1. Southern Rock Titans Team For Tour

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two of the biggest Southern rock acts -- the Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd -- will team up for a brief slate of fall tour dates. Two of the biggest Southern rock acts -- the Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd -- will team up for a brief slate of fall tour dates. The seven-show…

  2. Hot Product

    July 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The 16th volume in the "Now That's What I Call Music!" compilation series (UTV), featuring tracks from OutKast, Britney Spears and Gretchen Wilson. The Nonesuch debut from vocalist k.d. lang, "Hymns of…

  3. Producer Auctioning Classic Rock Treasures

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Famed producer Eddie Kramer has put more than 2,000 items from his collection up for sale at the online site Backstage Auctions, including a host of rare Led Zeppelin recordings, Kiss' 1973 demo tape, Famed producer Eddie Kramer has put more than 2,000 items from his collection up for…

  4. Nettwerk Plans Christmas, Kids Compilations

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With a batch of new holiday recordings from the likes of the Polyphonic Spree, Death Cab For Cutie and Ivy, Nettwerk America will add a third volume to its "Maybe This Christmas" compilation series th With a batch of new holiday recordings from the likes of the Polyphonic Spree,…

  5. Hot Product

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Van Halen 'Both' Sides Now Van Halen recorded three new songs for inclusion on "The Very Best of Van Halen," due this week via Warner Bros. The cuts "It's About Time," "Up for Breakfast" and "Learning To See" feature vocalist Sammy Hagar,…

  6. Billboard Bits: 'N Sync, Keys, Bono, Journey

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on 'N Sync, Keys, Bono, Journey 'N Sync will make its first group appearance in more than a year-and-a-half when it sings the National Anthem July 25 as part of its Challenge for the Children charity event. The group will sing prior to a celebrity basketball game, in which its…

  7. Dismemberment Plan Singer Goes Solo

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Dismemberment Plan frontman Travis Morrison has inked with Barsuk Records for his solo debut, "Travistan," due Sept. 29. Former Dismemberment Plan frontman Travis Morrison has inked with Barsuk Records for his solo debut, "Travistan," due Sept. 29. The set was co…

  8. American Music Club Pens New 'Love Songs'

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Back together after a 10-year hiatus, American Music Club will release an all-new 13-song studio album Oct. 12 through Merge Records. Back together after a 10-year hiatus, American Music Club will release an all-new 13-song studio album Oct. 12 through Merge Records. "Love Songs for…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 51. Macmichael formed Cutting Crew in 1985 with English vocalist Nick Van Eede, and the new group quic 2002 - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung…

  10. Hot Product

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Big Fish 'Fish' Fry Having already been nominated for the best original song at the Golden Globe awards, Pearl Jam's "Man of the Hour" gets a wide release this week on Sony's "Big Fish" soundtrack. The cut was initially made available exclusively via…

  11. Vedder, Sting Nominated For Golden Globes

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Songs by Elton John, Sting, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and U2's Bono are among those nominated for best original song Golden Globe Awards. Danny Elfman's score for "Big Fish" and Howard Shore's work on Songs by Elton John, Sting, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and…

  12. Amazon Hooks Pearl Jam Single

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Veteran rock act Pearl Jam, now free from its Sony Music contract, has aligned with Amazon.com to sell the CD single "Man of the Hour" from the "Big Fish" soundtrack. As previously reported, the singl Veteran rock act Pearl Jam, now free from its Sony Music contract, has…

  13. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Country artist Brad Paisley appears as a special guest on the ABC sitcom "According to Jim," staring Jim Belushi. The episode, titled "The Brother-In-Law," follows a September visit the 2002 - Country artist Brad Paisley appears as a special guest…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Modern rock act Local H performs at a bar/restaurant in Crystal Lake, Ill., for Kevin Krak, winner of a summer eBay auction for a concert by the band. "I have been a fan of Local H for s 2002 - Modern rock act Local H performs at a bar/restaurant in Crystal Lake…

  15. Backstage At The BMAs

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST x In a year chock full of highlights, Beyoncé , who won four Billboard Music Awards, was quick to recall her top moment: "It was the first week my album ["Dangerously in Love"] came out. I was so nervous, and it debuted at No. 1. It was my first solo album, it just was a…

  16. More From Backstage At The BMAs

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST x Fans of Sting will see the artist in a new light when his sold-out "Sacred Love" tour starts in January ... literally. "This tour will be a little more theatrical than usual," the Century Award honoree told Billboard. "I normally just concentrate on musicians and a…

  17. Connick In Romantic Mood With New Album

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Just in time for Valentine's Day, Harry Connick Jr. has slated a Feb. 3 release for "Only You," a collection of romantic standards from Columbia Records. Tapping into material from the 1950s and '60s, Just in time for Valentine's Day, Harry Connick Jr. has slated a…

  18. Wonder To Honor Sting

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stevie Wonder will be on hand Wednesday night (Dec. 10) in Las Vegas to present the Century Award to Sting at the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the show will air live on Fox be Stevie Wonder will be on hand Wednesday night (Dec. 10) in Las Vegas to present the Century…

  19. 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…

  20. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Aimee Mann headlines a Seattle "release party" for Sub Pop's "Badlands: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska," issued the month before. Mann is joined by fellow contributors Damien 2000 - Aimee Mann headlines a Seattle "release…

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