1. This Day in Music

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Radney Foster becomes a new dad. The Arista Austin recording artist and former member of Foster & Lloyd and his wife, Cyndi Hoezle are the parents of baby boy, Jackson Butterfield Fo 2003 - Barry White, the R&B crooner renowned for his deep, erotic baritone,…

  2. This Day in Music

    July 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>Musician and manager Chas (Bryan) Chandler dies at the age of 57.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Travis drummer Neil Primrose suffers a head injury while swimming in a pool in Belfort, France, necessitating the cancellation…

  3. This Day in Music

    July 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>The cream of Latin American musical talent converges on Three Mills Island in East London for the Salsa 2000 open-air festival. The large-scale Latin festival is headlined by Ruben Blade 2003 - Celia Cruz dies of a brain tumor at the age of 77. 2002 - 26-year-old…

  4. Billboard Bits: Bragg, Seagal, Elliott Smith, Silkworm

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Billy Bragg, Steven Seagal, Elliott Smith, Silkworm A little more than a week after Yep Roc Records confirmed it was prepping deluxe reissues of four Billy Bragg albums and a box set, the artist has postponed the projects until 2006. "As the date of release has approached, I have…

  5. Final Traffic Tour Captured On DVD

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The first live DVD from famed rock act Traffic will hit stores Sept. 20 via Epic. The first live DVD from famed rock act Traffic will hit stores Sept. 20 via Epic. "The Last Great Traffic Jam" tracks the on-again-off-again British band through its 1994 reunion tour, which featured…

  6. This Day in Music

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Rock drummer Tommy Lee is congratulated by a judge for abstaining from drugs and alcohol while on probation for spousal abuse. As wife Pamela Anderson Lee looks on, the former Motley Cru 2001 - Gravediggaz rapper Too Poetic (Anthony Berkeley) dies at a Los Angeles…

  7. Carey, Stefani, Peas Maintain Singles Lead

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the thick of the summer, hit singles from Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani and the Black Eyed Peas remain the most popular in the United States, but a new slate of contenders is on the rise. Carey's "We In the thick of the summer, hit singles from Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani and the…

  8. This Day in Music

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Mariah Carey uses her celebrity status to try to help police find a missing 13-year-old girl. The Grammy award-winning singer joins the family of Christina Williams at a Beverly Hills, C 2003 - Skip Battin, former bassist for the Byrds and other notable country-rock…

  9. Billboard Bits: Pearl Jam, Carrie Underwood, Snoop Dogg

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Pearl Jam, Carrie Underwood, Snoop Dogg Pearl Jam continues to add shows to its 2005 tour itinerary , the newest being an Aug. 29 date in Missoula, Mont., where bassist Jeff Ament went to college. Proceeds from the gig at the Adams Center will benefit Montana Senate president Jon…

  10. Classic Carly

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Call Carly Simon a romantic. Her new album "Moonlight Serenade" (Columbia), due July 19 as a DualDisc, is a collection of standards penned by Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, Glenn Miller, Rodgers & Hart and other great…

  11. This Day in Music

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1985 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "A View to a Kill," Duran Duran. It is the first No. 1 hit from a James Bond movie. (Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die" and Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better 2004 - New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane…

  12. Jackson Sued Over Beatles Library Finances

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A financial company specializing in asset acquisition sued Michael Jackson yesterday (July 11) in New York, saying it is owed $48 million in fees for rescuing the singer's stake in the publishing righ A financial company specializing in asset acquisition sued Michael Jackson yesterday …

  13. BRMC Hitting The Road This Fall

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rock trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will kick off a North American tour Sept. 12 in San Francisco. Rock trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will kick off a North American tour Sept. 12 in San Francisco. The month-long outing, which will feature support from former Ride frontman Mark Gardener,…

  14. Fonsi Steps Up His Sound

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Luis Fonsi began his career as a classic Latin balladeer, a purveyor of romantic songs with lyrical lines adorned by singing strings. On the eve of his fifth album, he boasts an updated sound. "Paso a Paso," (Step by Step) due July 12…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Helen Forrest, often called the best of the big band singers, dies of congestive heart failure at the Motion Picture Country Home and Hospital in Woodland Hills. She is 82.<br clear="non 2002 - R&B pioneer Rosco Gordon dies after suffering a hear attack…

  16. This Day in Music

    July 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Sheena Easton files for divorce from her husband of 11 months, documentary director Timothy Delarm, citing irreconcilable differences.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for…

  17. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Babyface is honored by the state of Indiana, which renames a 25-mile stretch of federal highway (Interstate Route 65) as "Kenneth Babyface Edmonds Highway." In conjunction with the honor 2004 - A segment of Interstate 85 is declared "The Alan Jackson…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. REMEMBERING LUTHER Dear Fred, I expect many will write about the passing of Luther Vandross this week. A friend just e-mailed me with the miserable news, which must have just broken as the Billboard Web site doesn't mention it yet. I was really…

  19. This Day in Music

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Nancy Sinatra makes the announcement at a press conference in the capital that the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., have worked out an agreement t 2000 - Halfway into the first song of the band's encore for their Mannheim,…

  20. Death Cab's Atlantic Debut Due In Late August

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Death Cab For Cutie sticks with its trademark emotional rock'n'roll sound on "Plans," its major-label debut for Atlantic after releasing four studio sets on Barsuk. Death Cab For Cutie sticks with its trademark emotional rock'n'roll sound on "Plans,"…

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