1. Blink-182 Going On Indefinite Hiatus

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Confirming recent speculation that something was amiss in the Blink-182 camp, the band today announced it was going on an indefinite hiatus "to spend some time enjoying the fruits of their labors with Confirming recent speculation that something was amiss in the Blink-182 camp, the band…

  2. 'Prisoners' No More: Yo La Tengo Raids Vaults

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST A career-spanning compilation of material by veteran indie rockers Yo La Tengo will arrive March 22 via Matador. A career-spanning compilation of material by veteran indie rockers Yo La Tengo will arrive March 22 via Matador. "Prisoners of Love: A Smattering of Scintillating Senescent…

  3. AC/DC Polishes 'Family Jewels'

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST AC/DC has rounded up gems from its TV and live performance archives for the DVD "Family Jewels," due March 29 in North America via Epic. The double-disc set unearths the Australian rock combo's first AC/DC has rounded up gems from its TV and live performance archives for the…

  4. Sleater-Kinney Emerges From 'The Woods'

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sleater-Kinney will christen its new deal with Sub Pop via the May 24 release of the album "The Woods." Sleater-Kinney will christen its new deal with Sub Pop via the May 24 release of the album "The Woods." As previously reported , the 11-track set was produced by Dave…

  5. Billboard Bits: Flaming Lips, Scissor Sisters, 'Reunion'

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Flaming Lips, Scissor Sisters, 'High School Reunion' The Flaming Lips are the focus of the documentary "The Fearless Freaks," which Shout! Factory will release May 17 on DVD. Directed by longtime Lips colleague Bradley Beesley, the film draws from 15 years and 400…

  6. B&E: Madeleine Peyroux

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Madeleine Peyroux. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Husky and elegant, Madeleine Peyroux's voice is one that transports to a…

  7. Psychic Cat

    January 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kelli Ali is best-known as the former voice of Sneaker Pimps. She helped the group score hits with the multiformat radio single "6 Underground" and "Spin Spin Sugar," which peaked at No. 2 on the Bill Kelli Ali is best-known as the former voice of Sneaker Pimps. She helped…

  8. Ask Billboard

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Anastacia, Kelly Osbourne and AC/DC. EXPLAINING THE UNEXPLAINABLE Hi Keith, First and foremost, thanks for your column. Every Wednesday, I look forward to it, and in the years I've been reading your work, you've even been…

  9. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Lavigne wins for favorite female artist and breakthrough artist, as well as the sty 2003 - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at…

  10. This Day in Music

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>A new Bob Dylan original song, "Cross the Green Mountain," makes its premiere in streaming audio form on AOL Music's First Listen program. 2003 - A new Bob Dylan original song, "Cross the Green Mountain," makes its premiere in streaming audio…

  11. Sounds Eclectic 3

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Every city should be lucky enough to have a station like KCRW, the noncommercial outlet of the Los Angeles area's small Santa Monica College. Every city should be lucky enough to have a station like KCRW, the noncommercial outlet of the Los Angeles area's small Santa Monica College.…

  12. This Day in Music

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Violence erupts during a concert at California'…

  13. Hot Product

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The compilation "KCRW Sounds Eclectic 3," featuring tracks from Radiohead, My Morning Jacket, Flaming Lips, Interpol and Franz Ferdinand recorded on the Los Angeles-area station's celebrated radio show "…

  14. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Jan. 3-9, 2005).

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Jan. 3-9, 2005). A WHOLE NEW YEAR: No matter what happened in 2004, you can forget it now. It's 2005! It's a whole new year and you get a fresh start, a clean slate, a chance to start anew! OK, so really it's just a simple…

  15. U.S. Cities Host Big New Year's Eve Shows

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although what is arguably the most well-known New Year's Eve celebration in New York's Times Square consists of little more than confetti and a sparkling ball, live music is playing a part in many cel Although what is arguably the most well-known New Year's Eve celebration in…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Kinks, Shania Twain, Olivia Newton-John and Fantasia with readers. A BAND THAT NEVER HAD ITS 'GREEN' DAY Hi Fred, Like many, "Chart Beat" is always on my Friday "to do list." I know this forum is for covering chart feats, but I have a…

  17. 51TunesOnTV

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 13-19, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 13 "The Tony Danza Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Hayley Westenra (also scheduled: Anjelica Houston, Michael McKean). "Playlistism," MTV2 Featured artists: Ying Yang…

  18. 99¢

    December 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Electro-smart Chicks on Speed began as a fake art band in the late '90s with a deliriously twisted remake of "Warm Leatherette." Now, after releasing a "best-of" compilation ("The Re-Releases of the U Electro-smart Chicks on Speed began as a fake art band in the…

  19. Ashlee Takes Tunes On The Road

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ashlee Simpson will hit the road on her first headlining theater tour next year. Ashlee Simpson will hit the road on her first headlining theater tour next year. The outing will kick off Feb. 2 in Houston and stretch through a March 30 show in Norfolk, Va. Fans can expect a glimpse at Simpson…

  20. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 29-Dec. 5)

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2004). 'TIS THE SEASON: Seemingly nanoseconds after the last dish from Thanksgiving dinner was cleared from the table, out came the first of the Christmas specials. The jump some folks get on the holiday is crazy, such…

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