1. This Day in Music

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1983 - </b>Trumpeter Harry James dies of cancer at the age of 67. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Syreeta Wright, best known for her duet with Billy Preston on "With You I'm Born Again," dies after a long struggle with…

  2. TunesOnTV

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 4-10, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 4 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Earth, Wind & Fire (also scheduled: Julian McMahon). "PJ Harvey: Eurockeennes of Belfort Festival," Showtime Next Featured artist: PJ…

  3. This Day in Music

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>At Lollapalooza in George, Wash., Courtney Love belts Bikini Kill singer Kathleen Hanna. Charged with assault, Love receives a suspended one-year sentence and is required to take courses 2003 - Ja Rule becomes the first high-profile international artist to tour South…

  4. Live 8 Recap: London's Hyde Park

    July 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An estimated worldwide audience of 2 billion people tuned in to Bob Geldof's Live 8 spectacular yesterday (July 2) to witness rock'n'roll make history. Geldof, the Irish musician who masterminded Band An estimated worldwide audience of 2 billion people tuned in to Bob Geldof&…

  5. This Day in Music

    July 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1988 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "The Flame," Cheap Trick.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Country songwriter and Grand Ole Opry member Johnny Russell dies of complications relating to diabetes in a hospital outside…

  6. McCartney, U2 Kick Off Live 8 In London

    July 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney and U2 rocked London's Hyde Park with a performance of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" today (July 2) to kick off the main event in the Live 8 extravaganza. A thunderous roar er Paul McCartney and U2 rocked London's Hyde Park with a rousing…

  7. This Day in Music

    July 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Latin pop star Enrique Iglesias gives a free public performance in front of the Lincoln Center Plaza in New York.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie,…

  8. Simple Minds Go 'Black And White' On New CD

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With new wave revivalists like the Killers and the Bravery storming the U.S. charts, first wavers Simple Minds have picked a splendid time to drop their first all-new studio album in three years. With new wave revivalists like the Killers and the Bravery storming the U.S. charts, first wavers…

  9. Bice Eyeing Fall Release For Debut Album

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fourth-season "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice is anticipating a fall release for his 19 Recordings/RCA debut solo album. Fourth-season "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice is anticipating a fall release for his 19 Recordings/RCA debut solo album. "We're still in…

  10. Live 8: TV, Web, Satellite, Mobile Options

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dozens of artists are poised to perform on stages around the world during tomorrow's (July 2) Live 8 concerts. In the United States, if you're not planning to attend the show in Philadelphia, you can Dozens of artists are poised to perform on stages around the world during tomorrow&…

  11. Nickelback Finishing Up New Album

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canadian rock act Nickelback is putting the finishing touches on its next studio album, which will be released Oct. 4 via Roadrunner. The as-yet-untitled set was produced by the band and recorded at f Canadian rock act Nickelback is putting the finishing touches on its next studio album,…

  12. This Day in Music

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Country star Martina McBride joins the Lilith Fair lineup in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, making her the first contemporary country artist to guest on the popular festival's female-dominated 1999 - Reggae star Dennis Brown dies at University Hospital in Kingston,…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. HOW MUCH 'HEAVEN'? Hello Fred, I have followed your column and Billboard charts for years and have [watched] three "American Idol" winners debut at No. 1. My question to you is how many singles does someone have to sell in order to…

  14. Sevendust Calls 'Next' With New Label

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta metal act Sevendust has signed with new label WineDark Records for the Oct. 11 release of its fifth studio album, "Next." Atlanta metal act Sevendust has signed with new label WineDark Records for the Oct. 11 release of its fifth studio album, "Next." The band will…

  15. Billboard Bits: John Cale, Blues&Brews, George Winston

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on John Cale, Blues&Brews, George Winston Former Velvet Underground principal John Cale will release a new album, "Black Acetate," Sept. 12 in the U.K. via EMI. The 13-track set is led by the single "Turn the Lights On," which will hit digital download outlets on…

  16. CHART BEAT

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Bo Bice, Elton John, Mary Mary, Chris Hillman, A&M and more. BO CLOCKS IN AT NO. 1: There's good news and bad news for fourth season "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice, but it all adds up to a lot of chart news as his debut…

  17. This Day in Music

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most influential and widely recorded instrumentalists ever, dies of cancer at his home in Nashville. He is 77. 2001 - Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most influential and widely recorded instrumentalists ever, dies of…

  18. Audioslave Heading Home For Studio Time, Fall Tour

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT At the conclusion of its ongoing European tour, rock quartet Audioslave plans to make a quick return to the studio and begin preparing for an extensive fall tour of North America. The group's second I At the conclusion of its ongoing European tour, rock quartet Audioslave plans to make a…

  19. Billboard Bits: Iron & Wine, Podcasts, Big Al Downing

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Iron & Wine, Podcasts, Big Al Downing Iron & Wine's Sam Beam is planning to hit the studio in early 2006 to begin recording his third Sub Pop album. The artist tells Billboard.com he is hoping to release the new set later in the year. "Honestly, there's kind of…

  20. Cold Brings The 'Pain' On Fourth Album

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The group previously recorded for several Universal Music Group labels; its most recent album, 2003's "Year of the Spider," was issued by Flip/Geffen. As tipped here last fall, Cold will on Aug. 30 release its Lava debut, "A Different Kind of Pain. The group previously…

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