1. This Day in Music

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Jazz violinist-guitarist Claude "Fiddler" Williams dies of pneumonia in Kansas City, Mo. He is 96. 2004 - Jazz violinist-guitarist Claude "Fiddler" Williams dies of pneumonia in Kansas City, Mo. He is 96. 2002 - Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes,…

  2. This Day in Music

    April 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Pop singer Jewel breaks a collarbone and a rib, and suffers bumps and bruises when she is thrown from a horse at the Texas ranch of her boyfriend, rodeo star Ty Murray. 2002 - Pop singer Jewel breaks a collarbone and a rib, and suffers bumps and bruises when she is…

  3. 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…

  4. Buzzin' Fly Volume 2: Replenishing Music for the Modern Soul

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two years ago, Everything but the Girl's Ben Watt established Buzzin' Fly Records so he could release house music he deemed noteworthy. Two years ago, Everything but the Girl's Ben Watt established Buzzin' Fly Records so he could release house music he deemed noteworthy.…

  5. Whipped Cream & Other Delights

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Originally released in 1965, "Whipped Cream & Other Delights," Herb Alpert's faux Tijuana jazz-pop fare, proved to be the right music for the time, strangely rubbing shoulders on the charts with t Originally released in 1965, "Whipped Cream & Other Delights,"…

  6. Something to Be

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Much has been made of Rob Thomas' solo debut—particularly that it showcases different musical sides of the Grammy Award-winning Matchbox Twenty frontman. Already, lead single "Lonely No More" i Much has been made of Rob Thomas' solo debut—particularly that it showcases…

  7. 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.…

  8. This Day in Music

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Pop singer Jessica Simpson adds to her television-acting resume with an episode of "The Twilight Zone." Simpson stars in a segment of the UPN series as a babysitter who discovers the lif 2003 - Pop singer Jessica Simpson adds to her television-acting resume…

  9. Def Leppard Covers Up, Hits The Road

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran pop/metal outfit Def Leppard is showing no signs of slowing down, as evidenced by its jam-packed summer/fall schedule. Veteran pop/metal outfit Def Leppard is showing no signs of slowing down, as evidenced by its jam-packed summer/fall schedule. First up is a double-disc career…

  10. 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…

  11. This Day in Music

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. During the second show, on the eve of Easter Sunday, the newly married couple performs "How Great Thou Art." 2000 - Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. During the second show,…

  12. Jackson Defense Focuses On Security Logs

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The defense in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial today (April 21) walked a former Neverland ranch security guard through records detailing activities at Jackson's estate during the time the The defense in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial today (April 21) walked a…

  13. Potential Witness In Jackson Case Arrested

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A potential witness in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial has been accused of having sex with a minor in the basement of her home after telling her he had seen the pop star seduce a girl. A potential witness in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial has been accused of having…

  14. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney each score two wins at the CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards, held at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Keith's clip for "American Soldier" earns h 2004 - Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney each score two wins at…

  15. Jackson Prosecution Calls Ex-Neverland Guard

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A former security guard at Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch testified in the pop star's child molestation trial today (April 20) that there was once a notice posted in a guard station that the boy wh A former security guard at Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch testified in the…

  16. 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…

  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. 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…

  20. Jackson Lawyers Challenge Photos Of Accuser's Mother

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's defense attorney today (April 19) challenged the authenticity of photographs that appeared to show the mother of the pop star's accuser with severe bruises from an alleged beating by Michael Jackson's defense attorney today (April 19) challenged the…

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