1. This Day in Music

    May 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Blues singer Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore dies in Yazoo City, Miss., after a long illness. He is 90. Born in Topeka, Kan., Moore grew up in Memphis. He worked with various Kansas City jazz b 2004 - Blues singer Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore dies in Yazoo…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses various topics with readers. MAKING OUR MINDS UP Hello Fred, I know that you are a big fan of the Eurovision Song Contest and so am I. I just heard the official CD of all 39 contestants in this year's 50th celebration of the contest, to be held in Kiev, Ukraine,…

  3. G-Unit In The Game With Mobile Pact

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT G-Unit, the urban brand founded by rapper 50 Cent, has expanded its relationship with mobile media company Zingy to create an unusual series of games based on G-Unit artists including 50 Cent, Lloyd B G-Unit, the urban brand founded by rapper 50 Cent, has expanded its relationship with mobile…

  4. This Day in Music

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>South African singer Brenda Fassie dies at the Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg. She is 39. She had been in a coma since April 26, after suffering an asthma attack. This led to cardi 2004 - South African singer Brenda Fassie dies at the Sunninghill Hospital in…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. KELLY BREAKS AWAY Dear Fred, Kelly Clarkson has three songs in the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 this week! Have any other contestants from "American Idol" achieved this? Thanks! Sincerely, Dean Smedley Dear Dean, While…

  6. Pop Gathers 'Prizes,' Preps Live DVD

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Iggy Pop will be the subject of a career-spanning retrospective and a live DVD this summer. Iggy Pop will be the subject of a career-spanning retrospective and a live DVD this summer. Due July 19 via Virgin/EMI Music Catalog Marketing, the 37-track "A Million in Prizes: The Iggy Pop…

  7. Sinatra Biography Cites New Claim Of Mob Ties

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Frank Sinatra once served as a Mafia courier and narrowly escaped arrest with a briefcase containing $3.5 million in cash, entertainer Jerry Lewis told authors of a new book excerpted in Vanity Fair m Frank Sinatra once served as a Mafia courier and narrowly escaped arrest with a briefcase…

  8. B&E: Matisyahu

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Matisyahu. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Reggae, hip-hop and Judaism have found a melting pot in the music of Matisyahu, a…

  9. Patti Smith To Headline Meltdown Festival

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Patti Smith will headline this summer's Meltdown Festival at London's South Bank Centre, which will run from June 11-26. Patti Smith will headline this summer's Meltdown Festival at London's South Bank Centre, which will run from June 11-26. The event will be highlighted…

  10. Ex-Wife Says Jackson A Victim Of 'Vultures'

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The mother of two of Michael Jackson's children took the stand in his molestation trial again today (April 28) and depicted the pop star as a victim of a cabal of "opportunistic vultures" in his inner The mother of two of Michael Jackson's children took the stand in his…

  11. Ask Billboard

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Snow Patrol, Muse and the Billboard Boxscores chart. OH YEAH Hello Keith, I love your weekly column for Billboard.com. As a big fan of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs I am thrilled to see the track "Hello Tomorrow," on which…

  12. Collaborations Highlight Fifth Jammy Awards

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A number of intriguing collaborations highlighted the fifth annual Jammy Awards, held last night (April 26) at New York's Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing collaborations highlighted the fifth annual Jammy Awards, held last night (April 26) at New York's…

  13. CD/DVD Salutes Bluegrass Fest's 30th

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As the Telluride Bluegrass Festival pulls into its 32nd year, Rounder Records is commemorating the annual event's 30th anniversary with separate CD and DVD releases. As the Telluride Bluegrass Festival pulls into its 32nd year, Rounder Records is commemorating the annual event's…

  14. Elevator

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following its promising 2002 Sub Pop debut, "Make Up the Breakdown," Hot Hot Heat has graduated to the majors with its integrity intact. Following its promising 2002 Sub Pop debut, "Make Up the Breakdown," Hot Hot Heat has graduated to the majors with its integrity intact.…

  15. Life Is A 'Little' Better For Billy Dean

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the April 23, 2005, issue magazine and expanded for Billboard.com. Before it became the year's surprise success story, Billy Dean thought his new album might be his last. A consistent hitmaker through much of the '90s, Dean had fallen from view after his deal with…

  16. BREAKING & ENTERING

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British Sea Power /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News …

  17. B&E: British Sea Power

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: British Sea Power. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. With its turn at the slightly shaky, slightly accented brand of British pop…

  18. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards dies in Los Angeles of cancer. He is 78. 2003 - Tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards dies in Los Angeles of cancer. He is 78. 2002 - Alan Dale, a crooner of the late 1940s and '50s whose hits included the million-selling single "…

  19. Open Season

    April 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Add the brainy bunch from Brighton, England, to the list of U.K. acts destined to make an impact in the United States. "Open Season" is more disciplined and structured than the act's sprawling, magnet Add the brainy bunch from Brighton, England, to the list of U.K. acts…

  20. Pleasure & Pain

    April 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On "Pleasure and Pain," Atlanta's 112 recaptures the vocal magic that powered its multiplatinum predecessors "112," "Room 112" and "Part II," as well as hit singles like "Peaches & Cream." Speakin On "Pleasure and Pain,"…

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