1. This Day in Music

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>It is announced that a 53-year-old Englishwoman by the name of Ingrid Pedersen has declared herself John Lennon's half-sister. "Now at last I can admit who I am - the little sis John lov 2001 - Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of pop star Prince, dies…

  2. Crowe Finalizes 'Elizabethtown' Soundtrack

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The full track list has been confirmed for the soundtrack to "Elizabethtown," Cameron Crowe's highly anticipated new film. The full track list has been confirmed for the soundtrack to "Elizabethtown," Cameron Crowe's highly anticipated new film. Due Sept. 13 via…

  3. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Blues Traveler bassist Bobby Sheehan is found dead in bed at his New Orleans home. Sheehan, who had recently begun work on a solo project, is 31.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - The Occupational Safety and Health…

  4. Metal-Leaning Hellfest Canceled In Insurance Flap

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT At the eleventh hour, this weekend's massive Hellfest in Trenton, N.J., has been canceled due to concerns over whether organizers' insurance policy was adequate to cover the event. At the eleventh hour, this weekend's massive Hellfest in Trenton, N.J., has been canceled due to…

  5. Filming Completed On Germs Biopic

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Now, his story will be told in the forthcoming biopic "What We Do Is Secret." The end of the 1970s saw California's punk scene explode, spawning such bands as Black Flag, X, the Dead Kennedys and the Germs. The latter was fronted by a daredevil with a death wish, Darby Crash,…

  6. Bluesman 'Little' Milton Dies After Stroke

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Blues singer, songwriter and guitarist "Little" Milton Campbell, whose gritty vocals and songwriting recalled B.B. King's rough-edged style, died today (Aug. 4) from a stroke, his record company said. Blues singer, songwriter and guitarist "Little" Milton Campbell,…

  7. McKay Rears Her 'Pretty Little Head'

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Due Oct. 18 via Columbia, "Pretty Little Head" will feature collaborations with k.d. lang ("We Had It Right") and Cyndi Lauper ("Beecharmer"). As tipped here in April, singer/songwriter Nellie McKay will return in the fall with her sophomore album. Due Oct. 18…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. CHART BEAT

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Carrie Underwood, Mariah Carey, Weezer, Green Day, Backstreet Boys and Kelly Clarkson. IT'S CARRIE'S NATION: Following in the footsteps of three other "American Idol" finalists, 22-year-old Oklahoma native Carrie Underwood…

  13. This Day in Music

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Industrial supergroup the Damage Manual is forced to scrap its North American tour, due to what an Invisible Records spokesperson describes as "continued processing delays of the band an 2000 - Industrial supergroup the Damage Manual is forced to scrap its North…

  14. Oakenfold Drafts Electronica Cohorts For Tour

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In between his own headlining dates in the Far East and Europe, Paul Oakenfold will launch a three-week all-DJ U.S. tour July 3 in New York. In between his own headlining dates in the Far East and Europe, Paul Oakenfold will launch a three-week all-DJ U.S. tour July 3 in New York. Playing…

  15. CHART BEAT

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Paul Anka, Carrie Underwood, Ryan Cabrera and Rob Thomas. HIS BIG 45: Just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of his debut on the Billboard album chart, Paul Anka returns to the survey after an absence of almost 22 years. "Rock…

  16. This Day in Music

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia's Emerald Coast. 2002 - Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia's Emerald Coast. 2000 - Boyz II Men…

  17. Rhino Boxes Up '90s Favorites

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade less than six years in the rearview mirror. Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade…

  18. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenced John Coltrane and others, dies of cancer in Boston. He is 69. 2004 - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenced John Coltrane and…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham's Theatre to cheer on the 43-year-old performer in her first London stage performance in the show "Up for Grabs." Seats for the p 2002 - Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham&…

  20. Hot Product

    May 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The third album from Danish rock outfit the Raveonettes, "Pretty in Black" (Columbia), with guest appearances by Ronnie Spector and the Velvet Underground's Maureen Tucker. A seven-track mini-album from hard…

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