1. West 'Registers' No. 1 Album Debut

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With "Late Registration," Kanye West rules the school as his sophomore Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam album makes a chart-topping bow on The Billboard 200 this week. After a few weeks of relatively low-key activ With "Late Registration," Kanye West rules the school as his sophomore…

  2. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, 63, is rushed to the hospital with an undisclosed stomach illness, just hours before he is due to perform in his hometown of Gorilla, Ontario 2004 - Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand wins the 2004 Nationwide…

  3. Cream Confirms Fall NYC Run

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cream will regroup for an Oct. 24-26 run at New York's Madison Square Garden. As expected , Cream will regroup for an Oct. 24-26 run at New York's Madison Square Garden. Tickets will go on sale first to American Express cardholders beginning Monday (Sept. 12) via Ticketmaster.…

  4. Gorillaz, McFly Lead U.K. Charts

    September 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gorillaz scored its first U.K. No. 1 single with "Dare" (Parlophone) yesterday (Sept. 4), while boy band McFly's sophomore set "Wonderland" (Universal Island) became its second chart-topping album. Ja Gorillaz scored its first U.K. No. 1 single with "Dare" …

  5. Snoop Dogg Joins 50 Cent In Suing Dealership

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg is seeking $2 million from a Philadelphia car dealership that he accuses of having misappropriated his image and speech pattern in its advertisements. The business was the subject of a rece Snoop Dogg is seeking $2 million from a Philadelphia car dealership that he accuses of…

  6. Music-Related Hurricane Relief Efforts Grow

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill and Aaron Neville have been added to tonight's (Sept. 2) "A Concert for Hurricane Relief," staged in New York by NBC Universal and featuring Tim McGraw, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr Faith Hill and Aaron Neville have been added to tonight's (Sept. 2) …

  7. Kanye Sues Chicago DJ Over Unreleased Songs

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Kanye West filed a lawsuit yesterday (Aug. 29) to stop release of masters he recorded as a Chicago teenager in 1995. The suit filed in the U.S. District Court in Chicago claims that Eric "E-Smo Rapper Kanye West filed a lawsuit yesterday (Aug. 29) to stop release of masters he…

  8. Hot Product

    August 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The latest studio album from legendary guitarist Eric Clapton, "Back Home" (Duck/Reprise). A DualDisc edition of Barbra Streisand's classic 1980 collaborative album with the Bee Gees' Barry Gibb, "…

  9. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>It is announced that Billy Joel has postponed the fall leg of his current world tour due to recurring throat problems.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album "…

  10. 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…

  11. 50 Cent Sues Car Dealer For Infringement

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cent is suing a Philadelphia car dealer over advertisements that he said used his trademarked name without permission. 50 Cent is suing a Philadelphia car dealer over advertisements that he said used his trademarked name without permission. The rapper, whose real name is Curtis James…

  12. R&B, Jazz Acts Salute 'Charlie Brown Christmas'

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Vanessa Williams, Toni Braxton, Brian McKnight and Chaka Khan have all lent their talents to an upcoming "A Charlie Brown Christmas" tribute album. Vanessa Williams, Toni Braxton, Brian McKnight and Chaka Khan have all lent their talents to an upcoming "A Charlie Brown…

  13. Billboard Bits: Ween, mtvU, Eric Matthews

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Ween, mtvU, Eric Matthews Ween played its first New York show in nearly two years Saturday (Aug. 20) at the Knitting Factory as part of a private party for the skateboarding magazine Thrasher. The 28-song, 135-minute set was open only to Thrasher guests and a select group of contest…

  14. Metal-Leaning Hellfest Canceled In Insurance Flap

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT At the eleventh hour, this weekend's massive Hellfest in Trenton, N.J., has been canceled due to concerns over whether organizers' insurance policy was adequate to cover the event. At the eleventh hour, this weekend's massive Hellfest in Trenton, N.J., has been canceled due to…

  15. Billboard Bits: Cream, Green Day, The Clientele

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Cream, Green Day, The Clientele Although the track list has not yet been revealed, a DVD chronicling Cream's May reunion run at London's Royal Albert Hall will be released Oct. 4 via Rhino. The shows found Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker performing together for the…

  16. TunesOnTV

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 15-21, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 15 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Brad Paisley. "TRL," MTV Featured artist: Mario, Backstreet Boys. "Access Granted: Scream Tour IV," BET…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses charts and more with readers. MAYBE WE NEED A PUBLICIST Dear Fred, I read your column every week and find it endlessly fascinating as my interest in the pop charts goes back many years, as will become evident by my question to you. I read with interest the letters in…

  18. 'Ceasefire' Protest Concert Planned For D.C.

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Electronica act Thievery Corporation, indie rock group Le Tigre and singer/songwriter Steve Earle have signed on to perform at "Operation: Ceasefire," a daylong Sept. 24 concert and rally at the Washi Electronica act Thievery Corporation, indie rock group Le Tigre and singer…

  19. This Day in Music

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1981 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Endless Love," Diana Ross & Lionel Richie. The song holds onto the top spot for nine weeks, making it the most successful duo, most successful Motown single 2003 - Phish bassist Mike Gordon is arrested in Wantagh, N.Y., and…

  20. Friends Line Up To Duet With B.B. King

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With a special birthday just around the corner, B.B. King is nearly ready to unveil his latest star-studded duets album. Due Sept. 13, just three days before the blues great's 80th birthday, the Geffe With a special birthday just around the corner, B.B. King is nearly ready to unveil his…

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