1. New Robbie Williams Album Due In October

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI has set British pop star Robbie Williams' sixth solo album, "Intensive Care," for an Oct. 24 release in Europe. EMI has set British pop star Robbie Williams' sixth solo album, "Intensive Care," for an Oct. 24 release in Europe. The first single, "…

  2. R&B, Jazz Acts Salute 'Charlie Brown Christmas'

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Vanessa Williams, Toni Braxton, Brian McKnight and Chaka Khan have all lent their talents to an upcoming "A Charlie Brown Christmas" tribute album. Vanessa Williams, Toni Braxton, Brian McKnight and Chaka Khan have all lent their talents to an upcoming "A Charlie Brown…

  3. This Day in Music

    August 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Alan Jackson headlines Brazil's largest rodeo, the Barreto Rodeo. The 10-day event draws almost 2 million people, and Jackson plays before a crowd of 50,000.<br clear="none"/><br clear=" 2003 - Utterly unique, 6'5", 300-pound…

  4. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Blues Traveler bassist Bobby Sheehan is found dead in bed at his New Orleans home. Sheehan, who had recently begun work on a solo project, is 31.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - The Occupational Safety and Health…

  5. Young Debuts 'Prairie Wind' In Nashville

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young debuted material from his panoramic "Prairie Wind" album to an appreciative audience last night (Aug. 18) at the first of two shows at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium. The set is due Neil Young debuted material from his panoramic "Prairie Wind" album…

  6. Yearwood Returns With New Album, Tour

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Save for a handful of one-off performances and appearances, Trisha Yearwood has not been on the road in three years. Save for a handful of one-off performances and appearances, Trisha Yearwood has not been on the road in three years. That will change this fall with a 27-date tour that will…

  7. Paisley's 'Time' Has Come

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When it comes to country music concerts, cowboy hats are usually the headgear of choice. However, lately when Brad Paisley looks out from the stage, he sees a lot of lampshades -- thanks to his hit single "Alcohol." Fans have…

  8. Windham Hill Celebrates 'Night Before' Xmas

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Windham Hill will release its latest seasonal compilation, "The Night Before Christmas," on Oct. 4. Windham Hill will release its latest seasonal compilation, "The Night Before Christmas," on Oct. 4. The 14-track set features new recordings from such enduring label acts as…

  9. B&E: Luke Stricklin

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Luke Stricklin. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. While serving in Iraq, National Guardsman Luke Stricklin wrote and recorded a…

  10. This Day in Music

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1987 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Who's That Girl," Madonna. It is the title song of Madonna's third film.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1998 - Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Indie label Tony Nicole Tony Records files suit against Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS for alleged intentional interference with KISS drummer Peter Criss' contract with the label. 2002 - In a Nashville courtroom, country singer Deana Carter avoids jail…

  12. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>In an unprecedented show of popularity, popsters Backstreet Boys sell all 765,000 tickets for their North American tour in just one day, generating an estimated $30 million. Tickets for 2004 - Jam-band juggernaut Phish begins its two-day Coventry festival. It the…

  13. Van Halen's Orioles Suit To Go To Trial

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A breach-of-contract lawsuit brought by Van Halen against the Baltimore Orioles seeking at least $2 million from a failed concert deal will go to trial, a lawyer for the rock band said. A breach-of-contract lawsuit brought by Van Halen against the Baltimore Orioles seeking at least $2 million…

  14. Cullum's 'Catching Tales' Coming This Fall

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The sophomore album from singer/songwriter/pianist Jamie Cullum has been scheduled for a Sept. 26 U.K. release via UCJ and an Oct. 11 U.S. release by Verve Forecast. The sophomore album from singer/songwriter/pianist Jamie Cullum has been scheduled for a Sept. 26 U.K. release via UCJ and an…

  15. R&B Stars Look Back With 'Roll Bounce'

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New tracks from Brooke Valentine, Beyonce, Keith Sweat and a collaboration by Ray J and R. Kelly will lead the soundtrack for upcoming film "Roll Bounce," Billboard.com has learned. Due Sept. 20 via M New tracks from Brooke Valentine, Beyonc#&233;, Keith Sweat and a…

  16. Posies' Auer Making Plans For 'Demise'

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jon Auer has had a busy year. He's currently touring Europe as co-frontman of the Posies, whose first album in seven years... Jon Auer has had a busy year. He's currently touring Europe as co-frontman of the Posies, whose first album in seven years was released in June . And as…

  17. This Day in Music

    August 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The 7-year-old son of Grammy-winning producer Bill Bottrell falls to his death from a cliff on the Mendocino County coast in Northern California. Bottrell's son, William, wanders away la 2001 - Guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies in Nashville of natural…

  18. Billboard Bits: Kids' Day, Mudhoney, iTunes Japan

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, Mudhoney, iTunes Japan Jesse McCartney, the Click Five and Rihanna will perform later this month at the 2005 Arthur Ashe Kids' Day as part of the US Open tennis tournament. The event will be held Aug. 27 at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing,…

  19. Destiny's Child Prepping DVD, Hits Set

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Even though Destiny's Child is calling it quits in September at the end of its current "Destiny Fulfilled ... And Lovin' It" tour, group member Kelly Rowland tells Billboard.com the R&B trio still Even though Destiny's Child is calling it quits in September at the…

  20. Harper, Leo, Donnas Salute 'Rubber Soul'

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ben Harper, Ted Leo, the Fiery Furnaces, the Donnas, Dar Williams and Sufjan Stevens are among the artists confirmed to appear on a song-by-song tribute to the Beatles' "Rubber Soul." Ben Harper, Ted Leo, the Fiery Furnaces, the Donnas, Dar Williams and Sufjan Stevens are among…

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