1. Juliet Bringing 'Order' To Debut CD

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST With ears on both sides of the Atlantic piqued for her single "Avalon," Philadelphia-based artist Juliet is readying her debut solo album for a summer release. With ears on both sides of the Atlantic piqued for her single "Avalon," Philadelphia-based artist Juliet is…

  2. About Them Shoes

    February 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Several years after recording sessions began, longtime Howlin' Wolf guitarist Hubert Sumlin's "solo" album, featuring a slew of high-profile guests, finally appears. "About Them Shoes" is worth the wa Several years after recording sessions began, longtime Howlin&…

  3. Malkmus Goes It Alone, Mostly, On 'Truth'

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus will release his third solo album May 24 via Matador. Former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus will release his third solo album May 24 via Matador. The 11-track "Face the Truth" includes the track "It Kills," a live version of…

  4. Chesney, Rimes Bring Country Back To The Top

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST New hit albums by Kenny Chesney and LeAnn Rimes bring a taste of country back to the top of The Billboard 200 this week. Chesney earns his third consecutive chart-topping studio album with "Be As You New hit albums by Kenny Chesney and LeAnn Rimes bring a taste of country back to the top…

  5. Lynne 'Suits' Up For New Disc

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST With the help of a Wallflower, a Heartbreaker and others, Shelby Lynne has finished a new album targeted for a spring release. With the help of a Wallflower, a Heartbreaker and others, Shelby Lynne has finished a new album targeted for a spring release. The singer/songwriter created initial…

  6. Willie Hightower

    January 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Alabama bluesman Willie Hightower released only three singles and one album during a career cut short by the shifting musical currents of the '70s. Through the years, however, his limited output has b Alabama bluesman Willie Hightower released only three singles and one album during a…

  7. 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…

  8. Nine Inch Nails Solidifies Live Lineup

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nine Inch Nails has unveiled the lineup for its 2005 tour, which will feature former Icarus Line guitarist Aaron North, A Perfect Circle bassist Jeordie White, drummer Jerome Dillon and keyboardist Al Nine Inch Nails has unveiled the lineup for its 2005 tour, which will feature former Icarus…

  9. Hot Product

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The latest album from singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco, "Knuckle Down," co-produced by Joe Henry (Righteous Babe). A new album from veteran synth-pop act Erasure, "Nightbird" (Mute). The latest release…

  10. Costello Crafting Hans Christian Andersen Opera

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Elvis Costello is creating an opera based on Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen's impossible romance with a Swedish woman. Elvis Costello is creating an opera based on Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen's impossible romance with a Swedish woman. "The…

  11. This Day in Music

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson makes his Broadway debut joining the cast of "Chicago." The singer portrays slick lawyer Billy Flynn, replacing Billy Zane. 2003 - Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson makes his Broadway debut joining the cast of …

  12. Pharrell Drops Lawsuit Against Reebok

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Neptunes' Pharrell Williams and Reebok have mutually agreed to part ways after a legal dispute. The Neptunes' Pharrell Williams and Reebok have mutually agreed to part ways after a legal dispute. Last month, Williams filed a $4 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against the…

  13. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Dancehall rapper Beenie Man suffers broken ribs and a broken nose in a car accident in Kingston, Jamaica. The 30-year-old artist, whose real name is Moses Davis, is alone in his vehicle 2004 - Dancehall rapper Beenie Man suffers broken ribs and a broken nose in a car…

  14. Billboard Bits: Hurricane/Southside, Tibet House, Snoop

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Hurricane/Southside, Tibet House, Snoop Audioslave, System Of A Down, Oasis and Rammstein are among the early confirmations for the German festivals Hurricane and Southside , to be held June 10-12. Tickets are available now through the festivals' official Web sites. The dates…

  15. T-Boz, Chilli Look For Collaborators

    December 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins are looking to collaborate with a new voice, but the TLC stars insist they're not trying to replace the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins are…

  16. Concrete Rose

    December 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST A more confident-sounding Ashanti is onboard for her third time out. Powered by sensual lead single "Only You," "Concrete Rose" contains several other equally rhythmic jams. A more confident-sounding Ashanti is onboard for her third time out. Powered by sensual lead single…

  17. Cash Documentary Reissued On DVD

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The long out-of-print documentary "Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music" will be reissued March 8 on DVD via Sanctuary. The long out-of-print documentary "Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music" will be reissued March 8 on DVD via Sanctuary. The Bob Elfstron film…

  18. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activity relating to Josh Groban, Ruben Studdard, Emmylou Harris, Patti LaBelle, Ron Isley and Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz. ON THE FAST TRACK Josh Groban sets one record and ties another, as his song from the soundtrack to "The Polar Express" makes…

  19. B&E: Ray LaMontagne & George Huff

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Ray LaMontagne and George Huff. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. A LONG TIME COMING: For Ray LaMontagne, the moment he decided to…

  20. 2004 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here are the 2004 BMI Country Awards Winners: BMI Country Song of the Year "FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS" Shania Twain Loon Echo, Inc. Universal-Songs of PolyGram International, Inc. BMI Country Songwriter of the Year Casey Beathard BMI Country Songwriter…

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