1. This Day in Music

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Paul Atkinson, veteran record executive and guitarist for the Zombies, dies in his sleep after a long battle with cancer and kidney disease. He is 48. 2004 - Paul Atkinson, veteran record executive and guitarist for the Zombies, dies in his sleep after a long battle…

  2. Billboard Bits: Teenage Fanclub, Cowboy Junkies & More

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Teenage Fanclub, Cowboy Junkies & More Veteran Scottish rock outfit Teenage Fanclub has signed with Merge, which will release the new album "Man-Made" on June 7. The 12-track set was recorded by John McEntire (Tortoise, the Sea & Cake) at his Soma Electronic Studio…

  3. Snoop, Game Hitting The Road Together

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pairing veteran rapper Snoop Dogg and newcomer sensation the Game, the How the West Was One tour is destined to be among hip-hop's biggest tours in 2005. Opening April 15 in West Valley City, Utah, th Pairing veteran rapper Snoop Dogg and newcomer sensation the Game, the How the West Was…

  4. Spoon, Clientele Teaming For Tour

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Merge labelmates Spoon and the Clientele will spend the month of June on a North American tour, beginning June 1 in Atlanta. Merge labelmates Spoon and the Clientele will spend the month of June on a North American tour, beginning June 1 in Atlanta. Spoon will be out in support of its new…

  5. 'Candy Shop' Spends 6th Sweet Week At No. 1

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia is showing no signs of giving up its singles throne, which is No. 1 for sixth week on Billboard's Hot 100. It also notches an eighth week atop the Hot Digital S 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia is showing no…

  6. Corgan Embraces The 'Future' On Solo Debut

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan leader Billy Corgan has wrapped work on his solo debut, "THEFUTUREEMBRACE," to be released June 21 via Warner Bros. The first single to be worked to U.S. radio outlets wi Former Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan leader Billy Corgan has wrapped work on his solo…

  7. Mariah 'Digs Deep' On Upcoming Album

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On this severely cold March night, Mariah Carey is inside a studio at MTV's New York headquarters taping an interview for an upcoming broadcast. Walking out of the studio, she is heard muttering to no one in particular, "The abuse I…

  8. ASK BILLBOARD

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Your Questions About Houston, Apple & Milian /bb/ask/index.jsp News …

  9. This Day in Music

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>In what is her first live television performance since her infamous Super Bowl halftime show, Janet Jackson appears on ABC's "Good Morning America." Jackson is interviewed by anchors Dia 2004 - In what is her first live television performance since her…

  10. Billboard Bits: HFStival, Vibe MusicFest, Rilo Kiley

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on HFStival, Vibe MusicFest, Rilo Kiley When Washington, D.C., radio station WHFS flipped its format from rock to Latin music earlier this year, the future of its long-running HFStival was cast in doubt. But the event will be staged this year after all on May 14 at M&T Bank Stadium…

  11. Gang Of Four Bolsters 'Entertainment'

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Out of print since 1997, Gang Of Four's seminal 1979 debut album "Entertainment!" will be reissued on May 17 via Rhino. Out of print since 1997, Gang Of Four's seminal 1979 debut album "Entertainment!" will be reissued on May 17 via Rhino. The original 12-song…

  12. Native Stars To Honor Okla. City Bombing Victims

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country stars Toby Keith and Vince Gill will lead a bill of native Oklahomans at an April 22 event to honor those affected by the 1995 bombing of Oklahoma City's Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. To Country stars Toby Keith and Vince Gill will lead a bill of native Oklahomans at an…

  13. Shocked Completes Diverse Album Trio

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Michelle Shocked will release three albums June 7 on her own Mighty Sound label through RED Distribution. Singer/songwriter Michelle Shocked will release three albums June 7 on her own Mighty Sound label through RED Distribution. "I'm not gonna try to convince…

  14. 50's 'Massacre' Holds Steady At No. 1

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent's "The Massacre" continues to slaughter The Billboard 200 competition this week with a fourth straight week on top. The Shady/Aftermath/Interscope set moved 329,000 copies in the United States 50 Cent's "The Massacre" continues to slaughter The Billboard…

  15. B&E: The John Butler Trio

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The John Butler Trio. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Appropriate for a day at the beach or a night on the town, the John Butler…

  16. BREAKING & ENTERING

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST John Butler Trio /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News John Butler …

  17. Mariah Descending On Times Square

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST To celebrate the release of her new album, "The Emancipation of Mimi," Mariah Carey is planning a party that will take over the "crossroads of the world," New York's Times Square. The site of one of t To celebrate the release of her new album, " The Emancipation…

  18. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. "THAT'S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT SUNDAY," CRAIG MORGAN 2. "Baby Girl," Sugarland 3. "Anything But Mine," Kenny Chesney 4. "Nothin' To Lose," Josh Gracin 5. "Bless The Broken Road," Rascal Flatts Issue date:…

  19. McGraw Joins ACM Awards Lineup

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tim McGraw is among the latest group of performers tapped to join the bill for the 40th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. Tim McGraw is among the latest group of performers tapped to join the bill for the 40th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. Set for May 17 in Las…

  20. Valentine Mixes It Up For Her Debut

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In an industry saturated with young, beautiful, talented female artists, Brooke Valentine knows that she has to come out swinging. This makes the 19-year-old's first single, "Girlfight," particularly fitting. The uptempo club song,…

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