1. Hot Product

    August 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brooks & Dunn 'Deluxe' Accommodations After more than a decade reigning as country music's most successful duo, one might think Brooks & Dunn would be concerned about Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry and other twosomes looking to take over their perch. But on their new…

  2. 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…

  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. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Carey Still No. 1 As 'Together' Goes To 11

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For an 11th non-consecutive time, Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" finds itself on top of the Billboard Hot 100. The track also holds at No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, where it has r For an 11th non-consecutive time, Mariah Carey's "We Belong…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. MMJ, Elton, Petty Head 'Elizabethtown' Soundtrack

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Although the full track list has not been finalized, My Morning Jacket, Elton John, Tom Petty and Ryan Adams are confirmed to appear on the "Elizabethtown" soundtrack. Although the full track list has not been finalized, My Morning Jacket, Elton John, Tom Petty and Ryan Adams are…

  15. Usher, 50 Cent Lead Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Winners

    August 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Representing the best of both worlds, Usher and 50 Cent tied for top winner at the Billboard-American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) 2005 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show. The popular R&B and rap/hip-hop Representing the best of both worlds, Usher and 50 Cent tied for top winner at the Billboard…

  16. Nickel Creek Lays Out Lengthy Tour

    August 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nickel Creek has laid out a schedule of tour dates that will keep the bluegrass-leaning act on the road through the end of the year. Nickel Creek has laid out a schedule of tour dates that will keep the bluegrass-leaning act on the road through the end of the year. The run opens Sept. 30 with…

  17. Elton Expands 'Captain Fantastic' With Live Tracks

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Island has set a Sept. 13 release date for a double-disc version of Elton John's "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy" to celebrate the album's 30th anniversary. The reissue will be accompanie Island has set a Sept. 13 release date for a double-disc version of…

  18. CHART BEAT

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mariah Carey, Gretchen Wilson, Bellamy Brothers, Josh Gracin, Babyface, Natasha Bedingfield, Sugarland, the Rolling Stones and more. DOUBLE DIGITS: Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" (Island) is on top of the Billboard Hot 100…

  19. Court Allows Jackson Case Secrecy To Stand

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A recent court decision allowing the Michael Jackson case to stand as a precedent on secrecy could shut off public access to information in high-profile cases, some legal experts say. A recent court decision allowing the Michael Jackson case to stand as a precedent on secrecy could shut off…

  20. Tunes on TV

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 1-7, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 1 "Total Request Live (TRL)," MTV Featured artist: Bobby Valentino. "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artists: Switchfoot, Teairra Mari. "Tavis Smiley," PBS…

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