1. This Day in Music

    March 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Vocalist Kelle Bryan quits U.K. R&B/crossover act Eternal, leaving the band as the duo of sisters Easther and Vernie Bennet.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Edmund Sylvers, former lead singer of '70s family group…

  2. 41st Academy of Country Music Awards - Final Nominees

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Final nominees for the 41st Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 23 in Las Vegas. Below are the final nominees for the 41st Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, in a ceremony airing live on CBS. ALBUM OF THE YEAR…

  3. New, Veteran Country Acts Land Deals

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST The recent Country Radio Seminar, held in Nashville Feb. 15-17, brought with it a flurry of record deals for country artists both new and established. The recent Country Radio Seminar, held in Nashville Feb. 15-17, brought with it a flurry of record deals for country artists both new and…

  4. This Day in Music

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Jimmy Chamberlin announces that he has rejoined the Smashing Pumpkins, 3 1/2 years after being ousted from the group for his involvement in the fatal drug overdose of keyboardist Jonatha 2004 - Although already quite animated, "American Idol" judge Simon…

  5. Queen Honors Led Zeppelin's Page

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has been honored by Queen Elizabeth II -- but the award was for his work with poor Brazilian children rather than his music. Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has been honored by Queen Elizabeth II -- but the award was for his work with poor Brazilian…

  6. Ween / Dec. 2-3, 2005 / Boulder, Colo. (Boulder Theater, Fox Theater)

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a neighboring universe not so far away from this one, Ween are bigger than U2 or Led Zeppelin. Somehow, in our dimension, the duo's transgressive humor and tape-warped vocals have masked their scar In a neighboring universe not so far away from this one, Ween are bigger than U2 or Led…

  7. Emerson Drive Seeks Midas Touch

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Three-month-old Nashville indie label Midas Records has signed the Canadian country band Emerson Drive as its flagship act. Three-month-old Nashville indie label Midas Records has signed the Canadian country band Emerson Drive as its flagship act. The group, which previously spent five years…

  8. This Day in Music

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>German schlager artist Rex Gildo dies from injuries he sustained three days earlier when he jumped from the second floor of his Munich flat.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the…

  9. Four albums since his 1999 debut, Darwin Hobbs --

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Four albums since his 1999 debut, Darwin Hobbs -- one of contemporary music's truly great vocalists -- seems capture an ever-deeper sense of who he is both artistically and spiritually each time out. Four albums since his 1999 debut, Darwin Hobbs -- one of contemporary music's truly…

  10. Hot Product

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The latest album from singer/songwriter David Gray, "A Day in the Life" (ATO/RCA). The soundtrack to Cameron Crowe's new film "Elizabethtown" (RCA), featuring My Morning Jacket, Tom Petty, Ryan…

  11. Crowe Finalizes 'Elizabethtown' Soundtrack

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The full track list has been confirmed for the soundtrack to "Elizabethtown," Cameron Crowe's highly anticipated new film. The full track list has been confirmed for the soundtrack to "Elizabethtown," Cameron Crowe's highly anticipated new film. Due Sept. 13 via…

  12. Billboard Bits: Ween, mtvU, Eric Matthews

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Ween, mtvU, Eric Matthews Ween played its first New York show in nearly two years Saturday (Aug. 20) at the Knitting Factory as part of a private party for the skateboarding magazine Thrasher. The 28-song, 135-minute set was open only to Thrasher guests and a select group of contest…

  13. 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…

  14. 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.…

  15. 'Idol' Finalists Ready Charity Single

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The dozen competitors who made it to the finalist rounds of the latest season of "American Idol" will release a single to raise funds for the American Red Cross. The group's cover of Diana Ross' "When The dozen competitors who made it to the finalist rounds of the…

  16. 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,…

  17. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (March 21-27, 2005).

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (March 21-27, 2005). IN 'RAY'S' IMAGE: Despite the fact that it's widely known that the Ray Charles biopic "Ray" was the big winner March 12 at the 36th NAACP Image Awards, the show's musical performances…

  18. Ask Billboard

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Bryan Adams, Sheryl Crow, Fleetwood Mac and more. BRYAN AND SHERYL Keith, I have a couple A&M/Interscope questions for you. Are there any plans to release Bryan Adams' "Room Service" in the United States? Also, there was…

  19. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (March 14-20, 2005).

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (March 14-20, 2005). HALL OF FAMERS: It takes a lot to make it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and this year's class is as deserving as any other that has received the honor. On Saturday, VH1 will air highlights of Monday's…

  20. 12TunesOnTV

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 13-20, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MARCH 14 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Percy Sledge (also scheduled: Will Farrell). "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kelly Clarkson (also scheduled: Michelle…

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