1. A New Reality For INXS

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The greatest question facing INXS since lead singer Michael Hutchence died of an apparent suicide in 1997 was how to replace him. Now, the question many have for the band is, Why do it with a reality show? INXS guitarist and co-founder Tim…

  2. This Day in Music

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>At Woodstock 99, all hell breaks loose. Fires fueled by paper plates, pizza boxes and garbage strewn around everywhere break out during a set by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The group's en 2001 - Mariah Carey checks herself into an undisclosed hospital, suffering…

  3. 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,…

  4. Gemma Hayes Embraces L.A. For Second Album

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Irish singer/songwriter Gemma Hayes is eyeing a fall release for her as-yet-untitled sophomore Astralwerks album. Irish singer/songwriter Gemma Hayes is eyeing a fall release for her as-yet-untitled sophomore Astralwerks album. The artist relocated to Los Angeles to record the set, which was…

  5. Ask Billboard

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Crazy Frog, top selling female artists and Carly Simon. CRAZY Dear Keith, This is no so much a question, more of a plea. Please [throw away] the Crazy Frog trash [single "Axel F."] the moment you hear it. We've been…

  6. ASK BILLBOARD

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Answers To Your Questions About Crazy Frog, Carly Simon & More /bb/ask/index.jsp News Carly Simon …

  7. Billboard Bits: Wilco, Rusty Anderson, ZZ Top

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stories about Wilco, Rusty Anderson and ZZ Top's Billy F Gibbons. Wilco will be among the artists appearing at the 20th anniversary edition of Farm Aid. As previously reported , the Sept. 18 show in Tinley Park, Ill., will feature the organization's founders, Willie Nelson, John…

  8. Hot Product

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Carly Simon 'Moon' River Call Carly Simon a romantic. Her new album "Moonlight Serenade" (Columbia), is a collection of standards penned by Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, Glenn Miller, Rodgers & Hart and other great songwriters. Simon considers new…

  9. HOT PRODUCT

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new releases from the Pixies' Frank Black, Carly Simon, Iggy Pop and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Frank Black , Iggy Pop , Carly Simon …

  10. Woman Charged With Murder In Silkworm Crash

    July 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An allegedly suicidal woman is accused of deliberately causing a high-speed crash in Niles, Ill., that killed three Chicago rock musicians, including, as previously reported, Silkworm drummer Michael An allegedly suicidal woman is accused of deliberately causing a high-speed crash in Niles,…

  11. Billboard Bits: Bragg, Seagal, Elliott Smith, Silkworm

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Billy Bragg, Steven Seagal, Elliott Smith, Silkworm A little more than a week after Yep Roc Records confirmed it was prepping deluxe reissues of four Billy Bragg albums and a box set, the artist has postponed the projects until 2006. "As the date of release has approached, I have…

  12. Billboard Bits: Eve, Kelly Clarkson, Twista

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Eve, Kelly Clarkson, Twista Rapper Eve will release her as-yet-untitled Aftermath debut in February, according to the label's official Web site . The set will feature production from Dr. Dre, Scott Storch and Swizz Beatz. Eve will also star in a new Boost Mobile commercial that…

  13. Anger Management Tour Bus Crashes, Tonight's Show On

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A bus carrying performers bound for tonight's (July 14) Denver stop on the Eminem/50 Cent Anger Management tour crashed into two tractor-trailers last night on I-70 near Odessa, Mo. Among the injured A bus carrying performers bound for tonight's (July 14) Denver stop on the Eminem…

  14. Carey, Stefani, Peas Maintain Singles Lead

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the thick of the summer, hit singles from Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani and the Black Eyed Peas remain the most popular in the United States, but a new slate of contenders is on the rise. Carey's "We In the thick of the summer, hit singles from Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani and the…

  15. Classic Carly

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Call Carly Simon a romantic. Her new album "Moonlight Serenade" (Columbia), due July 19 as a DualDisc, is a collection of standards penned by Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, Glenn Miller, Rodgers & Hart and other great…

  16. This Day in Music

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1985 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "A View to a Kill," Duran Duran. It is the first No. 1 hit from a James Bond movie. (Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die" and Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better 2004 - New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane…

  17. Ocasek Looks To 'Nexterday,' Cars Documentary

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Not much has been heard musically from Ric Ocasek since the release of his 1997 solo album, "Troublizing," as his main focus has been on producing such bands as Guided By Voices and Weezer. But with t Not much has been heard musically from Ric Ocasek since the release of his 1997…

  18. Dirty Three Finds Its Voice On New Album

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran instrumental trio the Dirty Three adds vocals to the mix for the first time in its career on "Cinder," its seventh studio album. Veteran instrumental trio the Dirty Three adds vocals to the mix for the first time in its career on "Cinder," its seventh studio album.…

  19. Kanye, Nas, Busta 'Getting Up' In Toronto

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, Ciara, Mos Def and Ludacris are confirmed for Marc Ecko's Getting Up Festival, which will be held Aug. 13-14 at Toronto's Polson Pier. Kanye West, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, Ciara, Mos Def and Ludacris are confirmed for Marc Ecko's…

  20. Mariah Still No. 1 As 'Idols' Fade

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" is No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 for a second week in a row, and a sixth overall. The cut also returns to No. 1 on the Pop 100 chart, replacing Bo Bice's version of Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" is No. 1 on…

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