1. Tunes On TV

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 3-9, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 3 "Today," NBC Featured artists: Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas. "Total Request Live," MTV Featured artists: Kelly Clarkson, Hawthorne Heights. "GAC Nights," Great…

  2. Q&A: Nikki Sixx

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT It is 2:30 in the afternoon and Mötley Crüe bass player Nikki Sixx is just getting up. He lights his first cigarette of the day. Telephones are ringing in the background. It is 2:30 in the afternoon and Mötley Crüe bass player Nikki Sixx is just getting up. He lights his first cigarette of…

  3. Dr. John / Sept. 23, 2005 / Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Theatre)

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For those of us whose hearts are breaking over the fate of New Orleans and its roots-music culture, seeing and hearing a performance by Dr. John is like attending a secular church service held at an o For those of us whose hearts are breaking over the fate of New Orleans and its roots-music…

  4. TV

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT, 26 "Today," NBC Featured artists: Josh Groban, Tracy Chapman. "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Boz Scaggs (also scheduled: Denise Richards,…

  5. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Nearly 36 million viewers tune in for the 32nd Annual CMA Awards live on CBS television.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta-born Drusky studied…

  6. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Sidesteps Label Deals

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When the self-titled debut from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah landed on the Billboard Top Independent Albums chart last month, the group accomplished the feat without a label or distributor. When the self-titled debut from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah landed on the Billboard Top Independent Albums…

  7. Allen Toussaint: A New Orleans Legend's Survival Story

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Like many natives of New Orleans, Allen Toussaint is an old hand when it comes to hurricanes. So, as Hurricane Katrina approached the Gulf Coast Aug. 29, Toussaint, 67, was not one to become too alarmed. He made his usual preparations, shoring up…

  8. Katrina Benefits Set For N.Y., Minneapolis

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New Orleans musicians such as Dr. John, Allen Toussaint and Ivan Neville will perform at the benefit concert Soul to Soul: From the Heart of New York City to the Heart of New Orleans. New Orleans musicians such as Dr. John, Allen Toussaint and Ivan Neville will perform at the benefit concert…

  9. Music-Related Katrina Aid Efforts Continue

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The star-studded Hurricane Katrina benefit concert "From the Big Apple to the Big Easy" -- featuring Elvis Costello, Lenny Kravitz, Allen Toussaint and others -- will raise funds beyond its New York s Music-related aid for victims of Hurricane Katrina continues to roll in. The star…

  10. Music Remains Substantial Source Of Katrina Aid

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks following the devastating Hurricane Katrina, a host of music-related initiatives are raising funds for those suffering the effects of the storm. Two weeks following the devastating Hurricane Katrina, a host of music-related initiatives are raising funds for those suffering the…

  11. Top Acts Set For New York Katrina Benefit

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New York's Madison Square Garden will be the site of a Sept. 20 benefit for victims of Hurricane Katrina, dubbed "From the Big Apple to the Big Easy." The show will pair a variety of top acts with som New York's Madison Square Garden will be the site of a Sept. 20 benefit…

  12. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>"My Soul," Coolio's follow-up to 1995's multi-platinum "Gangsta's Paradise," is released on Tommy Boy.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Gov't Mule bassist and former Allman Brothers…

  13. Billboard Bits: MTV VMAs, Dianne Reeves, Pink Floyd

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV VMAs, Dianne Reeves, Pink Floyd Billboard Bits: MTV VMAs, Dianne Reeves, Pink Floyd Shakira and Ludacris have been added to the performance lineup for the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards. They will join previously announced acts Mariah Carey, the Killers, Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson…

  14. Veteran Rock Journalist Al Aronowitz Dies

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Al Aronowitz, a pioneer of rock journalism who introduced Bob Dylan to the Beatles, died Monday in Elizabeth, N.J. He was 77. Aronowitz died of cancer, said his son, Joel Roi Aronowitz. Al Aronowitz, a pioneer of rock journalism who introduced Bob Dylan to the Beatles, died Monday in…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Simon "Mahlathini" Nkabinde, lead singer of South African group Mahlathini & the Mahotella Queens, dies in Vosloorus of complications from diabetes. He is 62.<br clear="none"/><br cl 2003 - The 20th annual MTV Video Music Awards begin…

  16. This Day in Music

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Leon Wilkeson, bassist of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, dies in his sleep in his Jacksonville, Fla., home. He is 49. Wilkeson _ a member of the bluesy rock band since its early reco 2004 - Diana DeGarmo suffers a fall on stage in Grand Rapids, Mich., during the …

  17. This Day in Music

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>Composer Evelyn Levine dies at the age of 84.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - One of South Africa's most respected bass players and songwriters, Sipho Gumede, dies in a Durban hospital following his admission for…

  18. Dylan Offers Rarities Bonanza On 'No Direction'

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT More than two-dozen previously unreleased tracks will be found on "No Direction Home: The Soundtrack," the seventh volume in Columbia/Legacy's Bob Dylan "Bootleg Series." As previously reported, the d More than two-dozen previously unreleased tracks will be found on …

  19. Roots, Fat Joe Tapped For 'Flash' Concerts

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Roots, Jermaine Dupri, Yellowcard, Fat Joe, Pete Yorn and five as-yet unannounced artists will perform as part of Ford Motors' new secretive Fusion Flash Concerts series. The Roots, Jermaine Dupri, Yellowcard, Fat Joe, Pete Yorn and five as-yet unannounced artists will perform as…

  20. This Day in Music

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1983 - </b>Trumpeter Harry James dies of cancer at the age of 67. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Syreeta Wright, best known for her duet with Billy Preston on "With You I'm Born Again," dies after a long struggle with…

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