1. BRMC Signs Overseas Deal With Echo

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock outfit Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has signed a new deal with the Echo label for Europe and the United Kingdom. Rock outfit Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has signed a new deal with the Echo label for Europe and the United Kingdom. BRMC will bring along its Abstract Dragon imprint, on which…

  2. Billboard Bits: Death Cab, 'Friends & Lovers,' Nirvana

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Death Cab For Cutie, 'Friends & Lovers,' Nirvana Death Cab For Cutie will offer its final release on longtime indie home Barsuk Records next month, in the form of the seven-track live set "The John Byrd EP." The collection was recorded during the band's…

  3. 3 Doors Down Steers Straight To No. 1

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Doors Down's "Seventeen Days" (Republic/Universal) was the album of choice for Valentine's Day shoppers this year, as the group earns the highest-charting set and best sales week of its career with 3 Doors Down's "Seventeen Days" (Republic/Universal) was…

  4. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. "Bless The Broken Road," Rascal Flatts 2. "YOU'RE MY BETTER HALF," KEITH URBAN 3. "Mud On The Tires," Brad Paisley 4. "Nothin' To Lose," Josh Gracin 5. "Nothin 'Bout Love Makes Sense," LeAnn…

  5. Ask Billboard

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about "The O.C.," Fantasia, Kelly Clarkson and best-selling female artists. MUSIC AND 'THE O.C.' Keith, I'm a big fan of "The O.C." on Fox. How do they go about selecting music for the show? Does the production…

  6. THE BILLBOARD 200

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. "DOCUMENTARY," THE GAME 2. "All The Best," Tina Turner 3. "American Idiot," Green Day 4. "Be As You Are: Songs From An Old Blue Chair," Kenny Chesney 5. "Get Lifted," John Legend Issue date: Feb. 19, 2005 News Tina…

  7. Santana Signs On For Oscars, Summer Tour

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Carlos Santana will team with Enrique Iglesias to perform the Oscar-nominated song of the year "Al Otro Lado Del Rio" (from "The Motorcycle Diaries") at the Academy Awards. Carlos Santana will team with Enrique Iglesias to perform the Oscar-nominated song of the year "…

  8. 2005 SPBGMA Awards Winners

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Winners of the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America's (SPBGMA) annual awards, handed out Feb. 6 in Nashville. Below is the complete list of winners of the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America's (SPBGMA) annual awards, handed out Feb. 6 in…

  9. Game Back On As 'Documentary' Rebounds To No. 1

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fans are still clamoring for the Game, prompting the return of his Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope debut "The Documentary" to No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Despite a 28% slide, sales of 190,000 U.S. copies, Fans are still clamoring for the Game, prompting the return of his Aftermath/G…

  10. Beyoncé, Groban Teaming For Oscars

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban and Beyoncé will perform the Oscar-nominated song "Believe" together at the 77th annual Academy Awards ceremony, Billboard.com has learned. Josh Groban and Beyoncé will perform the Oscar-nominated song "Believe" together at the 77th annual Academy Awards…

  11. TunesOnTV

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 7-13, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, FEB. 7 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Ashanti (also scheduled: Leah Remini). "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Tina Turner …

  12. Ween Hoping To Return 'Browner Than Ever'

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST But with any luck, the rock duo will return "browner than ever," group member Mickey "Dean Ween" Melchiondo wrote. Ween remains on hiatus after canceling a U.S. tour last fall due to an undisclosed health issue afflicting one of its members. But with any luck, the rock duo…

  13. This Day in Music

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>One of the most respected groups to emerge from the 1980s underground rock scene, the Meat Puppets, are honored with the Rykodisc release of "Classic Puppets," a retrospective featuring 2004 - One of the most respected groups to emerge from the 1980s…

  14. First CMA Music Fest Artists Confirmed

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts and Gretchen Wilson are among the initial slate of performers set to appear at the 2005 CMA Music Festival. Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts and Gretchen Wilson are…

  15. Lynne 'Suits' Up For New Disc

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST With the help of a Wallflower, a Heartbreaker and others, Shelby Lynne has finished a new album targeted for a spring release. With the help of a Wallflower, a Heartbreaker and others, Shelby Lynne has finished a new album targeted for a spring release. The singer/songwriter created initial…

  16. 06TunesOnTV

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JAN. 31 "Making the Video," MTV2 Featured Artist: 50 Cent ("Candy Shop"). "The Bachelorette," ABC Featured Artist: Peter Cincotti. "The Late Show With…

  17. 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…

  18. Hot Product

    January 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The Lava debut from modern rock act Unwritten Law, "Here's to the Mourning." A new album from veteran vocalist Joe Cocker, "Heart & Soul" (New Door/Universal), featuring guest spots from Eric…

  19. Brazilian Girls Forecast: Catching On, With Verve

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The Brazilian Girls are not Brazilian -— nor are they all girls. But one thing is certain: The New York-based quartet is an essential element in the re-emergence of the Verve Music Group's legendary Forecast label. The group's self…

  20. 'Forever' Unites Artists For Tsunami Relief

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Recording artists from R&B crooner Brian McKnight to screamer Sonny Sandoval of rock act P.O.D. have lent their talents to a single that will raise funds for the tsunami relief effort in Eastern A Recording artists from R&B crooner Brian McKnight to screamer Sonny Sandoval of rock act…

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