1. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Van Morrison becomes the first inductee to the Hot Press Irish Music Hall of Fame (IMHF) at a ceremony in Dublin.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Panamanian Singer/songwriter and actor Ruben Blades begins his tenure as…

  2. Paul McCartney: Q&A

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The following is excerpted from a 36-page "Billboard Stars: Paul McCartney" special feature that appears in the Sept. 3, 2005, issue of Billboard magazine. Beyond this Q&A, the section boasts a dozen articles examining the former…

  3. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Blues Traveler bassist Bobby Sheehan is found dead in bed at his New Orleans home. Sheehan, who had recently begun work on a solo project, is 31.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - The Occupational Safety and Health…

  4. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Indian students stage a Peace Festival in Mumbai for the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing to protest their country's recent nuclear weapons testing. Peace Together 98, on the campus 2004 - Funk legend Rick James is found dead at 9:45 a.m. PT at his Los…

  5. Huey Lewis Suits Up For 'Chicago'

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Huey Lewis is coming to Broadway to star as rapscallion lawyer Billy Flynn in the long-running revival of "Chicago." Huey Lewis is coming to Broadway to star as rapscallion lawyer Billy Flynn in the long-running revival of "Chicago." Lewis, lead vocalist and founding…

  6. This Day in Music

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1983 - </b>Trumpeter Harry James dies of cancer at the age of 67. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Syreeta Wright, best known for her duet with Billy Preston on "With You I'm Born Again," dies after a long struggle with…

  7. TunesOnTV

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 6-12, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 6 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Ciara (also scheduled: guest co-host Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Close, Miss Universe). "The View," ABC Featured…

  8. McCartney Pens 'Urban Furry Tale'

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney has inked with Penguin Young Readers Group for a children's picture book inspired by "Tropic Island Hum," an animated film he helped create. Paul McCartney has inked with Penguin Young Readers Group for a children's picture book inspired by "Tropic…

  9. Tunes On TV

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 16-22, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 16 "TRL: Prom Week," MTV Featured artist: Ciara. "VH1 All Access: More Awesome Celeb Beefs," VH1 Featured artists: Elton John, Madonna, R. Kelly, George Michael, Nick…

  10. This Day in Music

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Alejandro Sanz wins three awards, including the award for best song for "Y Solo Se Me Ocurre Amarte," at Spain's sixth Premios de la Musica ceremony in Madrid. 2002 - Alejandro Sanz wins three awards, including the award for best song for "Y Solo…

  11. Collaborations Highlight Fifth Jammy Awards

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A number of intriguing collaborations highlighted the fifth annual Jammy Awards, held last night (April 26) at New York's Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing collaborations highlighted the fifth annual Jammy Awards, held last night (April 26) at New York's…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. O'Connor Recording Reggae In Kingston

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Irish vocalist Sinead O'Connor is in Jamaica recording a reggae album with some of the country's leading musicians. The artist has been in Kingston since last week working on tracks for the album, co- Irish vocalist Sinead O'Connor is in Jamaica recording a reggae album with…

  15. Black Keys Branching Out On Tour

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Having just returned from a swing through Australia and New Zealand, Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys have confirmed a spring North American run that will begin April 19 in Louisville and wra Having just returned from a swing through Australia and New Zealand, Akron, Ohio-based rock…

  16. Mashups

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: Mashups. The combination of CD-ripping and home recording software with blog Internet publishing technology has led to an explosion of online mashup destinations featuring the best,…

  17. Billboard Bits: Michael Franti, B.G., Lizz Wright

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Michael Franti, B.G., Lizz Wright Outspoken musician/poet/activist Michael Franti will record his next album in Kingston, Jamaica, with Island Records founder Chris Blackwell executive producing. Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare and Mario Caldato Jr. (Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson) are…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses "American Idol" contestants, P. Diddy, Kenny Chesney and more with readers. SOMEONE TELL BO AND NADIA Hey Fred, Don't know if you noticed that "American Idol" contestants have singles in the top 10 of at least three major charts: Kelly Clarkson…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Edmund Sylvers, former lead singer of '70s family group the Sylvers, dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 47-years-old. 2004 - Edmund Sylvers, former lead singer of '70s family group the Sylvers, dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 47-years…

  20. Billboard Bits: Coachella Fest, Mardi Gras, David Foster

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Coachella, Mardi Gras, David Foster The sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will be held April 30-May 1 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif., organizers tell Billboard.com. Ticket information has not yet been announced for the event, which last year drew record…

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