1. Billboard Bits: Paul Weller, The Cure, Martina McBride

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Paul Weller, The Cure, Martina McBride Enduring U.K. rocker Paul Weller is eyeing an October release for his new studio album, "As Is Now." The set will be issued via Yep Roc in North America and worldwide via V2, and is led by the single "From the Floorboards Up,"…

  2. Sources: Jackson Family Shops TV Series

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Will the Jackson family's trials play in primetime as a Horatio Alger-esque saga of overcoming adversity and scandal? Will the Jackson family's trials play in primetime as a Horatio Alger-esque saga of overcoming adversity and scandal? That's how a TV project featuring Michael…

  3. Lawyer: Jackson Won't Share Bed With Kids

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Basking in the jurors' decision to acquit his client of all counts, Michael Jackson's lawyer said today (June 14) the singer will no longer share his bed with young boys. Basking in the jurors' decision to acquit his client of all counts, Michael Jackson's lawyer said…

  4. NIN, QOTSA Unveil Fall Tour Plans

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails and Queens Of The Stone Age have unveiled dates for their previously announced fall tour. The outing will begin Sept. 16 in San Diego and has shows on tap through Nov. 3 at New York's Nine Inch Nails and Queens Of The Stone Age have unveiled dates for their previously…

  5. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Jazz trombonist Jimmy Knepper dies in Triadelphia, W. Va., of Parkinson's disease. He is 75. Knepper was best known for his association with bassist/composer Charles Mingus, for whom he 2003 - Jazz trombonist Jimmy Knepper dies in Triadelphia, W. Va., of…

  6. TunesOnTV

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 13-19, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 13 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Alanis Morissette (also scheduled: Will Ferrell). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artists: Akon, Kristin…

  7. Hot Product

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fat Joe 'All' Of Me There is no denying that last summer belonged to Fat Joe and Terror Squad. It was hard to escape the sounds of "Lean Back," the single that propelled Joe and his crew to the top of The Billboard Hot 100 and earned them a Grammy Award nomination for best…

  8. HOT PRODUCT

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Foo Fighters, Backstreet Boys, Alanis Morissette, Fat Joe and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Fat Joe , Alanis Morissette …

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. THE MARIAH AFTERMATH Hi Fred, I love your column and hope it'll once again be included in the print edition -- til then I'll look forward to reading you online. And thanks for suggesting Carrie Underwood…

  10. Liz Phair Lines Up Acoustic Tour

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After an appearance at Lollapalooza on July 23-24 in Chicago, the trek will begin July 26 in Boston and wrap Aug. 19 in San Francisco. As first reported here in April, Liz Phair will hit the road this summer for a solo acoustic tour, during which she will preview material from her upcoming…

  11. This Day in Music

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia's Emerald Coast. 2002 - Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia's Emerald Coast. 2000 - Boyz II Men…

  12. Fat Joe Gives 'All'

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. There is no denying that last summer belonged to Fat Joe and Terror Squad. It was hard to escape the sounds of "Lean Back," the single that propelled Joe and his crew to the top of The Billboard Hot 100 and earned them a Grammy Award…

  13. 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…

  14. Jackson Jury Ends First Day Of Deliberations

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jurors in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial completed their first full day of deliberations today (June 6) without reaching a verdict. Little more than an hour into the day the jurors sent w Jurors in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial completed their first full day of…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. WHAT'S NEW, PUSSYCAT DOLLS? Fred, I noticed the 17-spot move that the Pussycat Dolls' "Don't Cha" took to No. 19 [on Billboard's Hot 100' this week and in my curiosity to see what prompted this move, reviewed its…

  16. Benefit Bash To Celebrate B.B. King's 80th

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT B.B. King will celebrate his approaching 80th birthday with a multi-artist blues concert in Mississippi that will benefit the planned B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center. B.B. King will celebrate his approaching 80th birthday with a multi-artist blues concert in Mississippi that…

  17. CHART BEAT

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Carrie Underwood, Bo Bice, Mariah Carey, Dave Brubeck and more. BO TIED WITH CARRIE: The top two finalists from the fourth season of "American Idol" make their debuts under their own names this week, which may come as a surprise to…

  18. Billboard Bits: 'Decades Rock,' Nada Surf, Foo Fighters

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Decades Rock,' Nada Surf, Foo Fighters VH1 Classic and World Productions have created "Decades Rock Live," a new live concert series featuring rock and soul artists who have influenced popular music over the past 50 years. The show will debut in September on VH1…

  19. Rock, Hip-Hop, Latin To Collide At AmsterJam

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In what is being touted as the biggest "mash-up" concert ever held, a host of rock, hip-hop and Latin acts will descend on New York's Randall's Island in August for the inaugural AmsterJam. In what is being touted as the biggest "mash-up" concert ever held, a…

  20. 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…

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