1. Funk Brothers Not Resting On 'Motown' Laurels

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Thanks to the success of the 2002 documentary "Standing in the Shadows of Motown," the Funk Brothers, ostensibly the musical backbone to Motown's golden era, have finally garnered recognition with the Thanks to the success of the 2002 documentary "Standing in the Shadows…

  2. Royksopp Looks To The Future On New Album

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Norwegian electronica duo Royksopp is eyeing a summer release for its as-yet-untitled sophomore album for Astralwerks, Billboard.com can exclusively reveal. Norwegian electronica duo Royksopp is eyeing a summer release for its as-yet-untitled sophomore album for Astralwerks, Billboard.com can…

  3. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Fantasia, Mario, Alison Krauss + Union Station, Green Day and Elvis Presley. TO TELL THE 'TRUTH': Last July, third season "American Idol" winner Fantasia peaked at No. 12 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles &…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses songs on television and Elvis Presley's No. 1 singles with readers. BIG SCREEN, LITTLE SCREEN Hi Fred, Thanks so much for your weekly column. I always look forward to reading Keith Caulfield's column on Wednesdays, and Fridays I impatiently wait for both of…

  5. Phish's Anastasio, Gordon To Play Bonnaroo

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Although Phish is only a memory, group members Trey Anastasio and Mike Gordon have signed on for separate appearances at the fourth Bonnaroo festival, to be held June 10-12 in Manchester, Tenn. Although Phish is only a memory, group members Trey Anastasio and Mike Gordon have signed on for…

  6. DVDs, Books Can Be Used In Jackson Trial

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dozens of adult-oriented books, magazines and DVDs seized at Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch -- one with the fingerprints of Jackson and his accuser -- can be used as evidence in the singer's upcomi Dozens of adult-oriented books, magazines and DVDs seized at Michael Jackson'…

  7. Maroon5 Tapped For Honda Civic Tour

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Maroon5 will headline the fifth-annual Honda Civic Tour, kicking off March 11 in Los Angeles. Phantom Planet, the Donnas and the Thrills will open various shows during the outing. "Honda has been such Maroon5 will headline the fifth-annual Honda Civic Tour, kicking off March 11 in Los…

  8. Prefuse Plans Tour, Tickles Ivories

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Prefuse 73 leader Scott Herren is preparing to spend the spring and summer on the road in support of his upcoming album, "Surrounded by Silence." Herren tells Billboard.com the trek, which will featur Prefuse 73 leader Scott Herren is preparing to spend the spring and summer on the…

  9. Billboard Bits: 'Jam Sessions,' Brian Wilson, Vibert

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on 'Jam Sessions,' Brian Wilson, Luke Vibert Kanye West, Kid Rock, Alanis Morissette and Black Eyed Peas with John Legend will headline American Express' second annual "Jam Sessions" in the days leading up to the Grammy Awards. Additional acts will be announced…

  10. U2 Fans Riled Up Over Fan Club Pre-Sale

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST The huge demand and system glitches that marked Tuesday's (Jan. 25) pre-sale for U2's Vertigo tour left hundreds of fans with less than desirable seats or no seats at all, but tour organizers say thei The huge demand and system glitches that marked Tuesday's (Jan. 25) pre-sale…

  11. Wilco, Franz Donate Rarities For Tsunami CD

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wilco, Franz Ferdinand, Hot Hot Heat and Interpol are among the artists that have contributed rare or previously unreleased tracks to a double-disc compilation that will raise funds for Asian tsunami Wilco, Franz Ferdinand, Hot Hot Heat and Interpol are among the artists that have contributed…

  12. Lawyers Want To Show Jackson Documentary

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST The prosecution wants jurors in Michael Jackson's molestation trial to have their own screening of a British television documentary about the pop star, a show that the defense denounced as "heavily ed The prosecution wants jurors in Michael Jackson's molestation trial to have…

  13. Nine Inch Nails Solidifies Live Lineup

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nine Inch Nails has unveiled the lineup for its 2005 tour, which will feature former Icarus Line guitarist Aaron North, A Perfect Circle bassist Jeordie White, drummer Jerome Dillon and keyboardist Al Nine Inch Nails has unveiled the lineup for its 2005 tour, which will feature former Icarus…

  14. ASK BILLBOARD

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Your Questions About Anastacia, AC/DC & More /bb/ask/index.jsp News …

  15. Buzzcocks To Share 'Philosophy'

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Iconic U.K. punk quartet Buzzcocks will follow up its self-titled 2003 comeback album with an all-new studio disc this year. Iconic U.K. punk quartet Buzzcocks will follow up its self-titled 2003 comeback album with an all-new studio disc this year. Due in late summer or early autumn through…

  16. The National Preps Beggars Debut

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST The set was primarily recorded in band members' home studios in Brooklyn and was engineered by Paul Mahajan, best known for his work with TV On The Radio and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. New York-by way-of Cincinnati rock outfit the National will release its next album, "Alligator,"…

  17. Trapt Gets Busy On Sophomore Album

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Trapt is in the midst of recording its sophomore Warner Bros. album with plans to release the set later this year. The as-yet-untitled disc is being produced by the band and Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Trapt is in the midst of recording its sophomore Warner Bros. album with plans to release the…

  18. Brazilian Girls Forecast: Catching On, With Verve

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The Brazilian Girls are not Brazilian -— nor are they all girls. But one thing is certain: The New York-based quartet is an essential element in the re-emergence of the Verve Music Group's legendary Forecast label. The group's self…

  19. 'Forever' Unites Artists For Tsunami Relief

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Recording artists from R&B crooner Brian McKnight to screamer Sonny Sandoval of rock act P.O.D. have lent their talents to a single that will raise funds for the tsunami relief effort in Eastern A Recording artists from R&B crooner Brian McKnight to screamer Sonny Sandoval of rock act…

  20. Ask Billboard

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Anastacia, Kelly Osbourne and AC/DC. EXPLAINING THE UNEXPLAINABLE Hi Keith, First and foremost, thanks for your column. Every Wednesday, I look forward to it, and in the years I've been reading your work, you've even been…

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