1. Success Brings A 'Smile' And New Tunes To Brian Wilson

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Brian Wilson is sitting in his favorite local diner. He orders tuna salad. A woman walks by, stops dead in her tracks and gushes, "Oh, my God, I saw you play at Disney Hall, you were amazing!" He smiles at her and jerks his head to the…

  2. Bloc Party Prepares For U.S. Invasion

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock outfit Bloc Party will begin its most extensive North American tour Feb. 20 in New York. U.K. rock outfit Bloc Party will begin its most extensive North American tour Feb. 20 in New York. Dates are on tap through April 9 in Washington, D.C., but the group will return later in the…

  3. Coldplay, Nine Inch Nails To Headline Coachella

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Coldplay and Nine Inch Nails will headline the sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 30-May 1 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. The fest will also feature reunion Coldplay and Nine Inch Nails will headline the sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts…

  4. This Day in Music

    January 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Detroit radio legend Martha Jean "The Queen" Steinberg - known by her trademark phrase "I betcha" - dies at Detroit's Harper Hospital. Steinberg was a local fixture in the Motor City for 2000 - Detroit radio legend Martha Jean "The Queen…

  5. Hot Product

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The latest album from singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco, "Knuckle Down," co-produced by Joe Henry (Righteous Babe). A new album from veteran synth-pop act Erasure, "Nightbird" (Mute). The latest release…

  6. Hotel Rwanda: Music From the Film

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mixing original and traditional songs drawn from R&B, pop and world music, this album aurally paints the action in the lauded film "Hotel Rwanda," a true story based on hotel manager Paul Rusesaba Mixing original and traditional songs drawn from R&B, pop and world music,…

  7. Fuel Singer Curses At Inaugural Youth Concert

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST One might say the Janet Jackson moment of President Bush's inaugural festivities came yesterday (Jan. 18) at a youth concert with hundreds of preteen Hilary Duff fans in the audience. One might say the Janet Jackson moment of President Bush's inaugural festivities came yesterday …

  8. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Dancehall rapper Beenie Man suffers broken ribs and a broken nose in a car accident in Kingston, Jamaica. The 30-year-old artist, whose real name is Moses Davis, is alone in his vehicle 2004 - Dancehall rapper Beenie Man suffers broken ribs and a broken nose in a car…

  9. 04TunesOnTV

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 17-23, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JAN. 17 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: JoJo (also scheduled: Ryan Seacrest, James Denton). "The View," ABC Featured Artist: Jesse McCartney (also…

  10. B&E: The Zutons

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Zutons. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Though its eruption onto the U.S. Billboard charts was some months in the making, the…

  11. Windham Hill Artists Go To The Movies

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Windham Hill label veterans such as George Winston, Liz Story, Mark Isham, Jim Brickman, Alex DeGrassi and Philip Aaberg have contributed new recordings to "Cinema," a collection of movie themes due F Windham Hill label veterans such as George Winston, Liz Story, Mark Isham, Jim…

  12. TV

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 10-16, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JAN. 10 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Jimmy Buffett (also scheduled: Nicole Kidman). "10th Annual Critics' Choice Awards," The WB Featured…

  13. Les ChoristesLes Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Marc; Nicolas Porte, director; Jean-Baptiste Maunier, soloist

    January 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The French film "Les Choristes" ("The Chorus") was a spectacularly big box-office success in France this past year that is set to be released in the United States Jan. 14. The French film "Les Choristes" ("The Chorus") was a spectacularly big box-office…

  14. Billboard Bits: 'Hotel Rwanda,' SXSW, Pearl Jam

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on 'Hotel Rwanda,' SXSW, Pearl Jam Commotion Records will on Jan. 11 issue the soundtrack to the film "Hotel Rwanda." The set features Wyclef Jean's "Million Voices," which yesterday earned a Golden Globe nomination for best original song. The film'…

  15. EMI Refurbishes Bowie's 'Live,' 'Stage'

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI will on March 1 re-release the vintage David Bowie concert albums "David Live" and "Stage." EMI will on March 1 re-release the vintage David Bowie concert albums "David Live" and "Stage." The double-disc sets have been refurbished with new mixes,…

  16. Foxx, Spacey Earn Musical Globe Nominations

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey are among the actors garnering music-related nominations for the Golden Globe awards, to be handed out Jan. 16. Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey are among the actors garnering music-related nominations for the Golden Globe awards, to be handed out Jan. 16 in Los Angeles…

  17. Divas Descend On BMA Rehearsals

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST It was an evening of divas last night (Dec. 7) at rehearsals for the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, which air live tonight on Fox. Diana Ross and Mary J. Blige were on hand to rehearse their seg It was an evening of divas last night (Dec. 7) at rehearsals for the Billboard Music Awards…

  18. Hot Product

    November 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eminem Eminem, Early For the second Eminem album in a row, piracy concerns have forced the original release date to be moved forward. "Encore" (Shady/Interscope) has been moved up to an off-cycle Friday (Nov. 12) release from Nov. 16. The set features the single "Just Lose It,…

  19. 45TunesOnTV

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 1-7, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 1 "The Jane Pauley Show," Syndicated Featured artist: John Mellencamp. "Las Vegas," NBC Featured artist: Black Eyed Peas. "BET Concert Special: Live From Paradise,…

  20. The Rest Is History

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Imagine a Chinese-American rapper, sporting a Ruff Ryders medallion around his neck, on BET's "106 & Park" winning his seventh consecutive week in the Freestyle Fridays battle. Imagine a Chinese-American rapper, sporting a Ruff Ryders medallion around his neck, on BET'…

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