1. HOT PRODUCT

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from System Of A Down, Toby Keith, Memphis Bleek and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Toby Keith , Memphis Bleek …

  2. Hot Product

    May 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith Toby's Tunes Toby Keith has become a cornerstone country artist by giving his fans what they want, and it can be found on the new album "Honky Tonk University" in spades, via 12 cuts penned by Keith and such co-writers as Scotty Emerick and Dean Dillon. More…

  3. HOT COUNTRY SONGS

    May 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. "MY GIVE A DAMN'S BUSTED," JO DEE MESSINA 2. "Homewrecker," Gretchen Wilson 3. "Making Memories Of Us," Keith Urban 4. "What's A Guy Gotta Do," Joe Nichols 5. "If Heaven," Andy Griggs Issue date: May…

  4. This Day in Music

    May 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Controversial Web site MP3.com files with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its initial public offering. 1999 - Controversial Web site MP3.com files with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its initial public offering. 1998 - Frank Sinatra, the…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses various topics with readers. MAKING OUR MINDS UP Hello Fred, I know that you are a big fan of the Eurovision Song Contest and so am I. I just heard the official CD of all 39 contestants in this year's 50th celebration of the contest, to be held in Kiev, Ukraine,…

  6. Billboard Bits: 'Six Feet Under,' Buffett, 'Early Show'

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Six Feet Under,' Buffett, 'Early Show' New, as-yet-untitled tracks from Interpol and the Arcade Fire will lead the soundtrack to the HBO series "Six Feet Under: Everything Ends." Due June 21 via Astralwerks, two weeks after the new season of the show…

  7. Ask Billboard

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Paris Hilton, Kylie Minogue and more. INSERT SNARKY HEADLINE HERE Hey Keith, I've been anxiously waiting for Paris Hilton's debut into the music world. I've read a lot about the album but haven't really had any luck…

  8. NIN's 'Teeth' Sparkle At No. 1

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After nearly six years away, the return of Nine Inch Nails is heralded with a No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200. The Trent Reznor-led act's "With Teeth" (Nothing/Interscope) racked up first week sales After nearly six years away, the return of Nine Inch Nails is heralded with a…

  9. Bentley 'Drifts' In

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "Modern Day Drifter" is not just the title of Dierks Bentley's new album, it is also his lifestyle. The up-and-coming country artist is homeless, albeit by choice. Bentley spends so many days on the road —- 300 last year —- that he…

  10. Stones Regroup For New Tour, Album

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the Rolling Stones are today announcing another mega world tour during a media event at New York's Juilliard School of Music. The outing begins Aug. 21 at Fenway Park in Boston, and ticke As expected , the Rolling Stones today (May 10) announced another mega world tour…

  11. Ask Billboard

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Billboard charts, Smashing Pumpkins and Mary J. Blige. POP VS. HOT Hello, I've noticed a lot of changes and new things happening with Billboard magazine and Billboard.com. There's a new chart that was launched about a couple of…

  12. Neil Young Recording In Nashville

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A month after undergoing surgery to address a brain aneurysm, veteran singer/songwriter Neil Young has returned to Nashville to resume sessions for his next album. Longtime collaborators such as keybo A month after undergoing surgery to address a brain aneurysm, veteran singer/songwriter Neil…

  13. This Day in Music

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made, spring-loaded keyboard on his hand, shattering the bones in his right ring finger during a show in Allentown, Pa. 2002 - Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made, spring-loaded keyboard on…

  14. Billboard Bits: Toby Keith, Moogfest, 30 Seconds To Mars, Stryper

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stories about Toby Keith, Moogfest, 30 Seconds To Mars and Stryper. Toby Keith is preparing to launch his third United Service Organizations ( USO ) tour during which he will perform for U.S. troops stationed in Cuba, Germany, Belgium and the Persian Gulf. Along with performing, the country…

  15. HOT PRODUCT

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Nine Inch Nails, Aimee Mann, Keith Jarrett, Joe Perry and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Aimee Mann , Joe Perry , Keith Jarrett …

  16. Hot Product

    May 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Jarrett Pianissimo Even though he has recorded close to 50 albums for ECM Records since 1971, Keith Jarrett says his latest, "Radiance," a two-CD masterwork of live solo piano improvisations, is special. "This is my position paper on what I feel I can do on a keyboard,…

  17. Billboard Bits: CMA Festival, Ruff Ryders, Zooma Tour

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Festival, Ruff Ryders, Zooma Tour A host of top acts will perform as part of the CMA Music Festival 's nightly concert series at the Nashville Coliseum this summer. On board for the June 9-12 series are Kenny Rogers, Miranda Lambert, Trisha Yearwood, Van Zant and Sugarland,…

  18. Network Morning Shows Compete With Concerts

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The New York-based morning shows of two major broadcast networks will go head to head all summer long with Friday morning concerts. The New York-based morning shows of two major broadcast networks will go head to head all summer long with Friday morning concerts. Within the last week, ABC&…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Coldplay, "American Idol," Gwen Stefani, Bill Monroe, Kenny Chesney, Bobby Valentino, 50 Cent, Green Day and Neil Sedaka. HOW COLDPLAY IS IT: The new Coldplay single "Speed of Sound" (Capitol) reaches the top 10 of The…

  20. The Inc. Founder Seeking Separate Trial

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A hip-hop mogul charged in a racketeering case is seeking a separate trial from a notorious drug lord who is his co-defendant -- and childhood friend. A hip-hop mogul charged in a racketeering case is seeking a separate trial from a notorious drug lord who is his co-defendant -- and childhood…

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