1. Elvis, Chemical Bros. Top U.K. Charts

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Elvis Presley resumed his rule over the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Jan. 30) when RCA's latest reissue of his original British chart-toppers, "It's Now or Never," debuted at No. 1. Elvis Presley resumed his rule over the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Jan. 30) when RCA&…

  2. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Mack is a cousin of celebra 2002 - Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the…

  3. Hot Product

    January 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Brazilian Girls Girls Around The World The Brazilian Girls' diverse, left-of-center sounds -- equal parts Latin, dance/electronic, dub, jazz and pop -- are at the center of the quartet's self-titled debut, released this week by Verve on its revived Forecast imprint. The…

  4. This Day in Music

    January 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>64-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner Freddy Fender (Baldemar Huerta) is released from a San Antonio hospital following kidney transplant surgery a week earlier. 2002 - 64-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner Freddy Fender (Baldemar Huerta) is released from a San…

  5. Psychic Cat

    January 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kelli Ali is best-known as the former voice of Sneaker Pimps. She helped the group score hits with the multiformat radio single "6 Underground" and "Spin Spin Sugar," which peaked at No. 2 on the Bill Kelli Ali is best-known as the former voice of Sneaker Pimps. She helped…

  6. Off to Join the World

    January 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Given that he's still a teenager himself, when singer/songwriter Blaine Larsen sings of high school, he has an insider's perspective. But don't think for one second that this is teen pop country: This Given that he's still a teenager himself, when singer/songwriter Blaine…

  7. Abreme la Puerta

    January 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Songwriter Erika Ender has made a name for herself by penning hits for others. On this, her solo debut, she hooks up with fellow producers and musicians for an album that sounds like a gathering of fr Songwriter Erika Ender has made a name for herself by penning hits for others. On this, her…

  8. Worlds Apart

    January 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ten years into its craft, Texas quartet . . . And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead has made the album of its career. "Worlds Apart" is more sprawling and ambitious, yet also more focused, than an Ten years into its craft, Texas quartet . . . And You Will Know Us by the Trail of…

  9. Free Me

    January 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pop-starved fans are about to get a heaping helping of cheesecake topped with a cherry. Emma Bunton, arguably the most talented of the Spice Girls, crosses the seas with her second international solo Pop-starved fans are about to get a heaping helping of cheesecake topped with a cherry. Emma…

  10. This Day in Music

    January 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Detroit radio legend Martha Jean "The Queen" Steinberg - known by her trademark phrase "I betcha" - dies at Detroit's Harper Hospital. Steinberg was a local fixture in the Motor City for 2000 - Detroit radio legend Martha Jean "The Queen…

  11. Billboard Bits: Tibet House, Heavenly States, DiscLive

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Tibet House, Heavenly States, DiscLive Lou Reed, the Kinks' Ray Davies and vocalist Antony have joined the lineup for the 15th annual Tibet House benefit concert , to be held Feb. 9 at New York's Carnegie Hall. They join a bill that already includes the Black Keys, Patti…

  12. This Day in Music

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam & Dave, Sam Moore finally launches a solo career when he releases "Plenty Good Lovin': The Lost Solo Album," in England on Swing C 2002 - More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam &…

  13. Billboard Bits: 'Jam Sessions,' Brian Wilson, Vibert

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on 'Jam Sessions,' Brian Wilson, Luke Vibert Kanye West, Kid Rock, Alanis Morissette and Black Eyed Peas with John Legend will headline American Express' second annual "Jam Sessions" in the days leading up to the Grammy Awards. Additional acts will be announced…

  14. Cream Plans Short But Sweet Reunion

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST The May 2-3, 5-6 shows will constitute guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker's first on-stage appearances together since Cream's 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hal As first revealed here in early November, classic rock trio Cream is reuniting for…

  15. Lawyers Want To Show Jackson Documentary

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST The prosecution wants jurors in Michael Jackson's molestation trial to have their own screening of a British television documentary about the pop star, a show that the defense denounced as "heavily ed The prosecution wants jurors in Michael Jackson's molestation trial to have…

  16. This Day in Music

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Keyboardist Pete Bardens, a key figure in English blues-rock and progressive rock, dies of lung cancer at his home in Malibu, Calif. He is 57. 2002 - Keyboardist Pete Bardens, a key figure in English blues-rock and progressive rock, dies of lung cancer at his home in…

  17. Brazilian Girls Forecast: Catching On, With Verve

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The Brazilian Girls are not Brazilian -— nor are they all girls. But one thing is certain: The New York-based quartet is an essential element in the re-emergence of the Verve Music Group's legendary Forecast label. The group's self…

  18. Ask Billboard

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Anastacia, Kelly Osbourne and AC/DC. EXPLAINING THE UNEXPLAINABLE Hi Keith, First and foremost, thanks for your column. Every Wednesday, I look forward to it, and in the years I've been reading your work, you've even been…

  19. This Day in Music

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles' Hollywood Blvd. for a free performance that is broadcast live on ABC's premiere of "The Jimmy Kimmel Show." 2003 - U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los…

  20. Billboard Bits: CMT, Option-G, Noise Pop

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on CMT, Option-G, Noise Pop 3 Doors Down has been tapped to replace Los Lonely Boys at CMT's live music special from the Jacksonville (Fla.) Veterans Memorial Arena the night before the Super Bowl. The show will be headlined by Lynyrd Skynyrd and also feature Jo Dee Messina. "…

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