1. Billboard Bits: Dylan, Hot Summer Nights, SHOF

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Bob Dylan, Hot Summer Nights, SHOF Two classic early Bob Dylan albums will be reissued in remastered form June 21 via Legacy. 1961's "Bob Dylan" and 1964's "The Times They Are A-Changin'" will also boast the original LP artwork plus previously unseen…

  2. Hot Product

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gorillaz 'Days' Of Our Lives The brainchild of Blur frontman Damon Albarn and "Tank Girl" creator Jamie Hewlett, Gorillaz comprises the characters Noodle, Murdoc, 2-D, and Russell, who inhabit a virtual world on Gorillaz.com. The group's sophomore album, "Demon…

  3. Hot Product

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sleater-Kinney Out Of The 'Woods' "I definitely think we wanted to do something that was challenging and creative and kind of took our musicianship up a notch, where we were doing things that weren't straightforward and weren't really easy for us," says Sleater…

  4. Kem's Back In A Major Way

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The tag line for Kem's upcoming 20-city concert tour is "Find Your Way." In the last two years, the Detroit-based artist has done just that. Once homeless, Kem (last name Owens) later supported himself and his family by waiting…

  5. B&E: Mike Doughty

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Mike Doughty. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. The third time is definitely a charm for Mike Doughty. His third solo album, "…

  6. Backstreet Boys Finalize New Album Track List

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Backstreet Boys have nailed down the track list for their fourth studio album, "Never Gone." The Backstreet Boys have nailed down the track list for their fourth studio album, "Never Gone." As previously reported , the set is due June 14 via Jive and is led by the…

  7. 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…

  8. TunesOnTV

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 9-15, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 9 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Neil Diamond (also scheduled: Felicity Huffman). "VH1 All Access: Michael Jackson's Most Shocking," VH1…

  9. This Day in Music

    May 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>London's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) formally cautions Pete Townshend for "accessing a Web site containing child abuse images" in 1999. Townshend-who was arrested in January on sus 2003 - London's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) formally…

  10. Pop Gathers 'Prizes,' Preps Live DVD

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Iggy Pop will be the subject of a career-spanning retrospective and a live DVD this summer. Iggy Pop will be the subject of a career-spanning retrospective and a live DVD this summer. Due July 19 via Virgin/EMI Music Catalog Marketing, the 37-track "A Million in Prizes: The Iggy Pop…

  11. This Day in Music

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Producer and label operator Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, one of the great architects of reggae music, dies of a heart attack at his studio in Kingston, Jamaica. He is 72. A jazz fan, Dodd ori 2004 - Producer and label operator Clement "Coxsone" Dodd,…

  12. Witness: Rowe Described Jackson As Sociopath

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A sheriff's investigator testified today (May 3) in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial that ex-wife Deborah Rowe privately described the pop star as a sociopath and said they had a "plan" to al A sheriff's investigator testified today (May 3) in Michael Jackson…

  13. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Radiohead is forced to cancel its show in Melbourne after lead singer Thom Yorke develops severe problems with his voice. A local specialist diagnoses Yorke with hoarseness of voice, a s 2004 - Radiohead is forced to cancel its show in Melbourne after lead singer…

  14. Diddy Joins New Billboard Latin Presenters

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT P. Diddy leads the list of newly added presenters for the Billboard Latin Music Awards. P. Diddy leads the list of newly added presenters for the Billboard Latin Music Awards. He will be joined by actors Jimmy Smits and Ray Santiago plus artists Alicia Villarreal, Joan Sebastian, Ana Gabriel,…

  15. Hot Product

    April 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Z-Trip Sonic 'Shift' DJ Z-Trip's long-delayed debut album, "Shifting Gears," finally hits stores this week via Hard Left/Hollywood. The set features collaborations with Public Enemy's Chuck D ("Shock and Awe") and underground rappers Aceyalone and…

  16. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>R&B and blues singer-guitarist Earl King dies of complications from diabetes in New Orleans. He is 69. 2003 - R&B and blues singer-guitarist Earl King dies of complications from diabetes in New Orleans. He is 69. 2002 - James Al Hendrix, who introduced his…

  17. White Stripes Tickle Ivories, See Ghosts On New CD

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The White Stripes stretch out musically without abandoning the rock on their highly anticipated new album. The White Stripes stretch out musically without abandoning the rock on their highly anticipated new album, " Get Behind Me Satan ." Due June 7 via Third Man/V2, the set was…

  18. Billboard Bits: Kraftwerk, Kooper, Grisman/OSFT, Eder

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Kraftwerk, Kooper, Grisman/OSFT, Eder To coincide with its previously announced summer tour, German electronic outfit Kraftwerk will release its first live disc. Due June 7 via Astralwerks, the 22-track "Minimum Maximum" was recorded during the group's 2004 world tour.…

  19. Charlatans' Burgess Believes In Solo Set

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Charlatans front man Tim Burgess is a gracious bandmate. While side-project solo albums by some lead singers might spell trouble for a group's chemistry, Burgess has managed to record, release and pro Charlatans front man Tim Burgess is a gracious bandmate. While side-project solo albums…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Songwriter and producer Ritchie Cordell dies in New York of pancreatic cancer. He is 61. 2004 - Songwriter and producer Ritchie Cordell dies in New York of pancreatic cancer. He is 61. 2004 - The Pixies unleash a 27-song set at Minneapolis' Fine Line Music Cafe…

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