1. Gorillaz Gearing Up For Live Shows

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "As for the show itself, it would be one where the lights never come up," group member Damon Albarn (aka 2D) tells Billboard. To support its sophomore album, " Demon Days ," due May 24 via Virgin, the cartoon band is in the planning stages for how to present the material…

  2. CHART BEAT

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Kelly Clarkson, Crossfade, "Star Wars," Elvis Presley, "Spamalot" and more. THIS ONE'S BY THE GIRLS: Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway" (Hollywood) is No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart for…

  3. Andre 3000 Pacts With Nickelodeon

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Outkast rapper Andre 3000 says kids' movies need to be edgier -- and he plans to make it happen through a new deal with Nickelodeon and MTV. Outkast rapper Andre 3000 says kids' movies need to be edgier -- and he plans to make it happen through a new deal with Nickelodeon and MTV. …

  4. TunesOnTV

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 9-15, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 9 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Neil Diamond (also scheduled: Felicity Huffman). "VH1 All Access: Michael Jackson's Most Shocking," VH1…

  5. Gretchen 'All Jacked Up' On New Album

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Knowing she had substantial touring commitments looming, breakout country star Gretchen Wilson spent the better part of January and February recording material for her sophomore album. The result is t Knowing she had substantial touring commitments looming, breakout country star Gretchen…

  6. 19TunesOnTV

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 2-8, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 2 "Today," NBC Featured artists: Ashanti, Phil Vassar (also scheduled: Chris Berard. Carrie Wiatt). "Simple Plan Makes a Video,": MTV2 Featured artist: Simple Plan ("…

  7. Joint Deal Serves Audioslave

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Mergers can make for strange bedfellows in the music business. The relationship created by the formation of Audioslave -- the "supergroup" that rose from the ashes of seminal '90s rock acts Soundgarden and Rage Against the Machine…

  8. Coldplay Plans Club Gigs, Shoots Video

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With its new single, "Speed of Sound," infiltrating radio worldwide, Coldplay has confirmed the first five dates of its late summer/early fall North American tour. At deadline, the route begins Aug. 8 With its new single, "Speed of Sound," infiltrating radio worldwide,…

  9. 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…

  10. 18TunesOnTV

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 25-May 1, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 25 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: John Legend (also scheduled: Felicity Huffman, Maria & Maya Rodale). "Today," NBC Featured artist: Bruce…

  11. West Shows Off 'Diamonds' With Jay-Z

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rapper/producer Kanye West earlier this week offered the first taste of his sophomore Def Jam album, "Late Registration," when he played the single "Diamonds" on New York radio station Hot 97. Def Jam Rapper/producer Kanye West earlier this week offered the first taste of…

  12. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (April 19-24, 2005).

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting the best of music offerings on television (April 19-24, 2005). BYE BYE BYE: I'd actually not planned on writing anything in this space this week, as it's been decided to discontinue the "Fine Tuning" column on Billboard.com. But,…

  13. Ask Billboard

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about international releases, Oasis and Blur. UNFAIR PRACTICE? Hi Keith, I've always wondered about the practice of including bonus tracks on international releases. The issue most recently comes to mind because the Japanese version of…

  14. Memphis Bleek Brings It All Back Home

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The new album from rapper Memphis Bleek, who was the first artist signed to Roc-A-Fella records in the late 1990s, will be the first released under the regime of new label president Jay-Z next month. The new album from rapper Memphis Bleek, who was the first artist signed to Roc-A-Fella…

  15. 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…

  16. Billboard Bits: Tori Amos, Killers, Uncle Monk

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Tori Amos, Killers, Uncle Monk Tori Amos has confirmed eight Australian tour dates that will kick off with a May 7-8 stand at the Sydney Opera House. The trek comes as part of her Original Sinsuality tour, which is presently a U.S. solo piano outing that finds Amos playing Chicago…

  17. New, Retrospective Son Volt Sets Due

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran alt-country act Son Volt will have a new album, a retrospective disc and a live DVD available in the near future. Veteran alt-country act Son Volt will have a new album, a retrospective disc and a live DVD available in the near future. On July 12, the Jay Farrar-led group will release…

  18. Backstreet's 'Never Gone' Due In June

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As U.S. pop radio stations begin to embrace the Backstreet Boys single "Incomplete," Jive Records has set June 14 as the release date for the vocal group's fourth studio album, "Never Gone." As U.S. pop radio stations begin to embrace the Backstreet Boys single "…

  19. 'Pressure' Cover To Raise Tsunami Relief Funds

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reprise labelmates the Used and My Chemical Romance will release a version of the Queen and David Bowie collaboration, "Under Pressure," which they performed throughout the recently completed Taste of Reprise labelmates the Used and My Chemical Romance will release a version of the…

  20. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (April 11-18, 2005).

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (April 11-18, 2005). A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY: Country music and comedy will collide Monday night at the 2005 CMT Music Awards, which will be hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy. The show looks to be a big 'un, with the likes of Reba…

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