1. 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&…

  2. Artists Continue To Aid Katrina Victims

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The music community continues to respond to the immense need for aid in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, pledging talent, money and other means of support for thousands of suffering Gulf Coast residents The music community continues to respond to the immense need for aid in the wake of…

  3. West 'Registers' No. 1 Album Debut

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With "Late Registration," Kanye West rules the school as his sophomore Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam album makes a chart-topping bow on The Billboard 200 this week. After a few weeks of relatively low-key activ With "Late Registration," Kanye West rules the school as his sophomore…

  4. Jackson Writes Song For Hurricane Victims

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pop star Michael Jackson has written a song for the victims of Hurricane Katrina that he hopes to record with other top artists and release as a charity single, his spokesperson said. Pop star Michael Jackson has written a song for the victims of Hurricane Katrina that he hopes to record with…

  5. Buffett Winds Down Tour At Wrigley Field

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett closed out his summer tour over the weekend at a venue almost as attached to the season as he is: Chicago's Wrigley Field, where the singer-songwriter and his Coral Reefer Band played a Jimmy Buffett closed out his summer tour over the weekend at a venue almost as attached…

  6. Crow Gets Orchestrated For Fall Dates

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With a new album due before the month is out, Sheryl Crow is planning a brief U.S. tour shortly after its release. With a new album due before the month is out, Sheryl Crow is planning a brief U.S. tour shortly after its release. The run will open Oct. 16 in Seattle and encompass nine shows…

  7. Jay-Z Backs Kanye's Bush Comments

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rap mogul Jay-Z is standing behind Def Jam colleague Kanye West in the wake of the latter's comments during Friday's telethon to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina. West declared that "George Bush d Rap mogul Jay-Z is standing behind Def Jam colleague Kanye West in the wake…

  8. Top Acts Added To 'ReAct Now' Hurricane Special

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A host of top acts have joined the bill for Saturday's (Sept. 10) "ReAct Now: Music & Relief" special, which, as previously reported, will air live on MTV, VH1 and CMT and raise funds for victims A host of top acts have joined the bill for Saturday's (Sept. 10) "…

  9. Kanye West Rips Bush During NBC Telethon

    September 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT It began with jazz from New Orleans natives Harry Connick Jr. and Wynton Marsalis. But "A Concert for Hurricane Relief," a heartfelt benefit aired on NBC last night, took an unexpected turn thanks to It began, fittingly enough, with jazz from New Orleans natives Harry Connick Jr.…

  10. Music Community's Katrina Aid Continues

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The response of the music community to the needs of those suffering in the wake of Hurricane Katrina continues to grow. The response of the music community to the needs of those suffering in the wake of Hurricane Katrina continues to grow. New initiatives involving Alan Jackson, Juvenile,…

  11. Aid Efforts Halt Tenn. 'Idol' Auditions

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Auditions for "American Idol" scheduled for Monday (Sept. 5) in Memphis have been canceled, with producers citing the extensive Hurricane Katrina relief efforts being coordinated in the city. Auditions for "American Idol" scheduled for Monday (Sept. 5) in Memphis have been…

  12. Music-Related Hurricane Relief Efforts Grow

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill and Aaron Neville have been added to tonight's (Sept. 2) "A Concert for Hurricane Relief," staged in New York by NBC Universal and featuring Tim McGraw, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr Faith Hill and Aaron Neville have been added to tonight's (Sept. 2) …

  13. Fats Domino Rescued In New Orleans

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rock legend Fats Domino has been rescued in New Orleans, days after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city. Rock legend Fats Domino has been rescued in New Orleans, days after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city. According to reports, Domino is now safe but his precise whereabouts are…

  14. Top Stars Join Multi-Network Katrina Benefit

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Green Day, Usher, Alicia Keys, Dave Matthews Band, Rob Thomas and John Mellencamp are the first acts confirmed to appear at a live performance special set for Sept. 10 on MTV, VH1 and CMT. Green Day, Usher, Alicia Keys, Dave Matthews Band, Rob Thomas, Ludacris, Gretchen Wilson, John…

  15. McGraw, Connick Sign On For Hurricane Relief Telethon

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT NBC Universal will stage "A Concert for Hurricane Relief" on Friday (Sept. 2) to raise funds for those suffering in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Country superstar Tim McGraw, jazz trumpeter Wynton M NBC Universal will stage "A Concert for Hurricane Relief" on Friday …

  16. DMB Show To Benefit Katrina Victims

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band is the first act to come forward with a benefit show for Hurricane Katrina victims, Billboard.com has learned. It is expected to be announced tomorrow (Sept. 1) that DMB will add a Dave Matthews Band is the first act to come forward with a benefit show for Hurricane Katrina…

  17. Green Day Dominates MTV Video Music Awards

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Green Day continued its charmed year by dominating the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards last night (Aug. 28) in Miami. The group's video for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" won six awards, including video of Green Day continued its charmed year by dominating the 2005 MTV Video Music…

  18. 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…

  19. TunesOnTV

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 18-24, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 18 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Il Divo (also scheduled: Simon Cowell, Debbie Travis, Michael Schlow). "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Jimmy Eat World, Ice…

  20. Native Stars To Honor Okla. City Bombing Victims

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country stars Toby Keith and Vince Gill will lead a bill of native Oklahomans at an April 22 event to honor those affected by the 1995 bombing of Oklahoma City's Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. To Country stars Toby Keith and Vince Gill will lead a bill of native Oklahomans at an…

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