1. Live 8 Recap: Philadelphia's Museum Of Art

    July 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The intense glare from the sun did little to curb the enthusiasm of animated concertgoers during Philadelphia's Live 8 show, held in front of the city's Museum of Art. The intense glare from the sun did little to curb the enthusiasm of animated concertgoers during Philadelphia'…

  2. McCartney, U2 Kick Off Live 8 In London

    July 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney and U2 rocked London's Hyde Park with a performance of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" today (July 2) to kick off the main event in the Live 8 extravaganza. A thunderous roar er Paul McCartney and U2 rocked London's Hyde Park with a rousing…

  3. HOT RINGTONES

    July 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/ringtones.jsp 1. "JUST A LIL BIT," 50 CENT 2. "Wait (The Whisper Song)," Ying Yang Twins 3. "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey 4. "Candy Shop," 50 Cent Featuring Olivia 5. "Still Tippin'," Mike Jones Featuring Slim Thug…

  4. Billboard Bits: Fernandez/Chayanne, Freakwater & More

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Fernandez/Chayanne, Freakwater & More Latin star Alejandro Fernandez earlier this month recorded a live, acoustic album at a concert held at Teatro de la Rivera in Madrid. Guest artists included flamenco singer Diego "El Cigala" (known for his album "Lagrimas Negras…

  5. Blue Note Snags Monk/Coltrane Rarity

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Blue Note Records has emerged the triumphant owner of a 1957 recording by the Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane, trumping the interest of Sony BMG's Legacy Recordings and Verve Records. Blue Note Records has emerged the triumphant owner of a 1957 recording by the Thelonious Monk…

  6. Franz Ferdinand Finds Its Edge On New Album

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Franz Ferdinand is about a week away from locking down the track list for its sophomore album, which will be released Oct. 4 by Domino/Epic. "We haven't decided on a running order yet," lead singer Al Franz Ferdinand is about a week away from locking down the track list for its…

  7. Simple Minds Go 'Black And White' On New CD

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With new wave revivalists like the Killers and the Bravery storming the U.S. charts, first wavers Simple Minds have picked a splendid time to drop their first all-new studio album in three years. With new wave revivalists like the Killers and the Bravery storming the U.S. charts, first wavers…

  8. Billboard Bits: John Cale, Blues&Brews, George Winston

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on John Cale, Blues&Brews, George Winston Former Velvet Underground principal John Cale will release a new album, "Black Acetate," Sept. 12 in the U.K. via EMI. The 13-track set is led by the single "Turn the Lights On," which will hit digital download outlets on…

  9. New Songs Bolster Young Jeezy Debut

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Up-and-coming rapper Young Jeezy has added four new songs to his Def Jam debut, "Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101," in a strategy to combat bootlegging ahead of its July 26 release. One track will fe Up-and-coming rapper Young Jeezy has added four new songs to his Def Jam…

  10. Chrysler Financial Backs Free Winans Tour

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Financial services company Chrysler Financial is backing an 11-date tour starring gospel artist Vickie Winans. Financial services company Chrysler Financial is backing an 11-date tour starring gospel artist Vickie Winans. Tickets to each of the shows on the outing, opening July 28 in Detroit,…

  11. CHART BEAT

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Bo Bice, Elton John, Mary Mary, Chris Hillman, A&M and more. BO CLOCKS IN AT NO. 1: There's good news and bad news for fourth season "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice, but it all adds up to a lot of chart news as his debut…

  12. CHART BEAT

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bice, Elton & More /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News …

  13. Carey Rebound Keeps Bice From Hot 100 No. 1

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT He may have the top-selling single in the United States, but "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice came up short in the overall race for No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100. Bice has to settle for a No. 2 Hot 10 He may have the top-selling single in the United States, but "American…

  14. Rossdale Opens Institute's Doors

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale will introduce his new band, Institute, with a three-week North American club tour later this summer. Former Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale will introduce his new band, Institute, with a three-week North American club tour later this summer. The trek will…

  15. THE BILLBOARD 200

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. "X&Y," Coldplay 2. "The Emancipation Of Mimi," Mariah Carey 3. "In Your Honor," The Foo Fighters 4. "Monkey Business," The Black Eyed Peas 5. "BOYZ N DA HOOD," BOYZ N DA HOOD Issue date: July 9, 2005 News Mariah…

  16. Lina Unveils 'Inner Beauty'

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Musically, singer/songwriter/producer Lina may have one foot in the past, but she is definitely facing forward. In the four years since "Stranger on Earth," her debut on Atlantic Records, the Los Angeles-based artist has stayed busy. In…

  17. This Day in Music

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most influential and widely recorded instrumentalists ever, dies of cancer at his home in Nashville. He is 77. 2001 - Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most influential and widely recorded instrumentalists ever, dies of…

  18. Billboard Bits: Iron & Wine, Podcasts, Big Al Downing

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Iron & Wine, Podcasts, Big Al Downing Iron & Wine's Sam Beam is planning to hit the studio in early 2006 to begin recording his third Sub Pop album. The artist tells Billboard.com he is hoping to release the new set later in the year. "Honestly, there's kind of…

  19. India.Arie Working On Two-Volume Album

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Neo-soul artist India.Arie is hoping to wrap work on her next Motown album within the next couple of months, she said earlier this week at the ASCAP Rhythm & Blues Awards in Los Angeles. Neo-soul artist India.Arie is hoping to wrap work on her next Motown album within the next couple of…

  20. Kanye Leads BET Awards Winners

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West emerged a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards last night (June 28), picking up statuettes for best male hip-hop artist and video of the year for "Jesus Walks." Kanye West emerged a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards last night (June 28), picking up statuettes for best…

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