1. Billboard Bits: KCRW, Steve Earle, Raven-Symone

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on KCRW, Steve Earle, Raven-Symone Coldplay's Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland, Nellie McKay and Rilo Kiley have signed on for influential California radio station KCRW's fourth annual benefit concert, A Sounds Eclectic Evening. Additional artists will be added to the bill for…

  2. Vedder, Peppers Salute The Ramones

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A star-studded roster of acts has signed on to perform as part of the Ramones' 30th anniversary party Sept. 12 at the Avalon Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili Pepper A star-studded roster of acts has signed on to perform as part of the Ramones'…

  3. The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Listening to the soundtrack to "The Princess Diaries 2" is much like flipping through a real journal: Each track, like each new day, yields something different from the previous one. Listening to the soundtrack to "The Princess Diaries 2" is much like flipping through a…

  4. Austin City Limits Music Festival: Live From Austin, Texas

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In just a few short years, the Austin City Limits Music Festival (based on the long-lived TV show of the same name) has become a powerhouse music event, which this live CD from last year's fest aptly In just a few short years, the Austin City Limits Music Festival (based on the long…

  5. Hot Hot Heat Takes 'Big Leap'

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian rock outfit Hot Hot Heat has begun recording its highly anticipated next album with producer Dave Sardy (Dandy Warhols, Helmet) in Los Angeles. Canadian rock outfit Hot Hot Heat has begun recording its highly anticipated next album with producer Dave Sardy (Dandy Warhols, Helmet) in…

  6. Holland's 'Friends' Pack Third Big Band Album

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Smokey Robinson and the late Kirsty MacColl are among the artists collaborating with Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra on the third album in the "Small Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Smokey Robinson and the late Kirsty MacColl are among the…

  7. Westerberg Reels In Film Work

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the year between finishing his new album and its anticipated release next month, Paul Westerberg has shifted his focus to film. He has been working on songs for the Sony Pictures Animation project In the year between finishing his new album and its anticipated release next month, Paul…

  8. Billboard Bits: 50 Cent, Pixies, Miller/Keen

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on 50 Cent, Pixies, Miller/Keen 50 Cent will be among the guest voices heard in the forthcoming 16th season of the animated Fox series "The Simpsons." The G-Unit rapper will reportedly be featured in an episode dubbed "Pranksta Rap." No airdate has been set for the…

  9. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Aug. 9-15, 2004). TEENS CHOOSE: Teens are a fickle bunch, but they know what they like. Wednesday night, The 2004 Teen Choice Awards" on Fox will highlight the music, television, film and sports favorites of those aged 13-19. Even…

  10. 33TunesOnTV

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 9-15,2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 9 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Sarah McLachlan. "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Richard Marx (also scheduled: Mark Consuelos …

  11. Por Vida: A Tribute to the Songs of Alejandro Escovedo

    August 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Great tunes for a worthy cause is a powerful combination, and "Por Vida" is just that. Great tunes for a worthy cause is a powerful combination, and "Por Vida" is just that. This double-CD was created to raise funds to help Alejandro Escovedo with his medical expenses: He…

  12. New Wind-Up Imprint Launches With 'Passion'

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Wind-up Records will launch a new imprint with the Aug. 31 release of "The Passion of the Christ: Songs," an album of original tunes from artists inspired by the movie. Wind-up Records will launch a new imprint with the Aug. 31 release of "The Passion of the Christ: Songs,"…

  13. Illness Stops Traffic's Fall Reunion Tour

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The reunion tour of seminal U.K. rock act Traffic has been cancelled due to illness suffered by founding member Jim Capaldi. The reunion tour of seminal U.K. rock act Traffic has been cancelled due to illness suffered by founding member Jim Capaldi. The drummer was diagnosed last week with a…

  14. The Tangled Web

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: Queen, Red Ferret Journal, Steve Lamacq and Nic Harcourt. LONG LIVE THE QUEEN: Defunct superstar rock quartet Queen has launched a dedicated download store featuring all of its catalog available for full album…

  15. Beta Band Calls It Quits

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The group in May released its latest Parlophone/Astralwerks album "Heroes to Zeroes," which debuted at No. 18 on the U.K. album chart and No. 10 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers tally. Eclectic U.K. rock act the Beta Band will split before year's end, according to its…

  16. Hot Product

    August 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Princess Diaries 2" ’Royal’ Flush New tracks from Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Lindsay Lohan and guitarist Adam Levy featuring Norah Jones can be found on Disney's soundtrack to "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement." The album is due Tuesday; the film, once…

  17. Jackson Lawyers Seek More Time For Case

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a motion marked by unusually confrontational language, Michael Jackson's defense team called the investigation of him "breathtaking" and his prosecution on child molestation charges an effort to "t In a motion marked by unusually confrontational language, Michael…

  18. Hot Product

    July 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alejandro Escovedo A Star-Studded Tribute A top-shelf roster of artists has pitched in for "Por Vida," a tribute album for singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo due this week via Or Music. The set also boasts a previously unreleased track by the tribute's subject himself.…

  19. 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…

  20. Victims File Negligence Suit Over Club Fire

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Attorneys for 226 victims of the Station club fire in West Warwick, R.I., and their families filed a 70-count lawsuit yesterday (July 22) in Providence Superior Court. Attorneys for 226 victims of the Station club fire in West Warwick, R.I., and their families filed a 70-count lawsuit…

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