1. Anastasio Sets Track List, Tour Dates

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Trey Anastasio has settled on the track list for his first album since Phish's summer 2004 split. As previously reported, the Brendan O'Brien-produced "Shine" is due Nov. 1 as a DualDisc via Columbia. Trey Anastasio has settled on the track list for his first album since…

  2. Verve Boxes Up 'Remixed' Collections

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Verve will on Nov. 1 unveil a four-disc boxed set featuring its three prior "Verve Remixed" albums plus a bonus disc with previously unreleased material. Verve will on Nov. 1 unveil a four-disc boxed set featuring its three prior "Verve Remixed" albums plus a bonus disc…

  3. Hot Product

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Dancehall star Sean Paul's "The Trinity" (VP/Atlantic). R&B veteran Toni Braxton's studio debut for Blackground/Universal, "Libra." Blues patriarch Buddy Guy's "Bring 'Em In,…

  4. Keys Nearly Had Bruce, Keef For 'Unplugged'

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys' "Unplugged" CD/DVD (due Oct. 11 via J) has no shortage of special guests, including Common, Mos Def, Damian Marley and Maroon 5's Adam Levine. But the project nearly got a major lift from Alicia Keys' " Unplugged " CD/DVD (due Oct. 11 via J) has…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses INXS, chart rules, feats and more with readers. GOOD FORTUNE Fred, If you’ve been following the "Rock Star: INXS" TV series, you know that Canadian J.D. Fortune has been selected as the new lead singer of INXS. I think it’s an inspired choice. His slightly bad…

  6. Taking Back Sunday Begins Work On WB Debut

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The as-yet-untitled set will be released sometime in 2006 and will be the follow-up to 2004's "Where You Want To Be." As expected, Taking Back Sunday has begun work on its Warner Bros. debut in Los Angeles with producer Eric Valentine. The as-yet-untitled set will be released…

  7. Wilco's Tweedy To Tour Solo

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy will spend the bulk of November on a solo tour, which will kick off Nov. 5 in Madison, Wis., and run through Nov. 22 in London. Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy will spend the bulk of November on a solo tour, which will kick off Nov. 5 in Madison, Wis., and run through…

  8. Allen Toussaint: A New Orleans Legend's Survival Story

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Like many natives of New Orleans, Allen Toussaint is an old hand when it comes to hurricanes. So, as Hurricane Katrina approached the Gulf Coast Aug. 29, Toussaint, 67, was not one to become too alarmed. He made his usual preparations, shoring up…

  9. Waits Files Suit Against GM Unit

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tom Waits said today (Sept. 15) he has filed a lawsuit against a unit of automaker General Motors Corp. and a German advertising agency for allegedly using a soundalike in a series of European ads. Tom Waits said today (Sept. 15) he has filed a lawsuit against a unit of automaker General…

  10. This Day in Music

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Sheryl Crow and friends stage a free concert for 25,000 lucky fans in New York's Central Park. Crow's guests include Sara McLachlan, Chrissie Hynde, Stevie Nicks, Eric Clapton, the Dixie 2003 - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion previews a slew of new songs during…

  11. Stars To Join Jackson For Katrina Single

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has recruited pop superstar Mariah Carey, Snoop Dogg, Jay Z and James Brown and other top artists to perform on a charity single for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, his spokesperson Michael Jackson has recruited pop superstar Mariah Carey, Snoop Dogg, Jay Z and James Brown…

  12. Lauper's 'Body Acoustic' Reinvents Hits

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cyndi Lauper revisits her career highlights in a new setting on "The Body Acoustic," her ninth studio album, due Nov. 8 via Daylight/Epic. Cyndi Lauper revisits her career highlights in a new setting on "The Body Acoustic," her ninth studio album, due Nov. 8 via Daylight…

  13. Music Remains Substantial Source Of Katrina Aid

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks following the devastating Hurricane Katrina, a host of music-related initiatives are raising funds for those suffering the effects of the storm. Two weeks following the devastating Hurricane Katrina, a host of music-related initiatives are raising funds for those suffering the…

  14. Hot Product

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The latest album from singer/songwriter David Gray, "A Day in the Life" (ATO/RCA). The soundtrack to Cameron Crowe's new film "Elizabethtown" (RCA), featuring My Morning Jacket, Tom Petty, Ryan…

  15. Ray Charles' Sound Engineer Cleared

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A judge yesterday (Sept. 8) dismissed the criminal case against an award-winning sound engineer who was accused of stealing master recordings from the late Ray Charles valued at $8 million, officials A judge yesterday (Sept. 8) dismissed the criminal case against an award-winning sound…

  16. West 'Registers' No. 1 Album Debut

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With "Late Registration," Kanye West rules the school as his sophomore Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam album makes a chart-topping bow on The Billboard 200 this week. After a few weeks of relatively low-key activ With "Late Registration," Kanye West rules the school as his sophomore…

  17. Billboard Bits: Lambchop, Omarion, White Stripes

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Lambchop, Omarion, White Stripes Lambchop teams with Nashville electronica duo Hands Off Cuba on the appropriately named EP "CoLab," due Oct. 11 via Merge. The project finds the two acts enmeshed in each other's music; opener "Prepared" was penned by Lambchop…

  18. Tunes On TV

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 29 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Brooks & Dunn (also scheduled: Sandra Day O'Connor). "Today," NBC Featured artist: Rihanna. "CKY…

  19. Billboard Bits: Ashlee Simpson, Alicia Keys, Van Zant

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Ashlee Simpson, Alicia Keys, Van Zant Ahead of the Oct. 18 release of her sophomore Geffen album, "I Am Me," Ashlee Simpson has begun confirming North American tour dates. The trek will begin Sept. 21 in Portland and run through Oct. 9 in New Orleans. This week, Simpson will…

  20. For Kanye, Confidence Is King

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For those familiar with Kanye West's well-documented braggadocio, it may come as a surprise that the rapper/producer found plenty wrong with his Grammy Award-winning debut, "The College Dropout." With his sophomore effort, "…

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