1. My Morning Jacket Channels Skynyrd In Crowe Film

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT My Morning Jacket has often drawn comparisons to such southern rock forebears as Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers Band, even if they're rooted more in its members' long-haired, bearded appearanc My Morning Jacket has often drawn comparisons to such southern rock forebears as…

  2. Dylan Offers Rarities Bonanza On 'No Direction'

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT More than two-dozen previously unreleased tracks will be found on "No Direction Home: The Soundtrack," the seventh volume in Columbia/Legacy's Bob Dylan "Bootleg Series." As previously reported, the d More than two-dozen previously unreleased tracks will be found on …

  3. R. Kelly 'Reloads' At No. 1

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly nabs his fifth No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200 with "TP.3 Reloaded" (Jive). The controversial artist's latest release starts well above the competition with 491,000 U.S. copies, accordin R. Kelly nabs his fifth No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200 with "TP.3…

  4. This Day in Music

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1985 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "A View to a Kill," Duran Duran. It is the first No. 1 hit from a James Bond movie. (Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die" and Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better 2004 - New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane…

  5. Ask Billboard

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Foxy Brown, Eric Benet and Kim Wilde. FINALLY FOXY Hello Keith, I'm a big fan of rapper Foxy Brown. I read that her newest album, "Black Roses," will be released Aug. 23. Can you give me any more information? Thanks, Chalvic…

  6. Billboard Bits: White Stripes, Bruton, 'American Idol'

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on White Stripes, Bruton, 'American Idol' The White Stripes' recent performance in Manaus, Brazil, is at the center of an MTV special debuting Wednesday (July 13) on the music channel. The show was held in the middle of the Amazon rainforest and at one point found the…

  7. Hot Product

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson Country Kitchen Nearly a decade after hatching the idea for a country album that infuses reggae, Willie Nelson will release the set, "Countryman," this week via Lost Highway. The album finds the outlaw country icon covering Jimmy Cliff's "The Harder They Come…

  8. Stevens Album Soars Despite 'Superman' Flap

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Not even the Man of Steel could stop the new album by critically acclaimed artist Sufjan Stevens from hitting most store shelves on its July 5 release date. He came close, though. Not even the Man of Steel could stop the new album by critically acclaimed artist Sufjan Stevens from hitting…

  9. McCartney Conjures 'Chaos' On 20th Solo Album

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney returns to the one-man-band approach that marked his 1970 self-titled solo debut on "Chaos and Creation in the Back Yard," his 20th solo album since the dissolution of the Beatles. Paul McCartney returns to the one-man-band approach that marked his 1970 self-titled…

  10. David Lee Roth To Replace Howard Stern?

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Infinity Broadcasting isn't commenting on an online report penned by a former Howard Stern Show regular that suggests David Lee Roth will be one of the personalities that ultimately replaces Stern on Infinity Broadcasting isn't commenting on an online report penned by a former…

  11. Final Live 8 Show Draws 50,000

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After pulling off 10 free multi-artist concerts around the world last Saturday, Bob Geldof staged a final Live 8 concert in Edinburgh yesterday (July 6) in a last-ditch bid to press leaders of the wor After pulling off 10 free multi-artist concerts around the world last Saturday, Bob Geldof…

  12. CHART BEAT

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Jessica Simpson, Green Day, Coldplay & Kelly Clarkson. 'BOOTS' ARE READY AGAIN: If you've been trying to think of a suitable present for Jessica Simpson's 25th birthday on July 10, we've already come up with the…

  13. Bragg Reissued, Boxed By Yep Roc

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Five releases by English singer/songwriter Billy Bragg will be expanded in deluxe two-disc editions later this year by indie Yep Roc Records. Five releases by English singer/songwriter Billy Bragg will be expanded in deluxe two-disc editions later this year by indie Yep Roc Records. Due Sept.…

  14. Mariah Still No. 1 As 'Idols' Fade

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" is No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 for a second week in a row, and a sixth overall. The cut also returns to No. 1 on the Pop 100 chart, replacing Bo Bice's version of Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" is No. 1 on…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and his financial partner Don Barden announce intentions to build an entertainment Neverneverland in Detroit. The billion-dollar "Majestic Kingdom" woul 2001 - Folk singer/songwriter Fred Neil is found dead at his home in…

  16. Billboard Bits: SOAD/Volta, Faith Hill, Rock The Bells

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on SOAD/Volta, Faith Hill, Rock The Bells System Of A Down has unveiled dates for the second leg of its fall tour with the Mars Volta. That portion of the run will begin Sept. 17 in Vancouver and wrap Oct. 6 in Portland, Ore. As previously reported , the tour will kick off with an Aug. 4…

  17. Homme Comes Clean On Oliveri Firing

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Josh Homme has revealed for the first time why he fired longtime friend Nick Oliveri from Queens Of The Stone Age in 2004. Josh Homme has revealed for the first time why he fired longtime friend Nick Oliveri from Queens Of The Stone Age in 2004. Speaking to Zane Lowe tonight (July 6) on BBC…

  18. Lil' Kim Sentenced To A Year In Prison

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-award winning rapper Lil' Kim was sentenced today (July 6) in New York to a year and a day in prison and fined $50,000 for lying to a federal grand jury to protect friends involved in a 2001 sh Grammy-award winning rapper Lil' Kim was sentenced today (July 6) in New York to a…

  19. Frisell Unites 'East/West' On Live Set

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist Bill Frisell captures two trio performances on an upcoming live album, "East/West. Guitarist Bill Frisell captures two trio performances on an upcoming live album, "East/West." Due Aug. 9 via Nonesuch, the double-disc chronicles a set with drummer Kenny Wolleson and…

  20. B&E: Bo Bice

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Bo Bice. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Fourth season "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice entered the TV-show…

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