1. Garth Brooks Splits With Capitol

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a surprising move, Garth Brooks and Capitol Records Nashville have ended their longtime association. Capitol has been Brooks' only label home since his career began in 1989 and together the artist In a surprising move, Garth Brooks and Capitol Records Nashville have ended their…

  2. Jack & Meg White's Satanic Pact

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The White Stripes have a credo when it comes to promotion of their upcoming album, "Get Behind Me Satan": Less is more. Unlike other platinum-selling rock acts with new albums on the way, the White Stripes have neither a pre-street mini…

  3. B&E: Natalie

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Natalie. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering the Billboard charts. Twenty five-year-old Natalie got her first big break as an dancer for the National…

  4. Billboard Bits: Siren Fest, Rockin' The Corps & More

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Siren Fest, Rockin' The Corps, Apollo, Pearl Jam Spoon, Brendan Benson, the Dears, Mates Of State, VHS Or Beta, Dungen and the Q & Not U are the first acts confirmed for the fifth Siren Music Festival, sponsored by the Village Voice. The free event will be held July 16 at New…

  5. Back To Backstreet

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Is there life beyond the boy band phenomenon? The Backstreet Boys, and Zomba Label Group president/CEO Barry Weiss are on a mission to prove there is. "Never Gone," due June 14, is the first studio album from the multi-platinum act in…

  6. Killers Crafting Their Own 'Thriller'

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Living up to its moniker, the Killers are moving forward with plans to produce a 25-minute movie based around a murder trilogy. Living up to its moniker, the Killers are moving forward with plans to produce a 25-minute movie based around a murder trilogy. "It's kind of like our &…

  7. The Darkness Splits With Bassist

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British rock act the Darkness has split with bassist Frankie Poullain, citing "musical differences." British rock act the Darkness has split with bassist Frankie Poullain, citing "musical differences." According to a statement issued today (May 23) on the band's…

  8. Kylie Minogue Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Australian pop icon Kylie Minogue has been diagnosed with breast cancer, her management representatives said today (May 17). All remaining dates of her "Showgirl" tour, including concerts in Australia Australian pop icon Kylie Minogue has been diagnosed with breast cancer, her…

  9. Duff Makes It Two 'Dozen' For Sequel

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hilary Duff is joining the cast of "Cheaper by the Dozen 2" for 20th Century Fox, reprising the role she played in the 2003 hit. Hilary Duff is joining the cast of "Cheaper by the Dozen 2" for 20th Century Fox, reprising the role she played in the 2003 hit. Duff returns as…

  10. 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…

  11. Andre 3000 Pacts With Nickelodeon

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Outkast rapper Andre 3000 says kids' movies need to be edgier -- and he plans to make it happen through a new deal with Nickelodeon and MTV. Outkast rapper Andre 3000 says kids' movies need to be edgier -- and he plans to make it happen through a new deal with Nickelodeon and MTV. …

  12. Stefani Holds Hot 100 Lead As Ciara Surges

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" sits at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 again this week, but it looks as though the latest single from Ciara has designs on making it to the top. In addition to spending t Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" sits at No. 1 on…

  13. Beatles Earn Landmark 6th RIAA Diamond Award

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With U.S. shipments of 10 million copies certified in April by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for the Beatles' "1," the group has become the first act to earn six of the organiza With U.S. shipments of 10 million copies certified in April by the Recording…

  14. Sixth Coachella Fest Offers Numerous Highlights

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Performances from some of the world's most popular and influential bands highlighted the sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which concluded last night (May 1) in Indio, Calif. About 50, Performances from some of the world's most popular and influential bands…

  15. Solis Honored With Billboard's Lifetime Achievement Award

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. If there's a limit to Marco Antonio Solís' success, he has yet to reach it. In his more than 30 years in the limelight, Solís has achieved so many milestones, it's hard to pinpoint which is most important. First as the lead singer…

  16. The Inc. Founder Seeking Separate Trial

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A hip-hop mogul charged in a racketeering case is seeking a separate trial from a notorious drug lord who is his co-defendant -- and childhood friend. A hip-hop mogul charged in a racketeering case is seeking a separate trial from a notorious drug lord who is his co-defendant -- and childhood…

  17. Travis Tritt Splits From Columbia

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Travis Tritt has parted ways with Columbia Records, his label home of the last five years. He recorded three albums for the label, all of which hit the top 10 of Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. Travis Tritt has parted ways with Columbia Records, his label home of the last five…

  18. Motley Crue Matches Reward For Missing Woman

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Motley Crue is joining efforts to find a Baltimore area woman missing since March 6, when she failed to meet friends for the band's concert in Washington. Motley Crue is joining efforts to find a Baltimore area woman missing since March 6, when she failed to meet friends for the band&…

  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. Pixies, Weezer, Panic Set For Lollapalooza

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Pixies, Weezer, Widespread Panic, the Killers, the Arcade Fire, Liz Phair, the Black Keys and Death Cab For Cutie are among the acts that will play the reconfigured Lollapalooza festival, which, a The Pixies, Weezer, Widespread Panic, the Killers, the Arcade Fire, Liz Phair, the Black…

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