1. B&E: Flogging Molly

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Flogging Molly. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. BEATING A PUNK HORSE: After years of rousing beer-swilling bar patrons with its…

  2. 311 DVD Due, Hexums Hitting Swing States

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Just as modern rock act 311 releases a concert DVD later this month, principal member Nick Hexum and his brother, singer/songwriter Zack Hexum, will launch a tour of swing states in advance of the U.S Just as modern rock act 311 releases a concert DVD later this month, principal member Nick…

  3. Billboard Bits: Aiken, Osbournes, Simpson, Galactic

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Clay Aiken, Osbournes, Simpson, Galactic As tipped here in August, Clay Aiken will deliver a double whammy Nov. 16 with the release of a new album and his first book. The as-yet-untitled RCA set is a holiday collection, while the Random House inspirational memoir "Learning to…

  4. BRMC Changes Directions For Third Album

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rock outfit Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is moving in new musical directions on its first album since leaving Virgin, which is nearing completion, according to bassist/vocalist Robert Turner. He and gu Rock outfit Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is moving in new musical directions on its first…

  5. Silky Smokie Stays True To Gospel

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Smokie Norful's silky voice and potent songs have quickly propelled him to the top of the gospel hill. His 2002 debut, "I Need You Now," spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. The title track became a…

  6. Beasties, Chemicals Set For Big Day Out

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Beastie Boys, System Of A Down and the Chemical Brothers are among the acts confirmed for the 2005 Big Day Out tour. Beastie Boys, System Of A Down and the Chemical Brothers are among the acts confirmed for the 2005 Big Day Out tour. The trek through Australia and New Zealand will kick off…

  7. Rascal Flatts 'Feels Like' No. 1

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rascal Flatts becomes only the second country <I>group</I> to top The Billboard 200 this week as its third Hollywood set, "Feels Like Today," debuts at No. 1. With U.S. sales of 201,000 copies, accord Rascal Flatts becomes only the second country group to top The…

  8. Lennon's Killer Again Denied Parole

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT John Lennon's killer will remain in prison for at least two more years after being denied parole yesterday (Oct. 5) because of the "extreme malicious intent" he showed in gunning down the former Beatl John Lennon's killer will remain in prison for at least two more years…

  9. Four Dozen Rarities Highlight Bon Jovi Box

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "I Get a Rush," "Miss Fourth of July" and "Garageland" are a few of the previously unreleased cuts which will highlight the forthcoming five-disc box set "100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong." Du "I Get a Rush," "Miss Fourth of…

  10. Black Keys Rock The Elderly In New Video

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys have been playing to sold-out audiences on their in-progress North American tour, but they're in front of a different kind of crowd in the video for their new Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys have been playing to sold-out audiences on…

  11. Manson To Tour 'Against All Gods'

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Just in time for Halloween, spooky goth savant Marilyn Manson will take his show on the road in North America. Just in time for Halloween, spooky goth savant Marilyn Manson will take his show on the road in North America. At deadline, his Against All Gods club and theater tour is set kick off…

  12. Signature McCartney Guitar Heads To Auction

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The first Paul McCartney Signature 1964 Epiphone Texan, serial No. 001, will be auctioned to benefit Adopt-A-Minefield, the landmine clearance and survivor assistance program. The first Paul McCartney Signature 1964 Epiphone Texan, serial No. 001, will be auctioned to benefit Adopt-A…

  13. CMA Awards Head To New York

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Country Music Association (CMA) Awards will move outside of Nashville next year for the first time when it heads north to New York. The 39th annual event will be held at Madison Square Garden on N The Country Music Association (CMA) Awards will move outside of Nashville next year for the…

  14. Fogerty Readies Fall Headlining Tour

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following his run on the ongoing Vote for Change tour, John Fogerty will launch his own headlining tour Nov. 8 at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium. At deadline, 11 stops were confirmed. The former C Following his run on the ongoing Vote for Change tour, John Fogerty will launch his own…

  15. Jamelia, Keane Snag Top Q Awards

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&B star Jamelia and piano-driven rock act took home honors for best single and best album respectively at the Q Awards yesterday (Oct. 4) in London. R&B star Jamelia and piano-driven rock act took home honors for best single and best album respectively at the Q Awards yesterday (Oct.…

  16. Reba Launches Women's Clothing Line

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reba McEntire has partnered with Little Rock, Ark.-based department store chain Dillard's to launch a line of women's clothing. Reba McEntire has partnered with Little Rock, Ark.-based department store chain Dillard's to launch a line of women's clothing. The "Reba…

  17. MustVote.com, Elliott Smith, Joe Pernice

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: MustVote.com, Elliott Smith and Joe Pernice. MUSIC FOR VOTES: Many figures in the music community have mobilized this election year to encourage their fans to register and vote in the…

  18. Hot Product

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fahrenheit/Tell The Truth Rock Against Bush This week brings a bonanza of items related to Michael Moore's documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11," including the film's DVD release and two accompanying albums. In addition to a soundtrack of music that appears in the movie, Epic…

  19. Springsteen Adds NJ 'Vote' Show

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Days after the official all-star finale in Washington, D.C., Bruce Springsteen will steer the Vote for Change tour homeward to host a concert at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. Days after the official all-star finale in Washington, D.C., Bruce Springsteen will steer…

  20. Train Comes 'Alive At Last'

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pop/rock act Train will release its first concert album, "Alive at Last," Nov. 2 via Columbia. Pop/rock act Train will release its first concert album, "Alive at Last," Nov. 2 via Columbia. The set was recorded earlier this year in Birmingham, Ala., by Brett Eliason (Pearl…

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