1. Guthrie Steps Out

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Arlo Guthrie performs at hurricane relief fundraiser. Arlo Guthrie talks to the crowd Dec. 5 at Chicago's Vic Theater during his fundraising Ridin' on the City of New Orleans tour. Guthrie and friends are travelling via Amtrak's City of New Orleans train for 12 days in December…

  2. Ciara, Underwood, R. Kelly Tune Up For BMAs

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rehearsals for Tuesday's Billboard Music Awards got off with a bang yesterday (Dec. 4) at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, as Ciara's pyro-laden set kicked off a day filled with high-energy numbers. Rehearsals for Tuesday's Billboard Music Awards got off with a bang…

  3. Warren G Pays Tribute To Katrina Victims

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warren G has released a remix of the single "Get U Down" featuring Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and B. Real of Cypress Hill, which he is dedicating to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. "I wanted to address wh Warren G has released a remix of the single "Get U Down" featuring…

  4. Billboard Bits: Billy Joel, Essence, Juan Gabriel

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Billy Joel, Essence, Juan Gabriel As expected , Billy Joel has begun confirming dates for his first solo tour in more than six years. So far, four January arena shows are confirmed, beginning Jan. 10 in Jacksonville, Fla., as is a March 7 date in Philadelphia. Tickets for the first…

  5. TRIKSTA: Life and Death and New Orleans Rap

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST At a crossroads in his life, itinerant writer and music dabbler Cohn dives into the messy realm of the New Orleans rap scene. At a crossroads in his life, itinerant writer and music dabbler Cohn ( Yes We Have No , 1999, etc.) dives into the messy realm of the New Orleans rap scene. The author…

  6. Costello, Toussaint Teaming For New Album

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Elvis Costello is slated to head into the studio the week of Thanksgiving to record a collaborative album with songwriter/arranger/pianist Allen Toussaint. Joe Henry will produce the project for Verve Elvis Costello is slated to head into the studio the week of Thanksgiving to begin a…

  7. Billboard Bits: Black Crowes, Dr. John, Kristofferson

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on the Black Crowes, Dr. John, Kris Kristofferson Having recently made plans to end the year with a Dec. 31 show at New York's Madison Square Garden, the Black Crowes have announced a March 18-19 stand at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire. According to a spokesperson, the…

  8. Ask Billboard

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Delta Goodrem, FeFe Dobson and Prince. WHEN WILL DELTA DAWN? Keith, Can you please help me find information on Delta Goodrem, I saw her perform on the World Music Awards broadcast and I instantly fell in love with her talents. But with the U.S. release…

  9. Trio! / Oct. 14, 2005 / Clearwater, Fla. (Coachman Park)

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bluegrass? Jazz? Acoustic fusion? Trio!, the superstar group with bassist Stanley Clarke, banjo man Bela Fleck and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty -- virtuosos all -- could fairly be described as specializin Bluegrass? Jazz? Acoustic fusion? Trio!, the superstar group with bassist Stanley Clarke,…

  10. Billboard Bits: Alicia Keys, 3 Doors Down, Elton/Dolly

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Alicia Keys, 3 Doors Down, Elton John and Dolly Parton. Alicia Keys will host and perform at a Thursday (Nov. 3) fundraiser for the AIDS charity Keep a Child Alive at New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center. She will be joined by fellow music heavyweights Usher, Paul Simon, John Mayer…

  11. Voodoo Brings New Orleans Musicians Back Home

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST A major music event hadn't been held in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city in late August, but the Voodoo Music Experience pulled it off Saturday without a hitch. Festival producer S A major music event hadn't been held in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina…

  12. Third Day Has Timely 'Cry Out'

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Without trying, Third Day's new album, "Wherever You Are," is startlingly poignant as the country recovers from devastating hurricanes. "There's this message of hope through adversity," singer/songwri Some songs, even though they may not be written specifically…

  13. McBride, Rimes Set For Habitat Benefit

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood will perform a holiday show at the Palace at Auburn Hills (Mich.) on Dec. 8 to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood will perform a holiday show at the Palace at Auburn Hills (Mich.) on Dec. 8 to…

  14. With Hurricane Approaching, MTV Moves Latin VMAs

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Wary that a hurricane might crash its second star-studded party in a row, MTV has moved its Latin American music video awards ceremony on Mexico's Caribbean coast ahead by a day. Wary that a hurricane might crash its second star-studded party in a row, MTV has moved its Latin American…

  15. Labels Band Together For Katrina Compilation

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The four major labels, Concord Music Group and the Recording Industry Association of America are teaming for a double-disc compilation to benefit victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. "Hurricane Rel The four major labels, Concord Music Group and the Recording Industry Association of…

  16. Jazz Artists Pitch In For Hurricane Relief

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Nov. 22 Blue Note release "Higher Ground" will feature highlights from Jazz at Lincoln Center's Hurricane Katrina benefit concert. The Nov. 22 Blue Note release "Higher Ground" will feature highlights from Jazz at Lincoln Center's Hurricane Katrina benefit…

  17. Kanye West / Oct. 13, 2005 / Gainesville, Fla. (O'Connell Center)

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT This was only the third show on the Touch The Sky trek and it was thick with that new-concert smell. West vanished for long stretches of time, prop transitions were ragged and cues were missed -- at o Ah, college. Times may change and the years may tumble past like crisp leaves through the…

  18. Fats Domino Finds N.O. Home In Ruins

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Visiting his New Orleans home for the first time since he was rescued from rising floodwaters in a boat, Fats Domino found his piano overturned among mud and debris and his house in ruins. Visiting his New Orleans home for the first time since he was rescued from rising floodwaters in a boat,…

  19. NIN To Play Both Voodoo Shows

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails will play both nights of the Voodoo Music Experience, which will be held Oct. 29 in New Orleans and the following night in Memphis. Nine Inch Nails will play both nights of the Voodoo Music Experience, which will be held Oct. 29 in New Orleans and the following night in…

  20. Most Contribute To Hurricane Relief Efforts

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Our readers are a generous lot. A majority of you have contributed to relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina's devastation of the Gulf Coast, according to a Billboard.com poll. Our readers are a generous lot. A majority of you have contributed to relief efforts in the wake of…

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