1. Tunes On TV

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 28-April 3, 2005 Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY,APRIL 28 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artists: BeBe Winans, Queen Latifah (also scheduled: Charlie O'Connell). "7th Avenue. Drop: Queens Of The Stone Age,"…

  2. Tony Christie Overtakes U.K. Charts

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Middle-of-the-road crooner Tony Christie achieved an improbable double on the British charts yesterday (March 27), holding at No. 1 on the singles chart with the reissue of his 1971 hit "(Is This the Middle-of-the-road crooner Tony Christie achieved an improbable double on the British…

  3. HOT PRODUCT

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases from Beck, AC/DC, Will Smith, the Bravery and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Will Smith …

  4. Hot Product

    March 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Beck Beck's Back Beck's new "Guero," due this week via Interscope, reunites him with the Dust Brothers, who produced his best-selling album to date, 1996's "Odelay." Propelled by a sing-along chorus and funky beat (as well as a sample of the Beastie Boys&…

  5. Hot Product

    March 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Beck 'Jewel' Of The Nile AC/DC has rounded up gems from its TV and live performance archives for the DVD "Family Jewels," due this week in North America via Epic. The double-disc set unearths the Australian rock combo's first TV appearance in its homeland in 1975 and…

  6. Hot Product

    March 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Will Smith Fresh Prince Among Thieves Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith is joined by Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Timbaland on "Lost and Found," his first new album in three years. Due this week, the set is Smith's first for Interscope since parting ways with Columbia, which…

  7. Koz & Friends Plan 'Smooth Summer' Tour

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the fourth year in a row, several contemporary jazz artists will join forces under the Dave Koz & Friends banner for the latest edition of the A Smooth Summer Night tour. For the fourth year in a row, several contemporary jazz artists will join forces under the Dave Koz & Friends…

  8. 50 Cent Nets A Fourth Top 10 Hit

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST In addition to notching a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia, 50 Cent also moves 11-6 as the featured artist on the Game's "Hate It or Love It" giving him four cu In addition to notching a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100…

  9. Motown Classics Get Modern Updates

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 15-track set will be augmented on the same day by "Motown Unmixed," featuring the original versions of the source material for the remix project. As first revealed here in January, a host of Motown classics have been remixed for the aptly named "Motown Remixed"…

  10. Beck's Back

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Heralded as the voice of a disenfranchised generation ever since the 1994 release of signature song "Loser," Beck just laughs when asked if he feels pressure to live up to such an impossible standard. "I have no delusion that that…

  11. Idol's Takes 'Playground' On Tour

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST With a well-received performance at Austin, Texas' South By Southwest music festival behind him, Billy Idol is readying for a full scale return to the road next month. He'll open a North American tour With a well-received performance at Austin, Texas' South By Southwest music…

  12. Ringtones, MySpace

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: Ringtones, MySpace THE TELEPHONE IS RINGING: It seems anybody who owns a cell phone these days has also downloaded a custom ringtone of some sort. Sometimes they sound like a drum…

  13. Hot Product

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ozzy Osbourne 'Prince' Among Thieves A 10-track disc of cover songs is the gem inside Epic's four-disc Ozzy Osbourne box set, "Prince of Darkness." Among the tracks tackled on the "Under Covers" disc is a version of Mountain's "Mississippi Queen,…

  14. South By Southwest Diary: March 18

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the third installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marten Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) event is a music festival and…

  15. This Day in Music

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2002 - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2001 - Composer Monty Norman…

  16. King's X, Pearl Jam Project Almost Complete

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST King's X singer/bassist Doug Pinnick will have quite a jam-packed schedule for the foreseeable future. King's X singer/bassist Doug Pinnick will have quite a jam-packed schedule for the foreseeable future. First up will be a new solo album, followed by a new King's X album with…

  17. 50 Cent's 'Candy' Continues Chart Domination

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Life is still sweet atop the Billboard Hot 100 for 50 Cent, who is No. 1 for the fourth consecutive week with "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia. The cut also notches a second No. 1 week on the Hot 100 Air Life is still sweet atop the Billboard Hot 100 for 50 Cent, who is No. 1 for the…

  18. B&E: Hanna-McEuen

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Hanna-McEuen Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. With a rich melody and warm lyrics like "It's a little like an old sad…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the Dells and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner are welcomed into the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fam 2004 - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson…

  20. Billboard Bits: Michael Franti, B.G., Lizz Wright

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Michael Franti, B.G., Lizz Wright Outspoken musician/poet/activist Michael Franti will record his next album in Kingston, Jamaica, with Island Records founder Chris Blackwell executive producing. Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare and Mario Caldato Jr. (Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson) are…

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