1. The Mooney Suzuki Inks With V2

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New York rock band the Mooney Suzuki can thank Madison Avenue and Hollywood for keeping its music alive when the going got tough. New York rock band the Mooney Suzuki can thank Madison Avenue and Hollywood for keeping its music alive when the going got tough. Despite being a casualty of the…

  2. This Day in Music

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Carolyn Dawn Johnson is again the big winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards, held in Calgary, Alberta. In addition to top female, Johnson takes home trophies for top single and top 2003 - Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel announce their first tour since 1994. 2003 -…

  3. Rock Acts Plug In For Katrina Benefits

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Bad Religion and Rise Against are among the hard-hitting punk and rock acts confirmed for "Unite the United," an all-star concert event to benefit victims of Hurricane Ka The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Bad Religion and Rise Against are among the hard…

  4. moe. Plans Lake Placid 'Snoe.down'

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran jam band moe. is planning to host a March 17-19 festival in Lake Placid, N.Y. Snoe.down will open the Adirondack Almost Springfest event in the resort town that hosted the 1932 and 1980 Winter Veteran jam band moe. is planning to host a March 17-19 festival in Lake Placid, N.Y. Snoe…

  5. Paisley, Womack Lead CMA Nominees

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With six nominations each, Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack are in front of the field for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Toby Keith and Keith Urban each netted four nods, while Sugarl With six nominations each, Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack are in front of the field for the…

  6. Final 2005 CMA Awards Nominees

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Final nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards Below are the final nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. The 39th annual event will be held Nov. 15 at New York's Madison Square Garden and broadcast live on CBS. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Kenny…

  7. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, 63, is rushed to the hospital with an undisclosed stomach illness, just hours before he is due to perform in his hometown of Gorilla, Ontario 2004 - Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand wins the 2004 Nationwide…

  8. Jay-Z Backs Kanye's Bush Comments

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rap mogul Jay-Z is standing behind Def Jam colleague Kanye West in the wake of the latter's comments during Friday's telethon to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina. West declared that "George Bush d Rap mogul Jay-Z is standing behind Def Jam colleague Kanye West in the wake…

  9. Top Acts Added To 'ReAct Now' Hurricane Special

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A host of top acts have joined the bill for Saturday's (Sept. 10) "ReAct Now: Music & Relief" special, which, as previously reported, will air live on MTV, VH1 and CMT and raise funds for victims A host of top acts have joined the bill for Saturday's (Sept. 10) "…

  10. 'Hour' Is Nigh For New Warren G CD

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rapper Warren G has aligned with Hawino/Lightyear for the Oct. 11 release of his first album in four years. Veteran artist Warren G has aligned with Hawino/Lightyear for the Oct. 11 release of his first album in four years. "In the Mid-Nite Hour" is led by the singles "…

  11. Kanye Eyeing Tour With Common

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West is eyeing a fall tour with Common, Fantasia and Keyshia Cole, according to his booking agent, Jeff Frasco of Creative Artists Agency. Kanye West is eyeing a fall tour with Common, Fantasia and Keyshia Cole, according to his booking agent, Jeff Frasco of Creative Artists Agency. A…

  12. CHART BEAT

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mariah Carey, Meli'sa Morgan, Freddie Jackson and more. SENSE OF BELONGING: For only the sixth time in the history of the Hot 100, the top two positions on The Billboard Hot 100 are held by the same lead artist. It is the first time that…

  13. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Van Morrison becomes the first inductee to the Hot Press Irish Music Hall of Fame (IMHF) at a ceremony in Dublin.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Panamanian Singer/songwriter and actor Ruben Blades begins his tenure as…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>New York's hip-hop community comes out at New York's New Age Cabaret in support of the Black August Hip-Hop Collective. The organization's third-annual benefit concert features appearanc 2004 - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state…

  15. 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, "…

  16. Simone, Withers Bolstered For DualDiscs

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG will re-release material from R&B performer Bill Withers and legendary soul singer Nina Simone in the form of two DualDisc albums due on Oct. 11. Sony BMG will re-release material from R&B performer Bill Withers and legendary soul singer Nina Simone in the form of two…

  17. Exclusive: Toby Keith Reveals Label, Film Plans

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Using the slogan "The only thing we take seriously is the music," country superstar Toby Keith and veteran Nashville record executive Scott Borchetta will kick off their new joint label venture Sept. Using the slogan "The only thing we take seriously is the music," country…

  18. Vegoose Adds Beck, High-Profile Evening Shows

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Beck, Sleater-Kinney and Devendra Banhart have joined the bill for the Oct. 29-30 event at Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium. The talent pool for the first Vegoose festival continues to grow. Beck, Sleater-Kinney and Devendra Banhart have joined the bill for the Oct. 29-30 event at Las Vegas&…

  19. Broken Social Scene Hitting The Road After All

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Although Broken Social Scene was mulling the bare minimum of fall touring in support of its upcoming self-titled Arts & Crafts album, the Canadian collective has opted to hit the road after all. Although Broken Social Scene was mulling the bare minimum of fall touring in support of its…

  20. Maiden Manager Speaks Out On Ozzfest Flap

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Iron Maiden manager Ron Smallwood has spoken out about the strange turn of events that took place during the band's final Ozzfest set Saturday in San Bernardino, Calif. Iron Maiden manager Ron Smallwood has spoken out about the strange turn of events that took place during the band'…

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