1. Hot Product

    May 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Jarrett Pianissimo Even though he has recorded close to 50 albums for ECM Records since 1971, Keith Jarrett says his latest, "Radiance," a two-CD masterwork of live solo piano improvisations, is special. "This is my position paper on what I feel I can do on a keyboard,…

  2. Billboard Bits: CMA Festival, Ruff Ryders, Zooma Tour

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Festival, Ruff Ryders, Zooma Tour A host of top acts will perform as part of the CMA Music Festival 's nightly concert series at the Nashville Coliseum this summer. On board for the June 9-12 series are Kenny Rogers, Miranda Lambert, Trisha Yearwood, Van Zant and Sugarland,…

  3. Network Morning Shows Compete With Concerts

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The New York-based morning shows of two major broadcast networks will go head to head all summer long with Friday morning concerts. The New York-based morning shows of two major broadcast networks will go head to head all summer long with Friday morning concerts. Within the last week, ABC&…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Coldplay, "American Idol," Gwen Stefani, Bill Monroe, Kenny Chesney, Bobby Valentino, 50 Cent, Green Day and Neil Sedaka. HOW COLDPLAY IS IT: The new Coldplay single "Speed of Sound" (Capitol) reaches the top 10 of The…

  5. Ask Billboard

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Snow Patrol, Muse and the Billboard Boxscores chart. OH YEAH Hello Keith, I love your weekly column for Billboard.com. As a big fan of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs I am thrilled to see the track "Hello Tomorrow," on which…

  6. Hot Product

    April 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen 'Dust' Bowl Bruce Springsteen re-teams with producer Brendan O'Brien on his 19th album, "Devils & Dust," which Columbia will release this week. The 12-track set follows the format of Springsteen's '90s studio work, in which he eschewed…

  7. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney each score two wins at the CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards, held at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Keith's clip for "American Soldier" earns h 2004 - Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney each score two wins at…

  8. Ask Billboard

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about international releases, Oasis and Blur. UNFAIR PRACTICE? Hi Keith, I've always wondered about the practice of including bonus tracks on international releases. The issue most recently comes to mind because the Japanese version of…

  9. Carey's Comeback Album Opens At No. 1

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Notching the best opening sales week of her career with her eighth studio album, "The Emancipation of Mimi" (Island/IDJMG), Mariah Carey finally unseats 50 Cent from the top post on The Billboard 200. Notching the best opening sales week of her career with her eighth studio album, …

  10. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>R&B and blues singer-guitarist Earl King dies of complications from diabetes in New Orleans. He is 69. 2003 - R&B and blues singer-guitarist Earl King dies of complications from diabetes in New Orleans. He is 69. 2002 - James Al Hendrix, who introduced his…

  11. U2 Says 'Good Morning'

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Good Morning America" will kick off its summer concert series with U2, which will make its first morning TV appearance on the ABC program. But the Irish rock act won't actually be in New York's Bryan "Good Morning America" will kick off its summer concert series…

  12. Keith Enrolls In 'Honkytonk University'

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith has set a May 17 release date for his next DreamWorks studio album, "Honkytonk University." First single "Honky Tonk U" reaches a new peak of No. 9 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Toby Keith has set a May 17 release date for his next DreamWorks…

  13. 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…

  14. 50 Cent Has 'Candy' Everybody Wants

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia continues its reign as Billboard's Hot 100 chart-topper for the eighth consecutive week. The song also remains in the No. 1 slot on the Hot 100 Airplay and Rhyt 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia continues its…

  15. Pianist Johnnie Johnson Dies

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Johnnie Johnson, a rock'n'roll pioneer who teamed with Chuck Berry for hits like "Roll Over Beethoven" and "No Particular Place to Go," died today (April 13) at his St. Louis home. He was 80. Johnnie Johnson, a rock'n'roll pioneer who teamed with Chuck…

  16. Ask Billboard

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Scissor Sisters, Stevie Nicks & More. SUPER CUTS Hi Keith, I'm a fan of the Scissor Sisters and I was wondering if you can give us some sales data for their United States releases. I know they've been far more popular in the…

  17. Wilson, 'Whiskey' Top CMT Awards

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gretchen Wilson was a top vote-getter at the 2005 CMT Music Awards, held last night (April 11) at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. The entertainer took home two of the evening's nine fan-vote Gretchen Wilson was a top vote-getter at the 2005 CMT Music Awards, held last…

  18. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (April 11-18, 2005).

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (April 11-18, 2005). A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY: Country music and comedy will collide Monday night at the 2005 CMT Music Awards, which will be hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy. The show looks to be a big 'un, with the likes of Reba…

  19. 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…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards, held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. His "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry Amer 2003 - Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video…

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