1. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards, held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. His "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry Amer 2003 - Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video…

  2. Evans Puts Herself 'First'

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. At one point, Faith Evans' weekly routine in Atlanta consisted of "driving to Target, picking up the kids from school and working out." That is no longer the case. Now based here in Los Angeles, Evans is in the midst of a seven…

  3. This Day in Music

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Nigerian Drummer Bahatunde Olatunji, whose albums introduced African percussion to a wide U.S. audience, dies of diabetes in Salinas, Calif. He is 76. 2003 - Nigerian Drummer Bahatunde Olatunji, whose albums introduced African percussion to a wide U.S. audience, dies…

  4. This Day in Music

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is killed in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. Police say Baloi, 39, is shot in the neck as he makes his way home from performing at the Lucit Candl 2004 - Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is killed in downtown Johannesburg,…

  5. Hot Product

    April 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Faith Evans Luck Be A 'Lady' R&B vocalist Faith Evans makes her Capitol debut this week with "The First Lady," which is led by the top-25 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks hit "Again." The album sports a number of high-profile collaborators,…

  6. Devil's Playground

    April 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST With the opening cut "Super Overdrive," Billy Idol declares himself primed for one more go-around. With the opening cut "Super Overdrive," Billy Idol declares himself primed for one more go-around. His first studio album in a decade could be the last chance for this aging…

  7. Hotel

    April 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST On "Hotel," Moby ditches the samples that made his 1999 album "Play" a favorite of the ad-agency set and returns to his roots in synth-infused rock/pop. The resulting 15 tracks mostly fall flat, tripp On "Hotel," Moby ditches the samples that made his 1999 album …

  8. 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…

  9. Chain Letter

    March 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST This 19-year-old Houston native initially fronted the female trio Best Kept Secret—very fitting, given that the city is also home to another girl group, Destiny's Child. But BKS' implosion beca This 19-year-old Houston native initially fronted the female trio Best Kept Secret—very…

  10. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2002 - Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2000 - Phil Collins takes home the Oscar for best original song at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles,…

  11. Billboard Bits: Bow Wow, Rod Price, Vanity Project & More

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Bow Wow, Rod Price, Vanity Project Bow Wow superfans will have a chance to appear on the teenage rapper's upcoming album, "Wanted," by proving their devotion to the artist. Fans are being asked to submit 30-second video clips demonstrating their support of Bow Wow, and…

  12. This Day in Music

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>A massive crowd of Juanes fans overflows the Grand Foyer of Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center to take in a free performance by the Colombian artist. The audience of more than 6,000 spill 2003 - A massive crowd of Juanes fans overflows the Grand Foyer of…

  13. Motown Classics Get Modern Updates

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 15-track set will be augmented on the same day by "Motown Unmixed," featuring the original versions of the source material for the remix project. As first revealed here in January, a host of Motown classics have been remixed for the aptly named "Motown Remixed"…

  14. 13TunesOnTV

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 21-27, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MARCH 21 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Jesse McCartney. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist: Gwen Stefani (also scheduled: Sandra…

  15. Cabaret Singer Bobby Short Dies

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cabaret singer Bobby Short, the tuxedoed embodiment of New York style and sophistication who was a fixture at his piano in the Carlyle Hotel for more than 35 years, died this morning (March 21). He wa Cabaret singer Bobby Short, the tuxedoed embodiment of New York style and sophistication who…

  16. Badu Announces Control FreaQ Label At SXSW

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Amidst a Q&A session Saturday (March 19) at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas, Erykah Badu took time to discuss the label she is starting and her commitment to communit Amidst a Q&A session Saturday (March 19) at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Nicks Making 'Dreams' Come True In Vegas

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Stevie Nicks will begin a four-night stand at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas on May 10, under the moniker "Dreams." Stevie Nicks will begin a four-night stand at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas on May 10, under the moniker "Dreams." …

  20. Prosecutor: Spector Has Habit With Guns

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Prosecutors are asking a judge to permit evidence at Phil Spector's Los Angeles murder trial that the record producer has a history of pulling guns on women, according to court filings unsealed yester Prosecutors are asking a judge to permit evidence at Phil Spector's Los Angeles…

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