1. Stones Kick Off 'Bigger Bang' Tour In Boston

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Calling Boston a "champion city," Mick Jagger and the rest of the Rolling Stones kicked off their A Bigger Bang world tour last night (Aug. 21) at Fenway Park with the familiar "Start Me Up." The trek Calling Boston a "champion city," Mick Jagger and the rest of…

  2. TunesOnTV

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 22-28, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 22 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: Common, Hilary Duff, Haylie Duff. Show Description: Syndicated weekday variety show. Check local listings! "TRL,…

  3. Billboard Bits: 50 Cent, MTV VMAs, Richard Thompson

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on 50 Cent, MTV VMAs, Richard Thompson In the wake of the cancellation of the European leg of the multi-artist Anger Management tour, 50 Cent has begun making plans to hit the road there on his own. So far the only confirmed dates are Sept. 13 in Nottingham, England, and Sept. 15 in…

  4. Stones Talk With Keef

    August 17, 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. Leonard Cohen Sues Business Manager

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Leonard Cohen sued his longtime business manager yesterday (Aug. 15) for allegedly defrauding the famed singer/songwriter of at least $5 million. Leonard Cohen sued his longtime business manager yesterday (Aug. 15) for allegedly defrauding the famed singer/songwriter of at least $5 million.…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Stones Delight Toronto Club Crowd

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The group played four cuts from the new Virgin album, "A Bigger Bang," including opener "Rough Justice," the blues-driven "Back of My Hand" and "Infamy," featuring Keith Richards on vocals. The Rolling Stones entertained 1,100 lucky fans last night (Aug…

  9. Sire Celebrates 40th With Four-Disc Set

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With its 40th anniversary looming in 2006, Sire Records will be celebrated this fall with a four-disc boxed set. Due Sept. 13 via Sire/Rhino, "Just Say Sire: The Sire Records Story" rounds up 61 track With its 40th anniversary looming in 2006, Sire Records will be celebrated this…

  10. Hot Product

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A live album from eclectic guitarist Bill Frisell, "East/West" (Nonesuch). The first solo album in 14 years from Stephen Stills, "Man Alive!" (Titan/Pyramid), featuring guest spots from his Crosby,…

  11. Guy Rolls With Richards, Santana On New Album

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Buddy Guy collaborates with everyone from Keith Richards and Carlos Santana to John Mayer and Keb' Mo' on his new album, "Bring 'Em In." Due Sept. 20 via Jive, the set finds the 2005 Rock and Roll Hal Buddy Guy collaborates with everyone from Keith Richards and Carlos…

  12. Iron & Wine/Calexico Book Fall Tour

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A West Coast swing will begin Oct. 15 in Calexico's Tucson, Ariz.-home base, and stretch through Oct. 30 in Austin, Texas. As tipped here in June, Iron & Wine and Calexico have announced dates for the first leg of their collaborative tour. A West Coast swing will begin Oct. 15 in…

  13. Country Acts Set For 'Sound And Speed' Fest

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT NASCAR drivers and country stars will team up in January for a new Nashville festival with the impossibly long name "Nextel Sound and Speed Presented by SunTrust, a Motorsports and Music Celebration." NASCAR drivers and country stars will team up in January for a new Nashville…

  14. Stones Strip Down, Have A Laugh On New Album

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When Mick Jagger had qualms about recording a new Rolling Stones album at his house in France, Keith Richards had a simple retort. "I said to Mick, 'Listen, once upon a time, we cut a record in the So When Mick Jagger had qualms about recording a new Rolling Stones album at his…

  15. Free Reed Flourishes With Thompson Box

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based folk archivist Neil Wayne has at least 4,000 admirers in the United States, judging from the number of mail orders his Free Reed label has received in the past few years. Come February, he U.K.-based folk archivist Neil Wayne has at least 4,000 admirers in the United States,…

  16. Stones Making A 'Bang' With New Album

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones' "A Bigger Bang" isn't just the legendary rock act's first new album in eight years -- it's also their most substantial since 1972's "Exile on Main Street." Due Sept. 6 via Virgin, The Rolling Stones' "A Bigger Bang…

  17. This Day in Music

    July 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Public TV performance series "Sessions At West 54th" debuts John Hiatt as its new host, replacing David Byrne.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - Teenage rapper Bow Wow stages a free concert in New York's Bryant…

  18. This Day in Music

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>Singer Tamara Danz dies at the age of 43.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Jazz singer Marion Montgomery dies at her home in Bray, England, after a long battle with cancer. She is 67. 1999 - In an unfortunate case of history…

  19. CHART BEAT

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Carole King, Michael Buble, Kelly Clarkson, Zucchero, Willie Nelson, Mariah Carey, the Del McCoury Band, Paul Hardcastle, Elvis Costello and more. WE STILL LOVE HER TOMORROW: In the lyrics of her very first hit, Carole King asked, "Will…

  20. Z-Trip Takes 'Shifting Gears' On Tour

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT DJ Z-Trip is gearing up for a six-week North American tour, which will begin with an Aug. 3-7 stand in Los Angeles for ESPN's Summer X-Games and run through Sept. 18 in Tallahassee, Fla. DJ Z-Trip is gearing up for a six-week North American tour, which will begin with an Aug. 3-7 stand…

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