1. Fans Flock To Fourth Bonnaroo

    June 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The fourth annual Bonnaroo music festival took place in Manchester, Tenn., over the weekend (June 10-12), drawing a crowd of approximately 80,000, according to the event's promoters. Headliners includ The fourth annual Bonnaroo music festival took place in Manchester, Tenn., over the…

  2. King Helps Break Ground On Museum

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Blues icon B.B. King joined local and state dignitaries today (June 10) for the groundbreaking of a $10 million museum honoring him in a Mississippi Delta town where he used to live. Blues icon B.B. King joined local and state dignitaries today (June 10) for the groundbreaking of a $10…

  3. Black Eyed Peas Back In 'Business'

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The Black Eyed Peas have made a habit of showing up everywhere. From TV commercials to the Grammy Awards, the quartet's upbeat blend of rap and pop has kept it in the spotlight nearly two years after the release of "Elephunk" -- a…

  4. Built To Spill In No Rush On New Album

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Idaho-based rock act Built To Spill is eyeing a spring 2006 release date for its fourth Warner Bros. studio album. The as-yet-untitled project was originally expected in the fall but has been pushed b Idaho-based rock act Built To Spill is eyeing a spring 2006 release date for its fourth…

  5. Update: NIN, QOTSA To Make Touring Team

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails have chosen Interscope labelmates Queens Of The Stone Age to open their fall North American arena tour. The itinerary will be announced early next month, according to NIN's official We Nine Inch Nails have chosen Interscope labelmates Queens Of The Stone Age to open their…

  6. Hip-Hop Heavyweights To 'Rock The Bells'

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nas, Redman, the Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon and Ghostface (performing material from their 1995 album "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx") and Gang Starr MC Guru lead the lineup for the Rock the Bells festival, to b Nas, Redman, the Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon and Ghostface (performing…

  7. Bentley 'Drifts' In

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "Modern Day Drifter" is not just the title of Dierks Bentley's new album, it is also his lifestyle. The up-and-coming country artist is homeless, albeit by choice. Bentley spends so many days on the road —- 300 last year —- that he…

  8. Longwave Flips Lineup, Readies New Album

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New York rock act Longwave will release its third album, "There's a Fire," June 28 via RCA. New York rock act Longwave will release its third album, "There's a Fire," June 28 via RCA. The 12-song set was produced by John Leckie (Radiohead, Stone Roses); an MP3 of…

  9. Hot Product

    May 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dierks Bentley 'Drift' Away "Modern Day Drifter" is not just the title of Dierks Bentley's new album, it is also his lifestyle. The up-and-coming country artist is homeless, albeit by choice. Bentley spends so many days on the road -- 300 last year -- that he has…

  10. Coldplay, Wilco, Crowes Lead ACL Lineup

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Oasis, the Black Crowes, Jimmy Cliff, Death Cab For Cutie, Doves, Buddy Guy, the Allman Brothers Band and Franz Ferdinand lead the lineup for the fourth Austin City Coldplay, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Oasis, the Black Crowes, Jimmy Cliff, Death Cab For Cutie,…

  11. Starr Sings Of 'Love' On New Album

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In crafting his latest album, Ringo Starr once again sought a little help from his friends. In crafting his latest album, Ringo Starr once again sought a little help from his friends. On "Choose Love," the former Beatles drummer utilizes the talents of the Pretenders' Chrissie…

  12. Coldplay Sounds Loud, Proud On 'X&Y'

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay offers up a bigger, louder version of its widely loved pop/rock sound on its third studio album, "X&Y." Due June 7 in North America via Capitol, the 12-track set is led by the soaring sin Coldplay offers up a bigger, louder version of its widely loved pop/rock sound on…

  13. Hot Product

    April 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ana Nalick 'Day' Ditty More than a year in the making, the bravely emotional "Wreck of the Day" by Columbia newcomer Anna Nalick hits stores this week. The 21-year-old has steadily toured since the album's completion, holding her own alongside such artists as Gavin…

  14. The National Fights To The Top On New Album

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The National guitarist Aaron Dessner will remember the era of "Alligator" fairly well in the future. As the band wrote, recorded and rehearsed its newest album (and debut for Beggars Banquet), Dessner The National guitarist Aaron Dessner will remember the era of "Alligator"…

  15. Angels & Outlaws

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Howard and David Bellamy have built an international following and remarkable career longevity by writing perceptive, witty songs and singing them with casual aplomb. Howard and David Bellamy have built an international following and remarkable career longevity by writing perceptive, witty…

  16. Billboard Bits: Ray Charles, Livin' It, Leaves

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Ray Charles, Livin' It, Leaves Longtime Ray Charles manager Joe Adams has unveiled plans and artist renderings for the previously announced Ray Charles Museum. Encompassing Charles' existing RPM studio site, the three-story, 18,000-square-foot museum is slated to open in…

  17. Nolita

    April 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keren Ann lets her folky predisposition roam expansive terrains on "Nolita," a set that tumbles at its own leisurely pace even as the winds shift from reflective wistfulness to darkly perilous. Keren Ann lets her folky predisposition roam expansive terrains on "Nolita," a…

  18. Joplin's Old Band Hunts For New 'Pearl'

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sam Andrew will soon embark on what mildly might be called a challenging task: to replace his rock band's long-dead singer -- Janis Joplin. Sam Andrew will soon embark on what mildly might be called a challenging task: to replace his rock band's long-dead singer -- Janis Joplin.…

  19. Native Stars To Honor Okla. City Bombing Victims

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country stars Toby Keith and Vince Gill will lead a bill of native Oklahomans at an April 22 event to honor those affected by the 1995 bombing of Oklahoma City's Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. To Country stars Toby Keith and Vince Gill will lead a bill of native Oklahomans at an…

  20. B&E: The John Butler Trio

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The John Butler Trio. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Appropriate for a day at the beach or a night on the town, the John Butler…

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