1. New Wind-Up Imprint Launches With 'Passion'

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Wind-up Records will launch a new imprint with the Aug. 31 release of "The Passion of the Christ: Songs," an album of original tunes from artists inspired by the movie. Wind-up Records will launch a new imprint with the Aug. 31 release of "The Passion of the Christ: Songs,"…

  2. Norah's 'Home' Gets New Additions

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Norah Jones' sophomore Blue Note album "Feels Like Home" will be re-released as a double-disc package Sept. 21. Norah Jones' sophomore Blue Note album "Feels Like Home" will be re-released as a double-disc package Sept. 21. Three previously unreleased songs will…

  3. Lynne To Play Cash's Mother

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shelby Lynne has joined the cast of the Johnny Cash biopic, "Walk the Line." Shelby Lynne has joined the cast of the Johnny Cash biopic, "Walk the Line." The singer/songwriter will portray the late country music icon's mother, Carrie Cash, in the Fox Searchlight film,…

  4. Billboard Bits: Chris Rock, Ben Folds, Badly Drawn Boy

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Chris Rock, Ben Folds, Badly Drawn Boy Comedian Chris Rock will release a new album, "Never Scared," Aug. 31 via Geffen. The set culls material from his HBO special of the same name in addition to a handful of music parodies and new comedy sketches. The first single, "…

  5. Hot Product

    August 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Princess Diaries 2" ’Royal’ Flush New tracks from Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Lindsay Lohan and guitarist Adam Levy featuring Norah Jones can be found on Disney's soundtrack to "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement." The album is due Tuesday; the film, once…

  6. Billboard Bits: Albarn, Adams, 'Rock Through Time'

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Damon Albarn, Bryan Adams, 'Rock Through Time' Blur lead singer Damon Albarn has two side projects in development. A second album from his "cartoon band" Gorillaz is due this fall on Parlophone/EMI. But for now Albarn is in Lagos, Nigeria, recording an album with…

  7. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity relating to Usher, Juvenile, Van Halen, the Jacksons and Reba McEntire. FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER: Between 1955 and 2003, no song with a title that began with the word "Slow" had ever made it to No. 1 on the Billboard pop singles chart. Then,…

  8. Simpson's 'Autobiography' Soars To No. 1

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ashlee Simpson may have followed in the footsteps of her singer/reality show star sister Jessica, but she's the first in the family to notch a No. 1 album. The actor-turned-singer's Geffen debut," Aut Ashlee Simpson may have followed in the footsteps of her singer/reality show…

  9. New Jackson Album Promises 'Good Things'

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alan Jackson keeps things simple on his upcoming studio album, which he aptly titled "What I Do." Alan Jackson keeps things simple on his upcoming studio album, which he aptly titled "What I Do." Due Sept. 7 via Arista Nashville, the set is led by the single "Too Much…

  10. Springsteen, Dylan, Pixies Salute Zevon

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Live recordings by Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan, as well as newly recorded cuts by Jackson Browne, the Pixies and Ry Cooder will be featured on an upcoming tribute to the late Warren Zevon. Live recordings by Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan, as well as newly recorded cuts by Jackson Browne…

  11. Billboard Bits: Romantics, Ryan Adams, Senses Fail

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on the Romantics, Ryan Adams, Senses Fail Romantics member Coz Canler is seeking the return of a vintage guitar stolen yesterday (July 20) in West Hollywood, Calif. The 1964 Fender Stratocaster was stolen off the street on Norton Avenue near Crescent Heights and Santa Monica while the…

  12. Buffett Notches First No. 1 Album

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett proves he isn't "wasting away" anywhere as he tops The Billboard 200 for the first time a career that has spanned more than three decades. The laid-back singer/songwriter's latest effort Jimmy Buffett proves he isn't "wasting away" anywhere as…

  13. Hot Product

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Van Halen 'Both' Sides Now Van Halen recorded three new songs for inclusion on "The Very Best of Van Halen," due this week via Warner Bros. The cuts "It's About Time," "Up for Breakfast" and "Learning To See" feature vocalist Sammy Hagar,…

  14. The Heat

    July 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jesse Malin's second solo release finds the former D Generation frontman reflecting on the myriad acquaintances and experiences of life as a touring rock'n'roll musician. Jesse Malin's second solo release finds the former D Generation frontman reflecting on the myriad…

  15. 1.22.03.Acoustic

    July 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It appears that "it" band Maroon5 can do no wrong. It appears that "it" band Maroon5 can do no wrong. Right now, with two hit singles under its belt ("Harder to Breathe," "This Love"), the Los Angeles-based quintet is making noise with new single "…

  16. 'Danger': Mos Def Returns In September

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Mos Def will release his long-in-the-works sophomore solo album, "The New Danger," Sept. 28 via Geffen. Rapper Mos Def will release his long-in-the-works sophomore solo album, "The New Danger," Sept. 28 via Geffen. The 18-track set will feature the tracks "…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses premiums, the birth of rock'n'roll, Elvis Presley, Syreeta, Barbra Streisand, the Coors and more with readers. IT'S A GUIDE THING Hi Fred, I just bought the newest TV Guide. It features Elvis Presley on the cover along with a "never before released…

  18. Music Fuels New Year's Eve Celebrations

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST While the winter holidays often signal a break from live performance and touring for many music acts, the festivities surrounding New Year's Eve tend to drag others off of the couch and onto the stage While the winter holidays often signal a break from live performance and touring for…

  19. Hong Kong Diva Anita Mui Dies

    December 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Canto-pop diva and actress Anita Mui, whose melancholic voice captivated the Chinese-speaking world, died early today (Dec. 30) after a battle with cervical cancer. Canto-pop diva and actress Anita Mui, whose melancholic voice captivated the Chinese-speaking world, died early today (Dec. 30)…

  20. 01TunesOnTV

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 29-Jan. 4, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 29 "Dave Koz ? Saxophonic," BET Jazz Featured Artist: Dave Koz. "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: The Bangles (also scheduled: Kevin Bacon, Jerry…

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