1. Black Eyed Peas Back In 'Business'

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The Black Eyed Peas have made a habit of showing up everywhere. From TV commercials to the Grammy Awards, the quartet's upbeat blend of rap and pop has kept it in the spotlight nearly two years after the release of "Elephunk" -- a…

  2. Billboard Bits: Def Jam, Legends Of Jazz, Village Voice

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Def Jam, Legends Of Jazz, Village Voice Reebook and Jay-Z's S. Carter Academy are teaming to offer budding music moguls an internship at Def Jam, where the rapper serves as president. The eight-week program will be based at Def Jam's New York headquarters. Interested parties…

  3. Ben Taylor Wraps One Album, Plans Another

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Ben Taylor has completed work on his first solo album, "Another Run Around the Sun," due in late August or early September via his own Iris label. Singer/songwriter Ben Taylor has completed work on his first solo album, "Another Run Around the Sun," due…

  4. Osbourne Defends Wicked Wisdom's Ozzfest Slot

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Since the news broke in mid-May that Wicked Wisdom, the group fronted by actress Jada Pinkett Smith, will play at this year's Ozzfest, little has been heard about the act or how it landed such a covet Since the news broke in mid-May that Wicked Wisdom, the group fronted by actress Jada…

  5. Oasis Storms U.K. Chart, Coldplay Looming

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Oasis stormed to the top of the U.K. album chart on Sunday with its sixth studio release, "Don't Believe the Truth" (Big Brother). Oasis stormed to the top of the U.K. album chart on Sunday with its sixth studio release, "Don't Believe the Truth" (Big Brother).…

  6. Cage, Smith To Share Screen 'Time'

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nicolas Cage and Will Smith are attached to star in and produce "Time Share," a comedy pitch by Mark Steilen that was picked up by Columbia Pictures. Nicolas Cage and Will Smith are attached to star in and produce "Time Share," a comedy pitch by Mark Steilen that was…

  7. Young Buck Ordered To Stand Trial

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A rapper accused of stabbing a man during a melee at last year's Vibe Awards must stand trial on an assault charge, a judge ruled yesterday (June 6). Young Buck, whose given name is David Darnell Brow A rapper accused of stabbing a man during a melee at last year's Vibe Awards must…

  8. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., as he recovers from a rib injury. According to the artist's official Web site, Beck was watching Blu 2003 - Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day Festival in East…

  9. Cowboy Troy's Wild Ride

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When Cowboy Troy made an appearance at the May 17 Academy of Country Music Awards, he joked about the odds of which would happen first: Garth Brooks coming out of retirement or Troy himself having a No. 1 album. Troy clearly came much closer than…

  10. This Day in Music

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Founding Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby succumbs to AIDS after an eight-year battle with the disease. Crosby, who co-wrote many of the pop-metal band's best-known songs, is 42. 2002 - Founding Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby succumbs to AIDS after an eight-year…

  11. Hot Product

    June 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas 'Business' As Usual R&B/pop outfit the Black Eyed Peas return this week with its next Interscope album, "Monkey Business." The 14-track set sports guest appearances by Justin Timberlake on "My Style," funk legend James Brown on "They Don&…

  12. 50 Cent Sues Video Production Companies

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cent has sued three video production companies, alleging they used footage from an interview without honoring an agreement to make a charitable donation. 50 Cent has sued three video production companies, alleging they used footage from an interview without honoring an agreement to make a…

  13. 23TunesOnTV

    May 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 30-June 5, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 30 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Antigone Rising (also scheduled: Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively). "The View," ABC Featured artist: Ben Folds (also scheduled: Christina…

  14. Crazy Frog Outpaces Coldplay In U.K.

    May 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The novelty single "Axel F" (Gusto) by Crazy Frog upstaged Coldplay's "Speed of Sound" (Parlophone) on yesterday's (May 29) new U.K. singles chart by beating it to No. 1. The track, one of several to The novelty single "Axel F" (Gusto) by Crazy Frog…

  15. This Day in Music

    May 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Brenda Fassie is posthumously honored at the 10th annual South African Music Awards (SAMAs), held at Sun City, outside Johannesburg. Fassie _ who died May 9 _ is recognized with the pres 2004 - Brenda Fassie is posthumously honored at the 10th annual South African…

  16. Billboard Bits: Sonic Youth, MuchMusic, Troiano & More

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Sonic Youth, MuchMusic, Dominic Troiano & More As it prepares to launch a European tour Saturday (May 28) in Barcelona, Sonic Youth is also prepping a series of upcoming releases. According to its official Web site , the group is "putting the finishing touches" on a…

  17. Billboard Bits: Dylan, Hot Summer Nights, SHOF

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Bob Dylan, Hot Summer Nights, SHOF Two classic early Bob Dylan albums will be reissued in remastered form June 21 via Legacy. 1961's "Bob Dylan" and 1964's "The Times They Are A-Changin'" will also boast the original LP artwork plus previously unseen…

  18. Members Of Bobby Brown's Entourage Stabbed

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two members of singer Bobby Brown's entourage were hospitalized in Atlanta for treatment of knife wounds after a fight at a restaurant early today (May 23), police said. Two members of singer Bobby Brown's entourage were hospitalized in Atlanta for treatment of knife wounds after a…

  19. 22TunesOnTV

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 23-29, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 23 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kelly Clarkson (also scheduled: Morgan Spurlock). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artists: Gretchen Wilson, Faith Hill …

  20. Dynamic Duo Scores Big With 'Batman Begins'

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pointing to Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Newman's joint credit on "The Egyptian" in 1954, James Newton Howard notes that such collaborations between prominent film composers are rare. Pointing to Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Newman's joint credit on "The Egyptian"…

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