1. Drive Thru, Doghouse Prep Dylan Tributes

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jason Mraz, Something Corporate, James Blunt, Steel Train, the Format and former Catatonia vocalist Cerys Matthews are among the artists that have recorded tracks for "Listen to Bob Dylan," a double-d Jason Mraz, Something Corporate, James Blunt, Steel Train, the Format and former…

  2. TunesOnTV

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 4-10, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 4 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Earth, Wind & Fire (also scheduled: Julian McMahon). "PJ Harvey: Eurockeennes of Belfort Festival," Showtime Next Featured artist: PJ…

  3. Franz Ferdinand Finds Its Edge On New Album

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Franz Ferdinand is about a week away from locking down the track list for its sophomore album, which will be released Oct. 4 by Domino/Epic. "We haven't decided on a running order yet," lead singer Al Franz Ferdinand is about a week away from locking down the track list for its…

  4. Kanye Leads BET Awards Winners

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West emerged a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards last night (June 28), picking up statuettes for best male hip-hop artist and video of the year for "Jesus Walks." Kanye West emerged a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards last night (June 28), picking up statuettes for best…

  5. 27TunesOnTV

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 27-July 3, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 27 "Eminem's Making the Ass," |MTV2 Featured artist: Eminem ("Ass Like That"). "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Billy Corgan. "VH1 All…

  6. Mayer In A Trio Mood On New Album, Tour

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT John Mayer's new trio, which features drummer Steve Jordan and bassist Pino Palladino, will begin a club tour Sept. 6 in San Francisco. A live album will follow in December. "I would feel like I'm not To John Mayer's way of thinking, it would be just plain wrong not to…

  7. Billboard Bits: Thrice, Pat Boone, Devendra Banhart

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Thrice, Pat Boone, Devendra Banhart California rock act Thrice will release its forth album, "Vheissu," in September via Island Def Jam. The set was recorded at Bearsville Studios in upstate New York with producer Steve Osborne (U2, Doves). "I feel like we really…

  8. Leela, At Long Last

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Tina Turner meets James Brown. That's the indelible image one gets after watching Leela James perform. Belying her petite frame -- topped by a mountain of hair -- and a high-pitched speaking voice hovering somewhere between cartoon icon…

  9. TunesOnTV

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 20-26, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 20 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Dierks Bentley (also scheduled: Chad Lowe, Vaughn Catuzzi Lohec, Dara Catuzzi Near). "Today," NBC Featured artists: Bo…

  10. Soul Asylum Co-Founder Mueller Dies

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the Minneapolis-based rock act Soul Asylum, died Friday at his home, according to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune. He was 41. Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the Minneapolis-based rock act Soul Asylum, died Friday at his home,…

  11. Smooth Jazz Drives E Street's Federici

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With Bruce Springsteen devoting his energies to a solo album and tour, his E Street Band keyboardist is striking out on his own. With Bruce Springsteen devoting his energies to a solo album and tour, his E Street Band keyboardist is striking out on his own. A sideman for the Boss for more…

  12. CHART BEAT

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Paul Anka, Carrie Underwood, Ryan Cabrera and Rob Thomas. HIS BIG 45: Just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of his debut on the Billboard album chart, Paul Anka returns to the survey after an absence of almost 22 years. "Rock…

  13. Film Rights Secured For Buckley Biography

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A script currently making the rounds in Hollywood could further ignite interest in a pair of musicians, father and son, whose posthumous reputations have remained durable. A script currently making the rounds in Hollywood could further ignite interest in a pair of musicians, father and son,…

  14. Keith Graduates With Honors From 'Honkytonk U'

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The following interview with Toby Keith is excerpted from a Billboard Stars special feature that appears in the June 18, 2005, issue of the magazine. The 17-page special section dissects his success, from his chart history, creative success and…

  15. TunesOnTV

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 13-19, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 13 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Alanis Morissette (also scheduled: Will Ferrell). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artists: Akon, Kristin…

  16. Amos Plans 'Summer Of Sin' In North America

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT About a month after completing a European tour, Tori Amos will return to North America for a summer outing. About a month after completing a European tour, Tori Amos will return to North America for a summer outing. Although it was expected she'd add a band for her Summer of Sin dates,…

  17. Backstreet Boys Offering Free Tour Tickets

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Music Group is teaming with the Backstreet Boys and AOL Music to offer two-for-one tickets for the group's summer amphitheater tour. Clear Channel Music Group is teaming with the Backstreet Boys and AOL Music to offer two-for-one tickets for the group's summer…

  18. Rhino Boxes Up '90s Favorites

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade less than six years in the rearview mirror. Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade…

  19. Jett, Chingy Lead 'Run Hit Wonder' Bill

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rocker Joan Jett, rapper Chingy and modern rock act Fountains Of Wayne are among the acts slated to take part in the third Nike Run Hit Wonder tour. Veteran rocker Joan Jett, rapper Chingy and modern rock act Fountains Of Wayne are among the acts slated to take part in the third Nike…

  20. TunesOnTV

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 6-12, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 6 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Ciara (also scheduled: guest co-host Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Close, Miss Universe). "The View," ABC Featured…

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