1. Hot Product

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ozzy Osbourne 'Prince' Among Thieves A 10-track disc of cover songs is the gem inside Epic's four-disc Ozzy Osbourne box set, "Prince of Darkness." Among the tracks tackled on the "Under Covers" disc is a version of Mountain's "Mississippi Queen,…

  2. Amos Lee

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Philadelphia has a long and storied music tradition. Folk-soul troubadour Amos Lee now adds his own chapter to that history with his self-titled debut. Philadelphia has a long and storied music tradition. Folk-soul troubadour Amos Lee now adds his own chapter to that history with his self…

  3. In the Clear

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST New York trio Ivy is very likely tired of winter—what else would explain the positively spring-like vibe that permeates "In the Clear"? On their fourth album of original material, bandmates Dom New York trio Ivy is very likely tired of winter—what else would explain the positively…

  4. South By Southwest Diary: March 17

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the second installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marte South By Southwest Diary: March 17 Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW)…

  5. Billboard Bits: John Whitehead, Duran Duran, Talib Kweli

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on John Whitehead, Duran Duran, Talib Kweli In the wake of the May 2004 shooting death of R&B songwriter/artist John Whitehead, his widow Elnor has created the John Whitehead There's No Stoppin' the Music Foundation and plans to open the John C. Whitehead Charter School for…

  6. Chicano Music Great Lalo Guerrero Dies

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Eduardo "Lalo" Guerrero Jr., who for 60 years created songs in Spanish and English chronicling the Mexican-American experience, including Pachuco music later used in the play "Zoot Suit," has died. He Eduardo "Lalo" Guerrero Jr., who for 60 years created songs in…

  7. Jackson's Ex-Housekeeper: Kids Ran Wild

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST A former housekeeper for Michael Jackson testified at the entertainer's molestation trial that she called his Neverland ranch "Pinocchio's Pleasure Island" because children were allowed to run wild wi A former housekeeper for Michael Jackson testified at the entertainer&…

  8. Bassist McClelland Exits Snow Patrol

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock act Snow Patrol has parted ways with bassist Mark McClelland. U.K. rock act Snow Patrol has parted ways with bassist Mark McClelland. "Following a life-changing year in 2004, Snow Patrol found themselves under a whole set of new and unexpected pressures," reads a post on…

  9. Ask Billboard

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Bryan Adams, Sheryl Crow, Fleetwood Mac and more. BRYAN AND SHERYL Keith, I have a couple A&M/Interscope questions for you. Are there any plans to release Bryan Adams' "Room Service" in the United States? Also, there was…

  10. Notes From The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 20th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner, held last night (March 14) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. U2, the Pretenders, Buddy Guy, Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 20th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction…

  11. Jackson Accuser Explains Earlier Denial

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's accuser testified today (March 15) that he told a school administrator the singer didn't molest him because schoolmates were "making fun of me" and he wanted them to stop. Michael Jackson's accuser testified today (March 15) that he told a school…

  12. Nicks Making 'Dreams' Come True In Vegas

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Stevie Nicks will begin a four-night stand at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas on May 10, under the moniker "Dreams." Stevie Nicks will begin a four-night stand at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas on May 10, under the moniker "Dreams." …

  13. Slipknot Drummer Launches Label

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Slipknot drummer M. Shawn Crahan, better-known as Clown or #6, has launched his own label, Big Orange Clown Records. Slipknot drummer M. Shawn Crahan, better-known as Clown or #6, has launched his own label, Big Orange Clown Records. The imprint falls under the Sanctuary Records umbrella; its…

  14. Jackson Accuser Says Nothing Bad Happened

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's accuser acknowledged under cross-examination today (March 14) that he told a teacher nothing bad had happened to him at the singer's ranch. Michael Jackson's accuser acknowledged under cross-examination today (March 14) that he told a teacher nothing bad had…

  15. Angel of Retribution

    March 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Judas Priest fans have been greatly anticipating the arrival of "Angel of Retribution." And "classic Priest" is the only way to describe the musical reunion of vocalist Rob Halford with guitarists Gle Judas Priest fans have been greatly anticipating the arrival of "…

  16. Mould Prepping New Solo 'Song'

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Husker Du/Sugar leader Bob Mould has signed with Yep Roc, which is planning a July 26 release for his new album, tentatively titled "Body of Song. As tipped here last year, former Husker Du/Sugar leader Bob Mould has signed with Yep Roc, which is planning a July 26 release for his…

  17. FBI Closes Notorious B.I.G Investigation

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The FBI has closed its investigation into the 1997 murder of rap star Notorious B.I.G., abandoning the theory that a rogue police officer may have been involved in the slaying. The FBI has closed its investigation into the 1997 murder of rap star Notorious B.I.G., abandoning the theory that a…

  18. Fat Joe Gives His 'All' On New CD, Nelly Tour

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper Fat Joe has set an April 26 release date for his new Terror Squad/Atlantic album "All or Nothing." Rapper Fat Joe has set an April 26 release date for his new Terror Squad/Atlantic album "All or Nothing." Although the full track list is not confirmed, the set will…

  19. Jackson Trial Resumes After Arrest Threat

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson went AWOL from his child molestation trial today (March 10) and was nearly jailed before he finally showed up more than an hour late, in his pajama bottoms and slippers, to listen to h Michael Jackson went AWOL from his child molestation trial today (March 10) and was nearly…

  20. Perry Rocks The Basement On New Solo Set

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Instead of flying across the country or even driving to the other side of his Boston home base, he simply walked down the stairs and flipped on the lights in his basement home studio, the Boneyard. Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry didn't have far to travel when it came time to polish the…

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