1. E Street To Back Fogerty On Tour

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In what promises to be fulfill a classic rock fan's dream, Bruce Springsteen says he and the E Street Band will serve as John Fogerty's backing band on the upcoming ... In what promises to be fulfill a classic rock fan's dream, Bruce Springsteen says he and the E Street Band…

  2. R.E.M. Hitting Theaters, Arenas This Fall

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M.'s fall North American tour will find the veteran rock act playing some of the most intimate venues it has visited in years. The 29-date trek kicks off Oct. 13 at Los Angeles' Greek Theatre and R.E.M.'s fall North American tour will find the veteran rock act playing some…

  3. Guitar Heroes Pen Kid-Friendly 'Songs'

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Slash, matchbox twenty's Kyle Cook, Living Colour's Vernon Reid, Stone Temple Pilots' Dean DeLeo and Marc Ford are among the guitarists appearing on "Sing a Song With Six Strings," a collection of tra Slash, matchbox twenty's Kyle Cook, Living Colour's…

  4. Listeners Won't 'Give Up' On Postal Service

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The Postal Service's debut album, the ironically titled "Give Up," is doing anything but. In the July 17 issue of Billboard, the Sub Pop set reached No. 1 on the Top Electronic Albums chart. It recently spent its fourth week in the…

  5. 'Sun' Rises On New R.E.M. Album

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M.'s next Warner Bros. album will be titled "Around the Sun," according to the group's official Web site. As previously reported, the set will be released Oct. 4 internationally and the following R.E.M.'s next Warner Bros. album will be titled "Around the Sun…

  6. Update: Top Artists To Rock Swing States

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Updating a story first posted here yesterday (Aug. 3), artists such as Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M., the Dixie Chicks, John Mellencamp, Bright Eyes and the Dave Matthews Band have teamed up fo Updating a story first posted here yesterday (Aug. 3), artists such as Pearl Jam, Bruce…

  7. B&E: Finger Eleven, Funeral For A Friend.

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. OVER THE RAINBOW: Canadian rock act Rainbow Butt Monkey has come a long way. Since shedding its funk roots,…

  8. Skinny Puppy Returns At The 'Right' Time

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the winter of 1982, in an apartment in Vancouver, cEvin kEy and Nivek Ogre got together on somewhat of a lark to being recording and creating a reaction to popular music: something anti-pop, anti-c In the winter of 1982, in an apartment in Vancouver, cEvin kEy and Nivek Ogre got together…

  9. Cincinnati May End Festival Seating Ban

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cincinnati city officials are considering whether to lift the 25-year-old ban on concert general admission seating. The ban was imposed after 11 fans were crushed to death during a 1979 performance by Cincinnati city officials are considering whether to lift the 25-year-old ban on concert…

  10. White Turns Blue

    July 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Norwegian singer/songwriter Maria Mena launched her career in the United States earlier this summer with the potent "You're the Only One." Equal parts Michelle Branch and Alanis Morissette, the single Norwegian singer/songwriter Maria Mena launched her career in the United…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses, radio, faith on the charts, Reba McEntire and Monica with readers. RADIO DISCONNECT Dear Fred, I've been reading your column online for about a year now [and last week's] article struck a nerve. I used to listen to the radio all the time, at home and in the…

  12. Bluesman Keb' Mo' Brings 'Peace'

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Seeking to define his feelings in troubled times, contemporary blues singer/songwriter has assembled a collection of covers to serve as his next album. Seeking to define his feelings in troubled times, contemporary blues singer/songwriter has assembled a collection of covers to serve as his…

  13. Weezer Frontman Chronicles 'Epiphany'

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has revealed details of the creative struggle to realize the band's fifth album, preparation for which has dragged on much longer than originally planned. In a nearly 2,00 Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has revealed details of the creative struggle to realize…

  14. Beck Gets A Hand From Jack White

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Beck's next DGC/Geffen album will boast an appearance by White Stripes singer/guitarist Jack White on an as-yet-untitled song. The new album, also without a title, is due in late October, according to Beck's next DGC/Geffen album will boast an appearance by White Stripes singer…

  15. Polyphonic Plans Brief U.S. Spree

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Smile-inducing pop chorus the Polyphonic Spree has scheduled a short tour that will visit major Eastern U.S. cities next month. The run will kick off with an Aug. 13-14 stand in Chicago and close with Smile-inducing pop chorus the Polyphonic Spree has scheduled a short tour that will visit…

  16. While the Music Lasts

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jesse Harris wrote five songs featured on Norah Jones' enormously successful debut, "Come Away With Me." Now he takes a substantial step in emerging from her shadow with "While the Music Lasts." A vet Jesse Harris wrote five songs featured on Norah Jones'…

  17. Power in the House

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia's Williams Sisters dented the gospel top 10 in 1996 with their indie debut. Philadelphia's Williams Sisters dented the gospel top 10 in 1996 with their indie debut. Now, armed with this head-spinning return, they are well-poised to storm the stage. Proud purveyors of…

  18. Ready to Die

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "It was all a dream . . ." is one of many quotable lyrics from the Notorious B.I.G.'s debut set, "Ready to Die. "It was all a dream . . ." is one of many quotable lyrics from the Notorious B.I.G.'s debut set, "Ready to Die." Ten years later, this…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses chart flukes, Fantasia, downloads, "Venus" and more. NOT FADE AWAY Hi Fred, I recently purchased Chris Feldman's "The Billboard Book of No. 2 Hits" as a companion to your "The Billboard Book of No. 1 Hits." I was very surprised to read…

  20. Hip-Hop Stars Seek To Rally Voters

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lloyd Banks, Jadakiss, Mase, Twista, Loon and the Ying Yang Twins will be on hand for the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network's first Boston event. Set for July 26 to coincide with the Democratic National C Lloyd Banks, Jadakiss, Mase, Twista, Loon and the Ying Yang Twins will be on hand for…

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