1. For Kanye, Confidence Is King

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For those familiar with Kanye West's well-documented braggadocio, it may come as a surprise that the rapper/producer found plenty wrong with his Grammy Award-winning debut, "The College Dropout." With his sophomore effort, "…

  2. Hot Product

    August 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West Better 'Late' Than Never For those familiar with Kanye West's well-documented braggadocio, it may come as a surprise that the rapper/producer found plenty wrong with his Grammy Award-winning debut, "The College Dropout." With his sophomore effort, "…

  3. LaVette Taps Female Tunesmiths For Comeback

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Armed with a cache of proven songs, soul singer Bettye LaVette is aiming to make a comeback with her Anti- Records debut, "I've Got My Own Hell To Raise." Armed with a cache of proven songs, soul singer Bettye LaVette is aiming to make a comeback with her Anti- Records debut, …

  4. HOT PRODUCT

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Nine Inch Nails, Aimee Mann, Keith Jarrett, Joe Perry and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Aimee Mann , Joe Perry , Keith Jarrett …

  5. Hot Product

    May 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Aimee Mann 'Arm' Wrestle Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann revisits an earlier time and place on her next Superego album, "The Forgotten Arm," due this week via her SuperEgo label. "It's a concept album and the concept, the vibe of the album, kind of dictated it,"…

  6. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2002 - Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2000 - Phil Collins takes home the Oscar for best original song at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles,…

  7. New Penn Set Ruminates On Past, Present

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Michael Penn utilized the post-World War II state of 1947 Los Angeles as the context for his new studio album, "Mr. Hollywood, Jr. -- 1947." Singer/songwriter Michael Penn utilized the post-World War II state of 1947 Los Angeles as the context for his new studio…

  8. This Day in Music

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Keyboardist Pete Bardens, a key figure in English blues-rock and progressive rock, dies of lung cancer at his home in Malibu, Calif. He is 57. 2002 - Keyboardist Pete Bardens, a key figure in English blues-rock and progressive rock, dies of lung cancer at his home in…

  9. 49TunesOnTV

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 29 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Lenny Kravitz (also scheduled: Colin Ferrell). "Las Vegas," NBC Featured artist: The Polyphonic Spree. …

  10. Top Rock Acts Bequeath To Benefit Auction

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Texas-based rock act Los Super Seven gets a lift from a host of roots rock artists on its third studio album, "Heart It on the X." The set is due March 22 as the first release in a new deal with Telar Memorabilia from Madonna, Pearl Jam, Simon & Garfunkel, Sarah McLachlan and…

  11. Mann Channels The '70s On 'Forgotten Arm'

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann revisits an earlier time and place on her next Superego album, "The Forgotten Arm," due in March. Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann revisits an earlier time and place on her next Superego album, "The Forgotten Arm," due in March. "It's a…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Aimee Mann headlines a Seattle "release party" for Sub Pop's "Badlands: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska," issued the month before. Mann is joined by fellow contributors Damien 2000 - Aimee Mann headlines a Seattle "release…

  13. Hot Product

    November 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A self-titled Geffen album from pop/punk trio Blink-182, led by "Feeling This," which is No. 3 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. A new album from country star Reba McEntire, "Room To Breathe"…

  14. Dido, Sarah, Avril Contribute To 'Oh!'

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nettwerk America and women's cable network Oxygen Media have teamed for a charity compilation album featuring female musicians, with proceeds going to Oxygen's "Build Your Own Business" public-service Nettwerk America and women's cable network Oxygen Media have teamed…

  15. Mann Finds New Tracks For 'Lost'

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann will rerelease her 2002 album "Lost in Space" (SuperEgo) Nov. 18 as a two-CD set with 10 new tracks and a video clip. Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann will rerelease her 2002 album "Lost in Space" (SuperEgo) Nov. 18 as a two-CD set with 10 new…

  16. Tilbrook Plans U.S. Return

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Squeeze singer/guitarist Glenn Tilbrook has set up dates for his fifth U.S. solo tour since the breakup of the band. Sponsored by VH1 Classic, the club tour will kick off July 26 in San Francis Former Squeeze singer/guitarist Glenn Tilbrook has set up dates for his fifth U.S. solo tour…

  17. Verizon Plans Four-Day L.A. Music Fest

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Four distinct concerts will make up this year's Verizon Music Festival, slated for July 24-27 in Los Angeles. A singer/songwriter event, hip-hop show, and a Latin concert will be ticketed shows, while Four distinct concerts will make up this year's Verizon Music Festival, slated for…

  18. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2002 - Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2000 - Phil Collins takes home the Oscar for best original song at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles,…

  19. Reunited Mavericks Plan Album, Tour

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST The members of country rock outfit the Mavericks have reunited and are planning to launch a world tour this fall in support of their first studio album in six years. The members of country rock outfit the Mavericks have reunited and are planning to launch a world tour this fall in support of…

  20. Lineup Set For 10th Music Midtown

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Atlanta's famed Music Midtown festival has revealed the lineup for its 10th anniversary edition. The 120 acts will include such luminaries as Aimee Mann, Bob Dylan, Ben Harper, Buddy Guy, Crosby, Stil Atlanta's famed Music Midtown festival has revealed the lineup for its 10th…

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