1. Pixies Unveil Summer Tour Plans

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The outing will begin May 26-27 with two doubleheaders in Portland, Ore. North American dates are set through June 14 in Wantagh, N.Y., with more to be added. As first revealed here in February, the Pixies will return to the road this summer, with plans to play two shows on the same night in…

  2. This Day in Music

    April 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Two months removed from her infamous breast-baring incident at the Super Bowl halftime show, Janet Jackson makes another big splash on network television when she earns NBC's "Saturday N 2004 - Two months removed from her infamous breast-baring incident at…

  3. Billboard Bits: Sinead O'Connor, dB's, ATHfest

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Sinead O'Connor, dB's, ATHfest Musical pairings from throughout Irish vocalist Sinead O'Connor's career have been compiled for "Collaborations," due June 21 via Capitol/EMI. The 17-track collection is highlighted by tracks with Peter Gabriel ("Blood…

  4. 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…

  5. '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…

  6. 'Sound' To Precede Third Coldplay Album

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Coldplay's long-awaited third studio album, "X&Y," will be issued June 6 internationally by Parlophone, and the following day in the United States via Capitol. The first single, "Speed of Sound," Coldplay's long-awaited third studio album , "X&Y,…

  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. Hancock Surrounded By Stars On New Album

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Herbie Hancock is surrounded by stars on his as-yet-untitled next album, due Sept. 13 via Vector. Among the artists already on tap with the jazz legend are Sting, Annie Lennox, Carlos Santana and Trey How does Starbucks, which partnered with Concord on Ray Charles' Grammy Award-sweeping …

  9. Billboard Bits: Death Cab, 'Friends & Lovers,' Nirvana

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Death Cab For Cutie, 'Friends & Lovers,' Nirvana Death Cab For Cutie will offer its final release on longtime indie home Barsuk Records next month, in the form of the seven-track live set "The John Byrd EP." The collection was recorded during the band's…

  10. Billboard Bits: Garth Brooks, Carly Simon, Napster

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Garth Brooks, Carly Simon, Napster Garth Brooks' appearance Saturday at fundraiser in Fort Worth, Texas, reportedly helped raise more than $2 million for a local hospital. Brooks performed with pals Steve Wariner, Stephanie Davis and Dan Roberts, who had organized the $1,000-a…

  11. Coldplay Album Shifting To Late Spring

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Coldplay's as-yet-untitled third studio album is now likely for a June release as the band continues to tweak the final product. As previously reported, initial sessions for the album with producer Ke Coldplay's as-yet-untitled third studio album is likely to see a June release as…

  12. 06TunesOnTV

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JAN. 31 "Making the Video," MTV2 Featured Artist: 50 Cent ("Candy Shop"). "The Bachelorette," ABC Featured Artist: Peter Cincotti. "The Late Show With…

  13. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Lavigne wins for favorite female artist and breakthrough artist, as well as the sty 2003 - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at…

  14. Coach Carter

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Like 1989's "Lean On Me," starring Morgan Freeman, "Coach Carter" revolves around academic performance. The film, starring Samuel L. Jackson, is inspired by the story of Richmond, Calif. Like 1989's "Lean On Me," starring Morgan Freeman, "Coach…

  15. Coldplay Goes Back To Basics On New Album

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Initial sessions for the as-yet-untitled set with producer Ken Nelson were set aside, with the U.K. rock act opting to start over with producer Danton Supple. Coldplay is putting the finishing touches on its third studio album , expected in March or April via Capitol. Initial sessions for the…

  16. Hot Product

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Coach Carter 'Coach' Pitch The forthcoming film "Coach Carter" will be brimming with new music from the cream of the R&B/hip-hop in-crowd, including Ciara, Fabolous, Chingy and Kanye West. The 14-track soundtrack is due this week via Capitol, while the Samuel L.…

  17. Doe Inks With Yep Roc For 'Forever'

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST X guitarist/vocalist John Doe has inked with independent label Yep Roc, which will on March 22 release his next album, "Forever." X guitarist/vocalist John Doe has inked with independent label Yep Roc, which will on March 22 release his next album, "Forever." The 11-track…

  18. Pixies Wrap Reunion Tour, Prep DVDs

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Pixies wrapped their triumphant reunion tour Saturday night (Dec. 18) with two shows at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Billboard.com has learned the band plans to chronicle the trek with two sep The Pixies wrapped their triumphant reunion tour Saturday night (Dec. 18) with two…

  19. 'We Are The World' Turns 20 On DVD

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The 20th anniversary of the release of USA For Africa's charity single "We Are the World" will be celebrated Feb. 1 with the DVD "We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song." The 20th anniversary of the release of USA For Africa's charity single "We Are the…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses LeAnn Rimes, signature songs, Usher and Elvis Presley with readers. RIMES WITH 'SENSE' On the Dec. 11, 2004, Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, LeAnn Rimes makes her first appearance in the top 10 since the fall of 2000 as "Nothin' &…

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