1. Velvet Revolver Reloads For Spring Tour

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hard rock supergroup Velvet Revolver will graduate to arena-level shows on its spring tour, which begins March 19 in Phoenix and will run through late May. During a short break in mid-April, the quint Hard rock supergroup Velvet Revolver will graduate to arena-level shows on its spring tour,…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses chart records, Brian McFadden, artist credits and Greek artists with readers. THE ENTIRE RHYTHM NATION HEARD FROM Hi Fred, Last week Dean Smedley wondered what was the last album prior to Usher's "Confessions" to generate five top 10 hits. Your reply…

  3. Ankle Injury Delays Chesney Tour Kickoff

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST After suffering a torn ligament in his right ankle, Kenny Chesney is rescheduling the opening four shows of his Somewhere in the Sun tour. After suffering a torn ligament in his right ankle, Kenny Chesney is rescheduling the opening four shows of his Somewhere in the Sun tour. "Hopefully…

  4. 10 Years On, Alanis Unplugs 'Little Pill'

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST As she neared the 10th anniversary of her landmark album "Jagged Little Pill," Alanis Morissette began pondering how to commemorate the occasion. She ultimately decided to do it all again. Billboard h As she neared the 10th anniversary of her landmark album "Jagged Little Pill,…

  5. Black Crowes Expand Tour, Reveal Lineup

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Black Crowes reunion has grown into a full-blown tour, and the band has finally unveiled details of the musicians who will back founding sibling duo Chris and Rich Robinson at the gigs. Guitarist As expected, the Black Crowes reunion has grown into a full-blown tour, and the band has…

  6. 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 17 in Las Vegas: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR BROOKS & DUNN KENNY CHESNEY TOBY KEITH TIM McGRAW KEITH URBAN TOP MALE VOCALIST KENNY CHESNEY ALAN JACKSON TOBY…

  7. 22-20s Prepare To Take On North America

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Seven months after its U.K. release by Heavenly, the 22-20s self-titled debut will finally arrive in North America on April 19 via Astralwerks. Seven months after its U.K. release by Heavenly, the 22-20s self-titled debut will finally arrive in North America on April 19 via Astralwerks. The…

  8. Billboard Bits: Save The Music/Thomas, Ivy, Tim McGraw

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Save The Music/Thomas, Ivy, Tim McGraw Rob Thomas, Bon Jovi, Joss Stone, Queen Latifah and John Legend will perform at a benefit concert for VH1's Save the Music Foundation on April 11 at New York's Beacon Theatre. The event will broadcast six days later on VH1. Yesterday …

  9. Ima Robot Eyes Duran Duran Gigs, Studio Return

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Despite being offered a chance to tour with Duran Duran through April, Ima Robot will instead play a handful of dates with the reunited new wave act before returning to the studio to record its sophom Despite being offered a chance to tour with Duran Duran through April, Ima Robot will…

  10. Man Shot During 50 Cent NYC Radio Appearance

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST A man was shot in the leg last night (Feb. 28) in the lobby of a New York radio station while 50 Cent was making an on-air appearance, police said. The rapper, who was at the station promoting the upc A man was shot in the leg last night (Feb. 28) in the lobby of a New York radio station…

  11. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Feb. 28-March 6, 2005).

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Feb. 28-March 6, 2005). MICHAEL'S ON TRIAL: Not since O.J. Simpson has there been a celebrity legal proceeding that has generated the media storm that Michael Jackson's trail on charges of child molestation has. While you won&…

  12. Lawyers Outline Cases For, Against Jackson

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jurors were given opposing images of Michael Jackson as the pop star's molestation trial opened today (Feb. 28) in Santa Maria, Calif.: the prosecution portraying him as a perverted child molester and Jurors were given opposing images of Michael Jackson as the pop star's molestation…

  13. Hot Product

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Judas Priest Priest Redux Since vocalist Rob Halford left iconic metal act Judas Priest in 1992, fans held out hope that there would some day be a reunion. In 2003, their wish came true: Halford rejoined the group with news of a summer Ozzfest berth, a planned new studio album and a world…

  14. Hot Product

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Soul legend Solomon Burke’s “Make Do With What You Got” (Shout! Factory), featuring songs penned by Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and Dr. John. The sophomore album from hard rock act the Mars Volta, “Frances the Mute” (Strummer…

  15. LCD Soundsystem

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST There's about 11 extraneous minutes on LCD Soundsystem's self-titled debut, and they're all in the final track. But LCD braintrust James Murphy gives fair warning with the title: "Yeah (Pretentious Ve There's about 11 extraneous minutes on LCD Soundsystem's self…

  16. It's Time

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST In two short years, Vancouver native Michael BublÉ has released one studio album (a self-titled debut), a holiday-themed EP ("Let It Snow") and a live CD/DVD set ("Come Fly With Me"). All have In two short years, Vancouver native Michael Bublé has released one studio album…

  17. This Day in Music

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Otha Turner, one of the last exponents of North Mississippi's pre-blues fife-and-drum tradition, dies in Gravel Springs, Miss., of pneumonia. He is 94. 2003 - Otha Turner, one of the last exponents of North Mississippi's pre-blues fife-and-drum tradition,…

  18. Billboard Bits: Weezer, 'Forever In Our Hearts,' Sammie

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Weezer, 'Forever In Our Hearts,' Sammie More than 100 lucky Weezer fans will be on hand Monday (Feb. 28) in Los Angeles to appear as extras in the video for "Beverly Hills." As previously reported , the track is the first single from the group's as-yet…

  19. Holly Celebrated With Anniversary Set

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music International is prepping what it calls the definitive audio/video collection of a lost rock'n'roll icon. Universal Music International is prepping what it calls the definitive audio/video collection of a lost rock'n'roll icon. Due April 25 in the United…

  20. Slipknot Promises 'Unique' Tour Experience

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST After headlining the Jagermeister Music Tour and Ozzfest's second stage, touring the Pacific rim and opening for Metallica in Europe last year, Slipknot has unpacked its toys and is readying a full-se After headlining the Jagermeister Music Tour and Ozzfest's second stage, touring…

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