1. Kanye Eyeing Tour With Common

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West is eyeing a fall tour with Common, Fantasia and Keyshia Cole, according to his booking agent, Jeff Frasco of Creative Artists Agency. Kanye West is eyeing a fall tour with Common, Fantasia and Keyshia Cole, according to his booking agent, Jeff Frasco of Creative Artists Agency. A…

  2. Mariah Matches Hot 100 Milestone

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With "We Belong Together" notching a remarkable 14th non-consecutive week at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 and "Shake It Off" jumping 4-2 on the main singles chart, Mariah Carey becomes just one of s With "We Belong Together" notching a remarkable 14th non…

  3. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Van Morrison becomes the first inductee to the Hot Press Irish Music Hall of Fame (IMHF) at a ceremony in Dublin.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Panamanian Singer/songwriter and actor Ruben Blades begins his tenure as…

  4. DMB Show To Benefit Katrina Victims

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band is the first act to come forward with a benefit show for Hurricane Katrina victims, Billboard.com has learned. It is expected to be announced tomorrow (Sept. 1) that DMB will add a Dave Matthews Band is the first act to come forward with a benefit show for Hurricane Katrina…

  5. Landlord Terminating CBGB Lease, Acts Rally In N.Y.

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Blondie, Public Enemy, Bad Brains' HR and Institute were among the acts that performed today (Aug. 31) in New York's Washington Square Park in a last-ditch attempt to rally support for venerable rock Blondie, Public Enemy, Bad Brains' HR and Institute were among the acts that…

  6. Bush Breaking 12-Year Album Drought

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pianist/songwriter Kate Bush will break a 12-year album drought this fall with the double-disc set "Aerial." Pianist/songwriter Kate Bush will break a 12-year album drought this fall with the double-disc set "Aerial." The album will arrive Nov. 7 in Europe via EMI and a…

  7. The Game Booted From Vegas Fashion Convention

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rapper the Game says he was kicked out of a major fashion convention in Las Vegas yesterday (Aug. 30) because organizers thought he was involved in the shooting of rap mogul Suge Knight and feared ret Rapper the Game says he was kicked out of a major fashion convention in Las Vegas yesterday …

  8. Institute

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bush Frontman Commits To New Band Former Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale certainly isn't new to Billboard's charts, but his most recent band, Institute, is. Its first single, "Bullet-Proof Skin," last week entered Billboard's online exclusive Mainstream Rock airplay…

  9. Paul McCartney: Q&A

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The following is excerpted from a 36-page "Billboard Stars: Paul McCartney" special feature that appears in the Sept. 3, 2005, issue of Billboard magazine. Beyond this Q&A, the section boasts a dozen articles examining the former…

  10. Casino Exec Testifies In Stewart Case

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The head of casino giant Harrah's Entertainment said yesterday (Aug. 29) that Rod Stewart should return $2 million he was paid for a December 2000 Las Vegas concert he never performed. The head of casino giant Harrah's Entertainment said yesterday (Aug. 29) that Rod Stewart should…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>New York's hip-hop community comes out at New York's New Age Cabaret in support of the Black August Hip-Hop Collective. The organization's third-annual benefit concert features appearanc 2004 - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state…

  12. Update: Final GBV Show Heading To DVD

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Guided By Voices' New Year's Eve 2004 blow-out at Chicago's Cabaret Metro, which also doubled as the final show of its storied career, will be released on DVD later this fall. Guided By Voices' New Year's Eve 2004 blow-out at Chicago's Cabaret Metro, which also…

  13. Stefani's Little L.A.M.B. Hitting Big Time

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When Gwen Stefani takes the stage during New York Fashion Week, she won't be belting out chart-topping songs. Instead, she'll be showing off belts from her fashion line, among other things. When Gwen Stefani takes the stage during New York Fashion Week, she won't be belting out…

  14. 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, "…

  15. Oasis' 'Idle' Overtakes U.K. Singles Chart

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Oasis made it two U.K. No. 1 singles in a row from its Big Brother album "Don't Believe The Truth" album yesterday (Aug. 28) as "The Importance of Being Idle" debuted at the top. Oasis made it two U.K. No. 1 singles in a row from its Big Brother album "Don't…

  16. Green Day Dominates MTV Video Music Awards

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Green Day continued its charmed year by dominating the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards last night (Aug. 28) in Miami. The group's video for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" won six awards, including video of Green Day continued its charmed year by dominating the 2005 MTV Video Music…

  17. This Day in Music

    August 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "You Are Not Alone," Michael Jackson.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1998 - Rapper Noreaga is labeled a fugitive by police who seek the missing artist in connection with an assault at a post…

  18. Billboard Bits: Fantasia, 311, NFL Kickoff

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Fantasia, 311, NFL Kickoff Although she's still on tour supporting her J Records debut, "Free Yourself," Fantasia has begun mulling plans for its follow-up. "I will be going back into the studio sooner or later," the artist tells Billboard. "I'd like…

  19. Red Hot Coldplay Looks To The Future

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's ongoing Twisted Logic tour is doing huge business as the box office in North America, but the U.K. group already has its sight set on the future. Following the Dec. 20 close of a European t Coldplay's ongoing Twisted Logic tour is doing huge business as the box office in…

  20. San Fran Stand Yields Four Crowes Albums

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Black Crowes have often seemed more comfortable on stage than anywhere else, so it makes sense that the first fruit of the band's successful reunion tour will be four concert albums via Instant Li The Black Crowes have often seemed more comfortable on stage than anywhere else, so it…

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