1. This Day in Music

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>South African singer Brenda Fassie dies at the Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg. She is 39. She had been in a coma since April 26, after suffering an asthma attack. This led to cardi 2004 - South African singer Brenda Fassie dies at the Sunninghill Hospital in…

  2. This Day in Music

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Jazz guitarist, arranger, writer and producer Barney Kessel dies of brain cancer in San Diego, Calif. He is 80. 2004 - Jazz guitarist, arranger, writer and producer Barney Kessel dies of brain cancer in San Diego, Calif. He is 80. 2004 - David Bowie cancels a…

  3. Billboard Bits: Eno, Young American, 'Dukes Of Hazzard'

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Brian Eno, Young American, 'Dukes Of Hazzard' Legendary artist/producer Brian Eno will release what is described as his first "solo song-based work in decades" this summer. "Another Day on Earth" will arrive June 14 as the first release on the revived…

  4. Amerie Reaches With 'Touch'

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Last December, Amerie and co-manager Lenny Nicholson decided to leak her new song "1 Thing." Some four months later, the pair's gamble is paying off. "[The label] had had the record since last spring," recalls Amerie …

  5. Celebrate Brooklyn Books Eclectic Lineup

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The 27th annual Celebrate Brooklyn festival has lined up another eclectic series of events for its summer run in the borough's Prospect Park. The 27th annual Celebrate Brooklyn festival has lined up another eclectic series of events for its summer run in the borough's Prospect Park.…

  6. This Day in Music

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made, spring-loaded keyboard on his hand, shattering the bones in his right ring finger during a show in Allentown, Pa. 2002 - Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made, spring-loaded keyboard on…

  7. 19TunesOnTV

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 2-8, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 2 "Today," NBC Featured artists: Ashanti, Phil Vassar (also scheduled: Chris Berard. Carrie Wiatt). "Simple Plan Makes a Video,": MTV2 Featured artist: Simple Plan ("…

  8. Network Morning Shows Compete With Concerts

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The New York-based morning shows of two major broadcast networks will go head to head all summer long with Friday morning concerts. The New York-based morning shows of two major broadcast networks will go head to head all summer long with Friday morning concerts. Within the last week, ABC&…

  9. This Day in Music

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, presented by the non-profit Blues Foundation at the Cannon Center Ballroom in Memphis. Singer/guitarist Guy w 2004 - Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues…

  10. This Day in Music

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>A fire damages R&B legend James Brown's office in Augusta, Ga. It turns out to be no accident, as, a week later investigators find a fire accelerant in several locations in the build 2000 - A fire damages R&B legend James Brown's office in Augusta,…

  11. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Radiohead is forced to cancel its show in Melbourne after lead singer Thom Yorke develops severe problems with his voice. A local specialist diagnoses Yorke with hoarseness of voice, a s 2004 - Radiohead is forced to cancel its show in Melbourne after lead singer…

  12. Billboard Bits: Earth Day Auction, Jennings/Clement, Boorer

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Earth Day Auction, Jennings/Clement, Boz Boorer Opportunities to interact with such music stars as Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, James Taylor and Jimmy Buffett, plus signed memorabilia from Pearl Jam, Pink and Barbara Streisand are up for bid as part of the second annual Chevy Chase…

  13. DJ Shadow Expands 'Endtroducing'

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT DJ Shadow's 1996 Mo' Wax debut, "Endtroducing...," will be released as a deluxe, expanded edition on June 7 via Island/UME. DJ Shadow's 1996 Mo' Wax debut, "Endtroducing...," will be released as a deluxe, expanded edition on June 7 via Island/UME. The…

  14. Black Eyed Peas To 'Phunk' It Up On Tour

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas have finalized their summer tour plans, which in addition to headlining dates also include a handful of radio station-sponsored festivals plus three shows opening for Dave Matthews The Black Eyed Peas have finalized their summer tour plans, which in addition to headlining…

  15. 18TunesOnTV

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 25-May 1, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 25 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: John Legend (also scheduled: Felicity Huffman, Maria & Maya Rodale). "Today," NBC Featured artist: Bruce…

  16. Hot Product

    April 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello / Stereolab Elvis And The Stereo "King of America," the 1986 album that saw Elvis Costello ditch the Attractions and turn introspective and even rootsy, is the latest of the artist's catalog titles lined up for reissue via Rhino this week. The set is expanded to…

  17. Schuur Fire

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Grammy Award-winning vocalist Diane Schuur steers into a new direction on her latest album, "Schuur Fire." The cool-meets-combustive collection of Latin-tinged tunes with the Caribbean Jazz Project fe Grammy Award-winning vocalist Diane Schuur steers into a new direction on her…

  18. Billboard Bits: Liz Phair, Beck, Joss Stone

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Liz Phair, Beck, Joss Stone Liz Phair is currently at work on her next Capitol studio album, but has begun making plans to share the music with live audiences. As previously reported , Phair will play her first show since September at Lollapalooza, which will be held July 23-24 in…

  19. Burnett Juggles Films With Album, Anthology

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The movies have been very good to T Bone Burnett, but he's scratching his record-making itch again. The movies have been very good to T Bone Burnett, but he's scratching his record-making itch again. The lanky Texas-born musician-producer was barracked at the Village Recorder in…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney each score two wins at the CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards, held at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Keith's clip for "American Soldier" earns h 2004 - Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney each score two wins at…

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