1. Neutral Milk Hotel Leader Makes Rare Appearance

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Neutral Milk Hotel mastermind Jeff Mangum made his first live appearance in years last night (Aug. 2) in New York, guesting with Olivia Tremor Control during the first of two performances at New York' Neutral Milk Hotel mastermind Jeff Mangum made his first live appearance in years last…

  2. The Go! Team Signs With Columbia

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dance/pop sextet The Go! Team has found a new home at Columbia Records. Dance/pop sextet The Go! Team has found a new home at Columbia Records. On Sept. 27, the U.K.-based ensemble will release "Thunder, Lightning, Strike," its first record on a major U.S. label. The Columbia…

  3. Billboard Bits: Urban, Early Day Miners, Harper/Musselwhite

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Keith Urban, Early Day Miners, Harper/Musselwhite Keith Urban is looking to try his luck on the silver screen. The country star has signed on with Melee Entertainment to develop a film project that is likely to be in theaters sometime year. Melee previously produced last year's …

  4. Springsteen 'Storytellers' Headed To DVD

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen's recent turn on the VH1 series "Storytellers" will emerge on DVD Sept. 6 via Columbia Music Video. Bruce Springsteen's recent turn on the VH1 series "Storytellers" will emerge on DVD Sept. 6 via Columbia Music Video. The footage has been re…

  5. Kaiser Chiefs Favored For Mercury Music Prize

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Kaiser Chiefs' debut album, "Employment" (B Unique/Polydor), is the leading contender for the 2005 Nationwide Mercury Prize, the shortlist for which was unveiled today (July 19) in London. The pri The Kaiser Chiefs' debut album, "Employment" (B Unique/Polydor…

  6. McCartney, U2 Kick Off Live 8 In London

    July 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney and U2 rocked London's Hyde Park with a performance of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" today (July 2) to kick off the main event in the Live 8 extravaganza. A thunderous roar er Paul McCartney and U2 rocked London's Hyde Park with a rousing…

  7. This Day in Music

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Country star Martina McBride joins the Lilith Fair lineup in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, making her the first contemporary country artist to guest on the popular festival's female-dominated 1999 - Reggae star Dennis Brown dies at University Hospital in Kingston,…

  8. Supersuckers Go With The Marketing Flow

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Fans of veteran indie band Supersuckers admire the group for offering tremendous live shows and albums and for living the rock'n'roll lifestyle to the hilt. But Supersuckers have at least one more distinguishing characteristic: They try…

  9. Billboard Bits: 'Rize,' The Go! Team, Live 8

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Rize,' The Go! Team, Live 8 "Forget commercial hip-hop -- people are ready for something different." So says Tone Talauega, a co-producer with his brother Richmond of "Rize," a feature documentary about a burgeoning dance style known as krumping. The…

  10. Iron & Wine, Calexico Readying EP, Tour

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie rock touchstones Iron & Wine and Calexico have teamed for a seven-song EP, "In the Reins," which will be released Sept. 20 via Overcoat Recordings. Indie rock touchstones Iron & Wine and Calexico have teamed for a seven-song EP, "In the Reins," which will be…

  11. Stills Preps First Solo CD In 14 Years

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stephen Stills' first solo album since 1991's "Stills Alone" will arrive Aug. 9 via Pyramid. Stephen Stills' first solo album since 1991's "Stills Alone" will arrive Aug. 9 via Pyramid. The 13-track "Man Alive" finds the artist augmented on…

  12. Billboard Bits: Beyonce, Eminem, Roky Erickson

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Beyonce, Eminem, Roky Erickson With Destiny's Child splitting after its fall tour, Beyonce has begun lining up new film roles. The artist will star alongside Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy in DreamWorks Pictures' "Dreamgirls," the film adaptation of the Tony Award…

  13. Rhino Boxes Up '90s Favorites

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade less than six years in the rearview mirror. Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade…

  14. Hot Product

    June 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT White Stripes Satan's Bed The White Stripes stretch out musically without abandoning the rock on their highly anticipated new album, "Get Behind Me Satan," due this week via Third Man/V2. First single and album opener "Blue Orchid" gets things off to a hard rocking…

  15. Garth Brooks Splits With Capitol

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a surprising move, Garth Brooks and Capitol Records Nashville have ended their longtime association. Capitol has been Brooks' only label home since his career began in 1989 and together the artist In a surprising move, Garth Brooks and Capitol Records Nashville have ended their…

  16. CHART BEAT

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Faith Hill, Mariah Carey, Nine Inch Nails, Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson and Kelly Osbourne. 'MISSISSIPPI' QUEEN: Faith Hill rewrites the record books as her new single, "Mississippi Girl," becomes the highest-debuting…

  17. Journey Readies New Album, Tour

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The theme of Journey's 30th anniversary summer tour will tie directly into the title of the veteran band's 13th album, "Generations." The theme of Journey's 30th anniversary summer tour will tie directly into the title of the veteran band's 13th album, "…

  18. This Day in Music

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, presented by the non-profit Blues Foundation at the Cannon Center Ballroom in Memphis. Singer/guitarist Guy w 2004 - Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues…

  19. Pearl Jam Heading To Great White North

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam will embark on a 15-date tour of Canada this fall, on which it will debut material intended for its as-yet-untitled new studio album. The trek, which was hinted at in a recent newsletter to Pearl Jam will embark on a 15-date tour of Canada this fall, on which it will debut material…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Pop singer Jessica Simpson adds to her television-acting resume with an episode of "The Twilight Zone." Simpson stars in a segment of the UPN series as a babysitter who discovers the lif 2003 - Pop singer Jessica Simpson adds to her television-acting resume…

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