1. New Songs Enliven Eurythmics Best-Of

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Eurythmics have re-teamed to record two new songs for the upcoming retrospective “Ultimate Collection,” due Nov. 8 via Arista. The Eurythmics have re-teamed to record two new songs for the upcoming retrospective “Ultimate Collection,” due Nov. 8 via Arista. The tracks “I've Got a…

  2. Hot Product

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney 'Chaos' Theory Paul McCartney is nearing the age 64 milestone he previously immortalized in a Beatles song, but his focus remains on making music. On the new "Chaos and Creation in the Back Yard," producer Nigel Godrich helped McCartney create his most…

  3. Hot Product

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Institute Institute In Session 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," is No. 31 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock tally, ahead of this week's…

  4. This Day in Music

    September 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Police announce that Miguel Dega, president of Spain's biggest indie label, Max Music, has been arrested on charges of kidnapping and the attempted murder of his former partner, Ricardo 2001 - Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country…

  5. Billboard Bits: DMB, Northern State, Nickelback

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Dave Matthews Band, Northern State, Nickelback Dave Matthews Band's latest studio album, "Stand Up," is only four months old, but the group is already itching to make its sequel. Indeed, according to RCA senior VP of marketing Hugh Surratt, a new DMB album could be out…

  6. Echo & The Bunnymen Emerge From 'Siberia'

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Some 26 years into their career, legendary U.K. rock act Echo & the Bunnymen are still going strong on their new album, "Siberia" (Cooking Vinyl). Some 26 years into their career, legendary U.K. rock act Echo & the Bunnymen are still going strong on their new album, "…

  7. Jay-Z Pursuing The Roots, Mulling Album

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Def Jam president/CEO Jay-Z is not resting on his laurels. The artist tells Billboard he is mulling the creation of the label Def Jam Left, which he describes as "an artist-driven label with very low Def Jam president/CEO Jay-Z is not resting on his laurels. The artist tells Billboard he…

  8. The Mooney Suzuki Inks With V2

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New York rock band the Mooney Suzuki can thank Madison Avenue and Hollywood for keeping its music alive when the going got tough. New York rock band the Mooney Suzuki can thank Madison Avenue and Hollywood for keeping its music alive when the going got tough. Despite being a casualty of the…

  9. OutKast Film Lands At Universal

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Pictures has bought worldwide rights to an untitled movie musical starring hip-hop duo OutKast. The HBO Films production is set in a 1930s Southern speakeasy and follows two characters, Perc Universal Pictures has bought worldwide rights to an untitled movie musical starring hip-hop…

  10. Yearwood Back On Track

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Successful artists can often feel like they are on a fast-moving treadmill that never stops. Trisha Yearwood took the risk of stepping off and has no regrets. After a self-imposed hiatus, she will return Sept. 13 with "Jasper County,"…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Mariah Carey, Madonna, chart records and more with readers. CRAZY FOR THE MATERIAL GIRL Hi Fred, In your "Chart Beat" column, you wrote that Mariah Carey was one of only six acts on The Billboard Hot 100 to occupy the top spot as well as the number two spot in…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Carolyn Dawn Johnson is again the big winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards, held in Calgary, Alberta. In addition to top female, Johnson takes home trophies for top single and top 2003 - Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel announce their first tour since 1994. 2003 -…

  13. Rock Acts Plug In For Katrina Benefits

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Bad Religion and Rise Against are among the hard-hitting punk and rock acts confirmed for "Unite the United," an all-star concert event to benefit victims of Hurricane Ka The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Bad Religion and Rise Against are among the hard…

  14. Billboard Bits: Ozzy, Billy Joel, TV On The Radio

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Joel, TV On The Radio Ozzy Osbourne will make a surprise appearance tonight (Sept. 8) in Foxboro, Mass., as part of ABC's "NFL Kickoff" show, Billboard.com has learned. As previously reported , Green Day, Trisha Yearwood and Santana with Michelle…

  15. CHART BEAT

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Kanye West, Les Paul, Kimberley Locke, Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan. GOING FOR THE 'GOLD': Elvis Presley fans can rest easy -- at least, for this week. The speculation that Mariah Carey's "Shake It Off" (Island) would…

  16. Hot 100 Shocker: Kanye Dethrones Mariah

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bolstered by a surge of radio support, Kanye West's "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx vaults into the top slot on the Billboard Hot 100, ending the summer-long run of Mariah Carey's "We Belong Togeth Bolstered by a surge of radio support, Kanye West's "Gold…

  17. moe. Plans Lake Placid 'Snoe.down'

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran jam band moe. is planning to host a March 17-19 festival in Lake Placid, N.Y. Snoe.down will open the Adirondack Almost Springfest event in the resort town that hosted the 1932 and 1980 Winter Veteran jam band moe. is planning to host a March 17-19 festival in Lake Placid, N.Y. Snoe…

  18. Voodoo Music Experience Hopes To Go Forward

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, attempts are being made to hold the festival on the original dates in a new city to be announced, and also raise funds for victims of the disaster. The seventh Voodoo Music Experience , which was to take place Oct. 29-30 in New Orleans' City Park, is…

  19. Top Acts Set For New York Katrina Benefit

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New York's Madison Square Garden will be the site of a Sept. 20 benefit for victims of Hurricane Katrina, dubbed "From the Big Apple to the Big Easy." The show will pair a variety of top acts with som New York's Madison Square Garden will be the site of a Sept. 20 benefit…

  20. Franti Preaching Peace, Charity At San Fran Fest

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Like countless other musicians and organizations across the country, Michael Franti's annual Power to the Peaceful festival has a crucial new task this year: offering aid to victims of Hurricane Katri Like countless other musicians and organizations across the country, Michael Franti&…

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