1. Christie Rules U.K. Charts Again

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Easy listening English vocalist Tony Christie scored another double victory on the U.K. charts yesterday (April 3), starting a third week at the top of the singles chart with "(Is This the Way To) Ama Easy listening English vocalist Tony Christie scored another double victory on the U.K.…

  2. Hot Product

    April 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lisa Marie Presley 'Now' And Then Bolstered by a cover of Don Henley's "Dirty Laundry," Lisa Marie Presley returns with her second solo album this week for Capitol. "Now What" boasts 10 original songs in addition to her version of the 1983 Henley hit, and…

  3. 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…

  4. This Day in Music

    April 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Bluesman Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey dies of prostate cancer in Gary, Ind., at the age of 74. Kinsey is the patriarch of a well-known blues family: sons Donald, Kenneth, and Ralph backed t 2001 - Bluesman Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey dies of prostate…

  5. Montgomery Reveals Nerve Disorder Woes

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST In the wake of an off-kilter performance of the National Anthem at a televised auto race in March, country artist John Michael Montgomery has revealed that he suffers from acoustic neuroma, "which can In the wake of an off-kilter performance of the National Anthem at a televised auto…

  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. Corgan Embraces The 'Future' On Solo Debut

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan leader Billy Corgan has wrapped work on his solo debut, "THEFUTUREEMBRACE," to be released June 21 via Warner Bros. The first single to be worked to U.S. radio outlets wi Former Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan leader Billy Corgan has wrapped work on his solo…

  8. Jackson Case: Psychologist Says False Abuse Claims Rare

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST A psychologist who interviewed the boy accusing Michael Jackson of child molestation testified that it would be "extremely rare" for a 12- or 13-year-old to make a false charge. A psychologist who interviewed the boy accusing Michael Jackson of child molestation testified that it…

  9. Native Stars To Honor Okla. City Bombing Victims

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country stars Toby Keith and Vince Gill will lead a bill of native Oklahomans at an April 22 event to honor those affected by the 1995 bombing of Oklahoma City's Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. To Country stars Toby Keith and Vince Gill will lead a bill of native Oklahomans at an…

  10. Funds From Shyne's Record Deal Frozen

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Justice Michael Garson of Brooklyn has frozen the funds, citing the "Son of Sam" law barring convicts from profiting from their crimes. Jailed rapper Shyne, who signed a $3 million record deal with Island Def Jam in prison, won't see any money until a lawsuit against him is…

  11. Witness: Jackson Accuser's Mom Rejected Money

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST The mother of Michael Jackson's accuser refused an offer of money after the broadcast of a documentary featuring the pop star and her son, a witness said yesterday (March 29), as prosecutors sought to The mother of Michael Jackson's accuser refused an offer of money after the…

  12. 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…

  13. Carter's New 'Story': Artistic Freedom

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Most artists who make the move from a major label to an independent tout their newfound artistic freedom, but Deana Carter really means it. On "The Story of My Life," her first album for Vanguard, Carter produced, wrote all the songs…

  14. 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…

  15. Judge Allowing Past Jackson Allegations

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a stinging setback for Michael Jackson, a judge ruled today that the jury can hear allegations that the pop star molested or had designs on five other boys, including actor Macaulay Culkin and two In a stinging setback for Michael Jackson, a judge ruled today (March 28) that the jury can…

  16. Tunes On TV

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 28-April 3, 2005 Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY,APRIL 28 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artists: BeBe Winans, Queen Latifah (also scheduled: Charlie O'Connell). "7th Avenue. Drop: Queens Of The Stone Age,"…

  17. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (March 28-April 3, 2005).

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (March 28-April 3, 2005). KIDS CHOOSE: It's interesting that the choices of children are really only lauded once a year, seeing as their whims control much of what entertainment is produced and consumed these days. Nonetheless,…

  18. Tony Christie Overtakes U.K. Charts

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Middle-of-the-road crooner Tony Christie achieved an improbable double on the British charts yesterday (March 27), holding at No. 1 on the singles chart with the reissue of his 1971 hit "(Is This the Middle-of-the-road crooner Tony Christie achieved an improbable double on the British…

  19. Jackson Has Faith He'll Be Vindicated

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Saying his child molestation trial has brought him to the lowest emotional point of his life, Michael Jackson urged his fans to pray for him, adding he has faith in God he will be vindicated. The arti Saying his child molestation trial has brought him to the lowest emotional point of his life…

  20. HOT PRODUCT

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases from Beck, AC/DC, Will Smith, the Bravery and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Will Smith …

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