1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. I S-A-W THE LIGHT Dear Fred, Before submitting my question I want to say I enjoy reading your column week after week and reading the chart trivia you supply. I've been a fan of (most) songs produced by the [Mike] Stock, [Matt] Aitken and [Pete]…

  2. Stars Donate Funds To Country Hall

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill, Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich are among the many musicians who are donating proceeds from one of their concerts to the... Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill, Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich are among the many musicians who are donating proceeds from one of their…

  3. Supersuckers Go With The Marketing Flow

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Fans of veteran indie band Supersuckers admire the group for offering tremendous live shows and albums and for living the rock'n'roll lifestyle to the hilt. But Supersuckers have at least one more distinguishing characteristic: They try…

  4. TunesOnTV

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 20-26, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 20 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Dierks Bentley (also scheduled: Chad Lowe, Vaughn Catuzzi Lohec, Dara Catuzzi Near). "Today," NBC Featured artists: Bo…

  5. Billboard Bits: Broken Social Scene, Moore, Prettyman

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Broken Social Scene, Mandy Moore, Tristan Prettyman Canadian rock act Broken Social Scene's highly anticipated new album has been christened "Windsurfing Nation" and is scheduled for an Oct. 4 release via Arts & Crafts, Billboard.com has learned. The set is expected…

  6. New Bon Jovi Album Due In September

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi is preparing for the Sept. 20 North American release of its next studio disc. Bon Jovi is preparing for the Sept. 20 North American release of its next studio disc. The as-yet-untitled Island Records album will be led by the single "Have a Nice Day," set for July 18…

  7. TunesOnTV

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 13-19, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 13 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Alanis Morissette (also scheduled: Will Ferrell). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artists: Akon, Kristin…

  8. This Day in Music

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Founding Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby succumbs to AIDS after an eight-year battle with the disease. Crosby, who co-wrote many of the pop-metal band's best-known songs, is 42. 2002 - Founding Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby succumbs to AIDS after an eight-year…

  9. This Day in Music

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>U2 frontman Bono tries to persuade European Union ministers to extend debt relief programs for the world's poorest countries when he addresses a special meeting in Dublin. 2004 - U2 frontman Bono tries to persuade European Union ministers to extend debt relief…

  10. Billboard Bits: Anita Baker, Wainwright, 'Cavett'

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Anita Baker, Wainwright, 'Cavett' Anita Baker has confirmed plans for something that's been a long time coming. With the exception of a handful of 2002 shows, a set of June and July dates mark the R&B artist's first scheduled outing in more than a dozen years.…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. ANTHONY VS. BACKSTREET BOYS Hi Fred, I just noticed the sudden resurgence of "Incomplete" on Billboard's Hot 100. Do you think this has something to do with Anthony Fedorov singing this song on "American Idol" a…

  12. Vintage Reich Performance Rescued From 'Kitchen'

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A series of 1977 performances by composer Steve Reich will finally see the light of day this summer via a new archival series, "From the Kitchen." A series of 1977 performances by composer Steve Reich will finally see the light of day this summer via a new archival series, "…

  13. This Day in Music

    May 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Blues singer Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore dies in Yazoo City, Miss., after a long illness. He is 90. Born in Topeka, Kan., Moore grew up in Memphis. He worked with various Kansas City jazz b 2004 - Blues singer Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore dies in Yazoo…

  14. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham's Theatre to cheer on the 43-year-old performer in her first London stage performance in the show "Up for Grabs." Seats for the p 2002 - Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham&…

  15. Nellie McKay Prepping Sophomore Album

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Nellie McKay is making progress on her as-yet-untitled sophomore album for Columbia. The artist tells Billboard.com she is eyeing a September release for the set, which will feature Singer/songwriter Nellie McKay is making progress on her as-yet-untitled sophomore album for…

  16. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Radiohead is forced to cancel its show in Melbourne after lead singer Thom Yorke develops severe problems with his voice. A local specialist diagnoses Yorke with hoarseness of voice, a s 2004 - Radiohead is forced to cancel its show in Melbourne after lead singer…

  17. Billboard Bits: Earth Day Auction, Jennings/Clement, Boorer

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Earth Day Auction, Jennings/Clement, Boz Boorer Opportunities to interact with such music stars as Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, James Taylor and Jimmy Buffett, plus signed memorabilia from Pearl Jam, Pink and Barbara Streisand are up for bid as part of the second annual Chevy Chase…

  18. Guerra Honored With Billboard's Spirit Of Hope Award

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Even if you search assiduously, you will be hard-pressed to find information on the Juan Luis Guerra Foundation. But in the Dominican Republic, this modest yet mighty bastion of help has been a saving grace for hundreds of families. That is why…

  19. This Day in Music

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Pop singer Jessica Simpson adds to her television-acting resume with an episode of "The Twilight Zone." Simpson stars in a segment of the UPN series as a babysitter who discovers the lif 2003 - Pop singer Jessica Simpson adds to her television-acting resume…

  20. Stars To Celebrate ACM's 40th

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Montgomery Gentry and George Strait will take part in a television special celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Academy of Country Music (ACM). Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Montgomery Gentry and George Strait will take part in a television special celebrating…

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