1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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,…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 01TunesOnTV

    December 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 27, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 27 "CMT Insider," CMT Featured artists: Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Dierks…

  15. Cash Auction Yields Nearly $4 Million

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A three-day auction of items owned by the late Johnny and June Carter Cash raised nearly $4 million, more than twice the amount expected, as over 1,000 bidders snapped up property from the country mus A three-day auction of items owned by the late Johnny and June Carter Cash raised nearly $4…

  16. Cash Auction Yields $1.2 Million On First Day

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An auction of items from Johnny Cash's estate took in $1.24 million on its first day yesterday (Sept. 14), as collectors paid as much as 15 times the expected amount for the late country music star's An auction of items from Johnny Cash's estate took in $1.24 million on its…

  17. Billboard Bits: Ozzfest, Lady Saw, the Hip & More

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Ozzfest, Lady Saw, Tragically Hip, Satriani The final show on the 2004 Ozzfest tour, set for Saturday (Sept. 4) at Sound Advice Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Fla., has been called off due to the approach of Hurricane Frances. Tickets will be refunded at points of purchase. Ozzfest&…

  18. 34TunesOnTV

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 16-22, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 16 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Bruce Hornsby (also scheduled: Erica Kennedy, Tonya Lewis Lee, Crystal McCrary Anthony). "Total Request Live," MTV…

  19. The Godfather of British Blues/The Turning Point

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This DVD includes two rockumentaries: a vintage 24-minute program focusing on the renowned British blues linchpin's 1969 acoustic album, "The Turning Point," and a comprehensive 59-minute recap of May This DVD includes two rockumentaries: a vintage 24-minute program focusing on…

  20. This Day in Music

    December 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>A fire rips through the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland, severely damaging and rendering unsafe the Guilded Balloon and La Belle Angele, which are located in a protected "world heritage sit 2002 - A fire rips through the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland, severely…

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