1. Amerie Reaches With 'Touch'

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Last December, Amerie and co-manager Lenny Nicholson decided to leak her new song "1 Thing." Some four months later, the pair's gamble is paying off. "[The label] had had the record since last spring," recalls Amerie …

  2. 'The Boss' Bows 'Devils' At No. 1

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen notches his seventh No. 1 album this week as "Devils & Dust" (Columbia) bows on top of The Billboard 200. The set sold 222,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen S Bruce Springsteen notches his seventh No. 1 album this week as "Devils &…

  3. Thompson Plans Album, Box, Live Releases

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Revered singer/songwriter/guitarist Richard Thompson has an impressive slate of releases planned throughout the rest of 2005, including a new studio album, a five-disc box set and several live CDs and Revered singer/songwriter/guitarist Richard Thompson has an impressive slate of releases…

  4. This Day in Music

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made, spring-loaded keyboard on his hand, shattering the bones in his right ring finger during a show in Allentown, Pa. 2002 - Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made, spring-loaded keyboard on…

  5. Timberlake Drafted For 'Shrek 3'

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake will provide the voice for a new character in "Shrek 3," the next sequel to DreamWorks' animated ogre franchise. Justin Timberlake will provide the voice for a new character in "Shrek 3," the next sequel to DreamWorks' animated ogre franchise.…

  6. Sixth Coachella Fest Offers Numerous Highlights

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Performances from some of the world's most popular and influential bands highlighted the sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which concluded last night (May 1) in Indio, Calif. About 50, Performances from some of the world's most popular and influential bands…

  7. HOT R&B/HIP-HOP SONGS

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rnb.jsp 1. SLOW DOWN," BOBBY VALENTINO 2. "Truth Is," Fantasia 3. "Oh," Ciara Featuring Ludacris 4. "1 Thing," Amerie 5. "U Already Know," 112 Featuring Foxy Brown Issue date: May 7, 2005 News Fantasia , Bobby Valentino , Ciara…

  8. This Day in Music

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>A fire damages R&B legend James Brown's office in Augusta, Ga. It turns out to be no accident, as, a week later investigators find a fire accelerant in several locations in the build 2000 - A fire damages R&B legend James Brown's office in Augusta,…

  9. Billboard Bits: Velvet Revolver, Lamb Of God, Mellencamp

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Velvet Revolver, Lamb Of God, Mellencamp Velvet Revolver will join the bill for the final seven dates of this summer's annual Ozzfest tour. The group's first show will be Aug. 23 in Albuquerque, N.M., and it will remain on the bill through the Sept. 4 finale in West Palm…

  10. Profile: A.B. Quintanilla III And Cruz Martinez

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billbaord.com. It's hard to classify A.B. Quintanilla III and Cruz Martínez, because they are involved in so many aspects of the music industry. They are the founders, leaders and the musical drive behind A.B. Quintanilla III & the Kumbia Kings, one of…

  11. CD/DVD Salutes Bluegrass Fest's 30th

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As the Telluride Bluegrass Festival pulls into its 32nd year, Rounder Records is commemorating the annual event's 30th anniversary with separate CD and DVD releases. As the Telluride Bluegrass Festival pulls into its 32nd year, Rounder Records is commemorating the annual event's…

  12. Black Eyed Peas To 'Phunk' It Up On Tour

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas have finalized their summer tour plans, which in addition to headlining dates also include a handful of radio station-sponsored festivals plus three shows opening for Dave Matthews The Black Eyed Peas have finalized their summer tour plans, which in addition to headlining…

  13. 18TunesOnTV

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 25-May 1, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 25 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: John Legend (also scheduled: Felicity Huffman, Maria & Maya Rodale). "Today," NBC Featured artist: Bruce…

  14. Hot Product

    April 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello / Stereolab Elvis And The Stereo "King of America," the 1986 album that saw Elvis Costello ditch the Attractions and turn introspective and even rootsy, is the latest of the artist's catalog titles lined up for reissue via Rhino this week. The set is expanded to…

  15. Yorke, Keating Sing At Fair Trade Vigil

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Thousands of people -- including Radiohead singer Thom Yorke and former Boyzone member Ronan Keating -- held an all-night vigil late this weekend at London's Westminster Abbey to demand a better trade Thousands of people -- including Radiohead singer Thom Yorke and former Boyzone member…

  16. TunesOnTV

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 18-24, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 18 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Il Divo (also scheduled: Simon Cowell, Debbie Travis, Michael Schlow). "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Jimmy Eat World, Ice…

  17. Black Eyed Peas Mean 'Business' On New Album

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT R&B outfit the Black Eyed Peas have set a June 7 release for their next Interscope album, "Monkey Business." The 14-track set sports guest appearances by Justin Timberlake on "My Style," funk lege R&B outfit the Black Eyed Peas have set a June 7 release for their…

  18. 10,000 Lakes, All Good Fests Set Initial Bills

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Minnesota's 10,000 Lakes Festival and West Virginia's All Good Music Festival have each confirmed eclectic performance lineups for their third and ninth annual events, respectively. Minnesota's 10,000 Lakes Festival and West Virginia's All Good Music Festival have each…

  19. This Day in Music

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome. He is 36. Baroni had been in a coma since March 19, following a motorcycle accident in Rome. 2002 - Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome.…

  20. 16TunesOnTV

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 11-18, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 11 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kristin Chenoweth (also scheduled: Floyd Abrams, Shandi Finnessey, Sue Miller). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist…

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