1. R&B, Jazz Acts Salute 'Charlie Brown Christmas'

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Vanessa Williams, Toni Braxton, Brian McKnight and Chaka Khan have all lent their talents to an upcoming "A Charlie Brown Christmas" tribute album. Vanessa Williams, Toni Braxton, Brian McKnight and Chaka Khan have all lent their talents to an upcoming "A Charlie Brown…

  2. Death Cab Cracks Billboard Singles Charts

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Death Cab For Cutie's debut album for Atlantic, "Plans," won't be released until next Tuesday (Aug. 30), but the jump to a major label is already paying off. Death Cab For Cutie's debut album for Atlantic, "Plans," won't be released until next Tuesday …

  3. Stones Kick Off 'Bigger Bang' Tour In Boston

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Calling Boston a "champion city," Mick Jagger and the rest of the Rolling Stones kicked off their A Bigger Bang world tour last night (Aug. 21) at Fenway Park with the familiar "Start Me Up." The trek Calling Boston a "champion city," Mick Jagger and the rest of…

  4. TunesOnTV

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 22-28, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 22 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: Common, Hilary Duff, Haylie Duff. Show Description: Syndicated weekday variety show. Check local listings! "TRL,…

  5. Nearly 15, Oasis Still Swaggering

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It has often been a rocky decade, but Oasis has rolled with it. Reinvigorating the dreary British music scene of the pre-Britpop 1990s, these dropouts hailing from a Manchester, England, housing project sparkled and soared like the champagne…

  6. Audioslave Kicking Off Fall Tour Next Month

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Audioslave's first extensive North American tour in support of its sophomore album, "Out of Exile," will begin Sept. 25 in San Francisco. Audioslave's first extensive North American tour in support of its sophomore album, "Out of Exile," will begin Sept. 25 in…

  7. Trapt Taking Blindside, Aphasia On The Road

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock act Trapt will hit the road this fall with Blindside and Aphasia in tow. Modern rock act Trapt will hit the road this fall with Blindside and Aphasia in tow. The groups will spend most of the next three months on tour in North America, beginning Sept. 10 in Boston and running…

  8. Paisley's 'Time' Has Come

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When it comes to country music concerts, cowboy hats are usually the headgear of choice. However, lately when Brad Paisley looks out from the stage, he sees a lot of lampshades -- thanks to his hit single "Alcohol." Fans have…

  9. Live Signs With Epic, Album Due In November

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran modern rock act Live has signed with Epic after ending its decade-plus association with Radioactive/MCA. Veteran modern rock act Live has signed with Epic after ending its decade-plus association with Radioactive/MCA. The group's manager, Chris Hardin, tells Billboard.com a new…

  10. Carey's 'Together' Notches 12 No. 1 Weeks

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Of the 20 weeks Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" has been on the Billboard Hot 100, a dozen have now been spent in the No. 1 position. The track's reign was interrupted for just one frame, thanks t Of the 20 weeks Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" has…

  11. Filming Completed On Germs Biopic

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Now, his story will be told in the forthcoming biopic "What We Do Is Secret." The end of the 1970s saw California's punk scene explode, spawning such bands as Black Flag, X, the Dead Kennedys and the Germs. The latter was fronted by a daredevil with a death wish, Darby Crash,…

  12. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>DMX and Lauryn Hill are the big winners at the 1999 Source Hip-Hop Awards at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. DMX goes home with artist and live performer of the year, while Hill takes 2004 - Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein dies in his sleep at…

  13. Bright Eyes Heading Back On The Road

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Conor Oberst will return to the road with Bright Eyes this fall, beginning Oct. 22 in Santa Barbara, Calif. Whereas Bright Eyes' spring/summer tour found Oberst backed by the Faint and largely perform Conor Oberst will return to the road with Bright Eyes this fall, beginning Oct. 22 at…

  14. Cagle Tackles Bon Jovi On New Album

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When Chris Cagle's new manager Doc McGhee (Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Kiss) asked the country singer to consider covering Bon Jovi's '80s classic "Wanted Dead or Alive" for his upcoming third studio album When Chris Cagle's new manager Doc McGhee (Motley Crue, Bon…

  15. TunesOnTV

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 15-21, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 15 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Brad Paisley. "TRL," MTV Featured artist: Mario, Backstreet Boys. "Access Granted: Scream Tour IV," BET…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses charts and more with readers. MAYBE WE NEED A PUBLICIST Dear Fred, I read your column every week and find it endlessly fascinating as my interest in the pop charts goes back many years, as will become evident by my question to you. I read with interest the letters in…

  17. Stones Delight Toronto Club Crowd

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The group played four cuts from the new Virgin album, "A Bigger Bang," including opener "Rough Justice," the blues-driven "Back of My Hand" and "Infamy," featuring Keith Richards on vocals. The Rolling Stones entertained 1,100 lucky fans last night (Aug…

  18. Lloyd Banks, Young Buck Arrested In New York

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT G-Unit rappers Lloyd Banks and Young Buck were released without bail today (Aug. 9) following their arrest on felony gun possession charges after a concert in Manhattan. G-Unit rappers Lloyd Banks and Young Buck were released without bail today (Aug. 9) following their arrest on felony gun…

  19. Billboard Bits: MTV VMAs, Dianne Reeves, Pink Floyd

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV VMAs, Dianne Reeves, Pink Floyd Billboard Bits: MTV VMAs, Dianne Reeves, Pink Floyd Shakira and Ludacris have been added to the performance lineup for the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards. They will join previously announced acts Mariah Carey, the Killers, Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson…

  20. Big Boi Unfurls Purple Ribbon At Virgin

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT OutKast principal Big Boi is ramping up for the launch of his Purple Ribbon imprint via Virgin. The first release will be a compilation from the Purple Ribbon All-Stars on Oct. 4, led by the single "K OutKast principal Big Boi is ramping up for the launch of his Purple Ribbon imprint via…

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