1. Hot Product

    April 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lisa Marie Presley 'Now' And Then Bolstered by a cover of Don Henley's "Dirty Laundry," Lisa Marie Presley returns with her second solo album this week for Capitol. "Now What" boasts 10 original songs in addition to her version of the 1983 Henley hit, and…

  2. This Day in Music

    April 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Soul singer Edwin Starr dies of a heart attack in Nottingham, England. He is 61. 2003 - Soul singer Edwin Starr dies of a heart attack in Nottingham, England. He is 61. 1999 - The European festival season kicks off with the start of a two-day event at the former…

  3. This Day in Music

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Paul Atkinson, veteran record executive and guitarist for the Zombies, dies in his sleep after a long battle with cancer and kidney disease. He is 48. 2004 - Paul Atkinson, veteran record executive and guitarist for the Zombies, dies in his sleep after a long battle…

  4. Snoop, Game Hitting The Road Together

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pairing veteran rapper Snoop Dogg and newcomer sensation the Game, the How the West Was One tour is destined to be among hip-hop's biggest tours in 2005. Opening April 15 in West Valley City, Utah, th Pairing veteran rapper Snoop Dogg and newcomer sensation the Game, the How the West Was…

  5. Lollapalooza Dropping In On Chicago

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST After a disastrous 2004 when the entire tour was canceled due to sluggish ticket sales, Lollapalooza will return this summer as a one-off festival in Chicago's Grant Park. The event will be held July After a disastrous 2004 when the entire tour was canceled due to sluggish ticket sales,…

  6. Carter's New 'Story': Artistic Freedom

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Most artists who make the move from a major label to an independent tout their newfound artistic freedom, but Deana Carter really means it. On "The Story of My Life," her first album for Vanguard, Carter produced, wrote all the songs…

  7. This Day in Music

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern Jazz Quartet, dies at the age of 80. Lewis, who also worked as a solo performer and recording artist, led the quarte 2001 - Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern…

  8. Tunes On TV

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 28-April 3, 2005 Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY,APRIL 28 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artists: BeBe Winans, Queen Latifah (also scheduled: Charlie O'Connell). "7th Avenue. Drop: Queens Of The Stone Age,"…

  9. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (March 28-April 3, 2005).

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (March 28-April 3, 2005). KIDS CHOOSE: It's interesting that the choices of children are really only lauded once a year, seeing as their whims control much of what entertainment is produced and consumed these days. Nonetheless,…

  10. This Day in Music

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Adan Chalino Sanchez, one of the most promising young regional Mexican acts in the market, dies from injuries sustained in a car crash the night before. He is 19. Sanchez was the son of 2004 - Adan Chalino Sanchez, one of the most promising young regional Mexican…

  11. Anthem to Beauty

    March 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Eagle Rock Entertainment's "Classic Albums" series hits its stride with "Anthem to Beauty," an exploration of how the Grateful Dead evolved between its 1968 experimental set, "Anthem of the Sun," and Eagle Rock Entertainment's "Classic Albums"…

  12. Update: Nelly's Sister Dies, Tour Dates Postponed

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Beginning with last night's (March 24) show in Beaumont, Texas, three dates on Nelly's just underway U.S. tour have been postponed and one canceled in the wake of his sister's death yesterday from com Beginning with last night's (March 24) show in Beaumont, Texas, three…

  13. A Q&A With Merle Haggard

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Grammy Award winner, Country Music Hall of Famer, the Poet of the Common Man, Merle Haggard for many is country music. And while his accomplishments in the genre are second to none, Haggard is still a risk-taking live performer and remains…

  14. Dream Theater Eyeing June For New Album

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock act Dream Theater will release its next album, "Octavarium," June 7 via Atlantic. Rock act Dream Theater will release its next album, "Octavarium," June 7 via Atlantic. "We wrote it and recorded it at [New York's] the Hit Factory, which is now closed -- we…

  15. Sample Clearances Delay Fat Joe Album

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The release date for Fat Joe's upcoming album, "All or Nothing," has been bumped from April 26 to May 24 due to problems clearing samples on two unnamed songs. Rather than removing the tracks, the art The release date for Fat Joe's upcoming album, " All or Nothing ,…

  16. South By Southwest Diary: March 19

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the fourth and final installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) event is a music festival and media…

  17. South By Southwest Diary: March 18

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the third installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marten Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) event is a music festival and…

  18. Everything's OK

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST This may sound blasphemous to some, but the Rev. Al Green's new album trumps "I Can't Stop," his momentous 2002 reunion with mentor Willie Mitchell. This may sound blasphemous to some, but the Rev. Al Green's new album trumps "I Can't Stop," his…

  19. Summer Season To See Surge In '80s Acts

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST This summer, get ready to travel back in time. Although there have been package tours featuring '80s artists for years, the upcoming summer concert season marks a notable increase. This summer, get ready to travel back in time. Although there have been package tours featuring '80s…

  20. SXSW 2005 PREVIEW (4 of 4)

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's South by Southwest Music & Media Conference March 16-20 in Austin, Texas: Willy Mason, Kathleen Edwards, L'Altra and M.I.A Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's…

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