1. Billboard Bits: Beasties, 'Yu-Gi-Oh!,' Yo La Tengo

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Beastie Boys, 'Yu-Gi-Oh!,' Yo La Tengo The Beastie Boys have begun confirming dates for their fall North American tour, with rapper Talib Kweli in tow. Arena shows are set for Sept. 14 in Long Beach, Calif., Sept. 16 in San Francisco and Sept. 19 in Seattle. Pre-sale…

  2. Sinatra Plants A New 'Kiss'

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nancy Sinatra has set a Sept. 28 release date for her new, self-titled album for Morrissey's Attack imprint via Sanctuary. Nancy Sinatra has set a Sept. 28 release date for her new, self-titled album for Morrissey's Attack imprint via Sanctuary. As previously reported , the first…

  3. De La Soul Signs With Sanctuary

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rap trio De La Soul has signed a new deal with Sanctuary Urban Records Group, which will on Sept. 28 release its next album, "The Grind Date," in conjunction with the group's own AOI Records. Veteran rap trio De La Soul has signed a new deal with Sanctuary Urban Records…

  4. Top Stars To Play Santana Tribute

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carlos Santana will be honored as the 2004 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year via performances by Black Eyed Peas, Dave Matthews, matchbox twenty's Rob Thomas, Robi Draco Rosa and Ozomatli, am Carlos Santana will be honored as the 2004 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year…

  5. Seacrest Out: 'Idol' Host's Talk Show Canned

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest's foray into the world of television talk shows came to an end yesterday (July 27) as the low-rated "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest" was canceled. "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest's foray into the world of television talk…

  6. Ask Billboard

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Alanis Morissette, Sarah McLachlan, Nelly Furtado, the Backstreet Boys and 'Toy' (aka LaToya Jackson). WHERE ARE MY LADIES? Keith, I love "Ask Billboard" [and] I have a question. A few years ago three women seemed to…

  7. Courtney Love Ordered Into Drug Rehab

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Making her first public appearance since being hospitalized as a fugitive two weeks ago, rocker Courtney Love was sentenced today (July 27) to mandatory drug treatment in one of four criminal cases ag Making her first public appearance since being hospitalized as a fugitive two weeks ago,…

  8. Billboard Bits: Fuji Rock, Big Star, OK Go

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Fuji Rock, Big Star, OK Go Morrissey has dropped off the bill for this weekend's Fuji Rock Festival in Japan due to a "miscommunication," according to the event's official Web site . The artist was originally confirmed to close the festival on Sunday (Aug. 1); the…

  9. Hard Rockers Sign On For Locobazooka!

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Saliva, Helmet, Breaking Benjamin, Kittie, Monster Magnet, Clutch, Shinedown, Silvertide and former Buckcherry vocalist Josh Todd are among the acts confirmed for the 13th Locobazooka! United We Rock! Saliva, Helmet, Breaking Benjamin, Kittie, Monster Magnet, Clutch, Shinedown, Silvertide and…

  10. Ozzy Moves $50 Million In Merch

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT During the past decade, Osbourne amassed $35 million from selling merchandise at concerts like Ozzfest and $15 million at retail. During the past decade, Osbourne amassed $35 million from selling merchandise at concerts like Ozzfest and $15 million at retail. Among the best-selling products…

  11. R.E.M.'s In A 'New York' State Of Mind

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A group spokesperson had no information regarding the single but confirms the as-yet-untitled album will arrive Oct. 5 in North America. The first single from R.E.M.'s next Warner Bros. album will be "Leaving New York," which is tentatively set for a Sept. 27 commercial release…

  12. Jay-Z Tops 2004 MTV VMA Nominations

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Jay-Z leads the field for the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards with six nominations for the video for his single "99 Problems." OutKast, No Doubt and Beyoncé are right behind with five nods eac Rapper Jay-Z leads the field for the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards with six nominations…

  13. LaBelle Plans Busy Summer And Fall

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Patti LaBelle is quickly filling in her calendar with events through the fall. The veteran vocalist will kick off a slate of U.S. tour dates in August, along with a number of appearances for charity a Patti LaBelle is quickly filling in her calendar with events through the fall. The veteran…

  14. Polyphonic Plans Brief U.S. Spree

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Smile-inducing pop chorus the Polyphonic Spree has scheduled a short tour that will visit major Eastern U.S. cities next month. The run will kick off with an Aug. 13-14 stand in Chicago and close with Smile-inducing pop chorus the Polyphonic Spree has scheduled a short tour that will visit…

  15. Dulli Shows His 'Love' For Oddball Covers

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A self-professed proclivity for performing other people's material with a personalized flair is the driving force behind Greg Dulli's upcoming Twilight Singers ... A self-professed proclivity for performing other people's material with a personalized flair is the driving force…

  16. The Tangled Web

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: Heart & Morpheus and The Wire's blogs. P2P USERS, TAKE HEART: Veteran rock act Heart is the latest group to test out the peer-to-peer waters in an attempt to use one of the news-making illicit networks…

  17. Billboard Bits: Marx, Fela Kuti, Wainwright

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Richard Marx, Fela Kuti, Wainwright In addition to a new album due Aug. 10 on Manhattan/EMI and continuing to write and produce for a number of artists, Richard Marx is now working with Sony to develop acts. First up is new Columbia act Valli Girls, a pop group whose members are 13-…

  18. Rapper C-Murder Indicted In Shooting

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper C-Murder, who is already awaiting trial in Jefferson Parish, La., on murder charges, was indicted by a Baton Rouge grand jury on attempted second-degree murder charges in an unrelated case. The Rapper C-Murder, who is already awaiting trial in Jefferson Parish, La., on murder charges,…

  19. Fuse, Artists Push Youth Vote

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas, Chingy, Coheed and Cambria, Jadakiss, Melissa Auf Der Maur, the Ying Yang Twins and Yellowcard are starring in a series of voter initiative public service announcements for Fuse. Black Eyed Peas, Chingy, Coheed and Cambria, Jadakiss, Melissa Auf Der Maur, the Ying Yang Twins…

  20. Love Surrenders, Is Released In L.A.

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Courtney Love surrendered Friday to Los Angeles police on an assault charge stemming from an April altercation at the home of her former boyfriend and manager. Courtney Love surrendered Friday to Los Angeles police on an assault charge stemming from an April altercation at the home of her…

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