1. Maxwell, Fugees Get Busy On New Albums

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Although details are scant at deadline, two of urban music's missing-in-action stars are preparing comeback albums. Sources say singer/songwriter Maxwell will return in February with a new album for C Although details are scant at deadline, two of urban music's missing-in-action…

  2. Billboard Bits: Coldplay, ARIA Awards, 'Squid'

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Coldplay, ARIA Awards, 'Squid' Beginning today (Sept. 14), Apple's iTunes Music Store is selling a digital EP from Coldplay led by the group's new single, "Fix You." Also bundled with the track is "The World Turned Upside Down" (leftover from…

  3. Bush Breaking 12-Year Album Drought

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pianist/songwriter Kate Bush will break a 12-year album drought this fall with the double-disc set "Aerial." Pianist/songwriter Kate Bush will break a 12-year album drought this fall with the double-disc set "Aerial." The album will arrive Nov. 7 in Europe via EMI and a…

  4. Tunes On TV

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 29 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Brooks & Dunn (also scheduled: Sandra Day O'Connor). "Today," NBC Featured artist: Rihanna. "CKY…

  5. San Fran Stand Yields Four Crowes Albums

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Black Crowes have often seemed more comfortable on stage than anywhere else, so it makes sense that the first fruit of the band's successful reunion tour will be four concert albums via Instant Li The Black Crowes have often seemed more comfortable on stage than anywhere else, so it…

  6. This Day in Music

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Reba McEntire makes her live performance debut in Brazil at the annual Barretos Rodeo. The Oklahoma native plays before a crowd estimated at 30-40,000.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/ 2003 - Australian singer Olivia Newton-John begins…

  7. Billboard Bits: Tracy Chapman, Ween, Homebake Festival

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Tracy Chapman, Ween, Homebake Festival Singer/songwriter Tracy Chapman's seventh studio album, "Where You Live," will be released Sept. 13 via Elektra/Atlantic. First single "Change" features Red Hot Chili Peppers principal Flea on bass and is No. 12 this week…

  8. Tunes on TV

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 1-7, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 1 "Total Request Live (TRL)," MTV Featured artist: Bobby Valentino. "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artists: Switchfoot, Teairra Mari. "Tavis Smiley," PBS…

  9. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Iron Maiden drummer Michael "Nicko" McBrain is arrested and charged with assault after hitting a parking attendant with his car, according to reports. The incident occurs backstage at th 2003 - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent…

  10. Hot Product

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Iggy Pop Pop's 'Prize' Patrol Iggy Pop is the subject of a career-spanning retrospective and a live DVD this summer due this week via Virgin/EMI Music Catalog Marketing. The 37-track "A Million in Prizes: The Iggy Pop Anthology" runs the gamut from Stooges classics to…

  11. Glastonbury Gears Up For Another Year

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rain, hail or mud: nothing is likely to dampen the spirits of those visiting England's annual Glastonbury Festival. The three-day event, which begins Friday (June 24), is widely recognized as one of t Rain, hail or mud: nothing is likely to dampen the spirits of those visiting England&…

  12. Coldplay Tells Stories At Intimate New York Gig

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay dropped in on the tiny Harvey Theatre in downtown Brooklyn, N.Y., last night (May 16) to tape an episode of VH1's newly revived "Storytellers" show. The show will premiere June 8, the day aft Coldplay dropped in on the tiny Harvey Theatre in downtown Brooklyn, N.Y.,…

  13. Pop Gathers 'Prizes,' Preps Live DVD

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Iggy Pop will be the subject of a career-spanning retrospective and a live DVD this summer. Iggy Pop will be the subject of a career-spanning retrospective and a live DVD this summer. Due July 19 via Virgin/EMI Music Catalog Marketing, the 37-track "A Million in Prizes: The Iggy Pop…

  14. Coldplay, Wilco, Crowes Lead ACL Lineup

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Oasis, the Black Crowes, Jimmy Cliff, Death Cab For Cutie, Doves, Buddy Guy, the Allman Brothers Band and Franz Ferdinand lead the lineup for the fourth Austin City Coldplay, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Oasis, the Black Crowes, Jimmy Cliff, Death Cab For Cutie,…

  15. B&E: Martha Wainwright

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Martha Wainwright. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. With vulnerable vengeance, Martha Wainwright sets herself apart from her…

  16. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Radiohead is forced to cancel its show in Melbourne after lead singer Thom Yorke develops severe problems with his voice. A local specialist diagnoses Yorke with hoarseness of voice, a s 2004 - Radiohead is forced to cancel its show in Melbourne after lead singer…

  17. Martha Wainwright

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On her self-titled, full-length debut, Martha Wainwright succeeds where so many baby-voiced female singers have failed. On her self-titled, full-length debut, Martha Wainwright succeeds where so many baby-voiced female singers have failed. Though accenting the vulnerability her vocals…

  18. Royksopp In The 'Moment' On New Album

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The 11-track set will be led by the single "Only This Moment," which will be commercially released June 13 internationally. As tipped here last month, Norwegian electronic duo Royksopp will on July 12 release its highly anticipated sophomore album, "The Understanding. The 11…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. PAID FOR PLAY Dear Fred, Does an artist receive royalties every time a single is played on the air? If so, how much is each play worth? Are higher royalties paid by radio stations with larger listener impressions? What percentage of the…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses "American Idol," Sarah Connor, Nena and more with readers. HERE'S TO YOU, ANWAR ROBINSON Hi Fred, Congratulations for being the subject of one of "American Idol's" theme shows. It worked well and ended up being, I think, the best show of…

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