1. Hot Product

    August 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Velvet Underground A Touch Of Velvet Rhino/Atlantic this week releases an expanded edition of the Velvet Underground concert album "Live at Max's Kansas City," chronicling what is believed to be frontman Lou Reed's final performance with the seminal New York act. The album…

  2. P.O.D. Singer Joins Video Game Company

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT P.O.D. lead singer Sonny Sandoval has become an investor in video gaming events company Gamecaster Inc. He also has been named music director of the firm and will perform as on-camera talent. P.O.D. lead singer Sonny Sandoval has become an investor in video gaming events company Gamecaster…

  3. Billboard Bits: The Cure, Cave In, Al Franken

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on The Cure, Cave In, Al Franken The Cure's performance for Sessions@AOL has been made available as a digital EP exclusively through Apple's iTunes Music Store. The eight-track collection sports three cuts from the group's new self-titled I Am/Geffen album, including the…

  4. Hard Rockers Sign On For Locobazooka!

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Saliva, Helmet, Breaking Benjamin, Kittie, Monster Magnet, Clutch, Shinedown, Silvertide and former Buckcherry vocalist Josh Todd are among the acts confirmed for the 13th Locobazooka! United We Rock! Saliva, Helmet, Breaking Benjamin, Kittie, Monster Magnet, Clutch, Shinedown, Silvertide and…

  5. Kiss Eyeing Concert DVD

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A performance Saturday outside Washington, D.C., and Sunday's show in Virginia Beach, Va., are expected to form the basis for the as-yet-untitled project. Kiss filmed two weekend shows on its summer Rock the Nation tour for a forthcoming DVD release. A performance Saturday outside…

  6. Tony Joe White Gets A Lift From 'Heroines'

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Tony Joe White has enlisted a host of female stars for his first North American album release in six years. Singer/songwriter Tony Joe White has enlisted a host of female stars for his first North American album release in six years. Due Sept. 28 via Sanctuary, "The…

  7. Nelly Invests In New NBA Team

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nelly has become a part-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, a National Basketball Association expansion team. Nelly has become a part-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, a National Basketball Association expansion team. "This is a great opportunity for both the Bobcats and Nelly," Robert L.…

  8. The Tangled Web

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: NuFace, WebCDs.com and Globaldust. THE NU FACE OF WEB RADIO: Technology company NuFace Entertainment, through a link-up with Clear Channel Chicago, is offering Web surfers yet another twist on the online radio…

  9. Billboard Bits: Hawk, McEntire, Ollabelle

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Tony Hawk, Reba McEntire and Ollabelle. Professional skateboarder icon Tony Hawk has been tapped to host a show on a new Sirius Satellite Radio channel. He is the first host named to the broadcaster's Sirius Faction channel, which is aimed at action sports enthusiasts. "…

  10. Nike Taps 'One Hit Wonders' For Race Series

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following a pair of successful Los Angeles races in April, Nike is taking its Run Hit Wonder running event to New York, Portland and Chicago in the coming weeks. A Flock Of Seagulls, Dramarama and Kaj Following a pair of successful Los Angeles races in April, Nike is taking its Run Hit Wonder…

  11. Scissor Sisters, Shapeshifters Top U.K. Charts

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT While U.S. modern rock outfit the Scissor Sisters returned to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (July 18), the singles chart welcomed a new No. 1 single, "Lola's Theme," by crossover dance duo While U.S. modern rock outfit the Scissor Sisters returned to the top of the…

  12. Billboard Bits: 'N Sync, Keys, Bono, Journey

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on 'N Sync, Keys, Bono, Journey 'N Sync will make its first group appearance in more than a year-and-a-half when it sings the National Anthem July 25 as part of its Challenge for the Children charity event. The group will sing prior to a celebrity basketball game, in which its…

  13. Bjork's Got The Beat On New Album

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bjork's upcoming album, "Medulla," finds the artist singing over rhythms fashioned by such beatboxers as former Roots member Rahzel, Shlomo and Dokaka. Other guests include Fantomas/Mr. Bungle princip Bjork's upcoming album, "Medulla," finds the artist singing…

  14. Nuggets Cut Master P From Summer Squad

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Percy Miller, aka rapper Master P, has been cut from the Denver Nuggets' summer league team. The CEO of No Limit Records was among players trimmed from the squad before the basketball team's practice Percy Miller, aka rapper Master P, has been cut from the Denver Nuggets'…

  15. The Who Revisits 'Isle Of Wight'

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Who's classic concert film "Live at the Isle of Wight" has been restored for a three-pronged release in 49 North American movie theaters (Aug. 9), on DVD (Aug. 10 via Eagle Rock) an on the INHD hi The Who's classic concert film "Live at the Isle of Wight" has…

  16. Peart's 'Ghost Rider' Heading To Film

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Scabeba Entertainment has acquired the film and television rights to Rush drummer/lyricist Neil Peart's biographical journal "Ghost Rider." Scabeba Entertainment has acquired the film and television rights to Rush drummer/lyricist Neil Peart's biographical journal "…

  17. Music Fuels New Year's Eve Celebrations

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST While the winter holidays often signal a break from live performance and touring for many music acts, the festivities surrounding New Year's Eve tend to drag others off of the couch and onto the stage While the winter holidays often signal a break from live performance and touring for…

  18. Pearl Jam, Westerberg Fuel 'Hot Stove'

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam, Paul Westerberg, Dropkick Murphys, Letters To Cleo's Kay Hanley, American Hi-Fi and the Allman Brothers Band are among the artists who have donated tracks to "Hot Stove, Cool Music," a comp Pearl Jam, Paul Westerberg, Dropkick Murphys, Letters To Cleo's Kay…

  19. Interscope Celebrates 'Unsung' Helmet

    December 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Group leader Page Hamilton was involved in the selection of the songs, which include the 1997 Modern Rock Tracks chart hit "Exactly What You Wanted" and such staples as "Unsung," "Milquetoast" and "Gi Interscope has penciled in a Jan. 27 release for "…

  20. Ask Billboard

    December 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Dolly Parton, Kylie Minogue and Monica. THE GRASS IS BLUE Dear Keith, Thanks for offering the opportunity for us to get some answers we might not otherwise get. I am a huge fan of Dolly Parton and have about 30 of her albums and CDs. Her…

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