1. Allmans Tour With Skynyrd, .moe, DeGraw

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Allman Brothers Band has confirmed spring and summer tour dates that will find the group sharing stages with a variety of acts. The Allman Brothers Band has confirmed spring and summer tour dates that will find the group sharing stages with a variety of acts. Seven of the planned shows…

  2. Diary of a Mad Black Woman

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tyler Perry's "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" scored No. 1 box-office kudos. Judging by the mesmerizing performances here, the movie's soundtrack deserves to do equally as well. Tyler Perry's "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" scored No. 1 box-office kudos. Judging…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. TANGIBLE Dear Fred, I passionately believe that illegal downloading never would have become a gigantic problem for the recording industry had it not all but eliminated the commercial singles market. I still can't figure out why they…

  4. 'Chart Beat' Moves Online

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Beginning today (April 21), Billboard's "Chart Beat" will be found exclusively online at Billboard.com. The column will be posted every Thursday afternoon -- a full day earlier than it was previously Beginning today (April 21), Billboard's " Chart Beat " will be…

  5. CHART BEAT

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Mariah Carey, Secret Garden, "American Idol"/Queen and 50 Cent and B5. EMANCIPATED: For the first time in seven-and-a-half years, Mariah Carey is sitting in pole position on The Billboard 200. "The Emancipation of Mimi"…

  6. Edwards Plots North American Tour

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kathleen Edwards has confirmed dates for a North American tour in support of her Zoe/Rounder sophomore album, "Back to Me." Kathleen Edwards has confirmed dates for a North American tour in support of her Zoe/Rounder sophomore album, "Back to Me." The trek will kick off…

  7. 'Star Wars' Theme Set For Single Release

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The next "Star Wars" theme tune, "Battle of the Heroes" will be issued as a single May 23 in the United Kingdom to coincide with the big screen release of the final episode of the epic science-fiction The next "Star Wars" theme tune, "Battle of the Heroes…

  8. Coldplay Sounds Loud, Proud On 'X&Y'

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay offers up a bigger, louder version of its widely loved pop/rock sound on its third studio album, "X&Y." Due June 7 in North America via Capitol, the 12-track set is led by the soaring sin Coldplay offers up a bigger, louder version of its widely loved pop/rock sound on…

  9. Billboard Bits: Zootopia, Tyrese, David Sanborn

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Zootopia, Tyrese, David Sanborn Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Backstreet Boys, Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson, Rob Thomas, Frankie J, Gavin DeGraw, Simple Plan and Jesse McCartney are the first acts confirmed for New York radio station Z100's Zootopia 2005 concert. The event…

  10. Frankie J, Baby Bash Make Touring Team

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Latino hitmakers Frankie J, Baby Bash and Natalie will team up for a spring tour that will kick off April 29 in Corpus Christie, Texas. The run will find each of the artists performing solo and in com Latino hitmakers Frankie J, Baby Bash and Natalie will team up for a spring tour that will…

  11. Sarzo Recounts Osbourne/Rhoads Era

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rudy Sarzo's name has long been familiar to fans of '80s-era hard rock and heavy metal. Rudy Sarzo's name has long been familiar to fans of '80s-era hard rock and heavy metal. After all, he was a member of Quiet Riot and Whitesnake and currently holds the bass position in…

  12. Willie's Got Dylan For July 4 Picnic

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic will return to the Stockyards in Fort Worth, Texas, this summer, with Bob Dylan and Los Lonely Boys on the bill. This will be the 32nd Independence day bash for Nels Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic will return to the Stockyards in Fort Worth,…

  13. 3 Doors Down Lines Up Summer Tour

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Doors Down will headline a summer tour package that also includes Staind and Breaking Benjamin, Billboard.com has learned. Dates are still being finalized for the run, which begins July 1 and wraps 3 Doors Down will headline a summer tour package that also includes Staind and Breaking…

  14. Lineup Set For Glastonbury Festival

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Kylie Minogue and the White Stripes are among the headline acts at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival, to be held June 24-26. Veteran artists Brian Wilson, Van Morrison and Elvis Costello are a Coldplay, Kylie Minogue and the White Stripes are among the headline acts at the U.K.&…

  15. Christie, Imbruglia Top U.K. Charts

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tony Christie's "(Is This the Way) To Amarillo" (UMTV) yesterday (April 10) extended its reign over the U.K. singles chart to four weeks. Tony Christie's "(Is This the Way) To Amarillo" (UMTV) yesterday (April 10) extended its reign over the U.K. singles chart to…

  16. Hot Product

    April 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The National Toni's Tunes Five previously unreleased tracks are found on the Toni Braxton set "Un-Break My Heart: The Remix Collection," due this week via LaFace/Legacy. The 11-track set features Braxton's four No. 1 hits on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play tally…

  17. This Day in Music

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Nigerian Drummer Bahatunde Olatunji, whose albums introduced African percussion to a wide U.S. audience, dies of diabetes in Salinas, Calif. He is 76. 2003 - Nigerian Drummer Bahatunde Olatunji, whose albums introduced African percussion to a wide U.S. audience, dies…

  18. Megadeth To Lead Summer 'Gigantour'

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine will launch a six-week festival tour in late July boasting two stages of music. Joining his band on the main stage for Gigantour will be Dream Theater, Fear Factory, Dil Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine will launch a six-week festival tour in late July boasting…

  19. Coldplay Finalizes New Album Track List

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay has finalized the track list for its wildly anticipated third Parlophone album. Coldplay has finalized the track list for its wildly anticipated third Parlophone album, " X&Y ," due June 6 in its native United Kingdom and the following day in North America via Capitol.…

  20. Good Charlotte/Simple Plan Confirm Spring Tour

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Good Charlotte and Simple Plan's spring tour has been christened "Noise to the World" and will commence May 3 in Tulsa, Okla., Billboard.com has learned. The outing will run through June 1 in Charlott Good Charlotte and Simple Plan's spring tour has been christened "…

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