1. Unwritten Law Boots Guitarist As Tour Dawns

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "It was an incredibly difficult decision, albeit the right thing to do given the recent circumstances," vocalist Scott Russo says. When Unwritten Law opens its tour with Sum 41 tonight (April 12) in Buffalo, N.Y., the group will be a little bit lighter. "Volatile circumstances…

  2. 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…

  3. Ex-Kyuss Singer Resurfaces In Hermano

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With Queens Of The Stone Age tearing up the charts, fans have been left wondering what Josh Homme's former bandmates in Kyuss are doing. With Queens Of The Stone Age tearing up the charts, fans have been left wondering what Josh Homme's former bandmates in Kyuss are doing. The band&…

  4. Hot Product

    April 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The National Later, 'Gator' New York-by way-of Cincinnati rock outfit the National will release its next album, "Alligator," this week as part of a new deal with Beggars Banquet. The set was primarily recorded in band members' home studios in Brooklyn and was…

  5. This Day in Music

    April 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Two months removed from her infamous breast-baring incident at the Super Bowl halftime show, Janet Jackson makes another big splash on network television when she earns NBC's "Saturday N 2004 - Two months removed from her infamous breast-baring incident at…

  6. Planets

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Since rock group Adema has experienced a lineup change by replacing singer Mark Chavez with Luke Caraciolli, the band is obviously going to sound a bit different. Since rock group Adema has experienced a lineup change by replacing singer Mark Chavez with Luke Caraciolli, the band is obviously…

  7. This Day in Music

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Nick and Mary Yankovic, the parents of "Weird Al" Yankovic, die of carbon monoxide poisoning in their Fallbrook, Calif., home on. Their accidental deaths are caused by a fire burning wit 2004 - Nick and Mary Yankovic, the parents of "Weird Al"…

  8. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Billy Dean, Neal McCoy, 112, Beck, 50 Cent and Stevie Wonder. DEAN'S LIST: Country singer Billy Dean makes his label debut on Curb and comes up with the highest-charting album of his career on The Billboard 200 and the Top Country…

  9. Love Flows To The Bellamy Brothers

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It says a lot about an act when it can record an album commemorating a 30-year career and have the likes of Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton, Montgomery Gentry and George Jones eager to join in the fun. Then again, the Bellamy Brothers have always had…

  10. 50's 'Massacre' Staves Off Beck's 'Guero'

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The biggest sales week of Beck's career wasn't enough to knock 50 Cent from the top rung of The Billboard 200, where "The Massacre" reigns for a fifth consecutive week. The Shady/Aftermath/Interscope The biggest sales week of Beck's career wasn't enough to knock…

  11. Plant Takes His Strange Sensation On The Road

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With the arrival of "Mighty Rearranger," his new album with the band Strange Sensation, around the corner, Robert Plant has confirmed dates for a North American summer tour. With the arrival of "Mighty Rearranger," his new album with the band Strange Sensation, around the…

  12. Campbell Croons With Lanegan, Iha

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Belle & Sebastian principal Isobel Campbell is set to unveil two new albums in the coming months. Former Belle & Sebastian principal Isobel Campbell is set to unveil two new albums in the coming months. "Ballad of the Broken Seas" is a collaboration with Mark Lanegan…

  13. Prince, InSound, Pure Volume

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: Prince, InSound and Pure Volume NEW POWER: Prince has added several new tracks to his growing New Power Generation Music Club Web site, nearly doubling the number now available for…

  14. Witness Says Jackson Molested Him In 1990

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a halting, emotion-choked voice, the son of Michael Jackson's former housekeeper testified today (April 4) that the pop star molested him during a tickling game in 1990. In a halting, emotion-choked voice, the son of Michael Jackson's former housekeeper testified today (April 4)…

  15. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (April 4-10, 2005).

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (April 4-10, 2005). A SLEEPING LION: In a business that has notoriously shown little regard for artists, Solomon Linda ranks as one of the saddest stories in music. Though he was the writer of "Mbube," which became the ubiquitous…

  16. Hot Product

    April 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Verve Remixed Verve Again The Postal Service, Danger Mouse and RJD2 are among the acts that have remixed classics from the Verve Records catalog for "Verve Remixed 3." The 13-track set also features contributions from Brazilian Girls, the Album Leaf, Lyrics Born, Carl Craig and…

  17. Música P'al Pueblo

    April 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Locos Por Juana are a big, fusion, party band reminiscent of Ozomatli—albeit one that also tosses sounds from Miami and the Caribbean into the mix: ska, cumbia, rock and a little bit of everyth Locos Por Juana are a big, fusion, party band reminiscent of Ozomatli—albeit one that also tosses…

  18. Fever for the Bayou

    April 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Louisiana blues player Tab Benoit has been prolifically knocking out albums since his 1992 debut disc, "Nice & Warm," and his rise to prominence has been just as impressive. Louisiana blues player Tab Benoit has been prolifically knocking out albums since his 1992 debut disc, …

  19. 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…

  20. 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.…

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