1. The 'American' Way: Green Day Debuts At No. 1

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Green Day scores its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week with its first album in four years, "American Idiot." It's also the biggest opening sales week ever for the pop/punk act, as its fifth s Green Day scores its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week with its…

  2. 'WomenRock!' Celebrates Lifetime, Cancer Awareness

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blondie, Kelly Clarkson and En Vogue are among the artists who will perform tonight (Sept. 28) for an invited audience at the fifth annual WomenRock! Concert at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. Blondie, Kelly Clarkson and En Vogue are among the artists who will perform tonight (Sept. 28)…

  3. Lynn Takes Two Americana Awards

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Loretta Lynn earned two trophies Friday at the third annual Americana Honors & Awards in Nashville. The veteran country performer was named artist of the year, while her acclaimed Jack White-produ Loretta Lynn earned two trophies Friday at the third annual Americana Honors & Awards in…

  4. Hot Product

    September 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Travis Morrison A New Plan Former Dismemberment Plan frontman Travis Morrison unveils his solo debut, "Travistan," this week via Barsuk Records. The set was co-produced by Death Cab For Cutie guitarist Chris Walla and veteran Washington, D.C., engineer Don Zientara. Guests include…

  5. So Jealous

    September 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's hard to sound as sweet as Tegan & Sara and not come across as precious. But somehow this duo does it, and the result is fantastic. It's hard to sound as sweet as Tegan & Sara and not come across as precious. But somehow this duo does it, and the result is fantastic.…

  6. Jackson Defense Denies Photos Reports

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's defense attorney said in a court-approved statement yesterday (Sept. 21) that news reports about photographs reportedly seized from the singer's home are false and that the prosecuti Michael Jackson's defense attorney said in a court-approved statement…

  7. R.E.M. Previewing Album On MySpace

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This represents the first such initiative involving a social networking portal. R.E.M has partnered with MySpace.com to preview its new Warner Bros. album, " Around the Sun ," beginning today (Sept. 21). This represents the first such initiative involving a social networking portal.…

  8. Rich Robinson Hits The Road

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson has just kicked off a fall North American tour in support of his self-released... Former Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson has just kicked off a fall North American tour in support of his self-released debut solo album , "Paper." The…

  9. Prydz Hits U.K. No. 1 With Winwood Sample

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Swedish-born DJ Eric Prydz has the new No. 1 single on the U.K. chart with the club crossover "Call on Me" (Data/Ministry of Sound). Swedish-born DJ Eric Prydz has the new No. 1 single on the U.K. chart with the club crossover "Call on Me" (Data/Ministry of Sound), which…

  10. 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…

  11. B-52's Redo Beatles For Buick, Eye New CD

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The B-52's have recorded a cover of the Beatles' "Paperback Writer" for a Buick TV commercial that begins airing Sept. 19 in the United States. The B-52's have recorded a cover of the Beatles' "Paperback Writer" for a Buick TV commercial that begins…

  12. Billboard Bits: Celine, Madonna, ATP & More

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Celine Dion, Madonna, N. Miss. Allstars, All Tomorrow's Parties New York adult contemporary station WLTW (Lite FM) has scored Celine Dion as the headliner for its upcoming One Night at Lite concert. It is the singer's only scheduled U.S. performance outside of her current…

  13. Ackerman Sets The Musical Record Straight

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Although Windham Hill Records founder William Ackerman is consistently labeled as the father of new age music thanks to his stewardship of artists like George Winston, Alex DeGrassi and Liz Story, his Although Windham Hill Records founder William Ackerman is consistently labeled as the father…

  14. Nelly, Libertines Take Over U.K. Charts

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT There are new bestsellers on both of the U.K.'s main sales charts, after Nelly's "My Place"/"Flap Your Wings" single (Universal) and the Libertines' eponymous Rough Trade album debuted at No. 1 yester There are new bestsellers on both of the U.K.'s main…

  15. Issak Gets Into A Holiday Mood

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chris Isaak is tossing his Santa hat into the ring with his first seasonal album, "Chris Isaak Christmas." Chris Isaak is tossing his Santa hat into the ring with his first seasonal album, "Chris Isaak Christmas." Due Oct. 12 via Wicked Game Records/Reprise, the crooner&…

  16. 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…

  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. 2004 MTV Video Music Awards Winners

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Awards winners Here are the winners for the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, presented Aug. 29 in Miami. Best group video: "It's My Life," No Doubt. Best male video: "Yeah!," Usher. Best video of the year: "Hey Ya!," OutKast. BEst female…

  19. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Aug. 30-Sept. 5)

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2004) Well, the Olympics are over... Watching the closing ceremonies and the MTV Video Music Awards was a challenge, but I was up for it. I have to say, I'm going to miss being able to turn…

  20. 36TunesOnTV

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 30 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artist: Kris Kristofferson announces 2004 CMA Awards nominees (also scheduled: Maggie Gyllenhaal). "CMT Insider: CMA Special Edition,…

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