1. Alter Bridge Lines Up Debut Tour

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alter Bridge -- the new band featuring former Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti, drummer Scott Phillips and original bassist Brian Marshall plus former Mayfield Four vocalist Myles Kennedy, will kick off Alter Bridge -- the new band featuring former Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti, drummer Scott…

  2. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Aug. 2-8)

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Aug. 2-8, 2004) GONE PHISHIN': Uber-jam band Phish is calling it quits in just a few weeks -- and just announced that more than $100,000 from its swan song Aug. 14-15 festival will be donated to local…

  3. 32TunesOnTV

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 2-8, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 2 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Gavin DeGraw (also scheduled: Jon Voight, Brooke Burns). "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest," Syndicated Featured…

  4. A Cinderella Story

    July 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The movie "A Cinderella Story" asks the timeless question, does the shoe fit? In this case, the answer lies not in the fairy tale ending but in the soundtrack, which is tailor-made for Hilary Duff. The movie "A Cinderella Story" asks the timeless question, does the shoe…

  5. Skaggs Bends 'Brand New Strings'

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ricky Skaggs is readying "Brand New Strings," a new album due Sept. 28 on his own Skaggs Family Records label. The studio set will be the follow up to last year's "Live at the Charleston Music Hall." Ricky Skaggs is readying "Brand New Strings," a new album…

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity relating to Usher, Juvenile, Van Halen, the Jacksons and Reba McEntire. FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER: Between 1955 and 2003, no song with a title that began with the word "Slow" had ever made it to No. 1 on the Billboard pop singles chart. Then,…

  7. 31TunesOnTV

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 26-Aug. 1, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 26 "Rap City: Tha Bassment," BET Featured artist: B.G. "Straight Up" With Montgomery Gentry," Great American Country Featured artist: Montgomery Gentry. "…

  8. Nina Sky

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Twins Nicole and Natalie comprise the Puerto Rican duo better known as Nina Sky. Twins Nicole and Natalie comprise the Puerto Rican duo better known as Nina Sky. The twosome's first single, "Move Ya Body"—a combination of Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam and Mary J. Blige—began finding…

  9. Introducing Shiyani Ngcobo

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shiyani Ngcobo is a vocalist/acoustic guitarist from South Africa. Shiyani Ngcobo is a vocalist/acoustic guitarist from South Africa. He is a master of maskanda, a musical dance particularly popular among Zulu migrant laborers. The guitar picking on these tracks is fascinating and somewhat…

  10. Ex-Creed Members Cross Alter Bridge

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alter Bridge -- the new band featuring former Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti, drummer Scott Phillips and original bassist Brian Marshall plus former Mayfield Four vocalist Myles Kennedy -- is gearing u Alter Bridge -- the new band featuring former Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti, drummer Scott…

  11. Vrenna Conjures 'Doom' Music

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer Chris Vrenna has teamed with Clint Walsh to compose the theme song for the highly anticipated video game "Doom 3," which will hit stores Aug. 3 via id Software. Producer Chris Vrenna has teamed with Clint Walsh to compose the theme song for the highly anticipated video game…

  12. Shins, Iron & Wine Visit 'Garden State'

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Shins, Coldplay, Zero 7, Thievery Corporation and Iron & Wine have contributed tracks to the "Garden State" soundtrack, due Aug. 10 via Epic. Written and directed by Zach Braff (NBC's "Scrubs) The Shins, Coldplay, Zero 7, Thievery Corporation and Iron & Wine…

  13. Northern State Hits The 'City'

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York-based female rap trio Northern State will release its sophomore album, "All City," Aug. 17 via Columbia. A video for first single "Girl for All Seasons" was recently shot at New York's Siberi New York-based female rap trio Northern State will release its…

  14. Biafra Clarifies Legal Position

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jello Biafra says frustration with the U.S. legal system is the reason he and his Alternative Tentacles label dropped their remaining lawsuit against his old Dead Kennedys bandmates. Jello Biafra says frustration with the U.S. legal system is the reason he and his Alternative Tentacles label…

  15. Blues Legends Capture 'Lightning In A Bottle'

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to the Blues" concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall will hit stores this fall. Two discs worth of highlights from the historic February 2003 "Salute to the Blues" concert at New York's…

  16. Dismemberment Plan Singer Goes Solo

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Dismemberment Plan frontman Travis Morrison has inked with Barsuk Records for his solo debut, "Travistan," due Sept. 29. Former Dismemberment Plan frontman Travis Morrison has inked with Barsuk Records for his solo debut, "Travistan," due Sept. 29. The set was co…

  17. PBS Special Spotlights Phish's 'IT'

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT PBS stations across the United States will on Aug. 2 premiere a 90-minute special chronicling Phish's August 2003 IT festival at Maine's Loring Air Force Base. PBS stations across the United States will on Aug. 2 premiere a 90-minute special chronicling Phish's August 2003 IT…

  18. Fan Strikes Beatles Gold In Australia

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A long-hidden cache of Beatles memorabilia, including nearly priceless studio tapes of the Fab Four, was discovered by chance by a United Kingdom native on vacation in Australia. A long-hidden cache of Beatles memorabilia, including nearly priceless studio tapes of the Fab Four, was…

  19. 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 …

  20. Billboard Bits: Orbital, Slayer, 'Gatemouth' Brown

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Orbital, Slayer, 'Gatemouth' Brown Veteran U.K. electronica duo Orbital has inked with an improbable label for the North American release of its final studio set . "The Blue Album" will arrive Sept. 21 via ATO Records, which is co-owned by Dave Matthews and is home…

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