1. Rick James Lives Again On Upcoming Album

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tracks that funk legend Rick James was working on before his death last August will form the new album "Rick James Forever," due Aug. 16 via Sanctuary. Tracks that funk legend Rick James was working on before his death last August will form the new album "Rick James Forever,…

  2. Lil' Kim Sentenced To A Year In Prison

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-award winning rapper Lil' Kim was sentenced today (July 6) in New York to a year and a day in prison and fined $50,000 for lying to a federal grand jury to protect friends involved in a 2001 sh Grammy-award winning rapper Lil' Kim was sentenced today (July 6) in New York to a…

  3. Arcade Fire, !!! Lead Initial CMJ Artists

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Arcade Fire, !!!, Blackalicious, Nouvelle Vague, Annie, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Wrens, Kaki King and Atmosphere are among the first acts confirmed for the 25th annual CMJ Music Marathon, The Arcade Fire, !!!, Blackalicious, Nouvelle Vague, Annie, the Brian Jonestown Massacre,…

  4. Luther Vandross Dies At 54

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-winning soul singer and songwriter Luther Vandross, who suffered a serious stroke two years ago as he was about to relaunch his career, died on Friday (July 1) in a New Jersey hospital, officia Grammy-winning soul singer and songwriter Luther Vandross, who suffered a serious stroke two…

  5. This Day in Music

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>At Lollapalooza in George, Wash., Courtney Love belts Bikini Kill singer Kathleen Hanna. Charged with assault, Love receives a suspended one-year sentence and is required to take courses 2003 - Ja Rule becomes the first high-profile international artist to tour South…

  6. CHART BEAT

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Bo Bice, Elton John, Mary Mary, Chris Hillman, A&M and more. BO CLOCKS IN AT NO. 1: There's good news and bad news for fourth season "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice, but it all adds up to a lot of chart news as his debut…

  7. Flaming Lips Round Up Videos For DVD

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Flaming Lips have gathered 19 music videos for the DVD "VOID (Video Overview in Deceleration)," due Aug. 23 via Warner Bros. The Flaming Lips have gathered 19 music videos for the DVD "VOID (Video Overview in Deceleration)," due Aug. 23 via Warner Bros. While heavy on…

  8. Hot Product

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cassidy How Long A 'Hustla'? In spring 2004, the industry was watching closely as "Hotel," the debut single from Cassidy featuring R. Kelly, zoomed to No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. While the single helped the Philadelphia-born rapper's album "Split Personality…

  9. Billboard Bits: 'Rize,' The Go! Team, Live 8

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Rize,' The Go! Team, Live 8 "Forget commercial hip-hop -- people are ready for something different." So says Tone Talauega, a co-producer with his brother Richmond of "Rize," a feature documentary about a burgeoning dance style known as krumping. The…

  10. Disturbed Feeling Aggressive On New Album

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT By the time Disturbed releases its third album in September, three years will have elapsed since 2002's "Believe,” which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. By the time Disturbed releases its third album in September, three years will have elapsed since 2002's "Believe,…

  11. TunesOnTV

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 20-26, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 20 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Dierks Bentley (also scheduled: Chad Lowe, Vaughn Catuzzi Lohec, Dara Catuzzi Near). "Today," NBC Featured artists: Bo…

  12. Jackson Accuser Having 'Difficult Time'

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's accuser is distressed and having "a difficult time" dealing with the not guilty verdict against the pop singer, the prosecutor in the molestation case said today (June 15). Michael Jackson's accuser is distressed and having "a difficult time"…

  13. Billboard Bits: Beyonce, Eminem, Roky Erickson

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Beyonce, Eminem, Roky Erickson With Destiny's Child splitting after its fall tour, Beyonce has begun lining up new film roles. The artist will star alongside Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy in DreamWorks Pictures' "Dreamgirls," the film adaptation of the Tony Award…

  14. This Day in Music

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Ray Charles dies at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home from complications relating to liver disease. He is 73. The R&B legend is surrounded by family and friends at the time of his deat 2004 - Ray Charles dies at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home from complications…

  15. 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…

  16. This Day in Music

    June 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Guitarist Robert Quine, one of punk rock's most daring soloists, is found dead in his New York apartment. He is 61. According to close friend and guitar maker Rick Kelly, who discovers Q 2004 - Guitarist Robert Quine, one of punk rock's most daring soloists…

  17. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenced John Coltrane and others, dies of cancer in Boston. He is 69. 2004 - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenced John Coltrane and…

  18. Slint Rocks Battle Of The Bands On DVD

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When the DVD chronicling iconic indie rock act Slint's recent reunion tour hits stores at the end of the year, it will feature a piece of footage not even band members knew existed: a 1987 performance When the DVD chronicling iconic indie rock act Slint's recent reunion tour hits…

  19. Billboard Bits: Eagles, Cockburn, Ludacris/Kaiser Chiefs

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Eagles, Cockburn, Ludacris/Kaiser Chiefs The Eagles are the top-grossing touring act of the year so far, pulling in $76.7 million, based on numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore for the six months ending May 17. Billboard's mid-year touring report will be published in July. U2&…

  20. Clarkson Hitting The Road This Summer

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With a third track from her sophomore album moving into the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100, Kelly Clarkson is gearing up for her second North American tour of the year. With a third track from her sophomore album moving into the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100, Kelly Clarkson is…

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