Indie Acts Rock For 'Take Action' CD

Indie Acts Rock For 'Take Action' CD

Taking Back Sunday, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, NOFX, Coheed & Cambria and Mastodon are among the acts contributing songs to the compilation "Take Action! Volume 4."
Gretchen Wilson To Tour With Big & Rich

Gretchen Wilson To Tour With Big & Rich

Hot country acts Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich will co-headline a fall arena tour, Billboard.biz has learned. The outing will begin Nov. 5 at the Convocation Center in Dekalb, Ill., and work its way west through a December finale yet to be announced.
Cash Auction Yields $1.2 Million On First Day

Cash Auction Yields $1.2 Million On First Day

An auction of items from Johnny Cash's estate took in $1.24 million on its first day yesterday (Sept. 14), as collectors paid as much as 15 times the expected amount for the late country music star's belongings.
Jackson Boots McGraw From No. 1

Jackson Boots McGraw From No. 1

Country star Alan Jackson scores the third stay of his career in The Billboard 200 penthouse with his latest Arista Nashville set, "What I Do." With opening week sales of 178,000 copies, Jackson ends the two-week reign of Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying" (Curb), which falls to No. 2 on a 33% sales slide to 153,000 copies.
Moore Compiles Music That Inspired 'Fahrenheit'

Moore Compiles Music That Inspired 'Fahrenheit'

Due Oct. 5, "Songs and Artists That Inspired Fahrenheit 9/11" boasts cuts by Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, System Of A Down, Pearl Jam and the Clash, among others.
Hurricane Ivan Scotches Swampstock

Hurricane Ivan Scotches Swampstock

The threat of Hurricane Ivan has forced Louisiana promoters to postpone or cancel several concerts scheduled for the coming days.
Britney Bolsters 'Hits' With New Song, Rarity

Britney Bolsters 'Hits' With New Song, Rarity

As expected, Britney Spears will offer up a new song and a rare track in addition to her cover of "My Prerogative" on "Greatest Hits," due Nov. 9 via Jive. The new cut is "Do Somethin'," while "(I've Just Begun) Having My Fun," previously available on the European "In the Zone" DVD, will appear for the first time on a North American release.
BRMC Presses On, With Or Without Drummer

BRMC Presses On, With Or Without Drummer

Despite rumors to the contrary, rock act Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has not split up and is at work on its third studio album, according to bassist/vocalist Robert Turner.
Usher, OutKast, Kanye Lead AMA Nominees

Usher, OutKast, Kanye Lead AMA Nominees

With four nominations, R&B hitmaker Usher tops the list of contenders for the 32nd annual American Music Awards. Superstar rap duo OutKast and hip-hop newcomer Kanye West garnered three nominations apiece. The awards will be presented Nov. 14 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium, in a ceremony to be aired live on ABC.
Reed, Walkmen Join Modest Mouse's 'Party'

Reed, Walkmen Join Modest Mouse's 'Party'

Lou Reed, the Walkmen and the Eagles Of Death Metal have joined the lineup for the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, to be held Nov. 6-7 at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Calif.

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