1. Queen's Ransom: Tribute Album, 2006 U.S. Tour

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Queen and Paul Rodgers will play a handful of North American cities later this year before returning next spring to launch a full-scale tour. Queen and Paul Rodgers will play a handful of North American cities later this year before returning next spring to launch a full-scale tour. According…

  2. Rossdale Opens Institute's Doors

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale will introduce his new band, Institute, with a three-week North American club tour later this summer. Former Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale will introduce his new band, Institute, with a three-week North American club tour later this summer. The trek will…

  3. Flaming Lips Round Up Videos For DVD

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Flaming Lips have gathered 19 music videos for the DVD "VOID (Video Overview in Deceleration)," due Aug. 23 via Warner Bros. The Flaming Lips have gathered 19 music videos for the DVD "VOID (Video Overview in Deceleration)," due Aug. 23 via Warner Bros. While heavy on…

  4. Voodoo Music Experience Unveils Lineup

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In addition to previously announced headliner Nine Inch Nails, the seventh Voodoo Music Experience will feature performances by Queens Of The Stone Age, My Chemical Romance, the Flaming Lips, Billy Id In addition to previously announced headliner Nine Inch Nails, the seventh Voodoo Music…

  5. Nazario Imbues Music With 'Apasionada'

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For the past two years, Ednita Nazario has sported a tattoo of a heart with an overlapping flame on her left shoulder. Looking hip and trim in her Miami hotel room, she explains that it is her symbol, something that will be placed on everything…

  6. Film Rights Secured For Buckley Biography

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A script currently making the rounds in Hollywood could further ignite interest in a pair of musicians, father and son, whose posthumous reputations have remained durable. A script currently making the rounds in Hollywood could further ignite interest in a pair of musicians, father and son,…

  7. Billboard Bits: Toby Keith, F. Lips, Tony Orlando

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Toby Keith, F. Lips, Tony Orlando With one album left on his DreamWorks contract following the recent release of "Honkytonk University," Toby Keith is considering starting his own label. "It's just time," the artist tells Billboard. "We're in…

  8. Bono Stumps For African Aid In Brussels

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2 lead singer Bono urged the European Union today (June 9) to prove its relevance to young people by doing more to help the poor and hungry in Africa. U2 lead singer Bono urged the European Union today (June 9) to prove its relevance to young people by doing more to help the poor and hungry…

  9. Rhino Boxes Up '90s Favorites

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade less than six years in the rearview mirror. Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade…

  10. Morrissey Splitting With Sanctuary?

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Morrissey took to the Internet this weekend to clarify a previously announced booking at the upcoming Isle of Wight festival, for which he claims to have been confirmed in error. Morrissey took to the Internet this weekend to clarify a previously announced booking at the upcoming Isle of…

  11. Snoop, Stripes, Pixies On 'Street Scene' Bill

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Doog, the White Stripes, 311, the Black Eyed Peas and the Pixies are among the acts confirmed for the 2005 edition of the San Diego Street Scene festival. Snoop Doog, the White Stripes, 311, the Black Eyed Peas and the Pixies are among the acts confirmed for the 2005 edition of the San…

  12. This Day in Music

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Singer/songwriter Liz Phair embarks on her first tour in several years with a string of acoustic performances opening for the Flaming Lips. 2003 - Singer/songwriter Liz Phair embarks on her first tour in several years with a string of acoustic performances opening…

  13. Billboard Bits: NJMHOF, Sasha, Grand National

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on NJMHOF, Sasha, Grand National The Garden State plans to honor and preserve its rich musical heritage -- which includes the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Bon Jovi, Dionne Warwick, the Fugees, the Rascals, the 1910 Fruitgum Company, Leslie Gore and Whitney…

  14. Jackson Witnesses Say Family Wasn't Held Captive

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Witnesses testified today (May 16) in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial that the accuser's mother got a body wax and her children visited an orthodontist at a time when the family was allegedl Witnesses testified today (May 16) in Michael Jackson's child molestation…

  15. Sleater-Kinney Ready To Rock On 'Woods' Tour

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sleater-Kinney guitarist/vocalist Corin Tucker says the inspiration behind the indie rock trio's seventh album, "The Woods," its first for Sub Pop, can be traced to the experience of opening for Pearl Sleater-Kinney guitarist/vocalist Corin Tucker says the inspiration behind…

  16. 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,…

  17. Fuse Lights Up Original Series

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As part of a continuing effort to ramp up its original programming, music network Fuse will today (April 25) announce two new series along with a development slate of four shows heavy on audience inte As part of a continuing effort to ramp up its original programming, music network Fuse will…

  18. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney each score two wins at the CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards, held at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Keith's clip for "American Soldier" earns h 2004 - Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney each score two wins at…

  19. B&E: British Sea Power

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: British Sea Power. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. With its turn at the slightly shaky, slightly accented brand of British pop…

  20. Billboard Bits: Santana, JVC Jazz Fest, Xingolati

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Carlos Santana, JVC Jazz Fest, Xingolati Although details are scant at deadline, Santana's next studio album has been christened "All That I Am," Billboard.com has learned. Expected June 21 via Arista, it's the follow-up to 2002's "Shaman," which…

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