1. Erika Jo Named Third 'Nashville Star'

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Erika Jo Heriges, an 18-year-old high school senior, was named the winner of the USA Network talent series "Nashville Star" last night (April 26) during a live broadcast from Nashville. Erika Jo Heriges, an 18-year-old high school senior, was named the winner of the USA Network…

  2. This Day in Music

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Rappers Eminem and Nas receive awards for youth empowerment and community development at the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network's (HSAN) Detroit even. Eminem is honored with HSAN's outstandin 2003 - Rappers Eminem and Nas receive awards for youth empowerment and…

  3. Backstreet's 'Never Gone' Due In June

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As U.S. pop radio stations begin to embrace the Backstreet Boys single "Incomplete," Jive Records has set June 14 as the release date for the vocal group's fourth studio album, "Never Gone." As U.S. pop radio stations begin to embrace the Backstreet Boys single "…

  4. Unwritten Law Boots Guitarist As Tour Dawns

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "It was an incredibly difficult decision, albeit the right thing to do given the recent circumstances," vocalist Scott Russo says. When Unwritten Law opens its tour with Sum 41 tonight (April 12) in Buffalo, N.Y., the group will be a little bit lighter. "Volatile circumstances…

  5. Black Takes 'Honeycomb' To Back Porch

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pixies vocalist/guitarist Frank Black has inked with EMI imprint Back Porch Records for the release of his first solo album in nine years. Pixies vocalist/guitarist Frank Black has inked with EMI imprint Back Porch Records for the release of his first solo album in nine years. As previously…

  6. Tunes On TV

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 28-April 3, 2005 Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY,APRIL 28 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artists: BeBe Winans, Queen Latifah (also scheduled: Charlie O'Connell). "7th Avenue. Drop: Queens Of The Stone Age,"…

  7. This Day in Music

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Eclectic New York quartet Soul Coughing disbands after eight years and three genre-bending albums together. 2000 - Eclectic New York quartet Soul Coughing disbands after eight years and three genre-bending albums together. 1994 - Bruce Springsteen wins a Best…

  8. Wake the Dead

    March 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST With 11 songs that cruise by in about 25 minutes, the Victory debut from Canadian act Comeback Kid masters a punk rock efficiency without sacrificing melody. With 11 songs that cruise by in about 25 minutes, the Victory debut from Canadian act Comeback Kid masters a punk rock efficiency…

  9. B&E: Comeback Kid

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Comeback Kid Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. With its Victory debut, "Wake the Dead," Canadian act Comeback Kid may do…

  10. This Day in Music

    March 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Rapper Foxy Brown is treated for minor injuries following a car accident in Brooklyn in which her car hits a fence. Police discover that Brown is driving with a suspended license and ord 2000 - Rapper Foxy Brown is treated for minor injuries following a car accident…

  11. Fogerty, Hayes Among Songwriters Hall Inductees

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST John Fogerty, Steve Cropper, Isaac Hayes and David Porter, Richard and Robert Sherman and Bill Withers will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year. John Fogerty, Steve Cropper, Isaac Hayes and David Porter, Richard and Robert Sherman and Bill Withers will be inducted into the…

  12. Follow Your Heart

    February 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mario Frangoulis' second release, "Follow Your Heart," continues the Greek tenor's assault on Josh Groban and Andrea Bocelli turf. Mario Frangoulis' second release, "Follow Your Heart," continues the Greek tenor's assault on Josh Groban and Andrea…

  13. BRMC Signs Overseas Deal With Echo

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock outfit Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has signed a new deal with the Echo label for Europe and the United Kingdom. Rock outfit Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has signed a new deal with the Echo label for Europe and the United Kingdom. BRMC will bring along its Abstract Dragon imprint, on which…

  14. ASK BILLBOARD

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Your Questions About Hayes, Madonna & More /bb/ask/index.jsp News Madonna …

  15. Ask Billboard

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Darren Hayes, Madonna and Billboard's Top Comprehensive Albums chart. POP!ULARITY Keith, I am a huge Darren Hayes fan. I know he has a new CD called "The Tension and the Spark." I am interested to know if his new album is…

  16. Lifehouse Readying Third Album

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lifehouse will release its self-titled third album March 22 via Geffen. Lifehouse will release its self-titled third album March 22 via Geffen. First single "You and Me" has begun making a splash at U.S. Adult Top 40 radio stations and is currently the No. 2 most downloaded track at…

  17. Nelly, DMB, Juanes Among N.O. Jazz Fest Acts

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST For its 36th annual edition, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed a rich and eclectic lineup befitting its storied history. For its 36th annual edition, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed a rich and eclectic lineup befitting its storied history.…

  18. Funk Brothers Not Resting On 'Motown' Laurels

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Thanks to the success of the 2002 documentary "Standing in the Shadows of Motown," the Funk Brothers, ostensibly the musical backbone to Motown's golden era, have finally garnered recognition with the Thanks to the success of the 2002 documentary "Standing in the Shadows…

  19. Billboard Bits: Junos, Beasties, Tsunami Show, Sexton

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Junos, Beasties, Tsunami Show, Sexton Rock legend Neil Young will give a rare awards show performance at Canada's Juno Awards, to be held April 3 at the MTS Center in Winnipeg. Young was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1982 and has earned three Juno awards during…

  20. Billboard Bits: Coachella Fest, Mardi Gras, David Foster

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Coachella, Mardi Gras, David Foster The sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will be held April 30-May 1 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif., organizers tell Billboard.com. Ticket information has not yet been announced for the event, which last year drew record…

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