1. New Dandy Warhols Album Due In September

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A video for first single "Smoke It" finds the band performing in front of 40 dogs. The Dandy Warhols' new album, " Odditorium or Warlords of Mars ," will be released Sept. 13 via Capitol. The 12-track set was produced by group leader Courtney Taylor-Taylor in tandem…

  2. 2Pac, Elton Pairing Scores U.K. No. 1

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Seven years after his death, rap legend 2Pac has the first U.K. No. 1 single of his career, as "Ghetto Gospel" (Interscope) featuring Elton John debuted at the top on yesterday's (June 26) new chart. Seven years after his death, rap legend 2Pac has the first U.K. No. 1 single…

  3. This Day in Music

    June 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Tim McGraw stages a benefit concert in Gulfport, Miss., at the Grand Casino Events Center. Proceeds from the show go to Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre's Forward Foundation for 2003 - Tim McGraw stages a benefit concert in Gulfport, Miss., at the Grand…

  4. My Morning Jacket Stretches Out On 'Z'

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT My Morning Jacket takes its Southern-tinged rock'n'roll to new and exciting places on its fourth studio album, "Z." As previously reported, the 10-track set will be released Sept. 20 via ATO/RCA and w My Morning Jacket takes its Southern-tinged rock'n'roll to new…

  5. Billboard Bits: Thrice, Pat Boone, Devendra Banhart

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Thrice, Pat Boone, Devendra Banhart California rock act Thrice will release its forth album, "Vheissu," in September via Island Def Jam. The set was recorded at Bearsville Studios in upstate New York with producer Steve Osborne (U2, Doves). "I feel like we really…

  6. CHART BEAT

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Carrie Underwood, Mariah Carey, Weezer, Green Day, Backstreet Boys and Kelly Clarkson. IT'S CARRIE'S NATION: Following in the footsteps of three other "American Idol" finalists, 22-year-old Oklahoma native Carrie Underwood…

  7. Smashing Pumpkins To Reunite?

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan's solo debut, "TheFutureEmbrace," hits stores today (June 21). But fans in his hometown of Chicago were greeted with a full-page ad in this morning's Chicago Trib Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan's solo debut, "…

  8. Leela, At Long Last

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Tina Turner meets James Brown. That's the indelible image one gets after watching Leela James perform. Belying her petite frame -- topped by a mountain of hair -- and a high-pitched speaking voice hovering somewhere between cartoon icon…

  9. TunesOnTV

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 20-26, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 20 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Dierks Bentley (also scheduled: Chad Lowe, Vaughn Catuzzi Lohec, Dara Catuzzi Near). "Today," NBC Featured artists: Bo…

  10. Billboard Bits: Paul Weller, The Cure, Martina McBride

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Paul Weller, The Cure, Martina McBride Enduring U.K. rocker Paul Weller is eyeing an October release for his new studio album, "As Is Now." The set will be issued via Yep Roc in North America and worldwide via V2, and is led by the single "From the Floorboards Up,"…

  11. Coldplay, Crazy Frog Stay Strong On U.K. Charts

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Crazy Frog's "Axel F" (Gusto) and Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) kept their respective places at the top of yesterday's (June 19) the U.K. singles and album charts. But the biggest news was the pre Crazy Frog's "Axel F" (Gusto) and Coldplay…

  12. Pixies Unplug For Newport Folk Festival

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Pixies will unplug for the first time in their career later this summer at Rhode Island's Newport Folk Festival. The Pixies will unplug for the first time in their career later this summer at Rhode Island's Newport Folk Festival. The group will anchor the Aug. 6 bill for the…

  13. This Day in Music

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly after his death in 1977, thereby breaking a quarter-century-long stalemate with the Beatles for the mos 2002 - Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time…

  14. Billboard Bits: Autolux, The Darkness, Bruce Hornsby

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Autolux, The Darkness, Bruce Hornsby Rock trio Autolux has been chosen as the opening act for Nine Inch Nails and Queens Of The Stone Age's fall North American tour. As previously reported , the outing will begin Sept. 16 in San Diego and has dates on tap through Nov. 3 in New…

  15. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Jazz trombonist Jimmy Knepper dies in Triadelphia, W. Va., of Parkinson's disease. He is 75. Knepper was best known for his association with bassist/composer Charles Mingus, for whom he 2003 - Jazz trombonist Jimmy Knepper dies in Triadelphia, W. Va., of…

  16. Billboard Bits: Beyonce, Eminem, Roky Erickson

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Beyonce, Eminem, Roky Erickson With Destiny's Child splitting after its fall tour, Beyonce has begun lining up new film roles. The artist will star alongside Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy in DreamWorks Pictures' "Dreamgirls," the film adaptation of the Tony Award…

  17. TunesOnTV

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 13-19, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 13 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Alanis Morissette (also scheduled: Will Ferrell). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artists: Akon, Kristin…

  18. Hot Product

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Backstreet Boys New Walk Down Backstreet Is there life beyond the boy band phenomenon? The Backstreet Boys are on a mission to prove there is. "Never Gone," due June 14, is the first studio album from the multi-platinum act in nearly five years. After selling more than 73 million…

  19. My Morning Jacket Moves Ahead On New Album

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here earlier this month, rock quintet My Morning Jacket will release its highly anticipated new album Sept. 20 via ATO/RCA. Recorded in upstate New York with producer John Leckie (Radi As first tipped here earlier this month, rock quintet My Morning Jacket will release its…

  20. Coldplay's 'X&Y' Enters U.K. Record Books

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's third studio album, "X&Y," opened with the second-highest first week sales tally in British chart history. The Parlophone album, released June 6, debuted at No. 1 on the British album c Coldplay's third studio album, "X&Y," opened with the…

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