1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. TANGIBLE Dear Fred, I passionately believe that illegal downloading never would have become a gigantic problem for the recording industry had it not all but eliminated the commercial singles market. I still can't figure out why they…

  2. 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The complete list of 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards winners, handed out April 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Below is the complete list of 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards winners, handed out April 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.…

  3. Billboard Bits: Chili Peppers/Weezer, Krauss & More

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Red Hot Chili Peppers/Weezer, Krauss & More Red Hot Chili Peppers and Weezer have been tapped to headline Las Vegas' centennial celebration. The show will be held July 2 on the ground of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority; 50,000 free tickets will be distributed…

  4. Pop Artists Symphonize With 'Orchestrated' Events

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT LeAnn Rimes, Seal and Jewel are the first artists confirmed to take part in the Argent Mortgage Orchestrated concert series. LeAnn Rimes, Seal and Jewel are the first artists confirmed to take part in the Argent Mortgage Orchestrated concert series. These one-night-only events will pair…

  5. Christie, Imbruglia Top U.K. Charts

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tony Christie's "(Is This the Way) To Amarillo" (UMTV) yesterday (April 10) extended its reign over the U.K. singles chart to four weeks. Tony Christie's "(Is This the Way) To Amarillo" (UMTV) yesterday (April 10) extended its reign over the U.K. singles chart to…

  6. The Best of Fela Kuti

    April 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nigerian Fela Anikulapo Kuti died in 1997, yet he will always be one of the iconic figures of popular music. Kuti not only made music for the ages; he also did his bit to put African music on the worl Nigerian Fela Anikulapo Kuti died in 1997, yet he will always be one of the iconic figures…

  7. Jones' 'Special Guests' Expanded, Reissued

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 1979 duets album "George Jones: My Very Special Guests" has grown nearly three times larger for its May 31 reissue by Columbia/Legacy. The 1979 duets album "George Jones: My Very Special Guests" has grown nearly three times larger for its May 31 reissue by Columbia…

  8. Team Sleep Completes Debut Album

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST The long-in-the-works self-titled debut album from Team Sleep will be released May 10 via Maverick. The long-in-the-works self-titled debut album from Team Sleep will be released May 10 via Maverick. The group, led by Deftones frontman Chino Moreno and also featuring childhood friend Todd…

  9. Bottum, Courtney Love Go To The Movies

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ex-Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottum is finishing work on the soundtrack to the upcoming movie "Adam and Steve," and called on an old friend to lend vocals on the song "Love, Love, Love." Ex-Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottum is finishing work on the soundtrack to…

  10. 'Sound' To Precede Third Coldplay Album

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Coldplay's long-awaited third studio album, "X&Y," will be issued June 6 internationally by Parlophone, and the following day in the United States via Capitol. The first single, "Speed of Sound," Coldplay's long-awaited third studio album , "X&Y,…

  11. TunesOnTV

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 7-13, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MARCH 7 "The Tony Danza Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Vanessa Carlton (also scheduled: Dixie Carter, Lori Loughlin). "American Idol," Fox Featured artist: Paula Abdul …

  12. Billboard Bits: Gang Of Four, Searchers/Curtis, Billboard PostPlay

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Gang Of Four, Searchers/Curtis & More Pioneering post-punk act Gang Of Four will follow its previously announced May 1 appearance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival with a three-week North American tour. The group will play multiple nights in San Francisco, Chicago…

  13. Imbruglia 'Days' Away From Third Album

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australian vocalist Natalie Imbruglia will release her third album, "Counting Down the Days," April 4 internationally via Sony/BMG's new Brightside imprint. According to a spokesperson for RCA, which Australian vocalist Natalie Imbruglia will release her third album, "…

  14. This Day in Music

    February 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Tragedy strikes at a Great White show at West Warwick, Rhode Island nightclub The Station when a pyrotechnic ignites soundproofing foam around the stage. The fire quickly spreads, killin 2003 - Tragedy strikes at a Great White show at West Warwick, Rhode Island…

  15. Disputes Fracturing Motown's Funk Brothers

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Three years removed from the award-winning DVD "Standing in the Shadows of Motown," which finally brought to light the contributions of the legendary label's crack team of studio musicians, the Funk B Three years removed from the award-winning DVD "Standing in the Shadows…

  16. TunesOnTV

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 14-20, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, FEB. 14 "All-Star Jams-Viewer Dedications," VH1 Classic Featured artist: Brian McKnight. "Today," NBC Featured artist: Michael Buble. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,…

  17. Winans Ready To 'Celebrate' New Album After Illness

    February 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. You would be hard pressed to find someone with a more powerful testimony than Ron Winans. After literally dying on the operating table, he survived, thrived and now returns with a new album, "Family & Friends 5: A Celebration."…

  18. 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…

  19. Nelly, DMB, Juanes Among N.O. Jazz Fest Acts

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST For its 36th annual edition, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed a rich and eclectic lineup befitting its storied history. For its 36th annual edition, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed a rich and eclectic lineup befitting its storied history.…

  20. Billboard Bits: Tibet House, Heavenly States, DiscLive

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Tibet House, Heavenly States, DiscLive Lou Reed, the Kinks' Ray Davies and vocalist Antony have joined the lineup for the 15th annual Tibet House benefit concert , to be held Feb. 9 at New York's Carnegie Hall. They join a bill that already includes the Black Keys, Patti…

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