1. Dozens Of Acts Sign On For Merlefest

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Some of the top names in bluegrass and country music have signed on for the 2005 edition of MerleFest, to be held April 28-May 1 at Wilkesboro, N.C. Some of the top names in bluegrass and country music have signed on for the 2005 edition of MerleFest, to be held April 28-May 1 at Wilkesboro,…

  2. Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned

    September 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Prodigy was always the dumb jock to Fatboy Slim's frat boy—pumped up, single-minded and wrapped in neon-colored tracksuits. The trio debuted at No. Prodigy was always the dumb jock to Fatboy Slim's frat boy—pumped up, single-minded and wrapped in neon-colored tracksuits. The trio…

  3. Nelly Runs 'Sweat,' 'Suit' Straight To The Top

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With two simultaneously released albums, Nelly pushes everyone out of his way on The Billboard 200 this week, taking over the chart's top two slots. The St. Louis-based rapper's "Suit" took No. 1 on U With two simultaneously released albums, Nelly pushes everyone out of…

  4. Leviathan

    September 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The near-constant time on the road since the release of its stunning 2002 debut album, "Remission," seems to have paid off for Atlanta's Mastodon. The near-constant time on the road since the release of its stunning 2002 debut album, "Remission," seems to have paid…

  5. McCoury Leads Bluegrass Nominations

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Del McCoury Band tops the list of nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, set for Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville, Ky. The Del McCoury Band tops the list of nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, set for Oct. 7 at the…

  6. 15th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be presented Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville, Ky. The show is the centerpiece of the International Music Bluegrass Mus Below are the nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be…

  7. R.E.M. Hitting Theaters, Arenas This Fall

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M.'s fall North American tour will find the veteran rock act playing some of the most intimate venues it has visited in years. The 29-date trek kicks off Oct. 13 at Los Angeles' Greek Theatre and R.E.M.'s fall North American tour will find the veteran rock act playing some…

  8. Skaggs Bends 'Brand New Strings'

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ricky Skaggs is readying "Brand New Strings," a new album due Sept. 28 on his own Skaggs Family Records label. The studio set will be the follow up to last year's "Live at the Charleston Music Hall." Ricky Skaggs is readying "Brand New Strings," a new album…

  9. Update: New York Dolls Bassist Dies

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane died last night (July 13) in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia, the group's manager confirms to Billboard.com. He was 55. New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane died last night (July 13) in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia, the…

  10. Stars Perform At Mandela's AIDS Concert

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bono, the Corrs, Beyoncé and other international stars answered Nelson Mandela's call to help fight the scourge of AIDS today (Nov. 29), putting on a musical extravaganza broadcast across the wor Bono, the Corrs, Beyoncé and other international stars answered Nelson Mandela's call…

  11. Nickelback Trekking Across Canada

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Canadian rock act Nickelback has slated an extensive tour of its homeland in support of its latest album, "The Long Road." Canadian rock act Nickelback has slated an extensive tour of its homeland in support of its latest album, "The Long Road." The 22-date trek will kick…

  12. Hot Product

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam Old 'Dog,' New Tricks Pearl Jam caps its Epic tenure this week with the double-disc rarities album "Lost Dogs" and the three-hour DVD "Live at the Garden," taped in July at New York's sold-out Madison Square Garden. The group is currently operating…

  13. Johnny Cash Dominates CMA Awards

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST The late Johnny Cash dominated the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards last night (Nov. 5) in Nashville, winning three awards for work done in the last year of his life. The nationally televised ev The late Johnny Cash dominated the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards last night (Nov. 5…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state prison in a New York court, after he failed to appear at an Oct. 1 hearing regarding the mandatory drug rehabili 2001 - Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state…

  15. 'Essential' Springsteen, Live DVD Due

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Next month Columbia will bring two new Bruce Springsteen collections to market: a three-disc best of audio collection and a two-disc live DVD. The career-spanning audio set, "The Essential Bruce Sprin Next month Columbia will bring two new Bruce Springsteen collections to market: a three…

  16. Del McCoury Band Leads Bluegrass Awards

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Del McCoury Band won top honors at the 14th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards last night (Oct. 2) in Louisville, Ky. The group took home the entertainer of the year award for the eighth The Del McCoury Band won top honors at the 14th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards…

  17. Plant Travels To 'Timbuktu' And Back

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hoping to capitalize further on the summer success of Led Zeppelin's "How the West Was Won" CD and the accompanying DVD "Led Zeppelin," Atlantic Records is releasing "Sixty Six to Timbuktu," a two-CD Hoping to capitalize further on the summer success of Led…

  18. The Darkness Envelops New York

    September 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. import the Darkness will play arguably the most important show of its career tonight (Sept. 18) before a sold-out audience at the Bowery Ballroom in New York. U.K. import the Darkness will play arguably the most important show of its career tonight (Sept. 18) before a sold-out audience…

  19. This Day in Music

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Alan Jackson and his wife, Denise, lead 2,300 motorcyclists on a charity ride in Nashville. Jackson is grand marshal for Rolling Titan Thunder 3, benefiting the Chris Sanders Foundation 2001 - Alan Jackson and his wife, Denise, lead 2,300 motorcyclists on a charity…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Warren Zevon, Roxette, "Chart Beat" criteria and his busy professional schedule with readers. FINAL RELEASE Hi Fred, Being a longtime Warren Zevon fan, it's pleasing to see him back on the charts with his great new album, "The Wind." [It is] No.…

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