1. Bice Eyeing Fall Release For Debut Album

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fourth-season "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice is anticipating a fall release for his 19 Recordings/RCA debut solo album. Fourth-season "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice is anticipating a fall release for his 19 Recordings/RCA debut solo album. "We're still in…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. HOW MUCH 'HEAVEN'? Hello Fred, I have followed your column and Billboard charts for years and have [watched] three "American Idol" winners debut at No. 1. My question to you is how many singles does someone have to sell in order to…

  3. CHART BEAT

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Bo Bice, Elton John, Mary Mary, Chris Hillman, A&M and more. BO CLOCKS IN AT NO. 1: There's good news and bad news for fourth season "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice, but it all adds up to a lot of chart news as his debut…

  4. Carey Rebound Keeps Bice From Hot 100 No. 1

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT He may have the top-selling single in the United States, but "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice came up short in the overall race for No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100. Bice has to settle for a No. 2 Hot 10 He may have the top-selling single in the United States, but "American…

  5. Audioslave Heading Home For Studio Time, Fall Tour

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT At the conclusion of its ongoing European tour, rock quartet Audioslave plans to make a quick return to the studio and begin preparing for an extensive fall tour of North America. The group's second I At the conclusion of its ongoing European tour, rock quartet Audioslave plans to make a…

  6. B&E: Dark New Day

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Dark New Day. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Although new to the modern rock scene, Dark New Day already has a past. Its members…

  7. Flaming Lips Round Up Videos For DVD

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Flaming Lips have gathered 19 music videos for the DVD "VOID (Video Overview in Deceleration)," due Aug. 23 via Warner Bros. The Flaming Lips have gathered 19 music videos for the DVD "VOID (Video Overview in Deceleration)," due Aug. 23 via Warner Bros. While heavy on…

  8. Ask Billboard

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan and more. GET LOST? Keith, I have two album-sales questions I was hoping you could answer. First, I've noticed that Jennifer Lopez's "Get Right" mysteriously faded relatively pretty…

  9. Starbucks Nabs Exclusive Dylan Live Album

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks has nabbed the exclusive first rights to sell "Bob Dylan: Live at the Gaslight 1962," an album of newly restored live recordings culled from Dylan's performances at the New York cafe. Starbucks has nabbed the exclusive first rights to sell "Bob Dylan: Live at the…

  10. Will Smith Urges Rappers To Be Role Models

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Will Smith has one big introduction to make at tonight's (June 28) BET Awards in Los Angeles: Gangster rappers, meet the rest of the world. Will Smith has one big introduction to make at tonight's (June 28) BET Awards in Los Angeles: Gangster rappers, meet the rest of the world.…

  11. Pajo Rocks Quietly On New Album

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie rock institution David Pajo (Slint, Tortoise, Papa M) unveils a new project under his last name this week via Drag City. The set was inspired by the artist's move from Louisville to New York, wh Indie rock institution David Pajo (Slint, Tortoise, Papa M) unveils a new project under…

  12. Brown, Houston Ready To Join Reality TV Ranks

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT TV viewers have peeked into the lives of Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey and Britney Spears and Kevin Federline. TV viewers have peeked into the lives of Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey and Britney Spears and Kevin Federline. Now another celebrity couple is about to take the reality show…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. WONDER MAKES ANDY WONDER Dear Fred, I just heard Alicia Keys' remix of "Karma" (the one which samples heavily from Stevie Wonder's "Superstition"), and that made me wonder: About three years ago, chart policy regarding…

  14. Kings Of Leon To Keep Touring 'Heartbreak'

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Four months after the release of its sophomore RCA album, "Aha Shake Heartbreak," the members of Kings Of Leon are already hard at work on its follow-up, turning downtime while touring into creative i Four months after the release of its sophomore RCA album, "Aha Shake…

  15. Sweet Success For Sugarland

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Eight months after the release of debut CD "Twice the Speed of Life," Sugarland's career is living up to its album title. The record has shown a steady build on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, where it has spent the last…

  16. Billboard Bits: 'Rize,' The Go! Team, Live 8

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Rize,' The Go! Team, Live 8 "Forget commercial hip-hop -- people are ready for something different." So says Tone Talauega, a co-producer with his brother Richmond of "Rize," a feature documentary about a burgeoning dance style known as krumping. The…

  17. Coheed Embracing Inner Prog On 'Good Apollo'

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pigeonholed by some listeners as emo after its 2004 disc "In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3," prog rock act Coheed & Cambria hopes to distance itself from the pack with the Sept. 20 Columbia r Pigeonholed by some listeners as emo after its 2004 disc "In Keeping Secrets…

  18. 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…

  19. Zappa Sons Paying Tribute To Dad On Tour

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After Frank Zappa's passing in 1993, many fans figured they'd never hear any of the iconic rocker's selections performed live on stage again. After Frank Zappa's passing in 1993, many fans figured they'd never hear any of the iconic rocker's selections performed…

  20. Ex-Detective Testifies In B.I.G. Case

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A retired police detective testified yesterday (June 23) that he was shocked when a prison cellmate of Marion "Suge" Knight said the Death Row Records founder had confessed to the slaying of Notorious A retired police detective testified yesterday (June 23) that he was shocked when…

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