1. Lollapalooza Gets Underway In Chicago

    July 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The first day of the revived Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park came to a close last night (July 23) with headlining performances from Weezer and reunited hip-hop collective Digable Planets. A spoke The first day of the revived Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park came to a close…

  2. This Day in Music

    July 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Country singer Tanya Tucker files a $300,000 lawsuit against Capitol Records Nashville, contending that the label has willfully neglected her career.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the…

  3. Mariah's 'Together' Holds Off 'Replay' Charge

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite the growing popularity of the debut single from newcomer Rihanna, Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" sits on top of the Billboard Hot 100 again this week. The cut, which has held the post for Despite the growing popularity of the debut single from newcomer Rihanna,…

  4. This Day in Music

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Eagle-Eye Cherry, son of jazz artist Don Cherry and brother of singer Neneh Cherry, releases his debut set "Desireless."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1998 - Gospel singer O'Landa Draper dies at Meharry General…

  5. Billboard Bits: Wilco, Rusty Anderson, ZZ Top

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stories about Wilco, Rusty Anderson and ZZ Top's Billy F Gibbons. Wilco will be among the artists appearing at the 20th anniversary edition of Farm Aid. As previously reported , the Sept. 18 show in Tinley Park, Ill., will feature the organization's founders, Willie Nelson, John…

  6. Tunes On TV

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 18-24, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 18 "The View," ABC Featured artist: Frankie J (also scheduled: Suzanne Somers). "Fabulous Life of Snoop Dogg," VH1 Featured artist: Snoop Dogg. "Rock Star: INXS,…

  7. Hot Product

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Carly Simon 'Moon' River Call Carly Simon a romantic. Her new album "Moonlight Serenade" (Columbia), is a collection of standards penned by Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, Glenn Miller, Rodgers & Hart and other great songwriters. Simon considers new…

  8. LL Cool J Targets Women With Film Deal

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a bid to attract black female moviegoers, Lions Gate Films has signed a multi-picture deal with LL Cool J, whose first project will be an urban version of "Fatal Attraction." In a bid to attract black female moviegoers, Lions Gate Films has signed a multi-picture deal with LL…

  9. CHART BEAT

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," Paul McCartney, Kelly Clarkson, R. Kelly, Jessica Simpson, Mary Mary and more. HE TAUGHT THE BAND TO PLAY: When the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts…

  10. Ricky Martin Returns With Fat Joe, Amerie

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Latin superstar Ricky Martin is eyeing an October release for his as-yet-untitled new Columbia studio album, his first in English since 2000's "Sound Loaded." Latin superstar Ricky Martin is eyeing an October release for his as-yet-untitled new Columbia studio album, his first…

  11. This Day in Music

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Mariah Carey uses her celebrity status to try to help police find a missing 13-year-old girl. The Grammy award-winning singer joins the family of Christina Williams at a Beverly Hills, C 2003 - Skip Battin, former bassist for the Byrds and other notable country-rock…

  12. Classic Carly

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Call Carly Simon a romantic. Her new album "Moonlight Serenade" (Columbia), due July 19 as a DualDisc, is a collection of standards penned by Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, Glenn Miller, Rodgers & Hart and other great…

  13. Roots, Fat Joe Tapped For 'Flash' Concerts

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Roots, Jermaine Dupri, Yellowcard, Fat Joe, Pete Yorn and five as-yet unannounced artists will perform as part of Ford Motors' new secretive Fusion Flash Concerts series. The Roots, Jermaine Dupri, Yellowcard, Fat Joe, Pete Yorn and five as-yet unannounced artists will perform as…

  14. Kanye, Nas, Busta 'Getting Up' In Toronto

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, Ciara, Mos Def and Ludacris are confirmed for Marc Ecko's Getting Up Festival, which will be held Aug. 13-14 at Toronto's Polson Pier. Kanye West, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, Ciara, Mos Def and Ludacris are confirmed for Marc Ecko's…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Sheena Easton files for divorce from her husband of 11 months, documentary director Timothy Delarm, citing irreconcilable differences.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for…

  16. B.I.G. Family To Renew Wrongful Death Suit

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Relatives of slain rap star Notorious B.I.G. vowed yesterday (July 7) to renew their wrongful death suit against the city of Los Angeles after a U.S. judge declared a mistrial and accused police of co Relatives of slain rap star Notorious B.I.G. vowed yesterday (July 7) to renew their…

  17. Berman Untangles New Silver Jews Album

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking the longest musical silence of his decade-plus career, David Berman has reactivated his Silver Jews project for its fifth studio album, "Tanglewood Numbers." Breaking the longest musical silence of his decade-plus career, David Berman has reactivated his Silver Jews project…

  18. This Day in Music

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and his financial partner Don Barden announce intentions to build an entertainment Neverneverland in Detroit. The billion-dollar "Majestic Kingdom" woul 2001 - Folk singer/songwriter Fred Neil is found dead at his home in…

  19. Billboard Bits: SOAD/Volta, Faith Hill, Rock The Bells

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on SOAD/Volta, Faith Hill, Rock The Bells System Of A Down has unveiled dates for the second leg of its fall tour with the Mars Volta. That portion of the run will begin Sept. 17 in Vancouver and wrap Oct. 6 in Portland, Ore. As previously reported , the tour will kick off with an Aug. 4…

  20. Rev. Run Ready To Rock On 'Distortion'

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Run-D.M.C.'s Reverend Run has completed his debut solo album, "Distortion," which will be released Sept. 13 via his brother's new Russell Simmons Music Group in conjunction with Island Def Jam. As tipped here in May, Run-D.M.C.'s Reverend Run has completed his debut…

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