1. Paisley Makes 'Time' For Fourth Album

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With first single "Alcohol" already in the top 20 on Billboard's country chart, Brad Paisley is gearing up for the release of his fourth album, "Time Well Wasted." Recorded in Nashville with longtime With first single "Alcohol" already in the top 20 on…

  2. Billboard Bits: Babyface, Underwood, Chimaira

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Babyface, Underwood and Chimaira. In addition to previously confirmed dates with Anita Baker, Babyface will play a handful of headlining shows leading up to the release of his album "Grown & Sexy," due June 26 via Arista Records. The tour will open June 23 in San…

  3. 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…

  4. Built To Spill In No Rush On New Album

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Idaho-based rock act Built To Spill is eyeing a spring 2006 release date for its fourth Warner Bros. studio album. The as-yet-untitled project was originally expected in the fall but has been pushed b Idaho-based rock act Built To Spill is eyeing a spring 2006 release date for its fourth…

  5. Spector Gun History To Be Heard At Trial

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Four women who claim that Phil Spector pointed guns at them during dates will be allowed to testify when the record producer stands trial on charges of shooting dead an actress at his mansion, a judge Four women who claim that Phil Spector pointed guns at them during dates will be allowed to…

  6. Tunes On TV

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 16-22, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 16 "TRL: Prom Week," MTV Featured artist: Ciara. "VH1 All Access: More Awesome Celeb Beefs," VH1 Featured artists: Elton John, Madonna, R. Kelly, George Michael, Nick…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Indianapolis residents get more than they bargain for after an unknown person empties the sewage tank from rapper Twista's tour bus onto downtown McCrea Street. The artist is in town to 2004 - Indianapolis residents get more than they bargain for after an…

  8. Bentley 'Drifts' In

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "Modern Day Drifter" is not just the title of Dierks Bentley's new album, it is also his lifestyle. The up-and-coming country artist is homeless, albeit by choice. Bentley spends so many days on the road —- 300 last year —- that he…

  9. New Order Album Proves Enduring Relevance

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Pioneering U.K. electro/rock outfit New Order broke an eight-year silence with the well-received 2001 set "Get Ready," but that didn't make the prospect of writing material for the follow-up any easier. In fact, according to…

  10. This Day in Music

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Producer and label operator Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, one of the great architects of reggae music, dies of a heart attack at his studio in Kingston, Jamaica. He is 72. A jazz fan, Dodd ori 2004 - Producer and label operator Clement "Coxsone" Dodd,…

  11. 19TunesOnTV

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 2-8, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 2 "Today," NBC Featured artists: Ashanti, Phil Vassar (also scheduled: Chris Berard. Carrie Wiatt). "Simple Plan Makes a Video,": MTV2 Featured artist: Simple Plan ("…

  12. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend the funeral of TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who died in a car crash the week before. 2002 - Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend…

  13. Billboard Bits: CMA Festival, Ruff Ryders, Zooma Tour

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Festival, Ruff Ryders, Zooma Tour A host of top acts will perform as part of the CMA Music Festival 's nightly concert series at the Nashville Coliseum this summer. On board for the June 9-12 series are Kenny Rogers, Miranda Lambert, Trisha Yearwood, Van Zant and Sugarland,…

  14. This Day in Music

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, presented by the non-profit Blues Foundation at the Cannon Center Ballroom in Memphis. Singer/guitarist Guy w 2004 - Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues…

  15. Ryan Adams Readies Two CDs, Hits Road

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The first, the double-disc "Cold Roses," is credited to Ryan Adams and the Cardinals and is due Tuesday (May 3) via Lost Highway. As tipped here last month, singer/songwriter Ryan Adams will release three separate albums in 2005. The first, the double-disc "Cold Roses," is…

  16. The Roots Getting Back In The 'Game'

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Eclectic hip-hop outfit the Roots are eyeing a February 2006 release date for their next Geffen studio album, "Game Theory." Eclectic hip-hop outfit the Roots are eyeing a February 2006 release date for their next Geffen studio album, "Game Theory." "We're about…

  17. Collaborations Highlight Fifth Jammy Awards

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A number of intriguing collaborations highlighted the fifth annual Jammy Awards, held last night (April 26) at New York's Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing collaborations highlighted the fifth annual Jammy Awards, held last night (April 26) at New York's…

  18. 18TunesOnTV

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 25-May 1, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 25 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: John Legend (also scheduled: Felicity Huffman, Maria & Maya Rodale). "Today," NBC Featured artist: Bruce…

  19. Hot Product

    April 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New Order 'Call' Of The Wild Pioneering U.K. electro/rock outfit New Order broke an eight-year absence with the well-received 2001 set "Get Ready," but that didn't make the prospect of writing material for its follow-up any easier for vocalist/guitarist Bernard Sumner…

  20. Def Leppard Covers Up, Hits The Road

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran pop/metal outfit Def Leppard is showing no signs of slowing down, as evidenced by its jam-packed summer/fall schedule. Veteran pop/metal outfit Def Leppard is showing no signs of slowing down, as evidenced by its jam-packed summer/fall schedule. First up is a double-disc career…

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