1. NY Dolls CD/DVD Sports Final Kane Gig

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The reunited New York Dolls' performance at the Morrissey-curated Meltdown Festival in June is heading to CD and DVD. As tipped here in July, the reunited New York Dolls' performance at the Morrissey-curated Meltdown Festival in June is heading to CD and DVD. "The Return of the…

  2. Cee-Lo, Tweet Drink Up Seagrams Tour

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Modern soul artist Cee-Lo has been tapped to lead this year's Seagrams Gin Live tour. Modern soul artist Cee-Lo has been tapped to lead this year's Seagrams Gin Live tour. The run will kick off Sept. 17 in San Jose, Calif., and close Oct. 23 in Miami Beach, Fla. Tweet and Teedra…

  3. New, Classic Tracks Power 'Def Jam Fight'

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Familiar classics from the likes of Public Enemy, LL Cool J and Ice T mingle with new offerings from Joe Budden and Xzibit on the in-game soundtrack to "Def Jam Fight for NY." Familiar classics from the likes of Public Enemy, LL Cool J and Ice T mingle with new offerings from Joe…

  4. R.E.M.'s 'Sun' Rising In Europe

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. has confirmed a slate of European tour dates for early next year in support of its upcoming Warner Bros. album, "Around the Sun," due Oct. 5. The trek begins Jan. 7 in Lisbon, Portugal, and enc R.E.M. has confirmed a slate of European tour dates for early next year in support…

  5. Hot Product

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A solo album from former Fleetwood Mac principal Christine McVie, “In the Meantime” (Koch). The first North American-released studio album from Matthew Sweet in five years, “Living Things” (Superdeformed/RCAM). The retail…

  6. Soviet Kitsch

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On her major-label debut, Russian-born, Bronx, N.Y.-raised, classically trained Regina Spektor emerges as the fresh-faced piano balladeer of the downtown New York set. On her major-label debut, Russian-born, Bronx, N.Y.-raised, classically trained Regina Spektor emerges as the fresh-faced…

  7. Live Like You Were Dying

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw and his road band returned to upstate New York to record this very confident studio album, his eighth. Tim McGraw and his road band returned to upstate New York to record this very confident studio album, his eighth. "How Bad Do You Want It" is raw, swampy, blues rock,…

  8. Groban Eyeing Next 'Great' Performance

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For December's pledge season, "Great Performances" will air another Groban special. Vocalist Josh Groban's rapidly developing career received a major boost with his first "Great Performances" PBS program, 2002's "Josh Groban in Concert." For…

  9. Moroder, Bee Gees Among Dance Hall Inductees

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Dance Music Hall of Fame will hold its inaugural induction ceremony Sept. 20 at the Spirit club in New York. The Dance Music Hall of Fame will hold its inaugural induction ceremony Sept. 20 at the Spirit club in New York. The artists, producers, remixers and DJs to be honored are Giorgio…

  10. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of "Car Wash," newly remade by Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliott, Mavis Staples, Ciara and women on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart AUTO MATIC: For the second time in the rock era, the song "Car Wash"…

  11. Andre 3000 Getting Political With HBO

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A day after first daughter Jenna Bush gave Republicans a pop-culture lesson by dropping OutKast's name, Andre 3000 showed up at the GOP convention in New York to encourage young people to vote. He's m A day after first daughter Jenna Bush gave Republicans a pop-culture lesson by…

  12. Fernandez, McDonalds Team For Tour, Ads

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In support of a new pop album, Alejandro Fernandez will kick off a U.S. tour Nov. 18 in Sacramento. McDonald's will sponsor the Mexican balladeer's 14-date run. In support of a new pop album, Alejandro Fernandez will kick off a U.S. tour Nov. 18 in Sacramento. McDonald's will…

  13. Billboard Bits: Amon Tobin, Lionel Richie, Ted Leo

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Amon Tobin, Lionel Richie, Ted Leo Electronica artist Amon Tobin will create the soundtrack for the video game "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory," due out in time for the holiday season. Ninja Tune Records will release a companion soundtrack album with extended…

  14. U2 Reveals New Album Track Names

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U2 has revealed the names of six of the 11 tracks on its upcoming, as-yet-untitled album, due Nov. 23 via Interscope. Among the titles is first single "Vertigo," which is due to arrive at U.S. radio o U2 has revealed the names of six of the 11 tracks on its upcoming, as-yet-untitled…

  15. Black Keys Scratch Touring Itch

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys will spend the bulk of the fall on the road in support of their third studio album, "Rubber Factory," due Sept. 7 via Fat Possum/Epitaph. Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys will spend the bulk of the fall on the road in support of…

  16. Stewart, Wood Revive Faces In Hollywood

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It was just like the old days -- except for the absence of booze and cigarettes -- as former Faces members Rod Stewart, Ron Wood and Ian McLagan reunited in a rare performance last night (Aug. 30) dur It was just like the old days -- except for the absence of booze and cigarettes -- as former…

  17. Tankian, Morello Assemble 'Axis' Compilation

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The July 17 concert at Hollywood's Avalon, spearheaded by System Of A Down's Serj Tankian and Audioslave's Tom Morello as part of their non-profit Axis of Justice political organization, will be relea The July 17 concert at Hollywood's Avalon, spearheaded by System Of A…

  18. Interpol, Secret Machines Plan Tour

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York rock act Interpol will kick off a North American tour Oct. 11 in Boston with Secret Machines, On Air Library! and an additional band to be announced. New York rock act Interpol will kick off a North American tour Oct. 11 in Boston with Secret Machines, On Air Library! and an…

  19. Pixies Prevail In Slow Touring Season

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears, Lenny Kravitz and Christina Aguilera have scrapped tours. Lollapalooza crashed and burned. The U.S. touring market has been in dire straits all summer. But a savior showed up in the ve Britney Spears, Lenny Kravitz and Christina Aguilera have scrapped tours. Lollapalooza…

  20. Morello Wields Politics On Anti-Bush Tour

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Billed as the Nightwatchman, Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello is taking his acoustic guitar, three chords and the truth on the road this fall for more than half of the 20-date Rock Against Bush tour, Billed as the Nightwatchman, Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello is taking his acoustic guitar,…

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