1. Diary of a Mad Black Woman

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tyler Perry's "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" scored No. 1 box-office kudos. Judging by the mesmerizing performances here, the movie's soundtrack deserves to do equally as well. Tyler Perry's "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" scored No. 1 box-office kudos. Judging…

  2. In the House of the Lord . . . Live in Houston

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After 44 years and 35 albums, the Mighty Clouds of Joy—undeniably one of gospel's greatest foursomes—resurface with a new label, a hit producer, strong material and the steady rolling, o After 44 years and 35 albums, the Mighty Clouds of Joy—undeniably one of gospel's greatest…

  3. Def Leppard Covers Up, Hits The Road

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran pop/metal outfit Def Leppard is showing no signs of slowing down, as evidenced by its jam-packed summer/fall schedule. Veteran pop/metal outfit Def Leppard is showing no signs of slowing down, as evidenced by its jam-packed summer/fall schedule. First up is a double-disc career…

  4. Pixies, Weezer, Panic Set For Lollapalooza

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Pixies, Weezer, Widespread Panic, the Killers, the Arcade Fire, Liz Phair, the Black Keys and Death Cab For Cutie are among the acts that will play the reconfigured Lollapalooza festival, which, a The Pixies, Weezer, Widespread Panic, the Killers, the Arcade Fire, Liz Phair, the Black…

  5. Billboard Bits: Tom Waits, Torres, Yerba Buena

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Tom Waits, Torres, Yerba Buena Adamantly anti-commercial artist Tom Waits is contemplating legal action over an ad campaign for GM's Opel car line running in Europe's Scandinavian region that reportedly boasts music and a vocal resembling his own. The singer/songwriter…

  6. Jackson Prosecution Calls Ex-Neverland Guard

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A former security guard at Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch testified in the pop star's child molestation trial today (April 20) that there was once a notice posted in a guard station that the boy wh A former security guard at Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch testified in the…

  7. TunesOnTV

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 18-24, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 18 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Il Divo (also scheduled: Simon Cowell, Debbie Travis, Michael Schlow). "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Jimmy Eat World, Ice…

  8. O'Connor To Make Rare Appearance At Jammys

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT O'Connor's performance with reggae legend Burning Spear will constitute her first on-stage appearance in New York in more than five years. Irish vocalist Sinead O'Connor will make a rare live appearance April 26 at the fifth annual Jammy Awards in New York. O'Connor's…

  9. 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…

  10. BMG, Warner Ready Next 'Totally Hits' Disc

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Totally Hits 2005," the ninth volume in a series of Warner Strategic Marketing/BMG Strategic Marketing compilations, pulls together 20 tracks by Alicia Keys, Fat Joe, Simple Plan and Mario, among oth "Totally Hits 2005," the ninth volume in a series of Warner Strategic…

  11. 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.…

  12. Billboard Bits: Santana, JVC Jazz Fest, Xingolati

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Carlos Santana, JVC Jazz Fest, Xingolati Although details are scant at deadline, Santana's next studio album has been christened "All That I Am," Billboard.com has learned. Expected June 21 via Arista, it's the follow-up to 2002's "Shaman," which…

  13. Pixies, Malkmus Set For CMJ/Rock Hall Fest

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Pixies, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, the Futureheads, the Misfits, Spoon, the Clientele, Mindless Self Indulgence, Powerman 5000, El Pus, Nashville Pussy and Digable Planets have signed on to pe The Pixies, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, the Futureheads, the Misfits, Spoon, the…

  14. ODB 'Unique' As Ever On Posthumous Album

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The album rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard was working on when he died last fall has been christened "A Son Unique" and will be released June 21. The album rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard was working on when he died last fall has been christened "A Son Unique" and will be…

  15. 16TunesOnTV

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 11-18, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 11 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kristin Chenoweth (also scheduled: Floyd Abrams, Shandi Finnessey, Sue Miller). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist…

  16. Hot Product

    April 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The National Toni's Tunes Five previously unreleased tracks are found on the Toni Braxton set "Un-Break My Heart: The Remix Collection," due this week via LaFace/Legacy. The 11-track set features Braxton's four No. 1 hits on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play tally…

  17. Odyssey

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fischerspooner is out to prove that it is not a one-hit wonder. On its debut album, "#1," the duo (Casey Spooner and Warren Fischer) came across as a performance art troupe in search of a song. Fischerspooner is out to prove that it is not a one-hit wonder. On its debut album, "…

  18. This Day in Music

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Nick and Mary Yankovic, the parents of "Weird Al" Yankovic, die of carbon monoxide poisoning in their Fallbrook, Calif., home on. Their accidental deaths are caused by a fire burning wit 2004 - Nick and Mary Yankovic, the parents of "Weird Al"…

  19. Amy Grant Signs On For NBC Pilot

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Christian music star Amy Grant has been tapped to host "Three Wishes," an NBC pilot/special. Christian music star Amy Grant has been tapped to host "Three Wishes," an NBC pilot/special. She and the show's team of experts will make a variety of wishes come true for…

  20. Billboard Bits: Ray Charles, Livin' It, Leaves

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Ray Charles, Livin' It, Leaves Longtime Ray Charles manager Joe Adams has unveiled plans and artist renderings for the previously announced Ray Charles Museum. Encompassing Charles' existing RPM studio site, the three-story, 18,000-square-foot museum is slated to open in…

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