1. Longwave Flips Lineup, Readies New Album

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New York rock act Longwave will release its third album, "There's a Fire," June 28 via RCA. New York rock act Longwave will release its third album, "There's a Fire," June 28 via RCA. The 12-song set was produced by John Leckie (Radiohead, Stone Roses); an MP3 of…

  2. TOP COMEDY ALBUMS

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/comedy.jsp 1. "THE RIGHT TO BARE ARMS," LARRY THE CABLE GUY 2. "Family Guy: Live In Vegas," Family Guy With Walter Murphy And His Orchestra 3. "Harmful If Swallowed," Dane Cook 4. "The Best Of Jeff Foxworthy: Double Wide, Single Minded," Jeff…

  3. This Day in Music

    May 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>London's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) formally cautions Pete Townshend for "accessing a Web site containing child abuse images" in 1999. Townshend-who was arrested in January on sus 2003 - London's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) formally…

  4. 19TunesOnTV

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 2-8, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 2 "Today," NBC Featured artists: Ashanti, Phil Vassar (also scheduled: Chris Berard. Carrie Wiatt). "Simple Plan Makes a Video,": MTV2 Featured artist: Simple Plan ("…

  5. Sixth Coachella Fest Offers Numerous Highlights

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Performances from some of the world's most popular and influential bands highlighted the sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which concluded last night (May 1) in Indio, Calif. About 50, Performances from some of the world's most popular and influential bands…

  6. This Day in Music

    May 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>A record 50,000 fans turn out for the fifth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., headlined by Radiohead and the Cure. 2004 - A record 50,000 fans turn out for the fifth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., headlined by…

  7. Patti Smith To Headline Meltdown Festival

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Patti Smith will headline this summer's Meltdown Festival at London's South Bank Centre, which will run from June 11-26. Patti Smith will headline this summer's Meltdown Festival at London's South Bank Centre, which will run from June 11-26. The event will be highlighted…

  8. 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…

  9. Coldplay Plans Club Gigs, Shoots Video

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With its new single, "Speed of Sound," infiltrating radio worldwide, Coldplay has confirmed the first five dates of its late summer/early fall North American tour. At deadline, the route begins Aug. 8 With its new single, "Speed of Sound," infiltrating radio worldwide,…

  10. This Day in Music

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Rappers Eminem and Nas receive awards for youth empowerment and community development at the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network's (HSAN) Detroit even. Eminem is honored with HSAN's outstandin 2003 - Rappers Eminem and Nas receive awards for youth empowerment and…

  11. Billboard Bits: Liz Phair, Beck, Joss Stone

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Liz Phair, Beck, Joss Stone Liz Phair is currently at work on her next Capitol studio album, but has begun making plans to share the music with live audiences. As previously reported , Phair will play her first show since September at Lollapalooza, which will be held July 23-24 in…

  12. 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…

  13. Smith, Ludacris Help Launch African MTV Channel

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The launch of MTV Networks 100th worldwide channel, MTV base, was celebrated with a concert in Johannesburg last night (April 20th), headlined by Will Smith and Ludacris. The launch of MTV Networks 100th worldwide channel, MTV base, was celebrated with a concert in Johannesburg last night …

  14. Carey's Comeback Album Opens At No. 1

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Notching the best opening sales week of her career with her eighth studio album, "The Emancipation of Mimi" (Island/IDJMG), Mariah Carey finally unseats 50 Cent from the top post on The Billboard 200. Notching the best opening sales week of her career with her eighth studio album, …

  15. Hot Product

    April 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Z-Trip Sonic 'Shift' DJ Z-Trip's long-delayed debut album, "Shifting Gears," finally hits stores this week via Hard Left/Hollywood. The set features collaborations with Public Enemy's Chuck D ("Shock and Awe") and underground rappers Aceyalone and…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. WHAT 'DREAM' MAY COME Hey Fred, I'm confused. The song that got Nadia Turner kicked off "American Idol" this week was Crystal Gayle's "When I Dream," which Nadia said was from 1977, the year she…

  17. Rosa Parks, OutKast Settle Lawsuit

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rosa Parks and rap duo OutKast have settled a lawsuit in which the civil rights pioneer accused the group of wrongly using her name in a song title, her guardian said yesterday (April 14). Rosa Parks and rap duo OutKast have settled a lawsuit in which the civil rights pioneer accused the…

  18. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Akon, Rob Thomas, Blaine Larson, Shooter Jennings, Hanna-McEuen, Black Eyed Peas, Kenny Chesney and more. ISN'T IT LONELY TOGETHER: A couple of "Lonely" guys are inside the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. Akon has the…

  19. 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The complete list of 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards winners, handed out April 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Below is the complete list of 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards winners, handed out April 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.…

  20. Xzibit Headed To The 'Gridiron'

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Xzibit is in final negotiations to join Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the Columbia Pictures drama "Gridiron Gang." The rapper-turned-actor will play Malcolm, the assistant coach of the team in the film Xzibit is in final negotiations to join Dwayne "The Rock"…

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