1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses charts and artists with readers. STILL 'TOGETHER' Hello Fred! Mariah Carey continues to be the chart phenomenon of the year, as this week she sets a new chart [record]. With "We Belong Together" in its 13th week on top of the Hot 100, she now has the…

  2. Exclusive: Toby Keith Reveals Label, Film Plans

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Using the slogan "The only thing we take seriously is the music," country superstar Toby Keith and veteran Nashville record executive Scott Borchetta will kick off their new joint label venture Sept. Using the slogan "The only thing we take seriously is the music," country…

  3. Waters Opera Memorializes French Revolution

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Back in his days with Pink Floyd, Roger Waters took on the big issues of life. In high-concept projects like "Dark Side of the Moon" and "The Wall," he grappled with such challenging topics as social oppression, the long…

  4. Billboard Bits: Rogue Wave, Brad Mehldau, MTV VMAs

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Rogue Wave, Brad Mehldau, MTV VMAs Rogue Wave looks to expand on the indie success of its 2004 album "Out of the Shadow" with "Descended Like Vultures," due Oct. 25 via Sub Pop. The 11-track set finds group leader Zach Rogue backed by his touring band of multi…

  5. Banner Makes Move With 'Play'

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When you share a name with the Incredible Hulk's alter ego, the pressure to live up to the hype can be daunting. So it would not be surprising if rapper/producer David Banner were a tad anxious as the Sept. 20 release date for his third SRC…

  6. No Budging Mariah's 'Together' At No. 1

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" continues its summer domination, as it begins its 13th non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and a 14th straight in control of the Hot R&B/Hip- Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" continues its summer…

  7. Talking Heads Refurbish Catalog For DualDisc

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Talking Heads have expanded their eight studio albums with previously unreleased content for their release as DualDiscs. The Talking Heads have expanded their eight studio albums with previously unreleased content for their release as DualDiscs. Due Oct. 4 via Rhino, the sets will be…

  8. Duff Is 'Most Wanted' On Billboard Album Chart

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pop sensation Hilary Duff tops The Billboard 200 this week with a greatest hits collection, despite having only released two studio albums. "Most Wanted" (Hollywood) sold 208,000 copies in the U.S., a Pop sensation Hilary Duff tops The Billboard 200 this week with a greatest hits…

  9. B&E: The Spill Canvas

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Spill Canvas. With 19-year-old vocalist Nick Thomas as its driving force, the Spill Canvas has been building a loyal fan base by relentlessly touring. The underground buzz the…

  10. Woman Injured In Fall At Stones Tour Opener

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A woman was hospitalized with broken bones after she climbed onto the rafters of Fenway Park during last night's (Aug. 21) Rolling Stones concert and fell 35 to 40 feet. A woman was hospitalized with broken bones after she climbed onto the rafters of Fenway Park during last night's …

  11. Blunt Leads U.K. Album Chart Again

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT James Blunt's five-week run at the top of the U.K. singles chart with "You're Beautiful" (Atlantic) was ended yesterday (Aug. 21) by boy band McFly, who opened at No. 1 with "I'll Be OK" (Universal Is James Blunt's five-week run at the top of the U.K.…

  12. TunesOnTV

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 22-28, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 22 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: Common, Hilary Duff, Haylie Duff. Show Description: Syndicated weekday variety show. Check local listings! "TRL,…

  13. Nearly 15, Oasis Still Swaggering

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It has often been a rocky decade, but Oasis has rolled with it. Reinvigorating the dreary British music scene of the pre-Britpop 1990s, these dropouts hailing from a Manchester, England, housing project sparkled and soared like the champagne…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Country singer Mark Wills of Marietta, Ga., performs his hit single Jacob's Ladder" for his Grand Ole Opry debut. The singer has new soles and heels put on his boots for the big night.<b 2001 - Country artist Travis Tritt receives the Veterans of Foreign…

  15. Hot Product

    August 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Burn to Shine 2 'Shine' On, Chicago The second installment of the "Burn To Shine" performance series arrives this week on DVD via Trixie. The brainchild of Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty, the project was shot in Chicago last September and, like January's debut…

  16. Spree, Smith Enliven Mills' 'Thumbsucker'

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Polyphonic Spree leader Tim DeLaughter has penned the bulk of the soundtrack to the upcoming film "Thumbsucker," which marks the film directorial debut of visual artist Mike Mills. The Polyphonic Spree leader Tim DeLaughter has penned the bulk of the soundtrack to the upcoming…

  17. Trapt Taking Blindside, Aphasia On The Road

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock act Trapt will hit the road this fall with Blindside and Aphasia in tow. Modern rock act Trapt will hit the road this fall with Blindside and Aphasia in tow. The groups will spend most of the next three months on tour in North America, beginning Sept. 10 in Boston and running…

  18. Paisley's 'Time' Has Come

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When it comes to country music concerts, cowboy hats are usually the headgear of choice. However, lately when Brad Paisley looks out from the stage, he sees a lot of lampshades -- thanks to his hit single "Alcohol." Fans have…

  19. Carey's 'Together' Notches 12 No. 1 Weeks

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Of the 20 weeks Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" has been on the Billboard Hot 100, a dozen have now been spent in the No. 1 position. The track's reign was interrupted for just one frame, thanks t Of the 20 weeks Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" has…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>DMX and Lauryn Hill are the big winners at the 1999 Source Hip-Hop Awards at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. DMX goes home with artist and live performer of the year, while Hill takes 2004 - Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein dies in his sleep at…

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