1. This Day in Music

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Nick and Mary Yankovic, the parents of "Weird Al" Yankovic, die of carbon monoxide poisoning in their Fallbrook, Calif., home on. Their accidental deaths are caused by a fire burning wit 2004 - Nick and Mary Yankovic, the parents of "Weird Al"…

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Billy Dean, Neal McCoy, 112, Beck, 50 Cent and Stevie Wonder. DEAN'S LIST: Country singer Billy Dean makes his label debut on Curb and comes up with the highest-charting album of his career on The Billboard 200 and the Top Country…

  3. Witness Says Jackson Molested Him In 1990

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a halting, emotion-choked voice, the son of Michael Jackson's former housekeeper testified today (April 4) that the pop star molested him during a tickling game in 1990. In a halting, emotion-choked voice, the son of Michael Jackson's former housekeeper testified today (April 4)…

  4. This Day in Music

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is killed in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. Police say Baloi, 39, is shot in the neck as he makes his way home from performing at the Lucit Candl 2004 - Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is killed in downtown Johannesburg,…

  5. 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…

  6. This Day in Music

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Diana Streisand Kind, mother of singer-actress Barbra Streisand, dies of complications from an accident she suffered at her home the previous November. She is 93. 2002 - Diana Streisand Kind, mother of singer-actress Barbra Streisand, dies of complications from an…

  7. Tunes On TV

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 28-April 3, 2005 Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY,APRIL 28 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artists: BeBe Winans, Queen Latifah (also scheduled: Charlie O'Connell). "7th Avenue. Drop: Queens Of The Stone Age,"…

  8. This Day in Music

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Adan Chalino Sanchez, one of the most promising young regional Mexican acts in the market, dies from injuries sustained in a car crash the night before. He is 19. Sanchez was the son of 2004 - Adan Chalino Sanchez, one of the most promising young regional Mexican…

  9. Common Rolls With Kanye, Plots Nas Tour

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chicago rapper Common will return on May 24 with the album "Be," which, as tipped here last year, was produced by Kanye West. The 11-track set will be co-released via West's G.O.O.D. Music imprint and Chicago rapper Common will return on May 24 with the album "Be,"…

  10. Duran Duran Not Giving Up On 'Astronaut'

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Despite lukewarm sales for highly anticipated reunion album, "Astronaut," the members of Duran Duran aren't about to give up on the Epic disc. Despite lukewarm sales for highly anticipated reunion album, "Astronaut," the members of Duran Duran aren't about to…

  11. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Melissa Etheridge, Joss Stone, Craig Morgan, Kelly Clarkson, Audioslave and more. 'CRY' OUT LOUD: Three weeks after the Grammy performance of "Across the Universe" debuted on Billboard's Hot 100, another performance…

  12. Billboard Bits: Bow Wow, Rod Price, Vanity Project & More

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Bow Wow, Rod Price, Vanity Project Bow Wow superfans will have a chance to appear on the teenage rapper's upcoming album, "Wanted," by proving their devotion to the artist. Fans are being asked to submit 30-second video clips demonstrating their support of Bow Wow, and…

  13. New Who Album, Shows Postponed

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pete Townshend says any activity in the Who camp this year has been postponed for "some indeterminate time," including the group's first album since 1982. "The new Who album has been delayed, not canc Pete Townshend says any activity in the Who camp this year has been…

  14. Billboard Bits: Rock Fantasy Camp, Locke, Something Corporate

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, Kimberley Locke, Something Corporate VH1 Classic will go behind the scenes of Rock and Roll Fantasy camp with a two-hour block airing April 2. The segment features interviews with such rock veterans as the Who's Roger Daltrey, the E Street Band's…

  15. This Day in Music

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Police claim to find three envelopes of rock cocaine in rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's Range Rover when they stop him in Brooklyn for driving without license plates. 1999 - Police claim to find three envelopes of rock cocaine in rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard&…

  16. Hot Product

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ozzy Osbourne 'Prince' Among Thieves A 10-track disc of cover songs is the gem inside Epic's four-disc Ozzy Osbourne box set, "Prince of Darkness." Among the tracks tackled on the "Under Covers" disc is a version of Mountain's "Mississippi Queen,…

  17. Amos Lee

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Philadelphia has a long and storied music tradition. Folk-soul troubadour Amos Lee now adds his own chapter to that history with his self-titled debut. Philadelphia has a long and storied music tradition. Folk-soul troubadour Amos Lee now adds his own chapter to that history with his self…

  18. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Kelly Clarkson, Carole King and Neil Sedaka and Craig Morgan. BREAKING AWAY : As big a hit as "Breakaway" was for Kelly Clarkson, the follow-up has proven to be an even bigger smash. In its 15th chart week, "Since U Been Gone…

  19. 2005 CMT Music Awards Nominees

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST CMT Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the CMT Music Awards, to be presented April 11 in Nashville. CMT MUSIC AWARDS VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Big & Rich - "Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)" Brad Paisley featuring Alison Krauss - "Whiskey Lullaby" Gretchen…

  20. This Day in Music

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Steve Winwood receives a lifetime achievement award at the 2004 Jammys, held at New York's Roseland Ballroom. 2004 - Steve Winwood receives a lifetime achievement award at the 2004 Jammys, held at New York's Roseland Ballroom. 2004 - The legacy of Seattle…

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