1. Posies Shine 'Light' On New Album

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Seattle-based power pop veterans the Posies will break a seven-year new album drought with "Every Kind of Light," due Tuesday (June 28) via Rykodisc. Seattle-based power pop veterans the Posies will break a seven-year new album drought with "Every Kind of Light," due…

  2. Super Furries Hone Their 'Kraft'

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Welsh rock act the Super Furry Animals will release its seventh album, "Love Kraft," Sept. 13 in North America via XL Recordings/Beggars Group. Welsh rock act the Super Furry Animals will release its seventh album, "Love Kraft," Sept. 13 in North America via XL Recordings…

  3. Coldplay Holds Foos, Backstreet From No. 1

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay staves off strong competition on The Billboard 200 as "X&Y" (Capitol) tops the chart for a second week. Although sales of the set dropped 56% to 323,000 copies in the United States, accor Coldplay staves off strong competition on The Billboard 200 as "X&Y"…

  4. Notorious B.I.G. Murder Gets Day In Court

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT One of the murkiest rapper murders of the 1990s finally came to court yesterday (June 21) in Los Angeles, eight years after a series of shootings and assaults widely attributed to a turf war between E One of the murkiest rapper murders of the 1990s finally came to court yesterday (June 21) in…

  5. B&E: Krystal Meyers

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Krystal Meyers. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Sixteen-year-old Krystal Meyers is often compared to Avril Lavigne. She has a…

  6. Canadian Stars Sign On For New Live 8 Show

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian edition of Bob Geldof's Live 8 concerts will be held July 2 at Molson Park in Barrie, Ontario. The lineup features a who's-who of Canadian music, including Celine Dion (via satellite from The Canadian edition of Bob Geldof's Live 8 concerts will be held July 2 at…

  7. New Faith Hill Album Set For August

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill's "Fireflies," her first studio album since 2002's "Cry," will arrive Aug. 2 via Warner Bros. First single "Mississippi Girl," which was co-written by Big & Rich's John Rich, is No. 8 t Faith Hill's " Fireflies ," her…

  8. Ask Billboard

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Green Day, Alanis Morrisette and more. A REQUEST Dear Keith, We are having trouble finding a song title from around 1984 or 1985 that was an R&B hit. The only thing I know about it is that a female DJ says "request line" and…

  9. Leela, At Long Last

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Tina Turner meets James Brown. That's the indelible image one gets after watching Leela James perform. Belying her petite frame -- topped by a mountain of hair -- and a high-pitched speaking voice hovering somewhere between cartoon icon…

  10. K-OS Sweeps MuchMusic Video Awards

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Toronto hip hopper K-OS (real name: Kevin Brereton) was the big winner last night (June 19) at the 2005 MuchMusic Video Awards, held at the CHUM Ltd. headquarters in downtown Toronto. Toronto hip hopper K-OS (real name: Kevin Brereton) was the big winner last night (June 19) at the 2005…

  11. White Stripes Expand Fall Tour

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The new run of dates gets underway Sept. 8 in Milwaukee and will close with an Oct. 2 hometown show at Detroit's Masonic Temple Theatre. The White Stripes have set out plans for a second leg of their fall North American tour, which, as previously reported , will begin Aug. 6 in George,…

  12. This Day in Music

    June 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>It is announced by his family that Ricardo Cane, singer of Afro-Cuban rumba band Los Munequitos de Matanzas, died earlier in the month of a heart condition in his hometown of Matanzas, C 2003 - It is announced by his family that Ricardo Cane, singer of Afro-Cuban…

  13. Cassidy Wanted For Murder In Philadelphia

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Up-and-coming rapper Cassidy is expected to turn himself into Philadelphia police today (June 17) in connection with an April 15 shooting there. According to police, Cassidy, whose real name is Barry Up-and-coming rapper Cassidy is expected to turn himself into Philadelphia police today (June…

  14. CHART BEAT

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Paul Anka, Carrie Underwood, Ryan Cabrera and Rob Thomas. HIS BIG 45: Just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of his debut on the Billboard album chart, Paul Anka returns to the survey after an absence of almost 22 years. "Rock…

  15. B&E: Gucci Mane

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Gucci Mane. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Atlanta newcomer Gucci Mane isn't the first rapper to be accused of murder. But…

  16. This Day in Music

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>The Pixies releases its first new song in 13 years. "Bam Thwok" is available beginning at midnight for digital download exclusively via Apple's iTunes Music Store. 2004 - The Pixies releases its first new song in 13 years. "Bam Thwok" is…

  17. Keith Graduates With Honors From 'Honkytonk U'

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The following interview with Toby Keith is excerpted from a Billboard Stars special feature that appears in the June 18, 2005, issue of the magazine. The 17-page special section dissects his success, from his chart history, creative success and…

  18. Billboard Bits: LaToya London, Summer Storm, McClinton

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on LaToya London, Summer Storm, McClinton Third-season "American Idol" finalist LaToya London will release her debut album, "Love & Life," Sept. 20 via Concord. First single "Appreciate" features a guest spot from the Roots' Black Thought and will…

  19. New Bon Jovi Album Due In September

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi is preparing for the Sept. 20 North American release of its next studio disc. Bon Jovi is preparing for the Sept. 20 North American release of its next studio disc. The as-yet-untitled Island Records album will be led by the single "Have a Nice Day," set for July 18…

  20. TunesOnTV

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 13-19, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 13 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Alanis Morissette (also scheduled: Will Ferrell). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artists: Akon, Kristin…

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