1. Billboard Bits: Rolling Stones, 'Brown Hotel,' Eazy-E

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Rolling Stones, 'Brown Hotel,' Eazy-E The Rolling Stones' new single, "Streets of Love"/"Rough Justice," will be released Aug. 22 in the U.K. as a limited edition, numbered CD and on seven-inch vinyl. "Streets of Love" was given its first…

  2. Kaiser Chiefs Favored For Mercury Music Prize

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Kaiser Chiefs' debut album, "Employment" (B Unique/Polydor), is the leading contender for the 2005 Nationwide Mercury Prize, the shortlist for which was unveiled today (July 19) in London. The pri The Kaiser Chiefs' debut album, "Employment" (B Unique/Polydor…

  3. Billboard Bits: Wilco, Rusty Anderson, ZZ Top

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stories about Wilco, Rusty Anderson and ZZ Top's Billy F Gibbons. Wilco will be among the artists appearing at the 20th anniversary edition of Farm Aid. As previously reported , the Sept. 18 show in Tinley Park, Ill., will feature the organization's founders, Willie Nelson, John…

  4. Calexico, Iron & Wine Preview EP In New York

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT At the end of its set, the group invited Iron & Wine mastermind Sam Beam on stage to debut the songs "He Lays in the Reins" and "Prison on Route 41" from "In the Reins," due Sept. 20 via Overcoat Calexico gave fans a taste of its upcoming EP with Iron &…

  5. CHART BEAT

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," Paul McCartney, Kelly Clarkson, R. Kelly, Jessica Simpson, Mary Mary and more. HE TAUGHT THE BAND TO PLAY: When the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts…

  6. Billboard Bits: Pearl Jam, Carrie Underwood, Snoop Dogg

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Pearl Jam, Carrie Underwood, Snoop Dogg Pearl Jam continues to add shows to its 2005 tour itinerary , the newest being an Aug. 29 date in Missoula, Mont., where bassist Jeff Ament went to college. Proceeds from the gig at the Adams Center will benefit Montana Senate president Jon…

  7. Daniels Follows Krauss To Cracker Barrel

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Charlie Daniels has inked a deal to issue an album exclusively at the Cracker Barrel restaurant/retail chain. A successful partnership with Alison Krauss + Union Station that resulted in the sale of more than 125,000 albums in just two months has executives at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store…

  8. Terrorist Attacks Force London Concert Cancellations

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Today's (July 7) terrorist bombings in London have forced the cancellation or postponement of a number of concerts in the city. Among the acts that have been affected are R.E.M., Queen + Paul Rodgers, Today's (July 7) terrorist bombings in London have forced the cancellation or…

  9. Los Temerarios: Brothers In Music

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The following interview with Los Temerarios principals Adolfo and Gustavo Angel is excerpted from a Billboard Stars special feature that appears in the July 9, 2005, issue of the magazine. Beyond an extensive interview with the brothers behind…

  10. Live 8: TV, Web, Satellite, Mobile Options

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dozens of artists are poised to perform on stages around the world during tomorrow's (July 2) Live 8 concerts. In the United States, if you're not planning to attend the show in Philadelphia, you can Dozens of artists are poised to perform on stages around the world during tomorrow&…

  11. Queen's Ransom: Tribute Album, 2006 U.S. Tour

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Queen and Paul Rodgers will play a handful of North American cities later this year before returning next spring to launch a full-scale tour. Queen and Paul Rodgers will play a handful of North American cities later this year before returning next spring to launch a full-scale tour. According…

  12. Brown, Houston Ready To Join Reality TV Ranks

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT TV viewers have peeked into the lives of Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey and Britney Spears and Kevin Federline. TV viewers have peeked into the lives of Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey and Britney Spears and Kevin Federline. Now another celebrity couple is about to take the reality show…

  13. Juan Gabriel Arrested For Tax Evasion

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mexican pop star Juan Gabriel has been arrested in the northern state of Chihuahua for alleged income tax evasion. Mexican pop star Juan Gabriel has been arrested in the northern state of Chihuahua for alleged income tax evasion. The 55-year-old crooner of such popular songs as "Hasta…

  14. Iron & Wine, Calexico Readying EP, Tour

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie rock touchstones Iron & Wine and Calexico have teamed for a seven-song EP, "In the Reins," which will be released Sept. 20 via Overcoat Recordings. Indie rock touchstones Iron & Wine and Calexico have teamed for a seven-song EP, "In the Reins," which will be…

  15. Soul Asylum Co-Founder Mueller Dies

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the Minneapolis-based rock act Soul Asylum, died Friday at his home, according to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune. He was 41. Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the Minneapolis-based rock act Soul Asylum, died Friday at his home,…

  16. Hot Product

    June 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Billy Corgan 'Future' Pumpkin Five years after the Smashing Pumpkins' demise, former frontman Billy Corgan finally makes his solo debut this week with the Martha's Music/Reprise set "TheFutureEmbrace." While the lyrics are more introspective and the music more…

  17. Ask Billboard

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Cult, Stevie Nicks/Deep Dish and AC/DC. CULTISH Dear Keith, I have been a fan of the Cult for a good long while now. I recently saw the band's singer Ian Astbury enjoying living his Jim Morrison fixation as singer for the Doors of…

  18. Billboard Bits: Eagles, Cockburn, Ludacris/Kaiser Chiefs

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Eagles, Cockburn, Ludacris/Kaiser Chiefs The Eagles are the top-grossing touring act of the year so far, pulling in $76.7 million, based on numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore for the six months ending May 17. Billboard's mid-year touring report will be published in July. U2&…

  19. Velvet Revolver, Chingy Pen 'Fantastic' Tunes

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Velvet Revolver, Chingy, Taking Back Sunday, Joss Stone and Ryan Cabrera have contributed new songs to the "Fantastic Four" soundtrack, due July 5 from Wind-Up. Velvet Revolver, Chingy, Taking Back Sunday, Joss Stone and Ryan Cabrera have contributed new songs to the "Fantastic…

  20. Q&A: Carrie Underwood

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In front of some 30 million viewers, Carrie Underwood went from being a small town girl from Checotah, Okla., to the latest "American Idol." While in New York this week, Underwood took some time to ta In front of some 30 million viewers, Carrie Underwood went from being a small town…

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