1. This Day in Music

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>At Lollapalooza in George, Wash., Courtney Love belts Bikini Kill singer Kathleen Hanna. Charged with assault, Love receives a suspended one-year sentence and is required to take courses 2003 - Ja Rule becomes the first high-profile international artist to tour South…

  2. Live 8 Recap: Philadelphia's Museum Of Art

    July 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The intense glare from the sun did little to curb the enthusiasm of animated concertgoers during Philadelphia's Live 8 show, held in front of the city's Museum of Art. The intense glare from the sun did little to curb the enthusiasm of animated concertgoers during Philadelphia'…

  3. This Day in Music

    July 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1988 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "The Flame," Cheap Trick.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Country songwriter and Grand Ole Opry member Johnny Russell dies of complications relating to diabetes in a hospital outside…

  4. McCartney, U2 Kick Off Live 8 In London

    July 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney and U2 rocked London's Hyde Park with a performance of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" today (July 2) to kick off the main event in the Live 8 extravaganza. A thunderous roar er Paul McCartney and U2 rocked London's Hyde Park with a rousing…

  5. Thalía's 'Sixth Sense'

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Pop songstress Thalía has named her new album "El Sexto Sentido" not after a song, but after a state of mind. "It holds a big mystery—the mystery of life, of human feeling, of broken hearts. The mystery of the sixth sense,"…

  6. Queen's Ransom: Tribute Album, 2006 U.S. Tour

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Queen and Paul Rodgers will play a handful of North American cities later this year before returning next spring to launch a full-scale tour. Queen and Paul Rodgers will play a handful of North American cities later this year before returning next spring to launch a full-scale tour. According…

  7. Carey Rebound Keeps Bice From Hot 100 No. 1

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT He may have the top-selling single in the United States, but "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice came up short in the overall race for No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100. Bice has to settle for a No. 2 Hot 10 He may have the top-selling single in the United States, but "American…

  8. B&E: Dark New Day

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Dark New Day. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Although new to the modern rock scene, Dark New Day already has a past. Its members…

  9. Live 8 Adds Philly Acts, Inks DVD Deal

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys, Toby Keith, Josh Groban and the Black Eyed Peas have been added to the lineup for the Philadelphia edition of Live 8. Alicia Keys, Toby Keith, Josh Groban and the Black Eyed Peas have been added to the lineup for the Philadelphia edition of Live 8 . They join previously confirmed…

  10. A Joyful Return For Yoakam

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Dwight Yoakam uses the words "joy" or "joyful" eight times in a 30-minute span when talking about the process of creating his new album, "Blame the Vain." The recording, he says, took him to "a place of joyful,…

  11. This Day in Music

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Mariah Carey embarks on her first tour in more than three years in Osaka, Japan. 2003 - Mariah Carey embarks on her first tour in more than three years in Osaka, Japan. 2000 - Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks weds actor Adrian Pasdar in Las Vegas. 1999 - Eric…

  12. Glastonbury Gears Up For Another Year

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rain, hail or mud: nothing is likely to dampen the spirits of those visiting England's annual Glastonbury Festival. The three-day event, which begins Friday (June 24), is widely recognized as one of t Rain, hail or mud: nothing is likely to dampen the spirits of those visiting England&…

  13. No Address' Accidental Hit

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT While Florida's No Address has a top 15 single on Billboard's Mainstream Rock airplay chart with "When I'm Gone (Sadie)," they've done it without makeup, jumpsuits, marrying a supermodel or hopping on While Florida's No Address has a top 15 rock airplay…

  14. Billboard Bits: KissWorld, Merchant, Promise Ring

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on KissWorld, Merchant, Promise Ring Kiss' first official retail store, KissWorld, is holding a closing sale before it ever opened for business. The store, planned to open November 2004, was a joint venture between Kiss and Melbourne-based paper goods manufacturer World of Stars.…

  15. Rhino Readies Ramones, Dead Sets

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Ramones and the Grateful Dead will both be feted with multi-disc summer releases from Rhino. The Ramones and the Grateful Dead will both be feted with multi-disc summer releases from Rhino. Due Aug. 16, the box set "Weird Tales of the Ramones" will compile 85 tracks onto three…

  16. Hot Product

    June 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Transplants Ghost Stories To Transplants lead signer Rob Aston, hearing the trio's new songs on the radio is vindication. Aston says more than half the songs on the punk act's genre-hopping second album, "Haunted Cities," were intended for another project -- his solo album…

  17. Major-Label Transplants

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. To Transplants lead signer Rob Aston, hearing the trio's new songs on the radio is vindication. Aston says more than half the songs on the punk act's genre-hopping second album, "Haunted Cities," were intended for another…

  18. Pixies Unplug For Newport Folk Festival

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Pixies will unplug for the first time in their career later this summer at Rhode Island's Newport Folk Festival. The Pixies will unplug for the first time in their career later this summer at Rhode Island's Newport Folk Festival. The group will anchor the Aug. 6 bill for the…

  19. This Day in Music

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>The Pixies releases its first new song in 13 years. "Bam Thwok" is available beginning at midnight for digital download exclusively via Apple's iTunes Music Store. 2004 - The Pixies releases its first new song in 13 years. "Bam Thwok" is…

  20. Keith Graduates With Honors From 'Honkytonk U'

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The following interview with Toby Keith is excerpted from a Billboard Stars special feature that appears in the June 18, 2005, issue of the magazine. The 17-page special section dissects his success, from his chart history, creative success and…

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