1. Stars Unite For Anti-War Concert

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Activists and musicians took the stage for the "Bring 'Em Home Now" concert in New York. Former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha (left), R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe (center) and Casey Spooner of Fischerspooner pose before taking stage at the March 20 Bring 'Em Home…

  2. Artists Rock Against Iraq War In New York

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Michael Stipe, Rufus Wainwright, Moby and surprise guest James Iha all performed last night (March 20) in New York for the Bring 'Em Home concert, marking the third anniversary of the United States-le Michael Stipe, Rufus Wainwright, Moby and surprise guest James Iha all performed last…

  3. Stipe, Bright Eyes Rock Against Iraq War

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, Bright Eyes, Rufus Wainwright, Fischerspooner, Public Enemy's Chuck D, Devendra Banhart and Peaches have signed on for "Bring 'Em Home Now," a March 20 concert at New Yo R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, Bright Eyes, Rufus Wainwright,…

  4. Ask Billboard

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'Brokeback Mountain,' Kelly Rowland and Prince questions answered. 'BROKEBACK' SOUNDTRACK Hi Keith, I saw the film "Brokeback Mountain" and just fell in love with it. In fact, I loved it so much I rushed out to the record store the next day and bought the…

  5. Johnny Marr Readies Second Solo Album

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr is eyeing a spring release for his second album with his band the Healers. No label has yet been announced for the as-yet-untitled project. Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr is eyeing a spring release for his second album with his band the Healers. No…

  6. Billboard Bits: Songwriters Hall, Big & Rich, Pretty Girls Make Graves

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Canadian Songwriters Hall, Big & Rich, Pretty Girls Make Graves Willie Nelson, k.d. lang, and Rufus Wainwright are among the performers tapped to perform Feb. 5 at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Third Annual Gala in Toronto. The event will be broadcast nationally on both…

  7. 'Time' To Talk

    October 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Burt Bacharach gets assistance from Elvis Costello, Rufus Wainwright and Dr. Dre on his first solo album since 1977, "At This Time." Burt Bacharach gets assistance from Elvis Costello, Rufus Wainwright and Dr. Dre on his first solo album since 1977, "At This Time." Due…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Discussion of soundtracks, Shakira and more with readers. FROM THE MOVIE OF THE SAME NAME Dear Fred, One trend that I've noticed in recent years is the decline of soundtracks that spawn singles on the charts. Last year, Billboard reported that soundtrack sales were down 33% and there…

  9. Bacharach Spends 'Time' With Costello, Dr. Dre

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Burt Bacharach gets assistance from Elvis Costello, Rufus Wainwright and Dr. Dre on his first solo album since 1977, "At This Time." Burt Bacharach gets assistance from Elvis Costello, Rufus Wainwright and Dr. Dre on his first solo album since 1977, "At This Time." Due Nov…

  10. For Kanye, Confidence Is King

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For those familiar with Kanye West's well-documented braggadocio, it may come as a surprise that the rapper/producer found plenty wrong with his Grammy Award-winning debut, "The College Dropout." With his sophomore effort, "…

  11. Hot Product

    August 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West Better 'Late' Than Never For those familiar with Kanye West's well-documented braggadocio, it may come as a surprise that the rapper/producer found plenty wrong with his Grammy Award-winning debut, "The College Dropout." With his sophomore effort, "…

  12. 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,…

  13. B&E: Tegan and Sara

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Tegan and Sara. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. It took six years, but the United States may be finally coming around to Tegan…

  14. Lineup Set For Glastonbury Festival

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Kylie Minogue and the White Stripes are among the headline acts at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival, to be held June 24-26. Veteran artists Brian Wilson, Van Morrison and Elvis Costello are a Coldplay, Kylie Minogue and the White Stripes are among the headline acts at the U.K.&…

  15. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Feb. 21-27, 2005).

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Feb. 21-27, 2005). LET'S TALK OSCAR: At other times in my life, on the subject of Oscar we'd be talking about Felix Unger's roommate or the maker of hot dogs and lunchmeats and his pal Meyer. But, as for most, the talk of…

  16. Hot Product

    February 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Rapper Sage Francis' Epitaph debut, "A Healthy Distrust." Sibling rock act Eisley's "Room Noises" (Reprise). Irish rock outfit the Frames' "Burn the Maps" (Anti-/Epitaph)…

  17. Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs

    February 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST The CD book to "Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs" pairs Andrew Bird's absorbing lyrics with hilariously warped cartoon illustrations, all in tempo with his brand of prodigal chamber The CD book to "Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs"…

  18. Sweetheart: Love Songs

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Starbucks Hear Music has brewed a second edition of its "Sweetheart" album (in as many years) by having another group of selected artists record their favorite love songs. Starbucks Hear Music has brewed a second edition of its "Sweetheart" album (in as many years) by…

  19. Ask Billboard

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about touring, Eve6 and Vanessa Williams. WHAT DOES THE ROAD PAY? Hi Keith, All of the year-end articles listing the top-grossing concert tours had me wondering how much a performer actually takes home from their tours. I realize there must be a…

  20. Want Two

    December 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST We don't blame Rufus Wainwright for making an indulgent album. His voice is beautiful, his phrasing adventurous and his arrangements intense. We don't blame Rufus Wainwright for making an indulgent album. His voice is beautiful, his phrasing adventurous and his arrangements intense.…

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