1. Hot Product

    March 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: R&B quartet 112's "Pleasure & Pain" (Def Soul/Def Jam) Former Toad The Wet Sprocket frontman Glen Phillips' Lost Highway debut, "Winter Pays for Summer," featuring guest spots from Ben…

  2. Songs About Me

    March 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST On his seventh Capitol release, Trace Adkins, he of the rumbling baritone and imposing presence, showcases more of the style and confidence that has made him one of country's more enduring stars. On his seventh Capitol release, Trace Adkins, he of the rumbling baritone and imposing…

  3. South By Southwest Diary: March 17

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the second installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marte South By Southwest Diary: March 17 Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW)…

  4. Billboard Bits: Slash, Glen Phillips, TMBG

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Slash, Glen Phillips, TMBG Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash will make his first foray into video game music on an upcoming EA Sports NASCAR game, due later this year. "There will be theme music," he tells Billboard.com. "No words or anything like that, because there is…

  5. South By Southwest Diary: March 16

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the first installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marten Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music festival and media…

  6. This Day in Music

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not guilty of plagiarism, reversing a decision made in 1999 by a lower court. Italian singer/songwriter Albano Carrisi had claimed that 2001 - The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not guilty of…

  7. 10 Years On, Alanis Unplugs 'Little Pill'

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST As she neared the 10th anniversary of her landmark album "Jagged Little Pill," Alanis Morissette began pondering how to commemorate the occasion. She ultimately decided to do it all again. Billboard h As she neared the 10th anniversary of her landmark album "Jagged Little Pill,…

  8. 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 17 in Las Vegas: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR BROOKS & DUNN KENNY CHESNEY TOBY KEITH TIM McGRAW KEITH URBAN TOP MALE VOCALIST KENNY CHESNEY ALAN JACKSON TOBY…

  9. Hot Product

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Judas Priest Priest Redux Since vocalist Rob Halford left iconic metal act Judas Priest in 1992, fans held out hope that there would some day be a reunion. In 2003, their wish came true: Halford rejoined the group with news of a summer Ozzfest berth, a planned new studio album and a world…

  10. Beyoncé, Groban Teaming For Oscars

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban and Beyoncé will perform the Oscar-nominated song "Believe" together at the 77th annual Academy Awards ceremony, Billboard.com has learned. Josh Groban and Beyoncé will perform the Oscar-nominated song "Believe" together at the 77th annual Academy Awards…

  11. This Day in Music

    January 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Detroit radio legend Martha Jean "The Queen" Steinberg - known by her trademark phrase "I betcha" - dies at Detroit's Harper Hospital. Steinberg was a local fixture in the Motor City for 2000 - Detroit radio legend Martha Jean "The Queen…

  12. 'Ray,' Foxx Nab Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST "Ray" and its star Jamie Foxx were among those honored today (Jan. 25) with nominations for the 77th annual Academy Awards. The Ray Charles biopic will compete for a best picture Oscar while Foxx is c "Ray" and its star Jamie Foxx were among those honored today (Jan. 25)…

  13. Paisley Donates To Skate Park

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Brad Paisley has donated to an effort to build a skate park in his home state of West Virginia after receiving a letter from a 15-year-old boy who told him youths have nowhere to skate. Brad Paisley has donated to an effort to build a skate park in his home state of West Virginia after…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Daniel Bedingfield is injured in a car crash in Whangerei, New Zealand. The 24-year-old singer suffers moderate injuries. Beddingfield, who was driving the vehicle, is treated and releas 2004 - Daniel Bedingfield is injured in a car crash in Whangerei, New Zealand.…

  15. Travolta Sings For 'Bobby Long'

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST At the first peak of his career, actor John Travolta was also something of a pop star. On the soundtrack for his latest film, "A Love Song for Bobby Long," opening today (Dec. 29) in New York and Los At the first peak of his career, actor John Travolta was also something of a pop…

  16. Music In The Sundance Spotlight

    December 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music seems to take a bigger role each year at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The Jan. 20-30 independent film showcase will see a slate of eclectic live performances to entertai Music seems to take a bigger role each year at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park…

  17. Priest Promises 'Retribution,' World Tour

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Since vocalist Rob Halford left iconic metal act Judas Priest in 1992, fans held out hope that there would some day be a reunion. In 2003, their wish came true: Halford rejoined the group with news of Since vocalist Rob Halford left iconic metal act Judas Priest in 1992, fans held out hope…

  18. Foxx, Spacey Earn Musical Globe Nominations

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey are among the actors garnering music-related nominations for the Golden Globe awards, to be handed out Jan. 16. Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey are among the actors garnering music-related nominations for the Golden Globe awards, to be handed out Jan. 16 in Los Angeles…

  19. Producer Terry Melcher Dies At 62

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Terry Melcher, a producer, composer and songwriter who helped shape the '60s-era California sound, died Friday at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home after a long battle with cancer. He was 62. Terry Melcher, a producer, composer and songwriter who helped shape the '60s-era California…

  20. Allman Takes Friends On The Road

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Gregg Allman will take a break from the Allman Brothers Band for a brief run of East Coast tour dates, kicking off Jan. 21 in Jim Thorpe, Pa. Gregg Allman will take a break from the Allman Brothers Band for a brief run of East Coast tour dates, kicking off Jan. 21 in Jim Thorpe, Pa. Traveling…

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