1. 'Curtain' Falls On Phish's Career

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Phish called it a career last night (Aug. 15) at the end of the second day of its weekend-long finale in Coventry, Vt. Before a crowd of more than 70,000 fans, the Vermont-based jam band wrapped thing Phish called it a career last night (Aug. 15) at the end of the second day of its weekend…

  2. Trick Pony Stumps With Bush

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Trick Pony will be on hand today (Aug. 16) as President George W. Bush makes a campaign stop Traverse City, Mich. The band will perform for supporters of the incumbent Republican candidate immediately Trick Pony will be on hand today (Aug. 16) as President George W. Bush makes a campaign stop…

  3. Hot Product

    August 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Future Soundtrack for America Headed For The 'Future' Blink-182, R.E.M., the Flaming Lips, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Fountains Of Wayne are among the artists who have donated tracks to the fundraising compilation "Future Soundtrack for America," due this week via Barsuk. The…

  4. Hot Product

    August 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Travis Tritt 'History' Never Repeats Country veteran Travis Tritt returns this week with a new Columbia studio album, "My Honky Tonk History." The 12-track album is led by the single "The Girl's Gone Wild," which peaked at No. 31 on Billboard's Hot…

  5. Hot Product

    August 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The debut album from rap trio 213 (Snoop Dogg, Warren G and Nate Dogg), "The Hard Way" (TVT). Pianist Bruce Hornsby's "Halcyon Days" (Columbia), featuring guest spots by Sting, Elton John and Eric…

  6. Music for Montserrat

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The DVD format has afforded music enthusiasts a vast library of rare or previously unseen concert performances, usually with a high-resolution, surround sound audio track. The DVD format has afforded music enthusiasts a vast library of rare or previously unseen concert performances, usually…

  7. Billboard Bits: EWF, Cher, Kittie, Bloomingtonfest

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on EWF, Cher, Kittie, Bloomingtonfest Veteran R&B act Earth, Wind & Fire will on Oct. 5 release its first album under a new deal with Matthew Knowles' Sanctuary Urban Records Group. The as-yet-untitled set sports production by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis as well as Raphael…

  8. Gov't Mule, Claypool Salute Skynyrd

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gov't Mule, Primus' Les Claypool, Blues Traveler and the Drive-By Truckers are among the acts getting down and dirty on "Under the Influence -- A Jam Band Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd," Billboard.com can Gov't Mule, Primus' Les Claypool, Blues Traveler and the Drive…

  9. Irons Travels To A New 'Dimension'

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT If it weren't for Jack Irons, two pillars of alternative rock may have never even gotten out of their rehearsal spaces. If it weren't for Jack Irons, two pillars of alternative rock may have never even gotten out of their rehearsal spaces. As a California teenager in the mid-1970s,…

  10. 'Pure Jerry' Series Showcases Live Garcia

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the tradition of the Grateful Dead's "Dick's Picks" and "From the Vault" albums of archival live recordings, a series of concert recordings of the band's late guitarist/singer's solo outings has be In the tradition of the Grateful Dead's "…

  11. 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…

  12. Billboard Bits: Hornsby, Galactic, Hot Snakes

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Bruce Hornsby, Galactic, Hot Snakes Bruce Hornsby has slated a trio of late-October New York performances in vastly different settings. Under the banner of "Three Nights on the Town," the veteran artist will host an Oct. 26 jam session at famed jazz club the Blue Note, an…

  13. Babyface Drafts Stars For Pro-Vote Single

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer/artist Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds has spearheaded an all-star cover of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes' "Wake Up Everybody" in hopes it will inspire youths to vote in the upcoming presiden Producer/artist Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds has…

  14. Mase Comes Back With New Label

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "There's no variety in hip-hop right now. You needed me to come back." So declares prodigal rapper Mase. Five years have passed since Mason Betha decided to devote himself to God and take a hiatus from hip-hop. He officially re…

  15. Social D Preaches 'Sex, Love And Rock And Roll'

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran California punk act Social Distortion will release a new studio album, "Sex, Love and Rock and Roll" Sept. 28 via Time Bomb Recordings. Veteran California punk act Social Distortion will release a new studio album, "Sex, Love and Rock and Roll" Sept. 28 via Time…

  16. Mayer Unleashes Live Material On iTunes

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT John Mayer will over the next month release edited versions of four shows from his ongoing North American tour exclusively via Apple's iTunes Music Store. John Mayer will over the next month release edited versions of four shows from his ongoing North American tour exclusively via Apple&…

  17. 'Word Up': Korn Preps 'Hits,' Covers

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Amidst its first career-spanning survey, hard rock act Korn plans to include two choice cover songs. A version of Cameo's 1986 top 10 hit "Word Up" will serve as the first single from "Greatest Hits V Amidst its first career-spanning survey, hard rock act Korn plans to…

  18. Punk Vets Convene In Osaka Popstar

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT John Cafiero is living a punk rock fan's dream. In recording the debut album for his band Osaka Popstar, the singer/guitarist has recruited former members of the Ramones, the Misfits, Black Flag and t John Cafiero is living a punk rock fan's dream. In recording the debut album for…

  19. Top Acts Suit Up For 'NFL Opening Kickoff'

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child, Mary J. Blige, Elton John, Toby Keith and Lenny Kravitz will perform live as part of the National Football League's "Opening Kickoff" television special next month. The event will air Destiny's Child, Mary J. Blige, Elton John, Toby Keith and Lenny…

  20. Beach Boys-Heavy Musical Heads To Broadway

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Good Vibrations," a new musical using more than 30 Beach Boys songs, will open on Broadway in January. The show will begin preview performances in early December at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. An ope "Good Vibrations," a new musical using more than 30 Beach Boys…

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