1. Ex-'Idol' Won't Help Fox Probe Charges

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The former "American Idol" contestant who claims he had an affair with judge Paula Abdul said today (May 5) he won't help Fox investigate his charges. The former "American Idol" contestant who claims he had an affair with judge Paula Abdul said today (May 5) he won&…

  2. Scofield Salutes Charles On New Album

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist John Scofield salutes the music of the late Ray Charles on his new album, "That's What I Say." Guitarist John Scofield salutes the music of the late Ray Charles on his new album, "That's What I Say." The 13-track set is due June 7 via Verve and was…

  3. 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,…

  4. Amerie Reaches With 'Touch'

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Last December, Amerie and co-manager Lenny Nicholson decided to leak her new song "1 Thing." Some four months later, the pair's gamble is paying off. "[The label] had had the record since last spring," recalls Amerie …

  5. Simon Singing Standards On Columbia Debut

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Carly Simon has inked a new deal with Columbia after spending the past 18 years recording for Arista. Carly Simon has inked a new deal with Columbia after spending the past 18 years recording for Arista. An album of standards, "Moonlight Serenade" will crown the deal on July 19,…

  6. 'The Boss' Bows 'Devils' At No. 1

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen notches his seventh No. 1 album this week as "Devils & Dust" (Columbia) bows on top of The Billboard 200. The set sold 222,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen S Bruce Springsteen notches his seventh No. 1 album this week as "Devils &…

  7. Pearl Jam Salutes Retailers With Surprise Set

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam treated 120 independent music retailers visiting Seattle for the annual Coalition of Independent Music Stores convention to a private show Friday at the city's Easy Street Records store. Pearl Jam treated 120 independent music retailers visiting Seattle for the annual Coalition…

  8. Fugees' Pras Returns With New Album

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fugees member Pras has inked with Universal for the release of his second solo album, "Win, Lose or Draw." Fugees member Pras has inked with Universal for the release of his second solo album, "Win, Lose or Draw." Due June 14, the 13-track set is led by the single "…

  9. Gang Of Four Rerecorded, Remixed For Double-Disc

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reunited seminal post-punk act Gang Of Four is planning a two-disc release of re-recorded and remixed songs. Reunited seminal post-punk act Gang Of Four is planning a two-disc release of re-recorded and remixed songs. Due Aug. 30 via V2, the as-yet-untitled set will arrive in the wake of…

  10. Timberlake Drafted For 'Shrek 3'

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake will provide the voice for a new character in "Shrek 3," the next sequel to DreamWorks' animated ogre franchise. Justin Timberlake will provide the voice for a new character in "Shrek 3," the next sequel to DreamWorks' animated ogre franchise.…

  11. 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 ("…

  12. Christie Single, Springsteen Album U.K. No. 1s

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tony Christie's "(Is This The Way To) Amarillo" (UMTV) has become the United Kingdom's longest-running No. 1 single in seven years. Bruce Springsteen's "Devils & Dust" (Columbia), meanwhile, debut Tony Christie's "(Is This The Way To) Amarillo…

  13. Sixth Coachella Fest Offers Numerous Highlights

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Performances from some of the world's most popular and influential bands highlighted the sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which concluded last night (May 1) in Indio, Calif. About 50, Performances from some of the world's most popular and influential bands…

  14. Hot Product

    May 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The third album from Danish rock outfit the Raveonettes, "Pretty in Black" (Columbia), with guest appearances by Ronnie Spector and the Velvet Underground's Maureen Tucker. A seven-track mini-album from hard…

  15. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>The L.A. recording studios of Ray Charles _ RPM International _ are designated as a historic landmark at a public ceremony. "Thank you all from my heart," Charles tells the audience gath 2004 - The L.A. recording studios of Ray Charles _ RPM International _…

  16. 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,…

  17. 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards Winners

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards held April 28 at Florida's Miami Arena. Below are the winners of the 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards. The 16th annual event was held April 28 at Florida's Miami Arena and broadcast live on the Telemundo network. The Billboard Latin…

  18. 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…

  19. Billy Corgan Unveils Solo Tour Plans

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The former Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan leader will be backed by a band of musicians yet to be announced on the eight-week outing, for which only a handful of dates have been confirmed. Billy Corgan will begin a solo tour in June in Lisbon in support of his solo debut , "TheFutureEmbrace,"…

  20. 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"…

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