1. Billboard Bits: Wyclef/Norah, Roadrunner, Flower 15

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Wyclef/Norah, Roadrunner, Flower 15 Wyclef Jean and Norah Jones have recorded a song in tribute to hurricane victims, "Any Other Day," which will be sent to radio stations and made available for digital download tomorrow (Oct. 14) through MSN Music. All proceeds go to the…

  2. Big Quarters

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When Minneapolis-based hip-hop group Big Quarters self-released its debut album last year, the act went by the name of EPL. When Minneapolis-based hip-hop group Big Quarters self-released its debut album last year, the act went by the name of EPL. Though they say they have sold more than 1…

  3. Mike Peters

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT His wife and toddler son in tow, Mike resumes the Dead Men Walking tour in Scotland and Captain Sensible decides the gigs are 'clothing optional.' Friday 30th September-Kinloss, Scotland Big drive up to Scotland today. The whole of the Peters family is on the road. Myself, Jules and…

  4. Ask Billboard

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Depeche Mode, En Vogue and Britney Spears. DEPECHE ANGELS Hi Keith, I heard that Depeche Mode will release a brand new single and album this fall. Do you know the release dates in the United States? Thanks for your time, Sebastien Hi…

  5. Martha Getting Back Into Music With Holiday Set

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With a newly created partnership with Sony BMG, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) is returning to music. With a newly created partnership with Sony BMG, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) is returning to music. Plans are for the uber-homemaker's brand to market compilations for…

  6. Mike Peters

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Frontman of the Alarm on the road with fellow 'survivors' from the Stray Cats, the Damned and Spear Of Destiny in the United States and England. Thursday 22nd September-California I'm driving back from the House of Blues in Anaheim. What a night. It was the opening show of the…

  7. Phoenix, Witherspoon In Tune On 'Walk The Line'

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Actors Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon take to the mic for the T Bone-Burnett-produced soundtrack to the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line," due Nov. 15 via Wind-Up Records. Actors Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon take to the mic for the T Bone-Burnett-produced soundtrack…

  8. Blackalicious may be one of the best hip-hop acts

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Blackalicious may be one of the best hip-hop acts that no one has ever heard of. Blackalicious may be one of the best hip-hop acts that no one has ever heard of. Despite its stellar 2002 debut, "Blazing Arrow" (MCA), the duo of MC Gift Of Gab and DJ/producer Chief Xcel has gone…

  9. Hot Product

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sheryl Crow 'Flowers' Bloom "Now that I'm in my 40s, it's much easier to be an artist," Sheryl Crow says. "It's good knowing that I'm not in the game to be competing with really young groups of kids on the radio. Or to, you know, make 'beat&…

  10. Windham Hill Celebrates 30 With Box

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Windham Hill Records will celebrate its 30th birthday with the upcoming boxed set "A Quiet Revolution." Windham Hill Records will celebrate its 30th birthday with the upcoming boxed set "A Quiet Revolution." The four-disc set is due Nov. 8 via Sony Legacy and is split into…

  11. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, O'Connor, Incubus

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, O'Connor, Incubus Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack, the top nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, have been added to the list of confirmed performers for the Nov. 15 ceremony. Keith Urban and host duo Brooks & Dunn are also new to the lineup…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses the Rolling Stones, digital single sales, rock music and more with readers. MORE BUCK FOR THE 'BANG' Fred, I enjoy your column, and I'm a huge Stones fan, but I think the emphasis was a little off in your comments about the No. 3 debut of their new "…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Mariah Carey, Madonna, chart records and more with readers. CRAZY FOR THE MATERIAL GIRL Hi Fred, In your "Chart Beat" column, you wrote that Mariah Carey was one of only six acts on The Billboard Hot 100 to occupy the top spot as well as the number two spot in…

  14. Dickinson Starts 'Fresh' With Solo Debut

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Catherine Wheel frontman Rob Dickinson will make his solo bow with "Fresh Wine for the Horses," due Sept. 13 via Sanctuary. Former Catherine Wheel frontman Rob Dickinson will make his solo bow with "Fresh Wine for the Horses," due Sept. 13 via Sanctuary. The set…

  15. Nearly 15, Oasis Still Swaggering

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It has often been a rocky decade, but Oasis has rolled with it. Reinvigorating the dreary British music scene of the pre-Britpop 1990s, these dropouts hailing from a Manchester, England, housing project sparkled and soared like the champagne…

  16. Billboard Bits: White Stripes, Vazquez, Dionne Farris

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on White Stripes, Vazquez, Dionne Farris The White Stripes have made an unlikely teaming with Nickelodeon to premiere the video for the group's new single, "My Doorbell." The clip will debut tonight (Aug. 19) at 9 p.m., prior to a new episode of the series "Girls vs.…

  17. Hot Product

    August 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Tread' Lightly 311's eighth studio album reunites the band with Ron Saint Germain, who produced its breakthrough self-titled third set in 1995. "Don't Tread on Me" is led by its title track, which lead singer Nick Hexum says "is about emotional…

  18. CHART BEAT

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mariah Carey, Gretchen Wilson, Bellamy Brothers, Josh Gracin, Babyface, Natasha Bedingfield, Sugarland, the Rolling Stones and more. DOUBLE DIGITS: Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" (Island) is on top of the Billboard Hot 100…

  19. Morissette, Urban, Stone Among Gap 'Favorites'

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For its fall "Favorites" campaign, clothing retailer the Gap has tapped Alanis Morissette, Joss Stone, Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams, Keith Urban and other artists to appear in television and pr For its fall "Favorites" campaign, clothing retailer the Gap…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. I SING THE ELTON ELECTRIC Dear Fred, This week "Ghetto Gospel" by 2Pac featuring Elton John is No. 2 and Elton's brand new single "Electricity" is No. 4 in the United Kingdom (and Elton's opening act on his European tour,…

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