1. This Day in Music

    July 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1978 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Miss You," The Rolling Stones. The song is the band's eighth No. 1 single.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1995 - Selling 331,000 copies, Selena's "Dreaming of You," her first…

  2. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Iron Maiden drummer Michael "Nicko" McBrain is arrested and charged with assault after hitting a parking attendant with his car, according to reports. The incident occurs backstage at th 2003 - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. ED NOTE: Although usually updated on Fridays, due to unforseen circumstances, a new "Chart Beat Chat" will be appear in this space on Monday (Aug. 8). OH! CAROLE Hi Fred, I enjoyed reading your interesting comments about Carole King recently…

  4. Debbie Gibson Itching For A Comeback

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Chicago Cubs celebrated "'80s night" at Wrigley Field on Monday with '80s teen sensation Debbie Gibson throwing out the first pitch, singing the National Anthem and performing "Take Me Out to the The Chicago Cubs celebrated "'80s night" at Wrigley…

  5. The Go! Team Signs With Columbia

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dance/pop sextet The Go! Team has found a new home at Columbia Records. Dance/pop sextet The Go! Team has found a new home at Columbia Records. On Sept. 27, the U.K.-based ensemble will release "Thunder, Lightning, Strike," its first record on a major U.S. label. The Columbia…

  6. Parton Gearing Up For 'Vintage' Tour

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dolly Parton will return to the road next month as part of the Vintage Tour, which will get underway Aug. 16 at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, N.J. Dolly Parton will return to the road next month as part of the Vintage Tour, which will get underway Aug. 16 at the House of Blues in…

  7. Mariah & No. 1: 'Together' Again

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Once again, Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" sits on top of the Billboard Hot 100. The single has topped the chart for nine non-consecutive weeks, interrupted for one week for the chart-topping deb Once again, Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" sits on top of…

  8. Ennio Morricone Gets Compiled By Ipecac

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Renowned movie composer Ennio Morricone will be celebrated this fall with a new double-disc compilation, "Crime and Dissonance." Renowned movie composer Ennio Morricone will be celebrated this fall with a new double-disc compilation, "Crime and Dissonance." Due Sept. 6 via…

  9. This Day in Music

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Simon "Mahlathini" Nkabinde, lead singer of South African group Mahlathini & the Mahotella Queens, dies in Vosloorus of complications from diabetes. He is 62.<br clear="none"/><br cl 2003 - The 20th annual MTV Video Music Awards begin…

  10. Phair Balances Old, New On 'Miracle'

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Liz Phair has finalized the track list for her fifth album, "Somebody's Miracle." Liz Phair has finalized the track list for her fifth album, "Somebody's Miracle." As previously reported , the 14-track set will arrive Oct. 4 via Capitol. First single "…

  11. Supergrass Spreads Out On Fifth Album

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First single "St. Petersburg" will be commercially released on Aug. 8. U.K. rock act Supergrass continues its album-by-album evolution on " Road to Rouen ," due Aug. 15 internationally via Parlophone and Sept. 27 in North America via Capitol. First single "St.…

  12. Daddy Yankee Gearing Up For U.S. Tour

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee will today (July 27) announce details of his Who's Your Daddy tour, which will take him to 11 U.S. cities and five Latin American destinations. Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee will today (July 27) announce details of his Who's Your Daddy tour, which will take…

  13. Call Him 'Mr. A-Z'

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With his trademark wit intact, singer/songwriter Jason Mraz battles the sophomore slump head-on with his ambitious second effort, "Mr. A-Z." The 12-song collection (released July 26) showcases an artist who is "more comfortable,…

  14. Browne Readies Acoustic Disc For Own Label

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne is prepping a disc of acoustic performances from his recent tours for release on his own label. Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne is prepping a disc of acoustic performances from his recent tours for release on his own label, Inside Recordings . Founded in 1999…

  15. Ask Billboard

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Donna Summer, import singles and radio's "Jack" format. SUMMER LOVE Hi Keith, I noticed that Donna Summer has embarked on a big U.S. tour for the first time in five years. In light of this, would you know if she will have a…

  16. Killers To Lead First U.S. Download Fest

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Killers will headline the first U.S. edition of the U.K.'s successful Download Festival, Billboard.com has learned. The event will be held Oct. 8 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif. The Killers will headline the first U.S. edition of the U.K.'s successful Download…

  17. This Day in Music

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>Composer Evelyn Levine dies at the age of 84.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - One of South Africa's most respected bass players and songwriters, Sipho Gumede, dies in a Durban hospital following his admission for…

  18. Billboard Bits: Rolling Stones, 'Brown Hotel,' Eazy-E

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Rolling Stones, 'Brown Hotel,' Eazy-E The Rolling Stones' new single, "Streets of Love"/"Rough Justice," will be released Aug. 22 in the U.K. as a limited edition, numbered CD and on seven-inch vinyl. "Streets of Love" was given its first…

  19. Blunt Holds Off Mariah, Michael On U.K. Chart

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter James Blunt holds sway on both main U.K. charts for a second week, increasing his sales again with the single "You're Beautiful" and holding steady with his debut album "Back to Bedl Singer/songwriter James Blunt holds sway on both main U.K. charts for a…

  20. Hot Product

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jason Mraz Mister Mister Singer/songwriter Jason Mraz returns this week with his sophomore album, "Mr. A-Z," via Elektra/Atlantic. The Steve Lillywhite-produced set is led by first single "Wordplay," which reached No. 17 on Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart. The new…

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