1. Producer Terry Melcher Dies At 62

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Terry Melcher, a producer, composer and songwriter who helped shape the '60s-era California sound, died Friday at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home after a long battle with cancer. He was 62. Terry Melcher, a producer, composer and songwriter who helped shape the '60s-era California…

  2. TunesOnTV

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 22-28, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 22 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kenny Chesney (also scheduled: Jerry Seinfeld). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Fantasia Barrino (also…

  3. 47TunesOnTV

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 15-21, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 15 "106 & Park," BET Featured artist: Destiny's Child. "Green Day Makes a Video," MTV2 Featured artist: Green Day ("Boulevard of Broken Dreams"). …

  4. 45TunesOnTV

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 1-7, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 1 "The Jane Pauley Show," Syndicated Featured artist: John Mellencamp. "Las Vegas," NBC Featured artist: Black Eyed Peas. "BET Concert Special: Live From Paradise,…

  5. Mavis Prevails With A Little 'Faith'

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The gospel market has been flooded with music by newer acts this year, but one of the most intriguing releases is by a veteran artist who remains in peak form. Mavis Staples' Alligator Records release, "Have a Little Faith," is…

  6. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Oct. 18-24)

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Oct. 18-24, 2004). REMEMBERING BROTHER RAY: There was none like him and that's why an impressive selection of artists turned out to pay him tribute recently in Los Angeles. The result is the CBS special "Genius: A Night for Ray…

  7. Tunes On TV

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 18-24, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 18 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artists: Jane Monheit, Michael Buble (also scheduled: Jimmy Carter). "Live with Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist:…

  8. Antics

    October 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recalling that early-'80s moment when rock fans decided disco didn't suck after all, Interpol cherishes rhythm and guitars equally. Recalling that early-'80s moment when rock fans decided disco didn't suck after all, Interpol cherishes rhythm and guitars equally. On its…

  9. Kanye West, Lil Jon Top Source Awards

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West and Lil Jon each took home three prizes from yesterday's (Oct. 10) Source Hip-Hop Music Awards in Miami. The show, held at the city's James L. Knight Center, was taped for Nov. 30 broadcast Kanye West and Lil Jon each took home three prizes from yesterday's (Oct. 10)…

  10. Wedren Dances Again With Baby

    October 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As the vocalist/guitarist for late, great rock act Shudder To Think, Craig Wedren gave life to some of the most original, bizarre and inspiring post-punk music of the 1990s. As the vocalist/guitarist for late, great rock act Shudder To Think, Craig Wedren gave life to some of the most…

  11. The Dana Owens Album

    October 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On paper, rap icon Queen Latifah's first full-length album as a singer might seem incongruous—especially since the soul, blues and pop tunes she emotes are a far cry from her seminal 1989 album On paper, rap icon Queen Latifah's first full-length album as a singer might seem…

  12. Dummy

    October 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Still flying under the pop radar after 35 years of rollick and mischief, NRBQ delivers "Dummy," a raw rocking album of 13 tunes bred from spontaneity, humor and good-times gusto. Still flying under the pop radar after 35 years of rollick and mischief, NRBQ delivers "Dummy,"…

  13. Billboard Bits: Love, ATP, Cullum/Charles

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Courtney Love, ATP, Cullum/Charles Despite ongoing legal and financial woes, Courtney Love is finally mounting a short tour with her all-girl backing band, the Chelsea. The five-date California swing begins Oct. 24 in San Diego and will proceed to San Francisco (Oct. 26), Santa Cruz …

  14. Charles Earns First Platinum RIAA Award

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After nearly 60 years of recording, Ray Charles posthumously earned the first platinum award of his career with "Genius Loves Company" (Concord) via September certifications by the Recording Industry After nearly 60 years of recording, Ray Charles posthumously earned the first…

  15. A Hangover You Don't Deserve

    October 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bowling for Soup has carved a musical niche somewhere in between Blink-182 and "Weird Al" Yankovic. Bowling for Soup has carved a musical niche somewhere in between Blink-182 and "Weird Al" Yankovic. Armed with bubblegum riffs, goofy lyrics and a love of old-school heavy…

  16. Stone Plumbs The Depths Of Her 'Soul'

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com "The next big thing." It's a phrase that Joss Stone has heard quite a few times during the past year. Since S-Curve Records released the British singer's "The Soul Sessions," an EP of classic soul covers, in 2003, the…

  17. N.J. 'Light Of Day' Benefit Expands

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For its fifth installment, the New Jersey-based Light of Day Foundation's annual concert benefit has expanded to three nights of music. For its fifth installment, the New Jersey-based Light of Day Foundation 's annual concert benefit has expanded to three nights of music. Already on…

  18. Secret Machines Working Out New Tunes On Tour

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite the fact the majority of the next set is ostensibly written, singer/bassist/keyboardist Brandon Curtis stresses its musical direction remains elusive. Hotly tipped rock act the Secret Machines will take advantage of its upcoming North American tour with Interpol to perfect some of the…

  19. Hendrix's Brother Denied Royalties

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Seattle judge on Friday upheld a will excluding the brother of late guitar legend Jimi Hendrix from the musician's posthumous releases, royalties and merchandise. A Seattle judge on Friday upheld a will excluding the brother of late guitar legend Jimi Hendrix from the musician's…

  20. 40TunesOnTV

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 27 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Patti Scialfa (also scheduled: Lauren Graham, Peter Boyle). "VH1 All Access: When Stars Get Scammed,"…

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