1. Pixies Finalize 2004 Tour DVD Plans

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The bulk of "Pixies Sell Out" is drawn from a July 3, 2004, show in Belfort, France, featuring such favorites as "Gigantic," "Bone Machine," "Monkey Gone to Heaven" and "Here Comes Your Man." As first reported here last year, the Pixies'…

  2. Billboard Bits: Metallica, Simon, Lady Of Soul, Relix

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Metallica, Simon, Lady Of Soul, Relix Rolling Stones fans will get a little heavy metal with their classic rock during the group's Nov. 13 and 15 shows at San Francisco's SBC Park. Metallica has been drafted as the opening act for those performances, joining the ranks of…

  3. Neutral Milk Hotel Leader Makes Rare Appearance

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Neutral Milk Hotel mastermind Jeff Mangum made his first live appearance in years last night (Aug. 2) in New York, guesting with Olivia Tremor Control during the first of two performances at New York' Neutral Milk Hotel mastermind Jeff Mangum made his first live appearance in years last…

  4. This Day in Music

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>At the request of NASA, Diamond Rio hosts a 30th anniversary bash for the Kennedy Space Center. The group performs in the Rocket Garden area of the Visitor Center.<br clear="none"/><br c 2004 - Legendary Southern Rock figure Lacy Van Zant dies at…

  5. Pixies, Beck, Oasis Head 'Across The Pond'

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Some of the top names in rock have signed on for the inaugural Across the Pond concerts, which will be held simultaneously at Keyspan Park in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Richmond County Bank Ballpark in State Some of the top names in rock have signed on for the inaugural Across the Pond concerts,…

  6. TunesOnTV

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 25-31, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 25 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Babyface (also scheduled: Jessica Biel). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Natalie, Baby Bash …

  7. Gemma Hayes Embraces L.A. For Second Album

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Irish singer/songwriter Gemma Hayes is eyeing a fall release for her as-yet-untitled sophomore Astralwerks album. Irish singer/songwriter Gemma Hayes is eyeing a fall release for her as-yet-untitled sophomore Astralwerks album. The artist relocated to Los Angeles to record the set, which was…

  8. Billboard Bits: Boards Of Canada, Braxton, Chapin

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Boards Of Canada, Braxton, Chapin Electronica duo Boards Of Canada has completed work on its next studio album. The as-yet-untitled set will be released in October via Music70/Warp. It's the follow-up to 2002's "Geogaddi," which debuted at No. 3 on Billboard's…

  9. Billboard Bits: Wilco, Rusty Anderson, ZZ Top

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stories about Wilco, Rusty Anderson and ZZ Top's Billy F Gibbons. Wilco will be among the artists appearing at the 20th anniversary edition of Farm Aid. As previously reported , the Sept. 18 show in Tinley Park, Ill., will feature the organization's founders, Willie Nelson, John…

  10. Billboard Bits: Bragg, Seagal, Elliott Smith, Silkworm

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Billy Bragg, Steven Seagal, Elliott Smith, Silkworm A little more than a week after Yep Roc Records confirmed it was prepping deluxe reissues of four Billy Bragg albums and a box set, the artist has postponed the projects until 2006. "As the date of release has approached, I have…

  11. Billboard Bits: Pearl Jam, Carrie Underwood, Snoop Dogg

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Pearl Jam, Carrie Underwood, Snoop Dogg Pearl Jam continues to add shows to its 2005 tour itinerary , the newest being an Aug. 29 date in Missoula, Mont., where bassist Jeff Ament went to college. Proceeds from the gig at the Adams Center will benefit Montana Senate president Jon…

  12. This Day in Music

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Helen Forrest, often called the best of the big band singers, dies of congestive heart failure at the Motion Picture Country Home and Hospital in Woodland Hills. She is 82.<br clear="non 2002 - R&B pioneer Rosco Gordon dies after suffering a hear attack…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. REMEMBERING LUTHER Dear Fred, I expect many will write about the passing of Luther Vandross this week. A friend just e-mailed me with the miserable news, which must have just broken as the Billboard Web site doesn't mention it yet. I was really…

  14. Billboard Bits: Joshua Bell, Dope/Mushroomhead, Chicago

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Joshua Bell, Dope/Mushroomhead and Chicago. Violinist Joshua Bell latest album, slated for release Sept. 20 on Sony Classical, will feature the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, recorded live in Berlin with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the Berlin Philharmonic. It is an all…

  15. McCartney Conjures 'Chaos' On 20th Solo Album

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney returns to the one-man-band approach that marked his 1970 self-titled solo debut on "Chaos and Creation in the Back Yard," his 20th solo album since the dissolution of the Beatles. Paul McCartney returns to the one-man-band approach that marked his 1970 self-titled…

  16. Redwalls Offer Sibling Variety On 'De Nova'

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Redwalls, a swaggering power-rock quartet from largely unswaggering Deerfield, Ill., produce a sound that's more suited to your average British pub than a Chicago burb. But the buzz around the ban The Redwalls, a swaggering power-rock quartet from largely unswaggering Deerfield, Ill.…

  17. TunesOnTV

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 4-10, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 4 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Earth, Wind & Fire (also scheduled: Julian McMahon). "PJ Harvey: Eurockeennes of Belfort Festival," Showtime Next Featured artist: PJ…

  18. 2Pac/Elton Single Leads U.K. Charts Again

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Ghetto Gospel" (Interscope) by 2Pac featuring Elton John started a second week at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (July 3), pursued by former classical protege Charlotte Church, who opened "Ghetto Gospel" (Interscope) by 2Pac featuring Elton John started a…

  19. Live 8 Recap: Philadelphia's Museum Of Art

    July 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The intense glare from the sun did little to curb the enthusiasm of animated concertgoers during Philadelphia's Live 8 show, held in front of the city's Museum of Art. The intense glare from the sun did little to curb the enthusiasm of animated concertgoers during Philadelphia'…

  20. Ask Billboard

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan and more. GET LOST? Keith, I have two album-sales questions I was hoping you could answer. First, I've noticed that Jennifer Lopez's "Get Right" mysteriously faded relatively pretty…

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