1. This Day in Music

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1987 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Who's That Girl," Madonna. It is the title song of Madonna's third film.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1998 - Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near…

  2. Bright Eyes Heading Back On The Road

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Conor Oberst will return to the road with Bright Eyes this fall, beginning Oct. 22 in Santa Barbara, Calif. Whereas Bright Eyes' spring/summer tour found Oberst backed by the Faint and largely perform Conor Oberst will return to the road with Bright Eyes this fall, beginning Oct. 22 at…

  3. Carly To Tape Ocean Voyage Special

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Carly Simon's upcoming performances on board Cunard's Queen Mary 2 will be recorded for a PBS special and DVD release. The singer songwriter is scheduled to entertain passengers sailing Sept. 2-8 from Carly Simon's upcoming performances on board Cunard's Queen Mary 2 will…

  4. Stones Talk With Mick

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones' first studio album in eight years, "A Bigger Bang," is due Sept. 6 via Virgin. The band's iconic frontman, Mick Jagger, and guitarist, Keith Richards, talked to Billboard first abo The Rolling Stones' first studio album in eight years, "A…

  5. CD Compiles Clinton's Favorite Tunes

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fans of former President Bill Clinton will soon be able to enjoy some of his favorite recordings in the comfort of their own home. Fans of former President Bill Clinton will soon be able to enjoy some of his favorite recordings in the comfort of their own home. "The Bill Clinton…

  6. Thomas Links With VH1 For Fall Tour

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rob Thomas is planning a North American solo tour this fall. The matchbox twenty frontman will open the VH1-sponsored run Oct. 5 in Albany, N.Y., and will be on the road for about two months through D Rob Thomas is planning a North American solo tour this fall. The matchbox twenty frontman…

  7. No Stopping Blunt On U.K. Charts

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT James Blunt's U.K. chart reign shows no sign of being brought to an end, as he starts a fifth week at the top of the singles survey with "You're Beautiful" (Atlantic) and a sixth at No. 1 with the alb James Blunt's U.K. chart reign shows no sign of being brought to an…

  8. 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…

  9. Star-Studded Disc Pays Tribute To Vandross

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys, Celine Dion, Elton John and Usher are among the artists paying tribute to one of contemporary R&B's most celebrated balladeers on "So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute To Luther Vandross." Alicia Keys, Celine Dion, Elton John and Usher are among the artists paying…

  10. HOT COUNTRY SONGS

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. "As Good As I Once Was," Toby Keith 2. "SOMETHING MORE," SUGARLAND 3. "Mississippi Girl," Faith Hill 4. "Play Something Country," Brooks & Dunn 5. "Alcohol," Brad Paisley Issue date: Aug. 20, 2005 News…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Indie label Tony Nicole Tony Records files suit against Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS for alleged intentional interference with KISS drummer Peter Criss' contract with the label. 2002 - In a Nashville courtroom, country singer Deana Carter avoids jail…

  12. HOT RAP SONGS

    August 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. "LET ME HOLD YOU," BOW WOW FEATURING OMARION 2. "Pimpin' All Over The World," Ludacris Featuring Bobby Valentino 3. "Lose Control," Missy Elliott Featuring Ciara & Fat Man Scoop 4. "Grind With Me," Pretty Ricky 5. …

  13. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>In an unprecedented show of popularity, popsters Backstreet Boys sell all 765,000 tickets for their North American tour in just one day, generating an estimated $30 million. Tickets for 2004 - Jam-band juggernaut Phish begins its two-day Coventry festival. It the…

  14. The Game Going 'Deep' For Film Debut

    August 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Compton, Calif.-reared rapper the Game will make his acting debut in the urban action thriller "Waist Deep," written and directed by Vondie Curtis Hall ("Glitter"). Compton, Calif.-reared rapper the Game will make his acting debut in the urban action thriller "Waist…

  15. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>Composer David Tudor dies at the age of 70.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses charts and more with readers. MAYBE WE NEED A PUBLICIST Dear Fred, I read your column every week and find it endlessly fascinating as my interest in the pop charts goes back many years, as will become evident by my question to you. I read with interest the letters in…

  17. Costello Commentary Spiffs DVD Retrospective

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The DVD "The Right Spectacle: The Very Best of Elvis Costello -- The Videos" will arrive Sept. 6 in the United Kingdom via demonVision. A North American release date has not yet been finalized for the Originally expected earlier this year, the DVD "The Right Spectacle: The Very…

  18. Kweli, Arcade Fire Among Vegoose Additions

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop artist Talib Kweli, modern rock acts Arcade Fire and Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO) and progressive jam band Umphrey's McGee have been added to the lineup of the inaugural Vegoose festival. Hip-hop artist Talib Kweli, modern rock acts Arcade Fire and Animal Liberation…

  19. Green Day, West Added To NFL 'Kickoff'

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Green Day, Santana, Kanye West and Maroon5 are the latest additions to the "NFL Opening Kickoff 2005" lineup. The primetime entertainment special will draw performers from rock, R&B/hip-hop and co Green Day, Santana, Kanye West and Maroon5 are the latest additions to the "…

  20. Rihanna Makes 'Play' For Stardom

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Having never even seen a celebrity in person, much less been in a room with one, several months ago this summer's breakout star Rihanna found herself auditioning for Def Jam Recordings president/CEO Jay-Z. But it turns out it was Jay-Z who…

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