1. Billboard Bits: Fuji Rock, Big Star, OK Go

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Fuji Rock, Big Star, OK Go Morrissey has dropped off the bill for this weekend's Fuji Rock Festival in Japan due to a "miscommunication," according to the event's official Web site . The artist was originally confirmed to close the festival on Sunday (Aug. 1); the…

  2. Beasties, Green Day Lead Voodoo Fest Lineup

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys, Green Day, Kid Rock and Velvet Revolver are among the more than 60 acts that will play the sixth annual Voodoo Music Experience. Following last year's expansion to a three-day format The Beastie Boys, Green Day, Kid Rock and Velvet Revolver are among the more than 60…

  3. Indie Acts Settle Down In 'Wicker Park'

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Postal Service, the Shins, the Stills and Death Cab For Cutie have donated unreleased and rare tracks for the soundtrack to "Wicker Park," due Aug. 24 via Lakeshore Records. The Postal Service, the Shins, the Stills and Death Cab For Cutie have donated unreleased and rare tracks…

  4. Streets, Franz Ferdinand Lead Mercury Shortlist

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Albums by the Streets and Franz Ferdinand are the leading contenders for the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize, which celebrates the best of British and Irish music. Other newcomers with albums on the lis Albums by the Streets and Franz Ferdinand are the leading contenders for the 2004 Nationwide…

  5. Scissor Sisters, Shapeshifters Top U.K. Charts

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT While U.S. modern rock outfit the Scissor Sisters returned to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (July 18), the singles chart welcomed a new No. 1 single, "Lola's Theme," by crossover dance duo While U.S. modern rock outfit the Scissor Sisters returned to the top of the…

  6. Lyin' in the Face of Love

    December 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Anna Montgomery has much in common with the likes of the Doobie Brothers, Phoebe Snow, Macy Gray, Alison Moyet and Shelby Lynne. Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Anna Montgomery has much in common with the likes of the Doobie Brothers, Phoebe Snow, Macy…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Spanish singer Carlos Cano dies of a heart attack in Granada, after spending three weeks in intensive care. He is 54. 2000 - Spanish singer Carlos Cano dies of a heart attack in Granada, after spending three weeks in intensive care. He is 54. 1999 - Hank Snow, the…

  8. Ask Billboard

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Madonna, Kristine W. and Tori Amos. 'REVISITING' MADONNA Keith, I wanted to inquire on the chart position/sales of Madonna's "Remixed & Revisited." I love the album, and I appreciate how the mixes are…

  9. Tunes On TV

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 8-14, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 8 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Alicia Keys (also scheduled: Gwyneth Paltrow). "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: guest co…

  10. Tales of a Librarian

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tori Amos is playing fairy godmother, delivering an early Yuletide gift to her fans. Tori Amos is playing fairy godmother, delivering an early Yuletide gift to her fans. Twenty of them, actually, wrapped up in a greatest-hits album and topped off with a bonus DVD. Among the requisite…

  11. Billboard Bits: Aguilera, Goldiggez, Bradley

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Christina Aguilera, Goldiggez, Everett Bradley Christina Aguilera will star in her own live performance television special on the U.S. WB network. Taped earlier this month at London's Wembley Arena, the one-hour "Stripped ... Live in the U.K." will air Nov. 30 at 9 p.m.…

  12. The Cure 'Dots' Four-Disc Boxed Set

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fans of veteran modern rock act the Cure will get a late Christmas present on Jan. 27, when Fiction/Elektra/Rhino releases the four-disc boxed set "Join the Dots: B-Sides and Rarities, 1978-2001 (The Fans of veteran modern rock act the Cure will get a late Christmas present on Jan. 27,…

  13. Travis Among Top CCMA Winners

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Randy Travis, Dennis Agajanian, Dottie Rambo and perennial favorites the Fox Brothers led the list of winners at the ninth annual Christian Country Music Association Awards last night (Nov. 6) at Nash Randy Travis, Dennis Agajanian, Dottie Rambo and perennial favorites the Fox Brothers led…

  14. Billboard Bits: Guns N' Roses, Michael Jackson, Smash Mouth

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Guns N' Roses, Michael Jackson, Smash Mouth Guns N' Roses has been confirmed to headline the Rock in Rio-Lisbon Festival in Lisbon, Portugal, on May 30, the second night of the five-day event. This is the first word of any live dates from the Axl Rose-led band since the plug…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2001 - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2000 - Ontario Attorney-General Jim Flaherty requests that Canada's federal…

  16. Hot Product

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rush Blame It On 'Rio' The Rush live CD/DVD "Rush in Rio" chronicles a Nov. 23, 2002, show at Rio's Maracana Stadium on the final night of the veteran Canadian rock trio's Vapor Trails tour. The CD will be released by Anthem/Atlantic, while the DVD will be issued…

  17. Dave Matthews Goes Solo

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Dave Matthews seems to be perpetually in motion, but even he is never sure of his course. That's the only way he can explain his first solo project. It happened by accident earlier this year during a break from his band in what began as a…

  18. Amos Handpicks 'Tales' For Atlantic Collection

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tori Amos has sifted through her Atlantic back catalog to pick the tracks that will comprise her first best-of compilation. The 20-track "Tales of a Librarian" is set for a Nov. 18 release and will co Tori Amos has sifted through her Atlantic back catalog to pick the tracks that…

  19. Loveless Much At 'Home' With Latest CD

    September 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After a pair of acclaimed acoustic-oriented albums -- 2001's "Mountain Soul" and last year's "Bluegrass & White Snow - A Mountain Christmas" -- Patty Loveless' new album can be seen as her return to…

  20. Rush Live CD, DVD Pushed To October

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Rush live CD/DVD "Rush in Rio" has been pushed from its original Sept. 23 release date to Oct. 21. The Rush live CD/DVD "Rush in Rio" has been pushed from its original Sept. 23 release date to Oct. 21. As previously reported , the sets chronicle a Nov. 23, 2002, show…

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