1. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting four of the five counts brought against the singer. 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former…

  2. Billboard Bits: Streisand/Gibb, Alter Bridge, Pennywise

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Streisand/Gibb, Alter Bridge, Pennywise Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb are back in the studio working on a possible successor to "Guilty" to herald the 25th anniversary of that fruitful collaboration, Billboard has learned. The album, which has been certified quintuple…

  3. Disputes Fracturing Motown's Funk Brothers

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Three years removed from the award-winning DVD "Standing in the Shadows of Motown," which finally brought to light the contributions of the legendary label's crack team of studio musicians, the Funk B Three years removed from the award-winning DVD "Standing in the Shadows…

  4. Jerry Lee Tearing It Up With Rock Legends

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock legend Jerry Lee Lewis has drafted some of the biggest names in rock for his first new studio album since 1995. Rock legend Jerry Lee Lewis has drafted some of the biggest names in rock for his first new studio album since 1995. According to his manager Jimmy Ripp, the as-yet-untitled…

  5. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Mario, Gwen Stefani, Postal Service, Green Day and Ray Charles. ENDLESS 'LOVE': Mario's "Let Me Love You" (3rd Street/J) isn't ready to give up. The song is No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 for the ninth week…

  6. Twain To Develop Fragrance With Stetson

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Shania Twain is the latest music superstar to toss her scent into the fragrance market. Shania Twain is the latest music superstar to toss her scent into the fragrance market. The Canadian country pop singer has entered into an exclusive agreement with Stetson Fragrances to develop and market…

  7. Billboard Bits: Death Cab, 'Friends & Lovers,' Nirvana

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Death Cab For Cutie, 'Friends & Lovers,' Nirvana Death Cab For Cutie will offer its final release on longtime indie home Barsuk Records next month, in the form of the seven-track live set "The John Byrd EP." The collection was recorded during the band's…

  8. AC/DC Polishes 'Family Jewels'

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST AC/DC has rounded up gems from its TV and live performance archives for the DVD "Family Jewels," due March 29 in North America via Epic. The double-disc set unearths the Australian rock combo's first AC/DC has rounded up gems from its TV and live performance archives for the…

  9. Jayhawks' Olson, Louris Fly Again

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock'n'roll reunion tours come in many shapes, whether it's the classic rock band cashing in on decades-old nostalgia, or indie-rock darlings tromping though the clubs trying to recover a spark of the Rock'n'roll reunion tours come in many shapes, whether it's…

  10. B&E: Tyler Hilton

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Tyler Hilton. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. A whirlwind of recent television exposure swirls rumpled singer/songwriter Tyler…

  11. Random House Sues P. Diddy Over Advance

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Random House Inc. is suing Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, alleging that the hip-hop mogul did not pay back a $300,000 advance for a memoir he never completed. Random House Inc. is suing Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, alleging that the hip-hop mogul did not pay back a $300,000 advance for…

  12. Coldplay Album Shifting To Late Spring

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Coldplay's as-yet-untitled third studio album is now likely for a June release as the band continues to tweak the final product. As previously reported, initial sessions for the album with producer Ke Coldplay's as-yet-untitled third studio album is likely to see a June release as…

  13. Brazilian Girls Hit The Road

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Already a staple on New York's live music scene, Brazilian Girls are taking their sexy, globe-trotting act on tour. Already a staple on New York's live music scene, Brazilian Girls are taking their sexy, globe-trotting act on tour. After playing a handful of dates, including a…

  14. Basement Jaxx Seeking U.S. Label

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Basement Jaxx -- who picked up their first Grammy Award Sunday night for best electronic/dance album for "Kish Kash" (XL Recordings/Astralwerks) -- are now without a U.S. label. Basement Jaxx -- who picked up their first Grammy Award Sunday night for best electronic/dance album for …

  15. Amos Expresses Herself With New Album, Book

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST A version of a Tori Amos feature that appears in the Feb. 19 issue of Billboard, expanded and modified for Billboard.com. At midlife, Tori Amos understands that she cannot rule life's tidal shifts, only navigate them," Ann Powers writes near the end of the new book "Tori Amos:…

  16. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Feb. 14-20, 2005).

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Feb. 14-20, 2005). TOTALLY TORI: With new album ("The Beekeeper," Epic, Feb. 22) and book ("Tori Amos: Piece By Piece" co-written with Ann Powers," Broadway, Feb. 8), Tori Amos is a busy woman. This week begins a…

  17. Billboard Goes Backstage At The Grammys

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Notes from backstage at last night's (Feb. 13) 47th annual Grammy Awards ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Notes from backstage at last night's (Feb. 13) 47th annual Grammy Awards ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Kanye West said it was "scary"…

  18. Charles Tops Grammys With Eight Trophies

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Even in death, Ray Charles was a force to be reckoned with at the 47th annual Grammy Awards last night (Feb. 13) in Los Angeles. Charles won eight Grammys stemming from his final release, "Genius Love Even in death, Ray Charles was a force to be reckoned with at the 47th annual Grammy…

  19. Womack's Back, And Back To Her Roots

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After a three-year break between albums, Lee Ann Womack is back with a new set that has Music Row buzzing. Returning full circle to her country roots, "There's More Where That Came From" (due Feb. 8 from MCA Nashville) showcases…

  20. Hot Product

    February 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. R.E.M. Revisited Reissues of R.E.M.'s nine albums for Warner Bros. arrive this week via Rhino in newly created CD/DVD editions. The initiative encompasses the studio albums "Green," "Out of Time," "Automatic for the People," "Monster," "…

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