1. Arjona Innovates On CD/DVD Set

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In a crowded market of new DVD releases, Ricardo Arjona's "Solo" stands out. Released Nov. 23 as a CD/DVD combo, "Solo" (Sony BMG) is a highly personal portrait of Arjona that can best be described as an interactive…

  2. Billboard Bits: White Stripes, Jon B, Rimes, Slash/Wylde

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on White Stripes, Jon B, Rimes, Slash/Wylde AMC Theaters will screen the White Stripes' live DVD, "Under Blackpool Lights," Dec. 9 in 13 U.S. cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. Screenings are also on tap throughout the United Kingdom,…

  3. Ask Billboard

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about holiday albums, box sets and the Spooky Kids. IN A HOLIDAY MOOD Hello Keith, With the Christmas season approaching quickly, I got curious and would like to know which Christmas albums have sold the most according to Nielsen SoundScan.…

  4. New Who Album May Appear Next Spring

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Who's first studio album since 1982 may finally see the light of day next spring. According to guitarist Pete Townshend's official Web site, the set carries the provisional title "WHO2," perhaps a The Who's first studio album since 1982 may finally see the light…

  5. Walkin' in the Shadow of Life

    November 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Funk is the thread weaving through the Neville Brothers' first album in five years. Funk is the thread weaving through the Neville Brothers' first album in five years. Joining Aaron, Art, Charles and Cyril—the self-described "professors of the uptown funk"—are Aaron's…

  6. The Giant Pin

    November 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST The second CD for the wittily named band the Nels Cline Singers, an instrumental outside-the-lines jazz group, arrives in the wake of Cline's enlistment as Wilco's go-to guitarist. The second CD for the wittily named band the Nels Cline Singers, an instrumental outside-the-lines…

  7. Sleater-Kinney Starts Fresh With Sub Pop Deal

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rock trio Sleater-Kinney has signed with Sub Pop after releasing its past four albums for independent label Kill Rock Stars. Rock trio Sleater-Kinney has signed with Sub Pop after releasing its past four albums for independent label Kill Rock Stars. The group will begin recording its debut…

  8. The Rest Is History

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Imagine a Chinese-American rapper, sporting a Ruff Ryders medallion around his neck, on BET's "106 & Park" winning his seventh consecutive week in the Freestyle Fridays battle. Imagine a Chinese-American rapper, sporting a Ruff Ryders medallion around his neck, on BET'…

  9. Simple Plan Has ... A Simple Plan

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It used to be that rock bands lived for the present and didn't worry about the future. Not so for Simple Plan. The Montreal-based act made its U.S. debut just two years ago. But with the Oct. 26 release of its sophomore set for Lava Records,…

  10. Astronaut

    October 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It has been 21 years since Duran Duran's original lineup recorded an album together, though the band has carried on in various incarnations, with Simon LeBon and Nick Rhodes the only constants. It has been 21 years since Duran Duran's original lineup recorded an album together,…

  11. VFC Artists Fund Renewable Energy Projects

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Beyond the political messages they carried, the artists who took part in the multi-state Vote for Change tour are looking to leave a lasting impression on the swing states they visited. Beyond the political messages they carried, the artists who took part in the multi-state Vote for Change…

  12. New Covers Disc Completes Ozzy Box

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A 10-track disc of cover songs will be the gem inside Epic's four-disc Ozzy Osbourne box set, "Bible of Ozz." A 10-track disc of cover songs will be the gem inside Epic's four-disc Ozzy Osbourne box set, "Bible of Ozz." Due Feb. 8, the 52-track collection will…

  13. Shortlist Confirms Performers, Compilation

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The acts are among the 10 finalists for the prize, which also include Franz Ferdinand, the Killers, Ghostface Killah, Loretta Lynn, the Streets and Wilco. Air, TV On The Radio, Dizzee Rascal and Nellie McKay are confirmed to perform at the 2004 Shortlist Prize awards ceremony, to be held Nov.…

  14. Guerilla City

    October 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans of 2Pac, the Notorious B.I.G. and Ice-T can savor a fresh aural rendition of that old-school flavor with Guerilla Black's debut album, "Guerilla City." Fans of 2Pac, the Notorious B.I.G. and Ice-T can savor a fresh aural rendition of that old-school flavor with Guerilla…

  15. U2 Makes 'Bomb' A Collectible

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In addition to the regular audio CD, the set will boast a DVD with footage of U2 in the studio plus four as-yet-unnamed acoustic songs. U2's upcoming album, " How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb ," will be available as a special collector's edition when it is released Nov. 23…

  16. Ronald Isley Indicted For Tax Evasion

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ronald Isley, lead singer of the legendary R&B act the Isley Brothers, has been indicted on tax evasion charges, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Ronald Isley, lead singer of the legendary R&B act the Isley Brothers, has been indicted on tax evasion charges, according…

  17. Vote For Change Tour Wraps In D.C.

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Vote for Change tour wrapped last night (Oct. 11) with a star-studded finale at Washington, D.C.'s MCI Center. To close the show, more than a dozen major acts teamed for covers of the Nick Lowe-wr The Vote for Change tour wrapped last night (Oct. 11) with a star-studded finale at…

  18. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Oct. 11-17)

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Oct. 11-17, 2004). VOTE FOR CHANGE: The week kicks off with a bang as the all-star finale of the Vote for Change tour will be broadcast live from Washington, D.C. on the Sundance Channel. The event will feature Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M.,…

  19. Wedren Dances Again With Baby

    October 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As the vocalist/guitarist for late, great rock act Shudder To Think, Craig Wedren gave life to some of the most original, bizarre and inspiring post-punk music of the 1990s. As the vocalist/guitarist for late, great rock act Shudder To Think, Craig Wedren gave life to some of the most…

  20. Incubus Singer Arrested At N.Y. Airport

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Incubus singer Brandon Boyd was arrested Wednesday for a carrying a switchblade in his bag while trying to board a plane on his way to a concert in North Carolina. Incubus singer Brandon Boyd was arrested Wednesday for a carrying a switchblade in his bag while trying to board a plane on his…

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