1. B&E: British Sea Power

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: British Sea Power. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. With its turn at the slightly shaky, slightly accented brand of British pop…

  2. Carey's Comeback Album Opens At No. 1

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Notching the best opening sales week of her career with her eighth studio album, "The Emancipation of Mimi" (Island/IDJMG), Mariah Carey finally unseats 50 Cent from the top post on The Billboard 200. Notching the best opening sales week of her career with her eighth studio album, …

  3. Hot Product

    April 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Pianist Jim Brickman's "Grace" (RCA Victor), featuring a guest appearance by vocalist Michael Bolton. Experimental electronic music duo Autechre's "Untilted" (Warp). Rapper Matisyahu's …

  4. The Bravery

    April 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT If you're a fan of the adage "everything old is new again," then the Bravery is for you. Its self-titled, full-length debut takes its place alongside the new new wave of notable acts like the Killers, If you're a fan of the adage "everything old is new again,"…

  5. You Gotta Dig a Little Deeper

    April 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran bluegrass titans Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver follow up 2004 gospel set "Thank God" with a secular collection of standards, originals and instrumentals that again showcases this great group' Veteran bluegrass titans Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver follow up 2004 gospel…

  6. Billboard Bits: Tori Amos, Killers, Uncle Monk

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Tori Amos, Killers, Uncle Monk Tori Amos has confirmed eight Australian tour dates that will kick off with a May 7-8 stand at the Sydney Opera House. The trek comes as part of her Original Sinsuality tour, which is presently a U.S. solo piano outing that finds Amos playing Chicago…

  7. Investigator Tapes Shown At Jackson Trial

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Prosecutors in the Michael Jackson molestation trial today (April 15) showed jurors videotapes found in a private investigator's office to demonstrate that the pop star's associates had closely monito Prosecutors in the Michael Jackson molestation trial today (April 15) showed…

  8. Jackson Accuser's Mom Tells Bizarre Story

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The mother of Michael Jackson's accuser today (April 14) told jurors a bizarre story of weeks during which she was shuttled around by Jackson's associates, made a virtual prisoner and warned that "kil The mother of Michael Jackson's accuser today (April 14) told jurors a…

  9. B&E: Tegan and Sara

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Tegan and Sara. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. It took six years, but the United States may be finally coming around to Tegan…

  10. The Faint, Peoplesound, Epitonic

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: The Faint, PeopleSound and Epitonic. OH, THE VAPORS: Omaha, Neb., electronic rock act the Faint is offering remixes and unreleased tracks for streaming and download on its official Web…

  11. 16TunesOnTV

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 11-18, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 11 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kristin Chenoweth (also scheduled: Floyd Abrams, Shandi Finnessey, Sue Miller). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist…

  12. Lineup Set For Glastonbury Festival

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Kylie Minogue and the White Stripes are among the headline acts at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival, to be held June 24-26. Veteran artists Brian Wilson, Van Morrison and Elvis Costello are a Coldplay, Kylie Minogue and the White Stripes are among the headline acts at the U.K.&…

  13. Heard It on the X

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Los Super Seven's third album is named after the ZZ Top anthem, which paid homage to Mexican border radio's "country Jesus-hillbilly-blues" of the 1960s. Los Super Seven's third album is named after the ZZ Top anthem, which paid homage to Mexican border radio's …

  14. 50's 'Massacre' Holds Steady At No. 1

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent's "The Massacre" continues to slaughter The Billboard 200 competition this week with a fourth straight week on top. The Shady/Aftermath/Interscope set moved 329,000 copies in the United States 50 Cent's "The Massacre" continues to slaughter The Billboard…

  15. Lollapalooza Dropping In On Chicago

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST After a disastrous 2004 when the entire tour was canceled due to sluggish ticket sales, Lollapalooza will return this summer as a one-off festival in Chicago's Grant Park. The event will be held July After a disastrous 2004 when the entire tour was canceled due to sluggish ticket sales,…

  16. Tunes On TV

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 28-April 3, 2005 Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY,APRIL 28 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artists: BeBe Winans, Queen Latifah (also scheduled: Charlie O'Connell). "7th Avenue. Drop: Queens Of The Stone Age,"…

  17. Hot Product

    March 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bravery Home Of The Brave While many have noted sonic similarities between breakthrough Island act the Killers and up-and-coming combo the Bravery, whose self-titled debut hits stores this week, the label is hoping there's room at radio and retail for more new bands with an electronic…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses "American Idol," Sarah Connor, Nena and more with readers. HERE'S TO YOU, ANWAR ROBINSON Hi Fred, Congratulations for being the subject of one of "American Idol's" theme shows. It worked well and ended up being, I think, the best show of…

  19. 50 Squeaks Out Another Week At No. 1

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Although sales amounted to less than half of the previous week, enough copies of 50 Cent's "The Massacre" made their way into the hands of consumers to keep the title at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for Although sales amounted to less than half of the previous week, enough copies…

  20. Ringtones, MySpace

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: Ringtones, MySpace THE TELEPHONE IS RINGING: It seems anybody who owns a cell phone these days has also downloaded a custom ringtone of some sort. Sometimes they sound like a drum…

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