1. This Day in Music

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>The Grand Ole Opry, carried since 1925 on WSM radio in Nashville, begins webcasting at www.opry.com or www.wsmonline.com. 2000 - The Grand Ole Opry, carried since 1925 on WSM radio in Nashville, begins webcasting at www.opry.com or www.wsmonline.com. 1999 - Geri…

  2. Billboard Bits: DMX, Indigo Girls, Secretly Canadian

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on DMX, Indigo Girls, Secretly Canadian Additional details have come to light about DMX's new album, "Here We Go Again." As previously reported , the set will arrive June 28 via Ruff Ryders/Def Jam, and is led by the single "Pump Ya Fist." The album will feature…

  3. This Day in Music

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while performing at a concert with Buena Vista Social Club bassist Cachaito Lopez in Basel, Switzerland. Gonzalez collapses shortly after perf 2001 - Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while performing at a concert…

  4. New Ozzy Set A Go, Sabbath Album A No

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ozzy Osbourne has re-signed with Epic Records and is working on material for his next studio release. "Ozzy's writing now, and there'll be something out at the beginning of next year," his wife/manage Ozzy Osbourne has re-signed with Epic Records and is working on material…

  5. Roommate Refurbishes Lost D. Boon Tapes

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST A former roommate of late singer/guitarist D. Boon has expanded a CD of previously unreleased recordings, "D. Boon & Friends," which was originally released in 2003. With classic punk trio the Minutemen back in the spotlight thanks to a new documentary , a former roommate of…

  6. MP3.com Game Soundtracks, Airtalents.com, Recess Records

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: MP3.com's Game Soundtracks, Airtalents.com and Recess Records. IT'S IN THE GAME: Music has become an increasingly important element of video games, and now online digital…

  7. B&E: Low

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Low. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Combining vibrant drums and energetic guitar with its signature ethereal vocals, longtime…

  8. Minutemen Remembered In New Documentary

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Being in a punk band during the 1980s did not automatically secure you a mega-buck record deal, constant MTV rotation and a spot on the Grammys. Being in a punk band during the 1980s did not automatically secure you a mega-buck record deal, constant MTV rotation and a spot on the Grammys. In…

  9. Prefuse Plans Tour, Tickles Ivories

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Prefuse 73 leader Scott Herren is preparing to spend the spring and summer on the road in support of his upcoming album, "Surrounded by Silence." Herren tells Billboard.com the trek, which will featur Prefuse 73 leader Scott Herren is preparing to spend the spring and summer on the…

  10. Artists Aid Tsunami Relief Efforts

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Along with several large concerts in the planning stages, artists around the world are staging their own benefit shows for or donating to funds for the victims of the recent tsunami in Southern Asia. Along with several large concerts in the planning stages, artists around the world are…

  11. Indie Acts Rock For 'Take Action' CD

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Taking Back Sunday, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, NOFX, Coheed & Cambria and Mastodon are among the acts contributing songs to the compilation "Take Action! Volume 4." Taking Back Sunday, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, NOFX, Coheed & Cambria and Mastodon are among the acts contributing songs…

  12. B&E: Rilo Kiley

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering. A weekly column profiling acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Rilo Kiley. Profiles of breaking acts entering Billboard charts. With a stirring meld of country-pop, rock and political swagger, Los Angeles indie darling Rilo Kiley…

  13. Rhino Box Surveys Fertile '80s Underground

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial modern rock explosion of the following decade are the basis for Rhino's latest comprehensive musical survey. Due Oct. The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial…

  14. Nettwerk Plans Christmas, Kids Compilations

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With a batch of new holiday recordings from the likes of the Polyphonic Spree, Death Cab For Cutie and Ivy, Nettwerk America will add a third volume to its "Maybe This Christmas" compilation series th With a batch of new holiday recordings from the likes of the Polyphonic Spree,…

  15. Past Top Winners: Where Are The Now?

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST One of the highlights of this year's Billboard Music Awards will be the crowning of artist of the year. One of the highlights of this year's Billboard Music Awards will be the crowning of artist of the year. The award recognizes an act's combined performance on Billboard's…

  16. Maria Rita Steps Out Of Mother's Shadow

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. She is a member of one of the most hallowed pop music dynasties in Brazil. Her mother, Elis Regina, is widely considered the greatest Brazilian singer of all time. Her father, Cesar Camargo Mariano, is a renowned pianist/keyboardist/arranger…

  17. The Prince's 40-Year Reign: A Billboard Q&A

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In a long, storied career, José José -- whose fans refer to him as "El Príncipe de la Canción" (the Prince of Song) -- has won renown not just as one of the finest crooners in Mexican pop music but as one of the country's greatest…

  18. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>After months of wrangling over child support, rapper Eminem's divorce becomes official. 2001 - After months of wrangling over child support, rapper Eminem's divorce becomes official. 1998 - Without comment, the Supreme Court refuses to throw out a suit…

  19. Thousands Mourn Salsa Legend Celia Cruz

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tens of thousands of mourners lined the streets of Miami on Saturday to pay their respects to salsa legend and Cuban exile Celia Cruz, weeping at her casket but also celebrating her music and shouting Tens of thousands of mourners lined the streets of Miami on Saturday to pay their respects…

  20. Dalley Looks Past Nebraska With Statistics

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As the guitarist in Desaparecidos, 22 year-old indie rocker Denver Dalley has already scored a reputable gig. The group's 2002 debut, "Read Music/Speak Spanish," won over critics and liberal arts majo As the guitarist in Desaparecidos, 22 year-old indie rocker Denver Dalley has…

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