9. Open Season

    April 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Add the brainy bunch from Brighton, England, to the list of U.K. acts destined to make an impact in the United States. "Open Season" is more disciplined and structured than the act's sprawling, magnet Add the brainy bunch from Brighton, England, to the list of U.K. acts…

  10. Elements of Persuasion

    April 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For this third solo album, Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie enlisted the backing crew of writer/ keyboardist Matt Guillory, writer Brain Wherry, bassist Bryan Beller, drummer Mike Mangini and guita For this third solo album, Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie enlisted the backing crew of…

  11. Pleasure & Pain

    April 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On "Pleasure and Pain," Atlanta's 112 recaptures the vocal magic that powered its multiplatinum predecessors "112," "Room 112" and "Part II," as well as hit singles like "Peaches & Cream." Speakin On "Pleasure and Pain,"…

  12. You Gotta Dig a Little Deeper

    April 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran bluegrass titans Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver follow up 2004 gospel set "Thank God" with a secular collection of standards, originals and instrumentals that again showcases this great group' Veteran bluegrass titans Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver follow up 2004 gospel…

  13. Now Is the Time

    April 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Throughout 12 years and six albums, Anointed has evolved from a foursome to the two Crawford siblings, the group's creative core all along. Throughout 12 years and six albums, Anointed has evolved from a foursome to the two Crawford siblings, the group's creative core all along.…

  14. The Emancipation of Mimi

    April 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "The Emancipation of Mimi" is Mariah Carey's most satisfying album since her 1997 collection, "Butterfly." The latter disc spawned multiple hits and has sold 3.7 million copies in the United States, a "The Emancipation of Mimi" is Mariah Carey's most…

  15. Billboard Bits: Tori Amos, Killers, Uncle Monk

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Tori Amos, Killers, Uncle Monk Tori Amos has confirmed eight Australian tour dates that will kick off with a May 7-8 stand at the Sydney Opera House. The trek comes as part of her Original Sinsuality tour, which is presently a U.S. solo piano outing that finds Amos playing Chicago…

  16. Fountains Of Wayne Rounds Up Rarities

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fountains Of Wayne has gathered two disc's worth of rarities for the album "Out-of-State Plates," due June 28 via Virgin. The set also boasts two new songs: "The Girl I Can't Forget" and the single "M Fountains Of Wayne has gathered two disc's worth of…

  17. U2 Says 'Good Morning'

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Good Morning America" will kick off its summer concert series with U2, which will make its first morning TV appearance on the ABC program. But the Irish rock act won't actually be in New York's Bryan "Good Morning America" will kick off its summer concert series…

  18. Investigator Tapes Shown At Jackson Trial

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Prosecutors in the Michael Jackson molestation trial today (April 15) showed jurors videotapes found in a private investigator's office to demonstrate that the pop star's associates had closely monito Prosecutors in the Michael Jackson molestation trial today (April 15) showed…

  19. Diamond Polishing Summer Tour Plans

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. touring industry will get a 24-carat boost from Neil Diamond this summer. One of the most consistently bankable performers of the past 30 years, Diamond will begin a North American tour July The U.S. touring industry will get a 24-carat boost from Neil Diamond this summer. One of the…

  20. String Cheese Drafts Pals For Summer Jaunt

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The String Cheese Incident will headline the BIG Summer Classic 2005, a jam-band festival tour that will launch with a July 2-3 stand at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Col. The three-week tour wi The String Cheese Incident will headline the BIG Summer Classic 2005, a jam-band festival…

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