1. Producer Tom Capone Killed In Crash

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian music producer Tom Capone, who was nominated for five Latin Grammy awards this year, was killed in a motorcycle crash in Los Angeles early today (Sept. 2), hours after leaving the awards sho Brazilian music producer Tom Capone, who was nominated for five Latin Grammy awards this…

  2. Gabriel Upgrades Videos For Fall DVD

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Peter Gabriel is at his U.K.-based Real World studios with Canadian producer Daniel Lanois to remix tracks for an as-yet-untitled DVD compilation of his videos, due for worldwide release Oct. 21 via W Peter Gabriel is at his U.K.-based Real World studios with Canadian producer Daniel Lanois…

  3. Lone Star Acts Benefit Iraq War Victims

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Patty Griffin, Butch Hancock and Alejandro Escovedo are among the artists who have contributed tracks to a compilation that will raise funds for victims of the U.S.-led war in Iraq. Patty Griffin, Butch Hancock and Alejandro Escovedo are among the artists who have contributed tracks to a…

  4. Urban Readying First Headlining Tour

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country video channel CMT has signed on as the title sponsor of Keith Urban's first headlining arena tour. The first leg of the CMT On Tour: Keith Urban Be Here '04 trek kicks off Oct. 8 in Muncie, In Country video channel CMT has signed on as the title sponsor of Keith Urban's…

  5. R.E.M. Reveals CD Tracklist, Tour Support

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M.'s upcoming North American tour will feature support from such acts as Joseph Arthur, Charlie Mars, Five Eight, Angela McCluskey and Now It's Overhead. The group will be on the road behind its u R.E.M.'s upcoming North American tour will feature support from such acts as…

  6. 15th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be presented Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville, Ky. The show is the centerpiece of the International Music Bluegrass Mus Below are the nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be…

  7. Wailers' 'Burnin'' Gets Expanded

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reggae fans will have reason to celebrate Sept. 28, as Island/Tuff Gong/UME reissues Bob Marley & the Wailers' classic 1973 album "Burnin'" as a two-CD package including a previously unreleased co Reggae fans will have reason to celebrate Sept. 28, as Island/Tuff Gong…

  8. Van Halen Slugs Orioles With $2M Suit

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Van Halen is suing the Baltimore Orioles for at least $2 million in damages, charging that the Major League Baseball team reneged on an offer for the band to play a concert Sept. 2 at Oriole Park at C Van Halen is suing the Baltimore Orioles for at least $2 million in damages, charging that…

  9. 'Gotta See' A New Chapter For Griggs

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For Andy Griggs, the Aug. 10 release of his latest RCA album, "This I Gotta See," signaled the start of a new chapter in his career. Many things have changed since the release of his sophomore album, "Freedom," two years ago.…

  10. Billboard Bits: KCRW, Steve Earle, Raven-Symone

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on KCRW, Steve Earle, Raven-Symone Coldplay's Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland, Nellie McKay and Rilo Kiley have signed on for influential California radio station KCRW's fourth annual benefit concert, A Sounds Eclectic Evening. Additional artists will be added to the bill for…

  11. Billboard Bits: Green Day, Judas Priest, Thrills

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Green Day, Judas Priest and the Thrills. Green Day has scheduled a slate of four club shows during which the band will play its new album, "American Idiot" (Reprise), in its entirety. The shows are set for Sept. 16 in Los Angeles; Sept. 18 in Chicago; the day of the album…

  12. 34TunesOnTV

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 16-22, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 16 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Bruce Hornsby (also scheduled: Erica Kennedy, Tonya Lewis Lee, Crystal McCrary Anthony). "Total Request Live," MTV…

  13. Hip-Hop Acts Bolster ESPN Videogame, Tour

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In its most ambitious cross-marketing program to date, ESPN Videogames is featuring more than three dozen original or licensed tracks from 22 top hip-hop acts in "NBA 2K5," a fall release for PlayStat In its most ambitious cross-marketing program to date, ESPN Videogames is…

  14. Rare Photos Reveal U2's 'Show'

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT More than 400 rare photographs and illustrations will chronicle U2's live performance history in the book "U2 Show: The Art of Touring." More than 400 rare photographs and illustrations will chronicle U2's live performance history in the book "U2 Show: The Art of…

  15. Holland's 'Friends' Pack Third Big Band Album

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Smokey Robinson and the late Kirsty MacColl are among the artists collaborating with Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra on the third album in the "Small Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Smokey Robinson and the late Kirsty MacColl are among the…

  16. Hot Product

    August 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan/Johnny Paycheck This Is Just A Tribute Toots Hibbert, Beres Hammond, Sizzla and Israel Vibration's Apple Gabriel are among the reggae heavyweights contributing to "Is It Rolling, Bob?," a reggae tribute to Bob Dylan. The 15-track set arrives this week via Sanctuary…

  17. Hot Product

    August 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Garden State ’Garden’ Of Stone The Shins, Coldplay, Zero 7, Thievery Corporation and Iron & Wine have contributed tracks to the "Garden State" soundtrack, due this week via Epic. Written and directed by Zach Braff (NBC's "Scrubs), the film opened July 28 in limited U.S…

  18. Guitar Heroes Pen Kid-Friendly 'Songs'

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Slash, matchbox twenty's Kyle Cook, Living Colour's Vernon Reid, Stone Temple Pilots' Dean DeLeo and Marc Ford are among the guitarists appearing on "Sing a Song With Six Strings," a collection of tra Slash, matchbox twenty's Kyle Cook, Living Colour's…

  19. Billboard Bits: Albarn, Adams, 'Rock Through Time'

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Damon Albarn, Bryan Adams, 'Rock Through Time' Blur lead singer Damon Albarn has two side projects in development. A second album from his "cartoon band" Gorillaz is due this fall on Parlophone/EMI. But for now Albarn is in Lagos, Nigeria, recording an album with…

  20. 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…

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