1. Injury Forces Helmet To Revise Tour

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The trek was due to kick off Sept. 17 in Atlanta but will now get underway in early October. Hard rock act Helmet has been forced to push back the start of its first tour in seven years after group leader Page Hamilton broke his collar bone in a mountain biking accident. The trek was due to…

  2. Another Bedingfield Leads U.K. Charts

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Natasha Bedingfield, the 22-year-old sister of British hitmaker Daniel Bedingfield, scored her first U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Aug. 22) as "These Words" (Phonogenic/BMG) debuted at the top. It is t Natasha Bedingfield, the 22-year-old sister of British hitmaker Daniel Bedingfield…

  3. 15th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be presented Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville, Ky. The show is the centerpiece of the International Music Bluegrass Mus Below are the nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be…

  4. Billboard Bits: D-Roc, Linkin Park, Coleman, Scialfa

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on D-Roc, Linkin Park, Coleman, Scialfa Body Count guitarist D-Roc (real name: Dennis Miles) died Tuesday in California after a battle with lymphoma. He was 45. D-Roc is the third member of Body Count to pass away since 1996; Beatmaster V died that year due to leukemia and bassist…

  5. Reunited Helmet Plans Road Run

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Helmet will launch its first tour in seven years Sept. 17 in Atlanta. The headlining tour will visit clubs, with 28 stops confirmed through an Oct. 30 show in Anaheim, Calif. More dates are expected. Helmet will launch its first tour in seven years Sept. 17 in Atlanta. The headlining tour…

  6. Senate Candidate Seeks Springsteen Boycott

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Upset with Bruce Springsteen's effort to oust President Bush from the White House, the New York Conservative Party's candidate for the U.S. Senate is launching a "Boycott the Boss" television commerci Upset with Bruce Springsteen's effort to oust President Bush from…

  7. Black Re-Interprets Pixies, Gets Mellow In Nashville

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Amid the Pixies' wildly successful reunion tour, Frank Black has found time to prep two new albums, including a double-disc set. Tentatively due Oct. 12 via spinART is "Frank Black Francis," the first Amid the Pixies' wildly successful reunion tour , vocalist/guitarist…

  8. Billboard Bits: 50 Cent, Pixies, Miller/Keen

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on 50 Cent, Pixies, Miller/Keen 50 Cent will be among the guest voices heard in the forthcoming 16th season of the animated Fox series "The Simpsons." The G-Unit rapper will reportedly be featured in an episode dubbed "Pranksta Rap." No airdate has been set for the…

  9. Destiny's Child Auditioning Male Dancers

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child will hold auditions to find "25 of the hottest male dancers in the country" in preparation for touring and promotion for its upcoming Columbia album. The trio says it is looking "for a Destiny's Child will hold auditions to find "25 of the hottest…

  10. 'Sun' Rises On New R.E.M. Album

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M.'s next Warner Bros. album will be titled "Around the Sun," according to the group's official Web site. As previously reported, the set will be released Oct. 4 internationally and the following R.E.M.'s next Warner Bros. album will be titled "Around the Sun…

  11. Update: Top Artists To Rock Swing States

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Updating a story first posted here yesterday (Aug. 3), artists such as Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M., the Dixie Chicks, John Mellencamp, Bright Eyes and the Dave Matthews Band have teamed up fo Updating a story first posted here yesterday (Aug. 3), artists such as Pearl Jam, Bruce…

  12. Sinatra Plants A New 'Kiss'

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nancy Sinatra has set a Sept. 28 release date for her new, self-titled album for Morrissey's Attack imprint via Sanctuary. Nancy Sinatra has set a Sept. 28 release date for her new, self-titled album for Morrissey's Attack imprint via Sanctuary. As previously reported , the first…

  13. Lazy Afternoon

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Regina Belle is well-known by the R&B/pop rank and file. She has scored two No. 1 R&B hits ("Baby Come to Me," "Make It Like It Was"). Regina Belle is well-known by the R&B/pop rank and file. She has scored two No. 1 R&B hits ("Baby Come to Me," …

  14. Streets, Franz Ferdinand Lead Mercury Shortlist

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Albums by the Streets and Franz Ferdinand are the leading contenders for the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize, which celebrates the best of British and Irish music. Other newcomers with albums on the lis Albums by the Streets and Franz Ferdinand are the leading contenders for the 2004 Nationwide…

  15. House Of Blues Discounts Amphitheater Tix

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Faced with slow amphitheater business this summer, House of Blues has partnered with Ticketmaster and AOL to offer $20 tickets to more than 80 concerts at 17 venues throughout the United States. Faced with slow amphitheater business this summer, House of Blues has partnered with Ticketmaster…

  16. Aretha Leads Detroit Jazz Fest Lineup

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Aretha Franklin, Ramsey Lewis, George Benson and Lou Rawls will anchor the lineup for the 25th anniversary edition of the Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival. Aretha Franklin, Ramsey Lewis, George Benson and Lou Rawls will anchor the lineup for the 25th anniversary edition of the Ford…

  17. Canadian Acts Team For Benefit Show

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young, Barenaked Ladies, Randy Bachman and his son Tal are confirmed for a Sept. 17 benefit concert on Vancouver Island. Neil Young, Barenaked Ladies, Randy Bachman and his son Tal are confirmed for a Sept. 17 benefit concert on Vancouver Island. The show, to be held at the 2,500-seat…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Sean "Puffy" Combs is arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon when a gun is found in his vehicle after he leaves a chaotic scene at a New York club where three people a 1999 - Sean "Puffy" Combs is arrested and charged with…

  19. Labels Lining Up Reissue Bonanza

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST The batch of major catalog titles slated to be released in the first quarter of 2004 celebrate the British Invasion, a pair of metal icons, rock'n'roll's 50th anniversary and the work of Bob Dylan, Jo The batch of major catalog titles slated to be released in the first quarter…

  20. LIVE REVIEW

    December 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST David Bowie In NYC http://www.billboard.com/bb/livereviews/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=2055579 News David Bowie …

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