1. Ima Robot Eyes Duran Duran Gigs, Studio Return

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Despite being offered a chance to tour with Duran Duran through April, Ima Robot will instead play a handful of dates with the reunited new wave act before returning to the studio to record its sophom Despite being offered a chance to tour with Duran Duran through April, Ima Robot will…

  2. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Feb. 28-March 6, 2005).

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Feb. 28-March 6, 2005). MICHAEL'S ON TRIAL: Not since O.J. Simpson has there been a celebrity legal proceeding that has generated the media storm that Michael Jackson's trail on charges of child molestation has. While you won&…

  3. 10TunesOnTV

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 28-March 6, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, FEB. 28 "Faith Evans Makes a Video," MTV2 Featured artist: Faith Evans ("Again"). "The View," ABC Featured artist: Ryan Cabrera (also scheduled: Joan Collins).…

  4. This Day in Music

    February 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Returning home after a 46-year absence, guitarist Carlos Santana unveils a plaque in Autlan De Navarro declaring him the "favorite son" of the west-central Mexican town. Mayor Armando Pe 2001 - Returning home after a 46-year absence, guitarist Carlos…

  5. Hot Product

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson 'Dream' A Little Dream Dave Matthews may be the world's most unassuming rock star, but he's positively Axl Rose compared to Jack Johnson. With his T-shirt-and-sandals fashion sense and chilled-to-the-point-of-absurdity demeanor, the Hawaiian-born singer…

  6. Surrender Dorothy

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Alana Davis has been plying her musical wares since 1998, when she released her debut album, "Blame It on Me." Another project on Elektra followed before the singer/songwriter parted ways with the lab Alana Davis has been plying her musical wares since 1998, when she released her…

  7. Sleepers

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Being on the verge of releasing a major-label debut with your indie hip-hop group would be enough for most MCs, but not Rapper Big Pooh. Being on the verge of releasing a major-label debut with your indie hip-hop group would be enough for most MCs, but not Rapper Big Pooh. Even though he and…

  8. Backstreet Hopes For Fair Shot With New CD

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Backstreet Boys are hoping for a fair chance from the record-buying public when they return next month with a new single, ahead of the June release of their new Jive album. It will be their first The Backstreet Boys are hoping for a fair chance from the record-buying public when they…

  9. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to 50 Cent, Olivia, the Game, Los Lonely Boys, Green Day and Josh Gracin. 'CANDY' MAN: 50 Cent earns his third No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 this week with "Candy Shop" (Shady/Aftermath). It's the first chart…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Westlife, chart records, Greek artists, Mariah Carey and "Rich Girl" with readers. LIVING THE WESTLIFE Hi, I have been a U.S. fan of Irish pop group Westlife for several years and I think I have a good question to ask you about them. At the beginning of their…

  11. Can 50 Cent Do It Again?

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Fans have been counting the days until the March 8 release of "The Massacre," 50 Cent's highly anticipated Shady/Aftermath/Interscope sophomore album. They'll have to count a little less with this week's announcement that…

  12. Billboard Bits: Rock Hall, Edwyn Collins, 'Scratch'

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Rock Hall, Edwyn Collins, 'Scratch' Along with an impressive slate of inductees, this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony will boast some impressive star power in the form of Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart and Neil…

  13. Crowell Celebrates 'Outsider' Status On New CD

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rodney Crowell has been trying to shake labels like "country" and "singer/songwriter" for years, and it's a message he delivers loud and clear on his latest studio album. Rodney Crowell has been trying to shake labels like "country" and "singer…

  14. Slipknot Promises 'Unique' Tour Experience

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST After headlining the Jagermeister Music Tour and Ozzfest's second stage, touring the Pacific rim and opening for Metallica in Europe last year, Slipknot has unpacked its toys and is readying a full-se After headlining the Jagermeister Music Tour and Ozzfest's second stage, touring…

  15. Homme's Lung Infection Fells QOTSA Tour

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Queens Of The Stone Age has scrapped the remainder of its European tour after frontman Josh Homme was diagnosed with a severe lung infection. Queens Of The Stone Age has scrapped the remainder of its European tour after frontman Josh Homme was diagnosed with a severe lung infection. The…

  16. Johnson's On A Roll With Third Album

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews may be the world's most unassuming rock star, but he's positively Axl Rose compared to Jack Johnson. Dave Matthews may be the world's most unassuming rock star, but he's positively Axl Rose compared to Jack Johnson. With his T-shirt-and-sandals fashion sense…

  17. Fogerty, Hayes Among Songwriters Hall Inductees

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST John Fogerty, Steve Cropper, Isaac Hayes and David Porter, Richard and Robert Sherman and Bill Withers will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year. John Fogerty, Steve Cropper, Isaac Hayes and David Porter, Richard and Robert Sherman and Bill Withers will be inducted into the…

  18. Mellencamp Ready To Rock The U.S.A. Again

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. John Mellencamp is about to put his best foot forward on the road. On his first North American tour in three years, Mellencamp will play mostly secondary markets beginning March 23 at the Savannah (Ga.) Civic Center. The tour supports his recent…

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

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Feb. 21-27, 2005). LET'S TALK OSCAR: At other times in my life, on the subject of Oscar we'd be talking about Felix Unger's roommate or the maker of hot dogs and lunchmeats and his pal Meyer. But, as for most, the talk of…

  20. 'Prisoners' No More: Yo La Tengo Raids Vaults

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST A career-spanning compilation of material by veteran indie rockers Yo La Tengo will arrive March 22 via Matador. A career-spanning compilation of material by veteran indie rockers Yo La Tengo will arrive March 22 via Matador. "Prisoners of Love: A Smattering of Scintillating Senescent…

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