1. Badu Announces Control FreaQ Label At SXSW

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Amidst a Q&A session Saturday (March 19) at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas, Erykah Badu took time to discuss the label she is starting and her commitment to communit Amidst a Q&A session Saturday (March 19) at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival…

  2. South By Southwest Diary: March 19

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the fourth and final installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) event is a music festival and media…

  3. South By Southwest Diary: March 18

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the third installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marten Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) event is a music festival and…

  4. Nicks Making 'Dreams' Come True In Vegas

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Stevie Nicks will begin a four-night stand at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas on May 10, under the moniker "Dreams." Stevie Nicks will begin a four-night stand at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas on May 10, under the moniker "Dreams." …

  5. Prosecutor: Spector Has Habit With Guns

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Prosecutors are asking a judge to permit evidence at Phil Spector's Los Angeles murder trial that the record producer has a history of pulling guns on women, according to court filings unsealed yester Prosecutors are asking a judge to permit evidence at Phil Spector's Los Angeles…

  6. Atlantic Classics Get Modern Remixes

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The storied vaults of Atlantic Records have been raided for a disc of classic 1970s-era soul, funk and jazz re-imagined by contemporary remixers. The storied vaults of Atlantic Records have been raided for a disc of classic 1970s-era soul, funk and jazz re-imagined by contemporary remixers.…

  7. DMB Driver Pleads Guilty In Waste Dumping

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST A bus driver for the Dave Matthews Band pleaded guilty yesterday (March 9) to charges stemming from the dumping of 800 pounds of human waste from his vehicle's septic tank onto a sightseeing boat on t A bus driver for the Dave Matthews Band pleaded guilty yesterday (March 9) to charges…

  8. This Day in Music

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Ricky Martin and Cher are named most successful international male and female artists, respectively, at the year's Echo Awards, the German equivalent of the Grammys. 2000 - Ricky Martin and Cher are named most successful international male and female artists,…

  9. Billboard Bits: 'The Apprentice,' Xingolati, Jim Morrison

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on 'The Apprentice,' Xingolati, Morrison Music will be the focus of Thursday's (March 10) episode of the NBC reality show "The Apprentice," with appearances by Lil' Kim, Eve, Fat Joe, Barenaked Ladies, Moby, Gene Simmons, Lil Jon, Simple Plan, New Found…

  10. Billboard Bits: Summer Tours, Nickelback, BNL

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Summer Tours, Nickelback, BNL Talk is starting to heat up about early summer tour packages for North America. Among the outings believed to be in the works are a Don Henley/Stevie Nicks bill, a Queensryche/Judas Priest pairing and a tour featuring Robert Plant and another high-profile…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses chart records, Brian McFadden, artist credits and Greek artists with readers. THE ENTIRE RHYTHM NATION HEARD FROM Hi Fred, Last week Dean Smedley wondered what was the last album prior to Usher's "Confessions" to generate five top 10 hits. Your reply…

  12. 'NOW 18' Mixes Rock, Pop, R&B, Country

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST With 20 hits from the likes of U2, Snoop Dogg, Good Charlotte and Ashanti, the 18th volume in the "NOW That's What I Call Music!" follows firmly in the footsteps of its predecessors. With 20 hits from the likes of U2, Snoop Dogg, Good Charlotte and Ashanti, the 18th volume in…

  13. This Day in Music

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Otha Turner, one of the last exponents of North Mississippi's pre-blues fife-and-drum tradition, dies in Gravel Springs, Miss., of pneumonia. He is 94. 2003 - Otha Turner, one of the last exponents of North Mississippi's pre-blues fife-and-drum tradition,…

  14. Billboard Bits: Sting, Rogers/Richie, Life Of Agony

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Sting, Rogers/Richie, Life Of Agony Sting's 1986 home video/CD release "Bring on the Night" will be released on DVD for the first time next month, as well as a remastered double-disc CD package. Due March 29 via A&M, the projects chronicle Sting's foray into…

  15. Hot Product

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Crooked Fingers / Iron & Wine / M. Ward Meet The Folkers This week brings new releases from three acclaimed singer/songwriters, led by a new Sub Pop EP, "Woman King," from Iron & Wine. The set finds Iron & Wine mastermind Sam Beam broadening his acoustic-based repertoire…

  16. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting four of the five counts brought against the singer. 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former…

  17. Ask Billboard

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about "The O.C.," Fantasia, Kelly Clarkson and best-selling female artists. MUSIC AND 'THE O.C.' Keith, I'm a big fan of "The O.C." on Fox. How do they go about selecting music for the show? Does the production…

  18. Doughty Gets 'Melodic' With Dave Matthews

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty will on May 3 release his debut for the Dave Matthews-co-owned ATO Records, "Haughty Melodic." Former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty will on May 3 release his debut for the Dave Matthews-co-owned ATO Records, "Haughty Melodic.…

  19. Chili Peppers, Neil Young Honor Brian Wilson

    February 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mike Love and the rest of the surviving Beach Boys stayed away, but luminaries such as Neil Young and Jeff Beck showed up in Hollywood on Friday as the music industry honored Brian Wilson at a black-t Mike Love and the rest of the surviving Beach Boys stayed away, but luminaries such as Neil…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to 50 Cent, Green Day, Curtis Mayfield, Erasure, Motley Crue, Rob Thomas and Sugarland. DO THE MATH: There's a buck-and-a-half worth of 50 Cent in the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 as the rapper claims three spots. He's the…

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