1. Yearwood Returns With New Album, Tour

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Save for a handful of one-off performances and appearances, Trisha Yearwood has not been on the road in three years. Save for a handful of one-off performances and appearances, Trisha Yearwood has not been on the road in three years. That will change this fall with a 27-date tour that will…

  2. Paisley's 'Time' Has Come

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When it comes to country music concerts, cowboy hats are usually the headgear of choice. However, lately when Brad Paisley looks out from the stage, he sees a lot of lampshades -- thanks to his hit single "Alcohol." Fans have…

  3. Label-less Radiohead Pressing On With New Album

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead will enter a "proper studio" in an unnamed city today (Aug. 18) to continue work on its seventh studio album, according to a post from frontman Thom Yorke at the "Dead Air Space" section of Radiohead will enter a "proper studio" in an unnamed city today…

  4. CHART BEAT

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Alan Jackson, Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Jamie Foxx, Pussycat Dolls, Busta Rhymes, Bow Wow, Paul McCartney and more. PRESSING MATTER: Alan Jackson turns to a newspaper for inspiration for his latest hit single. "USA Today" (Arista) is…

  5. Carey's 'Together' Notches 12 No. 1 Weeks

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Of the 20 weeks Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" has been on the Billboard Hot 100, a dozen have now been spent in the No. 1 position. The track's reign was interrupted for just one frame, thanks t Of the 20 weeks Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" has…

  6. Filming Completed On Germs Biopic

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Now, his story will be told in the forthcoming biopic "What We Do Is Secret." The end of the 1970s saw California's punk scene explode, spawning such bands as Black Flag, X, the Dead Kennedys and the Germs. The latter was fronted by a daredevil with a death wish, Darby Crash,…

  7. Staind's 'Chapter V' Debuts At No. 1

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With "Chapter V," modern rock act Staind nets its third consecutive Billboard 200 chart-topper. The Elektra/Atlantic album moved 185,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to With "Chapter V," modern rock act Staind nets its third consecutive…

  8. Notorious B.I.G.'s Family To Refile Suit

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Notorious B.I.G.'s family is asking the city of Los Angeles for more than $2 million in fees and costs stemming from police misconduct during the rap star's federal wrongful death trial last month. Notorious B.I.G.'s family is asking the city of Los Angeles for more than $2…

  9. B&E: Luke Stricklin

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Luke Stricklin. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. While serving in Iraq, National Guardsman Luke Stricklin wrote and recorded a…

  10. Stones Talk With Keef

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones' first studio album in eight years, "A Bigger Bang," is due Sept. 6 via Virgin. The band's iconic frontman, Mick Jagger, and guitarist, Keith Richards, talked to Billboard first abo The Rolling Stones' first studio album in eight years, "A…

  11. HOT LATIN SONGS

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/latintracks.jsp 1. "La Tortura," Shakira Featuring Alejandro Sanz 2. "Nada Es Para Siempre," Luis Fonsi 3. "LO QUE PASO, PASO," DADDY YANKEE 4. "Reggaeton Latino," Don Omar 5. "La Camisa Negra," Juanes Issue date: Aug. 20,…

  12. Stones Talk With Mick

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones' first studio album in eight years, "A Bigger Bang," is due Sept. 6 via Virgin. The band's iconic frontman, Mick Jagger, and guitarist, Keith Richards, talked to Billboard first abo The Rolling Stones' first studio album in eight years, "A…

  13. Cagle Tackles Bon Jovi On New Album

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When Chris Cagle's new manager Doc McGhee (Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Kiss) asked the country singer to consider covering Bon Jovi's '80s classic "Wanted Dead or Alive" for his upcoming third studio album When Chris Cagle's new manager Doc McGhee (Motley Crue, Bon…

  14. Hot Product

    August 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Tread' Lightly 311's eighth studio album reunites the band with Ron Saint Germain, who produced its breakthrough self-titled third set in 1995. "Don't Tread on Me" is led by its title track, which lead singer Nick Hexum says "is about emotional…

  15. Cooper's 'Dirty Diamonds' Have Heirloom Shine

    August 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Alice Cooper is taking his Dirty Diamonds tour to the world, supporting a new New West release of the same name that represents a real return to Detroit rock form. Alice Cooper is taking his Dirty Diamonds tour to the world, supporting a new New West release of the same name that represents a…

  16. POP 100

    August 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/pop.jsp 1. "Don't Cha," The Pussycat Dolls Featuring Busta Rhymes 2. "PON DE REPLAY," RIHANNA 3. "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey 4. "Behind These Hazel Eyes," Kelly Clarkson 5. "Listen To Your Heart," D.H.T. Issue date: Aug.…

  17. Ashlee Planning 'SNL' Redux?

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ashlee Simpson is in talks with "Saturday Night Live" to host and perform on the NBC show around the release of her sophomore album, "I Am Me," due Oct. 11 via Geffen. "It's not confirmed yet, but I w Ashlee Simpson is ready to return to the scene of the crime.…

  18. Costello Commentary Spiffs DVD Retrospective

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The DVD "The Right Spectacle: The Very Best of Elvis Costello -- The Videos" will arrive Sept. 6 in the United Kingdom via demonVision. A North American release date has not yet been finalized for the Originally expected earlier this year, the DVD "The Right Spectacle: The Very…

  19. The Sounds Finishing Up Sophomore Album

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Sounds are putting the finishing touches on their as-yet-untitled sophomore album, due early next year via New Line. The Swedish rock act spent about two months in Oakland, Calif., recording with The Sounds are putting the finishing touches on their as-yet-untitled sophomore album, due…

  20. HOT DIGITAL TRACKS

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/digital.jsp 1. "Pon de Replay," Rihanna 2. "JUST THE GIRL" (RADIO EDIT), THE CLICK FIVE 3. "Sugar, We're Goin' Down," Fall Out Boy 4. "Feel Good Inc." (Album Crossfade Mix), Gorillaz 5. "Don't Cha," The…

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