1. Dashboard, Keane Join Fall U2 Tour

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dashboard Confessional and Keane have joined the upcoming North American leg of U2's... Dashboard Confessional and Keane have joined the upcoming North American leg of U2's Vertigo tour , which begins Sept. 12 in Toronto. Dashboard will open the first eight shows through Sept. 25 in…

  2. Billboard Bits: Simpson/Lachey, Trife Da God, Baker

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Simpson/Lachey, Trife Da God, Baker The National Football League will pay tribute to the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks via Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey's performance of "America the Beautiful" prior to that day's game between the Chicago…

  3. Kanye Sues Chicago DJ Over Unreleased Songs

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Kanye West filed a lawsuit yesterday (Aug. 29) to stop release of masters he recorded as a Chicago teenager in 1995. The suit filed in the U.S. District Court in Chicago claims that Eric "E-Smo Rapper Kanye West filed a lawsuit yesterday (Aug. 29) to stop release of masters he…

  4. Pianist O'Riley Reworks Smith, Drake

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Respected classical pianist Christopher O'Riley received accolades two years ago for his album "True Love Waits: Christopher O'Riley Plays Radiohead." Respected classical pianist Christopher O'Riley received accolades two years ago for his album "True Love Waits:…

  5. Stefani's Little L.A.M.B. Hitting Big Time

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When Gwen Stefani takes the stage during New York Fashion Week, she won't be belting out chart-topping songs. Instead, she'll be showing off belts from her fashion line, among other things. When Gwen Stefani takes the stage during New York Fashion Week, she won't be belting out…

  6. 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, "…

  7. Lucinda Mulls More Live Material, New CD

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After recently releasing her first concert album, "Live @ The Fillmore," Lucinda Williams says the double-disc set opens more doors than it closes. After recently releasing her first concert album, "Live @ The Fillmore," Lucinda Williams says the double-disc set opens more…

  8. Update: 'Suge' Knight Shot At Miami Party

    August 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was shot in the leg early this morning (Aug. 28) during a party hosted by Grammy-winning hip hop artist Kanye West, police said. Knight, 40, was hospitalized in good con Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was shot in the leg early this morning …

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses charts and artists with readers. STILL 'TOGETHER' Hello Fred! Mariah Carey continues to be the chart phenomenon of the year, as this week she sets a new chart [record]. With "We Belong Together" in its 13th week on top of the Hot 100, she now has the…

  10. Broken Social Scene Hitting The Road After All

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Although Broken Social Scene was mulling the bare minimum of fall touring in support of its upcoming self-titled Arts & Crafts album, the Canadian collective has opted to hit the road after all. Although Broken Social Scene was mulling the bare minimum of fall touring in support of its…

  11. CHART BEAT

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Hilary Duff, Elvin Bishop and Jody Watley. LUCKY NUMBER : Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" (Island) hits the 13-week mark as the No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. It's the first song to…

  12. Decemberists Keeping New Tunes To Themselves

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Growing success and zealous fans are changing the way Decemberists visionary Colin Meloy plans on approaching the group's next studio project, the follow-up to its recently released and critically acc Growing success and zealous fans are changing the way Decemberists visionary Colin…

  13. Death Cab Cracks Billboard Singles Charts

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Death Cab For Cutie's debut album for Atlantic, "Plans," won't be released until next Tuesday (Aug. 30), but the jump to a major label is already paying off. Death Cab For Cutie's debut album for Atlantic, "Plans," won't be released until next Tuesday …

  14. Ask Billboard

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Lisa Marie Presley, Bette Midler and Bebel Gilberto SEEKING LISA MARIE Hi Keith, I absolutely love Lisa Marie Presley's second CD, "Now What!" I loved her first CD "To Whom It May Concern" and wondered how her…

  15. 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…

  16. Electronic Music Pioneer Moog Dies At 71

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Moog, inventor of his namesake range of synthesizers and one of the most significant figures in the evolution of electronic music, died yesterday (Aug. 21) at his home in Asheville, N.C. Bob Moog, inventor of his namesake range of synthesizers and one of the most significant figures in…

  17. Woman Injured In Fall At Stones Tour Opener

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A woman was hospitalized with broken bones after she climbed onto the rafters of Fenway Park during last night's (Aug. 21) Rolling Stones concert and fell 35 to 40 feet. A woman was hospitalized with broken bones after she climbed onto the rafters of Fenway Park during last night's …

  18. Nearly 15, Oasis Still Swaggering

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It has often been a rocky decade, but Oasis has rolled with it. Reinvigorating the dreary British music scene of the pre-Britpop 1990s, these dropouts hailing from a Manchester, England, housing project sparkled and soared like the champagne…

  19. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Blues Traveler bassist Bobby Sheehan is found dead in bed at his New Orleans home. Sheehan, who had recently begun work on a solo project, is 31.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - The Occupational Safety and Health…

  20. Label-less Radiohead Pressing On With New Album

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead will enter a "proper studio" in an unnamed city today (Aug. 18) to continue work on its seventh studio album, according to a post from frontman Thom Yorke at the "Dead Air Space" section of Radiohead will enter a "proper studio" in an unnamed city today…

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