1. Billboard Bits: Swizz Beatz, Joseph Arthur, Kinky Friedman

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Producer Swizz Beatz, Bilal, Inner Voice, Cassidy and Marsha Ambrosius of Floetry will help launch an international peace campaign tomorrow (Sept. 21) with the premiere the tribute single "One Day." Producer Swizz Beatz, Bilal, Inner Voice, Cassidy and Marsha Ambrosius of Floetry…

  2. Buffett Braves 'Weather' On New Album

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Perennial Parrothead Jimmy Buffett will release his 32nd record, "Take the Weather With You," Oct. 10 on RCA Records. Perennial Parrothead Jimmy Buffett will release his 32nd record, "Take the Weather With You," Oct. 10 on RCA Records. The title hails from Buffett's…

  3. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce enlists a quintet of top producers for her sophomore "B-Day" celebration, Audioslave unveils album number three and Hem overcomes adversity in this week's Hot Product. A retrospective from the newly reformed Alice In Chains, "The Essential Alice in Chains" …

  4. Beck, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Round Out Download Bill

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Beck, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Muse, the Shins and Rogue Wave lead the lineup for the California edition of the Download Festival, to be held Sept. 30 at Shoreline Amphitheatre outside San Francisco. Beck, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Muse, the Shins and Rogue Wave lead the lineup for the California edition of…

  5. Billboard Bits: Fall Out Boy, Fiery Furnaces, Joshua Tree Fest

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fall Out Boy to release expanded version of "From Under the Cork Tree," Fiery Furnaces shift to Fat Possum for fourth album, Joshua Tree Music Festival confirms initial artists. Fall Out Boy's Island debut, "From Under the Cork Tree," will be reissued in expanded form…

  6. Crowes, Wilco, Lips Sign On For Langerado Fest

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Black Crowes, Wilco, the Flaming Lips and Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals are among the acts confirmed to perform at the fourth Langerado Music Festival. The Black Crowes, Wilco, the Flaming Lips and Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals are among the acts confirmed to perform…

  7. Celebrate Brooklyn Books Eclectic Lineup

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The 27th annual Celebrate Brooklyn festival has lined up another eclectic series of events for its summer run in the borough's Prospect Park. The 27th annual Celebrate Brooklyn festival has lined up another eclectic series of events for its summer run in the borough's Prospect Park.…

  8. Sounds Eclectic 3

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Every city should be lucky enough to have a station like KCRW, the noncommercial outlet of the Los Angeles area's small Santa Monica College. Every city should be lucky enough to have a station like KCRW, the noncommercial outlet of the Los Angeles area's small Santa Monica College.…

  9. Billboard Bits: KCRW, Oasis, Rock Boat

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on KCRW, Oasis, Rock Boat Radiohead, My Morning Jacket, Flaming Lips, Interpol and Franz Ferdinand are among the 13 artists represented on the compilation "KCRW Sounds Eclectic 3," due Jan. 11 via Palm. All tracks were recorded on the Los Angeles-area station's celebrated…

  10. Billboard Bits: Holiday Havoc, The Hip/TMBG, LIFEbeat

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Holiday Havoc, The Hip/TMBG, LIFEbeat Snowboarders, skaters and music fans will descend on the parking lot of Anaheim, Calif.'s Angel Stadium Nov. 13-14 for the inaugural Holiday Havoc festival. The first day's lineup will feature the reunited A Tribe Called Quest, Cypress…

  11. Top Acts Rally For Second 'Sudan' Benefit

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of the recently announced "Songs for Sudan" downloadable benefit album, Waxploitation Records is eyeing a late November release for another collection to benefit the war-town African coun On the heels of the recently announced " Songs for Sudan " downloadable…

  12. Wailers' 'Burnin'' Gets Expanded

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reggae fans will have reason to celebrate Sept. 28, as Island/Tuff Gong/UME reissues Bob Marley & the Wailers' classic 1973 album "Burnin'" as a two-CD package including a previously unreleased co Reggae fans will have reason to celebrate Sept. 28, as Island/Tuff Gong…

  13. BREAKING & ENTERING

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Breaking Acts Entering Billboard charts. This week: Kinky and Big & Rich /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News …

  14. Breaking & Entering

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Kinky and Big & Rich. GETTING KINKY: With Spanish-flavored hip-hop beats colliding with jazz percussion, Mexican five-piece Kinky is dripping with rhythmic propulsion. On top of the groove lies a non…

  15. Atlas

    December 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Last year, Mexican outfit Kinky made a splash with a self-titled debut that blended electronica, scratching and rock but, above everything, had strong hooks and irresistible rhythms. Last year, Mexican outfit Kinky made a splash with a self-titled debut that blended electronica, scratching…

  16. Tunes on TV

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 20-26, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 20 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Annie Lennox (also scheduled: Angelina Jolie). "MWL Stacked," CMT Featured Artist: Shania Twain. "Monday Night…

  17. New Fatboy, X-Ecutioners Cuts Rock 'SSX'

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New songs by Fatboy Slim and the X-Ecutioners plus previously unreleased mixes of cuts by N*E*R*D and Placebo will be found on the soundtrack to the eagerly awaited snowboarding video game "SSX 3," du New songs by Fatboy Slim and the X-Ecutioners plus previously unreleased mixes of…

  18. Cake, Cheap Trick Deliver 'Unlimited Sunshine'

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cake and Cheap Trick will headline the second annual Unlimited Sunshine tour, kicking off Sept. 2 in Atlanta. The 14-date North American trek will also feature Charlie Louvin of the Louvin Brothers, t Cake and Cheap Trick will headline the second annual Unlimited Sunshine tour, kicking off…

  19. Breaking & Entering

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: The Hiss, Cooler Kids and Café Tacuba. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. HISSIN' IN THE U.K.: When Atlanta four…

  20. Billboard Bits: Lollapalooza, VMALAs, Tabernacle Choir

    June 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Lollapalooza, VMALAs, Tabernacle Choir The opening date of the Lollapalooza tour has been scotched due to "staging and technical difficulties," according to a statement from tour organizers. The trek was due to launch July 3 in Ionia, Mich., but will now open two days later…

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