Update: Streisand, Diamond Not Planning Tour

Update: Streisand, Diamond Not Planning Tour

Industry speculation that Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand would embark on a co-headlining tour in 2005 appears to be incorrect, according to a Diamond spokesperson. While no details are finalized, an earlier version of this story reported industry talk was heating up regarding Streisand and Diamond hitting the road.
B&E: Citizen Cope, Utada

B&E: Citizen Cope, Utada

Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Citizen Cope and Utada.
Ask Billboard

Ask Billboard

Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Rod Stewart, Pet Shop Boys and Chynna Phillips.
Strait's '50 Number 1s' Bows At No. 1

Strait's '50 Number 1s' Bows At No. 1

Due to a reporting error from a mass merchant, Nielsen SoundScan has reprocessed The Billboard 200, reversing the order of the top two titles from the chart reported earlier today (Oct. 13). George Strait's "50 Number Ones" is now No. 1 with 343,000 copies sold, while Usher's "Confessions" is No. 2 with 336,000.
Stone, Krall, Bocelli Set For Nobel Concert

Stone, Krall, Bocelli Set For Nobel Concert

Joss Stone, Andrea Bocelli, Diana Krall, Cyndi Lauper, Patti Labelle and several Norwegian artists are confirmed to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, to be held Dec. 11 in Oslo.
Spector Lawyers Want Transcripts Secret

Spector Lawyers Want Transcripts Secret

Lawyers for rock'n'roll producer Phil Spector tried yesterday (Oct. 12) to seal from public view the transcript of grand jury testimony that led to him being charged with murdering a B-movie actress.

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