1. Uprooting

    April 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT This is a burst of sonic energy from Eastern Europe. The Warsaw Village Band is a musical collective that relishes fusing the old with the new. This is a burst of sonic energy from Eastern Europe. The Warsaw Village Band is a musical collective that relishes fusing the old with the new. Its…

  2. 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…

  3. White Stripes Tickle Ivories, See Ghosts On New CD

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The White Stripes stretch out musically without abandoning the rock on their highly anticipated new album. The White Stripes stretch out musically without abandoning the rock on their highly anticipated new album, " Get Behind Me Satan ." Due June 7 via Third Man/V2, the set was…

  4. Solo Springsteen Ready To Tour

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen will begin a solo acoustic tour April 25 in Detroit, in support of his upcoming Columbia album, "Devils & Dust." The first North American leg of the tour will play 2,500- to 5,00 Bruce Springsteen will begin a solo acoustic tour April 25 in Detroit, in support…

  5. South By Southwest Diary: March 18

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the third installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marten Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) event is a music festival and…

  6. SXSW 2005 PREVIEW (2 of 4)

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's South by Southwest Music & Media Conference March 16-20 in Austin, Texas: Dropping Daylight, The Go! Team, Giant Drag and Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's South by…

  7. Angel of Retribution

    March 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Judas Priest fans have been greatly anticipating the arrival of "Angel of Retribution." And "classic Priest" is the only way to describe the musical reunion of vocalist Rob Halford with guitarists Gle Judas Priest fans have been greatly anticipating the arrival of "…

  8. Aerosmith Gears Up For Tour, Live Set

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Aerosmith will reconvene in late August or early September to prepare for a tour that will begin in the fall, guitarist Joe Perry tells Billboard.com. The group is also sifting through material for a Aerosmith will reconvene in late August or early September to prepare for a tour that will…

  9. Billboard Bits: Save The Music/Thomas, Ivy, Tim McGraw

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Save The Music/Thomas, Ivy, Tim McGraw Rob Thomas, Bon Jovi, Joss Stone, Queen Latifah and John Legend will perform at a benefit concert for VH1's Save the Music Foundation on April 11 at New York's Beacon Theatre. The event will broadcast six days later on VH1. Yesterday …

  10. 47th Annual Grammy Awards Winners

    February 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Winners of the 47th annual Grammy Awards, presented Feb. 13, 2005, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Staples Center. Below are the winners of the 47th annual Grammy Awards, presented Feb. 13, 2005, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Staples Center. Record Of The Year …

  11. Collaborations Highlight Tibet House Benefit

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ray Davies jammed with the Black Keys, Nellie McKay harmonized with Trey Anastasio and Philip Glass tickled the ivories behind Lou Reed last night (Feb. 9) at the 15th annual Tibet House Benefit conce Ray Davies jammed with the Black Keys, Nellie McKay harmonized with Trey Anastasio and…

  12. Tenacious D Rocks With Vedder, Grohl, Beck

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tenacious D drafted a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at its benefit for Asian tsunami relief last night (Jan. 17) at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre. The show featured solo sets from Pearl Ja Tenacious D drafted a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at its benefit for…

  13. Rimes, Harwell Lead NASCAR IMAX Soundtrack

    December 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST New songs from LeAnn Rimes and Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell are among the offerings on the "NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience" film soundtrack. The Shout! Factory disc will also boast previously New songs from LeAnn Rimes and Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell are among the…

  14. Billboard Bits: Country Thunder, Tibet House, Noise Pop

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Country Thunder, Tibet House, Noise Pop The Country Thunder USA festival will sprout a fifth day as part of its 2005 edition, which will be held July 20-24 in Twin Lakes, Wis. Tim McGraw and Phil Vassar will headline the first day's festivities. Other acts confirmed to appear…

  15. Police Search For Motive In Damageplan Shooting

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Police say they may never know why Nathan Gale charged the stage at a Damageplan show in Columbus, Ohio, and gunned down four people, including former Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Some Police Search For Motive In Damageplan Shooting Even at the tattoo parlor, 25-year…

  16. U2 Bombs U.K. Album Chart

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2's "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" exploded onto the U.K. album chart at No. 1 yesterday (Nov. 28). The new Universal Island album is the Irish band's ninth best-selling set over a 21-year period U2's "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" exploded onto the U…

  17. 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,…

  18. Seminal New York Punk Tracks Compiled

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York's punk rock and new wave scene in the mid-to-late 1970s laid the foundation for a musical revolution, the reverberations of which are still being felt today. New York's punk rock and new wave scene in the mid-to-late 1970s laid the foundation for a musical revolution, the…

  19. Artemis Compiles Video Game Tracks

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The sound of popular artists in video games has become common as of late, with top titles often featuring songs unavailable elsewhere. The sound of popular artists in video games has become common as of late, with top titles often featuring songs unavailable elsewhere. As the industry…

  20. Springsteen's 'Plugged' Grows A Little On DVD

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Bruce Springsteen home video title "MTV Plugged" will be reissued Nov. 9 on DVD with the addition of one performance not included in the original 1992 concert broadcast. The Bruce Springsteen home video title "MTV Plugged" will be reissued Nov. 9 on DVD with the…

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