1. Hot Product

    April 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The National Toni's Tunes Five previously unreleased tracks are found on the Toni Braxton set "Un-Break My Heart: The Remix Collection," due this week via LaFace/Legacy. The 11-track set features Braxton's four No. 1 hits on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play tally…

  2. This Day in Music

    April 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Two months removed from her infamous breast-baring incident at the Super Bowl halftime show, Janet Jackson makes another big splash on network television when she earns NBC's "Saturday N 2004 - Two months removed from her infamous breast-baring incident at…

  3. Imperfect World

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Peter Himmelman accomplishes the unlikely on his 11th solo album: He explores the relationship between God and the rest of us while rocking with high, pleasurable efficiency. Peter Himmelman accomplishes the unlikely on his 11th solo album: He explores the relationship between God and the…

  4. Jackson Defense Continues Witness Attack

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's attorney today (April 8) extended his attack on the credibility of a former maid who said she saw the singer kiss and fondle young boys, accusing her of once threatening to testify a Michael Jackson's attorney today (April 8) extended his attack on the credibility…

  5. This Day in Music

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck walks free from court after a London jury acquits him of going on a drunken rampage on a trans-Atlantic flight a year before. 2002 - R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck walks free from court after a London jury acquits him of going on a drunken…

  6. Billboard Bits: Les Paul, 'Los Kidz Bop,' CMT

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Les Paul, 'Los Kidz Bop,' CMT With his 90th birthday around the corner, guitar legend Les Paul is working on a new album that will find him collaborating with Eric Clapton, Sting, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora, Joss Stone, the Goo Goo Dolls' Johnny Rzeznik, Peter…

  7. The Best of Fela Kuti

    April 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nigerian Fela Anikulapo Kuti died in 1997, yet he will always be one of the iconic figures of popular music. Kuti not only made music for the ages; he also did his bit to put African music on the worl Nigerian Fela Anikulapo Kuti died in 1997, yet he will always be one of the iconic figures…

  8. Jones' 'Special Guests' Expanded, Reissued

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 1979 duets album "George Jones: My Very Special Guests" has grown nearly three times larger for its May 31 reissue by Columbia/Legacy. The 1979 duets album "George Jones: My Very Special Guests" has grown nearly three times larger for its May 31 reissue by Columbia…

  9. 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…

  10. Team Sleep Completes Debut Album

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST The long-in-the-works self-titled debut album from Team Sleep will be released May 10 via Maverick. The long-in-the-works self-titled debut album from Team Sleep will be released May 10 via Maverick. The group, led by Deftones frontman Chino Moreno and also featuring childhood friend Todd…

  11. O'Connor Recording Reggae In Kingston

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Irish vocalist Sinead O'Connor is in Jamaica recording a reggae album with some of the country's leading musicians. The artist has been in Kingston since last week working on tracks for the album, co- Irish vocalist Sinead O'Connor is in Jamaica recording a reggae album with…

  12. Billboard Bits: Sinead O'Connor, dB's, ATHfest

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Sinead O'Connor, dB's, ATHfest Musical pairings from throughout Irish vocalist Sinead O'Connor's career have been compiled for "Collaborations," due June 21 via Capitol/EMI. The 17-track collection is highlighted by tracks with Peter Gabriel ("Blood…

  13. DJ Spooky, Slayer's Lombardo Drum Up New CD

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST On the surface, DJ Spooky's new collaboration with Slayer's Dave Lombardo is just the latest example of his try-anything aesthetic, which has produced avant-garde turntable symphonies alongside dancef On the surface, DJ Spooky's new collaboration with Slayer's Dave…

  14. Pop, R&B Hits Get 'Superstar' Remixes

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hits from Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Maroon5, Kelis and Pink are reimagined on the upcoming compilation "Superstars Remixed," due May 10 from Sony BMG Strategic Marketing. Hits from Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Maroon5, Kelis and Pink are reimagined on the upcoming…

  15. Thirty-Year-Old Track Hits No. 1 In U.K.

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.K.'s new No. 1 single is an MOR hit from 1971 co-written by Neil Sedaka. Tony Christie's "(Is This The Way To) Amarillo" (UMTV) debuted at the top yesterday (March 20) to continue the revival in The U.K.'s new No. 1 single is an MOR hit from 1971 co-written by…

  16. South By Southwest Diary: March 18

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the third installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marten Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) event is a music festival and…

  17. South By Southwest Diary: March 17

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the second installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marte South By Southwest Diary: March 17 Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW)…

  18. Bottum, Courtney Love Go To The Movies

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ex-Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottum is finishing work on the soundtrack to the upcoming movie "Adam and Steve," and called on an old friend to lend vocals on the song "Love, Love, Love." Ex-Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottum is finishing work on the soundtrack to…

  19. 'Sound' To Precede Third Coldplay Album

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Coldplay's long-awaited third studio album, "X&Y," will be issued June 6 internationally by Parlophone, and the following day in the United States via Capitol. The first single, "Speed of Sound," Coldplay's long-awaited third studio album , "X&Y,…

  20. Anastasio Books Spring U.S. Tour

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The trek will begin April 26 in Richmond, Va., and wrap with a May 13-14 stand at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Former Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio has confirmed a three-week U.S. tour that will include a previously announced May 1 stop at New Orleans' Jazz & Heritage…

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