1. Mayer In A Trio Mood On New Album, Tour

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT John Mayer's new trio, which features drummer Steve Jordan and bassist Pino Palladino, will begin a club tour Sept. 6 in San Francisco. A live album will follow in December. "I would feel like I'm not To John Mayer's way of thinking, it would be just plain wrong not to…

  2. Zappa Sons Paying Tribute To Dad On Tour

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After Frank Zappa's passing in 1993, many fans figured they'd never hear any of the iconic rocker's selections performed live on stage again. After Frank Zappa's passing in 1993, many fans figured they'd never hear any of the iconic rocker's selections performed…

  3. Fan Stabbed To Death At Corrosion Of Conformity Show

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Four people were stabbed, one fatally, at a Corrosion Of Conformity show last night (June 23) at the Masquerade club in Ybor City, Fla. Four people were stabbed, one fatally, at a Corrosion Of Conformity show last night (June 23) at the Masquerade club in Ybor City, Fla. According to police,…

  4. 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…

  5. Ex-Detective Testifies In B.I.G. Case

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A retired police detective testified yesterday (June 23) that he was shocked when a prison cellmate of Marion "Suge" Knight said the Death Row Records founder had confessed to the slaying of Notorious A retired police detective testified yesterday (June 23) that he was shocked when…

  6. A Joyful Return For Yoakam

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Dwight Yoakam uses the words "joy" or "joyful" eight times in a 30-minute span when talking about the process of creating his new album, "Blame the Vain." The recording, he says, took him to "a place of joyful,…

  7. Jarrett Dazzles Carnegie Hall, Will Return In Fall

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pianist Keith Jarrett played New York's Carnegie Hall for the first time in nearly two years last night (June 22) as part of the JVC Jazz Festival, backed by trusty bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Ja Pianist Keith Jarrett played New York's Carnegie Hall for the first time in nearly…

  8. Madlib, Van Peebles Revive 'Br'er Soul'

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT It took the better part of five years for hip-hop wunderkind Madlib to follow up the debut of his alter ego, Quasimoto. But fans of the helium-voiced, antisocial Quas may not have as long to wait for It took the better part of five years for hip-hop wunderkind Madlib to follow up the debut of…

  9. CHART BEAT

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Carrie Underwood, Mariah Carey, Weezer, Green Day, Backstreet Boys and Kelly Clarkson. IT'S CARRIE'S NATION: Following in the footsteps of three other "American Idol" finalists, 22-year-old Oklahoma native Carrie Underwood…

  10. Farrell Bringing Satellite Party To Lollapalooza

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Perry Farrell will utilize next month's revived Lollapalooza festival to unveil his new music/theater project, Satellite Party. Perry Farrell will utilize next month's revived Lollapalooza festival to unveil his new music/theater project, Satellite Party. He will be backed by former…

  11. Q&A: Wayne Shorter

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. During a two-night appearance at last month's Umbria Jazz Melbourne '05 festival in Australia, Wayne Shorter, jazz's pre-eminent saxophonist, was an intrepid astronaut navigating the musical cosmos with improvisational brio. With…

  12. Billboard Bits: Beanie Sigel, Opry Cruise, Live 8

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Beanie Sigel, Opry Cruise, Live 8 The lead-up to incarcerated rapper Beanie Sigel's recent album, "The B.Coming," is at the center of the DVD "The B.Coming of Beanie Sigel." Due July 26 via Damon Dash Music Group, the project spotlights Sigel's trial on…

  13. Glastonbury Gears Up For Another Year

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rain, hail or mud: nothing is likely to dampen the spirits of those visiting England's annual Glastonbury Festival. The three-day event, which begins Friday (June 24), is widely recognized as one of t Rain, hail or mud: nothing is likely to dampen the spirits of those visiting England&…

  14. LaVette Taps Female Tunesmiths For Comeback

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Armed with a cache of proven songs, soul singer Bettye LaVette is aiming to make a comeback with her Anti- Records debut, "I've Got My Own Hell To Raise." Armed with a cache of proven songs, soul singer Bettye LaVette is aiming to make a comeback with her Anti- Records debut, …

  15. Posies Shine 'Light' On New Album

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Seattle-based power pop veterans the Posies will break a seven-year new album drought with "Every Kind of Light," due Tuesday (June 28) via Rykodisc. Seattle-based power pop veterans the Posies will break a seven-year new album drought with "Every Kind of Light," due…

  16. Coldplay Holds Foos, Backstreet From No. 1

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay staves off strong competition on The Billboard 200 as "X&Y" (Capitol) tops the chart for a second week. Although sales of the set dropped 56% to 323,000 copies in the United States, accor Coldplay staves off strong competition on The Billboard 200 as "X&Y"…

  17. Iron & Wine, Calexico Readying EP, Tour

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie rock touchstones Iron & Wine and Calexico have teamed for a seven-song EP, "In the Reins," which will be released Sept. 20 via Overcoat Recordings. Indie rock touchstones Iron & Wine and Calexico have teamed for a seven-song EP, "In the Reins," which will be…

  18. Notorious B.I.G. Murder Gets Day In Court

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT One of the murkiest rapper murders of the 1990s finally came to court yesterday (June 21) in Los Angeles, eight years after a series of shootings and assaults widely attributed to a turf war between E One of the murkiest rapper murders of the 1990s finally came to court yesterday (June 21) in…

  19. B&E: Krystal Meyers

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Krystal Meyers. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Sixteen-year-old Krystal Meyers is often compared to Avril Lavigne. She has a…

  20. No Address' Accidental Hit

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT While Florida's No Address has a top 15 single on Billboard's Mainstream Rock airplay chart with "When I'm Gone (Sadie)," they've done it without makeup, jumpsuits, marrying a supermodel or hopping on While Florida's No Address has a top 15 rock airplay…

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