1. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Radiohead is forced to cancel its show in Melbourne after lead singer Thom Yorke develops severe problems with his voice. A local specialist diagnoses Yorke with hoarseness of voice, a s 2004 - Radiohead is forced to cancel its show in Melbourne after lead singer…

  2. This Day in Music

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Rappers Eminem and Nas receive awards for youth empowerment and community development at the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network's (HSAN) Detroit even. Eminem is honored with HSAN's outstandin 2003 - Rappers Eminem and Nas receive awards for youth empowerment and…

  3. Guerra Honored With Billboard's Spirit Of Hope Award

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Even if you search assiduously, you will be hard-pressed to find information on the Juan Luis Guerra Foundation. But in the Dominican Republic, this modest yet mighty bastion of help has been a saving grace for hundreds of families. That is why…

  4. Pixies, Weezer, Panic Set For Lollapalooza

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Pixies, Weezer, Widespread Panic, the Killers, the Arcade Fire, Liz Phair, the Black Keys and Death Cab For Cutie are among the acts that will play the reconfigured Lollapalooza festival, which, a The Pixies, Weezer, Widespread Panic, the Killers, the Arcade Fire, Liz Phair, the Black…

  5. 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…

  6. Springsteen Shows To Fight Hunger

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Last night (April 21) in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen took a stand against hunger by donating all of the proceeds from a tour rehearsal show to World Hunger Year (WHY). Springsteen has long be Last night (April 21) in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen took a stand against hunger by…

  7. Ask Billboard

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about international releases, Oasis and Blur. UNFAIR PRACTICE? Hi Keith, I've always wondered about the practice of including bonus tracks on international releases. The issue most recently comes to mind because the Japanese version of…

  8. B&E: British Sea Power

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: British Sea Power. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. With its turn at the slightly shaky, slightly accented brand of British pop…

  9. 'Grande Dame' Of Tejano Music Dies

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Laura Canales, who paved the way for women to infiltrate the genre of Texas border music known as Tejano, died Saturday in Corpus Christ, Texas. She was 50. Laura Canales, who paved the way for women to infiltrate the genre of Texas border music known as Tejano, died Saturday in Corpus Christ…

  10. Jackson Accuser's Mom Lashes Out At Star

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The mother of Michael Jackson's accuser lashed out at the pop star from the witness stand today (April 18), declaring that Jackson "really didn't care about children, he cared about what he was doing The mother of Michael Jackson's accuser lashed out at the pop star from…

  11. Lineup Set For Glastonbury Festival

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Kylie Minogue and the White Stripes are among the headline acts at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival, to be held June 24-26. Veteran artists Brian Wilson, Van Morrison and Elvis Costello are a Coldplay, Kylie Minogue and the White Stripes are among the headline acts at the U.K.&…

  12. Billboard Bits: Ray Charles, Livin' It, Leaves

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Ray Charles, Livin' It, Leaves Longtime Ray Charles manager Joe Adams has unveiled plans and artist renderings for the previously announced Ray Charles Museum. Encompassing Charles' existing RPM studio site, the three-story, 18,000-square-foot museum is slated to open in…

  13. No Doubt, Johnson, Watt Pay Tribute To Sublime

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Though its existence was brief, Sublime's cheerful music struck a chord amid the mid-1990s modern rock explosion. Though its existence was brief, Sublime's cheerful music struck a chord amid the mid-1990s modern rock explosion. Now, nine years after singer/songwriter/guitarist…

  14. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (April 4-10, 2005).

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (April 4-10, 2005). A SLEEPING LION: In a business that has notoriously shown little regard for artists, Solomon Linda ranks as one of the saddest stories in music. Though he was the writer of "Mbube," which became the ubiquitous…

  15. 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,…

  16. Lollapalooza Promises 70 Bands On Five Stages

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional details have come to light about this year's scaled-down version of Lollapalooza, which, as previously reported, will be held July 23-24 in Chicago's Grant Park. According to the event's of Additional details have come to light about this year's scaled-down…

  17. Billboard Bits: Teenage Fanclub, Cowboy Junkies & More

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Teenage Fanclub, Cowboy Junkies & More Veteran Scottish rock outfit Teenage Fanclub has signed with Merge, which will release the new album "Man-Made" on June 7. The 12-track set was recorded by John McEntire (Tortoise, the Sea & Cake) at his Soma Electronic Studio…

  18. Black Keys Branching Out On Tour

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Having just returned from a swing through Australia and New Zealand, Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys have confirmed a spring North American run that will begin April 19 in Louisville and wra Having just returned from a swing through Australia and New Zealand, Akron, Ohio-based rock…

  19. Billboard Bits: Sinead O'Connor, dB's, ATHfest

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Sinead O'Connor, dB's, ATHfest Musical pairings from throughout Irish vocalist Sinead O'Connor's career have been compiled for "Collaborations," due June 21 via Capitol/EMI. The 17-track collection is highlighted by tracks with Peter Gabriel ("Blood…

  20. 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…

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