1. Billboard Bits: Amon Tobin, Lionel Richie, Ted Leo

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Amon Tobin, Lionel Richie, Ted Leo Electronica artist Amon Tobin will create the soundtrack for the video game "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory," due out in time for the holiday season. Ninja Tune Records will release a companion soundtrack album with extended…

  2. Tankian, Morello Assemble 'Axis' Compilation

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The July 17 concert at Hollywood's Avalon, spearheaded by System Of A Down's Serj Tankian and Audioslave's Tom Morello as part of their non-profit Axis of Justice political organization, will be relea The July 17 concert at Hollywood's Avalon, spearheaded by System Of A…

  3. 2004 MTV Video Music Awards Winners

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Awards winners Here are the winners for the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, presented Aug. 29 in Miami. Best group video: "It's My Life," No Doubt. Best male video: "Yeah!," Usher. Best video of the year: "Hey Ya!," OutKast. BEst female…

  4. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Aug. 30-Sept. 5)

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2004) Well, the Olympics are over... Watching the closing ceremonies and the MTV Video Music Awards was a challenge, but I was up for it. I have to say, I'm going to miss being able to turn…

  5. 36TunesOnTV

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 30 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artist: Kris Kristofferson announces 2004 CMA Awards nominees (also scheduled: Maggie Gyllenhaal). "CMT Insider: CMA Special Edition,…

  6. Pearl Jam, Mudhoney Rock For Votes

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, comedian David Cross, Queensryche, X's John Doe and producer/multi-instrumentalist Jon Brion are among the acts confirmed to perform at No Vote Left Behind, a festival/political f Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, comedian David Cross, Queensryche, X's John Doe and producer…

  7. Ashanti, Latifah Off To Muppets' 'Oz'

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ashanti will star in an original ABC television movie tentatively titled "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz." Ashanti will star in an original ABC television movie tentatively titled "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz." In addition, Queen Latifah is in final negotiations to…

  8. Injury Forces Helmet To Revise Tour

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The trek was due to kick off Sept. 17 in Atlanta but will now get underway in early October. Hard rock act Helmet has been forced to push back the start of its first tour in seven years after group leader Page Hamilton broke his collar bone in a mountain biking accident. The trek was due to…

  9. 35TunesOnTV

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 23-29, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 23 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Shedaisy. "The Biz," CNNfn Featured artists: Asia, Boyz II Men. "Totally Obsessed," VH1 Featured artist:…

  10. Billboard Bits: Atlantic, MoveOn, Kristofferson

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Atlantic, MoveOn, Kristofferson Atlantic Records is about to shift into full-throttle promotion mode for several key rap projects. The "Joint Chiefs" campaign rolls out with the Oct. 19 reissue of Twista's "Kamikaze." The original version counts 29 weeks on…

  11. Tragically Hip Plans U.S. Dates

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Tragically Hip will kick off a U.S. tour Sept. 18 in Detroit. The Tragically Hip will kick off a U.S. tour Sept. 18 in Detroit. The veteran Canadian rock act will be touring in support of its latest album, "In Between Evolution" (Zoe/Rounder Records). The group will play 21…

  12. 15th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be presented Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville, Ky. The show is the centerpiece of the International Music Bluegrass Mus Below are the nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be…

  13. Chris Robinson Bags Fall Tour

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chris Robinson has canceled plans for a fall tour with his band New Earth Mud, amid growing speculation that he may re-team with his brother Rich under the Black Crowes moniker. Chris Robinson has canceled plans for a fall tour with his band New Earth Mud, amid growing speculation that he may…

  14. Billboard Bits: KCRW, Steve Earle, Raven-Symone

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on KCRW, Steve Earle, Raven-Symone Coldplay's Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland, Nellie McKay and Rilo Kiley have signed on for influential California radio station KCRW's fourth annual benefit concert, A Sounds Eclectic Evening. Additional artists will be added to the bill for…

  15. Reunited Helmet Plans Road Run

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Helmet will launch its first tour in seven years Sept. 17 in Atlanta. The headlining tour will visit clubs, with 28 stops confirmed through an Oct. 30 show in Anaheim, Calif. More dates are expected. Helmet will launch its first tour in seven years Sept. 17 in Atlanta. The headlining tour…

  16. Hot Product

    August 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Talking Heads Heads Up! Rhino Records this week will release two retrospectives celebrating the work of influential quartet Talking Heads. The label's revamp of the live package "The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads" marks the first CD issue of a fan-favorite release from…

  17. Peace Sells . . . But Who's Buying?

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In 1984, infuriated at being kicked out of Metallica, Dave Mustaine formed Megadeth to get some payback. "Peace Sells . . . In 1984, infuriated at being kicked out of Metallica, Dave Mustaine formed Megadeth to get some payback. "Peace Sells . . . But Who's Buying?" is…

  18. One Day Remains

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Do not judge Alter Bridge's debut by opening cut "Find the Real." Musically, the song is straight out of Soundgarden, but vocalist Myles Kennedy can't help that his sultry voice has the same timbre as Do not judge Alter Bridge's debut by opening cut "Find the…

  19. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z, John Denver, Valdés/Cigala, Zombies

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Jay-Z, John Denver, Valdés/Cigala, Zombies With the NBA Board of Governors' unanimous approval yesterday (Aug. 11) of the sale of the New Jersey Nets, Jay-Z is officially in the business of basketball. The retiring rapper is a minority investor in an ownership group headed by…

  20. Rascal Flatts Plans Road Rally

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With a new album around the corner, country act Rascal Flatts has firmed up details of a supporting road trip that will kick off Oct. 2 in Annapolis, Md. With a new album around the corner, country act Rascal Flatts has firmed up details of a supporting road trip that will kick off Oct. 2 in…

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