1. Billboard Bits: Pixies, Stefani, Kem

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the Pixies, Gwen Stefani and Kem The Pixies' wildly successful reunion tour will close with a Dec. 18 double-header at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, where the band has already sold out six prior engagements. The Pixies will play a 7 p.m. show with support from Mike…

  2. Unreleased Strummer, Rancid Kick Hellcat Compilation

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Unreleased tracks by the late Joe Strummer, Rancid and others fill out the ranks of the latest "cheapo" compilation from the independent Hellcat Records label. Unreleased tracks by the late Joe Strummer, Rancid and others fill out the ranks of the latest "cheapo"…

  3. Billboard Bits: Gwen Stefani, Seal, Johnny Cash

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Gwen Stefani, Seal, Johnny Cash No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani's highly anticipated solo debut finally has a name: "Love, Angel, Music, Baby" will arrive Nov. 23 via Interscope. First single "What You Waiting For?" was commercially released on Tuesday,…

  4. Trail Of Dead Sets Tour

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With the release of its second full-length pushed to next year, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead has will fill the coming months with a fall North American tour. The run will kick off Oct. With the release of its second full-length pushed to next year , ...And You Will Know Us By…

  5. Beck Album Pushed To 2005

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Although it had been penciled in for an Oct. 26 release, Beck's next Geffen album won't see the light of day this year. The as-yet-untitled set, which is being produced by the Dust Brothers and Tony H Although it had been penciled in for an Oct. 26 release, Beck's next Geffen…

  6. 'Wait' Is Over For Stefani Solo Single

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gwen Stefani will unveil her first solo material early next month in the form of the single "What You Waiting For?" The No Doubt frontwoman's as-yet-untitled album will arrive Nov. 23 via Interscope. Gwen Stefani will unveil her first solo material early next month in the form…

  7. Stars Pack Fourth Quarter Release Schedule

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fourth-quarter releases from U2, Eminem, Alan Jackson, Good Charlotte, Ludacris and Gwen Stefani are fueling excitement among retailers as the industry heads into its key selling season. Like the same Fourth-quarter releases from U2, Eminem, Alan Jackson, Good Charlotte, Ludacris, Fabolous…

  8. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of "Car Wash," newly remade by Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliott, Mavis Staples, Ciara and women on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart AUTO MATIC: For the second time in the rock era, the song "Car Wash"…

  9. Morello Wields Politics On Anti-Bush Tour

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Billed as the Nightwatchman, Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello is taking his acoustic guitar, three chords and the truth on the road this fall for more than half of the 20-date Rock Against Bush tour, Billed as the Nightwatchman, Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello is taking his acoustic guitar,…

  10. JibJab Settles Suit Over Guthrie's 'Land'

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Publishers of Woody Guthrie's classic "This Land is Your Land" and JibJab Media, creators of an animated Internet short that uses the tune in a comic sendup of President Bush and Sen. John Kerry's pre Publishers of Woody Guthrie's classic "This Land is Your Land…

  11. Everclear Singer Headed To DNC

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT His regular job may be that of singer for rock act Everclear, but Art Alexakis has political aspirations. As an elected delegate, the singer will represent Oregon's 3rd congressional district (Portlan His regular job may be that of singer for rock act Everclear, but Art Alexakis has…

  12. 'Future Soundtrack For America' Revealed

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Barsuk Records has taken the wraps off of its forthcoming fundraising compilation, "Future Soundtrack for America." Barsuk Records has taken the wraps off of its forthcoming fundraising compilation, "Future Soundtrack for America." The set comprises 22 tracks, all…

  13. Tunes On TV

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 15-21, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 15 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Sting (also scheduled: Jamie Lee Curtis). "Jingle Ball Rock," Fox Featured Artists: Jennifer Lopez, Jessica…

  14. 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…

  15. Keb' Mo' Keeps New Album 'Simple'

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bluesman Keb' Mo' will release "Keep It Simple" on Feb. 10, his sixth recording for Sony's Epic Records. Bluesman Keb' Mo' will release "Keep It Simple" on Feb. 10, his sixth recording for Sony's Epic Records. Recorded in Los Angeles and…

  16. The Bad Plus 'Give' Again

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jazz trio the Bad Plus will release its sophomore album, "Give," March 9 via Columbia. Jazz trio the Bad Plus will release its sophomore album, "Give," March 9 via Columbia. As was the group's 2003 debut, "These Are the Vistas," the new set was produced by…

  17. Top Acts Rock 17th Bridge School Benefit

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam, Wilco, Counting Crows, Willie Nelson and others joined Neil Young and his bandmates in Crosby, Stills & Nash this weekend (Oct. 25-26) outside San Francisco for the 17th annual Bridge S Pearl Jam, Wilco, Counting Crows, Willie Nelson and others joined Neil Young and his…

  18. No Doubt Firms Up November Bonanza

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A video for "It's My Life" has been shot by famed photographer David LaChapelle. Interscope has penciled in a Nov. 25 release for a bonanza of No Doubt items. As previously reported , the group will issue "Singles 1992-2003," augmented with a cover of Talk Talk's…

  19. Haggard Speaks Out 'Like Never Before'

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted and expanded from the magazine for Billboard.com. The title of Merle Haggard's new record pretty much says it all: It's "Haggard Like Never Before." Released Sept. 30, the album marks the debut of the veteran singer's own label, Hag Records, and finds him…

  20. Tunes On TV

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related listings for Oct. 6-12 Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 6 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Joss Stone (also scheduled: Lucy Liu, Jacques Lowe). "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: Steadman, Justin…

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