1. Billboard Bits: Toby Keith, F. Lips, Tony Orlando

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Toby Keith, F. Lips, Tony Orlando With one album left on his DreamWorks contract following the recent release of "Honkytonk University," Toby Keith is considering starting his own label. "It's just time," the artist tells Billboard. "We're in…

  2. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenced John Coltrane and others, dies of cancer in Boston. He is 69. 2004 - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenced John Coltrane and…

  3. Jackson Lawyer Finishes Closing Arguments

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The family accusing Michael Jackson of child molestation is trying to pull off "the biggest con of their careers," Jackson's attorney told jurors today (June 3) as he wrapped up his closing argument. The family accusing Michael Jackson of child molestation is trying to pull off…

  4. 23TunesOnTV

    May 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 30-June 5, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 30 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Antigone Rising (also scheduled: Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively). "The View," ABC Featured artist: Ben Folds (also scheduled: Christina…

  5. 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…

  6. Bice, Underwood Deliver Final 'Idol' Performances

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In what seemed to leave the "American Idol" judging panel split, Bo Bice and Carrie Underwood gave their final performances last night (May 24) in search of the Fox show's fourth season crown. In what seemed to leave the "American Idol" judging panel split, Bo Bice…

  7. 22TunesOnTV

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 23-29, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 23 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kelly Clarkson (also scheduled: Morgan Spurlock). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artists: Gretchen Wilson, Faith Hill …

  8. Dynamic Duo Scores Big With 'Batman Begins'

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pointing to Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Newman's joint credit on "The Egyptian" in 1954, James Newton Howard notes that such collaborations between prominent film composers are rare. Pointing to Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Newman's joint credit on "The Egyptian"…

  9. Poll: Bo Bice Will Be The Next 'Idol'

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rocker Bo Bice will emerge as the next "American Idol" winner, according to a Billboard.com poll. The Alabama native pulled in a commanding 61% of 6,823 votes cast. Rocker Bo Bice will emerge as the next "American Idol" winner, according to a Billboard.com poll. The…

  10. Tunes On TV

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 16-22, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 16 "TRL: Prom Week," MTV Featured artist: Ciara. "VH1 All Access: More Awesome Celeb Beefs," VH1 Featured artists: Elton John, Madonna, R. Kelly, George Michael, Nick…

  11. Billboard Bits: MusicFest, New Pornographers & More

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Rochester MusicFest, New Pornographers & More A host of top R&B/hip-hop acts have signed on for the 2005 Rochester (N.Y.) MusicFest, to be held July 16-17 at Genessee Valley Park. The first day will feature performances by John Legend, Ciara, Boyz II Men, Jagged Edge and Nina…

  12. TunesOnTV

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 9-15, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 9 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Neil Diamond (also scheduled: Felicity Huffman). "VH1 All Access: Michael Jackson's Most Shocking," VH1…

  13. Scofield Salutes Charles On New Album

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist John Scofield salutes the music of the late Ray Charles on his new album, "That's What I Say." Guitarist John Scofield salutes the music of the late Ray Charles on his new album, "That's What I Say." The 13-track set is due June 7 via Verve and was…

  14. 19TunesOnTV

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 2-8, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 2 "Today," NBC Featured artists: Ashanti, Phil Vassar (also scheduled: Chris Berard. Carrie Wiatt). "Simple Plan Makes a Video,": MTV2 Featured artist: Simple Plan ("…

  15. Billboard Bits: Earth Day Auction, Jennings/Clement, Boorer

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Earth Day Auction, Jennings/Clement, Boz Boorer Opportunities to interact with such music stars as Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, James Taylor and Jimmy Buffett, plus signed memorabilia from Pearl Jam, Pink and Barbara Streisand are up for bid as part of the second annual Chevy Chase…

  16. 18TunesOnTV

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 25-May 1, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 25 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: John Legend (also scheduled: Felicity Huffman, Maria & Maya Rodale). "Today," NBC Featured artist: Bruce…

  17. TunesOnTV

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 18-24, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 18 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Il Divo (also scheduled: Simon Cowell, Debbie Travis, Michael Schlow). "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Jimmy Eat World, Ice…

  18. Diamond Polishing Summer Tour Plans

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. touring industry will get a 24-carat boost from Neil Diamond this summer. One of the most consistently bankable performers of the past 30 years, Diamond will begin a North American tour July The U.S. touring industry will get a 24-carat boost from Neil Diamond this summer. One of the…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. WHAT 'DREAM' MAY COME Hey Fred, I'm confused. The song that got Nadia Turner kicked off "American Idol" this week was Crystal Gayle's "When I Dream," which Nadia said was from 1977, the year she…

  20. 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The complete list of 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards winners, handed out April 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Below is the complete list of 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards winners, handed out April 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.…

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