1. Wallflowers Bloom Again

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The Wallflowers' fifth album, "Rebel, Sweetheart" (Interscope), out May 24, explores themes of acceptance and hope. Numerous tracks focus on enduring one's lot in life and, at the same time, are tinged with the belief that…

  2. This Day in Music

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Willie Nelson undergoes successful endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery. 2004 - Willie Nelson undergoes successful endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery. 2001 - Susannah McCorkle, a jazz and cabaret singer who performed in major clubs and concert halls…

  3. This Day in Music

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Elvin Jones, arguably the most influential drummer of the modern jazz era dies in New York, of heart problems. He is 76. 2004 - Elvin Jones, arguably the most influential drummer of the modern jazz era dies in New York, of heart problems. He is 76. 2002 - Wolfgang…

  4. Double Down

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Few acts can trot out a Peter Jennings newsreel before a concert and have a hard-rock audience of 6,000 erupt in cheers. For fans of System Of A Down, however, a pre-show report on genocide is as fitting as a guitar solo. It is a Sunday night in…

  5. B&E: Mike Doughty

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Mike Doughty. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. The third time is definitely a charm for Mike Doughty. His third solo album, "…

  6. This Day in Music

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Top Jimmy, an influential, hard-rocking bluesman on the L.A. club scene in the 1980s, dies of liver failure. He is 46. James "Top Jimmy" Paul Konceck found his greatest fame in a Van Hal 2001 - Top Jimmy, an influential, hard-rocking bluesman on the L.A.…

  7. Brian Wilson Concocts Christmas Vision

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Revisiting territory he first covered with the Beach Boys more than four decades ago, Brian Wilson is planning a solo album of seasonal holiday music. Revisiting territory he first covered with the Beach Boys more than four decades ago, Brian Wilson is planning a solo album of seasonal…

  8. Sting Caps Tour With New York Club Show

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sting wrapped his Broken Music tour Saturday (May 14) with a private show at New York's Irving Plaza, which, as previously reported, was filmed for DVD release later this year by director Lance Bangs. Sting wrapped his Broken Music tour Saturday (May 14) with a private show at New York&…

  9. This Day in Music

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Indianapolis residents get more than they bargain for after an unknown person empties the sewage tank from rapper Twista's tour bus onto downtown McCrea Street. The artist is in town to 2004 - Indianapolis residents get more than they bargain for after an…

  10. This Day in Music

    May 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Blues singer Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore dies in Yazoo City, Miss., after a long illness. He is 90. Born in Topeka, Kan., Moore grew up in Memphis. He worked with various Kansas City jazz b 2004 - Blues singer Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore dies in Yazoo…

  11. This Day in Music

    May 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Controversial Web site MP3.com files with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its initial public offering. 1999 - Controversial Web site MP3.com files with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its initial public offering. 1998 - Frank Sinatra, the…

  12. Manics Look To The Past, Plan For Future

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Manic Street Preachers are seven studio albums into an illustrious career, but the Welsh rock act currently seems to be embracing the past as it heads into the future. The Manic Street Preachers are seven studio albums into an illustrious career, but the Welsh rock act currently seems to…

  13. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham's Theatre to cheer on the 43-year-old performer in her first London stage performance in the show "Up for Grabs." Seats for the p 2002 - Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham&…

  14. Spears Sued For Copyright Infringement

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An Indiana songwriter is suing singer Britney Spears for copyright infringement, claiming he wrote the song "Sometimes" 15 years ago. An Indiana songwriter is suing singer Britney Spears for copyright infringement, claiming he wrote the song "Sometimes" 15 years ago. An…

  15. Q&A: Chayanne

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After a 20-year career and 12 studio albums, Puerto Rican singer Chayanne is one of the undisputed icons of Latin pop. Often referred to as a heartthrob, Chayanne is much more. He is a relentless performer whose last world tour spanned more than…

  16. This Day in Music

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Singer Dionne Warwick is arrested when baggage screeners at Miami International Airport claim to find 11 suspected marijuana cigarettes inside her lipstick container. Warwick, 61, of Mia 2002 - Singer Dionne Warwick is arrested when baggage screeners at Miami…

  17. Foos Rock Hard, Sing Softly On New Album

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Foo Fighters present two distinct sides of their musical personalities on "In Your Honor," which offers one disc each of electric and acoustic songs. The 20-track album is due June 14 via RCA; fir The Foo Fighters present two distinct sides of their musical personalities on …

  18. Ask Billboard

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Paris Hilton, Kylie Minogue and more. INSERT SNARKY HEADLINE HERE Hey Keith, I've been anxiously waiting for Paris Hilton's debut into the music world. I've read a lot about the album but haven't really had any luck…

  19. B&E: Aqualung

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Aqualung. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. NOT JETHRO TULL, MY FRIEND: "WE@VE BEEN F***ING KIDDNA_PED," writes Aqualung&…

  20. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead at his home in Ireland of unknown causes. He is 57. 2003 - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix…

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