1. Hot Product

    June 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from progressive rock act Dream Theater, "Octivarium" (Atlantic). A collection of Ray Charles songs from jazz guitarist John Scofield, "That's What I Say" (Verve), featuring guest spots…

  2. B&E: Mike Doughty

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Mike Doughty. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. The third time is definitely a charm for Mike Doughty. His third solo album, "…

  3. Gov't Mule Plans Free EP, Tour

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With a slate of summer tour dates confirmed, Gov't Mule is planning to extend the life of its' 2004 album "Deja Voodoo" with the release of a free five-song EP. With a slate of summer tour dates confirmed, Gov't Mule is planning to extend the life of its' 2004…

  4. Santana Album Pushed To September

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Originally scheduled for a June 21 release via Arista, Carlos Santana's new album, "All That I Am," has been pushed to Sept. 6. The reason for the change was unknown at deadline. Originally scheduled for a June 21 release via Arista, Carlos Santana's new album , "All…

  5. Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza Bolster Lineups

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two of this summer's major festivals have bolstered their lineups. Two of this summer's major festivals have bolstered their lineups. Playing their first show in several years, the all-star collective the Word (John Medeski, Robert Randolph, North Mississippi Allstars) will regroup…

  6. Time For DMB To 'Stand Up'

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. As the first new studio album from Dave Matthews Band in more than three years, "Stand Up" is about to be counted. The new record from the Charlottesville, Va.-based band takes the group into new sonic territory under first-time DMB…

  7. Staples, King Lead Handy Awards Winners

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite led the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Awards, held last night (May 5) in Memphis. Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite led the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Awards, held last night (May 5) in Memphis.…

  8. Coldplay, Wilco, Crowes Lead ACL Lineup

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Oasis, the Black Crowes, Jimmy Cliff, Death Cab For Cutie, Doves, Buddy Guy, the Allman Brothers Band and Franz Ferdinand lead the lineup for the fourth Austin City Coldplay, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Oasis, the Black Crowes, Jimmy Cliff, Death Cab For Cutie,…

  9. Starr Sings Of 'Love' On New Album

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In crafting his latest album, Ringo Starr once again sought a little help from his friends. In crafting his latest album, Ringo Starr once again sought a little help from his friends. On "Choose Love," the former Beatles drummer utilizes the talents of the Pretenders' Chrissie…

  10. Something to Be

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Much has been made of Rob Thomas' solo debut—particularly that it showcases different musical sides of the Grammy Award-winning Matchbox Twenty frontman. Already, lead single "Lonely No More" i Much has been made of Rob Thomas' solo debut—particularly that it showcases…

  11. Hot Product

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ozzy Osbourne 'Prince' Among Thieves A 10-track disc of cover songs is the gem inside Epic's four-disc Ozzy Osbourne box set, "Prince of Darkness." Among the tracks tackled on the "Under Covers" disc is a version of Mountain's "Mississippi Queen,…

  12. Miss. Allstars, Umphrey's McGee Lead Jammy Noms

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST North Mississippi Allstars and Umphrey's McGee scored a leading three nominations each for the fifth Jammy Awards, to be handed out April 26 at the Theater at Madison Square in New York. North Mississippi Allstars and Umphrey's McGee scored a leading three nominations each for the…

  13. Thomas Sharing 'Lonely' Via AOL Music

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rob Thomas' solo debut single, "Lonely No More," premieres today (Feb. 1) exclusively via AOL Music's First Listen initiative. Rob Thomas' solo debut single, "Lonely No More," premieres today (Feb. 1) exclusively via AOL Music's First Listen initiative.…

  14. Music Plays Big Part At Inaugural Fetes

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST With the Jan. 20 inauguration of George W. Bush, visitors to the capital won't be able to swing a cat next week without hitting a ball or party. Although there will be free daytime festivities open to With the Jan. 20 inauguration of George W. Bush, visitors to the capital won't be…

  15. U.S. Cities Host Big New Year's Eve Shows

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although what is arguably the most well-known New Year's Eve celebration in New York's Times Square consists of little more than confetti and a sparkling ball, live music is playing a part in many cel Although what is arguably the most well-known New Year's Eve celebration in…

  16. New Covers Disc Completes Ozzy Box

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A 10-track disc of cover songs will be the gem inside Epic's four-disc Ozzy Osbourne box set, "Bible of Ozz." A 10-track disc of cover songs will be the gem inside Epic's four-disc Ozzy Osbourne box set, "Bible of Ozz." Due Feb. 8, the 52-track collection will…

  17. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Oct. 4-10)

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Oct. 4-10, 2004). INSIDE HIP-HOP: It's hip-hop's week in the sun as the genre comes under the television microscope from several different angles. VH1 is at the forefront of the looksee, with "And You Don't Stop: 30…

  18. Double DVD Commemorates 'Crossroads' Fest

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Due Oct. 19 via Duck/Reprise/Warner Strategic Marketing, the release features footage of some of the greatest living guitarists. More than four hours of footage from Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival" will make up a two-disc DVD set of highlights from the June benefit…

  19. Austin City Limits Music Festival: Live From Austin, Texas

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In just a few short years, the Austin City Limits Music Festival (based on the long-lived TV show of the same name) has become a powerhouse music event, which this live CD from last year's fest aptly In just a few short years, the Austin City Limits Music Festival (based on the long…

  20. Kravitz Bags Fall Tour

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A little more than a week after announcing a North American tour, Lenny Kravitz has postponed his road plans due to unspecified "family matters." The trek was due to kick off Sept. 11 in Atlantic City A little more than a week after announcing a North American tour , Lenny Kravitz…

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