1. Hope Partlow

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Young farmgirl sows pop music on 'Who We Are' At the tender age of 14, Hope Partlow was plucked from the family farm, where she often picked peas, to begin working on her major label debut. The homegrown singer, now 17, has been anxiously awaiting the release of her album ever since…

  2. Weller Gets Back Into The Jam

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Throughout most of the 1990s, Paul Weller kept his musical past at arm's length, determined to re-establish himself as a solo artist. But these days, he not only drops the occasional Jam or Style Coun Throughout most of the 1990s, Paul Weller kept his musical past at arm's length,…

  3. Billboard Bits: Plant/PJ/Bono, Evans, McKenna

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Robert Plant/Pearl Jam/Bono, Evans, McKenna Robert Plant has been added to the lineup for Pearl Jam's Oct. 5 benefit concert at Chicago's House of Blues. The former Led Zeppelin frontman will take a day off from his fall North American tour to play the gig, proceeds from…

  4. Pearl Jam / Sept. 16, 2005 / Ottawa, Ontario (Corel Centre)

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam / Sept. 16, 2005 / Ottawa, Ontario (Corel Centre) Pearl Jam is well past its days as the '90s chart-toppers whose every move was chronicled by the music press, its albums now satiating the core group of fans that didn't jump off the bandwagon when the band's music…

  5. Live DVD Bolsters 50 Cent Videogame

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Vivendi Universal Games (VUG) is offering an exclusive 50 Cent live DVD as a pre-sell bonus to consumers who order his "50 Cent Bulletproof" videogame, due in November on PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Mixed Vivendi Universal Games (VUG) is offering an exclusive 50 Cent live DVD as a pre…

  6. Farm Aid Turns 20 Outside Chicago

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Farm Aid staged its 20th annual benefit concert yesterday (Sept. 19) in the Chicago suburb Tinley Park, with a galaxy of stars pledging help for overlooked rural victims of Hurricane Katrina. Farm Aid staged its 20th annual benefit concert yesterday (Sept. 19) in the Chicago suburb Tinley…

  7. New 'Day' Dawns For Bon Jovi

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. To Jon Bon Jovi, each new Bon Jovi album is a musical diary chronicling moments in time. But for the Island Def Jam set "Have a Nice Day" (out Sept. 20), the veteran rocker says he looked further within himself and at the world than he…

  8. Hot Product

    September 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi No More Mr. 'Nice' Guys To Jon Bon Jovi, each new Bon Jovi album is a musical diary chronicling moments in time. But for the Island Def Jam set "Have a Nice Day" (out this week), the veteran rocker says he looked further within himself and at the world than he has…

  9. 'ReAct Now' Downloads To Aid Katrina Relief

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Performances by such acts as U2, Neil Young, Green Day, Big & Rich, Trent Reznor and the Red Hot Chili Peppers from last week's "ReAct Now: Music and Relief" telethon will soon be available as dow Performances by such acts as U2, Neil Young, Green Day, Big & Rich, Trent…

  10. Sean Paul Avoids 'Dutty Rock' Redux

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dancehall king Sean Paul returns to the scene Sept. 27 with "The Trinity" (VP/Atlantic Records). The album is the follow-up to his 2002 release "Dutty Rock," which has sold 2.5 million copies in the U Dancehall king Sean Paul returns to the scene Sept. 27 with "The…

  11. 'Family Music' Keeps Zanes Busier Than Ever

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite having new children's book and DVD projects in stores this month, Dan Zanes has no plans of slowing down. On horizons near and not so far for the popular "family music" maker is a U.S. tour, a Despite having new children's book and DVD projects in stores this month…

  12. Man Who Punched Dr. Dre Gets Year In Jail

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy James Johnson was sentenced yesterday (Sept. 14) to a year in jail after he pleaded guilty to punching rap mogul Dr. Dre at the Vibe Awards last year. Jimmy James Johnson was sentenced yesterday (Sept. 14) to a year in jail after he pleaded guilty to punching rap mogul Dr. Dre at the…

  13. West Mines More No. 1s With 'Gold Digger'

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT There's just no stopping Kanye West, who adds another pair of No. 1s to his growing list of accomplishments this week. As "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx begins its second week on top of The Billbo There's just no stopping Kanye West, who adds another pair of No. 1s to…

  14. Kanye, 50 Hold Stones From Chart Top

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Strong second week sales of Kanye West's "Late Registration" and a resurgence by 50 Cent's "The Massacre" deny the latest album by the Rolling Stones the No. 1 slot on The Billboard 200 this week. But Strong second week sales of Kanye West's "Late…

  15. Casting Crowns -- Breaking The Mold

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Every once in a while there's a success story that defies the odds, overcomes obstacles, slays skeptics and rises from obscurity to top the charts. In today's Christian music community, it is Casting Crowns. The septet from Georgia…

  16. Music Remains Substantial Source Of Katrina Aid

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks following the devastating Hurricane Katrina, a host of music-related initiatives are raising funds for those suffering the effects of the storm. Two weeks following the devastating Hurricane Katrina, a host of music-related initiatives are raising funds for those suffering the…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>The soundtrack to Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous" hits stores with something on it that no other soundtrack has ever had before: the authorized use of a vintage Led Zeppelin song. Zeppel 2004 - Legendary studio drummer Kenneth Aaron (Kenny) Buttrey…

  18. Jay-Z Pursuing The Roots, Mulling Album

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Def Jam president/CEO Jay-Z is not resting on his laurels. The artist tells Billboard he is mulling the creation of the label Def Jam Left, which he describes as "an artist-driven label with very low Def Jam president/CEO Jay-Z is not resting on his laurels. The artist tells Billboard he…

  19. Multi-Network Broadcast To Benefit Katrina Victims

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks are among the artists that will perform during "Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast" a live telethon to be U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks are…

  20. This Day in Music

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Alan Jackson and his wife, Denise, lead 2,300 motorcyclists on a charity ride in Nashville. Jackson is grand marshal for Rolling Titan Thunder 3, benefiting the Chris Sanders Foundation 2003 - The Recording Industry Association of America announces the filing of more…

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