1. Badu Announces Control FreaQ Label At SXSW

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Amidst a Q&A session Saturday (March 19) at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas, Erykah Badu took time to discuss the label she is starting and her commitment to communit Amidst a Q&A session Saturday (March 19) at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival…

  2. South By Southwest Diary: March 19

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the fourth and final installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) event is a music festival and media…

  3. Make Do With What You Got

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sixties soul great Solomon Burke continues the comeback that began when "Don't Give Up on Me" won the 2002 Grammy Award for best contemporary blues album. Sixties soul great Solomon Burke continues the comeback that began when "Don't Give Up on Me" won the 2002…

  4. This Day in Music

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>A knee injury suffered near the end of Britney Spears' concert in Moline, Ill., forces the artist to cancel her planned performance the following day at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, I 2004 - A knee injury suffered near the end of Britney Spears' concert…

  5. South By Southwest Diary: March 16

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the first installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marten Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music festival and media…

  6. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Bill Carlisle, a Grand Ole Opry cast member who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame the previous year, dies at his Nashville home of complications from a stroke. He is 94. 2003 - Bill Carlisle, a Grand Ole Opry cast member who was inducted into the…

  7. Doves, Mercury Rev Teaming For Tour

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST The trek will begin May 1 in San Francisco and wrap May 23 in Washington, D.C. Doves and Mercury Rev will team for a three-week North American tour following their joint appearances at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. The trek will begin May 1 in San Francisco…

  8. U2, Pretenders Lead Rock Hall's 2005 Class

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock acts U2 and the Pretenders, blues legend Buddy Guy, R&B mainstays the O'Jays and Percy Sledge, Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein and agent Frank Barsalona were welcomed into the ranks of Rock acts U2 and the Pretenders, blues legend Buddy Guy, R&B mainstays the O'…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Vazquez Drops Out Of 'Idol,' Smith Returns

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mario Vazquez, one of the 12 singers chosen by viewers to compete for the fourth "American Idol" title, abruptly dropped out of the competition over the weekend. Mario Vazquez, one of the 12 singers chosen by viewers to compete for the fourth "American Idol" title,…

  12. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker breaks his right foot while in Australia, forcing the cancellation of the band's planned tour of the continent, as well as several shows in Japan and two 2004 - Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker breaks his right foot while in…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses "American Idol" contestants, P. Diddy, Kenny Chesney and more with readers. SOMEONE TELL BO AND NADIA Hey Fred, Don't know if you noticed that "American Idol" contestants have singles in the top 10 of at least three major charts: Kelly Clarkson…

  14. ASK BILLBOARD

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Your Questions About Daft Punk, Robbie Williams & More /bb/ask/index.jsp News Robbie Williams …

  15. Ask Billboard

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Daft Punk, Robbie Williams and "Watching Scotty Grow." DON'T BE DAFT Keith, When is Daft Punk going to tour the U.S.? I think they have an album coming this year, right? Thanks! Susanne Hi Susanne, There is no word on if…

  16. Wilco, Gov't Mule Set For Superfly Series

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST New Orleans' ninth annual Superfly During Jazzfest concert series has lined up a slate of performers that includes Wilco, Gov't Mule and Nelly McKay, among others. Organized and promoted by Superfly P New Orleans' ninth annual Superfly During Jazzfest concert series has lined…

  17. 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 …

  18. 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 17 in Las Vegas: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR BROOKS & DUNN KENNY CHESNEY TOBY KEITH TIM McGRAW KEITH URBAN TOP MALE VOCALIST KENNY CHESNEY ALAN JACKSON TOBY…

  19. Perfect Island Nights

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bobby Caldwell's "What You Won't Do for Love" remains an R&B/pop radio perennial nearly 30 years after its 1978 debut. His "Open Your Eyes" was sampled in rapper Common's Grammy Award-nominated "T Bobby Caldwell's "What You Won't Do…

  20. Pips Member Edward Patten Dies

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Gladys Knight & the Pips member Edward Patten died early this morning (Feb. 25) at a suburban Detroit hospital, according to his cousin William Guest, another member of the group. He was 65. Gladys Knight & the Pips member Edward Patten died early this morning (Feb. 25) at a suburban…

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