1. Foo Fighters Defend 'Honor' In June

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Foo Fighters have wrapped work on their fifth studio album, "In Your Honor." The Foo Fighters have wrapped work on their fifth studio album, "In Your Honor." Due in June via RCA, the set will feature one disc each of rock and acoustic tracks. As previously reported ,…

  2. Slipknot Drummer Launches Label

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Slipknot drummer M. Shawn Crahan, better-known as Clown or #6, has launched his own label, Big Orange Clown Records. Slipknot drummer M. Shawn Crahan, better-known as Clown or #6, has launched his own label, Big Orange Clown Records. The imprint falls under the Sanctuary Records umbrella; its…

  3. Prosecutor: Spector Has Habit With Guns

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Prosecutors are asking a judge to permit evidence at Phil Spector's Los Angeles murder trial that the record producer has a history of pulling guns on women, according to court filings unsealed yester Prosecutors are asking a judge to permit evidence at Phil Spector's Los Angeles…

  4. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker breaks his right foot while in Australia, forcing the cancellation of the band's planned tour of the continent, as well as several shows in Japan and two 2004 - Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker breaks his right foot while in…

  5. 50 Cent Extends Singles Chart Reign

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent holds court on the Billboard singles scene this week as "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia not only extends its time at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 for a third week, but climbs to the pole positio 50 Cent holds court on the Billboard singles scene this week as "Candy…

  6. Crystal Method Mixing It Up On CD, Tour

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Electronica duo the Crystal Method has whipped up exclusive remixes of New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle," the Doors' "Roadhouse Blues" and Smashing Pumpkins' "1979" for its... Electronica duo the Crystal Method has whipped up exclusive remixes of…

  7. 50 Cent Massacres Album Chart Competition

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST The latest album from 50 Cent far outpaced the competition to debut this week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Particularly notable is that 1.14 million copies of "The Massacre" (Shady/Aftermath/Intersc The latest album from 50 Cent far outpaced the competition to debut this week at…

  8. Green Day's 'Jesus' Tapped By IFC

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Though not generally associated with lending its songs to sponsorships, Green Day and its label, Reprise, have entered into a partnership with the Independent Film Channel (IFC). Though not generally associated with lending its songs to sponsorships, Green Day and its label, Reprise, have…

  9. Stereophonics Notch First U.K. No. 1 Single

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Eight years into its chart career, Welsh rock trio Stereophonics has its first U.K. No. 1 single with "Dakota" (V2). The track originates from the group's fifth album, "Language.Sex.Violence.Other." S Eight years into its chart career, Welsh rock trio Stereophonics…

  10. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to the O'Jays, Tina Turner, Mario, Buddy Jewell, 'Kidz Bop,' Tori Amos, Omarion, Elvis Presley and more. SENIOR CITIZENS: It's hard to find an artist on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart with a…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses chart records, Brian McFadden, artist credits and Greek artists with readers. THE ENTIRE RHYTHM NATION HEARD FROM Hi Fred, Last week Dean Smedley wondered what was the last album prior to Usher's "Confessions" to generate five top 10 hits. Your reply…

  12. Korn, Xzibit Fight The 'Power' On 'XXX'

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Korn and Xzibit's newly recorded cover of Public Enemy's "Fight the Power" is among the exclusive tracks that will be found on the soundtrack for "XXX: State of the Union." Korn and Xzibit's newly recorded cover of Public Enemy's "Fight the Power…

  13. Motley Crue To Lead 'Carnival Of Sin'

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a blockbuster that few in the industry saw coming, the reunited Motley Crue will end up playing well over 100 dates in 2005. In a blockbuster that few in the industry saw coming, the reunited Motley Crue will end up playing well over 100 dates in 2005. Nine shows into a 50-date North…

  14. Mexican Pop Star Trevi Arrives Home

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi, who was recently released from prison, arrived in her hometown of Monterrey yesterday (Feb. 28) to promote a tour that will put her back on a Mexican stage after a nine- Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi, who was recently released from prison, arrived in her…

  15. Stars 'Fire' Up Their Sound On New Album

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Canadian rock act Stars spent the early part of 2004 in the small Quebec town of North Hatley, north of Montreal. During that time, the quintet led by singers Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan wrote, wo Canadian rock act Stars spent the early part of 2004 in the small Quebec town of North…

  16. Nine Inch Nails Fleshes Out Tour Plans

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Trent Reznor-led act will play multiple nights in major North American cities such as San Francisco (the April 27-28 opening stand), New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Philadelphia, with support from Nine Inch Nails has laid out tour plans through July in support of its upcoming Interscope…

  17. Lynn Postpones Shows Due To Back Pain

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the second time in nine months, back pain has forced Loretta Lynn to pull out of planned concert appearances. The country legend postponed shows Friday in Oklahoma City and Saturday in Fort Worth, For the second time in nine months, back pain has forced Loretta Lynn to pull out of planned…

  18. I'm Your Biggest Fan

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST The fact that Dallas Wayne, one bodacious country singer/songwriter, is still laboring in semi-obscurity is a sin. The fact that Dallas Wayne, one bodacious country singer/songwriter, is still laboring in semi-obscurity is a sin. He of the rumbling twang and lethal tremelo has created another…

  19. This Day in Music

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Otha Turner, one of the last exponents of North Mississippi's pre-blues fife-and-drum tradition, dies in Gravel Springs, Miss., of pneumonia. He is 94. 2003 - Otha Turner, one of the last exponents of North Mississippi's pre-blues fife-and-drum tradition,…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to 50 Cent, Olivia, the Game, Los Lonely Boys, Green Day and Josh Gracin. 'CANDY' MAN: 50 Cent earns his third No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 this week with "Candy Shop" (Shady/Aftermath). It's the first chart…

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