1. Tunes On TV

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 18-24, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 18 "The View," ABC Featured artist: Frankie J (also scheduled: Suzanne Somers). "Fabulous Life of Snoop Dogg," VH1 Featured artist: Snoop Dogg. "Rock Star: INXS,…

  2. Blunt Scores U.K. Chart Double

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT English singer-songwriter James Blunt was virtually unknown at the beginning of the year. But yesterday (July 17), he completed a remarkable double as his single "You're Beautiful" and album "Back To Atlantic-signed English singer-songwriter James Blunt was virtually…

  3. Hot Product

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Dukes of Hazzard" soundtrack Paging Roscoe P. Coltrane... Led by Jessica Simpson's soon-to-be ubiquitous rendition of Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots are Made for Walkin'," Columbia this week releases the soundtrack to the upcoming film "The Dukes of…

  4. Hot Product

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The compilation "Jermaine Dupri Presents... Young, Fly & Flashy Vol. 1" (Virgin), featuring appearances by Dupri, Bow Wow, Da Brat, T. Waters and Cato. A DVD from rapper Ludacris, "The Red Light District…

  5. This Day in Music

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Radney Foster becomes a new dad. The Arista Austin recording artist and former member of Foster & Lloyd and his wife, Cyndi Hoezle are the parents of baby boy, Jackson Butterfield Fo 2003 - Barry White, the R&B crooner renowned for his deep, erotic baritone,…

  6. This Day in Music

    July 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>The cream of Latin American musical talent converges on Three Mills Island in East London for the Salsa 2000 open-air festival. The large-scale Latin festival is headlined by Ruben Blade 2003 - Celia Cruz dies of a brain tumor at the age of 77. 2002 - 26-year-old…

  7. My Morning Jacket Channels Skynyrd In Crowe Film

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT My Morning Jacket has often drawn comparisons to such southern rock forebears as Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers Band, even if they're rooted more in its members' long-haired, bearded appearanc My Morning Jacket has often drawn comparisons to such southern rock forebears as…

  8. B&E: Raul Midón

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Raul Midón. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Singer-songwriter Raul Midón has already made a big impression on the music industry.…

  9. This Day in Music

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1985 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "A View to a Kill," Duran Duran. It is the first No. 1 hit from a James Bond movie. (Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die" and Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better 2004 - New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane…

  10. Duff Finalizes 'Most Wanted' Track List

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The new songs that will appear on Hilary Duff's upcoming "Most Wanted" collection of remixed and remastered songs have been confirmed. The new songs that will appear on Hilary Duff's upcoming "Most Wanted" collection of remixed and remastered songs have been…

  11. This Day in Music

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Singer/songwriter Jimmy Driftwood dies in Fayetteville, Ark., of a heart attack. He is 91. Driftwood, who was born James Corbett Morris, was best known for writing the Grammy-winning son 2000 - Yusuf Islam, born Stephen Georgiou and formerly known by his stage name…

  12. 2Pac, Elton Begin Third Week At U.K. No. 1

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pac's "Ghetto Gospel" (Interscope) featuring Elton John started a third week at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (July 10). On the album chart, John's colleague on the Twenty First Artists m 2Pac's "Ghetto Gospel" (Interscope) featuring Elton John…

  13. This Day in Music

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Helen Forrest, often called the best of the big band singers, dies of congestive heart failure at the Motion Picture Country Home and Hospital in Woodland Hills. She is 82.<br clear="non 2002 - R&B pioneer Rosco Gordon dies after suffering a hear attack…

  14. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Babyface is honored by the state of Indiana, which renames a 25-mile stretch of federal highway (Interstate Route 65) as "Kenneth Babyface Edmonds Highway." In conjunction with the honor 2004 - A segment of Interstate 85 is declared "The Alan Jackson…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. REMEMBERING LUTHER Dear Fred, I expect many will write about the passing of Luther Vandross this week. A friend just e-mailed me with the miserable news, which must have just broken as the Billboard Web site doesn't mention it yet. I was really…

  16. Rick James Lives Again On Upcoming Album

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tracks that funk legend Rick James was working on before his death last August will form the new album "Rick James Forever," due Aug. 16 via Sanctuary. Tracks that funk legend Rick James was working on before his death last August will form the new album "Rick James Forever,…

  17. Final Live 8 Show Draws 50,000

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After pulling off 10 free multi-artist concerts around the world last Saturday, Bob Geldof staged a final Live 8 concert in Edinburgh yesterday (July 6) in a last-ditch bid to press leaders of the wor After pulling off 10 free multi-artist concerts around the world last Saturday, Bob Geldof…

  18. Terrorist Attacks Force London Concert Cancellations

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Today's (July 7) terrorist bombings in London have forced the cancellation or postponement of a number of concerts in the city. Among the acts that have been affected are R.E.M., Queen + Paul Rodgers, Today's (July 7) terrorist bombings in London have forced the cancellation or…

  19. This Day in Music

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and his financial partner Don Barden announce intentions to build an entertainment Neverneverland in Detroit. The billion-dollar "Majestic Kingdom" woul 2001 - Folk singer/songwriter Fred Neil is found dead at his home in…

  20. Snow Patrol Rides Live 8 Momentum, Polishes New Tunes

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scottish/Irish rock act Snow Patrol is among the acts performing tonight at the last of the 10 Live 8 shows in Edinburgh, having already appeared at the London edition of the event on Saturday. Scottish/Irish rock act Snow Patrol is among the acts performing tonight (July 6) at the last of…

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