1. Hootie, Blues Traveler Ink With Vanguard

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST A pair of platinum-selling veteran acts that have been silent for awhile are returning to the scene, as Hootie & the Blowfish and Blues Traveler have signed new deals with Vanguard Records. A pair of platinum-selling veteran acts that have been silent for awhile are returning to the scene…

  2. ODB To Live On Via Remix Project

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fans of late rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard will have a chance to intersect with his legacy by entering the contest "ODB Forever: the Remix Project." Fans of late rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard will have a chance to intersect with his legacy by entering the contest "ODB Forever:…

  3. Wonder Stuff Releasing New Album, Recording Another

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Over a decade has passed since the Wonder Stuff last released an album, but singer/songwriter Miles Hunt tells Billboard.com little has changed musically on the group's new disc, "Escape From Rubbish Over a decade has passed since the Wonder Stuff last released an album, but singer…

  4. Jarrett Goes Solo Again On 'Radiance'

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the first time in eight years, pianist Keith Jarrett returns to the live improvisational setting that has spawned some of his greatest work on the double-disc set "Radiance." For the first time in eight years, pianist Keith Jarrett returns to the live improvisational setting…

  5. Lollapalooza Promises 70 Bands On Five Stages

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional details have come to light about this year's scaled-down version of Lollapalooza, which, as previously reported, will be held July 23-24 in Chicago's Grant Park. According to the event's of Additional details have come to light about this year's scaled-down…

  6. Billboard Bits: Teenage Fanclub, Cowboy Junkies & More

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Teenage Fanclub, Cowboy Junkies & More Veteran Scottish rock outfit Teenage Fanclub has signed with Merge, which will release the new album "Man-Made" on June 7. The 12-track set was recorded by John McEntire (Tortoise, the Sea & Cake) at his Soma Electronic Studio…

  7. Snoop, Game Hitting The Road Together

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pairing veteran rapper Snoop Dogg and newcomer sensation the Game, the How the West Was One tour is destined to be among hip-hop's biggest tours in 2005. Opening April 15 in West Valley City, Utah, th Pairing veteran rapper Snoop Dogg and newcomer sensation the Game, the How the West Was…

  8. Joplin's Old Band Hunts For New 'Pearl'

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sam Andrew will soon embark on what mildly might be called a challenging task: to replace his rock band's long-dead singer -- Janis Joplin. Sam Andrew will soon embark on what mildly might be called a challenging task: to replace his rock band's long-dead singer -- Janis Joplin.…

  9. Osbournes Flee English House Fire

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne had to flee their English country mansion last week after a fire broke out in the living room. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne had to flee their English country mansion last week after a fire broke out in the living room. The couple were alerted by a fire alarm and ran into…

  10. Mariah 'Digs Deep' On Upcoming Album

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On this severely cold March night, Mariah Carey is inside a studio at MTV's New York headquarters taping an interview for an upcoming broadcast. Walking out of the studio, she is heard muttering to no one in particular, "The abuse I…

  11. This Day in Music

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>In what is her first live television performance since her infamous Super Bowl halftime show, Janet Jackson appears on ABC's "Good Morning America." Jackson is interviewed by anchors Dia 2004 - In what is her first live television performance since her…

  12. Billboard Bits: HFStival, Vibe MusicFest, Rilo Kiley

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on HFStival, Vibe MusicFest, Rilo Kiley When Washington, D.C., radio station WHFS flipped its format from rock to Latin music earlier this year, the future of its long-running HFStival was cast in doubt. But the event will be staged this year after all on May 14 at M&T Bank Stadium…

  13. 50's 'Massacre' Holds Steady At No. 1

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent's "The Massacre" continues to slaughter The Billboard 200 competition this week with a fourth straight week on top. The Shady/Aftermath/Interscope set moved 329,000 copies in the United States 50 Cent's "The Massacre" continues to slaughter The Billboard…

  14. Lollapalooza Dropping In On Chicago

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST After a disastrous 2004 when the entire tour was canceled due to sluggish ticket sales, Lollapalooza will return this summer as a one-off festival in Chicago's Grant Park. The event will be held July After a disastrous 2004 when the entire tour was canceled due to sluggish ticket sales,…

  15. B&E: The John Butler Trio

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The John Butler Trio. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Appropriate for a day at the beach or a night on the town, the John Butler…

  16. Ask Billboard

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Whitney Houston, Fiona Apple and Christina Milian. FIRST THINGS FIRST Hi Keith, I have been a fan of Whitney Houston's voice for years now. Despite her recent return to a rehabilitation center, does she still have any plans for…

  17. Billboard Bits: MTV Base, KCRW World Fest, Modern Drummer

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on MTV Base, KCRW World Fest, Modern Drummer Will Smith and Ludacris will headline the kick-off concert for MTV base, the music network's first pan-African channel. To be held April 20 in Johannesburg at a venue to be announced, the event will also boast performances from Lebo…

  18. Fiction Plane Revs Up For EP, Sting Dates

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock quartet Fiction Plane is wrapping work on an EP that will constitute its first new music since the 2003 release of its MCA debut, "Everything Will Never Be OK." Rock quartet Fiction Plane is wrapping work on an EP that will constitute its first new music since the 2003 release…

  19. Smokey Retrospective Boasts New Songs

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Soul legend Smokey Robinson has recorded the new songs "My World" and "Fallin'" for the retrospective "My World: The Definitive Collection." Soul legend Smokey Robinson has recorded the new songs "My World" and "Fallin'" for the…

  20. U2 Opens Vertigo Tour In San Diego

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST U2 opened its wildly anticipated Vertigo tour last night (March 28) at the San Diego Sports Arena, performing seven songs from its latest Interscope album, "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," plus a nu U2 opened its wildly anticipated Vertigo tour last night (March 28) at the San…

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