1. First Wilco Live Album Due In November

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Wilco has set a Nov. 1 release for the Nonesuch concert document "Kicking Television -- Live in Chicago." Wilco has set a Nov. 1 release for the Nonesuch concert document "Kicking Television -- Live in Chicago." The double-disc set stitches together 23 tracks from four May…

  2. Lauper's 'Body Acoustic' Reinvents Hits

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cyndi Lauper revisits her career highlights in a new setting on "The Body Acoustic," her ninth studio album, due Nov. 8 via Daylight/Epic. Cyndi Lauper revisits her career highlights in a new setting on "The Body Acoustic," her ninth studio album, due Nov. 8 via Daylight…

  3. Final 2005 CMA Awards Nominees

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Final nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards Below are the final nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. The 39th annual event will be held Nov. 15 at New York's Madison Square Garden and broadcast live on CBS. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Kenny…

  4. Kanye Eyeing Tour With Common

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West is eyeing a fall tour with Common, Fantasia and Keyshia Cole, according to his booking agent, Jeff Frasco of Creative Artists Agency. Kanye West is eyeing a fall tour with Common, Fantasia and Keyshia Cole, according to his booking agent, Jeff Frasco of Creative Artists Agency. A…

  5. Bolin Audio/Visual Rarities Discovered

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When former Deep Purple/James Gang guitarist Tommy Bolin died in December 1976, he left behind a wealth of demos and outtakes. When former Deep Purple/James Gang guitarist Tommy Bolin died in December 1976, he left behind a wealth of demos and outtakes. Countless rarities have appeared since…

  6. Paul McCartney: Q&A

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The following is excerpted from a 36-page "Billboard Stars: Paul McCartney" special feature that appears in the Sept. 3, 2005, issue of Billboard magazine. Beyond this Q&A, the section boasts a dozen articles examining the former…

  7. Tunes On TV

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 29 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Brooks & Dunn (also scheduled: Sandra Day O'Connor). "Today," NBC Featured artist: Rihanna. "CKY…

  8. Billboard Bits: Fantasia, 311, NFL Kickoff

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Fantasia, 311, NFL Kickoff Although she's still on tour supporting her J Records debut, "Free Yourself," Fantasia has begun mulling plans for its follow-up. "I will be going back into the studio sooner or later," the artist tells Billboard. "I'd like…

  9. Billboard Bits: Rogue Wave, Brad Mehldau, MTV VMAs

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Rogue Wave, Brad Mehldau, MTV VMAs Rogue Wave looks to expand on the indie success of its 2004 album "Out of the Shadow" with "Descended Like Vultures," due Oct. 25 via Sub Pop. The 11-track set finds group leader Zach Rogue backed by his touring band of multi…

  10. Vegoose Adds Beck, High-Profile Evening Shows

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Beck, Sleater-Kinney and Devendra Banhart have joined the bill for the Oct. 29-30 event at Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium. The talent pool for the first Vegoose festival continues to grow. Beck, Sleater-Kinney and Devendra Banhart have joined the bill for the Oct. 29-30 event at Las Vegas&…

  11. B&E: The Spill Canvas

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Spill Canvas. With 19-year-old vocalist Nick Thomas as its driving force, the Spill Canvas has been building a loyal fan base by relentlessly touring. The underground buzz the…

  12. Crowe Finalizes 'Elizabethtown' Soundtrack

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The full track list has been confirmed for the soundtrack to "Elizabethtown," Cameron Crowe's highly anticipated new film. The full track list has been confirmed for the soundtrack to "Elizabethtown," Cameron Crowe's highly anticipated new film. Due Sept. 13 via…

  13. TunesOnTV

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 22-28, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 22 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: Common, Hilary Duff, Haylie Duff. Show Description: Syndicated weekday variety show. Check local listings! "TRL,…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Blues Traveler bassist Bobby Sheehan is found dead in bed at his New Orleans home. Sheehan, who had recently begun work on a solo project, is 31.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - The Occupational Safety and Health…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses charts and artists with readers. CHART INTEREST Hi Fred, Following on from last week's question about American radio not having one definitive Hot 100 countdown show, I wondered does the average American public now care about the charts, or know who's No. 1?…

  16. Krall Croons Christmas Carols On New CD

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Diana Krall will deliver the sounds of the season with "Christmas Songs, Featuring the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra," due Nov. 1 from Verve Records. Diana Krall will deliver the sounds of the season with "Christmas Songs, Featuring the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra,"…

  17. Live Signs With Epic, Album Due In November

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran modern rock act Live has signed with Epic after ending its decade-plus association with Radioactive/MCA. Veteran modern rock act Live has signed with Epic after ending its decade-plus association with Radioactive/MCA. The group's manager, Chris Hardin, tells Billboard.com a new…

  18. Windham Hill Celebrates 'Night Before' Xmas

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Windham Hill will release its latest seasonal compilation, "The Night Before Christmas," on Oct. 4. Windham Hill will release its latest seasonal compilation, "The Night Before Christmas," on Oct. 4. The 14-track set features new recordings from such enduring label acts as…

  19. Billboard Bits: Anselmo, Inland Invasion, George Clinton

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Phil Anselmo, Inland Invasion, George Clinton Phil Anselmo made his first public appearance since the on-stage murder of his former Pantera bandmate "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott last night (Aug. 15), playing rhythm guitar for New Orleans sludge-metal merchants Eyehategod at CBGB…

  20. 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…

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