1. 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…

  2. This Day in Music

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles' Hollywood Blvd. for a free performance that is broadcast live on ABC's premiere of "The Jimmy Kimmel Show." 2003 - U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los…

  3. 'Ray,' Foxx Nab Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST "Ray" and its star Jamie Foxx were among those honored today (Jan. 25) with nominations for the 77th annual Academy Awards. The Ray Charles biopic will compete for a best picture Oscar while Foxx is c "Ray" and its star Jamie Foxx were among those honored today (Jan. 25)…

  4. New Order Oozes 'Heart And Soul' On New CD

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST New Order experienced a burst of creativity as it prepared to record "Waiting for the Sirens' Call," its first album since 2001's "Get Ready." As previously reported, the 11-track set is due March 28 New Order experienced a burst of creativity as it prepared to…

  5. Sweetheart: Love Songs

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Starbucks Hear Music has brewed a second edition of its "Sweetheart" album (in as many years) by having another group of selected artists record their favorite love songs. Starbucks Hear Music has brewed a second edition of its "Sweetheart" album (in as many years) by…

  6. No Boundaries

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST South Africa's quintessential singing group returns with a project where, as the title "No Boundaries" suggests, the legendary all-male vocal ensemble led by Joseph Shabalala steps outside its usual r South Africa's quintessential singing group returns with a project where…

  7. U2 World Tour To Kick Off In San Diego

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST U2 will kick off its 2005 world tour March 28 at the San Diego Sports Arena, Billboard can exclusively reveal. Kings Of Leon will open the first leg of the trek, tickets for which will begin going on U2 will kick off its 2005 world tour March 28 at the San Diego Sports Arena, Billboard can…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Billboard chart changes with readers. WHEN WILL IT POP? Dear Fred, I saw in the print version of Billboard that the Hot 100 will soon incorporate the sale of paid downloads. It's about time! In addition, Billboard will also be producing a Pop 100 chart. That chart…

  9. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such songs as "Is That All There Is" and "Fever" made her a jazz and pop legend, dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles. S 2002 - Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky,…

  10. Fiery Furnaces Doubling Up On New Album

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST With an eye towards a summer double-disc release that will feature packaging in the vein of OutKast's "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below," the Fiery Furnaces' prolific sibling team of Matthew and Eleanor Fr With an eye towards a summer double-disc release that will feature…

  11. Stereolab Returning To Too Pure

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Stereolab has inked a new partnership for its Duophonic label with Too Pure, the label for which it released its earliest EPs. Stereolab has inked a new partnership for its Duophonic label with Too Pure, the label for which it released its earliest EPs. The first release under the deal will…

  12. Hersh's 50 Foot Wave Copes With Bad Timing

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kristin Hersh had something else entirely in mind when she named her new band 50 Foot Wave. Kristin Hersh had something else entirely in mind when she named her new band 50 Foot Wave. Sometimes there's just not much you can do about bad timing. "It's either on my part or God&…

  13. Offspring Joins Warped Tour Lineup

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Offspring is the latest act to sign on for the 2005 Vans Warped Tour. Beyond the California rock act, which is making its first Warped appearance, the 11th annual trek will also feature the Transp The Offspring is the latest act to sign on for the 2005 Vans Warped Tour. Beyond the…

  14. Singers, Stars Stage Tsunami TV Benefit

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST With Norah Jones singing "we're all in this thing together," movie and music stars contributed their talents for a hastily arranged benefit for tsunami victims televised live tonight (Jan. 15). The tw With Norah Jones singing "we're all in this thing together,"…

  15. Dark Snack

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST If the White Stripes were both women and grew up in the South, they might sound like the Moaners. If the White Stripes were both women and grew up in the South, they might sound like the Moaners. North Carolina-based singer/guitarist Melissa Swingle and drummer Laura King spark and slash…

  16. All That Remains

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST For a band that originated as a very talented goof on the glory days of '80s metal, Fozzy's evolution and growth exceeds that of some other rock acts currently cluttering the airwaves. For a band that originated as a very talented goof on the glory days of '80s metal, Fozzy&…

  17. 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.…

  18. Angels With Dirty Faces

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Amanda & the Marbles pulled critical praise for their 2002 album, "More Seduction," and fans dubbed their sound "neo new wave power pop punk." It's an accurate description for the dozen tracks com Amanda & the Marbles pulled critical praise for their 2002…

  19. Glastonbury Highlights Head To DVD

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI will on March 21 issue the first official DVD compilation of Britain's annual Glastonbury Festival. EMI will on March 21 issue the first official DVD compilation of Britain's annual Glastonbury Festival. "Glastonbury Anthems -- the Best of 1994 to 2004" will contain…

  20. QOTSA Ready To Hit The Road

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Queens Of The Stone Age are gearing up for their first tour since late 2003. Queens Of The Stone Age are gearing up for their first tour since late 2003, which comes in support of their highly anticipated Interscope album, " Lullabies To Paralyze ." According to its official Web…

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