Legacy Tells 'The Story Of The Blues'

Legacy Tells 'The Story Of The Blues'

Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre.
Beasties Question U.S., Chinese Regimes

Beasties Question U.S., Chinese Regimes

When the Beastie Boys traveled to Taipei, Taiwan, for an April 20 Tibetan Freedom Concert, they found themselves advocating their old cause in a unique political middle ground between the U.S. and China.
50 Cent Posts 'Club,' 'Questions' On Top

50 Cent Posts 'Club,' 'Questions' On Top

50 Cent's reign on the Billboard major charts continues. His long-running hit "In Da Club" hangs onto the No. 1 post on the Hot 100 for a ninth week, while his latest, "21 Questions," moves into the pole position on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks tally and the Hot Rap Tracks chart. 50's domination relegates Sean Paul's "Get Busy" to No. 2 on all three charts.
Dixie Chicks Speak Out On ABC

Dixie Chicks Speak Out On ABC

The Dixie Chicks, who saw sales plummet and fans smash their CDs after singer Natalie Maines told a London audience she was "ashamed" President Bush hails from Texas, say they fear for their lives amid a backlash that has gone "out of control."
P-Funk Family Celebrates 'Six Degrees'

P-Funk Family Celebrates 'Six Degrees'

Epic/Legacy will on May 13 release a 15-track compilation that collects songs from George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars, as well as a number of artists who worked with Clinton, including Bootsy Collins, Walter "Junie" Morrison, Jerome Brailey's Mutiny, and Micro Wave.
Ask Billboard

Ask Billboard

Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about LL Cool J, Mariah Carey, and Elvis Presley, and clarifies a previous question about Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini.
Clarkson Becomes A No. 1 'Idol' Again

Clarkson Becomes A No. 1 'Idol' Again

"Thankful," the debut album from "American Idol" first season winner Kelly Clarkson, outsold new releases from 50 Cent, Fleetwood Mac, and Darryl Worley to bow on top of The Billboard 200. The RCA set sold 297,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. While it's Clarkson's first album, the singer is no stranger to the summit of Billboard's charts, as her single "A Moment Like This" topped the Hot 100 last year, and has sold 617,000 copies to date.
Cheap Trick Offers Something 'Special'

Cheap Trick Offers Something 'Special'

Veteran rock act Cheap Trick will release its first new studio album since 1997, "Special One," on July 8. The set will be issued through the band's own Cheap Trick Unlimited label in conjunction with a new licensing deal with BIG3 Records. The agreement also includes the rights to the band's albums "Cheap Trick II," "In Color," "Woke Up With a Monster," "Silver," and "Music for Hangovers."
Chicks Chat With ABC, Get Boost From Bruce

Chicks Chat With ABC, Get Boost From Bruce

The Dixie Chicks will be interviewed tomorrow (April 24) on ABC's "Primetime Thursday" to discuss the rash of negative publicity they have endured in the wake of a negative comment lead singer Natalie Maines made regarding President Bush. Hosted by Diane Sawyer, the program will air at 10 p.m. ET.

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