1. This Day in Music

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Italian singer Omar Pedrini, 37, undergoes emergency surgery on due to a heart condition. According to a spokesperson, Pedrini requires an eight-hour operation for an aortic laceration. 2004 - Italian singer Omar Pedrini, 37, undergoes emergency surgery on due to a…

  2. Billboard Bits: Idlewild, R.E.M., The Alarm

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Idlewild, R.E.M., The Alarm Scottish rock act Idlewild will release its next album, "Warnings/Promises," Aug. 16 in North America via Capitol. The Tony Hoffer-produced set recently debuted at No. 9 on the U.K. album chart. "There are three-part harmonies on most of the…

  3. Deliberations Continue In Jackson Case

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The jury resumed deliberations today (June 7) in the child molestation case against pop star Michael Jackson. The jury resumed deliberations today (June 7) in the child molestation case against pop star Michael Jackson. Sheriff's vans brought the eight women and four men of the jury to…

  4. Oasis Storms U.K. Chart, Coldplay Looming

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Oasis stormed to the top of the U.K. album chart on Sunday with its sixth studio release, "Don't Believe the Truth" (Big Brother). Oasis stormed to the top of the U.K. album chart on Sunday with its sixth studio release, "Don't Believe the Truth" (Big Brother).…

  5. Rhino Boxes Up '90s Favorites

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade less than six years in the rearview mirror. Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade…

  6. Fat Joe Gives 'All'

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. There is no denying that last summer belonged to Fat Joe and Terror Squad. It was hard to escape the sounds of "Lean Back," the single that propelled Joe and his crew to the top of The Billboard Hot 100 and earned them a Grammy Award…

  7. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., as he recovers from a rib injury. According to the artist's official Web site, Beck was watching Blu 2003 - Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day Festival in East…

  8. The Dears Dabbling In Love On New Album

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Dears frontman Murray A. Lightburn is already preparing for the potential backlash that could stem from the Montreal-based band's next album featuring a few more rays of sunshine than its forlorn The Dears frontman Murray A. Lightburn is already preparing for the potential backlash…

  9. Jackson Jury Ends First Day Of Deliberations

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jurors in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial completed their first full day of deliberations today (June 6) without reaching a verdict. Little more than an hour into the day the jurors sent w Jurors in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial completed their first full day of…

  10. Jackson Treated At Emergency Room

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson was treated at an emergency room yesterday (June 5) for what his spokesperson described as a continuing back problem that flared up again a day before jurors in his molestation case we Michael Jackson was treated at an emergency room for what his spokesperson described as a…

  11. Cowboy Troy's Wild Ride

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When Cowboy Troy made an appearance at the May 17 Academy of Country Music Awards, he joked about the odds of which would happen first: Garth Brooks coming out of retirement or Troy himself having a No. 1 album. Troy clearly came much closer than…

  12. This Day in Music

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Founding Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby succumbs to AIDS after an eight-year battle with the disease. Crosby, who co-wrote many of the pop-metal band's best-known songs, is 42. 2002 - Founding Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby succumbs to AIDS after an eight-year…

  13. This Day in Music

    June 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Guitarist Robert Quine, one of punk rock's most daring soloists, is found dead in his New York apartment. He is 61. According to close friend and guitar maker Rick Kelly, who discovers Q 2004 - Guitarist Robert Quine, one of punk rock's most daring soloists…

  14. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenced John Coltrane and others, dies of cancer in Boston. He is 69. 2004 - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenced John Coltrane and…

  15. Corporate, Mannequin Singer Diagnosed With Leukemia

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Andrew McMahon, lead singer of the pop/rock acts Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin, has been diagnosed with acute lymphatic leukemia. Treatment of his condition, from which his doctors believ Andrew McMahon, lead singer of the pop/rock acts Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin, has…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. WHAT'S NEW, PUSSYCAT DOLLS? Fred, I noticed the 17-spot move that the Pussycat Dolls' "Don't Cha" took to No. 19 [on Billboard's Hot 100' this week and in my curiosity to see what prompted this move, reviewed its…

  17. Jack & Meg White's Satanic Pact

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The White Stripes have a credo when it comes to promotion of their upcoming album, "Get Behind Me Satan": Less is more. Unlike other platinum-selling rock acts with new albums on the way, the White Stripes have neither a pre-street mini…

  18. Jackson Lawyer Finishes Closing Arguments

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The family accusing Michael Jackson of child molestation is trying to pull off "the biggest con of their careers," Jackson's attorney told jurors today (June 3) as he wrapped up his closing argument. The family accusing Michael Jackson of child molestation is trying to pull off…

  19. Pavarotti Pulls Out Of Show With Illness

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Luciano Pavarotti has pulled out of a concert planned for tomorrow (June 4) in Monterrey, Mexico, after contracting laryngitis, according to his manager. Luciano Pavarotti has pulled out of a concert planned for tomorrow (June 4) in Monterrey, Mexico, after contracting laryngitis, according…

  20. This Day in Music

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Country stars Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in Buffalo, N.Y. after Chesney rides off on a mounted police officer's horse and McGraw allegedly attacks sheriff's deputies who a 2000 - Country stars Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in…

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