1. Crue, Wilson, Sister Hazel Join Relief Efforts

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With Sister Hazel's Rock Boat '05 sailing officially canceled due to the after effects of Hurricane Katrina, organizers have instead pulled together a benefit concert this weekend in Atlanta. Elsewher With Sister Hazel's Rock Boat '05 sailing officially canceled due to the…

  2. Springsteen Classic 'Born' Again

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen's breakthrough 1975 album "Born To Run," Columbia is prepping a box set that will include two DVDs along with a version of the album newly r In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen's…

  3. AMAs, CMAs Bolster Show Lineups

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The ranks of participants for two upcoming awards shows are swelling. The ranks of participants for two upcoming awards shows are swelling, with the initial list of performers confirmed for the American Music Awards (AMA) and celebrity presenters joining the cast of the Country Music…

  4. Ask Billboard

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Princess Superstar, Eurythmics and Aaliyah. HIP-HOP ROYALTY Keith, I am a huge fan of the independent female hip-hop artist Princess Superstar, who recently released her brilliant fifth album "My Machine" in the United States.…

  5. Dr. John / Sept. 23, 2005 / Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Theatre)

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For those of us whose hearts are breaking over the fate of New Orleans and its roots-music culture, seeing and hearing a performance by Dr. John is like attending a secular church service held at an o For those of us whose hearts are breaking over the fate of New Orleans and its roots-music…

  6. TV

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT, 26 "Today," NBC Featured artists: Josh Groban, Tracy Chapman. "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Boz Scaggs (also scheduled: Denise Richards,…

  7. 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,…

  8. Crow Picks 'Wildflower'

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Now that I'm in my 40s, it's much easier to be an artist," Sheryl Crow says. "It's good knowing that I'm not in the game to be competing with really young groups of kids on the radio. Or to, you know "Now that I'm in my 40s, it's much easier…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>To launch Creed singer Scott Stapp's With Arms Wide Open Foundation, the band and Wind-Up Records release a limited edition single of Creed's hit song "With Arms Wide Open." A donation o 2003 - British singer Robert Palmer, best known for his…

  10. Royksopp / Sept. 20, 2005 / Toronto (Opera House)

    September 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Norwegian electro-pop duo of Torbjorn Brundtland and Svein Berge, otherwise known as Royksopp, became quick stars thanks to its 2001 debut, "Melody A.M." The Norwegian electro-pop duo of Torbjorn Brundtland and Svein Berge, otherwise known as Royksopp, became quick stars thanks…

  11. Unreleased Waits Track Leads Katrina Benefit CD

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An exclusive track featuring Tom Waits and the Kronos Quartet leads the lineup for an upcoming double-disc compilation from clothing retailer Urban Outfitters and Filter magazine. An exclusive track featuring Tom Waits and the Kronos Quartet leads the lineup for an upcoming double-disc…

  12. Madonna In The Mix On New Dance Album

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Madonna has finalized the track list for her new album, "Confessions on a Dancefloor." Producer Stuart Price tells Billboard the 12-track set, due Nov. 15 via Warner Bros., is continuously mixed and t Madonna has finalized the track list for her new album , "Confessions on a…

  13. Dead Mines Famed '69 Fillmore Stand

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A legendary 1969 four-night Grateful Dead stand at San Francisco's Fillmore West already produced an iconic album in the form of that year's two-LP Warner Bros. set "Live/Dead." A legendary 1969 four-night Grateful Dead stand at San Francisco's Fillmore West already…

  14. Stars Flock To Nashville For Opry's 80th

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A host of talent that includes Garth Brooks, Trace Adkins, Ralph Stanley, Terri Clark, Diamond Rio and Travis Tritt will descend upon Nashville next month to celebrate the... A host of talent that includes Garth Brooks, Trace Adkins, Ralph Stanley, Terri Clark, Diamond Rio and Travis Tritt…

  15. Billboard Bits: Scott Stapp, Ric Ocasek, TMBG

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Scott Stapp, Ric Ocasek, TMBG Former Creed vocalist Scott Stapp will release his solo debut, "The Great Divide," due Nov. 22 via Wind-Up. The title cut has been tapped as the first single; a video for the cut was recently shot in an airport hangar in Los Angeles by director…

  16. Sigel's Attempted Murder Trial Gets Underway

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Just weeks after leaving federal prison, rapper Beanie Sigel was back in Philadelphia court yesterday (Sept. 21) defending himself on charges he shot and nearly killed a man two years ago on a crowded Just weeks after leaving federal prison, rapper Beanie Sigel was back in Philadelphia court…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Diana Ross is held in police custody at London's Heathrow Airport for several hours following an incident involving a member of the airport's security staff. Ross is arrested then cautio 2002 - Sting receives an Emmy for the A&E documentary, "Sting…

  18. Billboard Honors DMB With Humanitarian Award

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In recognition of its numerous charitable works, the Dave Matthews Band will be presented with the Humanitarian Award during Roadwork '05: The Billboard Touring Conference and Awards in New York. In recognition of its numerous charitable works, the Dave Matthews Band will be presented…

  19. J.D. Fortune Named New INXS Singer

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After a 13-week public audition, J.D. Fortune has been named the new frontman of rock group INXS. After a 13-week public audition, J.D. Fortune has been named the new frontman of rock group INXS. The one-time homeless singer was selected by the band from a field of 15 that had been whittled…

  20. Windham Hill Celebrates 30 With Box

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Windham Hill Records will celebrate its 30th birthday with the upcoming boxed set "A Quiet Revolution." Windham Hill Records will celebrate its 30th birthday with the upcoming boxed set "A Quiet Revolution." The four-disc set is due Nov. 8 via Sony Legacy and is split into…

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