1. Billboard Bits: The Coral, Rob Thomas, Shelby Lynne

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on The Coral, Rob Thomas, Shelby Lynne U.K. rock act the Coral will release its fourth album, "The Invisible Invasion," Aug. 30 in North America via Deltasonic/Columbia. The set was produced by Portishead's Adrian Utley and Geoff Barrow and will arrive May 23…

  2. CHART BEAT

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Kelly Clarkson, Crossfade, "Star Wars," Elvis Presley, "Spamalot" and more. THIS ONE'S BY THE GIRLS: Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway" (Hollywood) is No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart for…

  3. Billboard Bits: 'Six Feet Under,' Buffett, 'Early Show'

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Six Feet Under,' Buffett, 'Early Show' New, as-yet-untitled tracks from Interpol and the Arcade Fire will lead the soundtrack to the HBO series "Six Feet Under: Everything Ends." Due June 21 via Astralwerks, two weeks after the new season of the show…

  4. B&E: Aqualung

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Aqualung. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. NOT JETHRO TULL, MY FRIEND: "WE@VE BEEN F***ING KIDDNA_PED," writes Aqualung&…

  5. Sleater-Kinney Ready To Rock On 'Woods' Tour

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sleater-Kinney guitarist/vocalist Corin Tucker says the inspiration behind the indie rock trio's seventh album, "The Woods," its first for Sub Pop, can be traced to the experience of opening for Pearl Sleater-Kinney guitarist/vocalist Corin Tucker says the inspiration behind…

  6. Wonder Unveils Video, New Album Release Date

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder unveiled the first music video to feature video description technology for blind and visually impaired music fans yesterday (May 9) in Los Angeles. As previously reported, the standard a Stevie Wonder unveiled the first music video to feature video description technology for…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Alejandro Sanz wins three awards, including the award for best song for "Y Solo Se Me Ocurre Amarte," at Spain's sixth Premios de la Musica ceremony in Madrid. 2002 - Alejandro Sanz wins three awards, including the award for best song for "Y Solo…

  8. Keane Assembling New Tunes On Tour

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Having toured the States numerous times in support of its Polydor/Interscope debut, "Hopes and Fears," the members of U.K. rock trio Keane are beginning to think ahead to their follow-up release. The Having toured the States numerous times in support of its Polydor/Interscope debut,…

  9. Paris Show Yields Seal CD/DVD

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Seal's July 6, 2004, performance at Paris' Olympia Bruno Coquatrix will be memorialized on the upcoming CD/DVD "Live in Paris." Seal's July 6, 2004, performance at Paris' Olympia Bruno Coquatrix will be memorialized on the upcoming CD/DVD "Live in Paris.…

  10. This Day in Music

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>South African singer Brenda Fassie dies at the Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg. She is 39. She had been in a coma since April 26, after suffering an asthma attack. This led to cardi 2004 - South African singer Brenda Fassie dies at the Sunninghill Hospital in…

  11. Hot Product

    May 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band 'Up' With People Dave Matthews Band puts a renewed emphasis on rhythm and groove on its new album, "Stand Up," due this week via RCA. Producer Mark Batson worked with members individually to build tracks from even the most basic of ideas. "In a way,…

  12. This Day in Music

    May 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>London's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) formally cautions Pete Townshend for "accessing a Web site containing child abuse images" in 1999. Townshend-who was arrested in January on sus 2003 - London's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) formally…

  13. This Day in Music

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Jazz guitarist, arranger, writer and producer Barney Kessel dies of brain cancer in San Diego, Calif. He is 80. 2004 - Jazz guitarist, arranger, writer and producer Barney Kessel dies of brain cancer in San Diego, Calif. He is 80. 2004 - David Bowie cancels a…

  14. Pop Gathers 'Prizes,' Preps Live DVD

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Iggy Pop will be the subject of a career-spanning retrospective and a live DVD this summer. Iggy Pop will be the subject of a career-spanning retrospective and a live DVD this summer. Due July 19 via Virgin/EMI Music Catalog Marketing, the 37-track "A Million in Prizes: The Iggy Pop…

  15. Celebrate Brooklyn Books Eclectic Lineup

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The 27th annual Celebrate Brooklyn festival has lined up another eclectic series of events for its summer run in the borough's Prospect Park. The 27th annual Celebrate Brooklyn festival has lined up another eclectic series of events for its summer run in the borough's Prospect Park.…

  16. Thompson Plans Album, Box, Live Releases

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Revered singer/songwriter/guitarist Richard Thompson has an impressive slate of releases planned throughout the rest of 2005, including a new studio album, a five-disc box set and several live CDs and Revered singer/songwriter/guitarist Richard Thompson has an impressive slate of releases…

  17. Jewell Took His Time With Second Set

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Artists often say they have their whole life to record their debut album, and only a matter of months to create the follow-up. Buddy Jewell had the opposite experience with his sophomore set, "Times Like These," which was released April…

  18. 'American Idol' Contest, Gossip Heat Up

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two would-be idols with arrest records, one of whom also is guilty of felony cockiness. Allegations of judicial activism -- in the bedroom. A phone voting gaffe. Or was it an "American Idol" conspirac Two would-be idols with arrest records, one of whom also is guilty of felony…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend the funeral of TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who died in a car crash the week before. 2002 - Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend…

  20. Hot Product

    May 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Jarrett Pianissimo Even though he has recorded close to 50 albums for ECM Records since 1971, Keith Jarrett says his latest, "Radiance," a two-CD masterwork of live solo piano improvisations, is special. "This is my position paper on what I feel I can do on a keyboard,…

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