1. Clapton Gets A Lift From Winwood, Mayer

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For "Back Home," his first album of new original material since 2001's "Reptile," Eric Clapton tapped the talents of longtime collaborator Simon Climie, as well as such guests as Steve Winwood, John M For "Back Home," his first album of new original material…

  2. Live 8 Expands With Africa Calling

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Peter Gabriel and Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour are the driving forces behind a Live 8 concert focusing on African musicians. Peter Gabriel and Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour are the driving forces behind a Live 8 concert focusing on African musicians. Under the banner Africa…

  3. Duff's 'Most Wanted' To Boast New Songs

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Although she's only two non-holiday albums into her career, Hilary Duff is readying a best-of set for a late summer release. Although she's only two non-holiday albums into her career, Hilary Duff is readying a best-of set for a late summer release. The singer/actress has recorded…

  4. Testimony Highlights From Michael Jackson Trial

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Key testimony presented by the prosecution and defense in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial. Key testimony presented by prosecutors in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial: -- The accuser, a 15-year-old former cancer patient, said he was twice molested by Jackson at the…

  5. Hot Product

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The debut singles from "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood and runner-up Bo Bice, "Inside Your Heaven" (19 Recordings/RCA). A new album from legendary artist/producer Brian Eno, "Another Day on…

  6. This Day in Music

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Venezuelan salsa star Oscar D'Leon suffers a heart attack during a show on the Caribbean island of Martinique. D'Leon, who turns 60 the following month, is one of the seminal vocalists i 2003 - Venezuelan salsa star Oscar D'Leon suffers a heart attack…

  7. Broken Social Scene, Dears To Remix Stars

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Inspired by the 2004 Super Furry Animals' remix album "Phantom Phorce," indie pop act Stars is moving forward with a similar project involving its recently released third full-length, "Set Yourself on Inspired by the 2004 Super Furry Animals' remix album "Phantom…

  8. Yes, Allman Bros. Plan Live Releases

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock outfits Yes and the Allman Brothers Band are readying vintage live recordings for summer release, although of vastly different scope. Veteran rock outfits Yes and the Allman Brothers Band are readying vintage live recordings for summer release, although of vastly different scope.…

  9. Billboard Bits: Def Jam, Legends Of Jazz, Village Voice

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Def Jam, Legends Of Jazz, Village Voice Reebook and Jay-Z's S. Carter Academy are teaming to offer budding music moguls an internship at Def Jam, where the rapper serves as president. The eight-week program will be based at Def Jam's New York headquarters. Interested parties…

  10. Nickel Creek 'Fires' Up For New Album

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Eclectic bluegrass-influenced outfit Nickel Creek bottles the energy of its acclaimed live shows on "Why Should the Fire Die?," due Aug. 9 via Sugar Hill. The 14-track set was produced by Tony Berg an Eclectic bluegrass-influenced outfit Nickel Creek bottles the energy of its…

  11. Foo Fighters Double The Music

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Try as he might, Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl just can't write a song without a strong melody. "That's the bain of my existence," he says with a laugh. "I'd love to write Motorhead and Slayer songs all day long. I…

  12. Braxton Aims To 'Please' On New Album

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Toni Braxton's first album for Blackground has been christened "Libra" and will be released in September. Toni Braxton's first album for Blackground has been christened "Libra" and will be released in September. The Scott Storch-produced first single, "…

  13. 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…

  14. Hot Product

    June 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay Third Time's A Charm? U.K. rock act Coldplay looks to achieve worldwide dominance on its third studio album, "X&Y," due this week via Capitol. First single "Speed of Sound" has already reached No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. The set will be supported by…

  15. Garth Brooks Splits With Capitol

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a surprising move, Garth Brooks and Capitol Records Nashville have ended their longtime association. Capitol has been Brooks' only label home since his career began in 1989 and together the artist In a surprising move, Garth Brooks and Capitol Records Nashville have ended their…

  16. This Day in Music

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Country stars Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in Buffalo, N.Y. after Chesney rides off on a mounted police officer's horse and McGraw allegedly attacks sheriff's deputies who a 2000 - Country stars Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in…

  17. Velvet Revolver, Chingy Pen 'Fantastic' Tunes

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Velvet Revolver, Chingy, Taking Back Sunday, Joss Stone and Ryan Cabrera have contributed new songs to the "Fantastic Four" soundtrack, due July 5 from Wind-Up. Velvet Revolver, Chingy, Taking Back Sunday, Joss Stone and Ryan Cabrera have contributed new songs to the "Fantastic…

  18. Billboard Bits: 'Decades Rock,' Nada Surf, Foo Fighters

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Decades Rock,' Nada Surf, Foo Fighters VH1 Classic and World Productions have created "Decades Rock Live," a new live concert series featuring rock and soul artists who have influenced popular music over the past 50 years. The show will debut in September on VH1…

  19. 23TunesOnTV

    May 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 30-June 5, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 30 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Antigone Rising (also scheduled: Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively). "The View," ABC Featured artist: Ben Folds (also scheduled: Christina…

  20. Hot Product

    May 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from electronica purveyor Kieran Hebden's Four Tet, "Everything Ecstatic" (Domino). New albums from hotly tipped U.K. rock acts Maximo Park ("A Certain Trigger," Warp) and the Dead 60&…

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