1. Van Zandt Taking 'Underground Garage' To TV

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT E Street band guitarist Little Steven Van Zandt's Underground Garage radio show has become a big hit, having branched out to 130 stations in 190 markets nationwide. But it may soon be coming to a new E Street band guitarist Little Steven Van Zandt's Underground Garage radio show has…

  2. Top Acts Sign On For VH1 Hip-Hop Honors

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Some of the biggest names of hip-hop past and present will be on hand for the second VH1 Hip-Hop Honors, to be broadcast on the music channel Sept. 26 from New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Some of the biggest names of hip-hop past and present will be on hand for the second VH1 Hip-Hop…

  3. This Day in Music

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>It is announced that Oasis founding member Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs has decided to leave the band. Less than three weeks later, Paul McGuigan, the Oasis bassist known as "Guigsy," hands i 2002 - Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the…

  4. Sire Celebrates 40th With Four-Disc Set

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With its 40th anniversary looming in 2006, Sire Records will be celebrated this fall with a four-disc boxed set. Due Sept. 13 via Sire/Rhino, "Just Say Sire: The Sire Records Story" rounds up 61 track With its 40th anniversary looming in 2006, Sire Records will be celebrated this…

  5. Ask Billboard

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, Blondie and more. FAVORITES Hey Keith, I've recently been wondering about a couple artists that have, for the most part, gone unnoticed with the mainstream media. Specifically, I would like to know how much…

  6. ASK BILLBOARD

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jessica Or Ashlee? Blondie Or Nellie We've Got Answers! /bb/ask/index.jsp News Jessica Or Ashlee …

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. THE WAY WE WERE Dear Fred, Comparing and ranking today's music with those [songs] in the real rock era (1955-1990) is not just. Chart methodology has changed a lot since 1991. Due to new chart formulas, songs have stayed at No. 1 far longer than…

  8. MMJ, Elton, Petty Head 'Elizabethtown' Soundtrack

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Although the full track list has not been finalized, My Morning Jacket, Elton John, Tom Petty and Ryan Adams are confirmed to appear on the "Elizabethtown" soundtrack. Although the full track list has not been finalized, My Morning Jacket, Elton John, Tom Petty and Ryan Adams are…

  9. Blunt Remains Strong On U.K. Charts

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT English singer/songwriter James Blunt continues to have the British sales charts in a stranglehold, starting a fifth week atop the album survey yesterday (Aug. 7) with "Back to Bedlam" and a fourth on English singer/songwriter James Blunt continues to have the British sales charts…

  10. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Indian students stage a Peace Festival in Mumbai for the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing to protest their country's recent nuclear weapons testing. Peace Together 98, on the campus 2004 - Funk legend Rick James is found dead at 9:45 a.m. PT at his Los…

  11. Sharp's New Tack

    August 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Kevin Sharp came out of the gate swinging. His debut album on 143/Asylum Records, released in 1996, went gold. The first three of his six charting singles went top 5, including "Nobody Knows," which spent four weeks at No. 1 on the…

  12. CHART BEAT

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mariah Carey, Gretchen Wilson, Bellamy Brothers, Josh Gracin, Babyface, Natasha Bedingfield, Sugarland, the Rolling Stones and more. DOUBLE DIGITS: Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" (Island) is on top of the Billboard Hot 100…

  13. Emmylou To Join Neil In Nashville

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young will be joined at his upcoming stand at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium by Emmylou Harris, Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns, the Fisk University Jubilee Singers and Carl Gorodetsky and the N Neil Young will be joined at his upcoming stand at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium by…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>At the request of NASA, Diamond Rio hosts a 30th anniversary bash for the Kennedy Space Center. The group performs in the Rocket Garden area of the Visitor Center.<br clear="none"/><br c 2004 - Legendary Southern Rock figure Lacy Van Zant dies at…

  15. Ask Billboard

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about DMX, Jasmine Trias and more. AND WHEN WILL THERE BE (DM)X? Dear Keith, DMX was supposed to release his new album "Here We Go Again" on June 28, but that date has come and gone. Any word on a new release date for the album? Thanks…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Gilles Thibault, who co-penned the hit "Comme D'Habitude," which Paul Anka adapted to English as "My Way," dies in Paris of unknown causes. He is 72.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - A van driven by…

  17. Bedingfield Preps Her U.S. Debut

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When Natasha Bedingfield says she is ready for her U.S. close-up, she is not kidding. After selling 1.5 million copies of her 2004 debut album, "Unwritten," internationally, according to Sony BMG, she has her eyes set firmly on America.…

  18. Blunt Rules U.K. Charts Again

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT James Blunt's supremacy on the U.K. charts continued yesterday (July 31), as the Atlantic-signed singer/songwriter's "You're Beautiful" single started a third week at No. 1 and "Back To Bedlam" began James Blunt's supremacy on the U.K. charts continued…

  19. This Day in Music

    July 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1978 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Miss You," The Rolling Stones. The song is the band's eighth No. 1 single.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1995 - Selling 331,000 copies, Selena's "Dreaming of You," her first…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. ED NOTE: Although usually updated on Fridays, due to unforseen circumstances, a new "Chart Beat Chat" will be appear in this space on Monday (Aug. 8). OH! CAROLE Hi Fred, I enjoyed reading your interesting comments about Carole King recently…

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