1. Coxon In The Mood For 'Love' On New Album

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon is busy recording the follow-up to "Happiness in Magazines," released earlier this year via Astralwerks. Former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon is busy recording the follow-up to "Happiness in Magazines," released earlier this year via…

  2. Queens Of The Stone Age Ready To Rule Rock Again

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Queens of the Stone Age tapped into the post-millennial modern rock zeitgeist with their 2002 breakthrough "Songs for the Deaf," a collection of brutally loud, utterly thrilling sonic salvos threaded with mock DJ voice-overs for…

  3. South By Southwest Diary: March 18

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the third installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marten Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) event is a music festival and…

  4. Sabbath, Maiden Sign On For Ozzfest

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 10th anniversary edition of Ozzfest will boast a main stage lineup of Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Shadows Fall and Black Label Society. The trek will begin July 15 at Boston's Tweeter Center and p The 10th anniversary edition of Ozzfest will boast a main stage lineup of Black Sabbath…

  5. Aretha, Alicia, More Set For Essence Fest

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child and Kanye West are part of the all-star lineup confirmed to play the 2005 Essence Music Festival. Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child and Kanye West are part of the all-star lineup confirmed to play the 2005 Essence Music…

  6. Coldplay Unveils New Tunes In Los Angeles

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Coldplay unveiled five songs, including the single "Speed of Sound," from its hotly anticipated third album, "X&Y," Saturday night at Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheatre as part of a benefit for r Coldplay unveiled five songs from its hotly anticipated third album…

  7. 50 Cent Nets Hot 100 Top 5 Trifecta

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST As 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" extends its No. 1 reign to a second week on Billboard's Hot 100, the rapper makes history with three hits in the chart's top 5. With the Game's "How We Do" featuring 50 Cent As 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring…

  8. Warped Tour Confirms Lineup, Pre-Sale

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST With veteran acts and latter day heroes on the bill, the Vans Warped Tour will bring a full slate of punk rock and action sports to venues across the United States for an 11th time this summer. With veteran acts and latter day heroes on the bill, the Vans Warped Tour will bring a full slate…

  9. Ask Billboard

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about boy bands, Fischerspooner and Green Day. BATTLE OF THE BOYS Hi Keith! I was wondering which boy band has sold the most records. Did the New Kids on the Block (aka NKOTB) sell more records than the Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, 98 Degrees…

  10. Billboard Bits: Fuji Rock, Willie Nelson, Cinderella

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Fuji Rock, Willie Nelson, Cinderella Sigur Ros, Mercury Rev, the Pogues, the reunited Dinosaur Jr. and Fatboy Slim are among the first acts to sign on for Japan's annual Fuji Rock Festival. The event will be held July 29-31 at the Naeba Ski Resort about 2 hours outside Tokyo.…

  11. Unreleased Cuts Bolster Braxton Remix Disc

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Five previously unreleased tracks will be found on the upcoming Toni Braxton set "Un-Break My Heart: The Remix Collection," Billboard.com has learned. Five previously unreleased tracks will be found on the upcoming Toni Braxton set "Un-Break My Heart: The Remix Collection,"…

  12. This Day in Music

    February 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Returning home after a 46-year absence, guitarist Carlos Santana unveils a plaque in Autlan De Navarro declaring him the "favorite son" of the west-central Mexican town. Mayor Armando Pe 2001 - Returning home after a 46-year absence, guitarist Carlos…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Westlife, chart records, Greek artists, Mariah Carey and "Rich Girl" with readers. LIVING THE WESTLIFE Hi, I have been a U.S. fan of Irish pop group Westlife for several years and I think I have a good question to ask you about them. At the beginning of their…

  14. Fleck Splitting Time With Four Side Projects

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bela Fleck is taking 2005 off from touring with the Flecktones, but he will still be very busy with a number of new projects. Bela Fleck is taking 2005 off from touring with the Flecktones, but he will still be very busy with a number of new projects. According to his official Web site ,…

  15. Jackson Jurors Reflect Star's Influence

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The jurors and alternates selected in the Michael Jackson molestation trial reflect the tremendous influence the pop star has had on the community surrounding his Neverland Ranch. One juror and two al The jurors and alternates selected in the Michael Jackson molestation trial reflect the…

  16. This Day in Music

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Blues saxophonist A.C. Reed dies in Chicago of complications from cancer. He is 77. Born Aaron Corthen in Wardell, Mo., Reed moved to Chicago in 1942, where he took up the sax and studie 2004 - Blues saxophonist A.C. Reed dies in Chicago of complications from cancer.…

  17. Sugar Hill Launches Roots Festival

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Venerable roots music label Sugar Hill Records has hatched plans for a two-day festival in Durham, N.C.'s American Tobacco Historic District. Venerable roots music label Sugar Hill Records has hatched plans for a two-day festival in Durham, N.C.'s American Tobacco Historic District …

  18. Imbruglia 'Days' Away From Third Album

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australian vocalist Natalie Imbruglia will release her third album, "Counting Down the Days," April 4 internationally via Sony/BMG's new Brightside imprint. According to a spokesperson for RCA, which Australian vocalist Natalie Imbruglia will release her third album, "…

  19. Grammy-Winning 'Genius' Rises To No. 1

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST On the heels of taking the Grammy's album of the year honors, Ray Charles earns his first No. 1 album in more than four decades with his final studio set, "Genius Loves Company." The title rockets 15- On the heels of taking the Grammy's album of the year honors, Ray…

  20. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting four of the five counts brought against the singer. 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former…

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