1. Eagles Ready DVD, TV Special, Tour

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Highlights from the project will be broadcast as part of a two-hour primetime special June 1 on NBC. As first tipped here in November, the Eagles will on June 7 release a double-disc DVD chronicling a November 2004 run of shows in Melbourne. "Farewell 1 Tour -- Live From Melbourne"…

  2. Ex-Wife Says Jackson A Victim Of 'Vultures'

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The mother of two of Michael Jackson's children took the stand in his molestation trial again today (April 28) and depicted the pop star as a victim of a cabal of "opportunistic vultures" in his inner The mother of two of Michael Jackson's children took the stand in his…

  3. Starr Sings Of 'Love' On New Album

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In crafting his latest album, Ringo Starr once again sought a little help from his friends. In crafting his latest album, Ringo Starr once again sought a little help from his friends. On "Choose Love," the former Beatles drummer utilizes the talents of the Pretenders' Chrissie…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Coldplay, "American Idol," Gwen Stefani, Bill Monroe, Kenny Chesney, Bobby Valentino, 50 Cent, Green Day and Neil Sedaka. HOW COLDPLAY IS IT: The new Coldplay single "Speed of Sound" (Capitol) reaches the top 10 of The…

  5. This Day in Music

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>A fire damages R&B legend James Brown's office in Augusta, Ga. It turns out to be no accident, as, a week later investigators find a fire accelerant in several locations in the build 2000 - A fire damages R&B legend James Brown's office in Augusta,…

  6. Billboard Bits: Velvet Revolver, Lamb Of God, Mellencamp

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Velvet Revolver, Lamb Of God, Mellencamp Velvet Revolver will join the bill for the final seven dates of this summer's annual Ozzfest tour. The group's first show will be Aug. 23 in Albuquerque, N.M., and it will remain on the bill through the Sept. 4 finale in West Palm…

  7. Ask Billboard

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Snow Patrol, Muse and the Billboard Boxscores chart. OH YEAH Hello Keith, I love your weekly column for Billboard.com. As a big fan of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs I am thrilled to see the track "Hello Tomorrow," on which…

  8. Fantasia Jumps Aboard Kem Tour

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fantasia will take part in her first major U.S. tour this summer. The "American Idol" season three champion will open for Motown artist Kem beginning June 8 at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis. The three- Fantasia will take part in her first major U.S. tour this summer. The "…

  9. Witness: Jackson Booked Family On Trip

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A travel agent testifying under immunity in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial said today (April 26) she booked a flight to Brazil for the family of the pop star's accuser at the request of one A travel agent testifying under immunity in Michael Jackson's child…

  10. Carole King Returning To The Road

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Inspired by her 2004 tour, her first in over a decade, legendary singer/songwriter Carole King will return to the road this summer. The Living Room Tour 2005 will visit theatres and amphitheatres, whi Inspired by her 2004 tour, her first in over a decade, legendary singer/songwriter Carole…

  11. Epic Soundtracks Lives On 'GoodThings'

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Before singer/songwriter Epic Soundtracks' death in 1997, the former Kevin Paul Godfrey compiled quite a discography, both as a member of influential cult-punks Swell Maps, a collaborator with other b Before singer/songwriter Epic Soundtracks' death in 1997, the former Kevin Paul…

  12. Guerra Honored With Billboard's Spirit Of Hope Award

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Even if you search assiduously, you will be hard-pressed to find information on the Juan Luis Guerra Foundation. But in the Dominican Republic, this modest yet mighty bastion of help has been a saving grace for hundreds of families. That is why…

  13. 18TunesOnTV

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 25-May 1, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 25 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: John Legend (also scheduled: Felicity Huffman, Maria & Maya Rodale). "Today," NBC Featured artist: Bruce…

  14. Christie Begins Sixth Week As U.K. No. 1

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the sixth consecutive week, Tony Christie's "(Is This the Way To) Amarillo" (UMTV) tops the U.K. singles chart, ahead of the penultimate reissue in RCA's Elvis Presley reissue series, "Way Down," For the sixth consecutive week, Tony Christie's "(Is…

  15. Hot Product

    April 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jo Dee Messina 'Surprise' Sounds Country vocalist Jo Dee Messina this week will release her first album of new material in five years. The 13-track Curb set "Delicious Surprise" is already off to a good start thanks to the single "My Give a Damn's Busted,"…

  16. In the House of the Lord . . . Live in Houston

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After 44 years and 35 albums, the Mighty Clouds of Joy—undeniably one of gospel's greatest foursomes—resurface with a new label, a hit producer, strong material and the steady rolling, o After 44 years and 35 albums, the Mighty Clouds of Joy—undeniably one of gospel's greatest…

  17. West Shows Off 'Diamonds' With Jay-Z

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rapper/producer Kanye West earlier this week offered the first taste of his sophomore Def Jam album, "Late Registration," when he played the single "Diamonds" on New York radio station Hot 97. Def Jam Rapper/producer Kanye West earlier this week offered the first taste of…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. TANGIBLE Dear Fred, I passionately believe that illegal downloading never would have become a gigantic problem for the recording industry had it not all but eliminated the commercial singles market. I still can't figure out why they…

  19. Springsteen Shows To Fight Hunger

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Last night (April 21) in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen took a stand against hunger by donating all of the proceeds from a tour rehearsal show to World Hunger Year (WHY). Springsteen has long be Last night (April 21) in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen took a stand against hunger by…

  20. CHART BEAT

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Mariah Carey, Secret Garden, "American Idol"/Queen and 50 Cent and B5. EMANCIPATED: For the first time in seven-and-a-half years, Mariah Carey is sitting in pole position on The Billboard 200. "The Emancipation of Mimi"…

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