1. Pearl Jam Halfway Home On New Album

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam is progressing on its eighth studio album in Seattle. Guitarist Mike McCready tells Billboard.com the band has "about 20-25" songs in the hopper, comprising "some ballads and some pretty har Pearl Jam is progressing on its eighth studio album in Seattle. Guitarist…

  2. 50's 'Massacre' Staves Off Beck's 'Guero'

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The biggest sales week of Beck's career wasn't enough to knock 50 Cent from the top rung of The Billboard 200, where "The Massacre" reigns for a fifth consecutive week. The Shady/Aftermath/Interscope The biggest sales week of Beck's career wasn't enough to knock…

  3. Prince, InSound, Pure Volume

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: Prince, InSound and Pure Volume NEW POWER: Prince has added several new tracks to his growing New Power Generation Music Club Web site, nearly doubling the number now available for…

  4. This Day in Music

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck walks free from court after a London jury acquits him of going on a drunken rampage on a trans-Atlantic flight a year before. 2002 - R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck walks free from court after a London jury acquits him of going on a drunken…

  5. Billboard Bits: Les Paul, 'Los Kidz Bop,' CMT

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Les Paul, 'Los Kidz Bop,' CMT With his 90th birthday around the corner, guitar legend Les Paul is working on a new album that will find him collaborating with Eric Clapton, Sting, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora, Joss Stone, the Goo Goo Dolls' Johnny Rzeznik, Peter…

  6. Hot Product

    April 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from Canadian rock act Hot Hot Heat, "Elevator" (Warner Bros.). The sophomore album from eclectic duo Fischerspooner, "Odyssey" (Capitol), featuring a guest appearance by David Byrne. A new…

  7. Guero

    April 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Beck's album-to-album wanderlust of styles and sentiments has never failed him, and "Guero" continues that history. Beck's album-to-album wanderlust of styles and sentiments has never failed him, and "Guero" continues that history. Returning to the unflappable…

  8. 'Candy Shop' Spends 6th Sweet Week At No. 1

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia is showing no signs of giving up its singles throne, which is No. 1 for sixth week on Billboard's Hot 100. It also notches an eighth week atop the Hot Digital S 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia is showing no…

  9. Lollapalooza Dropping In On Chicago

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST After a disastrous 2004 when the entire tour was canceled due to sluggish ticket sales, Lollapalooza will return this summer as a one-off festival in Chicago's Grant Park. The event will be held July After a disastrous 2004 when the entire tour was canceled due to sluggish ticket sales,…

  10. 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,"…

  11. 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…

  12. 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 …

  13. 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&…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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"…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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