1. Amos Plans 'Summer Of Sin' In North America

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT About a month after completing a European tour, Tori Amos will return to North America for a summer outing. About a month after completing a European tour, Tori Amos will return to North America for a summer outing. Although it was expected she'd add a band for her Summer of Sin dates,…

  2. Oasis Storms U.K. Chart, Coldplay Looming

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Oasis stormed to the top of the U.K. album chart on Sunday with its sixth studio release, "Don't Believe the Truth" (Big Brother). Oasis stormed to the top of the U.K. album chart on Sunday with its sixth studio release, "Don't Believe the Truth" (Big Brother).…

  3. Linkin Park Wants Out Of Warner Bros. Contract

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. Records rock act Linkin Park is demanding its release from Warner Music Group in the wake of a dispute over a renegotiation of the band's contract. Warner Bros. Records rock act Linkin Park is demanding its release from Warner Music Group in the wake of a dispute over a…

  4. Hot Product

    March 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Will Smith Fresh Prince Among Thieves Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith is joined by Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Timbaland on "Lost and Found," his first new album in three years. Due this week, the set is Smith's first for Interscope since parting ways with Columbia, which…

  5. Will Smith Drafts Snoop, Mary J. For New Album

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith is joined by Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Timbaland on "Lost and Found," his first new album in three years. Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith is joined by Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Timbaland on "Lost and Found," his first new album in…

  6. Breaking & Entering

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Soul Position, the Thrills and Dizzee Rascal. IN POSITION: "8 Million Stories," the debut album from hip-hop duo Soul Position , is framed by three tracks dubbed "Candyland." The brief,…

  7. Bassist Tobias Exits Guided By Voices

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On the eve of beginning an extensive touring schedule tonight (Sept. 3) in Boston, Guided By Voices Tim Tobias has left the band for unexplained reasons. On the eve of beginning an extensive touring schedule tonight (Sept. 3) in Boston, Guided By Voices Tim Tobias has left the band for…

  8. The Tangled Web

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Weekly column showcasing the Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: moe.down, Neil Young and Seal. FREE DOWN-MOE-DS: Jam band moe., whose fourth annual moe.down festival took place over the U.S. Labor Day holiday weekend (Aug. 29-31) at the Snow Ridge Ski resort in…

  9. Super Furry Animals Exercise 'Power'

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "You have to mix it up a bit," says Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys. "We always want to try out different ways of playing our music." "You have to mix it up a bit," says Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys. "We always want to try out different…

  10. Billboard Bits: Blue Rodeo, TMBG, Jeff Klein

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blue Rodeo joins Rolling Stones & Friends Toronto concert, They Might Be Giants song featured in GapKids commercial, and singer/songwriter Jeff Klein extends his New York residency. Blue Rodeo has been added to the massive Rolling Stones & Friends concert July 30 in Toronto. One day…

  11. Breaking And Entering

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Drive-By Truckers, Mogwai, Yonder Mountain String Band A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. KEEP ON TRUCKIN': A little-known cult act two…

  12. Billboard Bits: Foo Fighters, Fuel, moe.down

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Fire Theft, which features three former members of Sunny Day Real Estate, has signed with Rykodisc for the release of its debut album. The as-yet-untitled set is being lined up for Sept. 23 releas The video clip for the Foo Fighters track "Low," which was rejected by MTV and…

  13. R.E.M., Radiohead, Moby Top Glastonbury Lineup

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M., Radiohead, and Moby will top the bill at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival, a three-day concert that kicks off June 27. Around 150,000 people are expected to attend this year's edition, which is R.E.M., Radiohead, and Moby will top the bill at the U.K.'s Glastonbury…

  14. 'moe.down' Drafts Flaming Lips

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jam band moe. has added the Flaming Lips to the bill for its fourth annual moe.down festival. Slated for Aug. 29-31 at the Snow Ridge Ski area in Turin, N.Y., the event will also feature Rusted Root a Jam band moe. has added the Flaming Lips to the bill for its fourth annual moe.down festival…

  15. Montreux Packs Schedule For 37th Jazz Fest

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the modern rock of Radiohead and the Flaming Lips, and the classic rock of Van Morrison and Jethro Tull will be on di The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the…

  16. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Taking a closer look at what music is on TV for the week of May 5-11, 2003. Far be it from me to toot the Billboard horn, but it's easy to see that the "2003 Billboard Latin Music Awards" is one of the biggest Latin music events of the year. The star-studded event…

  17. Super Furry Animals Tap Into 'Phantom Power'

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Welsh rock act Super Furry Animals will return this summer with their sixth studio album, "Phantom Power," due July 15 in North America and a day earlier internationally from XL Recordings/Beggars Gro Welsh rock act Super Furry Animals will return this summer with their sixth studio…

  18. Additional titles hitting stores this week include:

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Additional titles -- A new studio album from singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco, "Evolve" (Righteous Babe). -- Dancehall veteran Buju Banton's "Friend for Life" (VP/Anti), featuring Sly & Robbie, Fat Joe, and Wayne Wonder. -- Modern rock outfit A.F.I.'s "…

  19. Aguilera, Jones Control U.K. Charts Again

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Christina Aguilera and Norah Jones retained respective leadership of the U.K. singles and album charts, released yesterday (March 9). Aguilera's "Beautiful" (RCA) notched a second week on top, as she Christina Aguilera and Norah Jones retained respective leadership of the U.K.…

  20. Timberlake, t.A.T.u Hold U.K. No. 1s

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake's live performance at last week's Brit Awards, which featured a guest appearance by Kylie Minogue, helped his "Justified" album (Jive) return to No.1 on yesterday's (Feb. 23) new U.K Justin Timberlake's live performance at last week's Brit…

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