1. Billboard Bits: Tom Waits, Torres, Yerba Buena

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Tom Waits, Torres, Yerba Buena Adamantly anti-commercial artist Tom Waits is contemplating legal action over an ad campaign for GM's Opel car line running in Europe's Scandinavian region that reportedly boasts music and a vocal resembling his own. The singer/songwriter…

  2. Dylan, Nelson Going Back To The Ballpark

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson are coming together for their second co-headlining tour of minor league baseball parks. Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson are coming together for their second co-headlining tour of minor league baseball parks. The 27-date tour, which will also feature opening act the…

  3. Jackson Prosecution Calls Ex-Neverland Guard

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A former security guard at Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch testified in the pop star's child molestation trial today (April 20) that there was once a notice posted in a guard station that the boy wh A former security guard at Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch testified in the…

  4. Life Is A 'Little' Better For Billy Dean

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the April 23, 2005, issue magazine and expanded for Billboard.com. Before it became the year's surprise success story, Billy Dean thought his new album might be his last. A consistent hitmaker through much of the '90s, Dean had fallen from view after his deal with…

  5. 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…

  6. Carey's Comeback Album Opens At No. 1

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Notching the best opening sales week of her career with her eighth studio album, "The Emancipation of Mimi" (Island/IDJMG), Mariah Carey finally unseats 50 Cent from the top post on The Billboard 200. Notching the best opening sales week of her career with her eighth studio album, …

  7. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards dies in Los Angeles of cancer. He is 78. 2003 - Tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards dies in Los Angeles of cancer. He is 78. 2002 - Alan Dale, a crooner of the late 1940s and '50s whose hits included the million-selling single "…

  8. Sting Teaches Star-Struck Music Students

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sting went back to the classroom this week, assuming the role of a musical mentor for a group of college students. Sting went back to the classroom this week, assuming the role of a musical mentor for a group of college students. The one-time teacher surprised students in a music composition…

  9. Anastasio Plots Big Easy Super Jam

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Trey Anastasio will anchor the annual SuperJam as part of the ninth annual Superfly during Jazzfest series in New Orleans. Trey Anastasio will anchor the annual SuperJam as part of the ninth annual Superfly during Jazzfest series in New Orleans. The event will be held April 30 at the city&…

  10. Alanis Going Acoustic On Summer Tour

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As exclusively revealed here last month, Alanis Morissette will embark on her first acoustic tour this summer in support of a newly recorded acoustic edition of her landmark 1995 debut album, "Jagged As exclusively revealed here last month, Alanis Morissette will embark on her first…

  11. DMB Descending On Randall's Island

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band will overtake New York's Randall's Island on July 30-31 for its first Island Getaway event. Dave Matthews Band will overtake New York's Randall's Island on July 30-31 for its first Island Getaway event. The group will be joined at the first show by…

  12. Billboard Bits: Zootopia, Tyrese, David Sanborn

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Zootopia, Tyrese, David Sanborn Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Backstreet Boys, Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson, Rob Thomas, Frankie J, Gavin DeGraw, Simple Plan and Jesse McCartney are the first acts confirmed for New York radio station Z100's Zootopia 2005 concert. The event…

  13. 'Grande Dame' Of Tejano Music Dies

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Laura Canales, who paved the way for women to infiltrate the genre of Texas border music known as Tejano, died Saturday in Corpus Christ, Texas. She was 50. Laura Canales, who paved the way for women to infiltrate the genre of Texas border music known as Tejano, died Saturday in Corpus Christ…

  14. Illness Forces Rimes Off 'Nashville Star'

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Country music star LeAnn Rimes won't be seen hosting "Nashville Star" again this week as she is suffering from a broken blood vessel on one of her vocal chords. Country music star LeAnn Rimes won't be seen hosting "Nashville Star" again this week as she is…

  15. TunesOnTV

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 18-24, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 18 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Il Divo (also scheduled: Simon Cowell, Debbie Travis, Michael Schlow). "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Jimmy Eat World, Ice…

  16. McCartney Ready To Tour Again

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here in January, Paul McCartney will tour North America this fall, beginning Sept. 16 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. The outing, dubbed the "US" tour and presented by Lexus, As first tipped here in January, Paul McCartney will tour North America this fall,…

  17. Hot Product

    April 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rob Thomas 'Something' New Fans of Matchbox Twenty will hear a different side of group frontman Rob Thomas on his eclectic Melisma/Atlantic solo debut, "...Something To Be," which arrives this week. The set veers from familiar Matchbox Twenty sounds ("Ever the Same…

  18. Diamond Polishing Summer Tour Plans

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. touring industry will get a 24-carat boost from Neil Diamond this summer. One of the most consistently bankable performers of the past 30 years, Diamond will begin a North American tour July The U.S. touring industry will get a 24-carat boost from Neil Diamond this summer. One of the…

  19. 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…

  20. Stars To Celebrate ACM's 40th

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Montgomery Gentry and George Strait will take part in a television special celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Academy of Country Music (ACM). Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Montgomery Gentry and George Strait will take part in a television special celebrating…

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