1. Journey Readies New Album, Tour

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The theme of Journey's 30th anniversary summer tour will tie directly into the title of the veteran band's 13th album, "Generations." The theme of Journey's 30th anniversary summer tour will tie directly into the title of the veteran band's 13th album, "…

  2. Witness: Jackson Associate Cashed Checks

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson associate Marc Schaffel cashed checks totaling $1.5 million in early 2003 on an account controlled by him and Jackson, a bank official testified today (May 2) as prosecutors neared the A Michael Jackson associate cashed two big checks in early 2003 on an account controlled by…

  3. Patti Smith To Headline Meltdown Festival

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Patti Smith will headline this summer's Meltdown Festival at London's South Bank Centre, which will run from June 11-26. Patti Smith will headline this summer's Meltdown Festival at London's South Bank Centre, which will run from June 11-26. The event will be highlighted…

  4. Allmans Tour With Skynyrd, .moe, DeGraw

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Allman Brothers Band has confirmed spring and summer tour dates that will find the group sharing stages with a variety of acts. The Allman Brothers Band has confirmed spring and summer tour dates that will find the group sharing stages with a variety of acts. Seven of the planned shows…

  5. Springsteen Shows To Fight Hunger

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Last night (April 21) in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen took a stand against hunger by donating all of the proceeds from a tour rehearsal show to World Hunger Year (WHY). Springsteen has long be Last night (April 21) in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen took a stand against hunger by…

  6. Nicks, Henley Lining Up Tour Plans

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The tour will feature Nicks and Henley performing in solo and collaborative settings. Stevie Nicks and Don Henley have begun confirming dates for a summer tour first reported here last month. At deadline, five shows were on tap, beginning June 3 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. The…

  7. 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…

  8. O.A.R. Suits Up For Summer Tour

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rock act O.A.R. will begin a summer headlining tour July 9 at Milwaukee's Summerfest, with Southland and Hawaii-based rock outfit Pepper in tow. Rock act O.A.R. will begin a summer headlining tour July 9 at Milwaukee's Summerfest, with Southland and Hawaii-based rock outfit Pepper…

  9. Jackson Accuser's Mom Lashes Out At Star

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The mother of Michael Jackson's accuser lashed out at the pop star from the witness stand today (April 18), declaring that Jackson "really didn't care about children, he cared about what he was doing The mother of Michael Jackson's accuser lashed out at the pop star from…

  10. Redemption Songs

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT One of the best trends to come along recently in Christian music is the re-emergence of the hymn. One of the best trends to come along recently in Christian music is the re-emergence of the hymn. On this engaging disc, rock act Jars of Clay serve up a rootsy, organic take on such gems as …

  11. Solo Springsteen Ready To Tour

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen will begin a solo acoustic tour April 25 in Detroit, in support of his upcoming Columbia album, "Devils & Dust." The first North American leg of the tour will play 2,500- to 5,00 Bruce Springsteen will begin a solo acoustic tour April 25 in Detroit, in support…

  12. Plant Takes His Strange Sensation On The Road

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With the arrival of "Mighty Rearranger," his new album with the band Strange Sensation, around the corner, Robert Plant has confirmed dates for a North American summer tour. With the arrival of "Mighty Rearranger," his new album with the band Strange Sensation, around the…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. Dear Readers, Something unusual happened this week: For the first time since "Chart Beat Chat" was introduced nine years ago, I didn't find any e-mails that merited inclusion in this column. Oh, I had plenty of e-mail. A…

  14. Snoop, Game Hitting The Road Together

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pairing veteran rapper Snoop Dogg and newcomer sensation the Game, the How the West Was One tour is destined to be among hip-hop's biggest tours in 2005. Opening April 15 in West Valley City, Utah, th Pairing veteran rapper Snoop Dogg and newcomer sensation the Game, the How the West Was…

  15. Billboard Bits: HFStival, Vibe MusicFest, Rilo Kiley

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on HFStival, Vibe MusicFest, Rilo Kiley When Washington, D.C., radio station WHFS flipped its format from rock to Latin music earlier this year, the future of its long-running HFStival was cast in doubt. But the event will be staged this year after all on May 14 at M&T Bank Stadium…

  16. 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,"…

  17. This Day in Music

    March 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Actor/musician Dudley Moore-whose work as a jazz pianist was mainly overshadowed by his film roles-dies at his New Jersey home of pneumonia, a complication of progressive supranuclear pa 2002 - Actor/musician Dudley Moore-whose work as a jazz pianist was mainly…

  18. 50 Cent Nets A Fourth Top 10 Hit

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST In addition to notching a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia, 50 Cent also moves 11-6 as the featured artist on the Game's "Hate It or Love It" giving him four cu In addition to notching a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100…

  19. Petty, Crowes Link For Summer Tour

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have secured the reunited Black Crowes for much of a North American tour that will kick off in early June and remain on the road through late August. The run will mar Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have secured the reunited Black Crowes for much of a North…

  20. Idol's Takes 'Playground' On Tour

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST With a well-received performance at Austin, Texas' South By Southwest music festival behind him, Billy Idol is readying for a full scale return to the road next month. He'll open a North American tour With a well-received performance at Austin, Texas' South By Southwest music…

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