1. This Day in Music

    July 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Severe throat pain suffered by Deftones lead singer Chino Moreno scotches the band's hometown appearance in Sacramento, Calif. Doctors order the singer _ who at one point is unable to sp 2005 - Not even the Man of Steel could stop the new album by critically…

  2. Behind The Wheel Of A Large Automobile

    June 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In addition to a score by Randy Newman, the Walt Disney Records soundtrack for the Disney/Pixar film "Cars" boasts new songs by Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow and James Taylor, who performs the Newman-penn In addition to a score by Randy Newman, the Walt Disney Records soundtrack for the…

  3. Malo In A Covers Mood On New Albums

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After nearly 20 years of recording mostly original music with the Mavericks and on his own, Raul Malo is turning into a cover boy. After nearly 20 years of recording mostly original music with the Mavericks and on his own, Raul Malo is turning into a cover boy. The artist will on July 25…

  4. Paisley, Crow Rev Up 'Cars' Soundtrack

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In addition to a score by Randy Newman, the Walt Disney Records soundtrack for the Disney/Pixar film "Cars" boasts new songs by Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow and James Taylor, who performs the Newman-penn In addition to a score by Randy Newman, the Walt Disney Records soundtrack for the…

  5. Billboard Bits: Randy Newman, Trapt/Shinedown, Joan Jett

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Randy Newman, Trapt/Shinedown, Joan Jett Steve Earle, Allison Moorer, Guster, Bela Fleck and the Del McCoury Band are among the artists recasting songs penned by Randy Newman on the tribute album "Sail Away: The Songs of Randy Newman." Due May 9 via Sugar Hill, the 12-track…

  6. Summing Up Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Page three of three To mark the 30th anniversary of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' self-titled debut, Billboard surveyed some of Petty's contemporaries, some of the band's members and those who have worked closely with the group over the years about their favorite Petty …

  7. Q&A: James Taylor

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST For more than 35 years, James Taylor has been making music that touches people to their core. With modern-day standards like "Fire and Rain," "Carolina in My Mind" and "Shower the People," Taylor has For more than 35 years, James Taylor has been making music that…

  8. James Taylor Writing Material For New Album

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter James Taylor has begun work on his first studio album since 2002's "October Road," his final release for longtime label Columbia. Singer/songwriter James Taylor has begun work on his first studio album since 2002's "October Road," his final…

  9. Superstars Sign On For Taylor Tribute

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, the Dixie Chicks and Sting are among the high-profile acts confirmed to perform as part of the 2006 MusiCares Person of the Year dinner honoring James Taylor. Bruce Springsteen, the Dixie Chicks and Sting are among the high-profile acts confirmed to perform as part of the…

  10. Nilsson Documentary Due Early Next Year

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST A documentary focusing on the life and career of late singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson will be released early next year. A documentary focusing on the life and career of late singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson will be released early next year. "Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody…

  11. Petty To Receive Century Award From Armstrong

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tom Petty will receive the Century Award from Green Day vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong at next week's 2005 Billboard Music Awards. The inaugural Century Award was presented by Petty to George Tom Petty will receive the Century Award from Green Day vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe…

  12. This Day in Music

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Madonna takes her "Music" to London's 3,500-capacity Brixton Academy for her first U.K. performance in seven years. Playing to an audience comprised of contest winners, guests, and celeb 2002 - Singer/guitarist Dave "Snaker" Ray dies of lung…

  13. Nickel Creek / Nov. 19, 2005 / Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Theatre)

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Is Nickel Creek a bluegrass band, or not? The trio of SoCal twentysomethings, who have played together since they were preteens in San Diego, long ago apparently decided not to decide. In terms of art Is Nickel Creek a bluegrass band, or not? The trio of SoCal twentysomethings, who have…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Los Angeles sheriff's investigators search for Sandra Ann Rosas, the wife of Los Lobos singer-guitarist Cesar Rosas, after finding her van abandoned in La Puente, Calif., and arresting h 2004 - For his enduring influence and contributions to music, Stevie Wonder…

  15. Jazz Artists Pitch In For Hurricane Relief

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Nov. 22 Blue Note release "Higher Ground" will feature highlights from Jazz at Lincoln Center's Hurricane Katrina benefit concert. The Nov. 22 Blue Note release "Higher Ground" will feature highlights from Jazz at Lincoln Center's Hurricane Katrina benefit…

  16. Tom Petty To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty presented the inaugural Billboard Century Award in 1992 to George Harrison. Now it is Petty's turn to receive the honor. Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement, it will be presen Tom Petty presented the inaugural Billboard Century Award in 1992 to George…

  17. Recordings, Concerts Raise More Hurricane Funds

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The recording also features Terry Dexter and the First Full Gospel Choir of New Orleans. Michael McDonald, Wynona Judd and Eric Benét have joined forces to record "Heart of America," a song to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity 's hurricane aid. The track is already available…

  18. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>HBO is the home of the world premiere of Janet Jackson's new music video "Every Time." The premiere takes place just before the 8 p.m. showing of "William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet" a 2003 - Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice…

  19. Multi-Network Broadcast To Benefit Katrina Victims

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks are among the artists that will perform during "Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast" a live telethon to be U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks are…

  20. Kanye West Rips Bush During NBC Telethon

    September 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT It began with jazz from New Orleans natives Harry Connick Jr. and Wynton Marsalis. But "A Concert for Hurricane Relief," a heartfelt benefit aired on NBC last night, took an unexpected turn thanks to It began, fittingly enough, with jazz from New Orleans natives Harry Connick Jr.…

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