1. 'Ray,' Foxx Nab Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST "Ray" and its star Jamie Foxx were among those honored today (Jan. 25) with nominations for the 77th annual Academy Awards. The Ray Charles biopic will compete for a best picture Oscar while Foxx is c "Ray" and its star Jamie Foxx were among those honored today (Jan. 25)…

  2. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Jan. 24-30, 2005).

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Jan. 24-30, 2005). LICK IT UP: A guest judge appearance during last week's "American Idol" premiere caused contestant Mary Roach to proclaim "Mark McGrath is hot." Even after her audition ultimately left her…

  3. moe. Show To Fund DMB Relief Initiative

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Noted jam band moe. will headline a Feb. 10 New York concert to raise funds for a Sri Lankan village to be adopted by Dave Matthews Band's charitable foundation. Noted jam band moe. will headline a Feb. 10 New York concert to raise funds for a Sri Lankan village to be adopted by Dave…

  4. Buzz Begins For Amos' 'Beekeeper'

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST A handful of Tori Amos appearances have been confirmed to coincide with the release of her eighth studio album, "The Beekeeper." The North Carolina-born/Maryland-raised artist, who now lives full-time A handful of Tori Amos appearances have been confirmed to coincide with the…

  5. Top Acts Sign On For MTV Asia Benefit

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys, Good Charlotte, Kelly Clarkson, Hoobastank and Simple Plan will perform at the MTV Asia Aid benefit for tsunami relief, to be held Feb. 3 at Impact Arena in Bangkok. Alicia Keys, Good Charlotte, Kelly Clarkson, Hoobastank and Simple Plan will perform at the MTV Asia Aid benefit…

  6. Journalist Fights Request In Jackson Case

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST A television journalist has asked a judge to deny a request by prosecutors for him to testify at Michael Jackson's child molestation trial. A television journalist has asked a judge to deny a request by prosecutors for him to testify at Michael Jackson's child molestation trial.…

  7. Scorsese Hasn't Spoken To Dylan About Film

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Martin Scorsese has been working on a film about Bob Dylan for two years and there's one important person he hasn't spoken to about it: Bob Dylan. Martin Scorsese has been working on a film about Bob Dylan for two years and there's one important person he hasn't spoken to…

  8. Its A Trap!, 15 Megs Of Fame, Splendid

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: It’s a Trap!, 15 Megs of Fame and Splendid. TRAP DOOR: It's a Trap! is a site dedicated to promoting Scandinavian music, focusing on indie guitar pop. Run by Albany, Calif.,…

  9. Billboard Bits: Jools Holland, Winans, 'DIG!'

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Jools Holland, BeBe Winans, 'DIG!' The U.K.'s BBC live music showcase "Later With Jools Holland" will finally be regularly seen in the United States via Rave HD, a music channel available through high-definition satellite provider Voom . Weekly episodes will…

  10. Report: Jackson Transcripts Graphic

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's accuser told a grand jury that the pop star closed his eyes tightly while molesting him on a bed, according to an ABC News report that quotes from transcripts of the testimony. The b Michael Jackson's accuser told a grand jury that the pop star closed his eyes…

  11. Coldplay Goes Back To Basics On New Album

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Initial sessions for the as-yet-untitled set with producer Ken Nelson were set aside, with the U.K. rock act opting to start over with producer Danton Supple. Coldplay is putting the finishing touches on its third studio album , expected in March or April via Capitol. Initial sessions for the…

  12. Jackson Prosecutors Want Courtroom Open

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's prosecutors have asked the trial judge to keep the courtroom open during hearings on whether to admit into evidence allegations of prior sexual offenses by the singer, according to d Michael Jackson's prosecutors have asked the trial judge to keep the courtroom…

  13. More Stars Join Tsunami Relief Efforts

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Madonna, Hilary Duff and Ricky Martin are among the latest high-profile artists to join the fight to raise funds for victims of the Dec. 26 earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Madonna, Hilary Duff and Ricky Martin are among the latest high-profile artists to join the fight to raise…

  14. WFMU, Prog Archives and Ted Leo

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: WFMU, Prog Archives and Ted Leo. RARE AND LOVELY: WFMU is a free-form radio station broadcasting in New York and the Hudson Valley region that also operates an extensive Web site which…

  15. This Day in Music

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Mickey Finn, percussionist with U.K. band T. Rex, dies in Croydon, south London. He is 55. 2003 - Mickey Finn, percussionist with U.K. band T. Rex, dies in Croydon, south London. He is 55. 2002 - Rosemary Clooney undergoes successful lung cancer surgery at the Mayo…

  16. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Venerable Chicago club Lounge Ax opens its last week of business with a bang, thanks to a surprise appearance by rock quartet Wilco. The group plays a two-and-a-half hour set before a ca 2000 - Venerable Chicago club Lounge Ax opens its last week of business with a…

  17. Modest Mouse Sets Winter Tour

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Following a Jan. 21 Nashville benefit show, Modest Mouse will set off on a headlining tour that will get underway with a Jan. 28-29 stand in Eugene, Ore. At deadline dates were scheduled into the begi Following a Jan. 21 Nashville benefit show, Modest Mouse will set off on a headlining tour…

  18. The MASSIVE Database and the Internet Archive

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: The MASSIVE Database and the Internet Archive. BACK TO SCHOOL ROCK: Part of the National Science Foundation's National Science Digital Library, " The MASSIVE Database "…

  19. The Vandals Ring In 2005 In Iraq

    January 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST While Saddam Hussein spent a second New Year's Eve in a jail cell, a Southern California rock band known for such albums as "Hitler Bad, Vandals Good" and "Look What I Almost Stepped In" played in the While Saddam Hussein spent a second New Year's Eve in a jail…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Green Day, Tamyra Gray, Gretchen Wilson, Rascal Flatts and chart rules with readers. GREEN MATTER Hi Fred! As always, I read and enjoy "Chart Beat" every week and I just read what you wrote about Green Day getting its first No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Chart.…

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