1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. WHAT 'DREAM' MAY COME Hey Fred, I'm confused. The song that got Nadia Turner kicked off "American Idol" this week was Crystal Gayle's "When I Dream," which Nadia said was from 1977, the year she…

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Akon, Rob Thomas, Blaine Larson, Shooter Jennings, Hanna-McEuen, Black Eyed Peas, Kenny Chesney and more. ISN'T IT LONELY TOGETHER: A couple of "Lonely" guys are inside the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. Akon has the…

  3. CHART BEAT

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Akon, Thomas, Chesney & More /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Akon …

  4. For The Love Of Garbage

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Call it the eight-year itch. After recording and touring together since 1995, the four members of Garbage nearly called it quits two years ago. "We were on the verge of collapse," Garbage drummer and noted producer Butch Vig says. He…

  5. One New System Album Done, One To Go

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT System Of A Down premiered "Mezmerize," the first of two new albums it will release this year, for journalists last night (April 13) in New York. Due May 17 via American Recordings/Columbia, the set p System Of A Down premiered "Mezmerize," the first of two new albums it…

  6. Audioslave Itching To Debut New Tunes

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist Tom Morello hints that aside from new material, fans may be treated to a few gems from band members' erstwhile outfits Rage Against The Machine and Soundgarden. With the track listing nearly finalized for its May 24 Interscope/Epic release "Out of Exile," Audioslave…

  7. 10,000 Lakes, All Good Fests Set Initial Bills

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Minnesota's 10,000 Lakes Festival and West Virginia's All Good Music Festival have each confirmed eclectic performance lineups for their third and ninth annual events, respectively. Minnesota's 10,000 Lakes Festival and West Virginia's All Good Music Festival have each…

  8. Royksopp In The 'Moment' On New Album

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The 11-track set will be led by the single "Only This Moment," which will be commercially released June 13 internationally. As tipped here last month, Norwegian electronic duo Royksopp will on July 12 release its highly anticipated sophomore album, "The Understanding. The 11…

  9. Hot Product

    April 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Garbage Hearts To 'Bleed' Call it the eight-year itch. After recording and touring together since 1995, the four members of Garbage nearly called it quits two years ago. "We were on the verge of collapse," Garbage drummer and noted producer Butch Vig says. He says that…

  10. Hot Product

    April 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The National Later, 'Gator' New York-by way-of Cincinnati rock outfit the National will release its next album, "Alligator," this week as part of a new deal with Beggars Banquet. The set was primarily recorded in band members' home studios in Brooklyn and was…

  11. Grand Pianoramax

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With its latest release, New York-based ObliqSound remains steadfast in its vision to uncover and release music that knows no boundaries. With its latest release, New York-based ObliqSound remains steadfast in its vision to uncover and release music that knows no boundaries. "Grand…

  12. Odyssey

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fischerspooner is out to prove that it is not a one-hit wonder. On its debut album, "#1," the duo (Casey Spooner and Warren Fischer) came across as a performance art troupe in search of a song. Fischerspooner is out to prove that it is not a one-hit wonder. On its debut album, "…

  13. Osbourne Courting Dance Fans On New CD

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The new-wave-hued track ascends 12 positions on Billboard's Hot Dance Radio Airplay chart to No. 13 this week. Although Kelly Osbourne's sophomore album , doesn't arrive until June 7 via Sanctuary, "Sleeping in the Nothing" is already off to a good start thanks to the…

  14. CHART BEAT

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Billy Dean, Beck, 50 Cent, Letters & More /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Billy Dean …

  15. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Billy Dean, Neal McCoy, 112, Beck, 50 Cent and Stevie Wonder. DEAN'S LIST: Country singer Billy Dean makes his label debut on Curb and comes up with the highest-charting album of his career on The Billboard 200 and the Top Country…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. PAID FOR PLAY Dear Fred, Does an artist receive royalties every time a single is played on the air? If so, how much is each play worth? Are higher royalties paid by radio stations with larger listener impressions? What percentage of the…

  17. Baby Returns To His Roots

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After flying high with his 2002 solo debut, "Birdman," Cash Money Records artist/co-CEO Baby returns with his sophomore set, "Fast Money." Due May 24, the album marks a return to the rapper's roots -— in more ways than…

  18. DMB Confirms New Album Track List

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The 14-song set is led by the single "American Baby," which jumps 30-18 this week on Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart. Its video will premiere April 18 on VH1. Dave Matthews Band has unveiled the track list for its new RCA album, " Stand Up ," due May 10. The 14-song…

  19. This Day in Music

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck walks free from court after a London jury acquits him of going on a drunken rampage on a trans-Atlantic flight a year before. 2002 - R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck walks free from court after a London jury acquits him of going on a drunken…

  20. Jackson Tells Fans 'We Will Be Victorious'

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson made a speakerphone call late yesterday (April 3) to some 200 fans gathered for an event to support him, telling the group, "God and the truth are on our side. We will be victorious." Michael Jackson made a speakerphone call late yesterday (April 3) to some 200 fans…

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