Blind Boys Round Up All Stars To 'Tell It'

Blind Boys Round Up All Stars To 'Tell It'

The Blind Boys Of Alabama have recruited a star-studded cast to help fill out their upcoming album, "Go Tell It on the Mountain," due Sept. 16 via Real World Records. The disc will be the legendary vocal group's first holiday album and third overall for Real World, following 2001's "Spirit of the Century" and last year's "Higher Ground."
'Bad Boys II' Notches Fourth Week On Top

'Bad Boys II' Notches Fourth Week On Top

Packed with tracks and collaborations by top rappers, the soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" leads The Billboard 200 for the fourth-straight week. U.S. sales of the Bad Boy/Universal album fell 22% to 121,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, but the soundtrack held a comfortable lead over the latest volume of "NOW That's What I Call Music."
Arthur Lee's Love Live On New Disc

Arthur Lee's Love Live On New Disc

Snapper Records is readying for an Oct. 7 release "The Forever Changes Concert," a live recording of Love with Arthur Lee performing the group's classic 1967 "Forever Changes" album earlier this year at London's Royal Festival Hall. The show will be released simultaneously on CD and DVD.
Ask Billboard

Ask Billboard

Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Hootie & the Blowfish, Liz Phair and Olivia.
Kenny Chesney Loses Bootlegger Ban

Kenny Chesney Loses Bootlegger Ban

A U.S. district judge in Knoxville, Tenn., has rejected country singer Kenny Chesney's request for a nationwide ban on merchandise bootleggers outside his concerts. Judge Leon Jordan said Chesney's failure to show the court an "official" T-shirt as evidence was key in his refusal to grant the merchandise ban.
Distillers Bare 'Fangs' On The Road

Distillers Bare 'Fangs' On The Road

Rock quartet the Distillers will launch a headlining U.S. tour Sept. 5 in San Diego. The Brody Armstrong-led group is fresh off the Lollapalooza tour and has recently wrapped work on its Sire debut, "Coral Fang," with producer Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters).
Top Acts Get In Gear With NASCAR

Top Acts Get In Gear With NASCAR

Warner Music Group (WMG) has forged a cross-promotional alliance with Chevrolet to plug its acts at NASCAR events, Billboard Bulletin reports. Under the deal, images of select WMG acts will be featured on Chevy-sponsored race cars, and those artists will perform at a NASCAR weekend in September in Richmond, Va.
The Tangled Web

The Tangled Web

The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Lulu.com, SongwriterUniverse and the Gospel Music Workshop of America.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

1999 - A record-setting 15-show stand by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J., comes to a close after grossing about $19 million.
THE TANGLED WEB

THE TANGLED WEB

The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Lulu.com, SongwriterUniverse and the Gospel Music Workshop of America.
Basement Jaxx Slips 'Kash' In Pocket

Basement Jaxx Slips 'Kash' In Pocket

U.K. dance duo Basement Jaxx has put the finishing touches on a new album, "Kish Kash," due in late October via Astralwerks.

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