1. Billboard Bits: Smith/Television, John Brown's Body, Street Dogs

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Patti Smith and Television, John Brown's Body and the Street Dogs. Punk-era New York music icons Patti Smith and Television have made plans to share a stage for the first time since 1977. The artists will perform Oct. 2 at Gotham's Roseland Ballroom. The date is…

  2. Porter Named 'Canadian Idol'

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kalan Porter became the newest "Canadian Idol" last night (Sept. 16) in Toronto. Kalan Porter became the newest "Canadian Idol" last night (Sept. 16) in Toronto. The 18-year-old native of Medicine Hat, Alberta, defeated 23-year-old Theresa Sokyrka of Saskatoon,…

  3. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart action by Destiny's Child, Usher, Alicia Keys, Antia Baker and Alan Jackson. DESTINY FULFILLED: After an absence of two-and-a-half years, Destiny's Child returns to The Billboard Hot 100 with the highest-debuting single of its career. "Lose My…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses George Michael, chart records, chart gaps and the Average White Band with readers. DID GEORGE DO IT? Dear Fred, I really enjoy your column every week, and I wait every Friday to know more about chart facts. Last week, I read about the possibilities of Usher getting a…

  5. Coroner: Rick James Died Of Heart Attack

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Toxicology and other tests determined that Rick James died last month from a heart attack due to an enlarged heart, with numerous drugs including methamphetamine and cocaine contributing factors, the Toxicology and other tests determined that Rick James died last month from a heart attack due…

  6. Trail Of Dead Sets Tour

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With the release of its second full-length pushed to next year, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead has will fill the coming months with a fall North American tour. The run will kick off Oct. With the release of its second full-length pushed to next year , ...And You Will Know Us By…

  7. Billboard Bits: Kennedy Center, Penn/Dylan, Matt Dusk

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Kennedy Center, Penn/Dylan, Matt Dusk The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced six recipients of its annual honors for lifetime contributions to American culture. Two of the three musicians to be honored Dec. 5 are Brits: pop legend Sir Elton John and renowned…

  8. 'The O.C.' Rocks With Two New CDs

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Just before the hit Fox show "The O.C." kicks off its second season on Nov. 4, Warner Bros. will issue the next two volumes in the show's soundtrack series. Just before the hit Fox show "The O.C." kicks off its second season on Nov. 4, Warner Bros. will issue the next…

  9. Ciara's 'Goodies' Steadfast At No. 1

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta-based hip-hop darling Ciara notches a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100, but with two of her titles entering the top 10, Alicia Keys is making another run at the top. Ciara's debut single, Atlanta-based hip-hop darling Ciara notches a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100,…

  10. Usher, OutKast Rule World Music Awards

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher didn't need any "Confessions" to prove he's the best male artist on the globe. The singer earned three 2004 World Music Awards last night (Sept. 16), as did hip-hop duo OutKast. Usher didn't need any "Confessions" to prove he's the best male…

  11. Billboard Bits: G-Unit, Lead Belly, 'ACL' DVDs

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on G-Unit rappers Lloyd Banks and Young Buck, Lead Belly and the 'Live From Austin' DVD series. Lloyd Banks and Young Buck, both signed to 50 Cent's Interscope-affiliated G-Unit record label, will embark on separate fall tours in support of their respective debut…

  12. Indie Acts Rock For 'Take Action' CD

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Taking Back Sunday, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, NOFX, Coheed & Cambria and Mastodon are among the acts contributing songs to the compilation "Take Action! Volume 4." Taking Back Sunday, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, NOFX, Coheed & Cambria and Mastodon are among the acts contributing songs…

  13. Jackson Boots McGraw From No. 1

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country star Alan Jackson scores the third stay of his career in The Billboard 200 penthouse with his latest Arista Nashville set, "What I Do." With opening week sales of 178,000 copies, Jackson ends Country star Alan Jackson scores the third stay of his career in The Billboard 200…

  14. Moore Compiles Music That Inspired 'Fahrenheit'

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Due Oct. 5, "Songs and Artists That Inspired Fahrenheit 9/11" boasts cuts by Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, System Of A Down, Pearl Jam and the Clash, among others. On the same day Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" is released on DVD and its soundtrack issued on CD,…

  15. BRMC Presses On, With Or Without Drummer

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite rumors to the contrary, rock act Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has not split up and is at work on its third studio album, according to bassist/vocalist Robert Turner. Despite rumors to the contrary, rock act Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has not split up and is at work on its third studio…

  16. Ask Billboard

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Rolling Stones, Billboard Music Awards and Def Leppard. LIVE LICKS? Keith, Do you have a release date for the new Rolling Stones double "Live" CD of the band's Licks tour? I have seen a track listing on a European…

  17. Reed, Walkmen Join Modest Mouse's 'Party'

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lou Reed, the Walkmen and the Eagles Of Death Metal have joined the lineup for the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, to be held Nov. 6-7 at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Calif. Lou Reed, the Walkmen and the Eagles Of Death Metal have joined the lineup for the All Tomorrow's Parties…

  18. Switchfoot Plans Another U.S. Tour

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Switchfoot is hitting the road again. The San Diego-based rock act will kick off its fifth U.S. tour in support of its breakthrough album, "The Beautiful Letdown," Sept. 25 in Huntsville, Ala. Switchfoot is hitting the road again. The San Diego-based rock act will kick off its fifth…

  19. Leo, Pharmacists Set To 'Shake' It On Tour

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Indie rock stalwarts Ted Leo & the Pharmacists have confirmed a host of headlining tour dates in support of their forthcoming fourth album, "Shake the Sheets." Indie rock stalwarts Ted Leo & the Pharmacists have confirmed a host of headlining tour dates in support of their…

  20. Coheed & Cambria Top 'Woodie' Nominees

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Coheed & Cambria has scored three nominations for the first mtvU Woodie Awards, which will recognize artists who have made an impact on the college music scene. Coheed & Cambria has scored three nominations for the first mtvU Woodie Awards, which will recognize artists who have made…

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