1. Simpson Sings On Second 'SNL' Appearance

    October 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ashlee Simpson sang without incident on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in her return to the scene of last year's lip-synch fiasco. Ashlee Simpson sang without incident on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in her return to the scene of last year's lip-synch…

  2. This Day in Music

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The family of Frank Sinatra files suit against Newark, Calif.-based discount clothing company Ross Stores Inc. for copyright infringement. The suit alleges that an album of 75 songs, "Th 2003 - California country singer Wesley Tuttle dies of heart failure at a…

  3. CHART BEAT

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart accomplishments of George Jones, Paul McCartney, B.B. King, Weezer, Genesis and Trisha Yearwood. GEORGE'S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: By the next decade, it will be commonplace for rock artists to celebrate their 50th anniversary on the Billboard charts.…

  4. Pearl Jam / Sept. 16, 2005 / Ottawa, Ontario (Corel Centre)

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam / Sept. 16, 2005 / Ottawa, Ontario (Corel Centre) Pearl Jam is well past its days as the '90s chart-toppers whose every move was chronicled by the music press, its albums now satiating the core group of fans that didn't jump off the bandwagon when the band's music…

  5. Hot Product

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Institute Institute In Session Former Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale certainly isn't new to Billboard's charts, but his most recent band, Institute, is. Its first single, "Bullet-Proof Skin," is No. 31 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock tally, ahead of this week's…

  6. Voodoo Music Experience Hopes To Go Forward

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, attempts are being made to hold the festival on the original dates in a new city to be announced, and also raise funds for victims of the disaster. The seventh Voodoo Music Experience , which was to take place Oct. 29-30 in New Orleans' City Park, is…

  7. Billboard Bits: Ashlee Simpson, Alicia Keys, Van Zant

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Ashlee Simpson, Alicia Keys, Van Zant Ahead of the Oct. 18 release of her sophomore Geffen album, "I Am Me," Ashlee Simpson has begun confirming North American tour dates. The trek will begin Sept. 21 in Portland and run through Oct. 9 in New Orleans. This week, Simpson will…

  8. Green Day Dominates MTV Video Music Awards

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Green Day continued its charmed year by dominating the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards last night (Aug. 28) in Miami. The group's video for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" won six awards, including video of Green Day continued its charmed year by dominating the 2005 MTV Video Music…

  9. Vegoose Adds Beck, High-Profile Evening Shows

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Beck, Sleater-Kinney and Devendra Banhart have joined the bill for the Oct. 29-30 event at Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium. The talent pool for the first Vegoose festival continues to grow. Beck, Sleater-Kinney and Devendra Banhart have joined the bill for the Oct. 29-30 event at Las Vegas&…

  10. 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…

  11. HOT PRODUCT

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Previewing New Releases From Gordon & Kottke, BRMC, Flaming Lips & More! /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News …

  12. Hot Product

    August 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Beanie Sigel / Flaming Lips DVD Drama The lead-up to incarcerated rapper Beanie Sigel's recent hit album, "The B.Coming," is at the center of the DVD "The B.Coming of Beanie Sigel." Due this week via Damon Dash Music Group, the project spotlights Sigel's trial on…

  13. CHART BEAT

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Alan Jackson, Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Jamie Foxx, Pussycat Dolls, Busta Rhymes, Bow Wow, Paul McCartney and more. PRESSING MATTER: Alan Jackson turns to a newspaper for inspiration for his latest hit single. "USA Today" (Arista) is…

  14. Ashlee Planning 'SNL' Redux?

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ashlee Simpson is in talks with "Saturday Night Live" to host and perform on the NBC show around the release of her sophomore album, "I Am Me," due Oct. 11 via Geffen. "It's not confirmed yet, but I w Ashlee Simpson is ready to return to the scene of the crime.…

  15. Costello Commentary Spiffs DVD Retrospective

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The DVD "The Right Spectacle: The Very Best of Elvis Costello -- The Videos" will arrive Sept. 6 in the United Kingdom via demonVision. A North American release date has not yet been finalized for the Originally expected earlier this year, the DVD "The Right Spectacle: The Very…

  16. Kweli, Arcade Fire Among Vegoose Additions

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop artist Talib Kweli, modern rock acts Arcade Fire and Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO) and progressive jam band Umphrey's McGee have been added to the lineup of the inaugural Vegoose festival. Hip-hop artist Talib Kweli, modern rock acts Arcade Fire and Animal Liberation…

  17. Hot Product

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A live album from eclectic guitarist Bill Frisell, "East/West" (Nonesuch). The first solo album in 14 years from Stephen Stills, "Man Alive!" (Titan/Pyramid), featuring guest spots from his Crosby,…

  18. Inaugural Vegoose Fest Solidifies Lineup

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews and Friends, Jack Johnson and Widespread Panic will head the lineup for the first Vegoose festival, assembled by A.C. Entertainment and Superfly Presents, the organizers behind Bonnaroo. As first tipped here last month, Dave Matthews and Friends, Jack Johnson and Widespread…

  19. B&E: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah has achieved what every unsigned band dreams…

  20. Tunes on TV

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 1-7, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 1 "Total Request Live (TRL)," MTV Featured artist: Bobby Valentino. "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artists: Switchfoot, Teairra Mari. "Tavis Smiley," PBS…

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