1. Burnett Juggles Films With Album, Anthology

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The movies have been very good to T Bone Burnett, but he's scratching his record-making itch again. The movies have been very good to T Bone Burnett, but he's scratching his record-making itch again. The lanky Texas-born musician-producer was barracked at the Village Recorder in…

  2. Smith, Ludacris Help Launch African MTV Channel

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The launch of MTV Networks 100th worldwide channel, MTV base, was celebrated with a concert in Johannesburg last night (April 20th), headlined by Will Smith and Ludacris. The launch of MTV Networks 100th worldwide channel, MTV base, was celebrated with a concert in Johannesburg last night …

  3. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (April 19-24, 2005).

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting the best of music offerings on television (April 19-24, 2005). BYE BYE BYE: I'd actually not planned on writing anything in this space this week, as it's been decided to discontinue the "Fine Tuning" column on Billboard.com. But,…

  4. Ask Billboard

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about international releases, Oasis and Blur. UNFAIR PRACTICE? Hi Keith, I've always wondered about the practice of including bonus tracks on international releases. The issue most recently comes to mind because the Japanese version of…

  5. 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…

  6. This Day in Music

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Billy Corgan plays his first-ever solo acoustic show in his Chicago hometown at the Metro. The performance is filmed for inclusion on a forthcoming DVD, which also features footage from 2004 - Billy Corgan plays his first-ever solo acoustic show in his Chicago…

  7. Missy Opens 'The Cookbook' In June

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here in February, Missy Elliott will release her new album, "The Cookbook," May 28 via her the Gold Mind imprint/Atlantic. Although a track list was not available at deadline, the set will f As tipped here in February, Missy Elliott will release her new album, "The…

  8. This Day in Music

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker opens a franchise of the popular restaurant chain Wahoo's Fish Taco in Norco, Calif. 2004 - Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker opens a franchise of the popular restaurant chain Wahoo's Fish Taco in Norco, Calif. 2003 - Superstar…

  9. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>R&B and blues singer-guitarist Earl King dies of complications from diabetes in New Orleans. He is 69. 2003 - R&B and blues singer-guitarist Earl King dies of complications from diabetes in New Orleans. He is 69. 2002 - James Al Hendrix, who introduced his…

  10. In the Arms of God

    April 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT It has been five years since Corrosion of Conformity's last release—an eternity in hard rock. With that much time, it would be expected that the band deliver a solid album, but COC has gone abo It has been five years since Corrosion of Conformity's last release—an eternity in hard…

  11. Oslo

    April 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles act Oslo could easily be mistaken for an English import. Los Angeles act Oslo could easily be mistaken for an English import. The trio's atmospheric alterna-pop is drawing comparisons to Brit bands from Coldplay to Oasis, especially in the way guitarist/vocalist Mattia…

  12. Bleed Like Me

    April 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Garbage returns with the very rocking "Bleed Like Me," its first album since 2001's "beautifulgarbage." The new CD is already off to a promising start: Lead single "Why Do You Love Me" went top 10 on Garbage returns with the very rocking "Bleed Like Me,…

  13. This Day in Music

    April 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Soul/R&B legend Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke. The artist is hospitalized and begins a slow recovery. 2003 - Soul/R&B legend Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke. The artist is hospitalized and begins a slow…

  14. Michigan Court Tosses Lawsuit Against Eminem

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Michigan state appeals court today (April 15) dismissed a lawsuit filed by an ex-schoolmate of Eminem's who accused the Detroit-area rapper of falsely depicting him in the song "Brain Damage." The Michigan state appeals court today (April 15) dismissed a lawsuit filed by an…

  15. Investigator Tapes Shown At Jackson Trial

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Prosecutors in the Michael Jackson molestation trial today (April 15) showed jurors videotapes found in a private investigator's office to demonstrate that the pop star's associates had closely monito Prosecutors in the Michael Jackson molestation trial today (April 15) showed…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. WHAT 'DREAM' MAY COME Hey Fred, I'm confused. The song that got Nadia Turner kicked off "American Idol" this week was Crystal Gayle's "When I Dream," which Nadia said was from 1977, the year she…

  17. Ill McLachlan Postpones Four Shows

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sarah McLachlan's last leg of touring behind her latest Arista album, "Afterglow," is off to a rough start. Sarah McLachlan's last leg of touring behind her latest Arista album, "Afterglow," is off to a rough start. According to her official Web site , the artist…

  18. BMG, Warner Ready Next 'Totally Hits' Disc

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Totally Hits 2005," the ninth volume in a series of Warner Strategic Marketing/BMG Strategic Marketing compilations, pulls together 20 tracks by Alicia Keys, Fat Joe, Simple Plan and Mario, among oth "Totally Hits 2005," the ninth volume in a series of Warner Strategic…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Akon, Rob Thomas, Blaine Larson, Shooter Jennings, Hanna-McEuen, Black Eyed Peas, Kenny Chesney and more. ISN'T IT LONELY TOGETHER: A couple of "Lonely" guys are inside the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. Akon has the…

  20. 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The complete list of 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards winners, handed out April 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Below is the complete list of 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards winners, handed out April 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.…

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