1. Females Lead People's Choice Music Nominees

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The all-female revision of "Car Wash," and singer/songwriters Sheryl Crow and Norah Jones each netted two nominations in the music categories for the 31st annual People's Choice Awards. The all-female revision of "Car Wash," and singer/songwriters Sheryl Crow and…

  2. Billboard Bits: Mos Def, Eddie Vedder, Tim Booth

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Mos Def, Eddie Vedder, Tim Booth Mos Def will next month return to famed New York jazz nightclub the Blue Note's Another Side Series, at which he performed last year. The rapper-turned-actor will perform two shows a night Nov. 3-5 backed by an acoustic band featuring Living…

  3. Ex-Suede Mates Form The Tears

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler and Suede singer Brett Anderson have joined forces for a new project called the Tears, which also includes drummer Mako Sakomoto and bassist Nathan Fisher. Former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler and Suede singer Brett Anderson have joined forces for a new…

  4. Tommy Lee Embracing Cornhusker Life

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT You'd think he'd be good at the drums. But there was rocker Tommy Lee, struggling to keep up with 22-year-old University of Nebraska marching band veteran Ben Coleman. You'd think he'd be good at the drums. But there was rocker Tommy Lee, struggling to keep up with 22-year…

  5. 'Grand Theft' Spawns Sprawling Soundtracks

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As a companion to the next installment of Rockstar Games' "Grand Theft Auto" video game, Interscope will release two soundtracks: a two-disc version and an eight-disc box set. As a companion to the next installment of Rockstar Games' "Grand Theft Auto" video game…

  6. The Big Eyeball in the Sky

    October 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With a name like Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains, it is certain that whatever this band has up its sleeve, it's not a play-by-numbers attempt at mainstream popularity. With a name like Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains, it is certain that whatever this band…

  7. Friends Help Springsteen Wrap 'Vote' Tour

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen got a hand from some familiar faces last night (Oct. 13) in East Rutherford, N.J., in what served as one final taste of the Vote for Change tour to oust President Bush from the White Bruce Springsteen got a hand from some familiar faces last night (Oct. 13) at Continental…

  8. Vote For Change Tour Wraps In D.C.

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Vote for Change tour wrapped last night (Oct. 11) with a star-studded finale at Washington, D.C.'s MCI Center. To close the show, more than a dozen major acts teamed for covers of the Nick Lowe-wr The Vote for Change tour wrapped last night (Oct. 11) with a star-studded finale at…

  9. Wedren Dances Again With Baby

    October 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As the vocalist/guitarist for late, great rock act Shudder To Think, Craig Wedren gave life to some of the most original, bizarre and inspiring post-punk music of the 1990s. As the vocalist/guitarist for late, great rock act Shudder To Think, Craig Wedren gave life to some of the most…

  10. Real Gone

    October 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Furthering his unwavering commitment to the art of noise, Tom Waits creates structure from unlikely grunts and coughed clatter on "Real Gone," minimizing the role of instrumental melodies. Furthering his unwavering commitment to the art of noise, Tom Waits creates structure from…

  11. International Bluegrass Music Awards Winners

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, held Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville. Below are the winners of the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, held Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR The Del McCoury Band MALE…

  12. B&E: Flogging Molly

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Flogging Molly. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. BEATING A PUNK HORSE: After years of rousing beer-swilling bar patrons with its…

  13. Hot Product

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tom Waits 'Gone' Fishin' Furthering his unwavering commitment to the art of noise, Tom Waits creates structure from unlikely grunts and coughed clatter on "Real Gone," minimizing the role of instrumental melodies. Through verses and choruses written with hymeneal…

  14. Young Jams For Votes, Readies 'Greatest Hits'

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Although not an announced part of the lineup, Neil Young spent the weekend making appearances at Vote for Change tour stops in Toledo, Ohio, and Detroit. Sources suggest the veteran Canadian singer/so Although not an announced part of the lineup, Neil Young spent the weekend making…

  15. Protest Cancels Capleton Shows

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dancehall reggae star Capleton is facing increasing protests over some of his songs that encourage violence against gays. Dancehall reggae star Capleton is facing increasing protests over some of his songs that encourage violence against gays. Los Angeles-based House of Blues has nixed an Oct…

  16. 40TunesOnTV

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 27 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Patti Scialfa (also scheduled: Lauren Graham, Peter Boyle). "VH1 All Access: When Stars Get Scammed,"…

  17. Hot Product

    September 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Travis Morrison A New Plan Former Dismemberment Plan frontman Travis Morrison unveils his solo debut, "Travistan," this week via Barsuk Records. The set was co-produced by Death Cab For Cutie guitarist Chris Walla and veteran Washington, D.C., engineer Don Zientara. Guests include…

  18. Actor Downey Jr. Signs With Sony

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Actor Robert Downey Jr. has signed an exclusive recording contract with Sony Classical, which will release his debut album Nov. 23. Actor Robert Downey Jr. has signed an exclusive recording contract with Sony Classical, which will release his debut album Nov. 23. The set, which is not yet…

  19. 'The O.C.' Rocks With Two New CDs

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Just before the hit Fox show "The O.C." kicks off its second season on Nov. 4, Warner Bros. will issue the next two volumes in the show's soundtrack series. Just before the hit Fox show "The O.C." kicks off its second season on Nov. 4, Warner Bros. will issue the next…

  20. Punk Legend Johnny Ramone Dies At 55

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Johnny Ramone, a founding member of pioneering punk act the Ramones, died yesterday afternoon (Sept. 15) at his home in Los Angeles. He was 55 and had been suffering from prostate cancer for some time Johnny Ramone, a founding member of pioneering punk act the Ramones, died yesterday…

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