1. Fans Flock To Fourth Bonnaroo

    June 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The fourth annual Bonnaroo music festival took place in Manchester, Tenn., over the weekend (June 10-12), drawing a crowd of approximately 80,000, according to the event's promoters. Headliners includ The fourth annual Bonnaroo music festival took place in Manchester, Tenn., over the…

  2. Billboard Bits: Toby Keith, F. Lips, Tony Orlando

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Toby Keith, F. Lips, Tony Orlando With one album left on his DreamWorks contract following the recent release of "Honkytonk University," Toby Keith is considering starting his own label. "It's just time," the artist tells Billboard. "We're in…

  3. Mould Ready To Rock On Fall Tour

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After the tour in support of his 1998 solo album, "The Last Dog and Pony Show," Bob Mould was prepared to never hit the road with a full band again. But the former Husker Du/Sugar leader will return t After the tour in support of his 1998 solo album, "The Last Dog and Pony Show…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. THE MARIAH AFTERMATH Hi Fred, I love your column and hope it'll once again be included in the print edition -- til then I'll look forward to reading you online. And thanks for suggesting Carrie Underwood…

  5. Black Eyed Peas Back In 'Business'

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The Black Eyed Peas have made a habit of showing up everywhere. From TV commercials to the Grammy Awards, the quartet's upbeat blend of rap and pop has kept it in the spotlight nearly two years after the release of "Elephunk" -- a…

  6. Tego Calderon Signs With Atlantic

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Puerto Rican reggaeton star Tego Calderon has become the first artist in the genre to sign with a major, non-Latin label. Puerto Rican reggaeton star Tego Calderon has become the first artist in the genre to sign with a major, non-Latin label. Calderon has inked a worldwide, multi-album deal…

  7. CHART BEAT

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to the Bee Gees, Snoop Dogg, Kelly Osbourne, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Madonna, Kook & the Gang and more. INSIDE AND OUT: The Bee Gees return to Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart after an absence of 22 years, courtesy…

  8. Bono Stumps For African Aid In Brussels

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2 lead singer Bono urged the European Union today (June 9) to prove its relevance to young people by doing more to help the poor and hungry in Africa. U2 lead singer Bono urged the European Union today (June 9) to prove its relevance to young people by doing more to help the poor and hungry…

  9. Carey Still 'Belongs' At No. 1

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For a third straight week, Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" is the top single in the United States. Steadfast at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100, the song again holds the title of the chart's greate For a third straight week, Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together…

  10. Foo Fighters Double The Music

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Try as he might, Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl just can't write a song without a strong melody. "That's the bain of my existence," he says with a laugh. "I'd love to write Motorhead and Slayer songs all day long. I…

  11. The Offspring Writing For New Album

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Offspring isn't wasting any time planning the follow-up to its last studio album, 2003's "Splinter." With its first greatest hits package due June 21 via Columbia, the Offspring isn't wasting any time planning the follow-up to its last studio album, 2003's …

  12. Carey's 'Emancipation' Returns To No. 1

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey rebounds 3-1 with "The Emancipation of Mimi" to give the Island Def Jam set a second non-consecutive week atop The Billboard 200, where it debuted in April. The set reclaims the throne de Mariah Carey rebounds 3-1 with "The Emancipation of Mimi" to give the…

  13. Q&A With Maroon5's Adam Levine

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The following interview with Maroon5 frontman Adam Levine is excerpted from a Billboard Stars special feature that appears in the June 4, 2005, issue of the magazine. The 16-page special section dissects the success the band has seen, from…

  14. Oasis Storms U.K. Chart, Coldplay Looming

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Oasis stormed to the top of the U.K. album chart on Sunday with its sixth studio release, "Don't Believe the Truth" (Big Brother). Oasis stormed to the top of the U.K. album chart on Sunday with its sixth studio release, "Don't Believe the Truth" (Big Brother).…

  15. Rhino Boxes Up '90s Favorites

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade less than six years in the rearview mirror. Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade…

  16. Fat Joe Gives 'All'

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. There is no denying that last summer belonged to Fat Joe and Terror Squad. It was hard to escape the sounds of "Lean Back," the single that propelled Joe and his crew to the top of The Billboard Hot 100 and earned them a Grammy Award…

  17. Cowboy Troy's Wild Ride

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When Cowboy Troy made an appearance at the May 17 Academy of Country Music Awards, he joked about the odds of which would happen first: Garth Brooks coming out of retirement or Troy himself having a No. 1 album. Troy clearly came much closer than…

  18. Hot Product

    June 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay Third Time's A Charm? U.K. rock act Coldplay looks to achieve worldwide dominance on its third studio album, "X&Y," due this week via Capitol. First single "Speed of Sound" has already reached No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. The set will be supported by…

  19. Hot Product

    June 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT White Stripes Satan's Bed The White Stripes stretch out musically without abandoning the rock on their highly anticipated new album, "Get Behind Me Satan," due this week via Third Man/V2. First single and album opener "Blue Orchid" gets things off to a hard rocking…

  20. Hot Product

    June 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shakira Shakira Times 2 Leave it to Shakira to defy all the rules. Typically, a Latin crossover act with an album in English will promote it to English-speaking and Latin fans. For Spanish-language albums, promotion is concentrated on the act's Latin fan base, wherever it may be. But not…

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