1. New Music Seminar Lives On With Ropeadope

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The now-defunct New Music Seminar is remembered -- dimly, in the case of some fun-loving attendees -- as New York's major new music fiesta of the '80s and early '90s. The now-defunct New Music Seminar is remembered -- dimly, in the case of some fun-loving attendees -- as New…

  2. Billboard Bits: Love, ATP, Cullum/Charles

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Courtney Love, ATP, Cullum/Charles Despite ongoing legal and financial woes, Courtney Love is finally mounting a short tour with her all-girl backing band, the Chelsea. The five-date California swing begins Oct. 24 in San Diego and will proceed to San Francisco (Oct. 26), Santa Cruz …

  3. Reed, Roots, Macy To Rock For Vanity Fair

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lou Reed, the Roots and Macy Gray are among the acts confirmed for Vanity Fair and DKNY Jeans' "In Concert," to be held Oct. 21 at New York's Irving Plaza and Oct. 23 at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Ang Lou Reed, the Roots and Macy Gray are among the acts confirmed for…

  4. Reed, Walkmen Join Modest Mouse's 'Party'

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lou Reed, the Walkmen and the Eagles Of Death Metal have joined the lineup for the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, to be held Nov. 6-7 at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Calif. Lou Reed, the Walkmen and the Eagles Of Death Metal have joined the lineup for the All Tomorrow's Parties…

  5. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, 'Kerry-Oke,' ACLU

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, 'Kerry-Oke,' ACLU Toby Keith has joined the performance lineup for the 38th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Set for Nov. 9 at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House, the event will be hosted by Brooks & Dunn. The country duo and Shania Twain…

  6. Guitar String Maker Ernie Ball Dies

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ernie Ball, a pioneer maker of rock'n'roll guitar strings used by legions of artists from the Rolling Stones to Merle Travis, died yesterday (Sept. 9) at his home in San Luis Obispo, Calif. He was 74. Ernie Ball, a pioneer maker of rock'n'roll guitar strings used by…

  7. R.E.M. Reveals CD Tracklist, Tour Support

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M.'s upcoming North American tour will feature support from such acts as Joseph Arthur, Charlie Mars, Five Eight, Angela McCluskey and Now It's Overhead. The group will be on the road behind its u R.E.M.'s upcoming North American tour will feature support from such acts as…

  8. Live at Max's Kansas City

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With this two-disc set, Rhino jazzes up a crude-sounding but historic document from the Velvet Underground's summer 1970 stand at Max's Kansas City in New York. With this two-disc set, Rhino jazzes up a crude-sounding but historic document from the Velvet Underground's summer…

  9. 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…

  10. Reed, Simon, Mos Def Rock For Freedom

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lou Reed, Paul Simon and Mos Def are among the acts confirmed to perform at the Freedom Concert, sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Lou Reed, Paul Simon and Mos Def are among the acts confirmed to perform at the Freedom Concert, sponsored by the American Civil Liberties…

  11. Sweet Relief Celebrates 10 Years

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Nashville concert series featuring Victoria Williams, Josh Rouse, Carolyn Dawn Johnson and others will serve as the 10th anniversary celebration for the ... A Nashville concert series featuring Victoria Williams, Josh Rouse, Carolyn Dawn Johnson and others will serve as the 10th anniversary…

  12. Hot Product

    August 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Velvet Underground A Touch Of Velvet Rhino/Atlantic this week releases an expanded edition of the Velvet Underground concert album "Live at Max's Kansas City," chronicling what is believed to be frontman Lou Reed's final performance with the seminal New York act. The album…

  13. Billboard Bits: Fuji Rock, Big Star, OK Go

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Fuji Rock, Big Star, OK Go Morrissey has dropped off the bill for this weekend's Fuji Rock Festival in Japan due to a "miscommunication," according to the event's official Web site . The artist was originally confirmed to close the festival on Sunday (Aug. 1); the…

  14. The Streets Dominate U.K. Charts

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Streets have the U.K.'s No. 1 single and album, just days after being nominated for the country's prestigious Mercury Music Prize. The Locked On/679 act -- a.k.a. innovative English rapper Mike Sk The Streets have the U.K.'s No. 1 single and album, just days after being…

  15. The Pogues To Reunite In December

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Irish rock act the Pogues will stage a brief reunion tour, its first since 2001, in the United Kingdom, beginning Dec. 13 with a two-night stand at Glasgow's Academy. Irish rock act the Pogues will stage a brief reunion tour, its first since 2001, in the United Kingdom, beginning Dec. 13…

  16. Lou Reed Reveling In Remixes

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lou Reed looks set for a return to the U.K. singles chart with the July 19 release by NuLife/BMG of a pop remix of "Satellite of Love." Lou Reed looks set for a return to the U.K. singles chart with the July 19 release by NuLife/BMG of a pop remix of "Satellite of Love,"…

  17. 29TunesOnTV

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 12-18, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 12 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Monica (also scheduled: Mark Consuelos). "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest," Syndicated Featured Artist: JoJo …

  18. I'm One of You

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hank Jr.'s follow-up to 2002's critically acclaimed, mostly acoustic set "Almeria Club" finds Bocephus in full-tilt Southern boogie mode. Hank Jr.'s follow-up to 2002's critically acclaimed, mostly acoustic set "Almeria Club" finds Bocephus in full-tilt…

  19. Rock Items Spice Up Benefit Auction

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Memorabilia associated Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Elton John and the Ramones, among others, will be on the block Sunday (Nov. 30) ... Memorabilia associated Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Elton John and the Ramones, among others, will be on the block…

  20. Mellencamp Heads Back To College

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST A select group of Indiana University students got an unexpected guest lecturer on Tuesday in the form of Indiana native John Mellencamp. The singer/songwriter appeared at Professor Glenn Gass' long-ru A select group of Indiana University students got an unexpected guest lecturer on…

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