1. This Day in Music

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>Stung by criticism of rap label Interscope, Time Warner severs its ties with Interscope rather than release Tha Dogg Pound's first album, which soon debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. 2000 - Quincy Jones' Listen Up Foundation donates $25,000 to five…

  2. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Nearly 36 million viewers tune in for the 32nd Annual CMA Awards live on CBS television.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta-born Drusky studied…

  3. Billboard Honors DMB With Humanitarian Award

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In recognition of its numerous charitable works, the Dave Matthews Band will be presented with the Humanitarian Award during Roadwork '05: The Billboard Touring Conference and Awards in New York. In recognition of its numerous charitable works, the Dave Matthews Band will be presented…

  4. Allen Toussaint: A New Orleans Legend's Survival Story

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Like many natives of New Orleans, Allen Toussaint is an old hand when it comes to hurricanes. So, as Hurricane Katrina approached the Gulf Coast Aug. 29, Toussaint, 67, was not one to become too alarmed. He made his usual preparations, shoring up…

  5. Mellencamp, Miles Among Rock Hall Nominees

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rock veteran John Mellencamp is among the nominees for a new class of inductees at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, joined by jazz legend Miles Davis, rap pioneers Grandmaster Flash & the Furious F Rock veteran John Mellencamp, jazz legend Miles Davis and rap pioneers Grandmaster Flash …

  6. This Day in Music

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>A week after his death at the age of 71, country legend Johnny Cash is bestowed with artist, song and album of the year awards at the Americana Music Awards ceremony in Nashville. Cash w 2004 - - Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, dies at Nashville'…

  7. Stewart Found Liable In Concert Cancellation

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal jury decided today (Sept. 7) that Rod Stewart should pay a Las Vegas casino $2 million plus interest for a canceled show in December 2000. A federal jury decided today (Sept. 7) that Rod Stewart should pay a Las Vegas casino $2 million plus interest for a canceled show in December…

  8. Kozelek's New Album Muse: Modest Mouse

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Equally at home with putting his unique spin on songs by AC/DC, Neil Diamond and John Denver as he is recording his own compositions, Mark Kozelek further indulges his interpretive bent on his next al Equally at home with putting his unique spin on songs by AC/DC, Neil Diamond and John Denver…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, 63, is rushed to the hospital with an undisclosed stomach illness, just hours before he is due to perform in his hometown of Gorilla, Ontario 2004 - Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand wins the 2004 Nationwide…

  10. Antony's 'Bird' Wins U.K.'s Mercury Prize

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Antony & the Johnsons have won the 2005 Nationwide Mercury Prize, the "album of the year" award for British and Irish acts. Antony's Rough Trade/Secretly Canadian set "I Am a Bird Now" was named t Antony & the Johnsons have won the 2005 Nationwide Mercury…

  11. Crow Gets Orchestrated For Fall Dates

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With a new album due before the month is out, Sheryl Crow is planning a brief U.S. tour shortly after its release. With a new album due before the month is out, Sheryl Crow is planning a brief U.S. tour shortly after its release. The run will open Oct. 16 in Seattle and encompass nine shows…

  12. Elton Talks

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. At the top of every hour the clock in Elton John's dressing room at Caesars Palace breaks wind. And every hour, the farting clock makes John laugh. The British superstar has every reason to smile. His Las Vegas run, in which he alternates…

  13. Music Community's Katrina Aid Continues

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The response of the music community to the needs of those suffering in the wake of Hurricane Katrina continues to grow. The response of the music community to the needs of those suffering in the wake of Hurricane Katrina continues to grow. New initiatives involving Alan Jackson, Juvenile,…

  14. Aid Efforts Halt Tenn. 'Idol' Auditions

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Auditions for "American Idol" scheduled for Monday (Sept. 5) in Memphis have been canceled, with producers citing the extensive Hurricane Katrina relief efforts being coordinated in the city. Auditions for "American Idol" scheduled for Monday (Sept. 5) in Memphis have been…

  15. Casino Exec Testifies In Stewart Case

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The head of casino giant Harrah's Entertainment said yesterday (Aug. 29) that Rod Stewart should return $2 million he was paid for a December 2000 Las Vegas concert he never performed. The head of casino giant Harrah's Entertainment said yesterday (Aug. 29) that Rod Stewart should…

  16. Update: 'Suge' Knight Shot At Miami Party

    August 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was shot in the leg early this morning (Aug. 28) during a party hosted by Grammy-winning hip hop artist Kanye West, police said. Knight, 40, was hospitalized in good con Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was shot in the leg early this morning …

  17. Billboard Bits: Rogue Wave, Brad Mehldau, MTV VMAs

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Rogue Wave, Brad Mehldau, MTV VMAs Rogue Wave looks to expand on the indie success of its 2004 album "Out of the Shadow" with "Descended Like Vultures," due Oct. 25 via Sub Pop. The 11-track set finds group leader Zach Rogue backed by his touring band of multi…

  18. Stewart Appears In Court Over Vegas Cancellation

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rod Stewart appeared in federal court yesterday (Aug. 23) in Las Vegas, saying he was there to "defend my honor" in a breach of contract lawsuit filed by one of the city's resorts. Rod Stewart appeared in federal court yesterday (Aug. 23) in Las Vegas, saying he was there to …

  19. Billboard Bits: MTV VMAs, Jimmy Eat World, Cave In

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV VMAs, Jimmy Eat World, Cave In R. Kelly has signed on to perform at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards, which will be held Sunday (Aug. 28) at American Airlines Arena in Miami. Kelly's maiden VMA performance will augment previously announced appearances by 50 Cent, Coldplay,…

  20. Label-less Radiohead Pressing On With New Album

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead will enter a "proper studio" in an unnamed city today (Aug. 18) to continue work on its seventh studio album, according to a post from frontman Thom Yorke at the "Dead Air Space" section of Radiohead will enter a "proper studio" in an unnamed city today…

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