1. Prosecution Rests In Jackson Trial

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Prosecutors rested their case today (May 4) in the Michael Jackson trial after more than two months of dramatic testimony in which they sought to prove that the pop star molested a teenage cancer pati Prosecutors rested their case today (May 4) in the Michael Jackson trial after more than two…

  2. '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…

  3. 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…

  4. DMB Gets Its Groove Back On 'Stand Up'

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band puts a renewed emphasis on rhythm and groove on its new album, "Stand Up," due May 10 via RCA. Producer Mark Batson worked with members individually to build tracks from even the mo Dave Matthews Band puts a renewed emphasis on rhythm and groove on its new album, …

  5. Billboard Latin Awards Reflect Genre's Evolution

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The winners of this year's Billboard Latin Music Awards reflected the changing sound of Latin music and the public's reception of it. At last night's event (April 28) in Miami, multiple winners includ The winners of this year's Billboard Latin Music Awards reflected the…

  6. 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards Winners

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards held April 28 at Florida's Miami Arena. Below are the winners of the 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards. The 16th annual event was held April 28 at Florida's Miami Arena and broadcast live on the Telemundo network. The Billboard Latin…

  7. This Day in Music

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, presented by the non-profit Blues Foundation at the Cannon Center Ballroom in Memphis. Singer/guitarist Guy w 2004 - Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues…

  8. 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"…

  9. 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…

  10. Solis Honored With Billboard's Lifetime Achievement Award

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. If there's a limit to Marco Antonio Solís' success, he has yet to reach it. In his more than 30 years in the limelight, Solís has achieved so many milestones, it's hard to pinpoint which is most important. First as the lead singer…

  11. The Roots Getting Back In The 'Game'

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Eclectic hip-hop outfit the Roots are eyeing a February 2006 release date for their next Geffen studio album, "Game Theory." Eclectic hip-hop outfit the Roots are eyeing a February 2006 release date for their next Geffen studio album, "Game Theory." "We're about…

  12. Collaborations Highlight Fifth Jammy Awards

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A number of intriguing collaborations highlighted the fifth annual Jammy Awards, held last night (April 26) at New York's Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing collaborations highlighted the fifth annual Jammy Awards, held last night (April 26) at New York's…

  13. Q&A: Rudy Pérez

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Miami-based producer Rudy Pérez has ranked No. 1 on the Billboard year-end recap of Hot Latin Tracks Producers for three consecutive years. Now, Pérez, known for his high-quality productions, is up for the Latin producer of the year honor at the…

  14. Springsteen Opens Solo Tour In Detroit

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Bruce Springsteen faithful descended on Michigan last night (April 25) to help the New Jersey icon kick off his solo "Devils & Dust" ... The Bruce Springsteen faithful descended on Michigan last night (April 25) to help the New Jersey icon kick off his solo "Devils &…

  15. Billboard Bits: Jammys, Slint, NYC Summer Concerts

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Jammys, Slint, NYC Summer Concerts Patti Smith, former Phish bassist Mike Gordon, Nellie McKay, Huey Lewis, Mavis Staples, the Antibalas Horns and Benevento/Russo Duo have joined the performance lineup for the fifth Jammy Awards . The event will be held tomorrow (April 26) at the…

  16. 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…

  17. Hot Product

    April 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Expanded reissues of the Cure albums "Faith," "Pornography" and "Seventeen Seconds" (Rhino). A collaboration between DJ Spooky and Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, "Drums of Death" …

  18. Diddy Joins New Billboard Latin Presenters

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT P. Diddy leads the list of newly added presenters for the Billboard Latin Music Awards. P. Diddy leads the list of newly added presenters for the Billboard Latin Music Awards. He will be joined by actors Jimmy Smits and Ray Santiago plus artists Alicia Villarreal, Joan Sebastian, Ana Gabriel,…

  19. 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…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker opens a franchise of the popular restaurant chain Wahoo's Fish Taco in Norco, Calif. 2004 - Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker opens a franchise of the popular restaurant chain Wahoo's Fish Taco in Norco, Calif. 2003 - Superstar…

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