1. 'Idol' Producer Defends Show's Integrity

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST It's "rubbish" to suggest there was a deliberate effort to tinker with "American Idol" by putting wrong voting information on-screen, according to a series producer. It's "rubbish" to suggest there was a deliberate effort to tinker with "American…

  2. Jackson Judge Bars Computer Material

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Prosecutors presented the jury in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial today (March 23) with an avalanche of sexually explicit magazines and videos seized from his home, but lost a bid to include Prosecutors presented the jury in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial today …

  3. 'Idol' Error Forces New Vote Tonight

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Due to the display of incorrect phone numbers at the end of last night's (March 22) "American Idol" performance episode, the entire public vote will be scrapped and redone tonight. Due to the display of incorrect phone numbers at the end of last night's (March 22) "…

  4. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (March 21-27, 2005).

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (March 21-27, 2005). IN 'RAY'S' IMAGE: Despite the fact that it's widely known that the Ray Charles biopic "Ray" was the big winner March 12 at the 36th NAACP Image Awards, the show's musical performances…

  5. 13TunesOnTV

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 21-27, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MARCH 21 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Jesse McCartney. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist: Gwen Stefani (also scheduled: Sandra…

  6. After Global Breakout, Bloc Party Targets America

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Having played a critical role in the rise of 1990s U.K. indie powerhouse Creation Records, label executive Dick Green has a new international hit in British rock act Bloc Party. Green signed the four-piece to his London-based independent record…

  7. Jackson's Ex-Housekeeper: Kids Ran Wild

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST A former housekeeper for Michael Jackson testified at the entertainer's molestation trial that she called his Neverland ranch "Pinocchio's Pleasure Island" because children were allowed to run wild wi A former housekeeper for Michael Jackson testified at the entertainer&…

  8. Billboard Bits: Cocteau Twins, Daltrey & More

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Stories on the Cocteau Twins, Roger Daltrey, Stereophonics and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The Cocteau Twins have pulled out of their previously announced April 30 performance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. According to a spokesperson, group member…

  9. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (March 14-20, 2005).

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (March 14-20, 2005). HALL OF FAMERS: It takes a lot to make it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and this year's class is as deserving as any other that has received the honor. On Saturday, VH1 will air highlights of Monday's…

  10. 12TunesOnTV

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 13-20, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MARCH 14 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Percy Sledge (also scheduled: Will Farrell). "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kelly Clarkson (also scheduled: Michelle…

  11. Michael Jackson May Be Near Bankruptcy

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Prosecutors seeking access to Michael Jackson's financial records told the judge in his child molestation trial today (March 11) that the singer may be "on the precipice of bankruptcy." Testimony by J Prosecutors seeking access to Michael Jackson's financial records told…

  12. Anastasio Books Spring U.S. Tour

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The trek will begin April 26 in Richmond, Va., and wrap with a May 13-14 stand at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Former Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio has confirmed a three-week U.S. tour that will include a previously announced May 1 stop at New Orleans' Jazz & Heritage…

  13. 'American Idol' Selects 12 Finalists

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The finalists who will compete for the fourth "American Idol" crown were set last night (March 9), with six men and six women making the cut. The finalists who will compete for the fourth "American Idol" crown were set last night (March 9), with six men and six women…

  14. Wilco, Gov't Mule Set For Superfly Series

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST New Orleans' ninth annual Superfly During Jazzfest concert series has lined up a slate of performers that includes Wilco, Gov't Mule and Nelly McKay, among others. Organized and promoted by Superfly P New Orleans' ninth annual Superfly During Jazzfest concert series has lined…

  15. 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…

  16. This Day in Music

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Guitarist John McGeoch, who co-founded post-punk outfit Magazine in 1977 and went on to play in Siouxsie & the Banshees and Public Image Ltd. in the 1980s, dies. He is 48. 2004 - Guitarist John McGeoch, who co-founded post-punk outfit Magazine in 1977 and went on…

  17. This Day in Music

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Blues saxophonist A.C. Reed dies in Chicago of complications from cancer. He is 77. Born Aaron Corthen in Wardell, Mo., Reed moved to Chicago in 1942, where he took up the sax and studie 2004 - Blues saxophonist A.C. Reed dies in Chicago of complications from cancer.…

  18. Miss. Allstars, Umphrey's McGee Lead Jammy Noms

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST North Mississippi Allstars and Umphrey's McGee scored a leading three nominations each for the fifth Jammy Awards, to be handed out April 26 at the Theater at Madison Square in New York. North Mississippi Allstars and Umphrey's McGee scored a leading three nominations each for the…

  19. Billboard Bits: Bad Plus, Jazz Fest, Kathleen Edwards

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Bad Plus, Jazz Fest, Kathleen Edwards Jazz trio the Bad Plus will on March 15 release the concert document "Blunt Object: Live in Tokyo" via Columbia. The eight-track set finds the band running through such rock numbers as Queen's "We Are the Champions" and…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to 50 Cent, Green Day, Curtis Mayfield, Erasure, Motley Crue, Rob Thomas and Sugarland. DO THE MATH: There's a buck-and-a-half worth of 50 Cent in the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 as the rapper claims three spots. He's the…

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