1. Nelson Album Pays Homage To Walker

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Throughout his life, Willie Nelson has been a fan of fellow Texas native Cindy Walker, whose songs have been recorded by Bob Wills, Ernest Tubb, Wade Ray and Bing Crosby. Throughout his life, Willie Nelson has been a fan of fellow Texas native Cindy Walker, whose songs have been recorded by…

  2. Tom Petty: A Portrait Of The Artist

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Billboard Interview with the 2005 Century Award Honoree Tom Petty just laughs and shakes his head when he looks at the 26-year-old smirking back at him from the cover of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' 1976 self-titled debut. They "were just boys," he says. "It was…

  3. Cyndi Lauper / Nov. 11, 2005 / Atlantic City, N.J. (Trump Taj Mahal)

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST At first glance, the guest stars that joined Cyndi Lauper for her Trump Taj Mahal Hotel & Casino concert would surprise many. Shaggy? Ani DiFranco? The Hooters? Pat Monahan? Scott Weiland?! At first glance, the guest stars that joined Cyndi Lauper for her Trump Taj Mahal Hotel &…

  4. 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…

  5. This Day in Music

    September 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>The voice of Bob Marley ushers satellite radio onto the air, promising listeners greater variety on the dial _ for a price _ with the launch of XM Satellite Radio.<br clear="none"/><br c 2003 - Aftermath/Interscope artist 50 Cent dominates the…

  6. This Day in Music

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Nancy Sinatra makes the announcement at a press conference in the capital that the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., have worked out an agreement t 2000 - Halfway into the first song of the band's encore for their Mannheim,…

  7. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Jazz trombonist Jimmy Knepper dies in Triadelphia, W. Va., of Parkinson's disease. He is 75. Knepper was best known for his association with bassist/composer Charles Mingus, for whom he 2003 - Jazz trombonist Jimmy Knepper dies in Triadelphia, W. Va., of…

  8. Rounder, Sun Expose Archives Digitally

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The digital world has added many new wrinkles to the music landscape, the latest being the immediate availability of sought-after vintage and long out-of-print works. The digital world has added many new wrinkles to the music landscape, the latest being the immediate availability of sought…

  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. This Day in Music

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Pop singer Jessica Simpson adds to her television-acting resume with an episode of "The Twilight Zone." Simpson stars in a segment of the UPN series as a babysitter who discovers the lif 2003 - Pop singer Jessica Simpson adds to her television-acting resume…

  11. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, "Peacekeeper," on the NBC series "Third Watch." The song, which premieres at the end of the episode, is off the group's album "Say Yo 2003 - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a…

  12. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such songs as "Is That All There Is" and "Fever" made her a jazz and pop legend, dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles. S 2002 - Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky,…

  13. Guitarist Hank Garland Dies

    December 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Legendary country, rock and jazz guitarist Hank Garland, who performed with Elvis Presley, the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline, Charlie Parker and many others, died yesterday (Dec. 27) of a Legendary country, rock and jazz guitarist Hank Garland, who performed with Elvis Presley,…

  14. U2 'Bombs' Brooklyn With Surprise Show

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fresh from taping "Saturday Night Live" here over the weekend, U2 stuck around New York today to usher in its new album, "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," in typically grand fashion. The Irish rock a Fresh from taping "Saturday Night Live" here over the weekend,…

  15. Billboard Bits: Roy Orbison, Wyclef Jean, Del McCoury

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Roy Orbison, Wyclef Jean, Del McCoury Four live Roy Orbison shows have been bundled together under the banner "Authorized Bootleg Collection" and will be released Tuesday (Oct. 19) by Eagle Rock Entertainment. The titles are drawn from concerts on May 9, 1969, in Batley,…

  16. The Good Thief

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's not easy in today's fragmented market to find a place for a record as versatile and rewarding as "The Good Thief." Brannen produced this fourth album (and first for the Sly Dog imprint of Detroit It's not easy in today's fragmented market to find a place for…

  17. Busted, Chili Peppers Still U.K.'s No. 1s

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Good fortunes continued for Busted and the Red Hot Chili Peppers on the U.K. charts, revealed yesterday (Aug. 8). Busted's "Thunderbirds" /"3AM" (Universal) remained on top of the singles survey for a Good fortunes continued for Busted and the Red Hot Chili Peppers on…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>It is announced that Gabriel Gomez has been charged with the kidnapping and murder of his half-sister Sandra Rosas, wife of Los Lobos singer/guitarist Cesar Rosas. She disappears from he 1999 - It is announced that Gabriel Gomez has been charged with the kidnapping…

  19. 'Honesty' Pays Off For Rodney Atkins

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In an environment where artists must prove themselves quickly or be dropped from their record labels, Rodney Atkins is an anomaly. Signed to Curb Records in 1997, Atkins had four singles that struggled on the charts before he finally hit with his…

  20. Hot Product

    November 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Johnny Cash 'Earth' First The sprawling five-disc Johnny Cash box set "Unearthed" arrives this week from American Recordings/Lost Highway, featuring 79 songs, 64 of them previously unreleased and produced by Rick Rubin during sessions for their four "American…

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