1. Coheed Embracing Inner Prog On 'Good Apollo'

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pigeonholed by some listeners as emo after its 2004 disc "In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3," prog rock act Coheed & Cambria hopes to distance itself from the pack with the Sept. 20 Columbia r Pigeonholed by some listeners as emo after its 2004 disc "In Keeping Secrets…

  2. Voodoo Music Experience Unveils Lineup

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In addition to previously announced headliner Nine Inch Nails, the seventh Voodoo Music Experience will feature performances by Queens Of The Stone Age, My Chemical Romance, the Flaming Lips, Billy Id In addition to previously announced headliner Nine Inch Nails, the seventh Voodoo Music…

  3. 'Idol' Underwood Shoots Straight To No. 1

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A little more than a month after becoming the fourth winner of "American Idol," Carrie Underwood has the country's top single. "Inside Your Heaven," a Desmond Child-written song the country-leaning si A little more than a month after becoming the fourth winner of …

  4. This Day in Music

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Industrial supergroup the Damage Manual is forced to scrap its North American tour, due to what an Invisible Records spokesperson describes as "continued processing delays of the band an 2000 - Industrial supergroup the Damage Manual is forced to scrap its North…

  5. This Day in Music

    June 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Ozma keyboardist/flute player Star Wick is injured in a car accident in the midst of the Vans Warped Tour. Wick suffers whiplash and bruising in addition to a tear in her cornea as a res 2002 - Ozma keyboardist/flute player Star Wick is injured in a car accident in…

  6. Major-Label Transplants

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. To Transplants lead signer Rob Aston, hearing the trio's new songs on the radio is vindication. Aston says more than half the songs on the punk act's genre-hopping second album, "Haunted Cities," were intended for another…

  7. Film Rights Secured For Buckley Biography

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A script currently making the rounds in Hollywood could further ignite interest in a pair of musicians, father and son, whose posthumous reputations have remained durable. A script currently making the rounds in Hollywood could further ignite interest in a pair of musicians, father and son,…

  8. Carey Single Nets 4th Week On Top

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the fourth week in a row, Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" is No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100. For the same length of time, the song it displaced from the chart summit, Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback For the fourth week in a row, Mariah Carey's "We Belong…

  9. Billboard Bits: Autolux, The Darkness, Bruce Hornsby

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Autolux, The Darkness, Bruce Hornsby Rock trio Autolux has been chosen as the opening act for Nine Inch Nails and Queens Of The Stone Age's fall North American tour. As previously reported , the outing will begin Sept. 16 in San Diego and has dates on tap through Nov. 3 in New…

  10. B&E: Gucci Mane

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Gucci Mane. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Atlanta newcomer Gucci Mane isn't the first rapper to be accused of murder. But…

  11. Alanis Show Gives Starbucks A Jolt

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Alanis Morissette played a brief set last night (June 13) at Starbucks on Astor Place in New York's East Village to launch her new album, "Jagged Little Pill Acoustic." Alanis Morissette played a brief set last night (June 13) at Starbucks on Astor Place in New York's East…

  12. Lawyer: Jackson Won't Share Bed With Kids

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Basking in the jurors' decision to acquit his client of all counts, Michael Jackson's lawyer said today (June 14) the singer will no longer share his bed with young boys. Basking in the jurors' decision to acquit his client of all counts, Michael Jackson's lawyer said…

  13. NIN, QOTSA Unveil Fall Tour Plans

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails and Queens Of The Stone Age have unveiled dates for their previously announced fall tour. The outing will begin Sept. 16 in San Diego and has shows on tap through Nov. 3 at New York's Nine Inch Nails and Queens Of The Stone Age have unveiled dates for their previously…

  14. Carey Still 'Belongs' At No. 1

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For a third straight week, Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" is the top single in the United States. Steadfast at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100, the song again holds the title of the chart's greate For a third straight week, Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together…

  15. Carey's 'Emancipation' Returns To No. 1

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey rebounds 3-1 with "The Emancipation of Mimi" to give the Island Def Jam set a second non-consecutive week atop The Billboard 200, where it debuted in April. The set reclaims the throne de Mariah Carey rebounds 3-1 with "The Emancipation of Mimi" to give the…

  16. Billboard Bits: Idlewild, R.E.M., The Alarm

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Idlewild, R.E.M., The Alarm Scottish rock act Idlewild will release its next album, "Warnings/Promises," Aug. 16 in North America via Capitol. The Tony Hoffer-produced set recently debuted at No. 9 on the U.K. album chart. "There are three-part harmonies on most of the…

  17. 'Back In Black' Tips 21M Mark

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Among the various certifications issued by the Recording Industry Association (RIAA) in May is a truly notable achievement for Australian hard rock act AC/DC. Among the various certifications issued by the Recording Industry Association (RIAA) in May is a truly notable achievement for…

  18. Cowboy Troy's Wild Ride

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When Cowboy Troy made an appearance at the May 17 Academy of Country Music Awards, he joked about the odds of which would happen first: Garth Brooks coming out of retirement or Troy himself having a No. 1 album. Troy clearly came much closer than…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. WHAT'S NEW, PUSSYCAT DOLLS? Fred, I noticed the 17-spot move that the Pussycat Dolls' "Don't Cha" took to No. 19 [on Billboard's Hot 100' this week and in my curiosity to see what prompted this move, reviewed its…

  20. Jackson Lawyer Finishes Closing Arguments

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The family accusing Michael Jackson of child molestation is trying to pull off "the biggest con of their careers," Jackson's attorney told jurors today (June 3) as he wrapped up his closing argument. The family accusing Michael Jackson of child molestation is trying to pull off…

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