1. Hot Product

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Dancehall star Sean Paul's "The Trinity" (VP/Atlantic). R&B veteran Toni Braxton's studio debut for Blackground/Universal, "Libra." Blues patriarch Buddy Guy's "Bring 'Em In,…

  2. Boxed Set Closes Book On The Band... For Now

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When compiling the new Band boxed set, "A Musical History," group member Robbie Robertson found himself listening to material he hadn't heard in years, and in some cases, ever. When compiling the new Band boxed set , "A Musical History," group member Robbie Robertson…

  3. Keys Nearly Had Bruce, Keef For 'Unplugged'

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys' "Unplugged" CD/DVD (due Oct. 11 via J) has no shortage of special guests, including Common, Mos Def, Damian Marley and Maroon 5's Adam Levine. But the project nearly got a major lift from Alicia Keys' " Unplugged " CD/DVD (due Oct. 11 via J) has…

  4. Tortoise Tackling Two New Albums, Tour

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chicago instrumental rock act Tortoise tackles material by some unlikely sources on "The Brave and the Bold," a collaborative album with indie rock icon Will Oldham. Chicago instrumental rock act Tortoise tackles material by some unlikely sources on "The Brave and the Bold,…

  5. This Day in Music

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Sheryl Crow and friends stage a free concert for 25,000 lucky fans in New York's Central Park. Crow's guests include Sara McLachlan, Chrissie Hynde, Stevie Nicks, Eric Clapton, the Dixie 2003 - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion previews a slew of new songs during…

  6. Judge Freezes 'Suge' Knight's Assets

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A Los Angeles judge has frozen rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight's assets in a ruling that favors an imprisoned drug dealer who wants half of a $107 million award to the inmate's wife, who claimed Knight A Los Angeles judge has frozen rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight&…

  7. Music Remains Substantial Source Of Katrina Aid

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks following the devastating Hurricane Katrina, a host of music-related initiatives are raising funds for those suffering the effects of the storm. Two weeks following the devastating Hurricane Katrina, a host of music-related initiatives are raising funds for those suffering the…

  8. t.A.T.u. Drafts Sting, Carpenter For New CD

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Russian pop duo t.A.T.u. has enlisted such unlikely collaborators as Sting and the Carpenters' Richard Carpenter for its sophomore album, "Dangerous and Moving." Due Oct. 11 via Interscope, the 12-tra Russian pop duo t.A.T.u. has enlisted such unlikely collaborators as Sting…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Carolyn Dawn Johnson is again the big winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards, held in Calgary, Alberta. In addition to top female, Johnson takes home trophies for top single and top 2003 - Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel announce their first tour since 1994. 2003 -…

  10. Post-Coldplay, Black Mountain Goes Clubbing

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Black Mountain will begin a 17-city tour next week on the heels of its unexpected handpicked selection as the opener for the first half of Coldplay's summer outing. Black Mountain will begin a 17-city tour next week on the heels of its unexpected handpicked selection as the opener for…

  11. Hot Product

    September 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rolling Stones Still Rolling 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 South of France in my house, and it's called "…

  12. Hot Product

    September 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new edition of 50 Cent's "The Masscare," featuring music videos for each of its 21 tracks (Interscope). U.K. singer/songwriter Richard Hawley's third solo album, "Coles Corner" (Mute). A new…

  13. Tunes On TV

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 29 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Brooks & Dunn (also scheduled: Sandra Day O'Connor). "Today," NBC Featured artist: Rihanna. "CKY…

  14. Ailing Axelrod Anthologized, Plans Live DVD

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Legendary producer David Axelrod will be the subject of a new compilation, "The Edge," which spotlights his 1966-1970 tenure at Capitol Records. Legendary producer David Axelrod will be the subject of a new compilation, "The Edge," which spotlights his 1966-1970 tenure at…

  15. Billboard Bits: Hill/Legend, Howard Stern, STS9

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Hill/Legend, Howard Stern, STS9 Lauryn Hill makes her first recorded appearance since her 2002 album "MTV Unplugged 2.0" on a remix of John Legend's "So High." The track was released to U.S. radio outlets last weekend and has begun picking airplay in New York,…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>Natalie Merchant, one-time lead singer for 10,000 Maniacs becomes the first guest in a series of live chats on the Elektra Entertainment Group's World Wide Web site. Merchant says she wo 1999 - Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson files a suit to dissolve a 1997…

  17. Billboard Bits: Ween, mtvU, Eric Matthews

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Ween, mtvU, Eric Matthews Ween played its first New York show in nearly two years Saturday (Aug. 20) at the Knitting Factory as part of a private party for the skateboarding magazine Thrasher. The 28-song, 135-minute set was open only to Thrasher guests and a select group of contest…

  18. Black Keys Busy With DVD, Tour, New EP

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys will release their first DVD Oct. 4 via Fat Possum. Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys will release their first DVD Oct. 4 via Fat Possum. The appropriately titled “The Black Keys Live” was taped in March at Sydney's Metro Theatre and also…

  19. 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…

  20. 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,…

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