1. Lollapalooza Gets Underway In Chicago

    July 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The first day of the revived Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park came to a close last night (July 23) with headlining performances from Weezer and reunited hip-hop collective Digable Planets. A spoke The first day of the revived Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park came to a close…

  2. This Day in Music

    July 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Country singer Tanya Tucker files a $300,000 lawsuit against Capitol Records Nashville, contending that the label has willfully neglected her career.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the…

  3. Top Acts Recharge Sly & The Family Stone Classics

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson, OutKast's Big Boi, Moby, the Roots and the Black Eyed Peas' Will.I.Am have recorded new music that has been combined with master tapes from Sly & the Family Stone to create the mate Janet Jackson, OutKast's Big Boi, Moby, the Roots, Maroon 5 and the Black…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. I SING THE ELTON ELECTRIC Dear Fred, This week "Ghetto Gospel" by 2Pac featuring Elton John is No. 2 and Elton's brand new single "Electricity" is No. 4 in the United Kingdom (and Elton's opening act on his European tour,…

  5. Roberts Preps 'Unfabulous' Debut

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Actress Emma Roberts is readying her debut album, "Unfabulous and More: Emma Roberts," for a Sept. 27 release via Columbia. Actress Emma Roberts is readying her debut album, "Unfabulous and More: Emma Roberts," for a Sept. 27 release via Columbia. The set is the quasi…

  6. CHART BEAT

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Carole King, Michael Buble, Kelly Clarkson, Zucchero, Willie Nelson, Mariah Carey, the Del McCoury Band, Paul Hardcastle, Elvis Costello and more. WE STILL LOVE HER TOMORROW: In the lyrics of her very first hit, Carole King asked, "Will…

  7. Kaiser Chiefs Favored For Mercury Music Prize

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Kaiser Chiefs' debut album, "Employment" (B Unique/Polydor), is the leading contender for the 2005 Nationwide Mercury Prize, the shortlist for which was unveiled today (July 19) in London. The pri The Kaiser Chiefs' debut album, "Employment" (B Unique/Polydor…

  8. Hot Product

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Dukes of Hazzard" soundtrack Paging Roscoe P. Coltrane... Led by Jessica Simpson's soon-to-be ubiquitous rendition of Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots are Made for Walkin'," Columbia this week releases the soundtrack to the upcoming film "The Dukes of…

  9. This Day in Music

    July 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>The cream of Latin American musical talent converges on Three Mills Island in East London for the Salsa 2000 open-air festival. The large-scale Latin festival is headlined by Ruben Blade 2003 - Celia Cruz dies of a brain tumor at the age of 77. 2002 - 26-year-old…

  10. Shaggy Changes 'Clothes' On New Album

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reggae-leaning vocalist Shaggy has set a Sept. 20 release for his sixth album, "Clothes Drop." The Geffen set will be led by the single "Wild 2nite" featuring G-Unit's Olivia, which will be available Reggae-leaning vocalist Shaggy has set a Sept. 20 release for his…

  11. CHART BEAT

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," Paul McCartney, Kelly Clarkson, R. Kelly, Jessica Simpson, Mary Mary and more. HE TAUGHT THE BAND TO PLAY: When the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts…

  12. Ricky Martin Returns With Fat Joe, Amerie

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Latin superstar Ricky Martin is eyeing an October release for his as-yet-untitled new Columbia studio album, his first in English since 2000's "Sound Loaded." Latin superstar Ricky Martin is eyeing an October release for his as-yet-untitled new Columbia studio album, his first…

  13. This Day in Music

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Mariah Carey uses her celebrity status to try to help police find a missing 13-year-old girl. The Grammy award-winning singer joins the family of Christina Williams at a Beverly Hills, C 2003 - Skip Battin, former bassist for the Byrds and other notable country-rock…

  14. Billboard Bits: Pearl Jam, Carrie Underwood, Snoop Dogg

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Pearl Jam, Carrie Underwood, Snoop Dogg Pearl Jam continues to add shows to its 2005 tour itinerary , the newest being an Aug. 29 date in Missoula, Mont., where bassist Jeff Ament went to college. Proceeds from the gig at the Adams Center will benefit Montana Senate president Jon…

  15. B.I.G. Family To Renew Wrongful Death Suit

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Relatives of slain rap star Notorious B.I.G. vowed yesterday (July 7) to renew their wrongful death suit against the city of Los Angeles after a U.S. judge declared a mistrial and accused police of co Relatives of slain rap star Notorious B.I.G. vowed yesterday (July 7) to renew their…

  16. This Day in Music

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1991 - </b>Van Halen's "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's pop album chart.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Jimmie Lee Robinson, a Chicago blues stalwart known for his pointed lyrics and…

  17. TunesOnTV

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 4-10, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 4 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Earth, Wind & Fire (also scheduled: Julian McMahon). "PJ Harvey: Eurockeennes of Belfort Festival," Showtime Next Featured artist: PJ…

  18. Live 8 Recap: London's Hyde Park

    July 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An estimated worldwide audience of 2 billion people tuned in to Bob Geldof's Live 8 spectacular yesterday (July 2) to witness rock'n'roll make history. Geldof, the Irish musician who masterminded Band An estimated worldwide audience of 2 billion people tuned in to Bob Geldof&…

  19. 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,…

  20. 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…

Pages