1. This Day in Music

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Venezuelan salsa star Oscar D'Leon suffers a heart attack during a show on the Caribbean island of Martinique. D'Leon, who turns 60 the following month, is one of the seminal vocalists i 2003 - Venezuelan salsa star Oscar D'Leon suffers a heart attack…

  2. Mould Ready To Rock On Fall Tour

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After the tour in support of his 1998 solo album, "The Last Dog and Pony Show," Bob Mould was prepared to never hit the road with a full band again. But the former Husker Du/Sugar leader will return t After the tour in support of his 1998 solo album, "The Last Dog and Pony Show…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. THE MARIAH AFTERMATH Hi Fred, I love your column and hope it'll once again be included in the print edition -- til then I'll look forward to reading you online. And thanks for suggesting Carrie Underwood…

  4. New Big & Rich Album Due In November

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The sophomore album from high-voltage country duo Big & Rich will be released Nov. 8 on Warner Bros. The leadoff single is titled, appropriately enough, "The 8th of November." John Rich tells Bill The sophomore album from high-voltage country duo Big & Rich will be released…

  5. Yes, Allman Bros. Plan Live Releases

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock outfits Yes and the Allman Brothers Band are readying vintage live recordings for summer release, although of vastly different scope. Veteran rock outfits Yes and the Allman Brothers Band are readying vintage live recordings for summer release, although of vastly different scope.…

  6. EWF Lights Up New Album With Big Boi, Wil.I.Am

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After numerous release date changes, the new album from legendary R&B outfit Earth, Wind & Fire, "Illumination," is set for a Sept. 20 release via Sanctuary. After numerous release date changes, the new album from legendary R&B outfit Earth, Wind & Fire, "…

  7. Nickel Creek 'Fires' Up For New Album

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Eclectic bluegrass-influenced outfit Nickel Creek bottles the energy of its acclaimed live shows on "Why Should the Fire Die?," due Aug. 9 via Sugar Hill. The 14-track set was produced by Tony Berg an Eclectic bluegrass-influenced outfit Nickel Creek bottles the energy of its…

  8. CHART BEAT

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to the Bee Gees, Snoop Dogg, Kelly Osbourne, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Madonna, Kook & the Gang and more. INSIDE AND OUT: The Bee Gees return to Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart after an absence of 22 years, courtesy…

  9. Carey Still 'Belongs' At No. 1

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For a third straight week, Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" is the top single in the United States. Steadfast at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100, the song again holds the title of the chart's greate For a third straight week, Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together…

  10. This Day in Music

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia's Emerald Coast. 2002 - Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia's Emerald Coast. 2000 - Boyz II Men…

  11. B&E: Rihanna

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Rihanna. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Barbados-born Rihanna has already made a big impression in the music industry -- after…

  12. Oasis Storms U.K. Chart, Coldplay Looming

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Oasis stormed to the top of the U.K. album chart on Sunday with its sixth studio release, "Don't Believe the Truth" (Big Brother). Oasis stormed to the top of the U.K. album chart on Sunday with its sixth studio release, "Don't Believe the Truth" (Big Brother).…

  13. Rhino Boxes Up '90s Favorites

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade less than six years in the rearview mirror. Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade…

  14. TunesOnTV

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 6-12, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 6 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Ciara (also scheduled: guest co-host Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Close, Miss Universe). "The View," ABC Featured…

  15. Cowboy Troy's Wild Ride

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When Cowboy Troy made an appearance at the May 17 Academy of Country Music Awards, he joked about the odds of which would happen first: Garth Brooks coming out of retirement or Troy himself having a No. 1 album. Troy clearly came much closer than…

  16. Hot Product

    June 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from progressive rock act Dream Theater, "Octivarium" (Atlantic). A collection of Ray Charles songs from jazz guitarist John Scofield, "That's What I Say" (Verve), featuring guest spots…

  17. Informant Backs Off B.I.G. Slaying Claims

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A paid informant who told police that rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and a rogue police officer orchestrated the killing of rapper Notorious B.I.G. has admitted that most of the information he passed A paid informant who told police that rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. WHAT'S NEW, PUSSYCAT DOLLS? Fred, I noticed the 17-spot move that the Pussycat Dolls' "Don't Cha" took to No. 19 [on Billboard's Hot 100' this week and in my curiosity to see what prompted this move, reviewed its…

  19. Gorillaz Going Out On Virtual U.S. Tour

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Flush with the news of the highest Billboard 200 debut of its short career, animated U.K. act Gorillaz has confirmed details for an innovative virtual U.S. tour. Flush with the news of the highest Billboard 200 debut of its short career, animated U.K. act Gorillaz has confirmed details for an…

  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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