1. 'Wind' Blowing In New, Rare Young Albums

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young has christened his new studio album "Prairie Wind," which will be released as a CD/DVD package Sept. 20 via Reprise. "The DVD shows us recording the whole record," the artist writes on his Neil Young has christened his new studio album "Prairie Wind,"…

  2. Billboard Bits: Urban, Early Day Miners, Harper/Musselwhite

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Keith Urban, Early Day Miners, Harper/Musselwhite Keith Urban is looking to try his luck on the silver screen. The country star has signed on with Melee Entertainment to develop a film project that is likely to be in theaters sometime year. Melee previously produced last year's …

  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. Intonation Fest Offers Musical Bang For The Buck

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Intonation Music Festival opened its gates at Chicago's Union Park over the weekend (July 16-17) and managed to achieve a goal for all first-year festivals: it sold out. The Intonation Music Festival opened its gates at Chicago's Union Park over the weekend (July 16-17) and…

  5. Ask Billboard

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Crazy Frog, top selling female artists and Carly Simon. CRAZY Dear Keith, This is no so much a question, more of a plea. Please [throw away] the Crazy Frog trash [single "Axel F."] the moment you hear it. We've been…

  6. This Day in Music

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Radney Foster becomes a new dad. The Arista Austin recording artist and former member of Foster & Lloyd and his wife, Cyndi Hoezle are the parents of baby boy, Jackson Butterfield Fo 2003 - Barry White, the R&B crooner renowned for his deep, erotic baritone,…

  7. This Day in Music

    July 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>The cream of Latin American musical talent converges on Three Mills Island in East London for the Salsa 2000 open-air festival. The large-scale Latin festival is headlined by Ruben Blade 2003 - Celia Cruz dies of a brain tumor at the age of 77. 2002 - 26-year-old…

  8. Carey, Stefani, Peas Maintain Singles Lead

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the thick of the summer, hit singles from Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani and the Black Eyed Peas remain the most popular in the United States, but a new slate of contenders is on the rise. Carey's "We In the thick of the summer, hit singles from Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani and the…

  9. Ask Billboard

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Foxy Brown, Eric Benet and Kim Wilde. FINALLY FOXY Hello Keith, I'm a big fan of rapper Foxy Brown. I read that her newest album, "Black Roses," will be released Aug. 23. Can you give me any more information? Thanks, Chalvic…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. REMEMBERING LUTHER Dear Fred, I expect many will write about the passing of Luther Vandross this week. A friend just e-mailed me with the miserable news, which must have just broken as the Billboard Web site doesn't mention it yet. I was really…

  11. Concert Biz Struggles In First Half '05

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After a poor performance in 2004, the concert business is showing a continued downward trend but promoters are still cautiously optimistic for a mid-summer rebound. After a poor performance in 2004, the concert business is showing a continued downward trend but promoters are still cautiously…

  12. Billboard Bits: INXS, Clay Walker, Evans/Alter Bridge

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on INXS, Clay Walker, Evans/Alter Bridge With its new CBS reality series set to debut next week, veteran Australian rock act INXS has signed a worldwide recording agreement with Epic Records. A new album is slated for late 2005 and will feature the winning contestant from "Rock Star…

  13. 'Mimi' Returns Mariah To Multi-Platinum

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Less than three months after its release, "The Emancipation of Mimi" has returned Mariah Carey to a territory she once inhabited with remarkable regularity: the land of multi-platinum albums. Less than three months after its release, "The Emancipation of Mimi" has returned…

  14. Strait's 'Somewhere' Heads Right To No. 1

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT George Strait's "Somewhere Down in Texas" (MCA Nashville) earns the country veteran his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week and becomes his 20th to lead the Billboard Hot Country Albums roundup George Strait's "Somewhere Down in Texas" (MCA Nashville)…

  15. Ask Billboard

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about U2, Cher and more. U2 REDUX? Hi Keith, I have a question about U2's CDs. As far as I can tell, none of the band's older titles have ever been remastered. Some of the earlier CDs have fairly poor sound quality, at least in my…

  16. TunesOnTV

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 4-10, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 4 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Earth, Wind & Fire (also scheduled: Julian McMahon). "PJ Harvey: Eurockeennes of Belfort Festival," Showtime Next Featured artist: PJ…

  17. Live 8 Recap: Philadelphia's Museum Of Art

    July 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The intense glare from the sun did little to curb the enthusiasm of animated concertgoers during Philadelphia's Live 8 show, held in front of the city's Museum of Art. The intense glare from the sun did little to curb the enthusiasm of animated concertgoers during Philadelphia'…

  18. Live 8: TV, Web, Satellite, Mobile Options

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dozens of artists are poised to perform on stages around the world during tomorrow's (July 2) Live 8 concerts. In the United States, if you're not planning to attend the show in Philadelphia, you can Dozens of artists are poised to perform on stages around the world during tomorrow&…

  19. TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/country.jsp 1. "HONKYTONK UNIVERSITY," TOBY KEITH 2. "Feels Like Today," Rascal Flatts 3. "Be Here," Keith Urban 4. "Twice The Speed Of Life," Sugarland 5. "GREATEST HITS 2," TOBY KEITH Issue date: July 9, 2005 News Keith Urban ,…

  20. Ask Billboard

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan and more. GET LOST? Keith, I have two album-sales questions I was hoping you could answer. First, I've noticed that Jennifer Lopez's "Get Right" mysteriously faded relatively pretty…

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