1. Hot Product

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Trapt/Switchfoot Sonic Success When the singles "Meant to Live" and "Dare You to Move" exploded, propelling sales of 2003's "The Beautiful Letdown" past the 2 million mark, Switchfoot looked like rock music's latest overnight success story. In truth,…

  2. Hot Product

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Institute Institute In Session Former Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale certainly isn't new to Billboard's charts, but his most recent band, Institute, is. Its first single, "Bullet-Proof Skin," is No. 31 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock tally, ahead of this week's…

  3. Bluesman Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown Dies

    September 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, the singer and guitarist who built a 50-year career playing blues, country, jazz and Cajun music, died yesterday (Sept. 10) in his hometown of Orange, Texas, where he had g Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, the singer and guitarist who built a 50-year…

  4. This Day in Music

    September 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Police announce that Miguel Dega, president of Spain's biggest indie label, Max Music, has been arrested on charges of kidnapping and the attempted murder of his former partner, Ricardo 2001 - Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country…

  5. Charles Says Hello, Goodbye With Box, Duets

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In celebration of what would have been the 75th birthday of Ray Charles, Rhino is releasing two albums by the icon Sept. 20. In celebration of what would have been the 75th birthday of Ray Charles, Rhino is releasing two albums by the icon Sept. 20: a collection of duets, "Genius and…

  6. 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 -…

  7. 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…

  8. Multi-Network Broadcast To Benefit Katrina Victims

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks are among the artists that will perform during "Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast" a live telethon to be U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks are…

  9. Dashboard Club Shows To Benefit Katrina Victims

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dashboard Confessional will donate proceeds from three upcoming club shows to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Dashboard Confessional will donate proceeds from three upcoming club shows to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. The performances will take place Sept. 18 in Toronto, Sept. 19 in…

  10. This Day in Music

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Alan Jackson and his wife, Denise, lead 2,300 motorcyclists on a charity ride in Nashville. Jackson is grand marshal for Rolling Titan Thunder 3, benefiting the Chris Sanders Foundation 2003 - The Recording Industry Association of America announces the filing of more…

  11. Franti Preaching Peace, Charity At San Fran Fest

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Like countless other musicians and organizations across the country, Michael Franti's annual Power to the Peaceful festival has a crucial new task this year: offering aid to victims of Hurricane Katri Like countless other musicians and organizations across the country, Michael Franti&…

  12. Kozelek's New Album Muse: Modest Mouse

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Equally at home with putting his unique spin on songs by AC/DC, Neil Diamond and John Denver as he is recording his own compositions, Mark Kozelek further indulges his interpretive bent on his next al Equally at home with putting his unique spin on songs by AC/DC, Neil Diamond and John Denver…

  13. 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…

  14. Elton Talks

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. At the top of every hour the clock in Elton John's dressing room at Caesars Palace breaks wind. And every hour, the farting clock makes John laugh. The British superstar has every reason to smile. His Las Vegas run, in which he alternates…

  15. Kanye West Rips Bush During NBC Telethon

    September 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT It began with jazz from New Orleans natives Harry Connick Jr. and Wynton Marsalis. But "A Concert for Hurricane Relief," a heartfelt benefit aired on NBC last night, took an unexpected turn thanks to It began, fittingly enough, with jazz from New Orleans natives Harry Connick Jr.…

  16. Elton Agenda: Sitcoms, Sequels, Musicals

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With deference to James Brown, Elton John may be the hardest-working man in show business. In addition to his ongoing touring schedule and engagement in Las Vegas, John is working on a number of proje With deference to James Brown, Elton John may be the hardest-working man in show business.…

  17. Blues Veteran R.L. Burnside Dies

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum Records in the 1990s, died today in a Memphis hospital. He was 78. Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum…

  18. Institute

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bush Frontman Commits To New Band Former Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale certainly isn't new to Billboard's charts, but his most recent band, Institute, is. Its first single, "Bullet-Proof Skin," last week entered Billboard's online exclusive Mainstream Rock airplay…

  19. This Day in Music

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Songwriter Harold Clayton, who co-wrote the SOS Band hit "Take Your Time (Do It Right)," is killed in a hit-and-run accident in Los Angeles. He is 53.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Carl Wayne, the former lead…

  20. 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…

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