1. B&E: Hanna-McEuen

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Hanna-McEuen Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. With a rich melody and warm lyrics like "It's a little like an old sad…

  2. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the Dells and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner are welcomed into the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fam 2004 - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson…

  3. 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…

  4. 12TunesOnTV

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 13-20, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MARCH 14 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Percy Sledge (also scheduled: Will Farrell). "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kelly Clarkson (also scheduled: Michelle…

  5. Jeff Hanson

    March 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST First, get your head around the fact that Jeff Hanson sounds like a girl. Good. Now, move on to his pristine songwriting, his strolling—but never hobbling —emotional guitar and piano-bas First, get your head around the fact that Jeff Hanson sounds like a girl. Good. Now, move on to his…

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to the 'Ray' soundtrack, the Last Poets and Josh Gracin. AT THE MOVIES: The soundtrack to the Ray Charles biopic remains on top of Billboard's Top Soundtracks chart for the 15th non-consecutive week, making "Ray" …

  7. Billboard Bits: Morrissey, Loretta Lynn, Bob Benjamin

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Morrissey, Loretta Lynn, Bob Benjamin The upcoming Morrissey live DVD , "Who Put the 'M' in Manchester," will be screened in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Detroit and Washington, D.C., the evening before its March 29 release via Sanctuary. An additional…

  8. This Day in Music

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Dave Blood, bassist for Philadelphia rock act the Dead Milkmen, commits suicide. The suicide is reported via a post by Blood's sister Kathy on the band's official message board. In a sub 2004 - Dave Blood, bassist for Philadelphia rock act the Dead Milkmen,…

  9. 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 17 in Las Vegas: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR BROOKS & DUNN KENNY CHESNEY TOBY KEITH TIM McGRAW KEITH URBAN TOP MALE VOCALIST KENNY CHESNEY ALAN JACKSON TOBY…

  10. Billboard Bits: Metallica, Tweedy, Shonen Knife

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Metallica, Jeff Tweedy, Shonen Knife "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" picked up the best documentary award at last weekend's Independent Spirit Awards. "Never could we have imagined the impact this film would have on our lives, and the lives of others,"…

  11. Billboard Bits: Save The Music/Thomas, Ivy, Tim McGraw

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Save The Music/Thomas, Ivy, Tim McGraw Rob Thomas, Bon Jovi, Joss Stone, Queen Latifah and John Legend will perform at a benefit concert for VH1's Save the Music Foundation on April 11 at New York's Beacon Theatre. The event will broadcast six days later on VH1. Yesterday …

  12. Fleck Splitting Time With Four Side Projects

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bela Fleck is taking 2005 off from touring with the Flecktones, but he will still be very busy with a number of new projects. Bela Fleck is taking 2005 off from touring with the Flecktones, but he will still be very busy with a number of new projects. According to his official Web site ,…

  13. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, "Peacekeeper," on the NBC series "Third Watch." The song, which premieres at the end of the episode, is off the group's album "Say Yo 2003 - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a…

  14. TunesOnTV

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 21-27, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, FEB. 21 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Jesse McCartney (also scheduled: Ray Romano). "The View," ABC Featured artist: Tina Turner. "Ego Trip&…

  15. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting four of the five counts brought against the singer. 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former…

  16. Twain To Develop Fragrance With Stetson

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Shania Twain is the latest music superstar to toss her scent into the fragrance market. Shania Twain is the latest music superstar to toss her scent into the fragrance market. The Canadian country pop singer has entered into an exclusive agreement with Stetson Fragrances to develop and market…

  17. Will Smith Drafts Snoop, Mary J. For New Album

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith is joined by Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Timbaland on "Lost and Found," his first new album in three years. Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith is joined by Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Timbaland on "Lost and Found," his first new album in…

  18. 47th Annual Grammy Awards Winners

    February 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Winners of the 47th annual Grammy Awards, presented Feb. 13, 2005, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Staples Center. Below are the winners of the 47th annual Grammy Awards, presented Feb. 13, 2005, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Staples Center. Record Of The Year …

  19. Chili Peppers, Neil Young Honor Brian Wilson

    February 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mike Love and the rest of the surviving Beach Boys stayed away, but luminaries such as Neil Young and Jeff Beck showed up in Hollywood on Friday as the music industry honored Brian Wilson at a black-t Mike Love and the rest of the surviving Beach Boys stayed away, but luminaries such as Neil…

  20. 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…

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