1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses various topics with readers. MAKING OUR MINDS UP Hello Fred, I know that you are a big fan of the Eurovision Song Contest and so am I. I just heard the official CD of all 39 contestants in this year's 50th celebration of the contest, to be held in Kiev, Ukraine,…

  2. Culkin Denies Being Molested By Jackson

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Actor Macaulay Culkin took the stand at Michael Jackson's child molestation trial today (May 11) and denied he was molested, saying the accusations against the pop star were "absolutely ridiculous." Actor Macaulay Culkin took the stand at Michael Jackson's child…

  3. The Offspring Compiles Hits, Videos

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT California rock outfit the Offspring will chronicle its career to date with two releases this summer. California rock outfit the Offspring will chronicle its career to date with two releases this summer. The CD "Greatest Hits" (also available as a DualDisc) is due June 21 via…

  4. 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. …

  5. Keane Assembling New Tunes On Tour

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Having toured the States numerous times in support of its Polydor/Interscope debut, "Hopes and Fears," the members of U.K. rock trio Keane are beginning to think ahead to their follow-up release. The Having toured the States numerous times in support of its Polydor/Interscope debut,…

  6. Hot Product

    May 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spoon Stranger Than 'Fiction' Austin's Spoon has lingered at the intersection of critical acclaim and commercial underachievement for years. Singer/guitarist Britt Daniel and drummer Jim Eno began by revisiting angular '80s guitar rock and addressing indie-kid heartbreak.…

  7. Coldplay, Wilco, Crowes Lead ACL Lineup

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Oasis, the Black Crowes, Jimmy Cliff, Death Cab For Cutie, Doves, Buddy Guy, the Allman Brothers Band and Franz Ferdinand lead the lineup for the fourth Austin City Coldplay, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Oasis, the Black Crowes, Jimmy Cliff, Death Cab For Cutie,…

  8. Billboard Bits: Faith Hill, Anka, Westlife, Audioslave

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Faith Hill, Anka, Westlife, Audioslave Country superstar Faith Hill's new single "Mississippi Girl," will be available as a free, timed-out download beginning Tuesday (May 10) via radio station Web sites across the country. The track will hit paid digital download sites…

  9. B&E: Matisyahu

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Matisyahu. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Reggae, hip-hop and Judaism have found a melting pot in the music of Matisyahu, a…

  10. 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,…

  11. Eagles Ready DVD, TV Special, Tour

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Highlights from the project will be broadcast as part of a two-hour primetime special June 1 on NBC. As first tipped here in November, the Eagles will on June 7 release a double-disc DVD chronicling a November 2004 run of shows in Melbourne. "Farewell 1 Tour -- Live From Melbourne"…

  12. Ex-Wife Says Jackson A Victim Of 'Vultures'

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The mother of two of Michael Jackson's children took the stand in his molestation trial again today (April 28) and depicted the pop star as a victim of a cabal of "opportunistic vultures" in his inner The mother of two of Michael Jackson's children took the stand in his…

  13. Judge: Mother Of Jackson Kids Can Testify

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The judge in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial ruled today (April 25) that prosecutors may call the mother of two of Jackson's children to testify against him. The judge in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial ruled today (April 25) that prosecutors may call the…

  14. Martha Wainwright

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On her self-titled, full-length debut, Martha Wainwright succeeds where so many baby-voiced female singers have failed. On her self-titled, full-length debut, Martha Wainwright succeeds where so many baby-voiced female singers have failed. Though accenting the vulnerability her vocals…

  15. Jackson Prosecution Calls Ex-Neverland Guard

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A former security guard at Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch testified in the pop star's child molestation trial today (April 20) that there was once a notice posted in a guard station that the boy wh A former security guard at Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch testified in the…

  16. Life Is A 'Little' Better For Billy Dean

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the April 23, 2005, issue magazine and expanded for Billboard.com. Before it became the year's surprise success story, Billy Dean thought his new album might be his last. A consistent hitmaker through much of the '90s, Dean had fallen from view after his deal with…

  17. TunesOnTV

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 18-24, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 18 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Il Divo (also scheduled: Simon Cowell, Debbie Travis, Michael Schlow). "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Jimmy Eat World, Ice…

  18. Fountains Of Wayne Rounds Up Rarities

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fountains Of Wayne has gathered two disc's worth of rarities for the album "Out-of-State Plates," due June 28 via Virgin. The set also boasts two new songs: "The Girl I Can't Forget" and the single "M Fountains Of Wayne has gathered two disc's worth of…

  19. Ex-Kyuss Singer Resurfaces In Hermano

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With Queens Of The Stone Age tearing up the charts, fans have been left wondering what Josh Homme's former bandmates in Kyuss are doing. With Queens Of The Stone Age tearing up the charts, fans have been left wondering what Josh Homme's former bandmates in Kyuss are doing. The band&…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Former Mrs. Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson says yes when bad-boy musician Kid Rock proposes to her in the desert outside Las Vegas. 2002 - Former Mrs. Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson says yes when bad-boy musician Kid Rock proposes to her in the desert outside Las Vegas. 2002…

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