1. This Day in Music

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>In what is her first live television performance since her infamous Super Bowl halftime show, Janet Jackson appears on ABC's "Good Morning America." Jackson is interviewed by anchors Dia 2004 - In what is her first live television performance since her…

  2. New White Stripes Album Due In June

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock duo the White Stripes will release their next studio album on June 14 via Third Man/V2. Rock duo the White Stripes will release their next studio album on June 14 via Third Man/V2. The as-yet-untitled set was recently recorded in the group's Detroit home base. It will be the follow…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Westlife, chart records, Greek artists, Mariah Carey and "Rich Girl" with readers. LIVING THE WESTLIFE Hi, I have been a U.S. fan of Irish pop group Westlife for several years and I think I have a good question to ask you about them. At the beginning of their…

  4. Yusuf Islam Awarded Libel Damages

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Yusuf Islam, the musician formerly known as Cat Stevens, said he had won substantial damages from two British newspapers which alleged he supported terrorism. Yusuf Islam, the musician formerly known as Cat Stevens, said he had won substantial damages from two British newspapers which alleged…

  5. Billboard Bits: Garth Brooks, Carly Simon, Napster

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Garth Brooks, Carly Simon, Napster Garth Brooks' appearance Saturday at fundraiser in Fort Worth, Texas, reportedly helped raise more than $2 million for a local hospital. Brooks performed with pals Steve Wariner, Stephanie Davis and Dan Roberts, who had organized the $1,000-a…

  6. Usher Nabs Two People's Choice Awards

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Usher and pop singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow was the big music winner in the music categories of the People's Choice Awards, held last night (Jan. 9) in Pasadena, Calif. Usher and pop singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow was the big music winner in the music categories of the People's…

  7. Band Aid 20, U2 Hold Down U.K. Charts

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Band Aid 20's "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) started a second week at the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Dec. 12), while U2's "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" (Universal Island) led Band Aid 20's "Do They Know It's Christmas…

  8. Benson Readies 'Love,' Records With White

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Detroit-based pop/rocker Brendan Benson is gearing up for a big 2005. Detroit-based pop/rocker Brendan Benson is gearing up for a big 2005. His new solo album, "The Alternative to Love," is set to be released in March via V2 Records, and amidst an anticipated heavy slate of touring,…

  9. Yusuf Islam: 'I Am A Victim'

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Yusuf Islam blasts the United States' system of screening airline passengers of potential terrorists as "indiscriminate" and "unjust" in an editorial in today's (Sept. 28) Los Angeles Times. Yusuf Islam blasts the United States' system of screening airline…

  10. 'Shocked' Islam Returns To U.K.

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The singer formerly known as Cat Stevens returned to the United Kingdom today (Sept. 23), saying he was "totally shocked" that he was barred from entering the United States. The singer formerly known as Cat Stevens returned to the United Kingdom today (Sept. 23), saying he was "…

  11. Terror Watch Listing Diverts Yusuf Islam Flight

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A London-to-Washington flight was diverted to Maine yesterday (Sept. 21) when it was discovered passenger Yusuf Islam -- formerly known as singer Cat Stevens -- was on a government watch list and barr A London-to-Washington flight was diverted to Maine yesterday (Sept. 21) when it was…

  12. Travis Plots CD, DVD Bonanza

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Travis has set a Nov. 1 international release date for the retrospective "Travis: Singles" and an as-yet-unnamed DVD. U.K. rock act Travis has set a Nov. 1 international release date for the retrospective "Travis: Singles" and an as-yet-unnamed DVD. The 17…

  13. Travis, Guster Look Back On 'Everwood'

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Travis, Guster, Toby Lightman and Sixpence None The Richer's Leigh Nash are among the acts contributing newly recorded covers for the soundtrack to the WB series "Everwood," due Oct. 19 via Nettwerk. Travis, Guster, Toby Lightman and Sixpence None The Richer's Leigh Nash…

  14. 10,000 Maniacs Build 'Campfire' Collection

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST As expected, Alan Jackson and Martina McBride have put together a tour that will take the pair across the U.S. in the late winter and spring. The tour is slated to kick off Jan. 29 in Moline, Ill., an Rhino/Elektra is celebrating the career of 10,000 Maniacs with a two-disc set compiling the…

  15. Gabriel, Islam Join Mandela AIDS Concert

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Peter Gabriel and Yusef Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens) have joined the lineup for the 46664 AIDS awareness concert organized by Nelson Mandela. Peter Gabriel and Yusef Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens) have joined the lineup for the 46664 AIDS awareness concert organized by Nelson…

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Elvis Presley, Britney Spears, Madonna, Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, Alabama, Sean Paul and Rickie Lee Jones. '2ND,' THE MOTION: For the first time in 40 years, Elvis Presley has two consecutive top-3 albums on The Billboard 200.…

  17. Man Charged With Stalking Sheryl Crow

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Queens, N.Y., man suspected of stalking singer Sheryl Crow was arrested after he snuck into a New York venue where she was preparing for a performance, police said. A Queens, N.Y., man suspected of stalking singer Sheryl Crow was arrested after he snuck into a New York venue where she was…

  18. Crow's 'Best' Includes New Songs

    September 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A pair of new songs will bolster the track list of "The Very Best of Sheryl Crow." Due Nov. 4 from Interscope, the 16-track set will feature the original song "The Light in Your Eyes," as well as the A pair of new songs will bolster the track list of "The Very Best of…

  19. This Day in Music

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Carolyn Dawn Johnson is again the big winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards, held in Calgary, Alberta. In addition to top female, Johnson takes home trophies for top single and top 2002 - Carolyn Dawn Johnson is again the big winner at the Canadian Country…

  20. Exclusive: Cash's 'American' Outtakes 'Unearthed'

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A new Johnny Cash box set collecting more than 100 outtakes from his work over the past decade with Rick Rubin is being prepared for a possible Christmas release through American/Lost Highway. Tentati A new Johnny Cash box set collecting more than 100 outtakes from the country legend's…

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