1. 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…

  2. 34TunesOnTV

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 16-22, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 16 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Bruce Hornsby (also scheduled: Erica Kennedy, Tonya Lewis Lee, Crystal McCrary Anthony). "Total Request Live," MTV…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Rare Photos Reveal U2's 'Show'

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT More than 400 rare photographs and illustrations will chronicle U2's live performance history in the book "U2 Show: The Art of Touring." More than 400 rare photographs and illustrations will chronicle U2's live performance history in the book "U2 Show: The Art of…

  9. Richard Marx: Far From 'Gone'

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT When Richard Marx first heard his current single on the radio, it wasn't so much the song itself that excited him. It's what the DJ said afterward. When Richard Marx first heard his current single on the radio, it wasn't so much the song itself that excited him. It's what…

  10. Holland's 'Friends' Pack Third Big Band Album

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Smokey Robinson and the late Kirsty MacColl are among the artists collaborating with Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra on the third album in the "Small Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Smokey Robinson and the late Kirsty MacColl are among the…

  11. Oak Ridge Boy Suffers Heart Attack

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys is recovering from a mild heart attack, according to the group's publicist. William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys is recovering from a mild heart attack, according to the group's publicist. Golden, 65, widely recognized for his long gray…

  12. Billboard Bits: 50 Cent, Pixies, Miller/Keen

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on 50 Cent, Pixies, Miller/Keen 50 Cent will be among the guest voices heard in the forthcoming 16th season of the animated Fox series "The Simpsons." The G-Unit rapper will reportedly be featured in an episode dubbed "Pranksta Rap." No airdate has been set for the…

  13. Manager Denies Quotes On Crowes Board

    August 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Speculation is running rampant that Chris and Rich Robinson may reform the Black Crowes, based on meetings the famously feuding brothers recently held with former Crowes manager Pete Angelus. Speculation is running rampant that Chris and Rich Robinson may reform the Black Crowes, based on…

  14. Cleveland Draws Biggest 'Idol' Audition

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT James Pequignot battled heat and humidity, camped out all night at a football stadium and waited hours in line just to be told he wasn't good enough for "American Idol." But the 19-year-old from Cleve James Pequignot battled heat and humidity, camped out all night at a football…

  15. Lil' Jon, Foxy Brown Scratch Fashion Itch

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lil' Jon and Foxy Brown are getting into the fashion business, with their own lines of sunglasses and furs, respectively. Lil' Jon and Foxy Brown are getting into the fashion business, with their own lines of sunglasses and furs, respectively. Lil' Jon's line of limited…

  16. Update: Top Artists To Rock Swing States

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Updating a story first posted here yesterday (Aug. 3), artists such as Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M., the Dixie Chicks, John Mellencamp, Bright Eyes and the Dave Matthews Band have teamed up fo Updating a story first posted here yesterday (Aug. 3), artists such as Pearl Jam, Bruce…

  17. Billboard Bits: VMAs, Fashion Rocks, Jimmy Sturr

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on VMAs, Fashion Rocks, Jimmy Sturr Lil' Jon, Petey Pablo and Ying Yang Twins & Terror Squad featuring Fat Joe have joined the performance lineup for the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards. The 21st annual event is set for Aug. 29 at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. They join…

  18. Queensryche Has 'Healthy Start' On 'Mindcrime II'

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Frontman Geoff Tate admits to Billboard.com he's trying to sidestep pressure to top the original album or simply appease fans. As reported yesterday , 16 years after the release of "Operation: Mindcrime," Queensryche is writing the next chapter to the 1988 concept album that…

  19. Latin Jazz Musician Don Tosti Dies

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Don Tosti, a musician and composer who blended elements of jazz, boogie and blues to create the Latin "Pachuco" sound of the 1940s-era Zoot Suit culture died yesterday (Aug. 2) at his Palm Springs, Ca Don Tosti, a musician and composer who blended elements of jazz, boogie and blues…

  20. Billboard Bits: Chris Rock, Ben Folds, Badly Drawn Boy

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Chris Rock, Ben Folds, Badly Drawn Boy Comedian Chris Rock will release a new album, "Never Scared," Aug. 31 via Geffen. The set culls material from his HBO special of the same name in addition to a handful of music parodies and new comedy sketches. The first single, "…

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