1. B&E: Matisyahu

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Matisyahu. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Reggae, hip-hop and Judaism have found a melting pot in the music of Matisyahu, a…

  2. Eagles Ready DVD, TV Special, Tour

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Highlights from the project will be broadcast as part of a two-hour primetime special June 1 on NBC. As first tipped here in November, the Eagles will on June 7 release a double-disc DVD chronicling a November 2004 run of shows in Melbourne. "Farewell 1 Tour -- Live From Melbourne"…

  3. Ex-Wife Says Jackson A Victim Of 'Vultures'

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The mother of two of Michael Jackson's children took the stand in his molestation trial again today (April 28) and depicted the pop star as a victim of a cabal of "opportunistic vultures" in his inner The mother of two of Michael Jackson's children took the stand in his…

  4. Judge: Mother Of Jackson Kids Can Testify

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The judge in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial ruled today (April 25) that prosecutors may call the mother of two of Jackson's children to testify against him. The judge in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial ruled today (April 25) that prosecutors may call the…

  5. 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…

  6. Jackson Prosecution Calls Ex-Neverland Guard

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A former security guard at Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch testified in the pop star's child molestation trial today (April 20) that there was once a notice posted in a guard station that the boy wh A former security guard at Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch testified in the…

  7. Life Is A 'Little' Better For Billy Dean

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the April 23, 2005, issue magazine and expanded for Billboard.com. Before it became the year's surprise success story, Billy Dean thought his new album might be his last. A consistent hitmaker through much of the '90s, Dean had fallen from view after his deal with…

  8. TunesOnTV

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 18-24, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 18 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Il Divo (also scheduled: Simon Cowell, Debbie Travis, Michael Schlow). "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Jimmy Eat World, Ice…

  9. Fountains Of Wayne Rounds Up Rarities

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fountains Of Wayne has gathered two disc's worth of rarities for the album "Out-of-State Plates," due June 28 via Virgin. The set also boasts two new songs: "The Girl I Can't Forget" and the single "M Fountains Of Wayne has gathered two disc's worth of…

  10. Ex-Kyuss Singer Resurfaces In Hermano

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With Queens Of The Stone Age tearing up the charts, fans have been left wondering what Josh Homme's former bandmates in Kyuss are doing. With Queens Of The Stone Age tearing up the charts, fans have been left wondering what Josh Homme's former bandmates in Kyuss are doing. The band&…

  11. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Former Mrs. Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson says yes when bad-boy musician Kid Rock proposes to her in the desert outside Las Vegas. 2002 - Former Mrs. Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson says yes when bad-boy musician Kid Rock proposes to her in the desert outside Las Vegas. 2002…

  12. Jackson Fondled Macaulay Culkin, Cook Says

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A former cook for Michael Jackson testified yesterday (April 8) that he saw the singer fondling child actor Macaulay Culkin as the two played a video game at his Neverland Valley Ranch in 1991. Philli A former cook for Michael Jackson testified yesterday (April 8) that he saw the singer…

  13. Planets

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Since rock group Adema has experienced a lineup change by replacing singer Mark Chavez with Luke Caraciolli, the band is obviously going to sound a bit different. Since rock group Adema has experienced a lineup change by replacing singer Mark Chavez with Luke Caraciolli, the band is obviously…

  14. Billboard Bits: Ray Charles, Livin' It, Leaves

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Ray Charles, Livin' It, Leaves Longtime Ray Charles manager Joe Adams has unveiled plans and artist renderings for the previously announced Ray Charles Museum. Encompassing Charles' existing RPM studio site, the three-story, 18,000-square-foot museum is slated to open in…

  15. Jackson Jurors May Have Mocked Witness

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jurors in the Michael Jackson molestation case in Santa Maria, Calif., were apparently overheard laughing at a remark that might have been mocking a witness, although no court action was expected. Jurors in the Michael Jackson molestation case in Santa Maria, Calif., were apparently overheard…

  16. Love Flows To The Bellamy Brothers

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It says a lot about an act when it can record an album commemorating a 30-year career and have the likes of Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton, Montgomery Gentry and George Jones eager to join in the fun. Then again, the Bellamy Brothers have always had…

  17. Evans Puts Herself 'First'

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. At one point, Faith Evans' weekly routine in Atlanta consisted of "driving to Target, picking up the kids from school and working out." That is no longer the case. Now based here in Los Angeles, Evans is in the midst of a seven…

  18. 50's 'Massacre' Staves Off Beck's 'Guero'

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The biggest sales week of Beck's career wasn't enough to knock 50 Cent from the top rung of The Billboard 200, where "The Massacre" reigns for a fifth consecutive week. The Shady/Aftermath/Interscope The biggest sales week of Beck's career wasn't enough to knock…

  19. Billboard Bits: Les Paul, 'Los Kidz Bop,' CMT

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Les Paul, 'Los Kidz Bop,' CMT With his 90th birthday around the corner, guitar legend Les Paul is working on a new album that will find him collaborating with Eric Clapton, Sting, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora, Joss Stone, the Goo Goo Dolls' Johnny Rzeznik, Peter…

  20. Usher, Avril, Green Day Rank As Kids' Choice

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With the votes in and the slime poured, Usher, Avril Lavigne and Green Day were selected as the top music winners at the 18th annual Kids Choice Awards, held Saturday in Los Angeles and broadcast live With the votes in and the slime poured, Usher, Avril Lavigne and Green Day were selected as…

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